Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sweet Caramel Goodness!

Autumn officially starts tomorrow at 4:44pm.  (Why 4:44?  What's the significance?)  I am super excited for my second favorite season (after summer) to begin!

There are so many things I love about autumn and I think I'll do a post next month about all my favorite fall things.  I've already started enjoying one of my fall favorites and I just had to share it with you all because I've added a new twist to it and it's oh my god so good!

So, I love apple cider.  I always drink it September through October and always piping hot in a big mug.  I discovered on Pinterest a way to make my favorite fall beverage even better!

Are you ready for this???   Caramel Vodka!!!

This stuff is so yummy!  First of all it smells wonderful in the bottle.  I add about a shot (1.5 oz.) of it into my hot apple cider.  It just gives it a slightly sweet buttery flavor.  I wish I could take it out with me and drink it all the time, but it's alcohol and I have children to take care of. 

But after the kids go to bed, I make myself one of these and it totally relaxes me.  So glad I discovered this vodka!  I could even simmer the cider on the stove top with a couple cinnamon sticks for even more flavor, but ain't no body got time for that.  Especially me.  Just pass the caramel vodka please!

Any body have a favorite fall drink?  What are your apple cider variations?


*I have no affiliations with Smirnoff or their products

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Latest Addition!

Just wanted to update why I've not posted in FOREVER!!!!!  We've been a little busy round here at the homestead due to.....Baby Sean! (aka Fuzzy Bean, B-Sean)

In the past few months he has gone from an Eat-Sleep-Cry Baby to a Happy-Smiling-Sweet Baby and we love him to pieces.  Hello!  Look at that smile!  He looks just like his big brother it's crazy!

Two kids is a lot of work, but I'm taking it one day at a time.  I'm lucky to have a 2 yo that loves his afternoon nap and a baby who basically sleeps through the night every night!  I don't feel nearly as tired as I did when Jack was a newborn. 

Speaking of Jack he thinks his new brother is pretty neat and calls him B-Sean (short for baby Sean).  He is also getting 4 new teeth right now so he pretty much acts like he's possessed by the devil.  I'll be glad when that's over!

I can't believe that summer is almost over!  I feel like just yesterday it was the beginning of June and we were bringing Sean home from the hospital.  And now Autumn begins in 5 days!!!  We have a lot planned for the fall and upcoming holidays.  I can't wait to share it all with anyone who might be reading this!  Thank you whoever you are!  Tell me your autumn plans in the comments below!