Harvest Bark

Well, November’s already here, folks. The majority of the leaves have fallen, the cold air has set in, and all the Nashvillians have pulled out their flannel shirts, thick coats, and tall boots from the back of their closets. I can’t believe the temperatures dropped so quickly!

In between projects I thought I would try a quick and easy dessert. I quickly discovered that harvest bark is one of my new favorite treats! With the salty pretzels mixed with the chocolates, I couldn’t quit eating it. It was so fun to come up with a simple recipe for ¬†a fun and easy dish.

 

The most time-consuming step in this recipe is melting the chocolates. I used a white chocolate bark that I found at the grocery store. All you have to do is melt the chocolates according to the instructions on the back. Pay close attention to the bark and stir while it melts- if you overheat, your bark turns will burn and will not work for your needs.

 

I added a handful of melted orange chips to the top to give my bark some color. Once the chips were melted in a separate pot, I poured over the white chocolate and used a spoon to make a swirl effect.

 

While the chocolates were still warm, I added in my toppings so that they could stick well. I used 1/2 cup of pretzels, 1/3 cup Reese’s Pieces, 1/4 chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of walnuts, and really liked the taste of these ingredients together. But don’t be afraid to go and try a new mix! I think craisins and pecans would be pretty tasty together. ūüôā

I ended up using a pretty thick dish so my bark was a bit hard to cut through, so my suggestion would be to pour the bark on wax paper so that it is easier to break & eat.

I really had a great time making this recipe for the blog. There are so many recipes that I want to try and so many projects I want to do this season! I’ve been so completely inspired by the fall this year, and that makes me really happy.

Happy harvest,
Rosemary

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Painted Pumpkins


I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! Only a few more weeks before things get spooky and kids get crazy over candy. While decorating for Halloween this year, I tried to take a different approach and instead of pulling out a knife to carve my pumpkins.

I grabbed a few¬†acrylic paints¬†and a paint brush (& a few friends for company), went to the park, and spent the afternoon creating colorful patterned pumpkins. The great thing about painting a pumpkin is you don’t have to stress over your paint job being perfect!It was a lot less messy & took a lot less time to paint them instead of carving them. Plus, with paint, they can last a whole lot longer because you’re not cutting into the pumpkin!

I definitely plan on painting my pumpkins next year too, and I am already dreaming up some pretty crazy ideas!

Hope your fall is fantastic,
Rosemary

 

 

Sounds of Fall

 

I’m so excited about this weather! I know I’ve said it a million times already, but it just makes me giddy. It puts a huge smile on my face when I can leave the windows open at night and sleep soundly. I just love autumn. I love the changes that it brings- the weather, the trees and how the leaves from green to red, yellow, and orange- it all mesmerizes me.

I wanted to create a soundtrack to this beautiful season.  I was so inspired by the mix of old and new leaves woven together in the tree branches on the streets and sidewalks. It really is breathtaking to see how much the landscapes changes during this season.

The playlist I created for fall is a lot like the leaves- a handful of some of my old favorites mixed in with some new artists that I’ve completely fallen in love with. I hope that you take the time to enjoy this playlist and share it with your friends. I think it’s the perfect soundtrack to a ride through the mountains.. windows down, of course!

Enjoy these beautiful days!

All my love,
Rosemary

It’s Fall, Y’all!

I can’t believe it’s already fall. It seems that it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the warm weather and long summer nights. Now, the leaves have started to turn and fall, the temperatures have dropped (thank goodness!), and so fall begins.

 

Although tomorrow is officially the first day of the season, it has felt perfect all week here in Nashville. I’ve really enjoyed taking in the cooler air and sipping on pumpkin spice lattes (thanks, Starbucks!).

While a new season begins here in the city, so does a new list of personal goals. There’s a lot that I want to accomplish and experience in the next few months, and I am so excited to see if I can achieve them all!

Do you have big plans for the fall season?

Love always,
Rosemary

What We Wore: In Downtown Nashville

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We have been working extremely hard the past few months branding our vision and making goals for ourselves. We took a few hours after our meeting on Monday to enjoy the beautiful scenery our city holds. We can’t wait to share with you our little secret! In the meantime, check out a few of our favorite pictures we took on our break in the city.

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Boots are a favorite part of our wardrobe for fall. We love that there’s so many ways to wear them!

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Bright colors are a fun way to transition your wardrobe from summer into fall. All you have to do is just add a few layers!¬†It’s also fun to pair up old jewelry with new pieces, don’t you think?

Bethany: Shirt-Target/ Skirt-Anthropologie/ Shoes-Anthropologie/ Pin & Bracelet-Vintage/ Sunglasses-Ray Bans
Rosemary: Shirt-Target/ Tank-Old Navy/ Jeans-Target/ Shoes- Nine West/ Necklace- Vintage/ Ring- Forever 21

Have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO,
Bethany Rose & Rosemary