Friday, September 25, 2015

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Favorite Pumpkin Treats

It's been a while and I have a good 40 minutes before it's not Friday, but I really loved this weeks theme. I love fall! It's my absolute favorite season, and everything that comes with it. (Seriously, I just ordered glitter rain boots). Every year I can't wait to grab pumpkin everything! Here are my 5 favorite pumpkin treats:


Truthfully, I've been hating on yogurt. I ate so much while I was pregnant, just looking at it makes me gag. So the only reason I grabbed this at Target was because it had a cute pumpkin and Sherri from Eisley said it was good....and guess what?! IT'S AMAZING! (My Fitness Pal app likes to tell me it has a lot of fat, but it's yummy fat...)

If you can't get out to Starbucks everyday, then you might enjoy making your own pumpkin beverages at home like me. I will share my secret Iced Dirty Pumpkin Chai Latte Recipe (because it's so easy).

I follow the recipe on the Celestial Seasonings Dirty Chai Tea box for an iced latte (I get mine at Target, but Amazon sells it too), I add 1/4 cup of this awesome pumpkin spice chai concentrate, and 1/4 cup of Silk Cashew Milk (I used to do my normal creamer to make it sweet, but I'm working on my fitness.), pour over ice, and add cute straw. Ta Da!

I drink this everyday around 1, so join me! xo

Of course, If I leave my house (rarely >_<), I like to hit up Starbucks to try their fall menu. I also enjoy their pumpkin bread. Tomorrow I'm going just so I can get one of these cute fall cups, because I'm that girl.


I like to make my seasonal trip to World Market to get my pumpkin ciders + this amazing pumpkin spice pancake mix. I like to turn mine into Hello Kitty shaped waffles. This year I'm dunking those cute waffles into the pumpkin butter I got from our local apple orchard. I will die happy.

I love to make chocolate chip pumpkin muffins using this pumpkin bread kit. I just add mini chocolate chips + a cap full of vanilla extract, then bake into cute liners and viola! They taste like they're not from a box. Another one of my secret recipes revealed :).

What are your favorite pumpkin treats? Thinking back I should've added Woodchuck Autumn + Pumpkin Ciders, they're awesome too! xo

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Harry Potter Bows

This collaboration has been in the works for a while. I finally got the pattern for the fabric right, and Melanie from Violet's Buds worked her magic to create these adorable bows.

Melanie's adorable daughter V cosplayed as Hermione Granger for a fun photoshoot! Grab your own piece of platform 9 3/4 from famous wand maker Scott Gipson of Gipson Wands.

There are only a limited quantity, so grab one here or here!

Who is your favorite Harry Potter character? Mine is Luna with Neville a close second! xo

Friday, September 11, 2015

Apples, Art, and Teamwork!

Sometimes it seems I disappear from this space, but I'm just out living life + raising a cute kiddo. Lately we've been up to our usual shenanigans and adding a few new memories. Last weekend we drove out to the apple orchard and picked apples (one of the few foods Amelia will eat).

Amelia had a great time (even though she got sick in the car on the way >_<), and we've been enjoying those amazing organic apples all week. Something to add to the to do list, learn to bake an apple pie!

Amelia takes after me, and is quite the artist. We spend most of our days painting + coloring. It's been a bit cooler so we've been drawing outside. She's learned her alphabet by sight already, along with numbers 1-10, and her shapes. She's super smart, so we have to keep extra busy or the destructive toddler monster comes out.

When I'm not entertaining + teaching my kiddo, I try to fit in some work. For those of you wondering I only work an hour or 2 a day (and normally not in one go). Most of my work is done after Amelia has gone to bed (on a good day).

Thankfully, I work with some rad people. Melanie of Violet's Buds does my product photography (she took the photo above with one of her amazing hoop art pieces), and we are currently collaborating on a fun project.

If you visit my Etsy shop + look at my about page, you'll notice I added her as member of my team. She deserves all the recognition for all the hard work she does behind the scenes and I'm super thankful for her support!!

Who are you thankful for? Any fun plans for the weekend? I'm going to the eye doctor >_<!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


I have been asked for more unicorns, and I always try as hard as I can to respond to your feedback. It may take me a year or so, but I try.

I have been wanting to make more cards for occasions, so I started with a "You Are Magical!" The design itself is really simple, but I love it. I also made a card featuring the Unicorn Magic pattern. The cards have been ordered and are on their way! Follow me on Instagram (helloquirky) or Twitter (hello_quirky) to be the 1st to know when they arrive. I will only have limited quantities.

EDIT: They are here!!!

Unicorn Magic Card

Unicorn Magic Phone Case

Of course you can find fun + useful items featuring the Unicorn Magic pattern in my Society 6 shop!

Unicorn Magic Mug

I also created some fun mini planner sized stickers that you find in my shop or Etsy shop!

Do you love unicorns? What is your unicorn name?