Autumn Goodness

04 Oct

Fall has officially rolled in to our state! But being Oklahoma, this rainy overcastness, with a slight chill in the air, likely won’t stay long. It will probably be in the 90s by the end of the week.  But for now, at least, I’m basking in the feeling of autumn in the air! Today was a perfect fall day.  My husband woke up at the crack of dawn, so he decided to load up the kids and hit the grocery store to make a delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast & gravy.  Of course that meant that I got to sleep in!!  On my new bedding!  Ahhhh….it was pure heaven.  I posted a picture yesterday on Facebook of the new bed set, but here’s a picture as well for those that may not follow me there. 


 I stumbled across this beautiful set (after MONTHS of looking for the perfect one) at Target last night.  What made it even sweeter was that it was on sale for a mere $39.98!!  I went ahead and splurged on some new sheets as well, and a soft, snuggle cover for our body pillow so that it would match the new bed set.  Grand total of $70, which is still less than I would have normally spent on the comforter alone.  I’m working on a redecoration of our bedroom (can it really be called REdecorating when it’s never truly been decorated to begin with?? Hmm….), and my goal is to do the whole room for under $100.  I think I’m going to be able to do it! That won’t include painting of course, but we’re still holding off on that portion of the house renovating.

Friday night, the man and I drove to a casino about two hours away to see Jason Aldean in concert. I’m sure you all recall how much I love Jason, since I’ve blogged about it endlessly on here:)  The show, of course, was fantastic–and it was just so darn good to get to spend some adult time together.  My best friend and kids’ godmother, Heather, stayed the night here at the house with the kiddos.  Yesterday we all slept in, then finally hauled ourselves off the couch to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant. It was a tough day.:)

Just when I thought the weekend couldn’t get any better, we awoke to a rainy morning today. I absolutely love rain (except when I have to get ready for work and get out in it, LOL).  After consuming the aforementioned breakfast (doesn’t food always taste better when it’s made by your husband??), the day has consisted of finishing putting out Halloween decorations, reading, napping and making the first batch of hot apple cider of the season.  I even made a big batch of Cowboy Soup, super easy and amazingly yummy, with cornbread on the side.  To celebrate the occassion of fall food, I even busted out my favorite snowmen bowls.  I collect snowmen and put them out for the season immediately after Halloween.  Last year, I didn’t even take them down till around March:)


In short, I suppose what I’m trying to say is that this weekend totally rocked! I hope everyone else had a great one as well:)


Posted by on October 4, 2009 in Autumn, Cowboy Soup, Fall


14 responses to “Autumn Goodness

  1. Cyndi

    October 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    That bedding is frequent fabulous, and your weekend sounds great too! Food does taste better when hubby makes it, I never thought about that before but it’s true. 🙂

    • Jessica

      October 4, 2009 at 9:13 pm

      Cyndi: I firmly believe that the food tastes better–but the clean-up takes longer, LOL. He is the messiest cook I’ve ever seen in my life!!

      • Cyndi

        October 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm

        YES!! That is so true too. Why the hell is that? To secretly discourage us from encouraging them to cook….? Sneaky little shits, aren’t they? 🙂

  2. 2kids...3martinis

    October 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Ahhhhh, what a wonderful weekend.
    Can’t wait to have one of those! 🙂

    • Jessica

      October 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm

      It’ll happen girl, it’ll happen.. Hang in there!! Has it started getting cold there yet? We’ve had a massive cold front move in. I’m not looking forward to soccer so much this week, LOL…. I think it’s supposed to be in the 30s by this weekend. Argh. Soccer was fun when it was sunny:)

  3. Amanda

    October 4, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    That sounds like a pretty darn perfect weekend!

    • Jessica

      October 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm

      It sure was!! I need to share the recipe for cowboy soup. I thought of you when I made it, LOL. When we were at the grocery store picking up a few ingredients, Jalyn said, “Mom, did we get everything for indian soup??” LMAO…funny stuff.

      • Amanda

        October 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

        Indian soup…hilarious!! Hey if you made some cowboy soup and indian soup and then put them all together in a bowl I bet they would start fighting

  4. chelle

    October 5, 2009 at 11:40 am

    wow love that bedroom set!! We so need a new one, but it will have to wait 🙂

    • Jessica

      October 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm

      We haven’t had a new one since August of 2003. I only remember that cause I was mad that my husband was late to my birthday party. It turned out that he had bought me a new mattresses and bedding set (I was very pregnant at the time and my back was always hurting because of our old mattress, and was at home setting it up so I would be surprised later that night. Boy did I feel bad, LOL!

  5. fuzzycricket

    October 5, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Mmmmm…Hot apple cider and Cowboy soup? Tasty and comforting! We actually had snow this weekend. Nothing enough to stick, just a frosting. It was definitely a soup weekend.

    Oh, and I love snowmen! They are just cool. Have you ever read Snowmen at Night? It’s one of our favorite seasonal books. They also have a sequel, Snowmen at Christmas. Or perhaps you prefer pop-up books? They have that one in the series, too.

    • Jessica

      October 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm

      I think the soup was even better today– toss in a little Tabasco and it’ll warm ya right up:)

      Ok..this is just getting creepy…we both love snowmen AND we read with our shirts over our mouths!?? LOL– talk about kindred dorks, oops, I mean kindred spirits:) I have not heard of that book. Heading to right now to check it out. Have you read Jan Karon’s Snowman story? I love the Mitford series, but the Snowman one gets featured prominently at Christmas-time.

      • fuzzycricket

        October 5, 2009 at 7:05 pm

        Nope, it’s definitely dorks. 😉 The Mitford Snowmen book is on “bargain price” at Amazon for $4.38. With free shipping! I splurge every winter on a Christmasey book. Or am I justifying? Yup, justifying. Or is that pronounced “enabling?”

        Oh, if you like Tabasco, you gotta try Franks Hot Sauce.

  6. Jessica

    October 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    The problem, Rachael, with going to is that I inevitably see other books that I had forgotten I loved. Case in point, I went to search your Snowman recommendation, and there was Olive, The Other Reindeer. *sigh* Are you familiar with that one? It’s WONDERFUL!!


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