Recipe Box | Mini Apple Pies


Personalized Recipe Box: Lily Bella Boutique (Use code FAMILYRECIPES FOR 10% OFF!),

Gold Measuring Cups: Target, Wood Riser: Daze Displays

Semi-Homemade Mini Apple Pies

Ingredients for filling:

3 cups diced Granny Smith apples (peeled)

1/4 cup sugar (I also add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar)

1 tablespoon orange juice

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

1/2  teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons cubed butter (chilled)

Ingredients for crust:

Pillsbury Pie Crusts

1 egg

You will also need a 3″ biscuit cutter


  1. In a medium bowl mix the pie filling ingredients together.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut pie circles from rolled out dough using your biscuit cutter. Reuse dough and roll out as needed.
  4. Place 2-3 tablespoons of apple mix onto pie circles and add a pie circle on top. Seal edges with a fork and vent top with a knife.
  5. Beat one egg with a tablespoon of water. Brush top of pies with egg wash.
  6. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool and then enjoy!

Halloween Pumpkin Painting Party


I invited a couple mommy friends over today and we attempted to have a pumpkin painting party with our little ones…. keyword “attempted.” Not many pumpkins were painted, but a lot of fun was had! We enjoyed a yummy orange punch, apple cider, chicken pot pie, and chocolate fondue! All the kids got their own little bucket filled with Halloween stickers, a Halloween coloring book (thank you dollar section at Target), bubbles, snacks, and a t-shirt I made that either said “EEK!” or “BOO!”…. I may have made one for myself as well haha). I sliced up apples and found a recipe for slow cooker chocolate fondue for us to dip them into. We had six selections of topping too: mini marshmallows, mini m&ms, crushed pretzels, crushed graham crackers, nuts, and toffee. I forgot to take photos of it with my camera so I’ve included a photo from my phone below. Find the orange punch recipe at the end of this post!  xoxo, Carrie

The two year olds did such a great job with their pumpkins! So cute!

It took a lot of work and mini M&Ms to get these photos!

To make this orange punch just mix the following: one can of frozen orange juice, one 46 ounce can of pineapple juice, one 2 liter of sprite, one quart of orange sherbet, and one drop of red food coloring. So yummy!

Toddler Fall Wardrobe (For Under $100)

18 (Mix & Match) Old Navy Looks For Just $99

I went into Old Navy to get one thing and then this happened… oops! BUT I did happen to go in when it was their Fall For All Event (up to 50% OFF storewide) AND Tenley desperately needed clothes for fall…. so it’s justified, right?? Also, I’m obsessed with everything Old Navy has for toddlers right now! They had a fur jacket I wanted to get her for winter, but they were sold out of her size. I found the fur vest hidden behind the jackets and snagged it instead. I was surprised at how many things I could actually mix and match when I got everything home and went through it. Everything pictured was just $99.25 (not including the shoes since those were gifted to her on her birthday).  I feel like that’s not too bad since this will carry her through the entire season. Although I did see a couple things I want to go back and get…

Everything is linked below (just click on the item you’re looking for). I’ve listed the sale prices next to each item too.  xoxo, Carrie

Plaid Dress ($16.06), Black Floral Dress ($16.06), Fur Vest ($13.76), Navy Floral Pull-Over ($8), White Long-sleeve Tee ($5.96), Mint Top (no longer online but similar style here) ($8), Long-sleeve Meow Tee ($5), Navy Floral Leggings ($4.97), Striped Leggings ($4.97), Black Leggings ($8), Skinny Jeans ($8.47), Black Cat LoafersTan Ballet FlatsBlush Ballet Flats






Fall Fun | Warbington Farms


We had so much fun at Warbington Farms the other day! We went with my mom, my best friend and her almost 2 year old. This was a great way for us to start the fall season out. The weather was PERFECT which made it even more amazing! There were so many activities there for the kids and kids under three get in free. Usually there aren’t a whole lot of places that have things for toddlers to do, but this place had so many play areas that were toddler friendly! Tenley’s favorite was the “Corn Crib”(a giant box filled with corn kernels). I’m pretty sure Tenley could have played in it all day! If you’re in the area, you should definitely check this place out! There were so many things I didn’t post pictures of too… the corn maze (we definitely got lost in there), jump house, slides, playgrounds, concession stands (we were able to get the girls uncrustables and they have a yummy lemonade slushie too!). Let me know your favorite places to visit with your little ones!

xoxo, Carrie