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!
 

October 7, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park // Aspen Viewing


I was raised in Texas, in a very small town. I rarely ventured out of this small town, rare occasions maybe once a year. It was just too long of a drive to try and enjoy any kind of other city life. Then I move here to Denver Colorado eight years ago. My whole life changed, in more then one way. One of the many things I seriously love about Colorado is the fall time. In Texas, leaves never changed colors, because 90% of the leaves were Pine trees. Here in "Colorful Colorado" seeing Fall time for the first time literally took my breathe away and still years later its enough to bring tears to my eyes.

It is just beautiful here, bursting with Oranges, Yellows, Reds, Purples. So many colors to see and one of the best things I had always heard to see was the Aspen trees changing colors in the mountains. I had never viewed them, specifically taken a trip to enjoy them. Till this year. Caleb and I packed up and traveled to the mountains to view the changing colors of the Aspen trees. We drove to The Rocky Mountain National Park and headed to the great divide. We finally got too see the Aspen and it was a amazing experience and will be doing it again next year.