Honey Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail + Yesterday’s OOTD + A Fall Giveaway!

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Any kind of apple cider is something I’m always willing to try this time of year.  When I came across this one with honey, I was sold!
Honey Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail
Serves 2.
(found this one here)
10 oz apple cider
4 oz bourbon
1 lady apple, cut in thick slices
2 teaspoon organic, raw honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Place cider, apple slices, honey and cinnamon in a sauce pot.
Bring to boil and let simmer for 5 minutes, just to release the flavors.
Strain the mixture (saving the apple slices for garnishing) and add bourbon.
Pour into serving glasses and sip warm.
Sounds delicious, right?
Yesterday, I popped into Anthropologie for a quick visit and discovered this sea salt scrub.  Cannot wait to try it soon.  There were so many scents I loved, but this Sakura Blossom was by far my favorite!
Yesterday’s OOTD

Boots (size at least a half-size down; I actually sized a full size down in these) // Necklace // Personalized Crossbody (currently 25% off with code: WEAREFAMILY) // Bangles
Unfortunately, between the time I posted this pic to IG yesterday and today’s post, my dress that was on major sale, sold out.  It’s available and on sale in this coral print too, which I also own and love.  This dress is also very similar and would look great paired with these boots.
A Fall Giveaway!
I’m giving away this Pink Check Shawl by All for Color to one lucky reader!  To enter, all you have to do is comment and let me know your favorite thing about fall.  One entry per person, please.  Thanks!  I’ll announce the winner on Monday’s post.

I’m heading out with some friends tonight, and haven’t quite decided what I’ll be wearing.  At the top of my list is this dress I got last week.  It runs a little big.  I’m wearing a small.  Such an easy, comfy style and the perfect colors for fall.  Also, Zappos offers free shipping and free returns in case you need to exchange for a different size, they make it super easy to do so.

And for those of you who said this dress has completely sold out, Shopbop usually restocks overnight, so be sure and check back in the mornings to see if there are more sizes available in a certain item.  Fit is true to size.  This one actually came back in two sizes when I checked this morning.
I’m wearing these Madewell Heels in both of the images above.  They run big, so make sure and order at least a half-size down.
Yesterday, the sun finally returned to Charleston and I took full advantage.  I stayed outside for most of the day, and intend to do it again today, as well!
Cheers, Y’all!

90 thoughts on “Honey Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail + Yesterday’s OOTD + A Fall Giveaway!

  1. My favorite things about fall are the colorful leaves, crisper weather, sweaters with no coats and boots! Oh, and pumpkin everything and heartier meals 🙂 🙂

  2. I love fall for the beauty of the color changes to trees. Nature at its very best. Plus being able to wear boots and scarfs.

  3. My favorite things about fall are spending time with family OUTSIDE, boots, oversized sweaters, fall home decor, Halloween candy, and my nephew's football games! LOVE this blog!

  4. favorite thing about fall?! FOOTBALL GAMES! close second, the leaves. so maybe tailgating is my favorite fall thing – enjoying both things at once! 😉

  5. My favorite thing about fall is how instantly everything changes to cozy. I love cuddling up in my big throws and wearing sweaters and boots. All the smells that everyone considers fall.

  6. My favorite thing about fall are the changing temperatures!! Love wearing a cozy sweater and leggings ?

    Love your blog posts!! I enjoy reading about your family of 6. Hopefully, we can raise our family of soon to be 6 with grace like you do!!

  7. My favorite thing about fall is the glorious change in temperature to cool but not cold and the chance to enjoy crisp, colorful leaves while comfortably cozy in a sweater, scarf, and boots.

  8. My favorite thing about fall is the food. Pumpkin pie, apple cider, chili…yum! Working for Southern Living makes me crave fall flavors even more! 🙂

  9. My favorite thing about Fall is the excitement I feel as the little ones run up my sidewalk in their beloved costumes trying not to trip as their parents watch at a protective distance. Once they get to my door after avoiding the jack o lanterns they scream through many a toothless grin "Trick or Treat". My soul is reminded again that magic and innocence are alive and well in this crazy world! Than it's time for a Halloween cocktail!

  10. My favorite thing about fall….Gah so hard to choose I would say the temperature change. There is just something about the nice crisp morning air that makes you just want to get outside and explore. The changing leaves, a new town, new local shops. Yeah I would definitely say the weather!!

  11. Love, love, love that poncho!! My favorite thing about fall is taking advantage of the cooler temps for some long runs. Best time of the year!

  12. My favorite is Halloween. I love dressing up and handing out candy to the neighborhood kiddos.


  13. My favorite thing about Fall is the questions I get from my young children as they watch the leaves changes and the squirrels gathering nuts, and every day they say how beautiful the trees are around our house. I love those teachable moments and enjoying a view I can easily take for granted, through their eyes. I also love bringing out my cozy Ugg slippers.

  14. I love everything about fall! The cool weather, sweaters and boots, leaves and pumpkins, warm drinks and holidays!

  15. My favorite things about fall are the warm drinks, pattern sweaters, apple picking, colored leaves, cute booties, and of course all of the fun holidays mixed in!

  16. The weather is my favorite and so is the ABQ balloon fiesta! I love pumpkins and my birthday falls at the beginning of November which makes this time of year extra special!

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