L E T ‘ S   S T A R T  O F F  N O V E M B E R  W I T H  A  R E C I P E !!

I mean we mine as well right?! Because we know, when we think of November, we think of T H A N K S G I V I N G, and when we think of Thanksgiving, we think of giving thanks & others, and we celebrate that with F O O D!

I’m guessing we all have many gatherings, family get togethers, work parties, friends – givings, and much more ahead of us, right?! Well, we have you covered on a Y U M M Y dessert to bring ( that is easy & does not take much prep . . . cause ain’t body got time for that! )

These Cheese Cake Bites are S O good, easy, and the perfect little dessert appetizer, cause we all have more than one dessert don’t we . . . . . . . . . .?

. . . . . . . . . okay, maybe that’s just us L O L.

Thats enough talk, lets get to the goods!

Enjoy!

P U M K I N  C H E E S E  C A K E  B I T E S :: 

8 ounces . c r e a m  c h e e s e

1 / 2 cup . p u m k i n  p u r e e

4 – 6 tbsp . c o c o n u t  s u g a r  or  s w e e t e n e r  of  c h o i c e

1  1 / 2 tsp . p u m k i n  p i e  s p i c e

1 tsp. v a n i l l a

C O A T I N G  I N G R E D I E N C E :: 

1 / 3 cup . p e c a n s

2 tbs . c o c o n u t  s u g a r  or  s w e e t e n e r  of  c h o i c e

1 tsp . c i n n a m o n

D I R E C T I O N S :: 

 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.

Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, combine the first 5 ingredients and beat until thoroughly blended.

Freeze the mixture in the bowl or in a round candy mold (or ice cube tray) for 30 minutes or more until firm enough to form into balls.

In a medium bowl combine all the coating ingredients and stir together. Set aside.

Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form a ball or mound with the chilled pumpkin cheesecake mixture ( or release from the candy mold). Roll each cheesecake ball in the coating until covered, and place on lined baking sheet.

Re-freeze for 20 minutes or refrigerate until firm, then serve. Store these in the fridge in a covered container.

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D A I R Y – F R E E  P U M K I N  S P I C E  C O F F E E  C R E A M E R ::

1 15-oz can . f u l l – f a t  c o c o n u t  m i l k

2 tbsp . p u m p k i n  p u r e e

2 tbsp . p u r e  m a p l e  s y r u p

½ tsp . p u m p k i n  p i e  s p i c e

pinch . s a l t (optional)

D I R E C T I O N S ::

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk to combine.

Bring mixture up to a boil, whisking continuously. Once the mixture boils, remove from heat and transfer to a glass container to cool. Once cool, a film may form on the top. Simply remove with a spoon.

Place a lid on the container and store creamer in the fridge. Shake prior to use. If the mixture hardens due to the fat in the coconut milk, simply heat it up in the microwave or on the stove.

H A P P Y  N O V E M B E R  B A B E S

X O

joy + justi

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Who isn’t in love with succulents & cacti? These little beaut’s have been a favorite of ours for a while now but do to our crazy lives, we haven’t gotten a chance to do something with these babes! But, we were finally able to pull some time aside for a cute little DIY project to add some decor to our offices + bedroom’s.

This is one of the easiest DIY’s ever & is practically self explanatory. Not only is it the easiest but it’s so quick & it makes the biggest difference to any type of space. Any kind of greenery brightens up every space.

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:: ALL YOU NEED ::

SUCCULENTS + POTS/CUPS

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IT’S EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE! 

(jk, it’s even easier than that!)

It’s simply a one step process – move the succulents & cacti to the new container you bought & that’s it! These decor pieces are perfect for every room or living area + they’re just so fun!!

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That’s it for this DIY (literally so simple, it’s not even funny)- stay tuned for a second part to this DIY. If you go ahead & do this, be sure to tag us in your pictures because we would love to see how yours come out!

We hope you enjoy doing this as much as we did.

XO,

J O Y & J U S T I

Who else is OBSESSED with these lace tie up T’s like we are?! 

We can’t get enough, so why not share with you girls how to, do it yourself *praise hands* 

Now, it takes some effort but don’t be scared…you can do it! It’s honestly pretty easy, especially if you have a sowing machine! But again, don’t fret if you don’t  l o l  you can still “make it work” ( Who remembers Tim Gunn from Project Runway?! I was an avid PR watcher HAHA ) 

Lets get started . . .

F I R S T :: Gather the supplies! Im going to link the supplies we used. We got ours off of Etsy, because we love how easy Etsy is and they always have everything needed for any of our attempts at “crafting” haha cause lets be real…we’re not a pro crafters or anything. 

g r o m m e t  s t r i p :: Etsy

c o r d i n g :: Etsy

You will also need //

Grab a fav band tee or even a basic T!

Scissors 

Sewing machine or sewing supplies

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S E C O N D :: Cut the shirt in a ” V ” shape from the collar down. You can leave the collar or cut it out!

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T H I R D :: Sew the grommet onto the edge of the cut out V. 

F O U R T H :: Take the cording and string it through the grommet . . .

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a n d  walllaaaa  you are set! Now go rock your shirts and make sure to tag us in your pictures on Instagram so we can see! We are loving to incorporate these T’s into our summer / fall outfits… (LOL because its technically almost fall but still 100 degrees here in Southern California). They add a pop to a basic T and let me tell you… get ready for the compliments, cause everyone is loving these! 

We hope you girls E N J O Y

XO , JOY & JUSTI