Halloween Bark

What a busy couple of weekends! I feel like I have constantly been on the go, yet there has been so much to celebrate! Last weekend I was able to go back to my hometown to witness one of my best friends from high school marry her high school sweetheart and one of my oldest childhood buddies. I am so happy for them and wish them a lifetime of adventure and love! I also tried to spend as much time as I could with my parents, and it was great that they could be my dates to the wedding since J had to stay home for football. I was a little bummed that he wasn’t able to meet all my friends who were in town but I was also missing all of his former teammates who were back for the homecoming football game. Wish I could have been in two places at once!

This weekend my in laws came to visit. I absolutely loved having them! Since they live so far away, we take advantage of the time when they are here and try to pack in as much as we can. They were able to help celebrate another football win to continue this at 5 – 0, and I got to share great news when I woke up to a 5:47 am text (what was my brother thinking??) to find out that I am getting a sister!! I am so excited for my oldest brother and his engagement, and couldn’t be happier about his choice of future bride. Our family absolutely adores her and she makes my brother incredibly happy! Congrats Joe and Caitlin!


I’ve been feeling very fall festive as of late. I don’t know what it is, but I am enjoying the cooler weather, the fall theme decorations, and all of the seasonal flavors. I came up with a great treat for the guys this week, with all the best flavors. Peanut Butter & Chocolate.

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Maple & Caramel Brownie Bars

Wow have I been busy! I’ve been trying to find some time to share what’s been going on around here, and before I knew it….IT’S OCTOBER!! How crazy is that?

We spent our last weekend in September making a quick trip to Boston. It was the bye week, which means we must take advantage of a free weekend of no football! Since this was the only time this weekend would ever fall on the same day as our niece’s birthday party, we thought we would surprise her! Minus a few issues at the airport (every flight out of Chicago was canceled that morning) we were able to pull off a complete surprise for a very happy soon to be six year old! It was also great to spend a day with J’s sister and her family. We flew back the next morning, took a nap, and got ready to start the week with our Sunday night activities.

Maple&Caramel Brownie Bars

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