Posts Tagged ‘poolside’
Fall doesn’t officially begin until 10:29 tonight, but over the weekend I got a jump start with some Autumn Activities. I finished clearing the pool deck, cleaned and removed the seat cushions, put away the patio umbrellas then pulled out my large Pumpkin floral arrangement. However, my most favorite Autumn activity begins in the kitchen, with baking and Crock Pot meal making.
Two weeks ago while shopping at Super G I noticed a large selection of Pumpkin Spice products so I decided to pick up a box of Cake and Muffin Mix and a pack of Pumpkin Spice Pudding. Personally we are more of a Sweet Potato Pie eating family but I keep hearing about Pumpkin Spice this and Pumpkin Spice that, so I decided to give it a try.
I made these cupcakes using only two ingredients, Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix and a can of Libby’s Pure Pumpkin. What’s the verdict? I am now a Pumpkin Spice lover. First of all I would never have imagined that you could make a cake or cupcakes using only two ingredients and have it be flavorful, I was also afraid that it would taste like pumpkin pulp.
The mix was a bit thicker, more of a muffin consistency which is why the tops are peaked so the next time I will only fill half the tin. Not only were these cupcakes moist and tasty, the added topping of Buttercream frosting and sugar sprinkles had me pouring a tall glass of cold milk – yum yum good!
My next Autumn baked dessert will be Cranberry Bread! “can ya smell what I’m cookin?” Oh, and I found these Pumpkin Spice Sweets Terra Vegetable Chips, they are nestled in my floral arrangement – and I am looking forward to trying them as well. So now that I’m hooked on Pumpkin Spice do you have any recommendations?
How do you mark the arrival of Autumn?
I linked up with the SITSGirls Back to Blogging Challenge, so go check out some other great Autumn posts.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
lately I’ve been hearing a lot about this new cable show ‘Orange is the New Black” but have never watched it, have any of you seen it? I really don’t like shows about criminal activities especially with women in prison, so I doubt if I’ll ever watch it.
Anywho, I only mentioned it because of today’s Thankful Thursday’s OOTD which is orange and black.
Actually, it more peach than orange because when I think of wearing orange and black together it reminds me of Halloween. However, I am flanked by orange flowers and the necklace has orange in it, so it can be considered an orange and black outfit.
Speaking of peach, I believe next weekend is Middletown’s Annual Old Thyme Peach Festival. The festival is something that I look forward to every year, it is one of my favorite summer events. Last year we missed it as we were in New Rochelle, (NY) for a cousin’s wedding ~ Happy Anniversary Kyton and Shivon!
I am hoping and would be extremely thankful if my mini men would hang with me because Malik will be leaving for Bowie on the 27th.
Skirt | JCPenney
Shoes | The Shoe Dept
Purse & Necklace | Rainbow Shops
Bracelet | Old Navy
This has truly been a thankful week and I am looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday, doing a little shopping and sunning poolside if the weather cooperates.
What are your plans for the weekend?
So is Orange really the new Black?
I am always thankful for my family, friends and of course my faith.
Now it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?
If you get a chance, head over to Katherine’s Corner for her Thursday’s Favorite Things Blog Hop.
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
By the time you read this post I will be hanging with hubby and his co-workers celebrating his retirement at a party!! Don’t worry, I’ll check back in on our party tomorrow night. I hope you all had a wonderful week and are gearing up for what should be a fantastic first weekend in June ~ can you believe it, where did May go?
Tomorrow I had plans to set up a table at the Dutch Country Farmer’s Market but decided to sleep in which is more important for my overall well being. I’ll set up next month.
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Hello Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful and restful long holiday weekend!
Today the weather didn’t cooperate so I didn’t get a chance to sit by the pool, so instead I watched “The Haves and Have Nots” marathon on OWNTV Network and worked on my Blog with next week’s posts.
Last month I received several nominations for Blogger Awards and having finally found the time I want to say, “THANK YOU” and pass them along to others.
How it works:
1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
My nominees – in no particular order:
7 Interesting Things About Me
My Birthday is September 20th
I am left-handed
I LOVE wine
I wear glasses but hate wearing glasses
I have been married for 23 years and am still in LOVE
I love spicy foods
I have a 3 hour daily round trip commute to work
THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!
HAVE A FANTABULOUS NIGHT!
Hello Friends and Happy Sizzling Saturday!
I don’t know about where you are but it is hot as Hades in Delaware, the heat index is above 100~, it was actually too hot to lounge poolside! I could only stand it a few minutes this morning before I had to head inside for the cool comfort of the air conditioning.
I decided to run to Goodwill for their “I Love Thrifting” sale today. Not wanting to spend a lot I only picked up two pair of shorts and a brown and white striped skirt….guess how much I paid? As a Goodwill VIP, I was entitled to 20% off so these three items cost me a whopping $9.00!!! #winning
Are you a Goodwill VIP? If not, it’s free to sign up and you’ll receive advance notification of specials, online coupons as well as instant savings on VIP Days. Needless to say, the lady in front of me wasn’t too happy when she heard that as a VIP member I was getting 20% off my entire purchase!
The I Love Thrifting T-Shirts are too cute!
There’s always new stuff at Goodwill too!
Canvas Sneakers – perfect for the summer!
It pays to be a Goodwill VIP!
Stay cool and hydrated – Smooches!
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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
I’ve been MIA due to a snafu with GoDaddy for Web Hosting and the transferring of my domain – things just didn’t go well so I’m back! Today is the end of the work week for me because tomorrow is the HOLIDAY – YAY and we are closed on Friday.
What are your plans for Independence Day? I haven’t made any yet because of the weather, it has been raining since Sunday. I hope the sun will make an appearance at least one day this weekend so I can fire up the grill and lounge poolside.
Tuesday’s outfit was totally thrifted from GW Boutique.
Tank, Belt and Capris – Goodwill
Flats – GW Boutique
Channeling Patty Duke!
If you are heading out today, drive safely and traveling mercies – Smooches!
Hello Friends, I am enjoying this beautiful weekend, we’ll chat tomorrow.
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
We’re having a heatwave…a tropical heatwave and the solar cover arrived just in time to capture the rays. By Sunday the pool should be warm enough to swim in, who will be swimming, now that’s another story. My men don’t have much of an interest anymore so most of the summer it’s just me, my magazines and music!
Peplum Top – Walmart // Khaki Skirt – GW Boutique – both made the “kloset keeper kut”
Necklace – NY & Company // Wedge Shoes – Avon
Hello Friends and Happy Monday
I hope your day is going well and that it is productive and stress-free. I overdid it with the outdoor activities and today I am paying the price, both my mind and body are tired! Maintaining a pool is hard work and the older I get the less enjoyable it is. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy lounging poolside but the Spring setup takes a lot of time, just vacuuming takes over an hour. I also have to do some comparison shopping for a new solar cover, think I’ll start with Daily Deal Superstore.
Today’s outfit is a mix of heavy and light because the temps were not expected to rise until later in the day.
Denim Maxi Skirt – EastEssence.com // Sandals – Rugged Wearhouse // Top – Target
Belt – Rainbow Shops // Earring & Necklace Set – Jewelrymax.net // Ring – Avon
Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy who nominated me “Blogger of The Week” on Mingle Monday – come on over and meet this lovely lady!
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING!
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING!
Here we go again another excessive heat warning – PLEASE try to stay cool, hydrated and check on the elderly.
Summer is my favorite season and it’s on days like this that I would love to be home lounging around the pool instead of driving 3 hours a day adding exhaust fumes to an already damaged ozone layer!
Today is the 4th day of my black and white work week, and so far so good I haven’t spilled anything which is amazing since it seems like white always attracts dirt, I don’t know how Lisa Raye does it!
Sleeveless top – Ross// Pants – Goodwill// Shoes – Charlotte Russe// Necklace – Flea Market Vendor// Bracelets – Jewelry Box// Ring and Watch – Avon