Happy Fall Friday loves. We have a bye week before football sectional starts so Mr. Nine and I are going to be doing all things Fall and I am so excited for all we have planned and a lil downtime from all the recent hustle, bustle and work stress. Added to the stress was my lost Fitbit last night. The Mr. and I looked for it for hours (it's a clip on)...not easy when you're addicted to it like bees on honey. I'm having FitBit withdrawals today and will need a Baileys and coffee stat! Hope your weekend is grand and includes a little something Fall!!! It's going waaaay too fast, that is for sure. I actually saw a Christmas commercial on Monday. What????

1. Mom's Caramel Corn
You know I love tradition and a great Fall one I have is eating my mom's caramel corn. Once a year in October, she makes up a batch of this perfect and amazing caramel corn and I dig into tub of it she brings me and eat it all my myself. It is never sticky, always crisp and just the right amount of sweet. No one can make caramel corn like my mom. Maybe if you're all lucky, she'll share her recipe sometime. :-)

2. Daisy
While it is not my favorite thing that she has been sick lately, she is our favorite doggie EVER. She had a rough week and has her paw slung up from a hip out of socket so she is 3 legged right now and has to have a towel to hold her up to go to the bathroom. My sweet mom is going to babysit so please pray all goes well for Daisy these next few days.
Poor girl, just look at that sweet face.

3. Week's Attire
The Loft top, Kohl's necklace
Target Top, Wal-Mart necklace
Old Navy swing dress, TJ. Maxx vest, Macy's Boots, scarf from mom

4. Plaid Scarves
Fall is just not Fall without a plaid scarf or two...or a dozen. This lightweight infinity is one of my Favs!
 More Plaid Scarf inspo......

5. Etsy Mug About Target
Me to a Tee...Buy HERE


Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //


I cannot even tell you how excited I am for this Post. My mom and I as you know, LOVE Fashion. We have been fans of Chadwicks of Boston for YEARS. Like, I literally have clothes in my closet from them from 20 years ago because they are that kind of Amazing Quality and Style that lasts for years and years. Today, I get to showcase one of my favorite colors and favorite styles: A Rich Red Genuine Leather Blazer with crisp white and black and a cool take on houndstooth with this Lightweight Scarf. This Blazer was the perfect choice to linkup with our theme of Jackets today because it is the ultimate fun go to Blazer.

Chadwicks of Boston offers the most beautiful looks at the most amazing prices. They believe that everyone should feel great about what they’re wearing, love how it feels and expect exceptional value, so they strive every day to bring you the clothing you’ll love while being versatile and classic…just like their customers. 

And Let me tell you, I LOVE It!! The fit, the quality, and the fresh modern take on classic style has kept me a fan for years. Two of my favorite wool coats of all time and a sensational date night dress are from Chadwicks of Boston and the pieces I gather from their fantastic selection are my go to pieces over and over. Classy, Refined, Trusted and always with the Everyday woman in mind.  
I can see me wearing this Genuine Leather Blazer to work, on a night out or even to look chic on my errands. Plus, a big benefit to it being red is that red and white are our son’s high school colors, so just maybe I’ll pull this out for one of his football games. And a big confession; I am not a heavy blanket scarf gal, unless it's to cuddle up in, so a lightweight scarf is what I need in my scarf repertoire and this one is perfect. 
Chadwicks of Boston offers Tall, Petites and Plus Sizing all together. This Blazer also comes in black, saddle, light camel. mayfair blue, powder blue and french pink so yeah, pretty awesome options. Buy it HERE
And you know this lightweight houndstooth scarf is right up your alley. 
Get it HERE 
Now, you have a classic, modern look to last you for years to come.

Disclosure: I am participating in a compensated campaign with this brand. The styling and the written words are my own. #ad #ChadwicksofBoston

NOW LINK-UP all your Lovely Fashions just like this one....Fun fall Fashions are the BEST!! Just Like my Blended Blog SISTAS!!


While I profess myself to be all about Fall Harvest and not Halloween, I can tell you when my boys were smaller, there was lots of Halloween partying..just not too scary and costumes were always more cutesy. Something I pride myself on is I was always a room mom. And boy did I get into it. I was reminiscing about all these school parties recently and a memory brought this recipe flooding back. Back in the day, the school parties were still focused on Halloween too so one Kindergarten year, I created this munch mix that I made lil rice crispy green brains and filled 32 treat bags with such mix and added a "brain" to each. About a week later I got a call from Mrs. Hochstetler, the kindergarten teacher saying she had had more than half a dozen calls from moms requesting the recipe. The kids had taken their lil treat bags home and the moms went crazy for the sweet and salty concoction. So a recipe went home with each student the next day and even in the later elementary years, I was still hearing about how much they loved that munch mix. Oh what fun those class parties were...I'll be thinking about them all week while I snack on my Monster Brains Munch Mix. Yum

I like to serve it in a plastic black cauldron with a pretty scooper. 

 What you'll need

Monster Brains Munch Mix
5 cups Crispix cereal
2 cups bite sized pretzels
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
3 cups Bugles
1 cup Brown sugar
1/4 cup Light corn syrup
1 tsp. Vanilla

Monster Brains
6 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
1/4 cup Butter
1 10oz bag Mini Marshmallows
1 tsp.Vanilla
Candy Eyes

DIRECTIONS: Combine Crispix, pretzels, peanuts in a large bowl and set aside. Cook brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring to coat well. Add bugles and stir again. Spread evenly onto a lightly greased aluminum foil lined jelly roll pan (15x10 inches) or I've used 2 9x13 pans. Bake at 325ºF for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring twice. Spread immediately onto parchment paper or wax paper. Let stand to cool completely, separating mixture into individual pieces as it cools. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in M&M's. While cooling , make up a batch of rice krispie treats adding some green food coloring. Shape into 2-3 inch balls and add candy eyes. Should make 32-35 "brains". When completely cooled add them to the munch mix. Store in an airtight container or make up individual treat bags with a "monster brain" in each bag.

The "Monster Brains" to add to your mix
Back in the Day, I didn't have these eyeball candies to use, they sure Up-ED the Cute factor!
Candy Eyes from Amazon HERE

Treat bag Fun!!