Thursday, October 31, 2019

Autumn Haul

Happy Halloween and happy autumn haul! I've rounded up some of my favorite items that are gracing the stores at the moment. From cute pullovers to beanies to camp socks, here are my recomendations to make your November wardrobe the star of the show — xoxo darling, Hayden.
{Pants, Gloves, Green Coat, Red Skirt, Socks, Tan Coat, Yellow Plaid Coat, Color Block Dress, Purse, Grey Hat, Orange Fleece Pullover, Silk Scarf, Orange Blouse, Green Blazer, Belt, Black & Tan Beanie, Plaid Double Breasted Blazer, Black Scarf, Loafers, Red Plaid Coat, Blue Clutch, Red Beret, Orange Plaid Shirt, Sunglasses, Green Blouse}
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Girls trip to Pumpkin Nights.
Oof, y'all. I haven't left my apartment since Saturday evening because of the oppressive snow. It never did this last year and now I have a real understanding of SAD (Seasonal affective disorder). It's depressing to be stuck inside for three straight days as it just keeps snowing! But last week I had so much fun — tried new restaurants and coffee shops, hung out with some girlfriends and more. This weekend I have a few plans but mainly I just want to go outside! What have y'all been up to? — xoxo darling, Hayden
 A Napoleon from Mojo Coffee in Aurora.
A pumpkin chocolate chip cream cheese cookie — because fall.
Such pretty snow on Thursday.
A s'more bar and latte from Beet Box in downtown Denver.
Went to Taps & Tails with some friends at the Denver Zoo.
We saw some elephants.
And drank some good beer!
Look at that sweet giraffe. 
And we had pizza fries. 
Friday night we drove up to Pumpkin Nights in Brighton.
It was so wholesome and fun! 
We all got Banomanom (ice cream made from fruit).
Olive & Finch brunch on Saturday morning.
I'm sure all of the fall leaves are gone now because of the snow but look at her!!
Latte at Aviano in Cherry Creek.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Homemade Chipotle Queso

Since it won't stop snowing, I thought I'd share with y'all one of my new favorite recipes. It's perfect for cold weather, it'll keep ya all warm inside. Enjoy — xoxo darling, Hayden.
Chipotle Queso:

You'll Need:

-1 tablespoon butter
-4 ounces cream cheese
-1 1/2 cups whole milk
-12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
-1 tablespoon flour
-2 chipotle adobo peppers 
Instructions:
1. Heat skillet with butter, cream cheese and milk, until mostly blended.
2. Add your cheese and flour to the mix, slowly.
3. Once it's nice and cheesy add your peppers.
4. Serve hot with some bread! 

Troubleshooting:

I used a recipe from Half Baked Harvest, but I didn't follow the instructions super well — my cream cheese was straight out of the fridge and my peppers went in whole. None of that really detracted from the taste and I still loved it. I think as long as you get everything melted together, it will taste delicious.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Ooo y'all it is cold and snowy and it just won't stop. But happy Monday — xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Buffalo Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I saw these sandwiches a long time ago on Pinterest and saved them to make in the fall because I knew they would make the perfect cozy dinner. And boy, did they! I was running behind on a bunch of things and headed to trivia the night I made these — so you can tell they are super easy to make — and I loved them. Simple but delicious and would probably be great next to pumpkin squash soup or a spicy tomato bisque. I will probably be making these the next snow day I get to stay in for — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches:

You'll Need:

-1 chicken breast
-2 slices bread (I used sourdough)
-2 tablespoons butter
-1/4 cup buffalo sauce
-2 slices pepperjack cheese
-few pieces of Sartori Tennessee Whiskey BellaVitano
-skillet
-sauce pan
Instructions:
1. Put chicken breast in a sauce pan, cover breast in water (should completely cover the breast).
2. Cook on medium for 10 minutes — depends on how hot your stovetop gets. Basically just cook until it's white all the way through
3. Take chicken out of pot and shred it with two forks in a bowl.
4. Add hot sauce to chicken and mix it up until incorporated. 
5. Butter all four sides of bread. 
6. Place slice of bread on skillet at a medium heat, add slice of cheese, your shredded chicken another slice of cheese and the top piece of bread.
7. Heat until you're happy — I like mine to just start to brown around the edges when I pull it off — just make sure you give it enough time for the cheese to melt. 

Troubleshooting:

I didn't have any issues making this one! This recipe is adapted from Greens & Chocolate.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Burnt Orange Pumpkin Patch

Where my Texas ladies at? The top in this post (scroll to the bottom for the exact top) is only $19.99 at Target and it is absolutely perfect for a Texas game/event. Plus, as we get more and more into fall, it works for everyone. I love it. It's super flattering, comfy, creases easily but hey, that's life. Other than that you've seen the jeans...I never wear sneakers and I am in this post because I needed to be comfy, the exact pair can be found on Amazon here. We shot these photos at the Dallas Arboretum, who's pumpkin patch is the best I've ever visited (throwback to a few years ago). What do y'all think? — xoxo darling, Hayden 
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Loving my front door right now.
Oof you know when you have a bunch of fun things planned and then you realize you planned them all for the same week? Like you have an event every night in a week? That's me this week — fun but a lot. I'm also on a mission to try new restaurants and coffee shops because I feel like I've been lacking recently. So, it's a busy week but it'll be fun and fine. Check out what I did this week below...basically I drank a lot of caffine — xoxo darling, Hayden.
Tuesday coffee stop at Brew Culture Coffee.
Cheeselandia sent me a bunch of cheese for my party last Friday — photos coming tomorrow! 
Tried a coffee place near my apartment & their iced latte was A+.
Saturday mornings are for the girls who like football.
Late Saturday lunch at HOJA.
Nixon's Coffee House Chai in Denver.
Sunday brunch at Duffeyroll Cafe.
Solid Grounds Coffee in Littleton.
Sunday lunch at Latke Love, one of my new favorites in Littleton.
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