Tuesday, October 28, 2014

photography | a september wedding

On September 13, one of my best friends got married!!! My sister and I were two of her bridesmaids, which was a lot of fun! The day started early and ended late... but a lot of really fun memories were made. I am so happy that Brittney found someone that is so great for her and her son, Jordan. They are the cutest family and I was very honored to be a part of their special day! I just love looking back at these photos...

Waiting in front of the church...
These pictures are so cute, I can hardly stand 'em...  :)
Bridesmaids in cowboy boots!!!
Such a fun day & night of celebrating!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

photography | apple picking

Apple picking is always one of my favorite fall traditions (I am sure it is for you too)! 
There is something so much better about an apple when you pick it right from the tree. 
And I just love to spend an afternoon out in the country, on a working farm... always so fun! 
I have already made a big apple crisp and soon I plan to make crockpot apple sauce
It is the beginning of all those wonderful fall flavors... yummm!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

recipe | pumpkin spice frosted cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

1 stick butter, softened
½ cup coconut oil
1 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon all spice
2 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla
8 ounces pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and coconut oil until well mixed and creamy. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice. Beat until combined. Beat in the eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until combined. Beat in the pumpkin puree. Gradually mix in the flour until all is well combined.
Drop a spoonful of dough two inches apart on to a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10  minutes. Move cookies to a wire racks to cool completely.

Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ stick butter, softened
¼ cup light brown sugar
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
1-2 Tablespoons milk
2-4 cups powdered sugar

Mix softened cream cheese and butter until it is smooth and creamy. Mix in the brown sugar and
cinnamon. Mix in the vanilla and milk. Finally, gradually add in the powdered
sugar one cup at a time, until it is the proper consistency.

The frosting goes so perfectly on these cookies. They are amazing!

I am so happy it is time for fall baking!