Tuesday, November 23, 2010

5 Fall Faves

I haven't got to experience a lot of "fallish" weather here in the Carolinas, but it hasn't kept me from getting in the fall mood. Some of the things that have helped me do this are in this list, but the best part is NONE of them cost more than $5! Sometimes it truly is the little things in life. So here are a few of my favorites things...
  1. Orange Spice Hand Soaps from Bath & Body. I love this new scent so much that I bought 3 of them! 2 Foam versions for the kiddos Bathroom & 1 regular for my kitchen sink. Plus the color coordinates beautifully with both rooms:)
 2. This is a gorgeous oval plate that I picked up at Marshalls for $4! It is a great size, not to big. SO I am sure you will be seeing in several of my Food Posts:)

3. Bear Creek Soups!!! I LOVE these! We have tried several flavors and haven't had a bad one yet. I love putting this packet and some water in my crockpot and knowing I will have a tasty meal with NO effort later that night. That is truly how easy these are, just add water. And while they are a little pricey (especially if you have to buy them in a regular grocery store) I pay just under $4 for them in the commissary. But they are totally worth it since normally all I add is water and usually a meat. For the one pictured (which is our family's favorite) I saute turkey kielbasa and add it in towards the end.
P.S. You can totally make this in a sauce pan in less than 1/2 an hour, but I am having an affair with my slow cooker right now so I put anything I can in it!

4. The Night Before Thanksgiving. This book has been in our house since before Gillyan was born, and we bring it out every year and read it the week of Thanksgiving. It makes me smile because so many of the little things in it remind me of my family. It is written in the same form as the Night before Christmas, so it is a fun read that my kids look forward to:)

5. Starbucks drinks! I love that I can taste the season in a yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte, or cozy up with some Hot Cocoa. But I am loving even more that I scored this box of Salted Caramel Cocoa at TJ Maxx for around 4 bucks! That means I can make my own cup of cozy at home for under 60 cents, and that makes it taste even better:)
Hope you are enjoying what's left of fall, and be sure and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite fall thing this year has been!


Rachel said...

Just when I think Bath and Body Works has exhausted every scent known to man, they come up with something new and have a fresh name for it. Talk about marketing experts :)

Right now Starbucks sounds sooooo good. We're buried under mounds of snow, and a hot latte (don't care for the hot cocoa) sounds great.

I totally need that platter. At the rate I'm going I'll have to serve my turkey in the tinfoil pan it's being cooked in :) ha ha!

Clare said...

I love that platter, too. I should go to Marshall's more often. Mom bought Jocelyn that book (I think you might have recommended it) when she was born on Thanksgiving. I should try the gumbo. Keep posting crockpot recipes. I am anxious to try the roast suggestions!

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