Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

It’s football Sunday, and we have my sister-in-law and her husband in town for the weekend! Meaning, Peyton is entertained. Meaning, time to experiment in the kitchen.

In lieu of the cold, rainy weather today, I decided to attempt pumpkin spice no bake cookies. Pumpkin spice anything is just amazing, isn’t it? Screen Shot 2014-09-21 at 4.32.04 PMIngredients:

1.5 Cups White Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

3/4 stick of butter

2/3 cup of milk (I used vanilla almond milk)

1 box of vanilla instant pudding mix (the 3.4 oz size)

1 TBSP Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

3.5 Cups of Quick Oats

1 TSP Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

1 TSP vanilla extract

What you do:

Mix the sugars, milk, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Boil hard for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Mix the TBSP of pumpkin spice seasoning and vanilla pudding mix together, and add to saucepan. Stir well until mixed completely.

Add additional pumpkin spice seasoning, vanilla extract, and oats and stir well, until all the oats are coated. It helps to add the oats little by little (this is way easier on your arms!)

Spoon the mix onto wax paper or parchment paper, and let them harden. Then, enjoy!

I made these bad boys an hour ago, and they’re more than half gone already – this will be a repeat treat this fall! Tell me, what’s your favorite pumpkin-flavored dessert??

Fall Photo Inspiration

We have our newborn session booked already, but my mind is focused on fall family photos. We live in a very wooded neighborhood, and I cannot wait to get out in the backyard and take some fun shots with the red and orange leaves behind us. I’ve been racking my brain for some good outfit ideas, and this morning, I found THE CUTEST things for Peyton, and am basing the shoot around it. Here is my inspiration board:

Peyton's Look for Fall Photos

Boots, Dress, Leggings, Jacket

I am thinking black denim for me with a chambray top, and some killer brown boots. Currently obsessing over these. Then, a chambray dress for Lo, and I am now on the hunt for a gold cardigan for her – know where I can find a cute one?? Dave will  be on his own, but I think I’m going to make him wear jeans in a similar wash to my shirt! I am SO excited for fall, guys. The colors, the holidays, the food, the football! Not to mention, we will be a family of four (hopefully any day now!!)

TGIF, guys!!

Birthday Roundup

I mentioned this past weekend was my birthday (insert cake emoji here), and like most parties, I like to go all out. Peyton and I started the weekend off Saturday morning with making a neapolitan layer cake (mix here). The inside of the cake looked like a Pinterist #nailedit photo, but the outside looked cute, it tasted great, and Peyton had so much fun helping!

10626462_10102093803797425_5203953919666523426_nAnd it looked even cuter on my Oh Joy! For Target cake stand. And how cute are these candles?1458679_10102094825529865_4825569712047982772_nWe had some friends over Saturday night, who share September birthdays, which turned into Peyton and their daughter running laps around the couch, getting glitter glue literally everywhere, eating cake and pizza, and having an overall fantastic time.

10665630_1473548216239792_113290960_nHusband also won the Husband of The Year Award with this adorable bouquet and about 20 pounds worth of candy. YOLO. (Peyton promptly stole my balloon, and it is currently living in her closet. Oh, toddlers.)

10632167_278328399033322_2076601509_nIf you follow me on instagram (@peytons_closet), then you already saw this post. yay shoes! I cannot wait to get this baby out of me, so I can wear these shoes without swelling up!!

And the best way to celebrate birthdays? Morning coffee with a good friend and Peyton downtown, I love this snap she took of us:10660097_736349772771_8874661512689255109_n

Peyton was super excited for her “coffee” [hot chocolate]. Also: obsessing over H&M right now. Get my cardigan, tank, and jeans.

Thanks for catching up with me!

Full Term in Florals

37 weeks came and went, and waking up at 38 weeks is such a bummer. These last few weeks are as long as the entire first trimester, I swear. The nursery is done, by bags are packed, literally everything is ready – just waiting on Miss Lo to make her appearance! In the meantime, what better way to occupy myself than wearing cute clothes, and going to meetings, in hopes of jinxing myself into labor (but really.)

photo 2I was getting SO sick of maxi skirts and dresses (although, they were lifesavers this whole summer), that this unseasonably cold weather we are having is amazing for me. I broke down and bought my first ever maternity pants — OMG. I’ve been missing out. I might keep them and wear them on Thanksgiving. Joking. Maybe.

photo 3 photo 2 photo 4“38 weeks, baby is the size of a Philiip Lim Pashili” How’s that for a chalkboard?? Haha, but speaking of, there is our (very fall themed) chalkboard for the week:

10698558_10102096360339095_1571854197664237091_nWearing an amazing Gap Maternity shirt

Downtown, wearing:

Blazer: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Top: Express | Jeans: H&M Maternity | Boots: Chinese Laundry (old, similar here) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Necklace: Charming Charlie

I also celebrated by 26th birthday this weekend! Yay! And shattered my iPhone! Boo!

Thank you all for reading!!

Lo’s Nursery Tour

Nesting this pregnancy was on another level for me. Between moving and re-decorating, I managed to still find time to go nuts over the baby’s room, and am so excited to share some photos with you! I am still waiting on a few custom pieces to arrive (hopefully soon!!), and will update as they do.


Blocks, crown, baby wraps, 4Moms Rocker, diaper pail

Crib, changing table, star pillow, white blanket, wall decalsBxRLgBtCcAA60uN

I made the purple canvas, and am so happy with how it looks hanging in her room! I love adding personal touches to interior design! The fur rug was a random buy at Costco of all places!10622725_10154542199365357_8008740494529743369_nZinc Letters, chairBxRLhXJCQAAh4cyNight light, star swaddle, blankets here, here, and here, tissue box cover, lamp, rainbow

We wanted to keep her room modern and super simple, using cool tones like white and grey, then adding girly touches with the purple hues! I couldn’t be happier, and cannot wait to get this baby into her room!!  

Welcome, Fall

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of Fall, and around here, Mother Nature definitely got that memo. We have had cool (60 degree) weather and TONS of rain. Translation: time for hot chai lattes and fall decor to start creeping into the house.

10684052_555060524620749_1513406946_nLittle by little, I’m transitioning the house from pops of turquoise to more yellow, gold, and green tones, which scream “FALL” to me!

Place mats (from target, not online, similar here), Pitcher, Leaves

I am crushing on gold accents, and Target did not disappoint on our weekly daily visit. Next on my wish list are these gold pumpkins, killer gold flatware, and this stool (once I figure out where it would go!)

With the weather being cool, what better way to enjoy being outside than a nice walk downtown with a hot latte… and giant chess!

10683799_690807621016088_1212837303_nWearing bracelets by Katie Dean Jewelry, found here, here, and here.

As always, thanks for reading!