Hey ya’ll!

With Winter temps here to stay, it’s probably time for me to check in on my Fall To Do List…I thought for sure I could call it a wrap and had completed all of my goals…but it looks like I’ve missed a few! Guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

Make Chili
I make my Smokey No Bean Chili all.of.the.time. It’s a timesaver for lunches and I’m addicted to the flavors. It’s a problem.

Bake Something Successfully
Technically, I did make my 7Up Biscuits and a couple of loaves of pumpkin chocolate chip bread…but both recipes are just so darn easy that I have a hard time counting them as “baking”. When I made this list, I was hoping to challenge myself (seeing as I typically cook without measuring, any baking is a challenge), so now I’m on the hunt for a recipe to attempt this weekend.

Weekend Trip To Portland, Maine
We only got to spend about 18 hours in Portland, but we loved it! I can’t wait to plan an entire weekend there….read more about our trip here.

Buy Everything Inside of the Portland Trader Joe’s
Uh, double check.
Fave purchases: all the wine I could hold in my cart


and this too:

White Water Rafting:
One of the fave things we’ve done here in Maine
Check out the amazing pics here!

Decorate the House for Fall
Um. I kinda failed on this one.
We have pumpkins on our mantle and that’s about it…I was thinking that I should probably step things up for Thanksgiving. Commence Pinteresting for Thanksgiving Tablescapes…

Fall Head Over Heels for the Fall TV Lineup
The Blacklist anyone?!
The Blacklist is by far the best show on TV right now. I’m not sure how long they can really drag it out, but I’m dying to know who Tom works for!
I’ve tried to like the Rebel Wilson show Super Fun Night but I just can’t and I think New Girl is in a weird place. On the flip side, Mindy has really hit it’s stride.
Alaska The Last Frontier still amazes me…especially now that Eve is preggers. Is she going to have that baby on the Homestead?! I’m on the edge of my seat!

 Search Out The Best Cold Weather Leggings
Anything fleece lined is calling my name right now. I’m having a tough time getting used to the feeling of leggings under jeans, but it really does make life a ton warmer.

Finally Finish My Closet/Office
Oh yeah! 

Host Visitors
We had a full house for a few weekends!
Justin’s parents came to visit and we ensured they had the full Maine experience…including spotting Moose!

Sell Our South Carolina House

Thank Baby Jesus we sold our South Carolina house! We actually got really lucky: because technically we sold to our relocation company and the relocation company then turns around and sells the house to the owners whose bid we excepted, we completely lucked out. The relocation company bought our house 24 hours or so before our closing date only to find out that the buyers were not able to sell their current home due to a loan issue related to the government shut down. If we weren’t working with out relocation company (that we complained about constantly during the move) we would have carried our old home for at least another month, if not two.
(did ya’ll follow that!?)

Go on a Maine Brewery Tour
Sadly, we didn’t get to check this one off of the list this Fall, but we are definitely hitting a brewery tour ASAP!

Head to Kahtahdin and Enjoy the Leaves Changing
We didn’t get to Kahtahdin but we did get to Acadia and Moose Head Lake/Northern Maine and the scenery was stunning.

It’s been a crazy Fall!

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