This October has been beautiful! The leaves have changed, the weather is gorgeous (a tad warm this week if you ask me thought…), and we’re feelin inspired! What about October has made you happy? xo
I wasn’t able to take as many photos of these delicious donuts as I would have hoped because of the terrible lighting and bad weather on Columbus Day weekend in New Hampshire, but I had to share because they’re that good!
I recently picked up a donut pan from Goodwill and have been dying to make baked donuts! Awhile back, I made baked gluten free donuts with my friend Lauren (recipe here), and since I got my own pan, I had been on the lookout for the perfect recipe. I was having trouble finding the right baked donut recipe, and A Happy Food Dance’s recipe was just that! My family loved the donuts, and it was the perfect rainy day activity. Can’t wait to make more!
Donuts (Makes around 8):
+ 5 tablespoons butter, softened
+ ½ cup sugar
+ 1 egg
+ ½ cup milk
+ 1 teaspoon vanilla
+ 1 tablespoon baking powder
+ ½ teaspoon salt
+ 1½ cups all-purpose flour
Fall is in full force now that it’s somehow the middle of October! The temps have finally lowered a bit and the sweaters are coming out. Before winter hits, we’re hoping to have the best fall ever…
Christa’s fall bucket list:
+ Hit up as many farmers markets as possible
Make donuts with my new donut pan (post coming soon!)
+ Figure out a storage system for storing my boots so they look this good next fall!
+ Actually watch Rosemary’s Baby this year
+ Travel to Boston more to visit Reg!
+ Hike more while the leaves are this gorgeous
+ Walk, instead of drive, to as many local things as possible
+ Finish Moby Dick by Thanksgiving
Reg’s fall bucket list:
+ Sunset wine on the Charles River with blankets
+ Hike Monad again!
+ Biking around the city
+ Make mulled spiked cider and wine
+ Walk the Arnold Arboretum
+ Teach a yoga class for my friends in the park
+ Get up early to take photos before the city wakes up
+ Bake all of the apple everything
What’s on your fall bucket list?
What a beautiful Friday! The sun is out, and we’re hoping it stays that way for the long weekend! Christa is heading up to New Hampshire and Reg is chillin in Boston to go apple picking/cider donut eating with her gal pals. We’ll both continue to binge on the new Bon Iver album – which is amazing. What are y’ll up to?
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cct // I’m hoping to actually watch some scary movies this October! This list is helping us pick really good ones. The ones I really want to watch are: Rosemary’s Baby, Let The Right One In, The Wicker Man (1973), Jaws, Psycho, and Carrie.
Isn’t this Fall weather gorgeous?! It makes us want to be outside as much as possible, enjoying what little outdoor weather we have left! With a long weekend ahead of us (and if the hurricane steers clear), we’re thinking about a beautiful Fall picnic! We created a pretty delicious picnic spread with CT Eats Out that we can’t wait to share with you! Links below to the tasty recipes.
Styling by Gardenias & Mint, Photos by Allegra Anderson
Guys, it’s finally cooled down enough for jeans, in fact it’s been *perfect* jean weather recently! Our newest jean love is frayed bottom jeans. Have you been seeing them around? We’re seeing them in stores all over the place (Loft, Urban, Nordstrom, Madewell) but did you know they’re pretty easy to make on your own?! Christa chopped a pair of jeans that were a bit too long recently and loves the look! Check out ways to style our new favorite trend…
Hope everyone’s weekends are off to a great start! We’re kind of loving the grey rainy weekend vibes, because it’s making morning coffee in bed with Netflix that much better. Or why could always try to be at least a little productive by swapping out summer wardrobes for our fall layers. Hmm decisions, decisions.
See ya on Monday!
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rkv // This affordable kitchen makeover is not only impressive, but probably the funniest DIY I’ve ever read
cct // Workin it
Happy hump day, friends! We’re trying to brighten up this gloomy day with fun walls! If you’re in the Hartford area, you should check out these cheery murals (on the side of the road on Pope Park Highway) – there are green, purple and blue ones too!
With the weather finally cooling down, it was the perfect day to break out the clogs and a long cozy sweater. To be honest, this outfit is pretty much my uniform in the fall! I love classic neutrals with some gold jewelry and a fun shoe.
I was most excited about my DIY necklace though! I grabbed some thin leather from Michaels and tied myself a little chocker. Thinking about doing a DIY post with a couple variations of what you can do with the leather strips! Stay tuned!
Gap Sweater (similar) // Gap Belt (similar) // American Eagle Jeans // White Tank from Marshalls (similar) // Lotta from Stockholm Clogs // Vintage Purse (similar) // Madewell Cuff // Urban Outfitters Sunnies
Happy Monday, loves! How is October a week away?! We’re officially into Fall and we’re excited for Fall things, like apple picking, Halloween & socks! We’re also into crafty goods, neutrals and graphic typography – visible below!
^ Yes, please!!
^ Just so dainty & beautiful
Hello first Fall Friday🙂 We welcome you with wide open arms. This weekend is looking like it’ll be just the right amount of crispiness in the air and we are mega amped. We also get to have a little galpal time, with us both hanging out on the Hartford scene for some catching up, dining out, and a photo shoot with our collab team over at CT Eats Out. Can’t wait!
See ya all Monday!
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