In celebration of beginning of Fall and the eve of All Hallows Day, I’ve been eating and drinking and thinking all things pumpkin and cider. Last night, I had some friends over and we enjoyed some warm apple cider, a pinch of cinnamon and spiced rum. To make it all we did was mix the ingredients together in a saucepan and heat until it reached the desired temperature. It was a perfect drink to enjoy after enduring the freezing rain that comes along with the change of season.
Next on the list for today is to carve some pumpkins and then make some fresh pumpkin puree from scratch. With the pumpkin puree we are going to make pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin butter. Yum!
This past weekend was a blast. Sunday was one of my oldest friend Kelley’s 22nd birthday, so to celebrate being old she had a “DINO-mite” birthday party. We found some goofy dinosaur hats at Dollar Tree and put on our meanest faces and acted like dinosaurs all night (whatever that even means). It was immature and definitely a lot of fun. Below are two pictures from that night. The other girls in the pictures are my other great friends Niki and Megan.
The next day, my boyfriend David and I made the trek to the beautiful Charleston, SC to do a review of Southern Living’s Taste of Charleston out at Boone Hall Plantation for our blog Capital City Eatz. Here is a pic of the Ravenel Bridge taken on the way there…
You can find a full review of the event on our site (up sometime this week) but in the meantime, here is a short recap. The event was essentially a food festival. All of the best restaurants from around Charleston set up booths and offered samples of their greatest meals. Everything was DELICIOUS. I could not believe I had not been to the festival before this year.
We also got introduced to some amazing people, including Jennifer Z from Time, Inc. and the hilarious Christy Jordan from Southern Living and author of the blog and cookbook Southern Plate. Christy even forced me to do the “YMCA” on stage with her and her staff!
I highly recommend everyone reading this to try and attend the event next year. You (+ your stomach) will not be disappointed!
This weekend I am going to the Isle of Palms with my family to celebrate my parents’ birthdays. My Dad is turning 50 this year! I will be sure to post about it after the festivities.
Have a great week!
Recently I’ve been obsessing over the e-commerce arts and crafts site, Etsy. There is such a large selection and I always find myself wanting to try and make everything I see on the site… so inspiring!
Below are the items I found while perusing the site today. The ring and watch are so vintage and classy and the coasters so modern. Be sure to check out the site for yourself or feel inspired and make some items of your own to sell!