My Favorite Apple Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

Courtesy of Sarah from Savoring the Good

Oh my goodness you guys, I found this recipe on Pinterest over the summer and have been saving it to try this fall! I made it for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit! I am not much of a baker, you can ask Tyler about my banana bread extravaganza and the chaos that was fruit pizza if you really don’t believe me, BUT this recipe was so easy and so yummy.  It does come out a little tart (I like it that way), but you can always use fewer cranberries if you like it sweeter.

For the full recipe go to http://www.savoringthegood.com! Sarah has a TON of great recipes for other things too!!

So first, I peel and cut up all of my apples! Sarah says she uses 1 1/2 lbs… I don’t actually know how many apples that is, so I used about 4 large Granny Smith apples! Then add your FRESH cranberries. The colors of this pie are so beautiful…

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Next, mix up all of your dry ingredients. Again, I changed up the recipe and only did 1 teaspoon of lemon zest because I knew the kids at our Thanksgiving wouldn’t love a strong lemon flavor! IMG_8415

Now, mix it all up and give your apples and cranberries a good coat! Pour it into your pie crust (I just use the pre-made pie crusts from the store… again, I’m not a baker.) Cut up your butter and spread the pieces evenly throughout your pie. DO NOT FORGET THE BUTTER…. I totally almost did, thank goodness my mom was supervising and Sarah puts this in the instructions twice!  IMG_8417

Now you can finish it off with whatever kind of crust you like on the top! I took the second pre-made pie crust and laid it on the top of the pie. Slice 4 holes in the top just to make sure it has plenty of ventilation! Then I took my pie crust cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma and used an extra crust to make some decorative leaves and apples, you can find those here.  I also did an egg wash on my pie crust to make it shiny.  If you want to do that, combine an egg and a splash of milk in a bowl, use a brush to cover your pie with an even, light coating. Cover the edges of your pie to make sure they don’t burn and stick that baby in the oven. IMG_4081

IMG_5536Thank you all for reading! I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing and you all got to spend time making memories with your loved ones!

XO – Liv

J.Crew Faux Fur Vest…

IMG_8142IMG_8149IMG_8151IMG_8157IMG_E8177IMG_E8205IMG_E8236Happy Tuesday my friends! If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I spent the weekend in Chicago with my girlfriends from college! It was such a blast and I wanted to share one of my favorite outfits from the weekend with you guys.

As most of you know, I’m a visual and sales associate at J.Crew in Michigan, I’m always scoping out my favorite items the day we get them in.  This vest I absolutely could not live without.  Tyler was making fun of me when I ordered it… but you guys, how cute is this?! It’s so versatile and warm.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope y’all are having a great week!

xo – Liv

Outfit Details:

Vest – J.Crew | Silk Button Up – J.Crew | Jeans – Paige Denim old (similar here!)| Boots – Steve Madden | Watch – Kate Spade | Bag – Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses – Prada |

My Favorite Fall Sweater

DSC_0271DSC_0272DSC_0282DSC_0285DSC_0287 (1)DSC_0289Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to drop in to share this cute, cozy sweater with all of you! I bought this cutie at Madewell on my recent trip to D.C. and haven’t wanted to take it off since. I always have a really hard time finding longer sweaters that fit a petite frame well, so when I found this one I bought it immediately and I ordered two more colors when I got home!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep checking in because I’m currently working on a big post about my most recent work project!

xo – Liv

Outfit Details:

Sweater – Madewell Kent Cardigan | T-Shirt – J.Crew | Jeans – Nordstrom 1822 Denim | Shoes – Nordstrom – SARTO by Franco Sarto similar here |Bag – Louis Vuitton | Watch – Kate Spade | Bracelets – David Yurman and Kendra Scott

Chilly August Days…

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DSC_0234Oh my goodness guys, it’s August and apparently, Mother Nature thinks that it’s time for fall in Michigan… 65 degree high? Tell me you’re kidding. This girl is NOT ready for fall yet, but I decided to break out one of my very favorite sweaters. I found this sweater at a little boutique in Georgia called Two Friends. This is by far one of my favorite stores I’ve ever been in. I could spend HOURS in there, everything is so colorful and fun!

I hope you all are having a wonderful, sunny weekend!

xo – Liv

Outfit Details: Sweater- Two Friends– Tyler Boe | Jeans – Nordstrom -Blanc NYC | Necklace – Nordstrom Argento Vivo| Watch – Kate Spade | Bracelet – David Yurman | Bag – Louis Vuitton | Shoes – Dolce Vita (old)- similar here |

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