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Fall Inspired Manicures

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It is no secret that I love a perfect manicure.  It is my go-to me time activity! There is nothing better than meeting a friend for an afternoon manicure. Thanks to Pinterest I am constantly finding cute designs and creative ways to paint my nails.  No more boring one solid color for me! Nope, I always have something special.  I love a good accent nail.

Fall Inspired Manicures

Last month I shared some fabulous Halloween inspired manicures but today I am going to share some fall inspired manicures.  These are perfect for the whole fall season, although a couple are great for the upcoming Turkey Day! I tend to favor the pink and red shades when choosing a color; so I loved about creating this list of fall inspired manicures because it allowed me to step outside my comfort zone!

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.40.53 PMThanksgiving Nails from Style Crazy 

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.42.17 PMAutumn Nails from Style Craze

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.35.48 PMArgyle Manicure from Kelsie’s Nail Files

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.36.32 PMFox Manicure from Eeeek Nail Polish

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.47.54 PMAutumn Nails from Ashley is Polish Addicted

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.37.19 PMDiagonally Stripped Nail from Stacey’s Stash

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.42.34 PMCopper Nails from Nailasaurus

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.43.31 PMFall Polka Dot Nails from Divine Caroline

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.44.26 PMAutumn Tribal Nails from Spektor’s Nails

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 6.05.35 PMTurkey Nails from Polish and Pearls

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.46.10 PMAcorn and Leaves from Ashley is Polish Addicted

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 5.49.12 PMThanksgiving Peanut Nails from Amber Did It

What is your go-to nail polish color? Would you step out of your comfort zone and go with one of these fall inspired manicures?

12 Fall Inspired Manicures


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Apple Cider Sangria

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I love a good reason for drinking a festive cocktail.  As soon as I can buy apple cider at the grocery store, I am just as quickly whipping up this tasty apple cider sangria recipe.  Sangria is such a simple cocktail to make and it is always a crowd pleaser!!  This apple cider sangria is perfect for any and all fall gatherings. And I promise it will be loved by all.  The recipe is always easily doubled if you are entertaining a larger crowd!This Apple Cider Sangria has tasty hints of apple, cinnamon, and spice. It is the perfect adult beverage for fall!


Apple Cider Sangria

2 cups apple cider 
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice 
1 orange sliced into rounds
1 bottle Spanish red wine
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup brandy
Orange slices and/or cinnamon sticks for garnish

Mix together apple cider, sugar, cinnamon, and all spice in a medium sized saucepan.
Add slices of orange.
Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and then remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Strain allspice.
Add wine, triple sec, and brandy.
Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
Serve over ice and enjoy a glass, or two!


Do you have a favorite fall cocktail? I’d love to hear!

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Non Scary Movies for Halloween

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I love Halloween. And I love a good movie night. Especially with cooler weather, there is something so perfect about being curled up on the couch, under a blanket, munching on popcorn.  A movie night is perfect way to celebrate Halloween.  However, I  do not love scary movies.

Suspense I can do, but not scary. If we are being honest here, the commercials alone for scary movies leave me with nightmares!!

But I do have a few movies that I love to watch each Halloween season. Today I am going to share my favorite non scary movies for Halloween!

Non Scary Movies for Halloween

The Adams Family

The Adams Family

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble



and last, but certainly not least Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Have you seen any of these perfect non scary movies for Halloween? Do you have any more I should add to my list?

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That’s What She Said #LinkUp – Coco Chanel

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Here is how it works: Each month we will pick a quote, the quotes we choose are women’s words… get it? That’s What She Said.

The linkup will run for 2 weeks.

We will pin and feature our favorites the following month.

You will always know what the next month’s quote is, we will have it posted here and sent to your inbox if you linked up the month before!

What are the rules?

We would like for you to connect with others, please visit the person who linked up before you and go show them some love.

It would be AWESOME if you would share the linkup via your social media. #That’sWhatSheSaidLinkUp

Of course it’s always fun to connect, let’s follow each other along.

Number one rule: have fun and be creative ♡

 Your Hosts

TWSS CrewDean from Mrs.AOK A Work in Progress       Courtney from What’s Up with the Wilhelms           Katy from Chaos And Kiddos


This Month’s Featured Posts:

Mrs. Tee- Love, Life, Laughter and Mommy the Maid
Check out what these amazing bloggers shared after being inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s recipe for beauty!!

Octobers Quote:

Coco Chanel Beauty.

My life is filled with beauty. And messes. And constant love.

My life is filled with beauty.  With laughter, and tears.  From me and my sweet boys. And poopy diapers and spit up. Only from my sweet boys.  

My life is filled with beauty.  Some days I shower.  Some days I have the time (and energy) to actually blow my hair dry.  Some days I simply put on a new, clean set of pajamas. 

My life is filled with beauty.  I make the most delicious, nutritious, lunch for myself in the world.  Other times, I make brownies, just so I can lick the bowl.  True story.

My life is filled with beauty. And laundry. So much laundry.

My life is filled with beauty. And support from my family and friends. 

My life is filled with beauty, as I am exactly who I am suppose to be.

I am Mama.

I am the maker of milk, the washer of bottles.

I am the kisser of 20 tiny toes, 20 amazing fingers.

I am the singer of silly, made up, nonsensical songs.

I am the reader of stories, the teller of tall tales.

I am the constant source of entertainment, knowledge, and love for my two perfect babies.

I am the exactly who I am suppose to be. And my life is filled with beauty because of it.

I may have made the two sweetest boys, but they made me exactly who I am suppose to be. Their Mama…  

Now it’s your turn… what do Coco Chanel’s words mean to you?? Join the fun by linking up with us!  Be sure to visit the blogs below and see how they interpreted this months That’s What She Said!  


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Join us in November!!

Let Victoria Erickson’s words inspire you and join us on the 10th!

That's What She Said November

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10 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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I love going to the pumpkin patch; searching for the perfect pumpkin, dusting off the dirt, bringing it home and then what? I am not very good at carving a pumpkin.  I mean, I can muster two triangle eyes, a triangle nose, and maybe a crooked mouth.  But that’s about it.  

Do you carve your pumpkins?  

If you are carving inept like me, then today is your lucky day!! I am sharing some great no-carve pumpkin ideas with you! They are fun and creative, and just as festive as a traditional pumpkin I promise!

10 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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Edgy Chic Pumpkin – Erika Brechtel


Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.11.10 PMGlitter Monogram Pumpkin – Unoriginal Mom


Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.14.31 PMTricked Out Pumpkins – Hi Sugarplum

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.14.06 PMPumpkin Mummy – Hands On as We Grow

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.12.03 PMColor Blocking Pumpkin – Jamiee Rose

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.17.05 PMDrilling Pumpkins – 17 Apart

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.15.16 PMChevron Pumpkins – My Sweet Savannah

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.12.53 PMWashi Tape Pumpkin – I heart Naptime

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 9.16.06 PMSharpie Pumpkin – Boxy Colonial


What do you think? Will you carve your pumpkin this year, or try one of these no-carve pumpkin ideas? You can see more ideas on my Pinterest board here.


10 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
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Transitioning to Fall Fashion {For Stay at Home Moms}

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With my new role as a stay at home mama, I quickly discovered that while I spend most days at home with my two little peanuts it made a world of difference when I got up, showered, and found a quick outfit to wear each day. While these may all seem silly; I am telling you it made a world of difference. Days I don’t hop in the shower, and days I stay in my pajamas I find myself feeling tired and sometimes even cranky.  
Fall Fashion for the Stay at Home Mom
Most days I throw on a quick simple outfit; nothing fancy.  I was wearing lots of dresses as that took the least amount of thought.  Put one thing on and bam you’re set for the day.  Plus I love a nice jersey knit dress and find them super comfortable to wear around the house.  Now that fall is officially here (yay!) I am slowly working on transitional to fall fashion.
Transitioning to Fall Fashion
Transitioning to fall fashion and living in Arizona don’t necessarily go hand in hand.  We are not quite ready for tights, sweaters, and boots.  I often extend my summertime clothes by matching them with a fall trend or accenting a darker color. The tribal maxi skirt I am wearing above. has been a staple in my wardrobe since March.  In the spring and summer months I often wore a bright yellow or coral top.  But now I will accent the black, red, or turquoise.  Easy enough for transitional to fall fashion huh?  Instead of wearing a sling back sandal or the ever popular flip-flops; I will wear the outfit with some peep-toe booties!
Here is a similar example of
transitioning to fall fashion
using a tribal maxi skirt.
Transitioning to Fall

Transitioning to Fall featuring faux leather booties

Thank you Rachel for hosting such a fun link up!
Do you have a fall style post? Come link up!
Do you need some fall style inspiration? Come check out the party!

Fall Style Link Up

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