Friday, October 2, 2020

Five Things Friday-October 2

 It's October! I can't even began to tell you how much I love fall, my favorite season hands down. I downloaded this cute free print by, you can find it here to celebrate my favorite season and one of my favorite books of all time, Anne of Green Gables. I am definitely glad we live in a world where there are Octobers!

{one} Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf

While we are on the topic of fall I have to share my favorite fall pumpkin bread recipe. My friend Libby posted a pic of the yummy pumpkin bread she made the other day, and the moment I saw it I knew I had to make some. It looked delicious. And wouldn't you know, I had just got home from the grocery store 😂, so I craved pumpkin bread until my next trip to the store. She sent me the recipe and it is a Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf, by CopyKat. If you love pumpkin you have to make this recipe. I left out the cardamom and pumpkin seeds and it was still delicious! With the amount of boys I have in my house one loaf didn't last long and I had to make another batch. Just FYI one can of pumpkin puree will make two loaves so next time I will just make two at once! 

{two} Johnson Farms Mums

Each fall one of my favorite things to do is drive over to Johnson Farms and get mums! They have the best  mums around. They are big 3 gallon mums for $12.99. I love that they catch my eye each time I pull into my driveway. If you are in or near Kansas City, Johnson Farms is a must stop for fall mums. It's a working farm with a Pumpkin Patch too, and don't forget to grab some Pumpkin Donuts when you are there.

{three} Lottie Lemon bows

Most of you know I'm a mom to five boys and until recently did not have one stitch of pink or bows in my house! Shortly after finding out baby #6 was a girl I vividly remember the moment I realized that I would get to buy girly things, and I was so excited! When it comes to little girl hair accessories there is a huge selection out there, so I began the search for what I envisioned on our baby girl (or my style, I guess you would say...that's the fun part when they are little you get to dress them how you want, right! 🙌🏻). I found a lot of cute, amazing bow companies, but many were monthly based subscription and I wanted to find a shop where I could order what I wanted (I needed some good basic colors that would go with a lot) and not be tied to a subscription. I found Lottie Lemon on etsy and I loved that she such a large selection of colors, prints, and that you even pick the style you want each bow. She has a fun chart to help you make your selection. 

She has sets she has put together that you can purchase or you can do a custom set, which is what I did. I know I will be back to order more! My first set arrived and I was over the moon.

The quality is amazing, and I may have let out a squeal over the simple fact that I now have hair bows in my house! Definitely check her out on ETSY.

{four} Trustworthy Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst

As I was studying in 1 Kings this week in my Bible study I was reminded that God already holds control and the ultimate victory, therefore, we can trust Him. 2020 has been quite a year, hasn't it? It's thrown us all some curve balls and challenges we didn't see coming. Tension is running high, as an important election is quickly approaching and social media is quickly becoming a place of division. I'm not one to get heated about political issues, I've always voted for the candidate that will support the issues that line up with my convictions. But social media has given people an accessible platform to quickly and easily say whatever they want, and I will say, I have found myself getting worked up over something someone has posted. It's easy to feel discouraged but the reminder this week that "God is good at being God, so I can trust Him," (a statement that Lysa TerKeurst made in our video session) brought so much comfort. I'm so thankful for God's Word. It is living and active and I shouldn't be surprised that the timing of what I was reading and studying in 1 Kings would align so timely with what I'm going through today.

{five} Fudge Filled Bars 

I've been making these bars since I was in high school. Back before the internet was the go to place for recipes, my mom would get a monthly magazine called, Taste of Home. I always looked forward to browsing the recipes each month. She made Fudge Filled Bars, after seeing them in an issue, and they were an immediate hit. I would make them for tailgate parties in college, and friends would always ask for the recipe. I'm telling you this is a must add to your list! I made some on Monday night for the Chiefs game, and my boys always devour them. I will say, don't forget the salt! I've done that once or twice (on accident) and they still taste amazing, but the salt adds the perfect balance to the sweetness in this recipe! You can find the recipe HERE.

 Happy Friday Friends! Enjoy the beautiful October weather! What are your favorite things from this week?

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