Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!
Hope your day is filled with costumes and candy.

Tuesday, October 30

Color Crush






Just a few pretty images that left me feeling inspired and quite girly today.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 29

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Coffins || Pumpkin Pouch || Witch's Broom || Skull Box || Jack-O-Lantern Box || Headstones

With trick-or-treat just a few days away I sure am wishing I had found these adorable little creations earlier.
How fun [and perfect!] would they be to hand out to all the dressed up kiddo's stopping by for a yummy treat?
Even though I'm not a candy corn fan I'm completely in love with the Witch's Broom!
Find these ideas and more here.

Tuesday, October 23

... And Off She Goes!


Today one of my dear friends, Molly, who I've known since college, is setting off for a month long European get-away. She will be stopping in four dream locations: Paris, Switzerland, Austria, and London. Talk about jealous! Oh, and did I mention she is making the trip all by her lonesome? Can you believe that? I mean what an adventure! She recently started a blog of her very own and I can't wait to make sure she is safe stalk her travels.

Have so much fun Molly + can't wait to see you once you're back!

Monday, October 22

Sweet Treat for Your Monday

This past weekend I was in Circleville, Ohio visiting Darci, my college roommate. It was the perfect weekend to make the trip up because it was Pumpkin Show, a 4 day festival in honor of pumpkins. If there is one thing you should know about Darci it would be that she is a die-hard when it comes to Pumpkin Show. So much so that she took off Wednesday to Saturday so she wouldn't miss a day.  As crazy as that sounds I must admit I've grown to love my yearly trip to the Pumpkin Show and have had a blast each year I've gone. 
[pictures here and here]

This year's trip was full of lots of quality roommate time, delicious fair food, a bridesmaid dress fitting, an OSU victory that almost gave me a heart attack, and a delicious treat made by Darci's soon to be mother in law:

Peanut Butter Chews

image via

1 cup sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp butter
6-7 cups corn flakes
Put sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter, and butter in large non-stick pot. Bring to boil and constantly stir so it does not burn to bottom of pan. Use med to med.low heat. 
Once it starts to bubble on top, take off hot burner to a cool burner. Slowly add in corn flakes stirring in between so they all get covered. If a little to syrupy, add in the 7th cup of corn flakes.  
Let set a couple of minutes to cool for handling..With tablespoon form balls and put on wax paper on cookie sheet and let cool..If you want them to set faster, stick them in fridge for awhile but do not keep them in there, they will get to hard to eat. Makes approx. 35 balls depending on the size you make them. Store them in closed container wax paper in between layers. 
recipe via

WARNING: these are extremely addicting
but a recipe you MUST try!

Thursday, October 18

Fall Flowers

One of my favorite things about this time of year are the gorgeous rich colors that show up in the fall foliage.
Seeing a tree filled with the perfect combination of orange, red and yellow just makes my heart happy.
And what could be better than bringing those gorgeous colors indoors?
Not only are the trees full of these vibrant colors but the fall flowers are as well.
Mums, Daisies, Dahlias, Roses, Tulips, Ranunculus
With plenty of options available there are so many ways to pull together a beautiful arrangement such as:

 Chrysanthemum Arrangement

Dahlias and Spider Mums

Fall Fireworks Arrangement

Forbidden Flowers

Talk about happiness.
I think I need each of these in my home like now!
To find these arrangements and more pop on over to Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, October 17

Comfort Food

 Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

 Hot Buttered Spiced Cider

 Six-Hour Slow Cooker Chili

Something about fall makes me want to cuddle up on the couch in a warm blanket with the most delicious food. 
And to me fall comfort food must include something pumpkin, a huge mug of warm apple cider garnished with a cinnamon stick, and a pot of chili cooking away on the stove. I mean, yum!

With a friends wedding a few weeks away I'm thinking I may have just planned the menu for the day after.
Talk about the perfect food to share with friends while recapping the crazy+fun night we had!

Tuesday, October 9


Here's a little peek of what's been going on around here lately:

Falling in love with my city at night.
 Cincinnati <3

Vintage inspired perfume bottles make the perfect addition to my vanity. Nights spent on the patio with friends + good wine. Cheering on my Buckeyes and Reds {at the same time}! Pretty baubles found antiquing.

Two words: good food!

Find these snippets and more by following me on Instagram @amandapattison_

Tuesday, October 2

Hello, October.

In honor of my favorite time of year ...


Are you as happy as I am that fall is finally here?