Saturday Small Talk

Happy Saturday, folks! What are you up to? We’re off to Grand Rapids for an early Thanksgiving celebration with one side of my family, and then to Kalamazoo for my Oma’s birthday on Sunday. It’ll be a great weekend full of family time!

Unrelated to it being the weekend: I’m on the hunt for a moisturizer that won’t make my sensitive, acne-prone skin break out. Send me your recommendations! Points for it being budget friendly and available at a drugstore.

Lake of the Clouds

Here’s some links for your Saturday morning browsing:

I made these black bean enchiladas last week, and they were total winners.

I loved these 5 things a mom learned when her kiddo started at a Montessori nursery school.

Two new, worthy-of-your-inbox newsletters to sign up for: Coffee+Crumbs and The Orange Slate.

Fall recipes galore!

How not to break the bank when you have a baby.

Our bathroom is completely devoid of storage. I love this ladder idea–though might DIY a less rustic looking one, add baskets for towels, toilet paper, and tissues. What do you think?

Enjoy your day!

Saturday Small Talk

Welcome to your (hopefully) long weekend! Any fun plans? We are going to hang out and take it easy. We might head north to pick up the last of the piano studio furnishings. Then again, we might not. I know I want to soak up all of the sunshine northern Michigan has left for me.

I want to try my hand at grilled pizza this weekend.

Gorgeous photos of the inside of musical instruments.

Go into business for yourself, working from home: a list of 101 creative ideas to get you started.

“How was school today?” 25 others ways to ask your kids about their day.

Preschoolers need to play.

Financial advice based on your age. Are you on track?

Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods is officially a movie. I want to see it!

Now that the kiddos are back in school, four lunch ideas, with commentary from a 5 year old.

Dogs in a photobooth. Made me want to run to my humane society and adopt a puppy.

Labor Day is the unofficial start of fall, FYI. Here are 60 recipes to get you started.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Pumpkin Truffles

It’s fall! Welcome! In case you’re lacking fall colors where you are, here’s a little taste of where I am:

In honor of the season, you should probably make something pumpkin. I recommend pumpkin bread. It’s yummy. If that’s not your thing, maybe you want to make some truffles? They’re tasty, too.

Just mix your ingredients. Put them in the freezer for awhile. And roll up some truffle balls.

Freeze again, so everything holds together. Then, dip them in melted white chocolate using a barbeque skewer.

Cover the skewer hole with some more melted white chocolate and some finely crushed ginger snaps to finish them off! Allow the chocolate to set before you move or pack them.

Little lovelies! They look adorable, and taste like fall in your mouth. You won’t be sorry you gave these a try!

For the complete recipe, see Annie’s Eats.