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Beginning of Fall- Cinnamon Spice Lip Balm

You know what’s better than the taste of pumpkin-spice-everything?

The smell of pumpkin-spice everything.

While I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (please don’t hit me!), I do share the love of Fall-flavored things, like pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin beers. Something about those flavors that only come from ground spices like cinnamon and clove.

Who could resist the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg spices swirled together with warm pumpkin that lets us know that Fall has arrived?

Well, PSL lovers, listen up because I found a new way to incorporate the pumpkin-y spicy flavor into your life: lip balm.

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I’ve been a very DIY mood lately; it’s been super motivating! So I thought ‘what can I make that I know I’d use all the time?’

Well since I am a proud lip balm addict, I took to Pinterest in search of a DIY lip balm recipe. But with Fall sweeping in fast, I realized that I needed a pumpkin spice lip balm in my life.

What you need:

10 Lip Balm Tubes

1 tbsp Beewax

2 tbsp Coconut Oil

8 drops Cinnamon and Clove Essential Oils

1/8 tsp Pumpkin Spice Mix

Using a double boiler, heat the beeswax and coconut oil on the stove until it is completely melted.

Quickly squirt your Essential Oils and drop your Pumpkin Spice Mix in there and mix, mix, mix.

Get your tubes ready and, using a funnel, slowly pour in your waxy mixture.

Set aside and let cool until they harden.

Now comes the fun part- with your tube blank and white, you’re free to create a cool, personalized label. I don’t have any labels at the moment, but I still have an awesome time making these! They are super easy and rewarding to make!

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Sunday Playlist: End-Of-Summer Soundtrack

Music give us the ability to time travel.

Everyone has a song that once heard, transports them back to a memory of an event, a holiday, an ex, a vacation, a party, a really great or a really not-so-great time in your life.

Each summer holds a lot of musical memories for me. For example, I can’t listen to The Subways without thinking about the summer of 2006, and I can’t listen to “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Ray without thinking of the summer of 2013.

With the summer or 2015 coming to an end, I reflect back and think what a great summer it was.

I went to Hawaii with my best friends from college, I celebrated a work anniversary, I spent quality time with friends, I picked up a new hobby (hoop dancing), I went to Las Vegas to visit family.

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Pillbox. Hawaii 2015.

As reluctant as I am to say bye to a fun summer, I’m looking forward to the fall.

Here are some songs that highlighted my summer 2015 memories:

Fall Faves- Pinterest Finds

One of the things I love the most about living in New Jersey is experiencing every season.

In the winter, it snows. The sky is white, the snow flakes glide down from the clouds and land gently in your hair, everyone is bundled in coats, scarves, and hats.

In the spring, the bees buzz over to the blooming flowers, the grass shows its usual shade of green, the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air.

In the summer, the beaches are covered in sun bathing locals and visitors alike, the pools open up, the AC cranks on.

In the fall, the leaves on the trees change their color from green to gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows, pumpkin patches and apple orchards become the weekend hot spots, and a slight chill begins to take over the state.

With so many great qualities to each season, it is hard to choose a favorite, but if I had to choose a favorite something, I’d say my favorite thing about every season is the yummy, creative, and festive desserts and drinks that are made.

Here are just a few of the must-try desserts I have pinned on Pinterest for this Fall.

Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

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If this treat doesn’t scream ‘Fall,’ I don’t know what does. When I stumbled across this pin, I knew that that baked rum apple and I are meant to share a magical night in front of a TV watching “Halloween Town.”

Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Everyone love mini things, right? Mini dogs, mini golf, minivans–all good things, but not as good as these mini pumpkin pie bites look. Bite-sized treat are the best because it’s all of the deliciousness with half the effort. I mean, when you’re dealing with pumpkin pie, who really has time for a fork and plate? Not me.

Spooky Treats

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When I was in elementary school, a peer’s mom brought in “dirt pudding” for our Halloween party. I remember thinking that was the coolest thing ever. Dirt pudding, for whose who do not know, is chocolate pudding with crumbled chocolate cookies, to make it look like dirt, and gummy worms sticking out of the dirt.

Nowadays, every mom can be a cool mom with the help of Pinterest. I’m not a mom but I plan on being the coolest daughter/friend when I make these awesome treats.

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Apple Cider Sangria

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Apple cider always tastes good but for some reason is tastes way better in the Fall, especially when you throw in some Pinot. This recipe might have you wishing that drinking from apples was acceptable all year.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Cinnamon + pecans + chia seeds + pumpkin= Fall flavor in a cup.  This recipe calls for coconut milk, which sounds like such a good contrast to the pumpkin taste.

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

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Have your pie and drink it, too, with this delicious cocktail. I have tried a variation of this recipe and loooved it. It goes down so smooth and tasty. Apple cider and Rumchata are kind of a match made in Cocktail Heaven.

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