PUMPKIN RECIPES PERFECT FOR FALL


Four Pumpkin Recipes You need to Make this Fall
 

I recently took a poll on Instagram Stories (ps. here’s the link to my instagram if we’re not friends on there yet!) and asked you all what you wanted to see on the blog. Most of you requested RECIPES!

I have soooo many recipes I’d love to share with you but I first need to take pretty pictures, ha. But in the meantime here are four mouth watering Pumpkin recipes! I wish I could eat each of these RIGHT NOW (and I also wish the calories would NOT count, ha) I may just have to do some late night baking….

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

PUMPKIN CREAMCHEESE MUFFINS

These ones are UN-FREAKING-REAL! They are 1000000x better than the Starbucks version and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you really want to wow someone, you need to bake these.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies

PUMPKIN SPICE SNICKERDOODLES

These ones are from a super old blog post but you guys, they are soooo good and sooo easy to bake! Just mix up the few ingredients, roll the dough in some pumpkin spice sugar and then bake and voila, delicious cookies!

Pumpkin Spice Scones

PUMPKIN SPICE SCONES

Let’s just say these have a pumpkin spice butter drizzle on them. Seriously, thinking about them makes me drool a bit! They are pretty easy to make and sooo delicious.

chewy melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies

MELT IN YOUR MOUTH PUMPKIN COOKIES

Pumpkin cookies with pumpkin with pumpkin butter cream icing…need I say more!!

Hope this post inspires you to light a candle, make a pumpkin spice latte and get you pumpkin bake on!!!

XO,

Laura

4 WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE


4 Ways to Help With the Back to Work Transition

You guys, I’m going back to work in ONE WEEK. It is blowing my mind that this time next week, I’ll be WORKING!

I’m a mixed bag of emotions right now!! Firstly, I love my job so much. I have amazing co-workers and I get to do what I’m passionate about doing!! Buuuuut I will miss my lazy days with my babies. This time around I’m only going back 4 full days instead of 5 which means I’ll have one more day with the babes! That day gives me soo much peace. It was so different going back last time because I was already 4 months pregnant with London and I knew I’d be back home in 5 months. All that being said, I am SO excited for this new season!!

But with the transition, I know I need to get my butt in gear!! And for me that means ORGANIZING EVERYTHING!

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4 WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE:

Here’s what I’m doing to help keep our household organized as I make the transition back to work!

  1. ORGANIZE WORK CLOTHES

    I’m saying PEACE OUT to the days of wearing leggings all day/every day and HELLO to wearing cute work clothes! Because my body has changed so much in the past two years, I needed to update up my wardrobe. I purged a BUNCH of clothes and then found some new tops. My favourite one that I’m wearing in these pics is from Pink Blush. I wore a ton of their stuff during pregnancy but they also make cute non-maternity clothes too! This top is my favourite. So comfy and goes with everything! I’m in love with the puffy sleeves.
    I’m going to lay my clothes out the night before. It saves me sooo much time in the morning!

  2. PREPARE THE NIGHT BEFORE

    Mornings are going to be CRAZY. James will still be working in October so on days where we have outside care, I’ll need to have things organized and ready to go. For me that means, laying out my clothes + kids clothes, make my lunch and make sure there is food for the kids, and meal prep for dinner next day. This list makes me a bit anxious thinking about it BUT I’m reminding myself that spending 30 minutes the night before is waaay better than being a train wreck who’s late to work the next day!!

  3. MEAL PLAN

    Meal planning will SAVE YOUR LIFE. Ok, not like Jesus will but it will save your sanity. It seriously helps us soooo much. We tend to plan out the meals on Saturday and then do our big shop Sunday morning (we’ll have to change that to Saturday soon as I will be working Sundays!) I try to make at least one meal that will have leftovers. Check out my pinterest board for meal ideas! I write it all out in my planner and then check to see the day before if I need to defrost or do any other prep!

  4. TIME BLOCK

    This is something that I just started to do but it is helping me sooo much! It’s super simple and probably a lot of you are doing it but you basically just block out time in your weeks for different things. This will be VITAL for me to do when I’m back at work. Obviously I’ll have to do it with my workload but also for my evenings. I have a blog/IG, beautycounter biz, workouts etc etc to fit in. So when I time block, I give that thing undivided attention and don’t get distracted with watching IG stories (which I soooo do, all the time!!) Time blocking has helped me become WAY more productive!

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I’d love to hear what keeps you organized!! Let me know your tips in the comments!

Xo,
Laura

WHAT YOU NEED FOR YOUR 0-3 MONTH BABY

WHAT YOU NEED FOR YOUR 0-3 MONTH BABY

There are SOOO MANY BABY THINGS out there. It’s overwhelming. Lots of people say you don’t need much. Those people are liars…or delusional. (JK JK)

But thing is, you do need a lot of stuff….just the right stuff. After having two under two, I learned quickly what you need and what you don’t need.

Scroll for my master list!

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HOW WE GOT OUR BABIES SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT (PART 2, 0-3 MONTHS)

HOW WE GOT OUR BABIES SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT (PART 2, 0-3 MONTHS)

Baby sleep. It is SUCH an obsession! 
Well, at least it was for me...and maybe you if you're reading this...or you've reached the end of your netflix queue and have nothing else to do, ha!

In this post, I will go over baby sleep from 0-3 months. If you haven't read part 1, then get on with it and then come right back! In Part 1, I go over our sleep story and the methods that we used to get our babies sleeping through the night.

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