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!

oh happy day by megan

Hello! I hope your Thursday has been going well. Mine certainly has!! I can’t wait to share it with y’all…

My mama and I spent the day together…shopping! It was so much fun. I scored some super stuff at the Gap like boyfriend jeans and a shrunken schoolboy blazer. Then we wandered into Ann Taylor Loft because my mom had things on hold for us. My mom is a sucker for all things Ann Taylor Loft. I can ocassionally find things I like in there, too.Β  And, today I did! I found a cute dress for fall (to wear with tights) to wear under this shawl neck sweater vest or this drapey sweater vest. My mama got some equally cute things as well. We’re gonna share the two sweaters…made us feel a little better about buying both, haha.Β  None of this was on sale…but I did find a great steal today that I could not pass up.

Behold:

IMG_7630A linea pelle dylan bag. At TJ Maxx. I spotted it (I have an eye for this) and grabbed it. My heart was racing, I tell you! I was so excited I almost cried. The price was too good to pass up. Thank God for TJ Maxx.

IMG_7633Isn’t she pretty? It is a bit smaller than the huge Longchamp I am carrying now…but I will work it out!

I also scored an adorable cookbook at TJ Maxx

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And I can’t wait to bake up batches of these triple chocolate muffins

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and these griddle cake. Mmm. They remind me of the McGriddles at McDonalds. Does anyone else love those? I have not had one in years…

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Well, I’m off to watch Gilmore Girls. Tonight I am finally going to see Harry Potter and I could not be more excited πŸ™‚

I hope y’all are having a gorgeous Thursday!

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