Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Favorites:: Fall Edition!

Autumn Fun!

I don't know about yall, but my absolute favorite season is Fall! Big, oversized sweaters, knee high socks, ankle boots, scarves, and the best weather! Here are some of my fall favorites!
Favorite Fall Pumpkins:: Fashion meets food. Here's a few of my fav creative pumpkins!

 Favorite Fall Quote:: Smart man, Fitzgerald

 Favorite Fall DIY Decor:: How cute are these ombre pieces??!

Favorite Fall Sweet Gift:: Need to say thanks? Or just in a giving mood? Why not make this fun fall caramel apple DIY kit!

Favorite Fall Mantle Decor:: I am just in love with bunting, and fall calls for burlap buntings!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

What's to Eat?? Taco Seasoning

How to make your own Taco Seasoning Mix

Why make your own taco seasoning mix you may ask? I personally think adding a few more minutes of your time to create something of your own, especially since you can see what goes into it, always means more and is always that much better.  My fail proof black beans recipe  and also black bean burger recipe requires for a taco seasoning mixed into the beans.  Taco seasoning is a blend of different seasonings certain to turn ordinary food into a fiesta of flavor.  Perfect for anything Mexican or even for a nice flavorful taste!

What you will need::
  • 1 and 3/4 cups, 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup, 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup, 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup, 2 tablespoons sea salt(or regular salt)
  • 1/2 cup, 2 tablespoons black pepper
Get a large bowl and mix these ingredients really well.
It really is as simple as that.  This will make for a large mix of taco seasoning and can be stored for months in our pantry until needed!
Try it out with the recipes linked above! How do you like it over store bought seasoning?
Check back tomorrow for some fall favorites!
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mani Monday! Pinks and Whites

Vintage Mani

Happy happy Monday everyone! Over in Maryland, the weather feels absolutely perfect! Might grab a book and head over to a park to enjoy this weather outside and take a break and just relax  on this gorgeous Monday afternoon! Remember, life's what you make it and even thought it took alot out of us to get up on a Monday morning, you can always turn it around into a fabulous day :)
Today's mani is inspired by cintage feels, flirty pinks, and soft hues.  It is a pretty simple mani DIY as you can see it by following the steps below.  

Have a great day! Check back later this week for a recipe!
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