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Movie Night: The Stray

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A cute dog, a Colorado setting, and a faith-based film were the ingredients for this movie night, The Stray. We always love when a movie is based on a true story, like this one.

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The kids came home from school delighted to see the doggie theme on our table! You can check out the content of this movie here. The Stray does have some potentially scary parts.

The table setting was fairly simple. I picked up these perky bandannas at Hobby Lobby to use as napkins.


A craft paper runner and a marker made our centerpiece easy to create and to clean up!


Our dessert was also simple, but delicious and darling at the same time!


I simply put these two store-bought items together…


…and created cupcakes to go with the movie theme.


A few extra “dog bones” scattered on the table were tempting as snacks while I fixed dinner.


This movie is really all about family… and so are we! I hope you get to spend some good time with yours this weekend.

Find The Stray here on DVD or here digitally.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday Treats: All the Pumpkin Spice

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Love it or hate it, it’s pumpkin spice season and I’m here for it.  I’ve rounded up a few treats to get you in the mood for our beloved seasonal latte…

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Hair Clips

I squealed when I saw these and my daughter did the same when I gave them to her. She immediately wore the little pumpkin spice latte clip to school and said her teacher loved it. Too, too cute. I like that babies and big girls alike can wear these.


At some point many years ago I ceased wearing plain socks, because why be boring? Fall is the perfect time to sport some pumpkin spice love.  I’m loving these!

Kitchen Helpers


If you’re going to wash your hands, your dishes, and the counter-tops every day (or really, several times a day!) you might as well enjoy the scent of the season.  I picked up pumpkin-scented hand soap, dish soap, and all-purpose cleaner because I know I’ll use them and smile while I do.

Pumpkin Placemats

Are these pumpkin placemats not the prettiest? I love the flexibility and ease of paper placemats. They are such a delightful way to dress up your dinner table.

Luxurious Candle

Speaking of being in the kitchen, I love to burn a beautiful candle after dinner to erase the cooking smells... anyone else?  Fall candles are my all-time favorite and this one is the queen of them all.  My birthday is Friday so feel free to surprise me with one of these.

I’m off to enjoy a PSL!

Movie Night: The Miracle Season

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Happy Friday! This movie night features a sweet tearjerker, and the easiest dinner ever. Sounds great, right?


The Miracle Season is based on a true story about a high school girls’ volleyball team trying to continue their season after going through a tragic loss. This movie is sweet, touching and emotional. You’ll find yourself tearing up and cheering for the team. Perhaps our favorite part was the closing credits where you see photos and video of the real-life people and events that inspired the movie.


Our local party store didn’t have much when it came to volleyball, but I picked up these napkins and put them with checked plates.  We recently ended up with a stash of a few blue disposable tablecloths, so I put one on our kitchen island and it worked well.  Now that I’ve seen the movie, I can tell you the team colors are green and yellow, so you could always go that route.


We didn’t have time for an elaborate dinner this time around, but it worked out just fine.  We did take-and-bake pizza, cookie brownie bars from a mix, and Gatorade because… sports.  The most important part is setting aside the family time and that’s why we live love our movie night tradition.


I recommend this movie for families, even though we shed a few tears. The cookie brownie bars sure helped us feel better!

Happy movie night, friends!