Thursday, November 27, 2014

Keeping Thanks In Mind

Hi everyone! By now I am assuming everyone is baking and getting ready for Thanksgiving. I just want to say how amazing it is that there is a holiday for giving thanks! I mean think about how important Christmas is to everyone. You receive and give, but the other part of that has to be being thankful for that. I think of Thanksgiving as a reminder that what we have is more than a lot of people. 

Like a T.V which I am currently watching the Macy Thanksgiving Parade, and the sweet smells coming from the kitchen, and sitting in this chair with a blanket. I hope you guys are enjoying your Thanksgiving and will come back for more posts and ideas! 

One more thing! My neighbor showed me these guys that are amazing:

Listen to them and really really enjoy your day!!

XO AnnaD

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pinterest Week

I've spent hours on pinterest this week just searching for girls room decor, how to make your own gift bag, and some gift ideas.  I did end up finding a number of things on pinterest, and I really want to do some to my room, but it involves a lot of new purchases. I'm not very fond of those.

I also found so many cute quotes on etsy as well! And I wanted to share some with you:

  • She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.
  • Some girls are born with glitter in their veins!
  • She turned her "CANT'S" into "CANS", and her "DREAMS" into "PLANS!"
  • She Believed she Could so she Did.
  • Be your own kind of beautiful.
There were so many others, but I definitely liked these the best.

What I ended up doing to my room was taking my giant yellow pillow and pink ruffle pillow and placed them beneath the giant pink tissue paper flowers I made. I found different bedrooms and thought you might want to see them. I love all of these and would have already turned my room into these if I had more room... hmm. (It would be wrong to knock out a wall without asking, right?)  


Gold is in. But gold polka dots are even more in!

I am starting a new series called "12 Days of Chevron." December 13 will be the start of the series and it will end December 25. Everyday I will post a DIY gift that you can do in no time. Also you can expect there to be chevron incorporated into these gifts. ;)

So that is all for today, but I will be back, as always. And I am updating my about page so check that out. 

XO AnnaD

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November Reading List

This month I read only two series, I am sorry there are only two books but please check them out. Remember to follow these rules before reading a book:

  • Read the description. Covers can be deceiving!
  • Check the Library. Most of the time you can borrow the book instead of purchasing it. 
  • If one of your friends recommends a book, it is probably good. Your friends are your friends because you like their style. If they like a book, you might like it too!

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed 

 XO AnnaD

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Comfort food. Food. I have another post for you with food. I hope you don't mind! Yesterday I made these in the morning and everyone was asking for seconds! Of course, I mean, it's pumpkin! Why wouldn't someone want seconds? I hope you guys will like these, I do.

I did change this up a bit and added my own personal touch. I put in about three teaspoons of Maple Syrup. It definitely gave it an extra sweet taste. Also I did make up a glaze to drizzle on top and I'll give you the recipe for that too.  

  •  3 cups oats 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • sprinkle of ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients for cookies together. 
  2. Drop by the spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.
  4. Mix ingredients for glaze.
  5. Let cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet then remove from pan to cooling rack.
  6.  Pour glaze over the cookies. Serve these warm.
I encourage everyone to try these. They are truly truly amazing. I was saving the one in the picture, but it didn't last. I ate it. Try it, so easy, so yummy, yes! I feel like a T.V. show host. 

XO AnnaD