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Apple Cider Sangria

This Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect cocktail for this weird transitional season we’re having right now. Yes, it’s October, but it’s 80 degrees right now. Not exactly sipping-hot-cider weather, is it? Don’t worry, I got you. With this Apple Cider Sangria, you can enjoy the flavors of fall, in a cool and refreshing fall drink. The combination of the apple pie spirits and the amaretto is so good. Add fresh apple cider and a little sparkle from the ginger […]

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Apple Cider Martinis

You guys, if you’re looking for a delicious, yet easy fall cocktail… this is it! It’s so simple, yet has all the elements to make you forget that fall really just means winter is on its way. πŸ˜’ Okay, okay…let’s enjoy it while we can, right? We won’t focus on the fact that it’s already turned markedly colder this week, the leaves are falling, it’s getting dark way too early, and soon the snow will be flying…. Darn, I did […]

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Farmhouse Apple Fritter Bread with Cider Glaze

I love apple season. There are so many delicious varieties of apples. Honeycrisp are my all-time favorite, but I love trying different varieties, too. Last year, we went to a local apple orchard, and picked several varieties that were new to me. We came home with a ton of apples, which got me busy thinking of ways to use them. This Farmhouse Apple Fritter Bread with Cider Glaze was an idea that came to me last year after our trip […]

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Caramel Apple Bars

Oh hello. Are you still here? I figured after seeing this picture, you’d already be rushing off to your kitchen to make these delicious Caramel Apple Bars. πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, all kidding aside, they really are worth your time to make. With the buttery shortbread crust, the juicy apple filling, and the cinnamon-y streusel topping….. oh my word. Drizzle some rich caramel over the top, and these Caramel Apple Bars hit all the right notes for fall. What You’ll Need […]

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Early Fall Apple Themed Tiered Tray

It’s feeling like fall in Iowa this week, friends. I’m not talking about lovely crisp autum days with sunshine and gently falling leaves and all. No. I’m talking about literally overnight going from 90s and sunny, to 40s/50s, dark, windy, and rainy for going on 5 days straight now. Rude. It did get me thinking about my fall decor, though. I’m not quite ready to get all my pumpkins out just yet, though, so instead I decided to go with […]

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Pineapple Basil Vodka Smash Cocktail

Our cocktail game has been strong lately. 🀣 It’s finally been sunny and warm, there are so many fresh fruits in season right now, and my herb garden is mega-producing. All of these factors are the building blocks for mixing up some delicious, fruity, adult beverages at home! 🍹 Yesterday was spent working over at my parents’ house, sorting through their belongings and deciding what to keep and what to sell. It was exhausting–both physically and emotionally. When I came […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about mother’s day gift ideas. Today, I’m sharing several of my favorite ideas for Mom from Amazon, Etsy, Target and more, to give you plenty of time to make sure your delivieries arrive before May 9th! πŸ’• 1. Vionic Plush Slippers Vionic shoes (and slippers!) are the perfect combination of cute and comfortable! If you want to treat mom to cozy slippers with support for tired and […]

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Super Easy Recipes for the Big Game

It’s Super Bowl weekend, and this year above all others, we need some super easy recipes for the big game! In our current state of reality, ain’t none of us got time for complicated recipes with a lot of steps or ingredients. I don’t know about you, but lately, I’m looking for all things easy. Today, I’ve got you covered with several super easy recipes for appetizers, snacks and cocktails that come together quickly, so you can spend more time […]

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Decorating for Valentine’s Day with Vintage Dishes

My sweet mother-in-law recently gifted me several pieces of crystal and vintage glass, and I felt like I had just won the lottery! I brought them home, and decided right away they’d look lovely mixed in with some of my pink depression glass and white milk glass for a Valentine’s disply. πŸ’• You can see how I gave this antique corner cabinet a makeover HERE. I love how perfectly it works for seasonal decorating and displaying my favorite vintage items […]

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Fun Vintage Finds #1

If you know me, you know one of my favorite things to do is prowl around in antique shops, flea markets and thrift shops. Happily, my husband enjoys it too, so it’s become a fun hobby that we share. πŸ’• I’ve shared many of my favorite vintage finds in past blog posts. Like this one from our trip to the West Bottoms in Kansas City–one of my favorite places to hunt on First Friday Weekends. Or this one where we […]

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