This and That



1. Last weekend I flew out to San Francisco to watch game 4 of the World Series. I went to the game with my brother and good friend. It was one of the best sporting event experiences I have ever had. The Giants won and it was an exiting game!

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2. In my opinion, the Giants have the best stadium in baseball, with a close second to Pittsburgh. At least out of the ones I have been to!

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3. After the game, we walked to Chinatown. It was about a two mile walk, but we didn’t care. We were pumped from the game and starving! It was a fun night.


4. I brought some gear home for Caleb. He is a Giants fan!

5. Now let’s talk about last night’s game! The Giants won the World Series! It was a great game and a great series! My heart is still racing! Bumgarner, Panda, Pence, Posey…the entire team did awesome! GO GIANTS!

6. This is great, I always love seeing creativity in the kitchen.


7. I have a confession…I love carving pumpkins. I have no artistic ability, but I have learned how to trace stencils and make cool looking pumpkins. Thank goodness for the internet. Here are our pumpkins this year. Caleb loves them and insisted on eating breakfast with them!

8. I got this new iPhone case yesterday! Liking it so far!



1. I cleaned out my baking drawer this week. I think I have a problem….and this is only half of my stash:)

2. These need to happen this weekend!

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3. I am having too much fun with Caleb’s new lunchbox! I wish I could go to preschool:)

4. Stuffed caramel apples! Genius!


5. Our sweet little pea is 12 weeks old! He slept through the night a few times this week! Yahoo!

6. Best news ever! Now I just need to get HBO and watch season 1!

7. Love this look for fall. Not sure I could pull off the shoes though. I would fall on my face! ๐Ÿ™‚


8. We are on a stir-fry kick! It is an easy way to clean out the veggie drawer! Love using this sauce.

9. I want to climb right into this bed. It looks so cozy!

10. I am dying over these! Wish I could reach in my screen and grab one, or two, or the stack!

11.  We’ve had a ton of fun watching the World Series together! Josh turned me into a Giants fan. I am kind of sad it is over, but SO happy the Giants won!! And you know it was a good game since I missed Nashville to watch it:) I’ve gotta catch up today!

12. Busting out our slow cooker to make this!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I always love these posts from you guys! So many fun things going on for you! We just watched season 1 of true detective. You can get it on iTunes!

  2. My baking pantry looks veryyy similar. I so wish I could wear oversized sweaters without looking like a little kid dressing up in my mom’s clothes!

  3. Wahoo Giants! I’m a red sox fan, but I used to live in SF…so the giants definitely have a place in my heart. I need that lunch box for Kaylin! She goes to a Montessori and they’re very specific about what she can and can’t have in her lunch. This container would make packing way more fun!

  4. Hahaha, Caleb looks awesome in his gear!

    And a couple of nights slept through after 12 weeks? Judging from my colleagues who are new parents, that’s great, you’ve won the lottery. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I am sad that the Royals lost, but it was such a great series! Congratulations to the Giants, they played a heck of a game! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The Giants are my “hometown team” – I live about 95 miles south of SF. Each year a group of 8-10 of us girls drive up for a game. We tailgate and have a blast. It honestly is such a beautiful park! We intentionally get the nose bleed seats up behind home plate (section 318) because it has a gorgeous view of the bay AND a great view of the game. It’s a smallish park, so even the highest seats seem fairly close.

  7. Your boys are both getting so big!!! They’re super cute! Thanks for the link love. Wish I could deliver some of the pumpkin cups to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love Caleb’s breakfast scene with the pumpkins!!! I think you need to buy those booties – love that sweater too. ๐Ÿ˜‰