Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Purple Rain

Cold has come to Colorado Springs and that means one word... tights! I love tights. I am not a huge accessory person (although I am trying to change that) so I feel tights add pop to any outfit. I ordered six dresses and pairs of tights from Old Navy last week and my goodies arrived yesterday.

The dress was really warm, which was great since the high today was only forty. I got compliments on the tights which makes me super excited to wear the other fun colors I got. I tried to buy dresses that weren't quite matchy with the tights but would still look put together without being too funky.

Dress: Old Navy, Tights: Old Navy, Boots: Target

One of my favorite things about the cooler weather is the amazing scents Bath and Body Works comes up with. I stopped by on Monday and bought two candles that make every evening perfection with their scent. Since I don't have a fireplace candles are my insta-cozy go to. I chose the sparkling icicles one and The Husband chose the frosted cranberry.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Apple Brown Betty

Fall is the season of baking. I don't know what it is about the crunchy leaves and chill air that makes me want to be June Cleaver. This recipe (provided by The Pioneer Woman) was perfect and easy. It made the house smell delicious, The Husband loved it, and I got to use my adorable Martha Stewart pie dish that has not been used since I bought it last year.

Apple Brown Bettty
3 whole apples
7 slices wheat bread
3/4 cups salted butter
1-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 to 4 Tablespoons water

1. Peel and thinly slice 3 apples. Slice bread into a small dice, or tear into very small pieces.
2. Coat a small baking dish or pie plate with butter. Then add 1/3 of the brown sugar, 1/3 of the apple slices, and 1/3 of the breadcrumbs. Repeat these layers twice more, ending with breadcrumbs.
3. Slice butter and lay slices all over the top of the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle dish with water and a little more brown sugar, and bake in a 375-degree oven, covered in foil, until done – about 45 minutes. Remove foil in last few minutes of baking to brown the top.

Right before I put it in the oven