Sweet Treats


My 4 year old made these yummy cupcakes all by himself!  Granted they are out of a box, but I see Cupcake Wars in his future!  (I love that show!)  He did a great job and it has put me in the mood for a week of sweet treats!  I highly recommend the Pillsbury Easy Frost.  It is definitely perfect for little chefs to have some mess free fun.  Happy Monday!


Today Tomorrow Forever Hope

It is great to be able to wear a tshirt and jeans to work, especially when you are supporting breast cancer research.  The teachers at my school are promoting breast cancer awareness by wearing these cute shirts for the month of October.  Take a look below at some other ways to support breast cancer research.  You can support a great cause in style!  Happy Monday!

Organic Pink Pony Tote, $135

Betsey Johnson Carryall, $75

Lace Up For The Cure Running Shoes, $100-(Official shoe of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure)
Pink Ribbon Workouts from New Balance and Exercise TV

jomalone Red Rose Bath Oil, $60

Laura Su Pink Ribbon Art, $70 set of 3


The Will To Win

Secretariat raced to win the Triple Crown and now will race into theaters on October 8th! 

I had the opportunity to attend an early screening of this movie last night.  It was a wonderful movie with a beautiful message. 

Based on the true story of the 1973 Triple Crown Winner, a horse named Big Red became the winner of the coveted Triple Crown in 25 years.  Raced under the name of Secretariat by his owner Penny Chenery, he not only won all three races, but still has the title as one of the greatest horses to have ever lived. 

The will to win that is evident in both this amazing horse and his owner, reminds you that with a little perseverance and a will to win, you can do anything.  If you love heartwarming stories, you will love this movie.  If you get a chance to see it, let me know what you think!

Check out the Official Movie Trailer and to see the actual footage from the threes races in 1973 check out


A Fall Filled Weekend

Happy Weekend and Happy Fall!  We will be spending the weekend decorating for the fall season.  My husband teases me every year because I always start decorating for Halloween before October.  Our neighborhood is very competitive.  There is always a little competition to see who will get their decorations out first.  This year, I have managed to wait at least until after the first day of fall, but I already have my decorations out, sorted, and ready to go.  I want to try some new looks this year.  Here are some options I love from Martha Stewart, Country Living Magazine, and I must purchase a few items pictured below from Pottery Barn.  So Cute!  I hope this year we can actually incorporate a fall gathering just for the grown ups-after the trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples, cupcake decorating, and Halloween games with the little ones of course!
photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

photo via marthastewart.com

Sophisticated yet not minimal, these simple black and white decorations can make for an elegant adult soiree.

A simple chocolate cake gets added snack appeal from bat-shaped sugar cookies.  (See Recipe here!)

 These are so cute and made with a rubber stamp.  (See here for ordering info.)

I love these whimsical broomstick placecards.  See Country Living for how to information.

Etched Tombstone Glasses, Pottery Barn, $24.00 Set of 4

Shot Glass Set, Pottery Barn $29.00

Spiderweb Chandelier Shade, Pottery Barn $39.00 Set of 3

Bat Bottle Stopper, Pottery barn $12.00

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