October Moodboard

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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


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Summer Nail Color Crushes

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Now that we’re finally getting a little glow to our skin, we aren’t quite as shy to show off some loud colors. Summer is our favorite time to flaunt those brights we’ve been eyeing, so show your hands some love and get playful with your color choices!

From top right, clockwise: Loreal in Tangerine Crush // Formula X in Phenomena //  Julep in Alma // Butter London in Fiver // Essie in Geranium // Essie in Urban Jungle

Orange Honey Butter

The Thanksgiving holidays are upon us! With tons of delicious, traditional food to compete with, I never know what to bring. I’ve been using this amazingly delicious and EASY recipe for a few years now at dinner parties and it never occurred to me how it would be a perfect addition to Thanksgiving. I cannot stress enough how easy this is. Seriously, just some butter, honey and an orange. I got my original recipe here, but it’s all about taste, so add or subtract as you go.gm_orangehoneybutter1gm_orangehoneybutter2I was a tad impatient with letting my butter come to room temp, and I don’t have a food processor, so I am embarrassed to admit I used a fork to mash up my butter a bit (oops). I would recommend to either let it sit out so it’s soft enough to mix with a utencil, or whip it up in the food processor to get that fluffy feel. As you can tell, since I did neither of those, mine is a little lumpy. I don’t mind, but for better presentation at a party I might pretty-it-up. Next up is the honey. gm_orangehoneybutter3gm_orangehoneybutter4Knowing me, I added a little more than was in the recipe because I like things sweet. So at this point, it’s a good time to mix it together, to see how it tastes. It should still taste like butter, but a little sweeter. Then zest away!gm_orangehoneybutter5gm_orangehoneybutter6At this point, zest your orange and mix it in – you should have some orange taste in every spread. I then added a little more on top for a garnish (this is totally optional).

Now you’re ready to spread on bread, muffins, biscuits, toast, crescent rolls- whatever!

I hope you find this as tasty and easy as I always have, it really is a fan favorite in our house. I will be whipping up some more on Wednesday to share with family at Thanksgiving, and if you’re blanking on a quick app, bring this with a baguette and you’re good to go!