With September coming to an end, I can't help but get excited for the chilly weather ahead and all of the Fall decorating! It's hands down my favorite season each year. I've already started decorating the inside of our home, but I think I'm most excited about creating the coziest of front porches.
Grab yourself your favorite Fall beverage (latte for me!) and scroll on down for some Fall porch inspiration!
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#fallporchgoals, amiright?! I'm going to pretend it isn't 88 degrees right now in St. Louis, and start planning my trip to the pumpkin patch. See ya next time!
You guys. This seasoning is EVERYTHING!
...See what I did there?! ;)
There's not a bagel I enjoy more than the Everything Bagel. The Asiago is a close second, but there's something about all of the different flavors in the Everything Bagel . I specifically enjoy mine toasted with a little chive and onion cream cheese.
My love for this combination started at a little spot right outside of where Dane worked in Clayton. A nice fresh bagel, toasted, on a cool crisp morning always started my day off just right! I think it's because of that setting that I felt inspired to right this post. Fall is quickly approaching and I am beyond excited!
I think my ideal Fall day would go like this:
First, I'd enjoy a nice toasted Everything Bagel with Chive and Onion Cream Cheese out on the deck with my Mocha Latte. Then I'd open up all of the windows, light a few Fall scented candles, the house would be clean of course, a nice meal would be cooking in the crockpot for lunch, and I'd spend the afternoon snuggling next to an open window with Lenna and Harlow. The bigger dogs would be at my feet.
Then sometime around dinner, I'd have a glass of red wine while Dane fired up the grill. I don't even care what he makes because everything tastes good with the smokey flavor from the Big Green Egg! After dinner, we'd have a bonfire, and enjoy each other's company with the crickets in the background, until it was time for bed.
Pretty amazing, right?! I'm interested to hear what your favorite season is and what your ideal day would look like. I can't be the only one who has thought out their ideal day!
Okay, let's get onto the reason we're all here. The Everything Bagel Seasoning you can make right at home! It's super simple and tastes good on more than just a bagel.
1/2 tbsp finely ground sea salt
1-1/2 tbsp dried minced garlic
1-1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and use whenever you'd like, on whatever you'd like!
I know you're not completely shocked at how simple that was. I mean, it's just seasoning. I put all of mine in a seasoning shaker just to keep on hand, but you could of course use it all immediately if you'd like.
Okay, that's it for today. I'm off to make more of my Fall favorites!
Last week, Dane and I took Lenna on her very first road trip. We drove 13 hours to Colorado Springs to visit Dane's sister Katie and her family. Dane and I were both very impressed with how well Lenna travels. She basically slept the entire time!
Last Thursday, we all took a minor road trip to Lake Dillon for a small hike on our way to Breckenridge for the day. The view was amazing! There was a bald eagle flying overhead, but I wasn't able to capture it. It just felt like 'MERICA!'
Before heading off to Breckenridge, we stopped at Pug Ryan's Tiki Bar on the lake for lunch and drinks. The food was great, the drinks were ...well, a little strong...and the view was unbeatable! But then Lenna crapped all over herself and ruined what was left of that magical moment. Kids...amiright?!
It was slowly creeping out the front of her diaper, so to save the appetites of those around us, I quickly covered Lenna with my jacket and rushed her to the truck for a diaper change. It. Was. EVERYWHERE! In pure amusement (I'm sure), she was waving her arms up and down in an aggressive manner, touching her poopy tummy each time. I managed to get the onesie up over her head without getting poop on her face, but it was on her arms, legs, hands...oh my gosh. I was panicked. This was BY FAR the worst poop experience I've had since becoming a new Mom!
Just when I thought we were over the obstacle, she pees. Mid diaper swap. And because of the angle she was laying in the back of the truck, it ran down the changing mat and onto my shirt, shorts, and shoes. Most of it landing in the Weathertech floor mats. As I reached for a wipe with lightning speed, she pukes. And of course I left the burp cloth back at our table. Rookie mistake.
At this point, I know she's testing me and I'm failing. I decided the situation could NOT get any worse (I mean, liquid had already come out of all of her holes), so I frantically called Dane who was still back at the bar.
Without any questions, he just responded that he was on his way. When he got to the truck, I had explained everything that had happened, and we just stood in the parking lot laughing so hard we could hardly stand. Poor Lenna was just laying there, waiting for her parents to get their shit together.
Luckily, we had hand & face wipes to clean her body, and an extra set of clothes in the diaper bag. We were able to head off to Breckenridge and enjoy the rest of our day!
I know I'm not alone here....what's your best baby disaster story?! Share it in the comments below!
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Life, Entrepreneurial, and Home Bloggers based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Follow along in the diary of our lives, as they started on Dresden Avenue.