Monday, October 21, 2019

Quotes of the Week

What a weekend! I think I almost had a heart attack three times during my Texas vs. Kansas game. I truly thought we were going to lose at the end — thank god for Dicker the Kicker but also...why were we relying on our kicker to get it done? Anyway, it was stressful but the rest of the weekend was nice. It was the first time where I didn't have any activities (aside from the watch party) so I got to lay in bed, try some new cafes and cross a lot off my to-do list. Plus, I threw a party for my girlfriends and that was super fun. What have y'all been up to? — xoxo darling, Hayden
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Friday, October 18, 2019

OU Weekend Vlog

Last weekend I visited Serena in Dallas for our big rivalry game and I thought I'd vlog it, because why not? We love content! So here ya go — xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Leftover Halloween Candy Bars

I wish as a kid I had thought to do something with my Halloween candy like these bars! I remember my candy would slowly dwindle and it would be sad when just a few things were leftover. But now, you have an idea of how to use that candy to make something equally as delightful...trust me, my office went crazy on these. You can choose whatever candy you want, the original recipe I used didn't specify what they used but I thought I'd tell you what I did in case you want to re-create it. What are y'all's thoughts? — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Leftover Halloween Candy Bars:

You'll Need:

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Instructions:
1. Mix butter, sugar and light brown sugar together. 
2. Add eggs and vanilla extract. 
3. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
4. Slowly add flour mixture to liquid mixture. 
5. Pour approx. half the mixture into your baking dish (lined with parchment paper). 
6. Place as much of the candy as you want in the mixture.
7. Pour the rest of the mixture over the pan, make sure it covers the first layer. 
8. Put more candy on top — this will be the layer you see, so make it as aesthetically pleasing as you want. 
9. Bake for 34-45 minutes — depending on how you like your bars. 
10. Pull them out to cool, cut 'em and serve! 

Troubleshooting:

I used this recipe. The batter is incredibly sticky, so be forewarned!



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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Cotton Candy Taco at the Texas State Fair
This week was a good one, except for the horrid snow. I got to visit one of the best friends in Dallas, attend our big rivalry game (we lost, but it's fine), eat too many cotton candy flavored items and just get back to my more college roots. When I got back it was just as crazy, I have been at Junior League each night this week but I'm now down for two nights before I host my Wisconsin Cheese Halloween Party...and I'm hyped about it. Then this weekend I'll go to the Texas football watch party, maybe convince a friend to do something fall with me, who knows. What are y'all up to? — xoxo darling, Hayden
My parents sent me the cutest care package. 
We had our first snow in Colorado — and I hated it. 
Uhm, everything truly is bigger in Texas.
Doing a little shopping at Rubial's in Dallas
Love this bean! 
Fall has hit the Dallas Arboretum.
Sunsets truly are the best in Texas.
Serena's new apartment still has Carl the Cactus — and yes, we were watching Twitches.
Saturday's OU vs. Texas game.
We lost, so I drowned my sorrows in sugar.
Is Big Tex creepy to you?!
Cotton Candy Beer at the Texas State Fair.
My boss told me about this lip balm last year, I finally needed to buy more lip balm, so here we are. Guess I'm set for the next eight years.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Monthly Inspiration No. 1

If you've been a Haute Table reader for a long time, you'll remember I used to do a series called Saturday Inspiration. Basically, I rounded up my favorite photos from Pinterest and put them in a post. Well, I kind of miss it but not in a sense that I want to do it once a week. But I was thinking, why not do a kind of moodboard each month, the post won't go up on the same day every month, more like when I'm feeling it. And it will just be a culmination of everything that has been inspiring me lately in photo form. It could be all food one month, all photos of forests the next — who knows. Anyway, here is the first of many, let me know if you like the concept — xoxo darling, Hayden.



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