Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Update and a recipe!

Happy Sunday ya'll! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did some shopping, some hanging out with my family and I even tried a new recipe. The fall air is nice and cool so we've also been outside as much as we possibly can. Friday night I bought the accessories to my reunion dress. Remember the black/gray houndstooth/belted number? Well I got black ruffled shoes, a necklace and a cuff bracelet to go with. What do you think?

I still need some earrings to go with it, I think my Mom probably has some that match really well. I'm also thinking I might need tights because the high that day is in the mid 60's, but we'll play that by ear.

On Saturday Amy, my Mom, Rylie and I hit Market Days on Broadway. It was crowded (probably because of the dreamy temperatures) but we didn't buy anything. We browsed Marshalls where I got an awesome lightweight scarf that was Lucky Brand. It had been $59 and it was on sale for $15. Love it because it's very Missoni inspired! Saturday afternoon my Mom and I tried to bring Rylie to Cooper Creek park and it was so crowded there was no where for her to play so we drove back to the little park in my neighborhood. It was her first time at a park and I think she really loved it!

Rylie liked swinging with Mimi

I think she went down the slide (with help) a hundred times.

This morning I thought I'd try a new recipe that my friend Jessi sent me last night. It's no secret that I love Pumpkin Spice Latte's...but they're nearly $4 for the smallest size. I was thrilled with Jessi sent this recipe my way last night. Here is what you'll need:

Strong brewed coffee, milk, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice and splenda (or sugar).

I heated a cup of milk in the microwave and put it in my Kitchen Aid mixer bowl (with the whisk attachment on) added a dash of pumpkin pie spice, a drop of vanilla, 4 splenda (I like it sweeet) and whisked on high for about a minute. Here is how that came out:

See the frothy goodness on that whisk?

Then I put about half a mug full of hot coffee in my favorite mug and added the frothy mixture on top...sprinkled with a little more pumpkin pie spice ( I left out the whipped cream that the recipe called for) and voila...

It was amazing! I'll definitely make it again. The recipe is from and here it is (scaled to 1 serving). Try it and let me know what you think. Thanks Jessi!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 cup hot whole milk
1-1/4 teaspoons white sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 ounces double-strength brewed coffee
1 tablespoon sweetened whipped cream
1 pinch pumpkin pie spice

Combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender (or stand mixer with whisk attachment); blend until frothy. Pour coffee into each mug.
Pour the frothy mixture into coffee mug until full. . Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice.

So how was everyone else's weekend? Do anything fun and fall-like? Let me know if you try the latte and love it or hate it =)


  1. Thanks girl! It was so good I'll definitely be making another one this morning!

  2. Oh my, this pumpkin space latte looks delicious! I must try!!