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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Movie Night: Follow Me, Boys!

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We took movie night on the road with us to a cabin the mountains and it was such a delight.  I simply chose a movie I felt would fit the setting and packed the DVD, some paper goods, and some treats.  It added an extra touch to our relaxing weekend away. 

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We had quite the view and I got to ring an actual dinner bell to call my children in from outside, which was perfection.

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This movie night centered around the Disney classic Follow Me, Boys! which turned out to be a really fitting choice.  I set up a woodsy table to play to the outdoor themes.

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I hadn't seen this movie in ages and it completely charmed me.  I told my husband it made me wish I lived in 1930!  Kurt Russell is just a boy in this film and he is absolutely darling.  I found some camo jelly beans and they added a fun touch.

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We ate steaks, potatoes and salad and finished off the night with blondies by the fire as we watched the movie.  It was a sweet way to spend one of our evenings away and added an extra cherry on top of our family time.

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Happy Friday!