FRIDAY FAVORITES....HELLO OCTOBER



I'm doing a happy dance, Fall is here, temps wise, it's really here! This week we had temps in the 60's, sunshine and a cool breeze. LOVE it, plus I ate a honey crisp apple everyday!! The other baby comes home form college today so I am one happy mama!! Bring on the football!! 
Soak up the weekend peeps and Be Happy!!!

1. Outside Decor
Last week I showed you our inside Fall Decorations Here. Here are a few snippets of the outside decor. I am a symmetrical girl, I like even things on each side like two mums in urns but I'm living on the edge and mixing it up, plus I got a new scarecrow and he won't get as wet on the porch. 
 Even the back deck gets a lil decor

2. Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts
You know I'm a pumpkin connoisseur and not just any ole pumpkin treat will do but I was blown away by these puppies and they compliment said lattes just perfectly. Moderation however as these pumpkin treats are sabotaging my waistline. Pumpkin Palooza has taken my hostage. Help! lol



3. Work Attire
Macy's top

Glicks skirt, Loft Sweater, Target tanks

Kohl's top and necklace

4. Plaid
Love Plaid to pieces!!
Plaid Shirt HERE (LOVE IT) Sole Society Booties HERE (LOVE THEM)
Photo bomber scarecrow

Plaid Shirt Inspo



5. Casual Day with My Mr.
Saturday, Mr. Nine and I had the BEST afternoon. After a morning of football for the baby boy, just he and I headed North and hour to our favorite Brewery and then to a cool lil town with a Distillery for a cocktail. Then we came home and sat out on our back deck, finished getting ND highlights, then watched a movie. So fun being Cas with my man.
BONUS: THE Pumpkin Mug & Another Cutie
Remember last week I showed you this mug from the talented Cami Monet Miller? Well it arrived last Saturday. Here I am Sunday Morn with it all cozy. You gotta get one, even better in person. Use the code LIVINGONCLOUD9 HERE and get 10% off


And look at this one: 
I just pre-ordered it, It's on back-order...but I'll wait patiently!!
Order one HERE

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //
xoxo


WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY, FIG & FASHION LINK-UP

Hi all. It's another TWO-FER post for MelSheaffer and Shay's What's UP Wednesday on the last Wednesday of every month. I always love reading these so joining in on the fun. As you know Wednesday's around here are fashion link-ups with my dear sisters from The Blended Blog so I incorporate this fun list of what's going on in my life in addition to what I'm wearing lately for the Wednesday Fashion Post! 
Leopard was the perfect accessory with this top. Jeans are J-Lo from Kohl's

 The drape front gives the illusion of a front tuck and the back is the prefect length.
                                                   LUSH top in FIG HERE

Now it's time....

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Mom's Meatloaf recipe, Chunky Chicken Chili (recipe to come soon), Sausage Manicotti, Just Right Chocolate Chip Cookies and ALL Things Pumpkin 

Recipe HERE

Recipe HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Chicago with my Mr. Nine. Recap and Tips HERE. We just said it's about time to go back!!! YES!!


3. WHAT I’M LOVING: I mentioned it on Friday Favs but My New PSL MUG from the most talented watercolor artist I had ever seen. Plus she's as beautiful as they come and she's offering a 10% off Promo Code: LIVINGONCLOUD9


4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Football, Football, Football and missing the oldest two at college.....spending lots in postage for care packages.

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: Fall Coming to an end..it just got here, please don't take it away soon.!

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Don't hurt me but CHRISTMAS Shopping. Yes, it's true, on the hunt for the perfect gifts..

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Having another kiddo home from college this weekend!!! Have not seen his sweet face in 46 days!!!

8. WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING I talked about my Favorite Forms of Entertainment on Monday.....
Bye Bye Netflix for now; Watching the new season of Fall TV, so many goodies to list...but favorite new drama...THIS IS US and comedy: KEVIN CAN WAIT


Gotta Love Kevin James, although he'll always be a UPS man to me, lol

Reading the Secret Life Of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain



9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: If you watch American Idol, you know the winner of the very last season was Trent Harmon. Here is his new video and debut song "There's a Girl"..it's a goodie.


10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Besides the FIG Colored drape blouse I showed you today:
 Football attire and tennis shoes
Plaid Dresses

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Watching our son's school play our other son's old school in a football; match-up sure to please and spending the day on campus when we take the college boy back on Sunday.

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Our getaway up North to our favorite town to chill, eat, hike and see the leaves. Wrote about last years trip HERE

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: A fun couple of projects for 2017.....think HGTV

BONUS: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FALL RECIPE: Well, if you now me, you know I love me all things Pumpkin and yesterday just finished up Tasty Tuesdays with Pumpkin Palooza. My favorite pumpkin recipe came outta this andI'm still thinking about it and will make again soon. Oh and soups start next week cause soups, pumpkin treats and Fall just go hand in hand!! 
PUMPKIN SPICE WHITE CHOCOLATE CARMELITES HERE

Oh and this is always a family pleaser, especially in the Fall
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice HERE

Happy Wednesday, LINK UP YOUR FASHION PRETTIES!!


Linking up with Biana // Totally Terrific Tuesday // Show and Tell Tuesdays // Inspire Me Monday // Inspire Me Tuesday // Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party //  Creative Monday's Blog Hop // Thoughts on Thursday // Creative Muster Party // Wow Us Wednesdays // Wonderful Wednesday's Blog Hop // Feathered Nest Friday // Dishing It & Digging It // Tuesday's at Our Home //Where I'm also Linking up The Pleated Poppy // Oh Hey Girl // Trendy Wednesday // The Mummy Chronicles // Visible Monday // Good HUES-Day //Fresh Fashion Forum //Style Me Wednesday // THT // Spotlight of the Week // Fun Fashion Friday // Two Peas in a Blog//Fashion Moda // WIWT//Fashion Friday // Lizzie in Lace // Shoe and Tell // Trend Spin // Fab Favorites //A Labour of Life // Confident Twosday //I will wear what I like // On The Edge of the Week  //Let it Shine Monday // What I Wore Wednesday // Jersey Girl Texan Heart // Throwback Thursday //Jaymie Ashcraft // Fancy Friday // Wednesday's Wardrobe// Lipstick & Layers // Hit Your Style Sweet Spot
xoxo


PUMPKIN MONKEY BREAD WITH MAPLE DRIZZLE

I'm sad, its the last day of PUMPKIN PALOOA. No worries, my favorite sweet treats are not going away any time soon but for now, this is my last recipe for the orange love extravaganza. My mom used to make a great monkey bread that I would literally stand over the kitchen counter and devour warm. I knew with the sweet cinnamon taste and brown sugar/butter goodness of monkey bread, that it only made since to add a little pumpkin for the perfect Fall treat. 
Yum




What you'll need

PUMPKIN MONKEY BREAD WITH MAPLE DRIZZLE
INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup butter 
3/4 cup light brown sugar 
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough, biscuits cut into quarters   

ICING DRIZZLE
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer
1/4 tsp maple syrup

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add in 3/4 cup brown sugar, pumpkin purée and salt. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, mix sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Add in the biscuit dough pieces and toss in the sugar to coat. 
Place 1/3 of the pumpkin mixture into the bottom of a bundt pan. Arrange half of the biscuit pieces on top and layer in another 1/3 of the pumpkin mixture. Top with the remaining biscuits and then the remaining pumpkin sauce. Place into the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until browned on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. While cooking, mix all of the icing drizzle ingredients until smooth. After the 15 minutes, Invert monkey bread onto a plate. Drizzle with the icing and serve.



Ready to pop in oven
Warm from the oven before inverting



HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY SWEET FRIENDS!!

xoxo


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