Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Favorite Apple Pie Recipe






This is my go-to apple pie recipe. I love making apple pies in the fall. We've gone apple picking a few times, so we've had so many apples at our house. Mostly I make mini pies, but this time I wanted to try something new. You can see the mini pies here.


6-8 cups tart apples (about 6-8 medium sized apples) cut into small pieces
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. margarine or butter

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare crust. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in apples. Put in crust and dot with margarine or butter.

You can buy the crust pre-made or make your own.  This is the recipe I use when I make my own:

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. shortening
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 tbsp. cold water
Cut shortening into flour, sprinkle with water (1 tbsp. at a time)
Gather into ball and roll out.
Makes one crust. For this I made two one for crust one for the top.

Bake for 30-45 minutes. 

Enjoy!

XO,
SJR

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pumpking Picking











Dress similar here and here, Boots similar here, Hat, Sunglasses, Jacket similar here and here

Over the weekend, Zach and I picked out pumpkins. While this wasn't the most practical outfit for carrying pumpkins, I was able to carry a small one we got and made Zach carry the rest (that's what husbands are for, right?). We got the pumpkins from a farm/cider mill right by our house. Last year we went here to get pumpkins for the first time and I loved the truck filled with pumpkins so much I took blog pictures in front of it. This year I had to do the same. I meant to take some of us actually picking the pumpkins, but this is the best we got. Once the hunt was on for the perfect pumpkins, I forgot to take pictures. Our hunt was a success and next up is carving them!
If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you may have seen the pumpkin I decorated at school.  Each classroom at my school is decorating a pumpkin for a contest we are having next week. My classroom is owl themed, so of course we decorated ours as an owl. I think it turned out so cute! I almost want to make my pumpkins at home look like owls too! The rule was no carving, so we pinned on owl features made of felt. Gotta love a good fall craft!
I'm crazy about this crushed velvet dress and would you believe it is from Target and around $30!? The quality is great and the bell sleeve detail is so cute. It would also be so adorable with a plaid top or blanket scarf.
Just two more days and we've made it to the weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

XO,
Sarah


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bell Sleeve Sweater


Happy hump day! This is one of my favorite fall sweaters and it is under $40! It comes in a few different colors, but I think this color is perfect for fall. I love the bell sleeve detail and that it can be worn a little off the shoulder. In my opinion it runs a little big. This is my normal size but it does have a more relaxed fit. These jeans are my new go-tos. They are really flattering and they are less than $70. You can't beat that.
Usually at this time of the year I'm already complaining that it is getting too cold too fast, but this year the warm weather sure as stuck around! I can't wait to wear my sweaters (it has been too hot for most of them). Despite the heat, the trees are turning such beautiful fall colors. There is nothing like fall in Michigan.
Hope you all have a great hump day!

XO,
Sarah



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jean Dresses & Fur Vests












Happy Friday Eve!
When Charlotte came to town last week, we wore these matching jean dresses and fur vests. Charlotte was too excited to get outside to play to put her shoes on first so we went with the barefoot look. She was so unsure about the vest at first. She wanted to take it off right away. Once she had it on for a few minutes she liked it. I couldn't get over how adorable she looked! She definitely wore it better - haha!
We almost made it to Friday! Hope you all had a great week!

XO,
Sarah