Recap & A Recipe!


Last week Justin and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary!! I seriously still can't believe it's been 2 years! We celebrated a few days early with a nice dinner out to the Chop House! It was pretty low key this year but still very fun! :) I love this man more and more every single day! I am blessed to have him! 

Moving right along to fall... 
our house is officially ready to go! The upstairs and downstairs are complete with all my fall decor! The only thing I have left to do is my porch! I want to get a hay bale and put some pumpkins and Mums on top! Not only does my house look like fall it also smells like it too! I have my pumpkin and apple cinnamon Scentsy scents burning everyday now! 

{Upstairs loft}

{Table centerpiece}

My fall kick started early this year {as usual!} I've even decided to try a new baked apple recipe tonight for dessert! It's simple and SO easy! Plus we have fresh {home grown} apples from Justin's grandma's apple tree! YUM! 

- 5 apples halved with the core scooped out
- 1 1/2 cups spiced apple cider 
- 2 generous tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup oats
- preheat crock pot on low
- wash and dry apples. Slice in half and cut out core. 
- place apples skin side down in the crock pot and add apple cider
- combine remaining ingredients (it helps if you slightly soften the butter in the microwave) and place on top of apples.
- allow to bake on low for 1 1/2 hours or until apple is soft


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  1. I am obessed with your cute little house, Lauren! You have such a touch for all things home-y :) I bet that apple recipe made your house smell amazing!! xo

  2. Going to have to try that recipe!! Sounds absolutely DELICIOUS! Love the Fall decor! :)

  3. Oh yummm definitely making those baked apples! Anything in the crockpot is a friend of mine! ;)


  4. Your house is so beautiful! It looks like something straight out of a magazine. Happy anniversary!

  5. Those apples look d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s and sounds pretty easy. I think I might can handle that. ;)

    Happy {belated} anniversary!! I can't believe it's already been 2 years. I remember when you were doing your wedding count down. It's amazing how fast time goes by.

    Hope you have a good week!! :)

  6. Can you please come and make my house and make it all cute, cozy, fall-like??! HELP! haha Congrats to you and hubby--you're going to have so many happy memories ahead. I cannot wait for them all to happen for you! xo

  7. Your post has me totally excited for fall! :)

  8. Lauren, your home looks auh-may-zing. You still have not given us your house tour via pix/video ;) hint hint! Get your booty back to bloggin,' hun!

  9. Happy anniversary. Your house looks great. We are going apple picking this Sunday, I think I might make that recipe. It sounds yummy.

  10. I'm back to blogging so I'm super excited to be keeping up with yours! You're definitely one of my favs! ;) Happy (late) 2 year anniversary!


  11. Absolutely adore your blog. I've been a follower when you were still just a bride-to-be. It has been amazing see you transform into a beautiful young woman! You're an inspiration. I'm only 17 years old & an only child. In a way you're like a big sis to me! You always have good advice, happy thoughts, and recipes. I do have a couple questions for you.

    1-What happened to your FIRST ever Vlog Q&A? I see you deleted it off your blog & your youtube. BTW, you seriously need to do more of those things. As a young girl with no older sibling to look up to, I have a few questions and comments that I would love your advice on. Like I said, you're an inspiration and amazing person to look up to.

    2-You need to do a complete post on your engagement story! I would love to know the details, and I am sure your other followers would as well.

    :) London

  12. Hi Lauren! Wonderful recipe. Looks delicious!! One question: What type of apples do you recommend using that will deliver the best taste in this recipe? Thanks so much! :)



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