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Monday Round Up: Fall Essentials

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It’s officially Fall. Which means almost every woman is pulling out her booties from the closet and draping herself in all her over sized sweaters and tucking away her summer shorts and tees. 

Yet here in the Midwest it has scarcely felt like fall. So since we are welcoming October today, my hope is that we will welcome fall along with the new month on the calendar. With that in mind, this Monday Round Up is very fall inspired! So grab you pumpkin spiced latte or your cinnamon chai tea for a wonderful fall Round up.


I have Spotify which is amazing for the music buff in me, because I can discover new music and listen to their whole list of albums. Recently I found SEU worship band and their music has been on repeat for the last three weeks. Whether I am doing dishes, dinner, or just driving in the car with an extra fussy boy in the back, it’s my go to at the moment. I’ve also been hooked on Paramore after my trip home and my nephew requested that my sister play Hard Times over five times over the span of four days. Thanks to him, I have a new album to go along with any housework that needs finishing.


If you are like me that anything over sized and cozy is one of the very reasons you are looking forward to a bit more chill and bite in the air. I am all about bundling up and keeping warm thanks to my mother. I am more concerned with keeping warm than keeping cute. I’ve learned from my college roommate that I don’t have to sacrifice comfort and warmth for looking stylish. One of my favorite outfit accessories is my cozy plaid blanket scarf. Mine looks actually like the one linked and it’s my favorite thing in the world. Add some cute booties and ripped jeans and I’m officially able to check off the “hot” part of hot mess mama!


As you know by now, I am not a huge coffee consumer. I like a splash of coffee with an embarrassing amount of almond milk creamer in my coffee. But I wanted a pumpkin spice mix to go along with the new season. So I started making Tazo Pumpkin Spiced tea with Stevia and it’s been the best on chilly mornings. I started adding cinnamon and nutmeg to my mostly milk latte to give it some fall spice and it’s a game changer.

As my husband and I work on eating very clean through the holidays, I found a pre-mixed for pumpkin muffins that will change your mind on “healthy” foods. Simple Mills made a pumpkin mix and it’s completely clean. Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 approved. Nothing better than sipping on a hot homemade latte and a warm muffin! Bring on the falling leaves and chilly breeze!


Right now my husband and I are working through You and Me forever by Lisa and Francis Chan with our churches small group. It is a marriage eye-opener! Francis and Lisa write about marriage in light of eternity and to have a holy mindset about marriage. If you are getting married, or been married for months or even years, I highly recommend this book. They also have an app that where you are able to watch their YouTube videos, as well as some of the work book questions to dive deeper with your spouse.

And lastly, Missional Motherhood has changed the motherhood game for me. It’s given me a reality check that my child is my to-do list. He is my main priority as a stay at home mom and my to-do list comes second. It teaches mothers’ how to care for their children’s hearts even in the little ages. It was a very timely book for me as I am knee-deep in teething and constant cuddles, while the dishes pile high.

(I’m an avid book-worm so prepare for every Round up to have book recommendations. Send me some feedback on books you have read lately! I need some new ones and I would love to feature your favorites!)

That’s it for this first edition of Monday Round Up on some of my favorite things and products that I have used these days. Let me know your feedback and what you want to see in this Round Up in the coming weeks!

Tying you in,


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  1. Linda

    October 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    First, I love your way of writing, I felt some wave of peace go through me as I read this post. I wish I lived in a place where there were seasons, I would love to dress up for fall. I was anticipating to get married but it didn’t work out, but I really want to read this book.

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much! That means so much that you would feel peace in my space of the world. Girl read it anyway! I read a handful of books on marriage before I got married and it was so helpful for me to understand what it’s like. And I am so sorry! I have been there where it didn’t work out like I hoped/thought it would. It gets so much better though!

  2. maebel

    October 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Agree with having a cozy blanket 🤗💕

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Absolutely! When the chilly weather comes, cozy scarves are a go-to.

  3. Mira

    October 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I never tried Pumpkin Spice Tazo Tea. I love Tazo Tea in general. My friend and I used to collect the quotes back in high school lol.

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      That sounds like something i would have done lol. It’s so good! Definitely one of my favorite Tazo teas!

  4. Jillian

    October 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I’m going to buy this tea tonight! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Absolutely! Feel free to try the latte recipe I made as well! It will be going up on the blog soon!

  5. Wonderseekersblog

    October 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Such a lovely post,thanks for sharing xx

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Thank so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Lauren

    October 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I love fall!! Thanks for rounding up these essentials 🙂

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Absolutely! Definitely going to be doing more!

    2. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Thank you so much!!

  7. Carly

    October 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love this! Plaid scarves and pumpkin anything!

    1. admin

      October 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Me too! I’m just waiting for the weather to agree!

    2. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Yes!! Fall everywhere!

  8. Britt Mont

    October 3, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Loved your little roundup – I actually tried out that pumpkin spice tea today and it gave me all the fall feels.
    Britt Mont | http://www.othersideof25.com

    1. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, I need all the fall feels I can get till the weather catches up.

  9. Danie

    October 4, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I love your entire list! I must be the last woman to not try pumpkin spice. I am gonna try and I love your music suggestions. Spotify is the best.

  10. Amy

    October 4, 2017 at 1:01 am

    I am wanting some of that chai tea SO BAD. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to chai 🙁
    This is great list and a fun read. I love your writing style.

  11. Britney

    October 4, 2017 at 3:53 am

    That tea sounds amazing! I’ve never had it before.

    1. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:10 am

      Let me know if you try it!

  12. Kate

    October 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    We’ve been buying all the pumpkin flavored stuff over here… cereal, bagels, oatmeal, cookies, coffee… It’s a serious autumn obsession for me!

    1. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:09 am

      Yes!! Just waiting for the weather to catch up!

  13. Patricia

    October 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I’m always adding to me tea collection because I’m not a coffee drinker either !!

    1. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:09 am

      Me too! I buy a new tea just about every time I go to the store because of that very reason!

  14. Aly Funk

    October 5, 2017 at 12:50 am

    These are great! I love the pumpkin spice chai!

    1. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:08 am

      Thank you! Let me know if you try it out!

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