monday musings | 121

>> We took advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday to make a stop at Carter Mountain Orchard to pick up some apples, apple cider donuts, and hot apple cider. It's so pretty up there and there were still changing leaves! I took home our bounty with plans to make apple butter in the crockpot. It's really so easy. Here's what I did:

Apple Butter (in the slow cooker)

  • Add chopped apples to slow cooker (you can leave the skins on) and add brown sugar (to your liking), cinnamon, clove, vanilla, pinch of salt, and some lemon juice. 
  • Cook on low for 8-12 hours depending on how many apples you have (you really can't over cook - I did this overnight).
  • Blend apples with an immersion blender or traditional blender until very smooth. 
  • <Optional> To make thicker, cook for another hour on low with the lid ajar. 
It came out so delicious!! No need to buy it ever again and you can flavor it however you like. It's great on toast, waffles, oatmeal, ice cream, or even with a spoon!

>> Haven woke up with this horrible cough on Sunday that we thought might be kennel cough. After a trip to the vet though, she got a clean bill of health! She'll be headed back in a few weeks for "the big operation".

>> Pop over to my instagram if you want to see my new lavender highlights!

>> My first ThredUp bag was sold and I made $65! I already have another one on the way in now that I'm transitioning to a capsule wardrobe.

>> Speaking of capsule wardrobes, I'm really excited about this. I've always wanted to try it but felt like it was previously too complicated. Now that I work from home, I felt like this was the perfect time to simplify. My wardrobe for the next 3 months now consists of about 20 sweaters and tees, 5 pairs of pants, 5 pairs of shoes, and two jackets. Interested in seeing a full post on this? Let me know!

>> I'm really excited that after a brief hiatus in the kitchen, I'm back at it again and feeling re-inspried to get out my cookbooks and plan for the week. This weekend I made Jessica's Turkey & White Bean enchiladas and they were SO delicious. Just as good as leftovers as well!

>> Along with cleaning out clothes, I have been seriously streamlining my makeup. I have a thing for hoarding lip products but I finally tossed a whole bunch that I don't love or were past their prime. I had an old tube of Clinique's Black Honey from SEVERAL years ago that had to go but I loved the color. As a replacement, I picked up a tube of W3LL People's color balm in Fig and it is total perfection.

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