Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Faves

The leaves are changin'

I know there's still probably a few waves of warm weather left since we live in the South, but this week the first sign of Fall in the air. It's one of my favorite times of year since it's possible to walk outside without sweating and wear scarves.  I really missed the change in seasons while we lived in Florida since it's only autumn for about 2 weeks down there.  It's been drizzly and grey all morning and I love it.
Home opener at Williams Brice with my Sis

Football season is here!!!  Summer is great and all but nothing beats waking up on Saturday mornings, and watching College GameDay with my cup of Irish coffee, then enjoying football games all day long.  Even better is going to a game in person!  Now that we're closer to home I'll be able to hit the road to Statesboro and Columbia, SC to see more games.  And more games = more tailgating!  Nothing really compares to football season in the South.

Pumpkin Muffin Mix from Trader Joe's

Fall also means it's time for all the pumpkin flavored things!  I'm not sure if I'll try the Pumpkin Spice Milano cookies or Pumpkin Spiced Latte flavored M&Ms, but this muffin mix from TJ's is legit.  I discovered it last year and bought enough to get myself through about July of this year.  That's how good it is.  It is delicious in muffin or bread form. I also have a friend who iced hers with cream cheese frosting and some cinnamon sprinkle and said it was amazing.  I was craving pumpkin muffins a few weeks ago and tried the Kroger version of pumpkin muffin mix since Trader Joe's didn't have these out yet.  I was sorely disappointed and will never try to substitute them again. I'm also stockpiling more than I did last year! 

Day Designer Agenda from Target

I recently discovered this agenda from Target.  I love staying organized, but I don't love paying upwards of $50 for a cute and stylish agenda.  Best part? It's only $7.99 It's also small enough to fit in my purse, so that's a win-win.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I'm Back!

After a few years hiatus (I never planned on leaving my blog for so long) and pretending that Tumblr was where it's at (it's ok, but not my fave), I've decided to return!  Lots has happened since my last post in the spring of 2012.  Seriously, three years is a long time.  Since my last post we bought a house in Florida, Miss Priss has joined our family, the Hubs took a new job, we sold our house in Floirda, I left my job, we moved to Georgia, bought a new (to us) house, and we're trying to get settled in the Atlanta area.

I still miss our awesome little backyard in Gainesville.

I for one, am so glad to be back in the real South (no offense, Florida).  Gainesville was really good to us and we had a lot of fun, but it was so hot ALL THE TIME.  I don't want to live in the land of snow and ice, but I did miss getting to experience winter weather for more than two weeks each year.  It just doesn't feel Christmasy when you're wearing shorts and flip flops.

There have been a lot of ups and downs in the last six months, and I'll be honest, living in an apartment for a while after you've had your own house is tough.  I finally have my own 'real' kitchen in the new house. It helps that Miss Priss is a little more independent and I'm able to enjoy cooking a little more. I've been able to stay home for a while, which has been so much fun.  I know it won't last forever so I'm going to enjoy it while I can.

Stone Mountain laser show, ftw!

For now, we're still settling in and learning our way around.  Stay tuned for new adventures and food discoveries!  I'm also on the hunt for delicious diners and Mom & Pop restaurants in North Fulton (Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming), so suggestions are appreciated.