it’s beginning to smell like fall by megan

Happy Friday and Happy, Happy Birthday to my darling sister, Lizzy! I am so thankful that she is my sister and my best friend, too. God is so good πŸ™‚ In honor of my sister’s birthday I have been baking and shopping.

My baking has been for Lizzy’s birthday and also for the LSU party I am going to tomorrow.

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white chocolate chip pumpkin cookies

I used this recipe. Except I did not make the icing and I folded in 1 cup of white chocolate chips after all of the ingredients were mixed together. While baking these cookies definitely smelled like fall and that made me smile πŸ™‚

My shopping has been for Lizzy’s birthday gift and my outfit for her birthday outing tonight. I can’t show you Lizzy’s gift, but I can show you the dresses I purchased (ehh, my mom purchased for me). They are from a local boutique, Miche, and I love them all!

IMG_8042I am wearing the dress on the left tonight since we are still experiencing record breaking heat…but aren’t the 2 long sleeved ones so lovely? I can’t wait to wear them!

So tonight’s agenda includes dinner at Palace Cafe

and some Michael Jackson at House of Blues! It is going to be such a fun night and I am so excited to celebrate Lizzy’s birthday with her, our friends, and our family.

Happy Friday!

p.s. I ordered the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster in yellow…very excited about it!

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dear fall, when will you be arriving? by megan

Hi friends!

Okay, so I am beyond ready for fall! It is in the 90’s down here today, y’all. It is October 7 and it is over 90 degrees outside. Sigh. I am dreaming of all things pumpkin and fall right now. Here are some of my favorite images to get me through this Louisiana heat…

{pumpkin cupcakes}

{fall leaves}

{pumpkin pie}

{pretty anthropologie sweater dresses} worn with tights, of course.

{loeffler randall boots} i die for these boots, by the way.

Happy Wednesday!

home sweet home by megan

Happy Monday and last day of summer! Tomorrow is the first official day of fall πŸ™‚ Of course, it won’t feel like fall down here but that’s okay. I will still celebrate with some pumpkin!

Okay, so obviously I’m back from Florida. And it was beautiful and fun and I made a lot of money babysitting my darling cousin. I mean, getting paid to be at the beach is a pretty wonderful job and it was truly a blessing to spend time with my cousin! I am glad to be home though because I have a lot of schoolwork to get finished and an extremely busy week ahead of me.

But, before I go I want to share this pretty little dress I ordered from Anthropologie. It was waiting for me when I got home from Florida!

I can’t wait to pair it with tights or leggings for fall! I even have the cutest thin little pink leather belt to tie around the waist! I am planning on wearing it for me or my sister’s birthday outings coming up in October.

Happy Monday!

very forgetful by megan

Hi y’all! Happy Saturday! So far my Saturday has consisted of this

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and this

IMG_7836This would be the Pumpkin Spice Latte I had after the mentally draining/horrifying PRAXIS…more on that in a minute. But, Starbucks made my day brighter πŸ™‚

Today has been SUCH a day. It was PRAXIS day. Meaning I have been up since 5:15. I was on my schools campus by 6:51…super early for the 7:30 entry time for the test. I thought I was all set…I had my sharpened number 2 pencils (Ticonderoga, the best!), my non-graphing calculator, and my admission ticket. Sounds like I had it all, right? Wrong! I did not have ANY picture ID on me. No student ID, no license, not even a credit card with my name on it. Nothing. A picture ID is required to enter the testing room and to take the test. I did not realize this until my friends and I lined up to enter the auditorium. Y’all I was totally freaking out! I drove to school (a good 40 minutes) without a license!! God was definitely on my side though because my Daddy jumped out of bed when I called him (at 7:20 am on a Saturday) in a panic and delivered it to me in the nick of time (in stormy weather conditions). Seriously. My Dad is such a blessing πŸ™‚ I’m sure y’all must be wondering where my ID’s were, right? They were in my gym bag. I keep my ID’s and such in a cute little Vera Bradley ID pouch and always just throw that pouch in my gym bag instead of bringing my entire purse with me plus my gym bag to the gym. I am usually so good about taking the pouch out of the gym bag and placing it back into my wallet in my purse. God totally taught me a lesson today! I always thought I would never be “the girl who would be so absentminded to forget her picture ID on the day of the PRAXIS”. I mean who could possibly do that? Haha, oh it can happen! Phew…it was close though and definitely had me nervous for a minute!

Anyway, the test was difficult as I expected. But, I’m not going to stress about it. It does not do any good to stress or worry over it. I prepared as best as I could and I took it. It is in God’s control now. I feel so much better knowing that God has it under control for me, too. He always does what is best!

This has been such a rainy and gloomy day. It’s a perfect day for staying in and reading. I even tried to get started on some major school work, but my brain is seriously not capable of thinking. The PRAXIS took a lot of brain power. Oh, it was so rough! Tonight I am heading to a friends house…a very relaxing evening!

Enjoy your night!