October 23, 2014

Trunk-Or-Treat


{My son is a Ghostbuster this year,  we recently watched all movies and he understands it}

Its been 7 months since we moved to this condo, it was not a easy place to find. Matter of fact, I based most of the move on the school that my son attends. I searched for a very long time to find one of the best schools I could, with awesome ratings and good scoring. I found my sons current school and we moved right down the street. We LOVE his school, the teachers/staff/PTCO are all amazing an the best part is that his school is way involved in getting kids engaged in various school activities. We have done several fun things with them in such a short time, last night was my first ever "Trunk-or-Treat" and that was seriously some fun! I was one out of 30 cars that signed up, we got there 30 minutes early and started decorating my trunk. I have never seen so many kids in one parking lot, it was booming! I ran out of candy within 30 minutes and I had a huge witches pot filled with candies/pencils, witches fingers, eyeballs, spider rings etc. Next year I need to triple the loot and going to plan something cool for my car. I was on a time crunch this year.

What is a trunk-or-treat? Its where you open your trunk of your car up and decorate it and hand out candy to kids. Kinda like trick-or-treating, but from your car. Totally fun.
When there's something strange, in your neighborhood....Who ya gonna call?! 

 Caleb & I, My trunk and him and his buddy

I had spooky Halloween music playing too!!

October 22, 2014

Fall Festival at Garden Center



Ever since Caleb was a tot we have been coming to nicksgardencenter for their Fall Festival, it never disappoints and as I always say I love supporting small local businesses. Caleb got a all access wrist band that included a haunted hay ride, bouncy house, train ride and push peddle bikes. He also washed a pumpkin, did bean bag tosses, ring toss and picked out a warty pumpkin and a bity pumpkin. All in all a great fun filled evening










October 20, 2014

Apple Tree Picking



I love my home, I love this state. So many wonderful things to do always at your finger tips, living in a large city {Denver} has so many perks. One of the many things I love is the Fall time here, not only is it breath taking with all the colors and views. It always has tons of amazing fall festivals and fall activities you can enjoy. This year Caleb & I booked a spot months and months ahead of time for a apple orchard a hour away from us, it was such a awesome experience.
It was a first for us both and we will go back next year, something magical about picking your own apples from trees. Was all 100% organic and I have been making tons of desserts with these apples.









October 15, 2014

All things Pinterest, Halloween Edition


Its no surprise that I love pinterest and gain ALOT of information on the site. Its where I have learned so many new DIY tips/tricks and recipes. One of my many boards is a "Halloween" board. I wanted to share some of my favorite pins from this board, enjoy! 

All featured picks can be found on my Halloween board HERE

Do you Pinterest? If so leave your screen name in comments and I will follow!



October 14, 2014

Perfect Guacamole


I was on a hunt for a good guacamole and I found one, it was seriously perfect. Super chunky and delicious. Found this one on a Pinterest search here. We added this to the Mexican quinoa bake I posted a few weeks ago., wonderful combo.

Ingredients
  • Avocado-4
  • Tomato, seeded and diced- ½
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2-3 sprigs
  • Garlic, finely minced- 1 clove, small
  • Lime juice- from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle with some dried chilli for extra heat (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits.
  2. In a medium bowl mash avocados with a fork. I like it a little bit chunky.
  3. Add freshly squeezed lime juice, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro, minced garlic and season with salt and pepper.
 


October 13, 2014

You Pick It // Berry Farm


We go every year to a local you pick it farm, berrypatchfarms. Its part of tradition, every Fall. We went this weekend and for the first time there were no Strawberry picking just raspberries! GASP*
The strawberries are our favorite things to pick, at least there were Raspberries! I love cooking with Organic berries, makes for yummy desserts and this year I cooked a dark chocolate raspberry banana bread









October 9, 2014

Friday Favorites #5 // Its My 34 Birthday!

 
Time flies when your having fun, its my 34th birthday today! I came to a realization within the year, I'm getting older and so is my mind and my body. I am experiencing life differently, more thankful and grateful for everyday things that others may not bat a eye at. Thankful to be alive and part of God's creation, to be part of this beautiful world.

I'm spending today creating a few early morning jewelry pieces then a show and a afternoon dinner at the cheesecake factory with my son. I also want to stop by B&N and pick up a new book that my favorite author J.R. Ward released this week.

Enjoy today's Friday favorites


I adore raw minerals and this one is so delicate and pretty
 
 
I'm already a fan of anything Watercolor, add in a soft Pink touch and I'm sold.
 

I adore this mug, need one!
 
 
Like the bold pattern and feel of this bedding
 
I love the look of this case reminds me of that awesome shower curtain I found a few weeks ago
 
 
This seller has tons of awesome etched cooper earrings, would match great with Blue Jeans
 
 

October 8, 2014

Sterling Silver Textured Earrings // Giveaway

 
Whaaaat ANOTHER giveaway? Yep. Every 7 days till Christmas, isn't that  great?
Everything will be from my Etsy shop yourcharmedlife

Contest is open to USA only
Open for 7 days
Winner will be contacted via email, if no response in 3 days will move to next person
Easy entries via Rafflecopter

Have fun!