Okay, hands down, the major highlight from this week was Sunday. Mike’s family is so much fun– we celebrated his older sister’s birthday with good ol’ fashioned fun and games. Sack races, bobbing for apples, and velcro ball tosses. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. Things, naturally, got competitive, and I was so soaked from bobbing for apples that I had to go home in his brother-in-law’s sweats! Highly recommend doing this as a fall activity.
I came up for air only to find out I had lost the round hahaha! This is totally a “reality” portion of an expectation of bobbing for apples (like a cute, civilized fall activity!) vs. reality (plunging your head into freezing water for ten minutes).
Here’s what has been on my radar this week.
ONE // Gluten-Free Apple Blondies
I made these gluten-free apple blondies this weekend with some of the apples I picked last Saturday. I found the recipe on Pinterest. Which, you know, can either be widely successful or a complete and utter disaster. This was a HUGE HIT. I would 100% make these again. I didn’t have the right size pan so I made them in a muffin tin– which was actually kind of perfect for serving at a party. I just watched them a little more closely as they baked and added on time until a toothpick came out cleanly. The maple glaze on top was especially a crowd-pleaser.
TWO // Table Linens
These are some of the most gorgeous table linens. I love the tablecloths and the napkins so much. You can mix and match for different combinations. I wish the tablecloths came in circular sizes for our dining table! Will settle for some fun napkins though. Perfect for a gorgeous dinner party!!
THREE // InstaNovels
The NY Public Library has Instagram Stories containing classic novels. YEP! Talk about a novel way (😉) to utilize social media. They started it last summer, so it’s not “new” news, but a friend just sent it to me and I thought it was too cool to not share.
FOUR // Turban Headband
Finally! A turban headband that I like. Not going to lie, I haven’t been super into the turban headband trend lately. So many of them are super thick. (All I can think about is that one judge on the Food Network who wears the headbands!) I like a good headband though, and J. Crew’s has the style of the turban without the extra height.
FIVE // City Hall Wedding Look
Reading Over the Moon’s wedding blog is one of my guilty pleasures even though I don’t really want a big “real” wedding and would prefer to do a simple city hall situation. I absolutely loved this bride’s last-minute ponytail + black satin ribbon for their city hall wedding before their bigger ceremony/reception. Fun inspo!