Happy Friday! As always, I've been looking forward to this Friday since Monday and am so happy that it's finally here! But before I go celebrating too soon, let's start the weekend off with my weekly five...
Watch Me Whip, Whip.
I saw this picture on Instagram the other day and I thought it was so funny. And I actually laughed longer than I probably should have lol. I mean, what a funny play on words!
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice.
Last week I figured out how to make my own caramel apple spice. Sorry Starbucks! My version is pretty darn good so I may not be needing to hit up Starbucks quite as often anymore. It's seriously so easy too - I just filled the cup with apple juice, heated it up in the microwave, dipped a spoon in my caramel sauce, stirred it around, and added some whip cream to the top and voila!
200 Things to Throw Away Today.
Christina from Carolina Charm shared this article for 200 Things to Throw Away Today last week on her blog and I read it and love it. I'm totally guilty of hanging on to things too long "just in case" when in fact, I never end up using them again.
- old product boxes (I still have my laptop box from a couple years ago in my closet!)
- extra mugs (but I NEED all those Starbucks mugs!?)
- stretched out hair ties (but I might need it?)
- Target bags I might use again (I actually do for trash bags... but I have an over abundance)
- old planners and old bills
- just any extra stuff I keep but never use
And so much more! Time for some Fall cleaning!
Soup in the Crock Pot.
One of my Fall Wish List items was to try making soup in the crock pot. I've actually been wanting to do this FOREVER but it was so hot that I never wanted to eat anything hot for dinner. But now that California has finally decided that it wants to be Fall, I decided to try it not once... but twice!
The first recipe we made was for this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup. Honestly, I didn't love it. I mean, I haven't had Panera's version in a while, but for some reason, it just didn't seem quite right. We did have to add a little more salt and pepper after it was done cooking, but I just didn't love it.
The second recipe that we made was this Butternut Squash Soup from Gimme Some Oven. We made this last night and it was DELICIOUS. Like so, so good. We paired it with grilled cheese sandwiches and I'm happy to say... we will definitely be making it again! If you like butternut squash soup at all, I highly recommend this.
Visits with Santa.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... I'm so excited to be co-hosting a Santa Photo link up with some of my favorite bloggers. Join us on December 10th and share your 2015 Santa photos! The link up will be open on all of our blogs - The Chronicles of We, Chateau Deveau, Running from the Law, Wife Mommy Me, Sweet Turtle Soup, and myself - so feel free to link up on any of our blogs between December 10th and the end of the month.
Not a blogger, no problem! Share your photos with us on social media using #visitswithSanta15 !
And just for fun... here's a little flashback Friday for you of Mason's experiences with Santa last year. If this year is anything like last year, I should have some good photos to share!
Have a great weekend!