Halloween Brunch – Take Two

Picture this… You walk into a bar area adorned in cobwebs and skeletons, with thriller playing, and a spiked Frankenstein punch waiting for you on the table. You grab your eerily green drink with gummy worms sloshing in the bottom of your cup as you make your way up the stairs with strobe lights and spooky sounds. You reach the top of the stairs to be greeted to a full Halloween brunch complete with a themed table sheltered in purple twinkling lights. Sound like a good Sunday morning to you? Us too! That’s exactly what we prepped in our 2022 Halloween themed brunch with my in laws.

This brunch turned out so great! We have it in the top 3 with our Thanksgiving themed brunch in 2021 and our previous Halloween brunch in 2019. I’ve included links to the recipes used below after our photos.

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Wine Night – At Home Date Night

Hey Everyone! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted but I promise I am doing great over here. After the wedding in September, it was followed up immediately by Honeymoon, the holiday season, and a promotion at work! I’m starting to finally settle into my new routine and I am excited to be back! First off, how is everyone reading this? I’m hoping you have been creating some awesome things and having fun while you do it.

Something that my husband (LOVE writing that now), and I continue to do is make time for new date nights. For Valentines, one of his gifts was an at home wine tasting. I mean, come on! What a perfect at home date night! He gifted 3 wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, and Pinot Noir), and custom tasting sheets for notes. I’ve included a picture of the gifted wines and trust me, the Rose was incredible! Feeling inspired by his gift, I decided to design and create a listing on Etsy for a digital download wine tasting sheet and wine reference sheet. Check it out here!

If you do purchase, remember that wines are not included but your recommendations are encouraged in the comments below or on the listing!

2021 Twelve Days of Cookies – Frosted Gingerbread Nut Cookies

What better way to start the 2021 twelve days of cookies than with a spiced gingerbread cookie! We have made our fair share of gingerbread over the years, but this one had frosting and sounded delicious. It was a must in our lineup this year.  Spoiler alert… It ended up being yummy just like we thought!

We are so excited to share this holiday tradition with you again this year. Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa and let’s get started!

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The Perfect Blend – Coffee Wedding Favors

We are so happy and very lucky that we were able to have a wedding with all of our close family and friends in attendance. Wedding favors are the perfect way to send guests home a little personalized message of “we appreciate that you came”. Below is what we did but there are so many great ideas out there! Make it unique to who you are as a couple or incorporate a special memory. My husband and I had our first date at a coffee shop, so we brought that coffee (same shop!) back to our wedding day as our favor.  

Comment with what you did for your favors (or what you want to do one day).

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Thanksgiving Themed Brunch

With the leaves falling outside, my husband and I hosted our first brunch married! If you are new to the blog, we do a brunch with my husband’s family where we rotate who hosts monthly. It’s been a tradition since June of 2019 with no end in sight. This was our first November brunch hosting so of course we took inspiration from Thanksgiving dinner! The tastes, smells, feelings of Thanksgiving were in our minds as we started to brainstorm ideas. I truly believe this was the best brunch we have put on yet! The food was delicious, I mean is there anything better than Pecan Pie French Toast??

Below is our menu (complete with our actual stuffing recipe from Thanksgiving made into stuffins), and how we arranged our table.

The place cards are compliments of Cricut! Super easy and fun to make. Search “Thanksgiving” on Cricut design space and you will find it.

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Bro-BQ Party

While I was at my lemon themed bridal shower, my fiancé hosted our closest male relatives at the house for a Brobeque AKA Bro-BQ to celebrate the upcoming wedding! It was easy enough to plan because there were only three items we needed: beef, booze, and cigars. We even found chocolate cigars for my nephew (See’s Candies) and a cake that looked like a burger (Smith’s Grocery Store) for some dessert. I am hoping it catches on because my fiancé had a blast!

How do you feel about a Bro-BQ? I’ve included the link to the chocolate cigars below!

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Christmas Cookies in July – Loaded S’mores Cookies

Is it even July if I don’t have a post about Christmas cookies?? If you are new to the blog, cookies are probably the favorite baked item and Christmas is easily the holiday with the most content on here! My mom and I have a tradition of the 12 Days of Cookies leading up to Christmas, if you want to read more about the 2020 cookies check out some of these popular cookies from last year (Peanut Butter and Oreo Brookies, Pecan Pie Bars)! These cookies will 100% be made again, probably this weekend they were that good! These have the crunch and chew of a good s’more, and don’t worry they are LOADED with chocolate and marshmallows. Definitely the perfect summer cookie to make!

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Baking is a comfort to me. In good times, I bake to celebrate. In hard times, I bake to feel nostalgic. This week has been full of emotions for me so baking tonight helped my mental state immensely. To feel that warmth and to have a delicious treat, I tested out this three ingredient peanut butter cookie. It tasted delicious! The main noticeable difference is that the cookie is more crumbly than a traditional peanut butter cookie.

If you are short on time or want an easy snack, I highly recommend making a batch of these up!

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Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich Recipe

I LOVE my air fryer for weeknight dinners! I made this chicken sandwich last night and I know it will already be a staple for dinner at our house. The prep time was about 20 minutes but only because I wanted it to marinate in the buttermilk mixture for a little extra time. While it sat in the buttermilk I worked on sides and prepping the mixture to perform my dredge on the chicken.

Comment below with your favorite food to cook in the air fryer!

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