This is one of my favorite fall outfits, perfect for work, but the pants are special enough to wear out. They fit quite slim, so I’d suggest going up one size. This blazer is my absolute favorite, it fits perfectly, it comes in a range of colors, and it is quite inexpensive.
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I’m going to preface this by saying, this is not an advertisement for Chatbooks, nor am I getting paid by them, ha! I just had to share one of my favorite things from the past month. My sister started getting these several months ago, and after looking at all of her books, I was hooked. It’s going to take us forever to get caught up with my instagrams, but the boys were so excited when these came in the mail, it’s going to be such a fun surprise every month when they arrive.
It was also a great way to put all of our photos together from our recent Disney trip! It’s awesome to have actual photo books to look at, and the boys’ enjoyment over these shows me that our world has not gone completely digital. Love them!
I can’t really explain the scope of how awesome this dish is because you have to have amazing brisket in order for it to really soar. However, if you have amazing leftover brisket, prepare yourself. This is going to be good!
1/2 box of small pasta shells cooked according to package directions
1 tbs butter
1 1/2 tbs flour
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 to 2 cups mix of gruyere and sharp white cheddar, grated
1/2 cup cooked peas
2 cups leftover brisket trimmings, heated
fresh parmesan to grate on top
Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat, then whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in milk and let cook 3-4 minutes until it begins to thicken. Then stir in grated cheese. Pour cheese mixture over shells and the top to your liking with peas, brisket, and grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy this, cause it’s awesome.
This weekend we picked out a new Christmas tree, since ours was nine years old and the lights didn’t work in the middle…
After much deliberation we finally decided on the perfect one:
No, not that one…it was almost ten feet tall.
Then we headed to meet up with my sister, Mom, niece, and nephews to purchase items for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child:
It was a little crazy with five kids, but we managed to get everything:
Then on Saturday I took A to march with the Cub Scouts in our local Veterans Day Parade:
Afterwards we ran by Starbucks:
And then headed to a birthday party:
On Sunday we took a lazy day, since J hasn’t quite gotten over his nighttime cough he’s been dealing with for a week:
And got ready for the up coming week! Happy Monday!
What are you up to this weekend? We are shopping for shoe box items, getting our SUV serviced, going to a birthday party, and finishing up a rain forest diorama. We may do a walk through of our local galaxy of lights and purchase a new Christmas tree, since ours has a lack of working lights in the middle. Here are some of my favorites of the week!
1. My hair straightening method of the week.
2. The pink coat I ordered this week.
3. Open airy workspaces.
4. Ideas to update our master bedroom.
5. The best houseplants to purify your home’s air.
6. Learning to chill out during the holidays.
7. Soup on my list for next week’s dinner.
8. The book I added to my reading list after it was suggested when I was buying Orphan Train to read.
9. The cutest paper fox.
10. J would be obsessed with this polar bear Bluetooth speaker.
11. Mini turkey decorations.
12. On why your career should not be your identity.
I honestly went into this meal not knowing if the boys would like it, but how can you go wrong with cheeseburger pizza? I kept it simple with refrigerated pizza dough, and minimal toppings.
Refrigerated pizza dough crust
1lb ground beef
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp each dried oregano, Italian seasoning, basil, parsley
1 8 oz block grated cheddar cheese
1 tomato, diced
Preheat oven for crust according to package directions. In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium heat and drain fat. Add in tomato sauce and seasonings to ground beef. Cook crust in oven according to package directions. Top crust with ground beef mixture, tomatoes, and cheese then place back in oven and bake until cheese is bubbly and brown (about 5 minutes). Let sit for five minutes before slicing.
To be honest I was unsure how this dinner was going to go. Five princesses, three boys, and on the last night of our trip. However, despite A’s face above, the boys loved it. Let me preface, as other reviews have stated, this meal is really all about the princess experience. Our dinner meal was fine, but both B and I agreed that the appetizer buffet and desserts were the highlight. The appetizer buffet was mainly crudités, cheeses (the smoked Norwegian goat cheese was so good we are trying to find it at home), and rolls and honestly I could’ve just eaten that.
As for the desserts (my picture was blurry because the lighting was low):
They were very good, but my very favorite was the little apple brown butter cake in the middle. It was so good!
Other highlights besides food were the princess meetings:
And the Royal processional that all the girls seemed to know what it was about, but my boys were quite confused:
Overall, I was glad that we decided to go! I don’t know if we’d go there again because princesses aren’t high on the boys’ lists of characters to meet, but it was definitely worth it to at least experience it once.
1. On my list for Nordstrom’s 40% off.
2. How to tie a winter scarf.
3. The butter cookies I’m making with the boys.
4. A little bit of 90s with a modern twist.
5. Cracklin’ chicken on our list for Monday dinner.
6. Adding to my winter reading list.
7. Cozy book filled room.
8. I’ve got Christmas decorating on my mind!
J wrapped up a great season of soccer this past week. He’s a champ player! He is always ready to go for games, wants to play the entire game, and is already looking forward to next season.