What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's Wednesday!!! I hope that you all had a happy Halloween and for those of you in the northern states, you stayed warm! It was 36º while we trick-or-treated last night! CRAZY!!

I have to say I have been looking forward to this post since we started this series last week. I could probably name a million things I'm loving, but I'll leave you with these five today!

This mac and cheese
I am letting you all in on my secret go-to quick and easy dinner! Make up a box of this mac and cheese per directions, while the pasta is cooking, toast up some panko breadcrumbs with butter and garlic in a saute pan until slightly browned. Once you've followed all the box instructions put it in a casserole dish, top with the breadcrumbs and bake it at 350º for about 10-15 minutes. It's quick, easy, and tastes AMAZING! 

This magnetic calendar.
I have been on the hunt for a calendar that we could attach to our door in the kitchen, and I came across this one from Amazon! We've had it for a couple months now and it's holding up great! Bonus- it's under $20 and actually cute!


This water bottle
Before I say anything else, I'll start with this: this is way more than I would normally spend on a water bottle, but it was a total necessity! I am terrible at drinking water... and I mean TERRIBLE! Like I could go all day and realize I hadn't even had a whole glass. So when my sister-in-law shared this bottle she had that tracked her water intake, as well as notified her to drink when she was behind her goal for the day, I was totally hooked! The bottle automatically pairs with an app on my phone to track how many ounces I've had, and if I am behind I will get a notification and the bottle will blink red. I have the white one, but they make a few different colors as well. I truly can't say enough about this! 

This pancake pen.
I had a few of you ask about how I made the ghost pancakes I posted on IG yesterday so I figured I'd include this in today's post! This is the pancake pen that we have, and I love it! I use it to make fun pancake shapes as well as fill muffin/cupcake liners. It's great because Samuel can use it too without making too much of a mess. ;) Also, if you don't already have a homemade pancake batter recipe, this is my favorite

Having only ever lived in Florida, this is my first real experience watching the seasons change. It is hard to grasp the beauty of the autumn leaves through just a picture, so I don't think I ever realized how bright the colors are. Also getting to watch Samuel experience his first Fall, and playing in the leaves has been such a joy! We braved the cold weather last weekend to take some family pictures and oh my goodness... I think they are my favorite! I'll be sharing them in a new post sometime in the next few days!


Enjoy your day, friends!