Monster Munch

October kicks off the time of year for over eating and with Halloween a little over a week away, we have been over indulging in all things sweet and salty.  Please tell us, we aren’t the only ones?!

While stores are filled with enough options for Halloween candy, we like the idea of making something special to share with the ones you love.  We recently found this recipe by Delish on Pinterest, however we put our own little twist on it by replacing M&M’s with Reese’s Pieces.  Let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with either one, but Reese’s Pieces were much easier to find.

We decided to store this sweet and salty snack in a mason jar and added a little “BOO” tag.  Kids could easily take this to their teachers at school or you could use as favors at a party.

(see recipe and step-by-step instructions below)




  • 3 cups of kettle corn (we used Smartfood Kettle Popcorn)
  • 2 cups pretzels of pretzels
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted (we ended up using an entire small bag)
  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1/2 cup yellow, orange, and chocolate M&Ms (we substituted the M&Ms with Reese’s Pieces)
  • 2 tsp. Halloween-colored sprinkles or nonpareils (we used orange sugar crystals)


On a parchment-lined baking sheet, place a single layer of kettle corn. Mix in pretzels, making sure you have a single layer.


Place chocolates in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds or less.  Make sure not to over heat as the chocolate will get hard.


Transfer melted chocolates to piping bag or we you could use a Ziploc bags (with a corner snipped) like we did.  Drizzle kettle corn and pretzels with melted semisweet chocolate.


Top with candy corn and M&Ms (or Reese’s Pieces) and drizzle with remaining melted chocolate.


Finish by dusting with sprinkles and place in freezer or refrigerator until chocolate is firm (approximately 20 minutes). Once chocolate is firm, break into pieces and serve.

You can store Monster Munch in airtight container up to 3 days.

Now that we have done this recipe, we would actually put some of the chocolate on the parchment paper before we put the kettle corn down.  We think this would help keep it “glued” together better.

Happy munching!


Tiffany & Lindsey

Layering with an Olive Green Vest

Hope you all are having a great week so far!  Things around here have been a little more hectic than usual…in a good way.  David and I are heading out soon for our belated anniversary trip to Charleston.  I have never been there and cannot wait!  As I mentioned previously, my stomach turns at the thought of leaving Ryan for the first time but I am trying to focus on the excitement of exploring the city with David.  Everyone says it feels like such a magical place so it should make for a wonderful time.

Today I wanted to talk about my love affair with olive green vests.  I purchased one from Madewell two years ago and have struggled to resist them ever since.  Honestly, it was shocking to see just how often it could be thrown over top of almost any color or pattern.  Initially, I played it safe and wore it with solids and neutrals but then started playing with stripes and floral prints.  These vests can be worn with half of the pieces in my closet…dresses included.  If I had to list my top 5 must have pieces for fall and winter, an olive green vest would be at the top of that list.  Throw it over a chambray top, a casual dress or layer it with a chunky sweater.  I paired it with a floral tunic dress, jeans and booties for an easy night out with Tiffany.  This particular tunic is no longer available but I’ll share other Show Me Your Mumu options in the same style.  While it can be worn as a dress, it is far too short for this girl so I wear it as a top.  The cut is really nice and it pulls in on the sides so it doesn’t add bulkiness like a lot of their tops.  It is now available in black and you better believe that option will be nearly impossible for me to resist.







Have a wonderful day!



Peplum Blouse

Happy Monday, friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Rudy and I went to visit the family Friday throughSaturday.  We were there less than 24 hours and managed to have a birthday dinner for my dad, visit with my mom and went to Aw Shucks with the kids (our niece and nephews). We were busy to say the least.

As you may know, Rudy and I spent most of September in Charlotte due to our IVF cycle.  I know I owe you all an update and I will write an one soon…promise.  Anyways, any time I am in Charlotte I like to go to the new Anthropologie in SouthEnd.  I used to live in the apartments next to the Anthro, however the store wasn’t open yet when I lived there.  That’s probably a good thing because this is the best Anthro around in my opinion.  It seems larger and has more options.

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that this is top is from Anthropologie.  I actually knew I wanted it before I saw it in person. Rudy and I were on our way to Charlotte when I received a 20% email from Anthropologie and this shirt was part of the email.  When I arrived at the store, I was on a mission to find this shirt to see if it were as cute in person.  Well, as you can guess, it was.  So cute that I bought it in two colors.

I’m so bummed that this exact blouse is no longer available, but you can shop similar ones below.




Hope you all have a wonderful week!




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