HAPPY FRI-YAY!!!! It's still Summer but we are already back in the stands for Friday Night Lights. Last Friday was super exciting because our High School Football field was dedicated and is the only one in our county with turf. It's so beautiful it doesn't even look real. The company said it is the most beautiful one they have ever done. The boys took the field for the first time and came away with the "W"! Hope you have sweet plans this weekend, ours include more football and a day trip to our beloved Lake Michigan area to see what shenanigans we can get into. 

1. This GUY
With his brothers gone off to college, it's all on this guy and while I know he misses them, he is pretty excited to be spoiled and an only. So proud of him. He is a sophomore and will see Varsity and JV time so expect a lot of football in our future!! 
Scrimmage night with his girl and another NINE boy get the #9!

This field was hand stitched, which is amazing and we were in awe of the process as we drove by week after week. It's so cool, it doesn't even look real.

Redhawks with the WIN 28-14

2. Olive
I'm telling ya, The "IT" color of the season.

Mom's A.N.A top from JC Penny HERE

3. Week's Attire
J.C. Penny top and pants, Michael Kors flats, Charming Charlie necklace

J.C. Penny tiered dress, Loft cardigan, Aerosole wedges 

Loft Cardigan, Target skirt, Maple Corner Gift shop necklace gift from mom

T.J. Maxx top and shorts, Steve Madden flats

4. Our First Outing as 3
Last Saturday the three of us really needed to go have some fun as missing the other two. We headed over to the Evil Czech Brewery and the Lounger Movie Theater to see "War Dogs" and had a ball.

Most amazing concoction ever!! The owners Mother's own recipe. Used to get this on a plate in slice form but in a can is sooo much better. Not like a cake at all but more like a soft mouss-y cheesecake~delicious!!
The Carne Asada Chicken Tacos----joy!!

5. Pumpkin Everything
We have 2 Targets, a little one and a big one, the big one is further away but boy does it heed my call and I always get the best stuff there. Imagine my delight when I realized they had starting selling pumpkin goodness already. I remind you I do not like Pumpkin pie but am a little bit pumpkin obsessed with everything else so Please don't hate me cause I'm a pumpkin fan but I had to scoop all these up. Pumpkin Lovers wants reviews in numbers?
K. Here they are on a 5 pt scale
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios 3/5 (Disappointed)
Pumpkin Spice Special K 4/5
Chobani Pumpkin Yogurt 3/5
Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt 5/5 (Scrumptious)
Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Cafe Escapes 4/5
Happy Last Weekend of August Dolls!!

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Ok, I lied. On my crossover post Monday for at The Blended Blog I said I wasn't ready for Fall Boots but these booties were a must with this free flowing tiered boho dress from Target. I wish Target had a Secret Garden, I picture having tea and feasting on special items, lol. No, this dress is part of Xhilaration's "Secret Garden" line and their floral prints are so pretty and the material loose so you can move easily in all their pieces without compromising style. The muted Fall colors just spoke to me in this pretty boho frock. A hat and my new laser cutout booties from Nordstrom seemed the perfect compliment to this versatile dress that's going to look great with tights and tall boots too.

We are winding down our Summer Series styles with The Blended Blog. Make sure you link up. Always LOVE to see what everyone styles.
 Look how pretty this print is up close and the darling necklace from Forever 21 that I had yet to wear but found it matched so well. 
 BEST PART: This dress is $27.99
The dress is lined and the sheer sleeves add such a feminine vibe

Floral Tiered Dress HERE // Lucky Booties "Bashina" HERE


I love to experiment with new recipes and even give them a whirl if there are boo coo ingredients and challenging steps. However, there is just something so glorious about a recipe with ingredients you can count on one hand. I get a certain kind of kitchen satisfaction about only using a few ingredients and the dish still coming out tasty as can be. Yum

My 5 Ingredient Chicken and Pasta has had the most views of all my recipes on YUMMLY so others must love simple dishes as much as I do. I am happy to say this dish has just 4 ingredients and simple directions!!! Many of you may have heard of this one but I use a different dressing than the original called for and cut back on calories with the light version and sugar free jam. We like the flavor so much better. Leftovers taste even better and it's a go to when I'm short onetime. I make sure to keep the ingredients on hand so it can be whipped together as quickly possible in a pinch.

What you'll need

3-4 large chicken breast, cut in large pieces
10 oz Lite Catalina Dressing
1 cup apricot jam, I use sugar free
1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cut up chicken in a 8x8 baking dish. In a large Pyrex glass measuring cup or bowl, combine dressing, jam and soup mix and pour over chicken. Cover and bake for an hour. Remove from oven, Let sit about 15 min. after baking. We serve this over brown rice with egg rolls.
With the sauce poured over before it gets covered and goes in to the oven.

We just love the little mini egg rolls and pretty tasty to dip in the saucy goodness!

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