Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's Friday!  A fall Friday just does it for me.  Fall + Friday = Happy

As always, I'm linking up with three of my favorite girls (Erika, Narci & Andrea) and sharing my Friday Favorites.  

Here's hopin' you have a great weekend!

A sweet reader named Sharon sent me this mug.  The pumpkin spice life.  Yes.  That's me!  I'm always so honored to do life with you girls get me :).

Churches all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area are joining together for a seven week series called Explore God.  We're three weeks into it and it has been amazing!  If you want to read about it, get some info, browse through...go online and look through the website.  This site is full of great information/videos and more.  I can't recommend this enough!

And for those of you bow head mamas like myself, my cousin (who owns One Stop Bow Shop) has just launched a monthly bow box.  For more details, click here.  What could be better than bows delivered to your door each month?!?!

My Mad about Plaid post was one of my favorites this week!  If you missed can read it here.  I big fat puffy heart love plaid.

To see all of the details, click here.

And this month, when you're looking for an easy Halloween treat, look no further than my foodie blog!

My Wickedly Simple Halloween Treats are all you'll need this October.

 Happy Friday friends!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Life Lately.

I love October's life lately pics :).  

Pumpkins, Oktoberfest, food and fun!  My favorite time of year!!

Here we are celebrating October 1st!  Woohoo!

On Friday, we went to Canton with Erika and Bowen.  Canton is this amazing outdoor flea market type thing in East Texas. It's like too cool for words :).  If you've read my blog for any amount of time, then you know how much I heart Canton.  The food, the stuff, the junk (that has the potential of being turned into a treasure)...I love all of it.  This was Ashby's first trip to Canton.  And just for grins... is 3 week old Kensington at Canton for the first time...

...and 2 week old Smith :).  (Andrew looks less than thrilled to be there!  Ha!)

I had such a good time with this girl!  We sipped coffee as we looked, we ate massive stuffed baked potatoes and pie and shopped.  We had so much fun!

 We were trying to take a selfie with sleeping Bowen (he was passed out in his stroller) when bam!  His eyes opened and he gave me the death stare of "stop bothering me while I sleep".

After Canton, I picked up the big kids at school and we headed to dinner with Andrew.  Mexican food and Friday nights just go together.

We stopped for fro-yo after dinner too :).

On Saturday, we met my parents and grandparents at a pumpkin patch.  For those of you who are local, it's Hall's Pumpkin Farm.  Here go my three into the corn maze.  

Grandmother, mother, daughter.  I'm so blessed to have all three.

Being the Shull man that he is, Smith was drawn to the tractor.  His PawPaw is a the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.


I just love these two!!

So, that was how we spent our Saturday.

After the pumpkin patch, we headed to Oktoberfest and spent our Saturday night there...

This girl had the best time at Oktoberfest!

Three generations :).

The big kids rode everything they could...about a dozen times.

Smith loved the swings...

...and Ashby did too!

Three Shull kids in a train...

...and three Shull kids on a ferris wheel.

Ice cream after dinner!

Ashby loves a push up pop!

And then they slid...


And this is how we Saturday night :).

After church on Sunday, we took the kids to see Hotel Transylvania 2 and we all loved it!

This week, we celebrated our 9 month anniversary with this little pumpkin :).  If you missed that post, you can read it here.

Smith's little baseball team is so cute.  Here they are about to sing the National Anthem.  Smith is second from the end.  These boys are all so sweet!

My Tuesday morning breakfast date.  I'm pretty sure she couldn't be any cuter if she tried ;).

That's life lately!

For dinner tonight, a spooky treat for your Halloween month!  It's my Brunswick Stew...

...and it's such a great (and simple!) supper for your family!  I don't know why but when I think Brunswick Stew, I think October.  You won't believe how simple this recipe is.  Click here to see it.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday: Mad About Plaid

I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy today for her weekly What I Wore Wednesday...and let's face it, after I gathered the pics of what I've been wearing lately, everything had the same theme.  Apparently, I'm...

Yup.  It's borderline embarrassing :).  Every pic I have of me from last week is in PLAID!  Y'all...I might need an intervention.

If you follow me on Pinterest, then you know that I love pinning fall and winter style...

...and among other things...there's a lot of plaid :).

Today my What I Wore Wednesday post is all about plaid shirts (and even a plaid lipstick!)...and then next week, plaid scarves.  

Here are a few things about today's post...

1. There is a lot of plaid in it.
2. Some might think I have plaid issues and should seek some sort of plaid therapy ASAP.
3. Some might be correct in that.
4. Some of this stuff is new from this season and some of it is from past years...thankfully, stores like J Crew and Gap tend to put out the same stuff each season, so even if I bought it last year or the year before, there is the same item back out this year.
5. If you're not a plaid person, I apologize in advance.

 I'm drawn to plaid every fall because it's cozy, it's colorful, it layers well, you can roll the sleeves up, keep them down, wear it with jeans, wear it with a skirt, wear it with solids and even wear it with's plaid and it just works for me in the fall.  Here's what I wore last week...and let's face it, today, I'm wearing plaid too.

I'm going to go ahead and throw gingham into my plaid category.  Gingham/plaid/same effect, no?  J Crew has my favorite gingham shirts! These are cotton (not flannel), so they're light and very easy to layer (keep scrolling to see this shirt layered).  I love the navy gingham, but it comes in several different colors too.  For a size reference, I buy 0 in these shirts (they size from 000 to 16).

This is a Gap boyfriend shirt that is at least two years old.  Some of my favorite shirts to buy at Gap are the boyfriend style button ups.  I've washed and dried this one a million times and it still looks great!  I think they run a titch big, so I always get an XS when I buy one.  They have some really cute colors out right now too...especially for the holiday season!

And if you're mad about flannel...(who doesn't love flannel?!?!)...then my favorite flannel plaid shirts can be found at J Crew. They're just so soft!  Flannel shirt, black pants, leopard pumps...happy, happy, happy!

This plaid is pink and blue :).  I hate to play favorites, but this one might be mine.  It's super soft, fits really well and the color is so pretty in person.  For a size reference, I bought an XS.

I layered another J Crew flannel under my J Crew sweater.  These sweaters are my VERY VERY favorite!  This one right here is several years old.  I have this sweater in like five different colors (bought over the last five years).  I love that this sweater is light because it makes it great for layering underneath...and then when the weather isn't cool, I'll just pair this light sweater with a tank underneath.  These are my J Crew Toothpick jeans that I wear all the time and then I'm smitten with these brown booties.

In the sweaters, I wear a small.  In the flannels, a 0.  The jeans are 26 and the booties are true to size (so an 8 for me).

I wore my flannel later that day without the sweater :).

Hey look!  Same gingham shirt from the first pic and with my green J Crew sweater on top for church :).  Again, this sweater is several years old but thankfully, J Crew keeps making them (in 15 different colors!).

My skirt is super old from Loft but my booties can be found here (they are insanely comfy!).

Do you see my pretty lip color here?  It's called pink plaid :).

After church, I swapped my skirt and booties for jeans and flats and we took the kids to see a movie.  

And while we're on plaid...

This is me from last year in my J Crew plaid vest :).  They have it out again this year in navy and white.  For the love of plaid :).

And since we're on J Crew vests...and's another peek at my favorite fall outfit from last week...with a plaid shirt underneath :).

#5: Fall plaid button ups (in so many great patterns!)

For all of the details on that post, see it here.

Whew!  That's what I wore Wednesday pretty much every day.

On my foodie blog tonight...

If you've never tried pumpkin in a savory dish, then now is the time.  Pumpkin pairs so well with sausage and makes an excellent fall supper :).

Happy Wednesday!

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