All posts tagged: fall

My Daily Bread // Family Chili Recipe.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
It’s that time of year. Your Christmas tree is probably up, most of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten through, and possibly, there’s a little bit of snow on the ground. For me, two of those things are true,?still no snow days for me yet! But even if none of those things are true, you cannot go wrong with chili. If I thought my last time in the kitchen was bad, then this time is in a category all it’s own. I have to admit, getting the hang of cooking is much harder than it looks! Getting all the right ingredients, preparing the food successfully, everything running smoothly, at the same/correct time, and then coming out deliciously? Much harder said then done. But, I learn something new every time. This time around I found out just how important it is to have simple recipes when you don’t cook often. One reason is, you will waste a ton of money on random ingredients that will end up going bad before you…

November Wrap Up

Originally posted on One Little Bookshelf:
As per usual, I am amazed by how fast this month is gone. I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas! I hope everyone has had a good month as is settling into the holiday spirit ūüôā Anyway, onward to the wrap up! What I read this month… Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #6-10 by Cassandra Clare et al. I really enjoyed these last few stories ūüôā I’ve read the 10 novellas over the last three months, so it’s nice to have finished them. You can find my review of each story here. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera I really liked this book, and thought it was very unique and stood out in the busy YA Contemporary genre. If you haven’t already read this book, I would definitely recommend it! You can find my review here. The Assassin’s Blade, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas I have fallen head-over-heels in love with the¬†Throne of Glass series. This is such an exciting world, with amazing…

How to update your makeup bag for fall

Originally posted on Posh & Spicy:
Hey ladies Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. There is more of everything. More colors, more clothes and more makeup. Since the¬†change of season brings both wardrobe and beauty updates alike i will help you with some basic tips to get your make up bag up to date.¬† Swap your foundation shade Not many know this but your skin tone tends to change with the season. Either because your summer tan is fading or your complexion is changing due to weather changes. I usually have a winter and a summer shade. Have a color-match test done at a beauty counter to ensure that your foundation shade is up to date Go berry And by that i mean your lipstick. Retire from those barely there nudes and glossy lips, now is the time to be bold and berry. The most hottest colors are plum, burgundy, wine and deep red. Say goodbye to your bronzer Your orange toned bronzer will not look right with your fall look. Instead…

Autumn Lip & Nail Essentials

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
So it’s a blogger’s favourite time of year again, Autumn! Out come all of the oversized jumpers, boots and of course the berry toned makeup (oh how we’ve missed all the different shades).¬†We’ve decided to show you guys what we’ll be wearing this Autumn in terms of nail polishes and lipsticks. Hopefully if you’re looking to treat yourself to some new¬†makeup this season, you’ll find something here that takes your fancy! Rachel- Barry M ‘Nighshade’ Nail Polish &¬†Collection ‘Scorned’ Lipstick I love dark colours anyway but there’s something so great about wearing them at this time of the year! This deep purple nail polish is my go-to shade as soon as Autumn arrives. I love wearing¬†black nail varnish but sometimes I feel like it’s too harsh, this dark purple is the perfect shade¬†as it’s¬†in between, meaning I feel a bit ‘girlier’!¬†I’ve paired it with this purple lipstick from Collection’s Gothic Glam range. It’s quite dark against my pale¬†skin tone but since it’s Autumn I do feel as though…

Low-Fright Movie Night: Halloween Movies That Won’t Scare Your Pants Off

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
I love almost everything about Halloween. Candy? Awesome. Costumes? Fun! Falling leaves, cider, donuts, tacky decorations? Sure! But there’s one big part of the holiday I can’t get behind: being scared. Slasher movies gross me out. I love ghost stories and spooky stuff, but as night falls and I’m alone in my 105-year-old house, I really, really wish I had skipped it. Besides, there’s plenty of real-life stuff to be afraid of, like repaying my student loans, or the prospect that the dead mouse I found this morning has left a widow and children somewhere in my house. Scaring myself silly over things that probably don’t exist doesn’t help matters. So what to do if you want to get into the Halloween spirit, but don’t want the Halloween spirit to keep you up in the middle of the night? Here are some of my favorite Halloween movies – either gently supernatural, or set during the season – that don’t leave me feeling all goosebumpy. Harry Potter Pick a Harry Potter,…

Apple Pie Streusel Bars

Originally posted on Chey Chey from the Bay:
After picking about a million apples last week (see here,) it’s time to start baking! I’m not a huge fan of cooking savory dishes with fruit, so I’m going to be eating quite a bit of sweets this month. After Googling all the possible apple recipes I could whip up, I came across this one¬†by Sally¬†that looked delicious- and easy! So, I decided to make my own version of it. I love the shortbread crust and will definitely be using it a lot more in my baking adventures. It’s the perfect combo of my two of my favorite things: butter and sugar. Combine that crust with almost anything and it’s ¬†guaranteed to be a winner! For these bars, I used a nice variety of sweet and tart apples- some Grannies and Empires. This is the first of many Fall desserts I’ll be indulging in, over these next few months– hope it is for you too ūüôā I’m all about the Fall flavors! Apples, pumpkin, cinnamon and spice……

Green dress to impress

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
Autumn is here which means the darker colours are out and I love this shade of Jade great/teal. It is flattering for every shade of skin and it is perfect for this time of year. This dress is a tight knee length which is great as it can be worn for lots of occasions although it has that added with of detail with the cut out back. It has a turtle neck which is really in fashion this year and because this dress is quite simple I have been able to dress it up with a a statement necklace which I love! Dress РMiss Selfridge £19.99 Shoes РPublic Desire £19.99 Necklace РEsprit £24.99