Affordable Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe for the New Season {FALL}

As you well know by now, I love this time of year. While it is still quite warm here in Texas, and you will see me in flip flops most days, I am looking forward to the coming of cooler weather. Cooler weather makes me want to grab my favorite sweater and don my favorite boots.

Some of my favorite Fall-inspired outfits include a good pair of jeans (or jeggings) and a light pull-over sweater. I like to wear a fun scarf to add the perfect splash of color.

Fall-inspired outfit

Jeggings really are the most comfortable in the denim family. They look just like a pair of skinny jeans, but they have a bit of give to them, like leggings. They button and zip just like a pair of jeans, but they have faux pockets, to avoid bunching around the hips.

LEI Emma Jeggings

I know we see everywhere that leggings are out and shouldn’t be worn as pants, but I have to say that I totally disagree! A great pair of leggings can be very stylish when worn properly. Always pair leggings with a long sweater or blouse. Walmart has some great leggings with fun and colorful patterns, so I picked up a couple to add to my Autumn wardrobe. The best part is that these leggings are only $7.88! (I couldn’t find them online, but look in the Junior section of your local Walmart – you’ll be glad you did.)

fall outfit - leggings

Would you wear jeggings or leggings? I challenge you to give ’em a try!

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Mini Caramel Apple Bites

It's Fall, Y'all - Make yourself some Mini Caramel Apple Bites

I think I mention every year that Autumn is my favorite season. It truly is. The Fall colors are breathtaking – hues of orange, yellow and red gracing the scenery. Cool, crisp air kissing your face. Boots and sweaters, pumpkin bread and…

Caramel Apples!

Yes, I’m talking about sour juicy goodness, covered in sweet caramel stickiness. What could be better? (Except for maybe S’mores, but those are a summer treat and we’re talking about Fall, y’all!)

My kiddos would become frustrated when trying to eat a whole caramel apple on a stick. Caramel would stick to their noses while the apple’s juice would run down their chins. While super cute, they didn’t like it much. I would slice their apples and give them a bowl of caramel to dip them in and they would eat it all up. That was the best solution for all of us.

Until now.

Enter Mini Caramel Apple Bites. I honestly couldn’t remember where I got the idea for these little bits of tastiness, but they are a genius way to serve up the tasty combo, without causing any fuss while eating. And, they are super cute!

Mini Caramel Apple Bites

Here’s what you need:
Apples – I love to use Granny Smith for the sour factor.
Melon Baller
Lollipop Sticks (I bought a small bag at Walmart in the craft section.)

Here’s what you do:
1. Take a melon baller and carve out your little bites of apple.
2. Place a lollipop stick in to each of the small bites.
3. Make sure each bite is dry and dip in softened caramel, coating completely.
4. Roll bite in chopped nuts or other toppings, if you’d like.
5. Enjoy!

How to make Mini Caramel Apple Bites

What is your favorite thing about Autumn? Do you have a favorite treat?

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Shop The Pioneer Woman Collection at Walmart

The Pioneer Woman Collection

So, I’m sure you’ve seen all the excitement surrounding the launch of The Pioneer Woman’s new kicthen collection. In fact, if you are a fan of Ree Drummond, you have followed her along as she was giving you teases and glimpses long before the launch.

Well, the line is finally in stores around the country and it is flying off the shelves faster than the folks at Walmart can stock them. No joke. I was at my local Walmart today and thrilled customers were pulling the table settings right off the displays as it was being set!

I was fortunate enough to be able to see the collection, almost in it’s entirety, last month in Dallas. I was given strict orders not to share the secret with y’all that this line was going to be exclusive to Walmart and available this month. But, the secret is now out!!

Take a look…

The Pioneer Woman Collection at Walmart

These Dutch Ovens are a big deal, as they are the real deal. No corners were cut when Ree designed these babies! They are available in a couple of beautiful colors and even have a cute little butterfly handle you can switch out if you’d like.

The Pioneer Woman Collection - Dutch Oven

My favorite among the collection are these vibrant, yet understated, plum pieces. Paired with some of the other bright pieces, they are sure to brighten up any kitchen table. I am definitely going to update our dinnerware with this line.

The Pioneer Woman Collection - Tableware

But, it doesn’t stop at just dutch ovens and tableware. Ree has designed bakeware, drinkware, serveware, and kitchen tools. She has even released a new cookbook, exclusive to Walmart. All at prices that can’t be beat.

As I mentioned before, I did get to see, touch and feel a lot of the pieces in The Pioneer Woman Collection. I was even sent a few pieces to use and test in my own kitchen, as well as her new cookbook. Every single piece is great quality, with fine details and lovely design. And, I’ve already earmarked all of the recipes I want t try in the cookbook.

Don’t stop at checking out the collection at; you really do need to try to get in to your local Walmart to see and feel for yourself how amazing this line is. You will not be disappointed!

P.S. Isn’t that cookie jar up there adorable? Charlie the Ranch Dog sure is a cutie!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Chocolate Pen from Candy Craft {Review}

We love chocolate! I mean, who doesn’t?! We couldn’t resist testing out the Chocolate Pen from Candy Craft. This fun and tasty project attracted all of my kiddos, especially when it came to tasting the end result!

The Chocolate Pen - A Review

I’m sure you are wondering what exactly is a chocolate pen, right? Well, the Chocolate Pen is a motorized toy (sort of in the same vein as an Easy Bake Oven) available at Walmart that is used to create colorful chocolatey treats. It is sure to be a hot item this Holiday season, so get your hands on one now before they sell out!

The Chocolate Pen - What's Included

The kit includes everything you need to make several treats: a half pound of premium confectioners chocolate in multiple colors, 4 pen tips, as well as 50 candy molds (3 trays). The set even comes with gift bags specially made to share your custom candy creations.

First off, know that the process to make these tasty treats takes a bit of adult supervision and help. None of my kiddos were able to set everything up on their own, but happily used the pen once everything was ready.

It is quite a process – batteries must be put in to the pen (not included), the chocolate is then melted in hot water, the tip must be placed on top of open chocolate package (quite difficult for even myself), and placed in to the pen.

Once the pen is ready to go, it really is as easy to use as pushing a button to dispense the chocolate to create colorful pieces of goodness.

The Chocolate Pen Creations

You can get your Candy Craft Chocolate Pen at Walmart for just $29.93. It is a fun little kit that would make a great gift for any little chocolate lover!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

May The Force Be With You

We all know and love Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, Jabba the Hutt, Chewbacca, Darth Vader (in a love/hate sorta way, right?) and the unforgettable Yoda, among many others. Well, in celebration of the highly anticipated new Star Wars release this December, Walmart is stocked with all the cool new Star Wars toys and merchandise featuring our favorite characters. And some new ones!

Star Wars at Walmart

There are some crazy cool new toys and I was so excited to get a sneak peak last month in Dallas. My favorites are Legendary Jedi Master Yoda and the Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad.

Jedi Master Yoda will train you to be a become a Jedi!

Small in size but wise and powerful, Yoda has trained Jedi like Luke Skywalker for over 800 years. Now it’s your turn as Legendary Yoda guides you on the path to becoming a Jedi Master. Standing an impressive 16 inches tall, Yoda’s dynamic motorized body movement and full voice recognition make him the most realistic Star Wars toy ever. He speaks 115 phrases that will lead you to Jedi wisdom and lightsaber mastery. And with dynamic 360-degree movement, Yoda comes to life with never-before-seen lightsaber action!

Star Wars Yoda

Make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs with the Flying Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon!

Fly the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe right in your own home! The Ultimate Millennium Falcon takes flight with the power of 4 rotors concealed in the body of the ship. Its authentic lights and sounds bring the Millennium Falcon to life as you fly. Activate Hyperspace mode on the remote control and hold on for a fully loaded hyperspace journey. If your deflector shields go down, you’re still in good shape; the Millennium Falcon is constructed from durable high density foam making it resilient to a few photon torpedo hits. With 2.4GHz communication, you can control the Millennium Falcon up to 200 feet away! Join the rebellion and bring Star Wars home with the Millennium Falcon Quad from Air Hogs! Star Wars products are produced by Spin Master under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad

While those are super cool and will certainly be on the top of your kids wish lists this Holiday season, I am picking up a Chewbacca Pillowbuddy for myself! (He’s only $15.96!!) Isn’t he cute???

Chewbacca Pillowbuddy

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.