Today is National ‘Take a Hike Day‘ so I thought I would share one of my favorite hikes with y’all! About 2 months ago I lived in Austin, Texas for about 15 months and discovered one of my favorite views. You get a spectacular view of Lake Austin and the Pennybacker Bridge. It is the perfect hike to bring a little picnic. When you get up to the first look-out point there is plenty of room to sit and enjoy the view and have a little snack. You can follow the path to the right and check out some other cool look-out spots or you can turn around after you’ve seen the main view. The address is 5300 N Capital of Texas HWY Austin, Texas 78730.
What is your favorite spot to hike? Comment below! 🙂
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WHAT YOU NEED:
Cake Mix (any flavor, I used chocolate)
These cupcakes are perfect for Halloween and take minimal effort! Chocolate is basically another food group for me, so I chose to do chocolate cupcakes. I sent Tyler out to get this while I was at work and he picked a brand I’ve never had before, but they turned out amazing! I followed the directions on the box for the mix, then poured the mix in a cupcake pan. Once they are done baking, make sure you let them cool for 15-30 mins or the icing will melt. I first iced all the cupcakes with orange icing, and then outlined two triangles for the eyes, one for the nose, and then a mouth outline with a tooth. You can leave it like that or fill them in like a did (I left one unfilled pictured above). Finally, I cut a few pecans in half for the pumpkin stems and placed them at the top. These turned out so good! I ended up having a few too many the night I made them. ENJOY 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fudge Stripes Cookies
These cookies literally take 3 simple steps to make, and are seriously delicious!
Step 1: Put a quarter size dab of orange icing on middle of upside down cookie
Step 2: Place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle of the icing
Step 3: Press down on Hershey’s kiss
You can serve immediately or place in fridge!
VEST: Sold out / Similar
TOP: Sold out / Similar
PANTS: Forever 21
SHOES: Sold out / Similar
NECKLACE: Kendra Scott
I am really loving anything Olive colored for the fall. This vest is seriously SO soft and really durable. It was one of those online purchases that I opened up and thought, “WOW this is great quality and worth every penny.” When buying clothes online, it can be hard to tell the quality (especially if it is a store you have never shopped at before), but let me just say that EVERYTHING I have order from Dottie Couture Boutique has been above and beyond my expectations.
This vest is currently sold out, but they do ‘re-stocks’ on popular items if they can. I’ll be sure to let y’all know when the vest is back in stock! The top is also from Dottie Couture, but it has sold out as well. It is one of the softest shirts I have ever owned! I even added the picture Tyler snapped of me mid-shot running up to him to make him feel how soft it was.
The top from the link I posted is also from Dottie, and is pretty much the same color, but is loose fitted at the bottom. The black jeans are from Forever 21 and are less than $8; literally a steal! I got the booties last year from Dottie so they aren’t for sale anymore, but I linked a similar pair that they are currently selling.
Be sure to check back tomorrow morning for another Halloween themed post! Thanks for reading 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
Medium paint brush
Small paint brush
4 planks of wood
These really add a little something to your front porch and are easy to make. I went to Home Depot and found the cheapest wood that was thinner than an inch and had it cut up into three 1 ft long boards and one 10 inch board (most home improvement stores provide wood cutting services free of charge). The cut ends were a bit splintered by the saw, so I picked up some sand paper as well. First, I sanded all of the planks down to my liking, and then painted a white, green, orange, and black coat for each plank with the medium paint brush. I did three coats each (make sure they dry between each coat). I then painted two triangles for the eyes and one triangle for the nose. Following that, I painted a mouth, with a tooth, using the small brush (3 coats). Next, I painted two black circles on the white board for eyes and then a black circle for the mouth using the small brush (2 coats). Then, I freehanded the word ‘BOO’ with yellow paint on the black board (5 coats). For the last plank, I painted a zig-zag line about an inch down from the top of the green board with black paint and then filled it in for the hair. Next, I painted two black circles for the eyes, a line for the nose, and another zig-zag line for the mouth. Finally, I added a few stitches to really give it the “Frankenstein” look. Once the ‘BOO’ plank was dried, I sprayed one coat of the glitter spray over the top to finish it off.