Happy Columbus Day!!  Hope everyone had a nice weekend - and for  you gals still weekending - I'm super jealous. It was really hard to pull myself out of bed this morning. We had a quiet lil weekend at home, while the VMI parents stormed the streets of Lex, we took it easy-breezy. We have developed quite the tradition of finding ourselves at Blue Lab after work on Friday...

... and grabbing dinner at The Bistro Bar for dinner after.  Always a delicious choice! Saturday was a good day in Lex.  If you haven't tried this Pumpkin Swirl Bread yet - add it to your shopping cart this week. We enjoyed it as French Toast on Saturday and it was delightfully fall.

Saturday was Rivalry day at The Lyons' Den. Auburn pulled out a big win, and we celebrated with fresh Gouda from Cheese To You in downtown Lex. It was our first trip and we will defiantly be back. That evening Jessie Lynn and I experimented while the boys watched football and made a delicious Bourbon Pumpkin Pound Cake. O my, yummy! Check in on "Tasty Tuesday" for this treat.

Sunday Fun-day did not disappoint this week. We road-tripped to C'ville for brunch and a trip to Carter Mountain. Despite the rain, we had a fabulous outing. 

Our first stop was Michie Tavern for some grub. What a cool place... the southern cooking was divine and the period costumes made the whole trip worth it. Next stop, Carter Mountain. 

Carter Mountain was packed y'all - even in the rain. We were nestled up in the clouds, but I can imagine on a pretty day the view is incredible. We are already making plans for a return trip to actually "pick apples" from the trees... we settled for picking them from the lovely pre-stocked bins this time. We also picked up some delicious apple cider doughnuts and warm apple cider. So grateful for such a wonderful weekend with our lil Lex family! It's great to be surrounded by awesome peeps. 

Excited for a fun week ahead. We are Charleston-bound on Friday, for a quick getaway to visit the Hatch family. I can't wait! 

Happy Monday!

xo, trace 


  1. what a fun, fun weekend! i'm sure that french toast was fabuloso!!! :)

    1. So delicious! We added sliced banana's and walnuts to the top too!