Homemade Apple Chips.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi everybody! On this lovely fall Tuesday afternoon, I was looking around Pinterest through the apple recipes. I had a ton of apples from apple picking left over that I haven't been eating. So I decided to find an easy quick recipe to tackle. Homemade Apple Chips! I found this simple recipe on Carrie's Experimental Kitchen, which you can find her blog here. After finding this apple chips recipe, I wandered around her website and she has delicious recipes on there. I will most definitely be trying something else in the near future! Take a look below to find out how to make these healthy snacks! 

What you'll need:

2-4 Apples, depending on who you are making it for.
2 TSP. of Cinnamon (I used cinnamon sugar, but you can use ground cinnamon, too)
2 TSP. of sugar
Cooking Spray for the pan

I only used two apples, because it's just myself I'm making these for. But if you're making it for a family of four, definitely use up to four apples. With the cinnamon, the other recipe calls for ground cinnamon, but I only had sugar in the house. So if that's the case, you can leave off the granulated sugar.

Cut the apple slices THIN, if you don't they will not crisp up. Also spray the pan, but not too much. The spray will make them stay soggy.

While you're cutting, and mixing the apples, preheat your oven to 200 degrees. 

- Spray your pan
- Place apples, spaced away from each other so they don't touch.
- Cook apples for 2-3 hours. They will be dry, but still soft, so don't worry!

After two and a half hours of baking in the oven, it's time to enjoy! With these, the possibilities are endless. They're perfect for the upcoming Holiday season. Put these on top of your vanilla ice cream for a little extra flavor! Or use them as edible garnishes. These are easy enough for any one to handle, I'm probably one of the worst cooks you'll ever meet, so these are Sarah approved!

Till next time!
Sarah Anne xx

Fall Activities

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October has to be by far one of my favorite months of the year. Something about the cool crisp fall air is so refreshing, it's hard not to be in a good mood. Yesterday, I went apple picking at Wightman's Farm. It's located in Morristown, New Jersey. I've been going for the past three or four years, and it never disappoints, it's big enough of a farm where it's not to overwhelming. Everything is organized, the apple orchard is labeled with what trees are what. The pumpkins are right next to the little store they have so it's easy access to put into your car afterwards. The store has a whole bunch of great goodies inside. The doughnuts are a must have. Homemade doughnuts are my weakness (but really food in general is my weakness, but who's asking?)  Over all, the farm is adorable and everything is reasonably priced. Check out some pictures I snapped from yesterday! 

Yes, those pumpkins are over 100 pounds each. Imagine the amount of seeds that are in there? Crazy! Here's a link to the farms website! 

Monday Blues

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mondays are in no way fun at all, unless you go out and buy yourself a new Michael Kors bag. Yup! Happy Monday to me! I went into TJ-Maxx about two weeks ago, and came across this black bag that I fell head over heals in love with. Well, I left the store without the bag and I regretted it. I'll come out flat and say this, but I am an impulsive shopper. I see something, I like it, I buy it. End of story. So when I saw this bag, I was like "Wow, I need this", but I was good and walked out empty handed. For the past two weeks that bag has been on my mind. When I mean on my mind, I mean like planning future outfits to wear with it.

So today, I went back into TJ-Maxx to see if they had the bag, unfortunately the black was nowhere to be found, but the brown was! The brown was hiding behind a bunch of Calvin Klein bags so I didn't notice it right away. At first glance, I was really hesitant about buying a brown bag, because I basically live in black. But I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. I got the bag for $190 (with tax) and it was retailed at $348.

Hello my pretty!

So with this, it brings me to today's topic. I did a post about this back in March when I paired a camouflage sweater on top of a chambray shirt. I am not one for layers, but I gave it a try and I believe it was a success. So today I tried mixing patterns together.

Saturday I made a trip into Kohls (as you can tell I'm always shopping) and came across the perfect layering piece. It's from Mudd, which I was surprised they were still in business because they were so popular when I was in elementary school. What a trip down memory lane that was! So I was excited to be wearing a brand that brought back wonderful memories. It's a plain basic light weight black and white striped shirt. Which, I put into my "Closet Needs" post. It's perfect because I can wear it alone or underneath other items.

I paired this long sleeve shirt with my flannel shirt I've gotten from Forever 21 months ago. I'm not normally one who dares to mix patterns, so I wanted to start off easy. Check out the picture below!

I think I pulled it off pretty well, right? I like how the flannel shirt's pattern isn't to busy, which then mixes well with the tiny stripe shirt. The trend I keep seeing is polka dots and flannel. I feel like I may have to invest in a polka dotted vest soon! (Obviously Loft.com) A vest is the perfect fall staple piece which I am excited to say I will be blogging about soon!

Here is today's Instagram post! Hope this Monday treated you well.

Till next time,
xx Sarah Anne