POPSUGAR November Must Have Box

POPSUGAR sent me the November Must Have Box to try. As always, all opinions are my own.

Somehow, every POPSUGAR Must Have box seems to outdo the last.  I’m still loving the Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil & Bubble Bath from last month’s box (P.S. It would make a great gift!).  I don’t know if it’s because of the upcoming holidays, but I have been on a serious home decor kick and there were two adorable home items in this box.  So, let’s get to it.

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Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl ($50)

I’ve been dying to get my hands on some Kendra Scott and it was like Christmas came early when I saw this adorable bracelet.  I’m already planning on wearing it tomorrow and I’m sure it’ll be on repeat through the holidays.  Plus, the closure is SUPER cute and so easy to put on by myself.

Pehr Chambray Runner in Wine ($44)

Did someone say wine? I’m crushing on this runner pretty hard.  I even broke out the iron so I could put it on our table immediately… and I never iron.  It’s perfect for the Fall and I think it could work for both Thanksgiving and into December.

Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palette ($25)

This super compact palette is perfect for the girl on the go.  We’re taking a little road trip up to Lake George after Thanksgiving and this will definitely be coming along for the ride.

AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl ($35)

I think my husband was most excited about this.  “What is it? A bowl? What can we put in it? Fruit?” It’s currently sitting on our table waiting to be filled with ornaments when we finally start decorating for Christmas.

Meri Meri Star Party Picks ($8)

These are SO adorable.  My first thought was that they would be perfect for my 30th birthday coming up in a few short months but then I remembered that New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and these would be perfect on appetizers, cupcakes or even as a cocktail garnish.  Pretty sure that will be happening 😉

Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn ($2.99)

It’s honestly a miracle that these even made it into a photograph.  I had all intentions of taking a cute photo while I was actually snacking on them but they were so good that they disappeared in seconds.

The POPSUGAR November Must Have box came in at $164.99 worth of products for only $39.95. As always, you can shop here and use the code SHOP5 for $5 off of your first #MustHaveBox!

POPSUGAR September Must Have Box

It’s officially the weekend and I’m kicking it off with a look at the September POPSUGAR Must Have Box! This box was so much better than I imagined and I have a few new favorites already!

Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat ($58)
So, I have to say, I’m not really a hat person but this is pretty cute.  I could definitely see my sister wearing this (hey, Jaime!) and she might just be able to borrow it if she asks nicely.
Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36)
I love a good hair mask and this one is on the agenda for Sunday night.  I’ll let you all know how it goes but I’m definitely excited to try this new-to-me brand!
Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer ($22)
This color looks brighter than anything I would ever wear, but I tried it out and it’s pretty sheer, which makes it super pretty and totally wearable.
NCLA Mani E.R Tool Kit ($16)
You never know when a nail emergency is going to strike and this adorable nail tool kit has made it’s way into my desk at work.
Gluten Free Bites Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites ($5)
I would never go out of my way to buy anything Gluten Free, so I was hesitant to try these.  I brought them to work “in case I got hungry” and opened them on Monday.  They’re almost gone. So… thumbs up on a delicious healthy snack!
flint Lint Roller ($10)
With a dog and a cat and a love for black clothing, lint rollers are basically a requirement in my life.  This one is super cute and perfect to keep in my bag for lint-rolling on the go.
I have to say, I’m super impressed with the POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox.  If you’re interested in trying it, check out http://bit.ly/2bmyX1F  and use SHOP5 (it never expires!) for $5 off of your FIRST Must Have Box!

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Recipe || Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie

We spent the weekend enjoying the gorgeous Connecticut Fall weather and went apple picking at Silverman’s Farm in Easton. After a cute tractor ride, careful apple selection and obligatory apple cider and apple cider donut purchases, we headed home. Pete loves apple desserts (read: all desserts) and had his heart set on an apple crisp pie so I checked out Pinterest for the perfect apple crisp pie recipe and came across this Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie recipe from Bon Appétit October 2003.

I wasn’t planning on blogging this but I got tons of requests for the recipe, so here’s my first attempt at a recipe post!  I wish I could say I came up with this on my own, or that it was some family recipe passed down for generations, but I tweaked the recipe above and the results were delicious.  Now, let’s be real, I did not make a homemade crust.  But, if you’re interested (and overly ambitious) it was included in the original recipe.

What you need:

Filling

  • 3 1/4 pounds Golden Delicious & Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter

What to do:

    1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 400°F.
    2. Mix all of the filling ingredients in large bowl to coat apples.
    3. Mix all of the topping ingredients with your mixer, adding butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.
    4. Transfer filling to crust.
    5. Pack topping over and around apples.
    6. Bake pie on baking sheet until topping is golden, about 40 minutes.
    7. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake until apples in center are tender when pierced and filling is bubbling thickly at edges, about 40 minutes longer.
    8. Cool until warm, about 1 hour, and serve with vanilla ice cream!

We got a little carried away with the apple peeling and slicing and ended up with two pies, but I’m sure that won’t be an issue in our house.  So, what do you think? Will you be making your very own Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie this Fall?

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