Things That Thrill Me

Happy Thursday, all!

The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and all the leaves around us have finally transitioned to their fall colors. Since I’m anxious to get outside and enjoy this glorious day, let’s get right into things that have thrilled me throughout the week!

DIY Mercury Glass Centerpiece Vases. My feature on the Wedding Party this week is a fun and easy DIY you can do for your wedding decor or even the upcoming holiday season.

Studio A Wish Paperweight. I’m a sucker for wish bones, and this gold paperweight is office perfection. I already can envision it sitting prettily on my desk. 

5 Ways Oscar de la Renta Was a Pop Icon. In case you missed the news, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away earlier this week. Although this is a devastating loss to the fashion world and industry, he left behind an incredible legacy and collection of work. This was a fun read that highlights some of his accomplishments and impact in pop culture.

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread. Um, hello? Can we squeeze anything more fall-like into this recipe? Ashley did a dangerous thing by posting this recipe because I’m pretty sure I will want to make it every week for the next two months.

Puppy’s First Christmas Dog Bone Ornament. I’ve been keeping an eye out for a cute ornament for Finley for his first Christmas with us, and this one is my top contender. Etsy has lots to choose from!

Mini Apple Hand Pies. I had seen similar recipes to this one floating around Pinterest, but they all looked complicated and time-consuming. Luckily, Carly broke it down into an easy format, and I can’t wait to try these out during the holidays.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote. When I came across this, it really struck me and made me stop and think for a minute. I think we all could use this as a reminder once in a while.

Jimmy Fallon and Bradley Cooper Can’t Stop Laughing. If you haven’t watched this interview yet, you’re missing out. Trust me – you’ll be in tears from laughing by the end.

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  1. 10.23.14
    Caroline said:

    Love everything in this post! I also made pumpkin bread on Tuesday from scratch for the first time. πŸ™‚ I hope that you had a great day today too!

  2. 10.23.14
    Nadia said:

    Heading over to read your DIY immediately – I am obsessed with mercury glass! That F. Scott Fitzgerald passage has so many beautiful quotes – I may have to make some into printables for my desk!

  3. 10.23.14

    Those mini apple pies look to dang good and I am dying to make some good pumpkin bread!

  4. 10.23.14
    Ashley Angle said:

    Love the doggie ornament! So cute! Also, those mini apple pies look awesome! Sounds like i need to see that Bradley Cooper/Jimmy Fallon interview!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  5. 10.23.14

    Right?! I need to make those stat!

  6. 10.23.14

    Girl, I seriously can't WAIT to try your hand pies – they look so scrumptious! I'm glad I'm not the only one that found that quote fitting for this moment in time, and that ornament is seriously too cute – it would make a great gift for anybody!

  7. 10.23.14

    You know how much I love F. Scott Fitzgerald – I love coming across quotes of his that I've never seen before. That Jimmy Fallon and Bradley Cooper interview was too funny!

  8. 10.23.14

    Thanks, girl! That ornament definitely will find it's way to the tree this year. πŸ™‚

  9. 10.23.14

    I just thought it was such a fitting quote for everything that's going on in my life right now, and I thought other people could relate, too. πŸ™‚ I also decorated with mercury glass at our wedding – I just love it!

  10. 10.23.14

    Oh yes, Finn definitely will be getting that ornament for Christmas. I'm sure he will end up with a couple others from his puppy grandparents, too. πŸ™‚ That bread seriously looks like it's on another level – I can't wait to make it here soon!

  11. 10.23.14

    You will be cracking up at the Jimmy Fallon interview – plus, I just think Bradley Cooper is the cutest. Glad you enjoyed everything, doll!

  12. 10.23.14

    Right?! I can't wait to make it!

  13. 10.23.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    The little doggie ornament is adorable! I want one of those little pies, I've been craving them since I saw them on Carly's blog πŸ™‚

  14. 10.23.14

    I love that quote, just what I needed to read today! And the pet ornament is such a good idea- I've been looking for dog Christmas gifts for one of my family members, so I'm going to check those out! Thanks for sharing the hand pies- they are seriously SO easy- and delicious πŸ™‚

  15. 10.23.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    A fun post today! Lots of goodies to look at and to eat, too! I saw that Jimmy Fallon show, it was so fun! Love the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote, what a writer he was!

  16. 10.23.14

    LOVE that quote! The wishbone paper weight, too cute, same with the dog bone ornament, love it!

  17. 10.23.14

    I absolutely love that quote. I need to get a print of it and hang it in my house. It always makes me reevaluate life. Also loving the mercury glass! I decorated with that at my wedding πŸ™‚

  18. 10.23.14

    How cute is the puppy ornament?! You definitely need it for Finn πŸ™‚ I saved Ashley's recipe, too… I swear it's all my favorite types of bread rolled into one! Can't wait to try it!

  19. 10.23.14
    Biana Perez said:

    I love Jimmy Fallon so I'm definitely checking that interview out!! I love everything about your Thursday Thrills…the pumpkin bread was a great recipe!! Loved your post on Wedding Party – such a neat idea!!

  20. 10.23.14

    oh my goodness, that pumpkin bread looks AMAZING!