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Slice of Life Saturday’s ~ Boot Season!

Happy Saturday, folks!

It’s officially boot season here in Baltimore. I was finally able to christen one pair of my riding boots last Saturday–hooray! Since I live in my pjs during the week, the weekends are pretty much the only chance I get to wear my boots, so it’s going to take awhile to bust a move in all of them. Yeah, I may have to stop buying a pair of boots every year. The new shoe rack Squirrel built me is full. I asked him is he would build me an overflow area, but all I got in return was an indignant look–I guess that’s a no. No worries, I’m skilled in stacking.

Boot Season |

Are you thinking about your Thanksgiving menu? I have mine all planned out. Here’s what we’re having:

Thanksgiving Menu 2014 |

Two weeks ago, Squirrel and I unplugged and took a trip to the woods. The weather was absolutely amazing. It felt so good to walk away from the computer and my busy schedule for a few days. I actually finished an entire book, and I got to do so by the warmth of a fire. Squirrel can’t catch a fish to save his life, but he can gather the heck out of some fire wood. We had a roaring fire three days straight.

Camp Fire |

Fall Puppy |

Maddox (our pup) lounged around in the leaves and waited for handouts–they’re were plenty. Aside from a walk to the lighthouse, the three of us just sat around and snacked on campfire food. It was a pretty epic three days. I even put in the extra effort before the camping trip and made Smitten Kitchen’s homemade graham cracker recipe. They were worth every minute of effort. If you’ve never had a homemade graham cracker, I recommend trying them at least once.
Crushing On



I don’t currently have any fancy holiday plans, but I’m about to find some just so I can buy this dress.

These boots–as if I need another pair.

These Loaded Junk Food Brownies.

I want to devour an entire bag of these Rum Spiked Caramels.

This shirt is currently in my Etsy cart for Squirrel.

These vibrant dipped bamboo utensils.

I’m about to re-decorate my living room for this couch.

This recipe for French Toast Waffles.



3 Responses to “Slice of Life Saturday’s ~ Boot Season!”

  1. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

    love all the favorites and your camping trip! I’m so jealous that you get to make Thanksgiving dinner-I don’t think that’ll happen for me until I get much older *le sigh*


  2. #
    Amber @ Mamas Blissful Bites — November 11, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Love reading your Slice of Saturday! Unwind girlfriend, we all need it! Your Thanksgiving menu looks delicious!


  3. #
    shannon — November 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

    BOOOOOOOOTS! boots are my everything: i get them out like, the MINUTE labor day ends and i don’t even care. :) i actually got made fun of/verbally assaulted last week by some florida natives while i was on vacation b/c i was wearing my riding boots and a tee shirt. total jerks: it wasn’t even hot there, and i looked CUTE. :)

    i love your boots: are those the steve madden ones? i feel like i was eyeing those boots at DSW the other day.


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