weekend edition

one thing i'm not looking forward to? the leaves in our yard! happy first weekend of fall! after being in charleston for six years, i’m excited for the crisp weather and amazing foliage! not going to lie though, it’s a little bittersweet. i sure do miss charleston.

it looks like the weather will be pretty cool here this weekend but rainy- yuck! sounds like a good weekend to curl up, watch netflix and drink this. but we are going to try to go to a couple fun fall events (this and this).
(ps-let’s NOT talk about how many leaves are going to be on our lawn in the next few weeks. side eye to you, huge maple trees.)

here are some of my favorite links from this week!

»love this quick guide to a great classic.

»um, YUM!

»great pillow roundup.

»remember this insta? here’s my cheap source! (and they’re basically custom!)

»this hotel is on point. can’t wait to visit.

»don’t forget to follow me on pinterest and instagram!

pretty organizing + weekend pancakes

two elements that inspire me to cook/ bake are easy access and being pretty. when we moved into this house, we had to get creative due to lack of a pantry so we decided to use this cool 1850’s heart pine cabinet that we used to use as book storage in our old house. it now houses baby stuff, cookbooks, pantry items and baking supplies. but with all of the different flours, sugars and other baking ingredients, they were looking super cluttered = no cooking/baking for me. i found a bunch of glass canisters on amazon, some labels (similar herethese are cute- so are these!) and got organizing. this simple fix has made such a huge difference.

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while i was on my organizing/ prettifying the pantry spree, i decided to take it a step further and made my own pancake mix to put in a leftover canister. i don’t know about y’all but it seems so much better (and cheaper!) than buying a box of mix.

weekend pancakes recipe:
6 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of salt
-keep mix in a sealed container. this recipe will make three batches of 18-4 inch pancakes (pheww that was a mouthful!)

-when ready to use:
pour 2 1/4 cup of mix into large mixing bowl. make a well in the dry ingredients and add 2 beaten eggs, 2 cups milk and 1/4 cup canola oil and mix. (there will be a few lumps in the batter.) lightly oil griddle and heat over medium heat. pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. cook until bubbles form on surface, about three minutes. flip and cook an additional one- two minutes.

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(i put a label with instructions on the back.)
how great would this be for a housewarming, hostess gift or included in an engagement gift basket?

happy weekend!