Throwback Thursday: To Some Old Posts

1) Cake Batter Rice Krispies & Gooey Cake Bars

2) No Heat Curls– so easy and looks amazing after you sleep

3) Lunchbox Inspiration, what to pack for the week?

4) DIY Painted jars and vases

5) Wear your summer dresses this Fall easy guide on how to 

6) The Unfried Wedge

7) Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Bites, oh my!

8) Don’t miss these 10 amazing blogs you must read

9) “I will teach you to be rich” & how to come up with a 20% down payment

10) Zuppa Copycat Olive Garden Recipe to warm you up this Winter.

Tomorrow is Halloween and the last day of October! Can you even believe it? Last night I marked off another Fall bucket list item- Carve a pumpkin!

We hosted a little Halloween-themed shindig last night at our apartment with some girlfriends. I’ve wanted to have a Pumpkin Carving Party for years and always put it off because of the huge mess I imagined it would be. I didn’t really want to do it inside, and living in an apartment we have no yard to use but our dining room ended up being the perfect spot for this party and the mess was a lot less than I had imagined.

I had never used a stencil to carve a pumpkin before so it was a bit of a learning experience. My roommate cut her first and had a mishap having to use the other side of her pumpkin, it was pretty hilarious! I successfully created my owl-inspired jack-o-lantern!

The drinks were Cider and whipped vodka in cute mason jars with handles and fun straws. We had tons of fall themed snacks- candy corn, pumpkin cupcakes & candy corn rice krispies.

The Materials

Most of these pumpkin-carving materials are easy to get and relatively inexpensive. The actual pumpkin itself could potentially get expensive if you are paying for everyone’s pumpkin, so to keep costs down, ask your guests to bring their own pumpkin.

Large pumpkin

Newspaper or table cloth

Pumpkin carving kits or pumpkin carving tools

Pumpkin carving templates and patterns


Paint brushes

Trash bags

Snacks and Refreshments

It’s a fun idea to offer pumpkin-themed snacks and drinks. There are tons of festive snack and drink ideas out on the web!

Happy carving, my friends!

Wednesday Wonderings: Thankful

When you think about the month of November  which is now less than a week away most of us associate it with giving thanks and being thankful for what we have. Why do we only focus our attention on giving thanks in a given month when it should be year round. 

I have decided to challenge myself during the month of November to give thanks to something I am grateful for each day. If you want to participate in my be thankful challenge all you have to do is wake up each morning and ask yourself “what am i thankful for today?” write it down and make a list. It doesn’t need to life changing or require a lot of thought. 

While Thanksgiving only happens once a year we can all make resolution to wake up and express appreciation each morning. Thank a co-worker, a parent, a friend, a stranger holding the door or the waitress bringing you coffee and see if you don’t feel a little bit better after doing it. 


Candy Corn Rice Krispies


Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? I absolutely live for Halloween parties!  Halloween parties always have some of the coolest, craziest and most fun foods! Wednesday my roommate and I are hosting a Halloween pumpkin carving get together with some of our favorite girlfriends. Check out last year’s pumpkin carving masterpieces HERE! 

I wanted to make something easy, something cute, and something that I could whip up in no time at all.  Then I stumbled across these cute rice krispies on Pinterest. So fun, right?!  


  1. In a large saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add in 4 cups marshmallows. Stir until combined. Mix in 3 cups of rice krispies. Immediately press into the bottom of a loaf pan. 
  2. Repeat the first step but this time stir in orange food coloring. When combined thoroughly, pour into pan over the first layer of cereal treats. 
  3. Repeat the step for the third time this time adding in yellow food coloring. Stir in rice krispies and then pour and pat into the pan.
  4. Let set for 2 hours, or until completely set.  Cut into 10-12 slices.
  5. Gently mold each square into a candy corn shape. 

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Halloween Inspired: 10 Scary Movies on Netflix

With Halloween less than a week ago what better time to start watching some scary movies. Whether it’s a classic like Scream you want to revisit, an old ’80s B movie you never saw or the Jennifer Lawrence thriller you missed at the theater, here are 10 of horror movies I will be revisiting this week on Netflix:


1. The Blair Witch Project

2. Scream

3. Carrie


4. Night of the Living Dead


5. Children of the Corn

6. The Cabin in the Woods


7. Nosferatu


8. Let the Right One In


9. The Silence of the Lambs

10. Rosemary’s Baby

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  I spent Saturday celebrating my best friend since first grade’s birthday. We ended up having an eventful day outside sipping on a beer at The Rathskeller. We proceeded to enjoy some funfetti cupcakes, drink some birthday drinks and ended our night dancing the night away. What a great Birthday celebration!

| Brewbus from her last Birthday |