10 Delicious Donuts For Dreary Days

Donut Mama and Baby LOL

We discovered the goodness that is the limited edition Entenmann’s pumpkin donut this weekend. I bought a dozen of the delicious donuts yesterday and, no surprise, they were gone by this morning! What can I say…I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin flavored.

Donuts are a great winter dessert. There are so many fun ways you can prepare them. Here are some fun homemade, and some not so homemade, donut treats and donut inspired treats!

Olaf Donuts

Olaf Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Delicious Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Donut Hole Acorns

Donut Hole Acorns


Eggnog Delicious Donuts

Eggnog Donuts

Reindeer Donuts

Reindeer Donuts

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Donuts


Simple Apple Cider Donuts

Banana Donuts Easy

Banana Bread Donuts (Great way to use overripe bananas!)

Baked Strawberry Donuts

Baked Strawberry Donuts

donut hole coffee stirrer

Coffee Stirrer Donut Holes

Millk Men Snowmen Donut Holes

 Milk Men Donut Holes


Which one of these recipes looks good to you? They ALL look pretty darn good to me! ;)



10 Ways to Style Black Skinny Jeans

Styling Black Jeans

I’m finding tons of fun ways to style my new Lee black skinny jeans, from black boots (Elaine Turner) to black polka dots (top from Belk) with an accent of lavender (button-down top from Walmart) to bold colors like a mustard cardigan (Walmart), turquoise scarf (Five Below), and purple coat (Kenneth Cole). They’re dressy enough to wear to my office.

Lee Jeans recently sent me a pair of their Easy Fit black skinny jeans from the Platinum Label line. Not only are they super comfortable (they are made with 3% spandex which means they aren’t binding, but have lots of give), they also come in petite length which is great for shorties like me. Hurrah! It’s been a while since I’ve owned a pair of black jeans so I was excited to see how I could work them into my wardrobe. Turns out black skinny jeans are as versatile a blank palette as regular blue jeans and are suitable for my casual office or a night out!

Here are 10 ways to dress black skinny jeans up, or down. I’ve also created a Styling Black Skinny Jeans Pinterest board. I hope you’ll check it out!

1. Bold Color

I’m a big fan of black with pops of color. Check out these looks that are topped off with an amazing coat.

bld coat skinny jeans

orange coat black skinnies

2. Animal Prints

From leopard to cheetah, animal prints never go out of style.

Leopard scarf skinny jeans

leopard blouse black jeans

3. Top With Chambray

A simple classic chambray button down pairs well with a pair of black jeans.

Chambray top skiinny jeans

4. Polka Dots

Polka dots are fun and whimsical in small doses.

gray polka dot sweater black jeans

black polka dot blouse skinnies

5. Brown Or Camel Boots

Why had I never thought of wearing brown boots with black jeans before? They look great and I tried this look just this week along with a mustard cardigan over a gray t-shirt topped off with a teal infinity scarf.

Brown Boots Pink Scarf

mint top black jeans brown boots

6. Monochromatic

A little edgier, casual street look is perfect for black jeans.

edgy look

black converse outfit

7. Classic Blazer

Blazers never go out of style and you can dress up your black skinny jeans with their clean lines.

camel blazer

kelly green blazer black skinnies

8. With a Fun T-shirt

From unexpected sequins to a quirky saying, a fun t-shirt is great for pairing with black jeans.

Quirky Tee Black Skinnies

Sequin Tshirt Black Skinny Jeans

9. With Stripes

Bold or subtle stripes are a great contrast to solid black.

stripes skinnies

classic stripes


10. Simple Elegant Blouse

A simple classic blouse is an elegant way to dress up your skinnies.

white blouse black skinnies

gray blouse black skinnies

I’m linking up today to Fashion Friday, which is hosted by some of my favorite bloggers Mommies With Style and Friday Favorites, from One Stylish Mom and a little jo


fashion friday blog linky

Friday Favorites One Stylish Mom


Things I Love Thursday

It’s been a few weeks since I published a Things I Love Thursday wrap up. I definitely wanted to post today as many of us, including myself, will be enjoying way too much turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie next week and relaxing in front of a fire or football game. I’m not sure if I’ll be posting next week so here are a few things I’m loving lately, from a new to me beauty product line to a fun new board game for kids…let’s face it, you can only play Hi-Ho Cherry O so many times, right?

Things I Love Thursday

Battle Sheep – In a wired world where kids zone out to too many games in front of a screen, I loved the Battle Sheep board game sent to us recently from Blue Orange games. If you’re looking for a fun board game to give to your child this Christmas, I highly recommend it! Plus I don’t know about you but it’s fun to discover new board games for family game night, although we always love the classics. The play time is “just right” for parents, too, if you know what I mean (no epic 2-hour games where someone “loses…” cough.) It kept me, and my 9-year-old, entertained. The sheep graphics are hilarious, too. It’s perfect for ages 7 and up!

Battle Sheep Game

Cooking Mama 5 3DS game – It seems like every kid between the ages of 8 and 12 I know has a Nintendo DS and we also have a 3DS. My 9-year-old typically gets at least one new DS game in her Christmas stocking so we were excited to review the new Cooking Mama 3DS game. It’s always fun to find games that are more geared toward girls, too, although some of the best chefs I know (including my husband) are men! My daughter loved this game and it was just released in September, making it a hot new 3DS game for Christmas lists.

Prize Candle – I love the concept behind this candle! Not only is it a fun idea (the soy candle burns down to reveal a prize ring of varying values from $10 to $5,000), but the candle smells great and has a long burn life. I absolutely love candles and this would make a great and unusual teacher gift. Right now they are also having an INCREDIBLE buy two candles, get two free promo going on so definitely check them out!

prize candle

Prize Candle Ring

My prize candle ring has a value of $10, but it is much blingier than that!

Michelle Phan Mascara

Em Michelle Phan Lengthening Mascara – My friends at Tieks recently sent me a wonderful goodie package filled with Em Cosmetics from Michelle Phan. I am loving the Lengthening Mascara in black! It lasts all day and night and wipes off easily at bedtime with my Neutrogena cosmetic wipes (also a fave product which are great to stock up on at Costco.) I was also sent Michelle Phan’s The Life Palette set in the career shades and haven’t really tried it out yet but I love that it comes with a free compact you can fill in with your favorite shades.

Super Skinny Serum Hair

Pink Out Loud! Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum – This was a special Breast Cancer Awareness Limited edition bottle and I am so glad I tried it! This serum smells AMAZING and helps calm the fall frizzies. I tend to have dry hair and this is perfect. I use anti-aging serums on my face, so why not try one on my hair? If you are looking for a hair product that will help battle dryness this winter, I definitely recommend it. I don’t know about you, but I never can get my hair to look as put together and polished as my stylist, but I’ve discovered that using the right product makes a world of difference and this is one of the best I’ve tried at home. This product is available year round, but this special edition pink accent bottle is only available for a limited time.

What new products are you loving this week?



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