Since the Fall weather has been so beautiful the last few days, we wanted to really enjoy it & take some photographs at the park.
So we grabbed our camera, walked to Starbucks (obviously. Starbucks is a must), than to the park. The local Starbucks is literally only a 2 minute walk from our place and the park is also close by, so it’s perfect!
In other news, we finally got a new computer & everything is up and running, so you can expect regular posts from now on – We are so excited!
How cute are these coffee cozies?!
I posted about them previously in my Favorite Things post which you can see here.
We love our coffee cozies! They do a great job of keeping the coffee warm. So handy & cute.
Laura got the Heart cozy, and Natasha got the Pumpkin cozy.
We ordered them from Faith’s Yarn Works on Etsy. Check out Ashlen’s work – she has some beautiful knitted goods. We are big fans! 🙂
Natasha’s Johnny Cupcakes hoodie. If you haven’t heard of Johnny Cupcakes, definitely check out his site! His story is so inspiring.
Even though Fall is nearly over, we couldn’t help but post about one of our favorite things about Fall – Practical Magic. We ended up watching a movie called Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman a few weeks ago and it quickly became our favorite Fall movie. We are obsessed.
Here are 3 reasons why Practical Magic is the greatest Fall movie ever:
Oh. my. gosh.
If you are looking for hair inspiration, look no further – you have to watch this movie.
I was literally mesmerized by Nicole Kidman’s hair during the whole movie.
Both Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman’s hair are super long, shiny and gorgeous and my mom and I couldn’t stop making comments about their hair! Serious hair envy.
Now I can’t stop thinking about dying my hair a light red colour.. (one day. it’s gonna happen).
It’s worth it to watch this movie just for the house & decor alone. By far the best movie house ever! The book & movie take place in New England but due to bad weather & financial reasons they built and filmed the house in San Juan Park, Washington. The entire house was a specially built architectural shell (the house had no actual rooms on the inside), and was built on a platform. All the interior scenes of the house were shot on sets in LA and the house was taken down after filming. (so sad!)
I loved everything about the grand white Victorian house in the movie but my favorite part was by far the kitchen. This is my dream kitchen. Get ready to swoon…
Practical Magic is all about love, family, & girl power combined with the magicalness of potions, spells and all things witches. It’s a fun, feel-good movie that represents positivity and sisterhood & is perfect to watch during the Fall. Grab your best girlfriends, pour some margaritas & get into the Fall spirit with Practical Magic!
I loved the movie so much that I painted a little picture of Sandra Bullock’s character ‘Sally Owens‘, & the Amas Veritas (True Love) Spell. I found this cute print on etsy, and decided to paint my own version to put on my bookshelf. The original print/painting is by etsy user: woodwings, which you can see here.
To conclude this post, I leave you with one of my favorite scenes from Practical Magic.. “Hang On To Your Husbands, Girls!”
Today we are sharing a simple, fresh and healthy recipe for a Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie! During the summer I’m always craving a fresh fruit smoothie, and this is one of my favorites.
Add blueberries to the raspberry layer for an extra fruity punch!
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (plus extra if you want to sprinkle some on top of the drink afterwards)
coconut water (frozen into 6 ice cubes)
1/2 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional)
honey (optional: to add some sweetness)
1. We are going to make the coconut layer first – Place 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 6 coconut water cubes and 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional) into blender and blend. Pour mix into glass and rinse blender.
2. Now for the raspberry layer – blend 1 cup of fresh raspberries, the 1/2 frozen banana and 1/4 cup cup greek yogurt. If you prefer sweet drinks, add 1 teaspoon of honey before blending. Pour mix into glass & decorate the top with coconut flakes!
After searching through everything-Fall related on Pinterest, I came across a few different Halloween Milkshakes. I thought they were so cute, I had to re-create one and make my own Spooktacular Halloween Milkshake! It’s an extremely easy, classic vanilla milkshake recipe with some added Halloween treats to add some spookiness! It’s so festive & fun, and kids will love it!