Hello Fall!

I am so happy it is finally Fall! Now, if only the temperature would drop down a few more degrees it might actually feel like Fall. A girl can dream, right?! What a crazy busy week this was. I feel like I had zero time to get anything done! I had two days of jury duty and then the rest of the week was filled with appointments and follow ups. Crazy doesn't even begin to describe it!

I am thrilled that I don't have anything major going on this weekend! I plan on relaxing and catching up on all my shows that I missed this week. What are y'all up to this weekend? Something fun I hope! See you Monday!

xxxx


Fall is a great cooking season filled with so many veggies. You might as well learn the right way to cook them.

This is a great read about how to travel anywhere in the world for under $1,000. 



Don't have any weekend plans? Check out my list of things to do this month. 

Dinner Dish Recommendation: One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Stop by and grab some free coffee, because it's National Coffee Day.



Shopbop has an extra 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500 (including sale items). 
My top 3: these colorful loafers, this tiered off the shoulder top, and this two-piece set

Rejoice, Anthropologie has an extra 30% off their sale items.
My top 3: this bowl that is perfect for popcorn, this tie-front long sleeve top, and this embroidered dress.

Lord & Taylor has up to 40% off some of their most loved items.
My top 3: this denim jacket, these mixed color leggings, and this red dress.  

Casual Lace Up






Favorite Clean Eating Fall Recipes

Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Bake

serves 2-4

What You Need
1 lb chicken breast, cut into cubes
3 sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
1/2 TBS paprika
1 TBS garlic powder
3 TBS hot sauce
1/4 cup ghee
4 bacon slices, crumbled
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 400°
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the ghee, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. 
3. Add in the cubed chicken and sweet potatoes. Give everything a good toss, making sure everything is covered.
4. Pour mixture into a casserole dish and bake in oven for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
5. After 40 minutes of baking, remove from oven and top with the crumbled bacon and green onions.
6. Bake in the oven an additional 5 minutes. Enjoy with Tessemae's Ranch or crumbled blue cheese!

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Wedding Weekend!


Hellooo Friday! What a crazy week it's been! I feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. Anyone else ever feel like that?! I am happy to have a few days away from the work grind to have some fun. Speaking of fun, I am so excited to be heading up to North Georgia today to watch two of my favorite people get married. It is going to be a weekend for the books! What are y'all up to this weekend? If you don't have any plans, check out my link below. There is so much going on in ATL this weekend!


Good news for all you Target lovers (myself included).

Because it is pumpkin season...

Dress up your nail polish game with these awesome Fall colors.




Check out a free museum this weekend for Museum Day Live!

Head to your local Anthropologie to support the adorable animals at ASPCA while shopping. 

Dinner Dish Recommendation: Eggplant Pizza

Don't know what to do this weekend? There is a ton going on this weekend



Ralph Lauren's Family & Friends event is happening now. Get an extra 30% of select styles.
My top 3: this long cardigan, these slip on sneakers, and this dress that's perfect for work.

Macy's has 30% off brand name designers that usually don't go on sale.
My top 3: this cotton tee, this velvet tank, and this embroidered dress.

Missguided has 50% off 4 or more items.
My top 4: this faux leather jacket, this cold shoulder sweater, and this blazer
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Fall Closet Staples

1. Cozy Sweater
The number one closet staple for Fall is a cozy oversized sweater. These are perfect to curl up in by the fire or to keep you warm all day long!


2. Distressed Jeans
You can't go wrong with a good pair of distressed jeans. Dress them up or down for any event this Fall. Bonus- you can wear them year round!


3. Booties
You can go with a heel or flat, but either way you'll want to wear them 24/7.


4. Knee high boots
Knee high boots are amazing, because they instantly slim down and lengthen your legs.


5. Plaid Button Down
A plaid button down is the perfect way to show your love for Fall. Throw it on if you're in a hurry, layer it, or dress it up with a skirt. The options are endless!



6. Mules
Why not change up your shoe game with a fun pair of mules?! Velvet, patterned, metallic- whichever you choose, you will be killing the fashion game. 


7. Coat
Once cooler weather hits, you've got to have a stylish coat to pull out. Go for something long and comfy, that will last you through Winter.


8. Sneakers
If you don't already have a pair, you are missing out. These make life 100 times better by providing a mixture of comfort and style.


Apple & Nut Breakfast Bowl

serves 2

What You Need
1 TBS coconut oil
1 large apple, diced
1/4 cup dates, chopped
1/8 TSP sea salt
1 1/2 TSP cinnamon
2 dashes nutmeg
3 TBS unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup raw nuts, chopped (I usually use hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 1/2 TBS almond butter

Toppings
1 pear, sliced
Hemp seeds
Almond butter
Cinnamon

Directions 
1. In a medium sauce pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Once warm, add in the apples, nuts, and salt. Mix everything together and cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. Turn the heat to low and add in the milk, coconut, dates, and cinnamon. Mix everything together. 
3. Raise heat to medium and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for a minute, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and let cook covered for 10 minutes. 
4. Serve with your desired toppings and enjoy!

Music Midtown Weekend!

It's finally Music Midtown weekend...one of my favorite weekend of the year! We've got a lineup of great artists: Bruno Mars, Future, Mumford & Sons, Bastille, and many more. I can't wait to see all of them perform! If you don't already, be sure to follow me on Instagram (smwrightt) to be apart of all the fun. If you're going to Music Midtown, let me know! If not, I hope you have exciting plans for the weekend ahead. See you Monday!

xxxx

If you're going to MM, be sure to read my tips to get you through the weekend.

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Dinner Dish Recommendation: Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken

Don't know what to do in Atlanta this weekend? Check out some of my top things

Anthropologie is having 20% off all Fall clothing. 

J. Crew has an extra 30% off in stored and online.
My top 3: this wool coat, these booties, and this everyday sweater.

Teal Fringe






Restaurant Review: Agave

Guys, I have found a hidden Cabbagetown gem that I just have to tell you about! If you didn't know about them already, let me introduce you to Agave restaurant. This quant spot is a southwestern eatery and tequila bar. You really can't go wrong with a combo like that! Plus, they've been open for 17 years so they must be doing something right.


Recently, I got to taste out their new menu and let me tell you something, it was amazing! Everything we tasted was delicious and we left completely stuffed because we couldn't (really wouldn't) stop eating. We started the night off with two margaritas, some guac, and the most amazing queso. 


I've had A LOT of queso in my life and this queso fundito was probably one of the best i've ever tasted! They baked tons of cheddar and mozzarella over chorizo and topped it with pico de gallo, sour cream, and cilantro. If that doesn't already have you drooling, we just can't be friends. 


The next appetizer we had was the huevos poblanos. This was equally amazing! Just look at that egg! This poblano pepper is stuffed with charred tomato serrano stone ground grits (yum!), a fried egg, lime crema, and some fresh cilantro. It was gone way too quickly!


For our entrees, we got the stuffed mountain trout tomatillo (above) and the chipotle shrimp & grits (below). Seriously, I am still dreaming about this trout. It was that good! This trout is stuffed (& when I say stuffed, like really stuffed) with crawfish, mushrooms, onions, and basil. It is then put over a bed of rice and roasted tomatillo sauce. The combination is amazing and comes with a ton of food!


The chipotle shrimp & grits were also amazingly delicious. I am a huge fan of shrimp and grits, but had never had them with a southwestern flare. Boy, I was really missing out! Plus, these aren't just any basic grits...these are blue cheese stone ground grits. Can it get much better you ask? Yes, yes it can, because the grits are topped with fresh gulf shrimp that are sautéed with chipotle chilies, onion, zucchini, squash, and then drizzled with an aged balsamic vinegar. This is a must try dish!


At the end, we dug down deep to find some room for a few desserts. I rarely order dessert at a restaurant (i'm more of an ice cream cone kind of girl), but these were pretty dang tasty. The key lime pie really hit it out of the park! I've never loved key lime pie, but this one completely changed my mind. It was super fresh, creamy, and just melted in your mouth. We also tried the creme caramel flan, which was pretty good but couldn't compete with the key lime pie. 

Overall, I would highly recommend this spot! It is small and quant, making it perfect for a date night or intimate dinner. It would also be a good spot for a little birthday dinner celebration. Everything we tried on the new menu was amazing and i'm sure the items we didn't taste are equally amazing! Be sure to head down and give them some love. I promise you will not be disappointed!