marshmallows & more.

this is a little post i put together a couple weeks ago for Lacee over at mommas like me.& i just wanted to share with all of you as I know everyone is getting ready or has already started to bake & put things together for the holidays. enjoy!

i dont know about all of you, but with the holiday season approaching i know i am looking for creative things to be putting out for this years christmas party. i found this idea the other day & thought that this would be perfect – so here it is a lil recipe for entertaining this holiday season.

i love a good warm mug of hot chocolate this time of year & that is exactly why i wanted to share this with you today:

home-made scrumptious hot chocolate & white-chocolate peppermint marshmallow dippers.

white-chocolate peppermint marshmallow dippers.
1 package  marshmallows
1 container sprinkles
1 bag of melting chocolate or chocolate chips
15 peppermint sticks
melt the chocolate then dip the peppermint stick into the chocolate & stick into the marshmallow. set aside to dry. after it is dry dip the marshmallows in chocolate & roll the end of the marshmallow in the sprinkles.
 you can then either use these as hot chocolate stirrers or eat them all by themselves. I personally love them melted into my hot chocolate :) the peppermint taste so good with the warm hot chocolate :)

home-made scrumptious hot chocolate

1 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. water
1 c. milk
a bit of vanilla
Combine cocoa, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Heat it on low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the paste from sticking to the pan. After about 1 to 2 minutes, add milk and vanilla. Mix it all together until it reaches your preferred temperature & bam! you have an amazing cup of hot chocolatey deliciousness.
hope you all enjoy & let me know if you try this out. It is really simple & tasty!
with love,

Christmas here & Christmas there.

I love this time of year & everything that it entails. I am loving having Shane be able to participate in the little things like picking out a tree, decorating the house, driving around looking at christmas lights & watching our favorite christmas movies.

I love spending this time with my family :)


I hope you are enjoying spending this holiday season with the ones you love. I know I am.


fragments of our fall: photo friday.

i have been pretty bad on posting these last couple weeks :( this last month has been a blast! & i have had so many other things that needed to come before my little blog, but now that i am back home & settled in i am hoping to be able to write & posts a little more :)

but i am so thankful for the time we were able to spend with so many people that we love. God is always so good to give you just what you need when you need it. i need to brag for a minute- God has blessed us with so many wonderful, encouraging, godly people that we get to share our life with- i treasure this so much! i can not think of a greater gift than that of wonderful friends & family. thank you God :)

so here is a little bit of our fall in a collage.

with love,



p.s.  i am also guest posting over at Mommas Like Me & i shared a delish holiday recipe- check it out :)

catch up.

these last two weeks have been relaxing, stressful, wonderful, enlightening, encouraging, busy, & fun.

shane & i ventured off to CT two weeks ago to visit my family & friends- WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. shane loves spending time with his grandparents & aunties & uncle & vice versa. we were all over spending time with as many people as we could fit in & it was such a great time. & i had one of the most relaxing/fun days i have had in a couple years- i spend the day in NYC with my best friend(post to follow soon) it was perfect-everything about the day.

from our trip in CT shane & i jetted off to south carolina to visit old friends & attend our cousin cristies wedding as well as spend time with justins brother nathaniel who had never seen shane before- every moment was great.

& then it seemed like before we knew it we were yet again off flying home & at least this time i had help with shane. i am so thankful that i have justin. i have so much respect for single parents- i don’t know how you do it. just knowing that justin was there to help me made everything so much easier.

i LOVED every minute of our travelling/ vacation, but i can say that i am so thankful to be home in my own bed & not to be living out of a suite case.

also i am glad to be back into my routine & i can keep up with my blog a little better now that i am at home & settled in :)

hope you have a happy tuesday<3

with love,


guest posting & photo friday.

i am guest posting over at momma rake today. i just love marissa’s blog. it is so inspiring & she always posts the most delish recipes! hope you check it out :)

i am heading out in the a.m. for a 2 week trip which includes: connecticut, new york city, south carolina, & georgia! phew. it is making me tired just thinking about it, but it will be an amazing time with friends & family.

so before i leave here is life lately according to my iphone.


hope you all have an amazing weekend :)



it happens once a year.

it happens once a year.

we get in the car & head north to a little apple farm.

we dress in our fall clothes- & i LOVE it.

we pick some apples.

we bring home a pumpkin.

we take lots of pictures.

we eat a caramel apple.yum.

we lay in the grass & stare at the mountains.

we sit under our favorite tree & take in the beauty of the mountains in the fall.

we have an amazing day with our friends.

this has been happening every years since justin & i were dating. it was one of our favorite things to do. & i look forward to it every year. it marks the beginning of our fall & this makes me happy. i love this little traditions of ours & i hope it never stops. here is some pictures of our lovely trip to the mountains.