Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

Happy November, friends! In honor of the leaves changing colors and Pumpkin Spice Everything everywhere you look, I decided to do a special fall-themed Favorites post!


1. I was at Hy-Vee last week and got all excited to see fall flavors of the Erin Baker’s Breakfast cookies!

Both the Pumpkin Spice & Gingerbread flavors were tasty! (I included the Double Chocolate because it’s my usual favorite.) These are awesome to grab on a morning when you don’t have time for breakfast but want a little protein boost to start your day with.


2. The second one is food, too, but oh well!


I picked these up on a whim on my last grocery trip (I think they were at Hy-Vee, too? They should totally sponsor me.) The apple butter is good, but the pumpkin butter is *amazing*. It’s a company out of Ohio called Amish Wedding Foods. They have a website if you want to see if they’re available near you!




I know that Halloween was just yesterday, but I already have Thanksgiving dinner ready! Chewy sent us a 24-pack of Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner Minced in Gravy to review for their Chewy Influencer program, and my cats love it! It’s available in both 3 and 5.5 oz cans, and it really is like Thanksgiving dinner in a can – turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, peas, and cranberries! And unlike sharing your human food wth the cats on Thanksgiving, this offers balanced nutrition and extra antioxidants for happy, healthy kitties.


4. I got to go see Dolly Parton’s Stampede for the first time in like a decade! They just started their Christmas show, so it was a fun way to kick off the season of red and green being evvvvverywhere.


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The craziest thing is that this horse, Nico, has been there since I worked there,and that was 1999-2002!


5. We’ve had amazing weather a few of the days that I’ve worked trail rides lately. It’s been fun to ride along the lake and see all of the leaves changing! And Polka Dot is learning to be a really good guide horse.

Polka Dot saying hi to Ringo the donkey.


That’s it for me today! I’ve taken the day off and have been cleaning pretty much alllll day. I still have laundry and dihes and maybe vacuuming, but then I’m heading over to my neighbor’s house to watch Solo, which we got from Redbox. A nice way to wind down after such a busy week!  (Yesterday I did luggage for a group at the hotel I work at in the morning, and then returned to work front desk from 3-11 pm. Looooong day!)

Hope November is off to a great start for you guys, too!