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Fall and boots go hand in hand! While out on my weekly diaper run at Target (exciting I know lol) I snuck in a few minutes for myself and took a look at all the fall boots at Target. I’ve never disappointed in their selection  but for some reason the boots this year really are amazing! All 5 of my favorite were under $40 and they go with any outfit! Best part: today Target is having a 20% off sale on boots! I’m wrapping up some work and headed over asap to shop for me, the boys and of course Olivia!

These brown over the knees are probably my favorite and would look so cute with a little black dress and faux fur vest.

Fall Boots at Target

Fall Boots at Target

Fall Boots at Target

Fall Boots at Target

Oh, and look how cute these lace up animal flats are!

Fall Boots at Target

Are you going to shop Target’s boot sale? Which ones do you plan on buying?

 

Looking for some outfit ideas? Click on pictures below for outfits and the latest in where I shop!

Suede Booties Styled Three Ways

How To Add a One Piece Swimsuit To Your Fall Outfits


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Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas

We’re headed right into my favorite time of the year and I’m already thinking of all the yummy foods we’ll constantly be surrounded by. It’s still nearing the 90’s on most days, but that’s not stopping me from adding a little fall flavor into our lives. I’ve already had my pumpkin spiced latte and now I’m incorporating a little Thanksgiving into our empanadas. Normally we stuff them with chicken or beef, but like I said, we’re in full fall mode right now, and I decided to add some turkey, stuffing and Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries for a Thanksgiving version empanadas.

I’ve never had empanadas this way but how can you go wrong with three fall classics like turkey, stuffing and cranberries? I was right, they were delicious! The Craisins® Dried Cranberries gave the empanadas a slight sweet zing that made them unique and that everyone immediately loved! I love buying in bulk at Sam’s Club, but since Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries aren’t available at some Sam’s Club locations, I am excited that I can still stock up at my local Walmart.

Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas

With all the yummy food we’ll be eating, it’s good to know that 1/4 cup of Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries  provides 1/2 cup of fruit! This makes them perfect to snack on all on their own or they can be mixed into a salad or a trail mix. The options are  endless and perfect for fall guests.

Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas
Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas

Ingredients:
Empanada disc
1 Turkey Breast **makes about 10 empanadas
Your favorite store bought stuffing
Craisins® Dried Cranberries
Oil
1 garlic head
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion Powder
Salt & Pepper
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Butter

How To:

Turkey:
Cut garlic head and onion in half, add to slow cooker and and then add turkey breast. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and top with olive oil. Cover and cook for 8 hours. When cooked shred and set aside in it’s own juice.

Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas

Stuffing:
Follow instructions on box.

Empanadas:
Heat oil
Take unfrozen empanada disc and fill with turkey, stuffing and Craisins® Dried Cranberries.

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Close empaadas with fork

Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas
Fry until golden brown.

Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas

Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Empanadas

Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries make EVERYTHING taste better and make living a healthy lifestyle more fun and enjoyable and if you buy it at Walmart the rollback price is only $4.98 for a 24 oz package. I cannot wait to incorporate the Craisins® Dried Cranberries into my bread pudding, arroz con dulce (sweet rice pudding) and even into some fall smoothies. Can you tell I’m excited yet? Click here to find more great ideas, recipes and a store near you.


Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil Holder

We all know that going back to school means sniffles and colds will also be back in full swing. With six kids, a cold (not to mention allergies we all suffer from them) can last for months in my house! One the first things I do when school starts is stock up on tissues so I don’t have to run around buying them. Just last week we had our first back to school cold and the first thing my kids do when they’re sick and have a sore nose from all those sniffles is grab a blanket and a box of tissues. I was so glad I stocked up when I was Sam’s Club (see below for a chance to wins gift card) last week and bought Puffs Plus Lotion’s new 10 pack (the perfect tissue for sore/runny noses needing some extra softness).

Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil Holder

I keep everyones bedsides stocked so that everyone has them when it’s needed. I love that their boxes are so pretty too!

Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil Holder

Since we’re a big family and go through a ton of tissues, I figured that I’d put those Puff’s Plus Lotion’s boxes to use! No one wants a disorganized house, especially when it’s back to school and there’s homework to do. With sick kids to take care of, this tissue box pen and pencil holder was the perfect addition to our desk. Keeping my desk kid friendly makes sense for us because we share my desk a decision I made and I work at home. This project took under one hour to make and the kids loved filling it with their back to school necessities.

Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil Holder

What You’ll need:
Two boxes of tissue
Paper money wrappers
Stapler and staples
Scissors
Black, gold, silver and white spray paint

How To:

Draw a straight line from the thinnest point of the perforated edges on the tissue boxes opening.

Tissue Box Pen & Pencil Holder What You’ll need: Two boxes of tissue Paper money wrappers Stapler and staples Scissors Black, gold, silver and white spray paint How To; Draw a straight line from the thinnest point of the perforated edges on the tissue boxes opening. Cut with a box cutter. Trim money wrappers to fit the 2 boxes you’ll be placing them in and put it inside the box. Spray paint boxes with money wrappers inside of them When it's dry, staple it together. That's it! Now you can fill it with pencils and anything else you use at your desk, along with Puffs Lotion Plus tissue for all those sniffles and sneezes. puffs6-2Cut with a box cutter and repeat on corners of the tissue boxes.

Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil HolderTrim money wrappers to fit the boxes you’ll be placing them in and put it inside the box. *Don’t worry about wrappers fitting perfectly, they won’t even show when you’re done spray painting them.

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Spray paint boxes with money wrappers inside of them. When dry, staple the inside corners together.

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That’s it! Now you can fill your DIY pen and pencil holder with your desk needs, along with  Puffs Plus Lotion’s tissue for all those sniffles and sneezes.

Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil Holder

Back To School DIY Pen & Pencil Holder

Puffs Plus Lotion


How adorable are some of these fall DIY ideas? I’m hoping I can fit in  some time in this busy fall schedule of mine and make some of them.

This would look super cute on my kitchen table.

Five Fall DIY Projects

This witch is fun and looks like an expensive decoration.

Five Fall DIY Projects

Tempted to make one of these baby pumpkins for Joseph.

Five Fall DIY Projects

Suck an elegant look for a mantle.  I bet I could find most of the items needed for this DIY at the dollar store.

Five Fall DIY Ideas

I would make five of these scarecrows and put all the boys names on them.  SO cute!

Five Fall DIY Projects

project 1 | project 2 | project 3 | project 4 | project five