October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween // Home is with You

Happy Halloween! Dave and I will be spending our Halloween watching scary movies, eating sweets, and hoping we have lots of adorable trick-or-treaters. What are you all up to today?

October 30, 2011

Steppin' Out Saturday {21}...

Yesterday Dave and I worked...all day. By 5 I was getting pretty antsy and was dying to get out of the house, so we stepped out to Target. Yes, Target. Haha we love going there and we were really wanting to go out to eat for Mexican food (our fav), but to save money we decided to make a Target run instead...

Stepping Out // Home is with You
Stepping Out // Home is with You
 Shades~ Dillards
Tank~ Target
Long sleeve tee~ Old Navy
Vest~ Old Navy
Jeans~ Gap
Shoes~ Slip on Converse

These tacos turned out soooo good! I know a lot of you asked after my post on Thursday if we use Boca meat for things other than chili and the answer is yes. We love the boca crumbles and we use them for many things. They are perfect for taco night! Just cook it with a little chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt.

Stepping Out // Home is with You

Oh and I normally don't ever drink pop, but I'd been wanting to try the throwback kind with natural sugar and no high fructose corn syrup. Tastes great, but still is a special treat because even though it's better ingredients it still has a lot of sugar. 

Stepping Out // Home is with You

Hope you guys have had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your Sunday! PS~ I have to give a shout out to my wonderful husband for always being so great about taking these Stepping Out pics, thanks love!

Linking up with Harper's Happenings and Pleated Poppy...

October 28, 2011

Changing leaves and a winner...

Happy Friday! If you're new here I'd love for you to stay awhile, take a look around, and say hello :) After you look around a bit, if you have any questions for me you can ask them here...

I'm in love with the changing leaves here...it makes this time of year so magical. I can't get enough!

Changing Leaves // Home is with You
Changing Leaves // Home is with You

And the winner of the feature ad giveaway (chosen from random.org) is Sarah Halstead! Congrats Sarah and email me! For those of you that didn't win, there are still spots available of all sizes and they are very affordable...email me at homeiswithyoublog {at} gmail {dot} com if interested.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday, what do you all have planned for this fall weekend?

October 27, 2011

What's for dinner {9}...Fall style!

Last night Dave and I had the perfect fall meal...Halloween chili! Dave cooked this for us last night and it was fall perfection. The best comfort food for chilly (ha. ha.) days...

Fall Recipes // Home is with You
Fall Recipes // Home is with You

Heat two cans of the organic fire roasted tomatoes and one can of tomato puree. Add spices and half an onion chopped. Cook pasta in separate bowl. At the same time add beans to tomato mix. Once the pasta is finished, add it to the tomato/beans mixture and heat boca crumbles...

Fall Recipes // Home is with You

Mix all together and top with cheese...
Fall Recipes // Home is with You
So good I tell you, I might have eaten just a liiiittle too much. PS~ the pasta can be found at World Market!
For desert I made my favorite my favorite fall treat from Superfoods. If you haven't checked out this book I highly recommend it! It was the first thing that really changed my way of thinking and got me to check the labels of the foods I buy. Here's my version of the pumpkin pudding recipe in that book...

Fall Recipes // Home is with You
Fall Recipes // Home is with You
One 15oz can Libby's 100% pure pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp sea salt
One 12oz can nonfat evaporated milk
1/2 cup cane sugar
1 banana

Mix sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. In a large bowl mash the banana. Add the pumpkin and sugar-spice mix to the large bowl. 

Fall Recipes // Home is with You

Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

Fall Recipes // Home is with You

Pour into a shallow dish and bake at 350 for 40 minutes (my dish wasn't shallow so I did 50 min). The center should still be wiggly. Cool at room temp or refrigerate for later. 

Fall Recipes // Home is with You
Fall Recipes // Home is with You


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October 26, 2011

Lately...and a giveaway!

Lately... I've been hooked on having a whole wheat bagel for breakfast...with either cream cheese or cucumber sauce and tomatoes on top. Don't know where this came from since I've never made this before but for some reason this last week it has hit the spot. Big time.

Lately // Home is with You

Lately...it's been getting chilly in the evenings here. The other night I walked into the kitchen to find Dave in a pair of my slippers I had left lying around. It was too funny, especially paired with the basketball shorts he had on.

Lately // Home is with You

Annnnd, since this is the first month I'm introducing the feature sponsor spots I've decided to give one of them to one of my lovely readers! Here is my sponsor info...to enter is simple!

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (the join this site button on the right under our picture)
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Ok folks, that is SEVEN ways to win the spot...winner will be announced Saturday! And don't worry if you don't win, there are still sponsor spots open for a very small price :)

October 25, 2011

Be you.

Why is it (especially as women) that we spend so much time comparing ourselves to someone else? Why do we look at images of other women (or men) and compare ourselves so harshly? It happens all the time we wish we were taller, shorter, blonde, brunette, straight haired, curly haired, etc...

We waste so much time wishing we were smarter, richer, thinner, funnier...it's exhausting. And why do we do it?

Be You // Home is with You

We are all gorgeous creatures created perfectly just the way we are. So why would we wish to change a thing? Instead, we should spend that time and energy focusing on the things we do have....

Be You // Home is with You

If only we spent that time furthering the talents we have been given...it could really change the world. We are all so talented in our own ways, why would we not want to make the best of them?

October 22, 2011

Halloween Decor.

Normally Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I LOVE scary movies, candy, and decorating in general...so what's not to love? This year I've had a hard time getting in the Halloween mood or even feeling like it's coming up...so what gives?

It's probably due to the fact that this has been the fastest year of my life. I feel like everything has FLOWN by this year! I can't keep up. I am in complete shock and denial that Halloween is merely a week away and before we know it Thanksgiving and Christmas. How? I just don't know...

But to help get me in the mood and back up to speed with this year here are some Halloween pics of how I would decorate our place if time, money, and all of that good stuff was on my side...

Halloween Decor // Home is with You

Halloween Decor // Home is with You

Halloween Decor // Home is with You

Halloween Decor // Home is with You

...promise I'll be in full Halloween mode in the next couple of days and I will post some Halloween recipes and such for you all soon! In the meantime, I added a paypal link to order Dave's album on the right hand side of the blog...see it? Under his music player? Now you can order his album's directly from me...promise you all will love it!

Happy Saturday! Love you all ~Mal

October 21, 2011

Meet our October sponsors...

October Sponsors // Home is with You

I had long thought about starting a blog because I want to be a professional style writer someday for a magazine. But between working full time, school and REAL life, I never got started. Mostly because I'm a perfectionist and don't have time for serious research (which I thought I would need to be cutting edge?) Anyhow I came across the blog Will Work For Makeup and became a stalker. Then through other blog stalking, I found Jenni at Story of My Life and I realized I can write about whatever, I don't need to be an expert. I can be myself, shocker! So I started my little style, sometimes deep thoughts, sometime crazy humor oriented blog...and met some amazing, inspiring ladies along the way!

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October Sponsors // Home is with You

Hi lovely readers, my name is Jen and I am the owner of Pearlie Girl {hair decor}. I am the mom of four boys and two girls. I started creating 'hair decor' for my daughters Kylie and Lily Pearl because I wanted them to be extra girlie in a house full of boys. I loved creating things for them so much, that I decided to open Pearlie Girl. At Pearlie Girl, you will find all sorts of lovely 'hair decor' for you and your little ones. I hope you stop by and find something you love! xoxoxo

If you 'like' Pearlie Girl on Facebook, I will send you a coupon code for 20% off your purchase.

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October Sponsors // Home is with You

Hello Home is With You-ers!! - I'm Lauren and I share my story at open [heart] window. I'm an almost newlywed to a professional baseball player making me an almost SAHW. I love crafting, creating, and pursuing my dream of owning my own business while he pursues his dream of the Big Leagues. In the mean time I write about this journey and the what it takes to be a pro athletes significant other. It isn't easy, you might not be able to keep up, but we believe in each other, our faith, and most importantly love. So come check out our story, you won't be bored.


October Sponsors // Home is with You

Hello lovelies, I'm the one they dub TJ from Mr. Taylor and his Lady. I blog about my life as a newlywed, style and the everyday generic thoughts that cross my mind...I like to think I'm funny. I'm obsessed with my hubby, love my lipstick, like ice cream, and dislike cats. Sorry to all you cat lovers out there. Want to get to know me some more? Hope on over to the blog and see for yourself! 


October Sponsors // Home is with You

Hey everyone! I'm Heather and I blog about my life (marriage, mothering, speaking and writing) from a faith perspective. My blog has a strong focus on scripture and sharing the truth of God's word in a way that is relevant and applicable to everyday life. I try to live my big dream each day and encourage others to do the same!


Hi! My name is Erinn and I blog at As it were or even if it weren't. I'm a navy wife and recent college grad just trying to figure it all out and sometimes I'm actually successful! I post a lot about food, dance, job hunting, navy wife life and randomness. One thing you can count on when you visit is that you will get your daily fix (and then some) of random. So, stop on by and say hello! If you want to learn even more about me, my blog is a good place to start.

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I'm Jessie from ~Cattleya~ I originally started blogging to keep my Michigan family in the loop about the daily happenings of life at the United States Military Academy in New York. However, it soon grew into an inspiration board where I put my favorite crafting ideas, future wedding plans with my amazing fiancé Brandon, and funny stories about being a military college student and future Army officer. I have also started an Etsy shop where I create hairpieces that match my personality; relaxed and simple. :) Hope to see you soon!

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Hi, I'm Melissa from Pineapple Lily and I'm a wife {to Brandon}, a mommy {to Holland, Berkli and Zeke} I'm silly and I'm kinda hippy. I say random things, I have a tendency to be scatter brained, but in a good way. {Is their a good way?} My faith determines every choice I make, personally, publicly, politically, you name it. My blog is a work in progress and I'm excited about the journey. I feel like I am finding myself in a weird way by what I post. It is a reflection of things I love and I am learning to truly find what defines me. I hope to see you over there soon!


If you're interested in Sponsoring us in November we would love to have you! Here is all the information...

October 20, 2011

What's for dinner {8} // Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

This week Dave and I made a lot of yummy food. Like I said yesterday, the cooler weather has led us to crave certain comfort foods. If you follow me on instagram you have probably seen a bunch of my food pics. My favorite thing we made this week though was the tofu stir fry Dave made us, nutritious and delicious...and so easy too!


Tofu Stir Fry Recipe // Home is with You
Tofu Stir Fry Recipe // Home is with You

Just heat the rice. Cook the tofu and broccoli. Add the rice and some soy sauce...and voila!

Tofu Stir Fry Recipe // Home is with You

We ate ours with a little chili sauce on top...enjoy!

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October 19, 2011

Things I am loving right now...

This cooler weather! 
It has been ideal temps (at least for Dave and I) lately here in Kansas...
we are loving it! Fall has definitely arrived and we can't get enough. 
The cooler temps mean more snuggling and who can say no to that?

Warm drinks.
With the cooler temps, I can now drink my teas warm instead of cold.
It's beyond fabulous...

And last, but certainly not least. 
The hearty foods...
Yet another result of the cooler temps is 
Dave and I have been cooking more comfort foods.
Mmm mmm good!

PS~ don't forget to link-up with us tomorrow for "What's for dinner..."

Linking up with This Kind of Love...

You can get with this...

For Wordless(ish) Wednesday, I leave you with this hilarious (in my opinion) video. This is what I get on a daily basis, this song is often chosen along with a billion others...including random songs/raps/etc. made up on the fly about anything and everything. One of the never ending reasons I love my husband, he makes me laugh all the time. Luckily on Saturday I had my phone in hand and was able to record one...enjoy...

Linking up with  The Paper Mama, And Then She {Snapped}, Project Alicia, Live and Love Outloud, Angry Julie Monday, Naptimemomtog, Jenni from the Blog, and A Little King and I...

October 18, 2011

Buy local...

Buy Local // Home is with You

I ran across this yesterday and I couldn't help but share! I love it, it's so true. Our country is struggling right now and the best way to solve this problem is to buy local, independent merchants as often as possible. I know this can be difficult and sometimes expensive, but it's important.

This is definitely something we all need to remember especially as we start our holiday shopping this year. We can really make a difference if we all do our best to buy from small independent merchants before resorting to the big chain stores...just something to think about...

October 17, 2011

Big news!

As most of you know, my husband Dave and I have been contemplating moving for awhile now. We have been praying, researching, asking others, putting in countless discussions, and praying some more as to where we thought would be the best move for Dave's music, and for us as a family, would be.

We have finally come to a decision on where we will be moving to in January...

Austin, Texas! We are both very excited. Both of us have grown up loving Texas as a state and we can't wait to live there together. I had family that lived in Dallas growing up and we visited them often. Dave has lived all over Texas throughout his adult life. Texas feels like home...to both of us. :)

Dave will be playing at Opening Bell again in Dallas November 19th! Can't wait to meet more of our internet friends and see some old friends. If you're in Dallas, we hope to see you there!

For those of you who haven't heard Dave's music yet...

...and if you'd like to buy an album (and help us get to Austin!) go here. Thanks for all of your support and for joining us on this adventure!

October 16, 2011

Steppin' Out Saturday {19}...

Yesterday Dave and I took it easy for the most part. We let ourselves sleep in. Cleaned up around the house. Went for a run. Dave made us some delicious tomato and cheese sandwiches (jalapeno on mine). We watched some One Tree Hill (we're currently doing a marathon of all the oldies because Dave never saw them- he's addicted now by the way). And then we headed out for a Barnes and Noble date...one of my favorite kind of dates :) Made me miss Borders, but I guess I'll have to get used to it...perfect Saturday if you ask me...

Stepping Out // Home is with You
Stepping Out // Home is with You
 Tee~ Target
Scarf~ Old Navy (present from a bff)
Jeans~ American Eagle
Shoes~ Slip on Converse
Bag~ Vera Bradly (bridesmaid gift from my bestie)

Stepping Out // Home is with You
Stepping Out // Home is with You

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and are now having a nice relaxing Sunday...we have a lot to do today at the Owens household, but all exciting things! Love you all ~Mal

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