Em’s Halloween Decorations

10.10.2016 by Emily |

I’m way too of a scaredy-cat to get way in to Halloween….so we usually just have a few decorations up with nothing that will scare me if I go downstairs the middle of the night…haha!

It’s so fun having a two year old that is starting to notice the holidays and season changes and helps me put the new decorations up.

This year I just pulled few black decorations from the Halloween bin, and placed them on white cake stands and my open shelving. I love that it only took five minutes and gives us a little festivity for October.

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The black crows and creepy cloth are from the Dollar Tree.
THESE towels from Williams-Sonoma are a new favorite!

Happy Monday to you all, hope you have a great week.

-Emily x

Baked Peaches

10.07.2016 by sarah and emily |

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Utah peaches are so amazing right now. Bake them in the oven with crumble, serve with cream and you have the most amazing dessert ever for these cool and chilly autumn nights!


4 peaches halved
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter
1/2 c flour
1/2 c oats
dash of cinnamon
cream/ice cream to serve

Make crumble by combining oats, flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon should be crumb-like. Place peaches face up on cookie sheet or baking dish and spread crumble over top.

Bake at 350 for 30 mins until crumble is golden brown and peaches are soft.

Serve with heavy cream or ice cream and enjoy every. single. calorie. Serves 8, or you can eat them all up for yourself and we won’t tell a soul!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

-Sarah and Em x

Holler Dollar: Water Glass

10.05.2016 by Sarah |

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There is something we love about setting the table for family dinner.

We still take delight in cloth napkins and pretty glassware, and pull them out even for slightly special occasion like Sunday dinner. They make even an ordinary meal a special occasion.

We have been liking these water glasses from the Dollar Tree! They have thick glass which just makes them easier to use and keep (dishwasher friendly!).

Are you expecting a large crew for the holidays? These glasses are your answer to a pretty and practical table!

Autumn Books for Kids

10.03.2016 by Sarah |


We love using picture frame shelves to display kid books like Sarah did in the twins’ nursery HERE.

Displaying seasonal books gets the kiddies excited for the upcoming months, helps us not to forget a book before the season is over and is instant decorating for the room too. Here are our favorites…

Room on the Broom HERE

 ‘touch and feel’ Fall HERE

Owl Babies HERE

Spooky House HERE

 Where is Baby’s Pumpkin HERE

The Gruffalo HERE

In the Forest HERE

What you have a favorite we need to add to our collection? We’d love to add a few more!

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Soup

09.30.2016 by sarah and emily |

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You guys know how much we love a good sweet potato, as well as a hearty soup, so here’s a recipe perfect to kick off soup season!


three medium sweet potatoes
32 oz carton of chicken broth
one small onion
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


Peel and cube sweet potatoes and dice onion. Saute in olive oil on med-high until onion is clear and potatoes are slightly tender. Add chicken broth, reduce heat and simmer until sweet potato is soft (about 30 mins). Blend with immersion blender and season with nutmeg and s+p to taste. Serve with a swirl of heavy cream. Serves four.

Best served on a chilly and windy day!!!

Sar and Em x