10.30.2012

Sweater Weather

One of my favorite parts about Fall would be wearing a good chunky and cozy sweater. Is there anything better? It's like walking around with a blanket, all the time. But it's socially acceptable, a blanket might not be.
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So when Simply Audrey sent me this sweater, I was over the moon! It's definitely a new favorite of mine. Don't judge me when you see it in every post this Fall and Winter.
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I'm still obsessed with this necklace from Jennifer Lane Designs. The perfect locket.
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You might be thinking "Gentri, why do you still do your hair like that?" and my answer would be "I'm sorry, but I am not going to stop. I kinda like it. And it's easy peesy. Even if it went out with the old millennium..."
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I'm also still obsessed with these shoes. Wearing them everywhere!!
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And of course, I had to throw the leaves. They were just too tempting, sitting at my feet in nice piles saying "throw us! throw us!". So I did.
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Be sure to head on over to Simply Audrey and check out their shop.

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10.25.2012

LOTM- Please Sir, I want S'mores- Recipe

There may be a winner announced at the end of this post... stay tuned!
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This week for Ladies of the Mountain/ LOTM, we wanted to share some of our favorite Mountain Recipes.

A classic mountain dessert would be S'mores. Of course! What if you could eat them any time, without almost burning your house down by making them over the stove?

Feast your eyes on S'mores Treats!

First- Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil, and then line with graham crackers. 
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Then evenly cover the graham crackers with mini marshmallows (we didn't have any, and I didn't want to go to the store. So I used the large ones. They didn't work as well, but it's still super tasty) and 2 cups of chocolate chips.
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In a bowl, microwave 3/4 cups butter and 3/4 cups brown sugar. I also added 1 tsp. Vanilla, I think it really made the recipe even better.

Then poor the mixture evenly over the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 (fahrenheit) for 8-10 minutes.
When it's done, cut up into bars and serve!

Now, this is not a mess free treat... And it's not a "pretty" treat. It's S'mores. And if you think the regular kind are messy, wait until you try these! But they are OH so good!
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Now, I know this picture looks like a big ol' mess. But trust me! They're delicious!
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Check out the other LOTM!


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10.23.2012

Witches Night Out/ In

Every year my mom hosts a witches night out party. She goes ALL out and costumes are required!

Just look at the invitation for this year. Seriously?!
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When all the witches had arrived, it was time for a group photo! Look at these gorgeous ladies!
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They always go ALL out!
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Time for some Witchy style!
This lady, oh I love her. This is Lauren's (blog HERE) mom! We're neighbors. It's cool. But seriously, the lashes, the feathers, and...
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The GLOVES!
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Oh, this lady, she always is a show stopper! One year she was Maleficent! And one year, not for the party, she was Ursula! Like, with the tentacles and everything! She had to be driven around in the bed of their truck. haha!
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I loved the simple and chic outfit that this witch was rockin!
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And of course, classic striped stockings. Always a hit!
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This is Mary, she went and had her makeup done by a professional costume and theater company!
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and last but not least, look at this cape!! She is a costume guru. Seriously.
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Then it was time to settle down and enjoy the food! Soup, cheese rolls, egg rolls, salad, and lots of pumpkin muffins? I love having parties hosted at my house... I get to join in on the food!
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Look at this set up. My mom is so talented.
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After dinner it was time for Bunco. Everyone left with a prize (aka Halloween decoration)!!
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This is my mom's hat. It looked completely different when she bought it, but it wasn't good enough. So she fixed it...
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Despite all the faces in this picture, they had an AMAZING time! I guess I just couldn't capture the right moment.
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I wasn't even really part of the party, and yet, I had so much fun! These ladies are hilarious!! The happiness was bursting through the walls. And my favorite part was that every so often, one of them would just break out a witch cackle. It was TOO funny!

A post on my mom's Halloween decor is coming soon. It's ridiculous, in an awesome way.

10.22.2012

Opera Outfit

I needed a fancy yet not too fancy outfit for the night at the Opera. I had been dying to have a leather a-line skirt, so I was super excited when I found this blush colored one at H&M. I love having a touch of leather in an outfit.
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This shirt is from Sexy Modest Boutique. They're an awesome boutique in Utah, but you can also buy their items on their Facebook page!
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I wanted to do my makeup a little different than normal for the evening event. So I decided to do a smokey eye. I usually keep my eye neutral and do a bold lip.
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But I really enjoyed Doing the smokey eye for a night. I used to do it all the time, I think I'll start doing it more often, again.
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I wanted to balance the smoky eye with a lighter lip. This color is called "Peach-Stock" from MAC. I looooove this color!
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What do you think? Fancy enough for the Opera? I already wore it, so it doesn't really make a difference. haha!
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