Happy Friday!  I hope you had a great week.  As usual, I am linking up with  Erika, Narci and Andrea. Today, I’m wrapping up my week with some favorite new products,  a few fall desserts and a fun announcement.

Fall Fun List

We kicked off the first weekend of Fall with a trip to the pumpkin patch! We checked this tradition off a little earlier than usual in the fall but we have a busy October so I wanted to make sure we fit it in. You can read about our entire Fall Fun List here.

Family Friendly Fall Activities #kids #fallactivities #fall

I am hoping our pumpkins will last until October. I just read about a technique to make pumpkins last longer. Has anyone tried a method like this?!

Another item on our fall list is to make an apple pie! My husband volunteered for this task. His mom is the pie maker of the family, so I have never even attempted to “compete” with her pie making skills. He asked his mom for the recipe and although she doesn’t have a “real” recipe, he was able to replicate pretty well!


Of course he had a helper!
Fall Things to do with kids #recipes #fallrecipes #familytime

fall traditions with kids #pies #baking #fallrecipes

Success! The pie was so yummy!

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies

While I am not a pie maker, I do love baking sweet treats! Yesterday I made these Fudgy Pumpkin Blondies  from Paleo Running Momma and they are SOOO good! I did not have almond flour and instead I used regular white flour, so they were not Paleo as in the original recipe.

This dog will not miss an opportunity for an unintentional treat.

This brownies are not quite as sweet tasting as what you might be expecting as there is no white sugar–just coconut sugar and maple syrup.

Pumpkin Brownie Recipe #fallrecipes #desserts #treats

But, I think they will be perfect with my morning coffee:)

Date Night in Box

If you missed my post yesterday, I shared our most recent Date Night In Box! The theme was Dream Together and it was a very unique date! We got a little serious by focusing on some of our dreams and goals.  But we also got a chance to have some laughs too.

Setting Goals for Married Couples #datenightin #marriagegoals #anniversaryideas

Head over to the post to read about the experience plus snag a COUPON CODE for your own Date Night in Box!

Cozy Bedding

I don’t know if you can relate, but selecting sheets and bedding can be a challenge! To me it’s like appliance shopping as it is so hard to sort out the details and to know exactly you need. How high of a thread count do you need? Is cotton or satin better? Do you need to spend a lot of money for good sheets?

Neutral Farmhouse Master Bedroom #bedding #gray #fixerupperstyle

So when California Design Den reached out to me about trying out some of their sheets I was excited. Before I agreed to review their bedding I took a look at their shop on Amazon and I was happy to see that they have excellent ratings. I always check out reviews on Amazon before buying. Also, I make sure to look at some of the specific comments because I know the ratings can sometimes be skewed.

Anyway, I selected this sheet set and I am in love!! The sheets are incredibly soft and smooth. I washed them first before we used them and they came out soft from the dryer (unlike another set of sheets we own). I love the dark gray color we selected…fits in perfectly with our room. The fitted sheet has deep pockets so even with our pillow top mattress, they were easy to put on.


Have you ever ironed your sheets? I never have even considered it but, of course, I left the sheets in the dryer too long. After I put them on the bed, I realized how wrinkly they were!

So I put my iron on the steam setting and in 15 seconds the sheets looks great! I was only concerned with the part of the sheets that were showing…because who has time to iron the whole sheet?!

If you are in the market for new sheets, I highly recommend checking out this budget friendly, quality company!

Facebook group

Speaking of good deals, I wanted to share my new Homegoods Happy Facebook group that I have created! My most popular posts on the blog and Instagram are all related to home decor and home finds! So, I created a group specifically to build a community to share home decor finds! I’ll share weekly trips to discount stores including Marshalls, Kirklands, Target , Homegoods and any other store that I find a fun home decor item. You’ll be surprised at some of the unlikely places to find home deals! Members can also ask questions about home decor dilemmas or share their own good finds! Basically it’ll be a place for people who like to find good home decor deals! You can join here!

Farmhouse White Kitchen Sink #kitchenreno #farmhousekitchen #ideas

I am always looking for great deals! A few weeks ago I found the wire tiered basket at a thrift store! Perfect for organizing all of our soaps and sponges!

I’ll still continue to share home decor finds on the blog, but the FB group will include more pictures and finds from the stores. Hope to see you in this fun group!


ASHLEY B. is the winner of the Versa Spa Sunless Tanner package!!!! Please email me at jaclynmusselman8@gmail.com to claim your prize!!!


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I hope you have a great weekend!



  1. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on September 28, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Those brownies look amazing! I just requested to join your FB group too 🙂 Have a great weekend Jaclyn!

  2. candy on September 28, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Love having a baking day which everyone gets involved. I have a farm sink and love mine. Fall is the time to change out the bedding and bring in the soft, snuggle warmth.

  3. Tanya on September 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I can’t wait to join your FB group. It sounds like fun. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Ruth Shapter on September 28, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    The fudgy pumpkin brownies look so yummy and amazing !!

  5. Lia on September 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I am definitely going to check out that sheet shop I am obsessed with cozy bedding!

  6. Amy (Loving Our Messy) on September 28, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Fall desserts are my absolute favorite. Picking apples at the orchard and making apple pies with them is the best! I need to try those pumpkin brownies!

  7. Crystal Reavis on September 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    What an amazing list! That pie looked so good and your kids look like they really enjoy helping!

  8. Cassie on September 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    These are such fun fall activities ! I cant wait to check some of these off and I am trying those pumpkin blondies-yum!

  9. Lynn Woods on September 29, 2018 at 10:02 am

    This is my first time on your website and can I say that I just LOVE the name of your blog! Seeing your cook with your kids bring back memories of when my sisters and myself would help my Mom bake cakes and pies. Those were and are some of my fondest childhood memories.

    • Jaclyn on September 29, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Lynn-Thanks for stopping by! That is so wonderful that you have these memories…I hope my kids will say the same in years to come!

  10. shan on September 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Pumpkin in brownies? I’ll have to try that. And that bedding! It’s the perfect shade of gray and I love the style – and this site! 🙂

    • Jaclyn on September 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks Shan–you are too sweet! You’ve got to try the brownies–so yummy!

  11. Dara on September 30, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I’m joining your group! I hope to go to the pumpkin patch today, although it looks cloudy out already! Your dog is adorable!

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