Of course I’m prepping with junk food because what’s more GG than that??

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Coffee, coffee and more coffee!!

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Poptarts…duh

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Marshmallows. Alone. On a platter.

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Tater Tots. “They’re organic!”

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Any Gilmore Girls fan knows that this isn’t enough food, so I’ll probably be ordering Chinese and pizza. lol I can’t wait to find out what the last four words of the series is! If you didn’t know, the writer Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted the series to end with four specific words. Because the series ended so unexpectedly when it was on the air, she never got to write them….until now! I am watching all six hours of the movies starting first thing this morning.

Gilmore Girls revival commence!

As Thanksgiving day rolls around again this year, I have SO MUCH to be thankful for – especially when thinking about this past year.


I’m thankful for my husband.

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We were married on September 5th of this past year and I’m speechless when it comes to talking about how lucky I am. God brought this rock of a man into my life and he’s mine forever. It’s almost hard to believe. I’m so excited to share my future with him. I’m also thankful that we got to have the most amazing wedding. We were very fortunate to be able to host such a grand event for our close friends and family.


I’m thankful for my family.

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It’s wild to think that I now have a whole other family! I’m so thankful for all the new people I’m related to who already love me and whom I get to care for as well. They were amazing for flying out to California from Florida just to be there for us. I know a lot of people aren’t that crazy about the relatives they marry into, but I’m proud to say that mine are great!!!

I’m thankful for my friends.

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Sisters count too! I’m very thankful that I have such amazing friends who will do so much for me. I hate asking for too much of anything, but my friends don’t hesitate when it comes to loving me. Unfortunately, a wedding asks a lot of people but I’m always amazed at how selfless some can be for others. I’m so fortunate.

We’re staying here in California for the Thanksgiving holiday instead of going home to our families in Florida. We saw our families quite a bit this past year with the wedding and all. We’ll be spending it with some cousins of Seth’s that live nearby, which is pretty cool because we still have some family all the way out here on the west coast!

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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I just wanted to post some photos from my wedding that showed off some of the details! Love these shots. Can’t wait to share more!
*All photos taken by Nicole Leever

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Growing up my mom made pumpkin bread loaves every single fall. Now, when I make them on my own and it takes me straight home because it’s become one of my comfort foods. I saw this recipe and wasn’t sure now it’d turn out, but the raspberries are such a nice compliment to the pumpkin, and not overpowering like I thought it would be. I also loved how easy this recipe is!

I used this recipe, although I made some modifications to it that I highly recommend!

Modifications: 

  • Buy two 6 oz packs of fresh raspberries or a double pack as you see above
  • Instead of adding all of the ingredients to the bowl and then mixing, leave the raspberries out first and then add after everything has already been mixed. This allows them to stay a bit more in tact in the bread instead of just turning into jam
  • If using a standard loaf pan (I did – approx. 6″x3″), split the batter in half and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. *Always check if your loaf is baked through by sticking a knife or fork through the middle of the loaf to the bottom of the pan and then seeing if any batter is left uncooked.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup (8 tbsp) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin
  • 12 oz. of fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan(s) with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Pour half the mix into the loaf pan(s).
  3. Bake 45 minutes until cooked through and golden on top
  4. This recipe makes 2 loaves (if using approximately to 6″x3″ loaf pans)

Enjoy this yummy fall recipe!

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This autumnal decor from Target!

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Been wearing this daily – ‘Lucky’ by Manna Kadar

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These goodies from Purple Peridot

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I can’t resist Sugar Paper products!

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Our fall inspired coffee table setup

1) Apple/Cider/Pumpkins Wooden Sign | Felt Leaves Harvest Tree |
Gather Placemats – Target in the front section at $3 a piece (similar ‘Gather’ option here)

2) Manna Kadar Lipcolor in ‘Lucky

3) Leopard Foldover Clutch | Marble Rivulet Necklace

4) Blush 2017 Planner | Business Card Holder

5) Birch Coffee Table Tray | Yankee Vibrant Fall Candle (TJMaxx)

As you can tell I’m definitely trying to live out the fall season before Christmas is basically in full roar on November 25th. I’m obsessed with these few fall decor items I picked up at Target! They were such reasonable prices, and it’s all on sale now making it even MORE reasonable.

I’ve started wearing this Manna Kadar lip color to work because it’s such a great fall/winter color. I can definitely see why it’s their best seller.

I’ve always seen Purple Peridot accessories on IG, but I finally purchased some items with their halloween promo code they had going on. Can’t wait to style the clutch and necklace!

Everyone else is ready for Christmas and I’m basically jumping to New Years buying my new planner and all, lol. I just know if I don’t buy it now, this particular planner will be gone! And I just received business cards for Melanie V., so I can’t wait to put them on their new scalloped holder. Lame, I know, but office supplies have always excited me ever since I was little.

I LOVE our new birch tray for the coffee table. I feel like it’s so versatile and trendy. I will be photographing this guy all year round.

Have a lovely weekend!

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