It feels like an annual tradition, once the pumpkin hits the shelves I have to get one of these! It’s like a “throwback” to the days I used to work there…. Yes, sometimes I miss it.

Thank goodness there’s a Godiva store near by! 


Signs of Autumn 

Gotta love the retail world! They’re always trying to be a step ahead of Mother Nature!!

But I did enjoy our mother- daughter matching Pumpkin Spice Lattes today!!!


So Hermine is making her presence known, the winds are much cooler (feels great), the leaves are starting to fall because of it and today it got darker a half hour earlier.

The feeling in the air calls for Cowboy Chili!! A dish that I’ve been making ever since I saw an episode on the Food Network featuring Chef Tim Love and the Chuckwagon Trail/Tour.

School snacks 

With the kiddos back at school packing for snack time and lunch time can sometimes call for creativity.

We have to keep in mind the kids with allergies, even if yours don’t have any. I know at a certain age they get used to having allergies and know what they can and cannot have. But, we can do our part to help them not have to worry so much.

With that being said, through an awesome website group called MomsMeet (www.greenmomsmeet.com) I was chosen to have a sample party. The product I was chosen for is MadeGood Granola.

You HAVE to try them (www.madegoodfoods.com)!!!  Their granola bars and minis are allergy free- they don not contain peanuts or tree nuts.

Bonus!! The taste is great! They remind me of no-bake oatmeal bars.