Manic Monday-Fall Edition

It has been a long two week hiatus from the blog, I’ve missed it a lot.  Graduation is soon approaching, so job hunting season is here and has been consuming my life.  The past few weeks I have been preparing for my school’s annual career fair: updating my resume, preparing my answers for all those behavioral questions, and networking with employers.  I was so blessed to have 3 interviews last week and 1 more this week!! Now I am just practicing patience and waiting on God’s timing and direction.
Now that fall is in full swing, I am hear with a Manic Monday post in honor of Fall, MY FAVORITE SEASON in Michigan.  Let me share some of my favorite inspirations with you.
 Love this little accent,  an edible Apple Centerpiece.
I will continue to enjoy some delicious Cidertini’s
Riding Boots.  I have a pair that I love to wear during the fall! 
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.  Can’t wait to try this!
Festive Fall Wreath, this might be pretty easy to make.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts.  Ashley also has a PS version that is vegan over here.
I can’t go through the season without carving at least one pumpkin.  This site has some great downloadable patterns.
I hope you all enjoy the beautiful brisk fall weather, the gorgeous colors, and all the delicious recipes you can find!   

Fall Cidertini

I know I know, you are thinking that this ‘tini’ isn’t a martini at all, but cider-tail just doesn’t have the same ring to it. So here we stand with the cidertini!  Right now I’m really inspired by all the delicious fall recipes.  Apples, pumpkin spice, squash, apple cider, are great ingredients I’m trying to incorporate into our favorite foods. At our house we are enjoying apple pie, squash mac ‘n cheeze, and now for an extra special treat after a long day..the Cidertini!  
Ingredients: 2 oz cake vodka~6 oz apple cider~1 oz butterscotch or caramel schnapps~3-4 ice cubes~dash of cinnamon~apple for garnish
1) Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail mixer or empty bottle, add ice & shake well.  2) Strain into martini glasses 3) Garnish with a spring of cinnamon and an apple slice. 4) Sip & enjoy. (makes 2 servings)