Growing up every holiday morning my Mom would make us homemade sticky buns. I remember waking up and I could smell the sweet goodness coming from the kitchen! I have kept the tradition going for our family and Peyton requests them all the time but I still will only make them on special occasions!
Sticky Bun Recipe
Frozen Rolls (I use Rhodes)
1 Box Cook & Serve Vanilla Pudding
1 Stick of Butter
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Milk
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1.) Spray bunt pan with Pam
2.) On stove top bring Butter, Pudding, Brown Sugar, Milk, and Cinnamon to a boil over medium heat
3.) Pour hot mixture into bunt pan and place 15-20 frozen rolls around the pan
4.) Cover with Cling Wrap that has been sprayed with Pam and let rise overnight
5.) Bake @ 350 for 35-40 minutes (I typically cover the pan with foil until the last 10-15 minutes)
I’ve said this before but fall is my favorite time of year! We love doing fall family activities every weekend. I’ve put together a list of family fun events to do this pumpkin season! I will be updating it throughout the season!
HallowBoo at Idlewild
One of our favorite family fall fun activities is HallowBoo at Idlewild! We haven’t been in 2 years (the boys are so little here) but we are planning to go next weekend! Idlewild is famous for their Storybook Forest which walks you through all the famous nursery rhymes. For HallowBoo the kids can trick-or-treat through the forest and collect treats along the way!
After they are finished trick-or-treating the whole family can enjoy the rides in the park! Below is a list of dates and times they are open this season.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays October 5th-27th
Time: Gates and Storybook Forest open at 11:30/Rides open at 12:00PM- 6:00PM
Happy Hauntings at Kennywood
Kennywood has Halloween fun for kids geared towards 10 and under with Happy Hauntings! Kids can trick-or-treat through Kiddieland and ride their favorite rides. There is also hayrides and corn maze!
Dates: Saturday and Sundays October 5th-27th
Simmons Farm Apple Picking & Hayrides
Fall events at Simmons Farm start Saturday September 14th
Fall Festival Dates & Times:
Saturday and Sunday’s September 28th-October 27th
Fall Festival Dates & Times:
Saturdays and Sundays September 21st-October 27th
Friday Night Hayrides Dates & Times:
Friday September 27th- Friday October 25th
Triple B Farms
Pick Your Own Apples & Sunflowers Dates & Times
Saturdays and Sundays starting September 7th
Fall Festival Dates & Times
Saturdays and Sundays starting September 21st
Fall is my favorite time of year from the crisp fall days filled with lots of beautiful color to the comfort foods that fill your tummy! Here are some of my favorite fall recipes that I love to make every fall!
Pumpkin Pie Dip
1 Can Pumpkin
1 Box Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 Container of Cool Whip
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg or Cinnamon
1.) Mix together Pumpkin, Vanilla Pudding, Cool Whip, and Pumpkin Pie Spice with a mixer
2.) Place in fridge for at least 1 hour to chill
3.) Sprinkle ground Nutmeg or Cinnamon on top
4.) Serve with Nilla Wafers, Graham Crackers, or Apple Slices
Apple Crisp Recipe Courtesy of: If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale has arrived! It is my favorite sale of the year! If you are not familiar with the Anniversary Sale it is the yearly sale at Nordstrom where they premiere the hottest items for fall and winter! These are brand new items and designer items that never go on sale that you can get for up to 40% off!
I know it’s probably 90 degrees out right now and the last thing you want to think about is boots and sweaters but I am telling you if you don’t grab these items now during the sale when you can save $$ you will regret it!
During the sale you will find major savings on all the top products and designers from clothing, accessories, beauty, and more! Every year the items I stock up on are boots, sweaters, and my favorite beauty items. I also get the boys a new North Face jacket and Nike shoes for school.
Check out the catalog to see some of what is on sale!
So let’s get to the info you want to know! When does the sale start!? How do I get early access? Find all your answers below!
Early Access For Cardmembers July 12th-18th: For early access you must be a Nordstrom Card Holder! If you don’t have a card, here is the link to apply. Nordstrom Card During Early Access you MUST pay for your purchases with your Nordstrom Card
Anniversary Sale Open to Everyone July 19th-August 4th: Sale is open to everyone and you don’t need a Nordstrom card to shop
Prices go up August 5th: Everything will be back to full price
Tips for Shopping the Sale:
I will be adding my top picks to this post throughout the sale so be sure to follow my stories for more info and my favorite pieces.