Holiday Cocktail | Moscow Mule

                       

A Moscow Mule, also known as a Vodka buck, is a mule made with a high-quality vodka, a spicy ginger beer (I love Reed’s Ginger Beer), and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is usually served in a copper mug. This simple cocktail has been a go to for me for months now. I prefer to add muddled mint leaves to mine for added flavor. Dropping a few cranberries into your mugs is a great way to add a seasonal touch to this yummy drink! 

Main alcohol: Vodka

Ingredients: 4 oz Ginger beer, 1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/6 oz Lime juice

Preparation: Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice. 

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice.

Drinkware: Copper mug or highball glass

Super Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe | Thanksgiving Prep

It’s the week before Thanksgiving so now it’s time to prepare for the busy month ahead. But first, let me say what a good month #RestfulNovember has been! We’re looking forward to being gathered around the table with our loved ones. Maybe you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house like Amanda and her husband are, or maybe you’re house-hopping like my husband and I will be doing. One thing is for sure — I will be making several pumpkin pies next week and THIS is the no-fail recipe I’ll use!
 
 If you’re a guest, do what I did: tell the host that you’ll make the pies this year. It will be a weight lifted off of their shoulders. It tastes completely homemade but there are a few shortcuts… and I promise, no one will ever know the difference! 😉
 
Are you ladies ready for how easy this pie is?! If you do it my way, you’ll use just 5 ingredients! 



Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe:

Ingredients needed:
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin (I use Libby!)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
**1 frozen traditional pie crust (comes already in a tin pan) 
 
Directions:
Set out your prepared pie crust. Use a medium size bowl to mix the following ingredients in: pumpkin, eggs, milk, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix those together until smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into prepared pie shell. 
 
 
Now for the baking! Bake for a full 15 minutes on 425 degrees, long enough for the edges of the crust to get golden brown. (Note: place a thin piece of tinfoil around the edges of the pie crust to keep the edges from getting too brown too fast.) Then reduce the temperature to 350 and bake for about 40 minutes. Every oven is different; check it around 30 mins by sticking a butter knife in the center of the pie. If it comes out clean, then it’s done. If it’s still a little “soupy,” continue baking for 5 or so minutes at a time until pie is completely done.  

 

**If you don’t want to use a frozen pie crust, you can use rolled pie crust instead (Pillsbury brand; usually found in the refrigerated section with the biscuit dough and pre-made cookies) and then just roll the crust out into a 9 inch glass pie pan, sprayed first with PAM. Using a frozen crust is so much easier though, and the edges of the crust are already pretty. So that means LESS WORK for you! I’ve made this recipe both ways and liked them both. And if by some act of magic you’ve got extra time, you can make your own pie crust! Also, I don’t always bake at 425 and then reduce the heat to 350. Sometimes I just bake it at 350 degrees for a little longer amount of time. Either way will work! 
 
There you have it! Super easy, semi-homemade pumpkin pie. My mom and I make this pie recipe every year! I hope you’ll try it for yourself! You’ll spend less than an hour in the kitchen and that will free up more time for you to prop your feet up and visit with family. Sounds like a win-win to me. 
 
 
Pie Recipe
 
 
Ok, now I’m drooling and I’m not sure if I can wait till next week to make this again… Oh, the struggle!
 
 

Backyard Bonfire | Inside Look

The week of the backyard bonfire was a roller coaster! With a 100% chance of rain for Saturday, we contemplated calling the whole thing off more than once. So we gave our guests an option: move the backyard bonfire INSIDE or reschedule for a later date this fall. They voted to have it indoors…so, we did! 
 
We were a little skeptical about how it was all going to play out. We’d planned for a couple of months to hold it outside. We wanted the ladies paint pumpkins at wooden picnic tables by the pond, and use hay bales to make a table for our chili bar (more on that here). Looking back on it now, it made us realize just how well things can go, even when it isn’t the original plan. We were on Media Marmalade’s blog the other day and saw this Chinese proverb and felt it was so true: 
The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”
 
Despite all of the things that came up that week, we adjusted our plan, moved the gathering indoors and pressed on with our intentions to bring these ladies together for a night of creative fall fun + connection. The night went so well and the space couldn’t have looked better. It felt like we converted a barn into a movie theater. We used the same table from our flower crown gathering, running brown kraft paper down the center, and we hung these globe string lights from Target across the ceiling, which was our favorite touch. The menu for the night was a chili bar with everyone’s favorite toppings and let’s not forget the cornbread! For dessert, we had homemade pumpkin spice cupcakes. (of course we did!) 
While our girls were painting their pumpkins, we had Hocus Pocus playing in the background. It was fun to see the different personalities come out in their decorating styles, and watch the conversations go from one-on-one, to flowing all around the table. Much to our surprise, it didn’t even rain that evening… Before the night came to a close, we went outside to roast marshmallows and drink a cup of hot, spiked apple cider around the fire pit. 
Creating an environment where women can come together; offering a space where acquaintances can go from pleasantries to sincerity, is our goal. A place where they can ask the woman beside them how she is REALLY doing, and allow her to honestly share the truth, is heart of The Wild Revival. This was only our second gathering, but we see it happening already. It’s happening in a BIG way for us personally. 
We shared our dream when we kicked this off two months ago. We are so humbled by the support we are receiving from our readers, and our friends + family. Without you all, these gatherings just wouldn’t happen. We love this tribe we are building and can’t wait to see where it goes and who joins us in the future. 😉 


In life, you need people in your corner, fighting for you and cheering you on. If it weren’t for you ladies investing your time into us, even if it’s only for a few minutes to read a post or a few hours attending a gathering, we would NOT be doing what we love. From the bottom of our hearts… thank you!

 
Here’s an inside look into our fun night: 

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We drank our hot apple cider out of this new line of mugs from Target!
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S’mores + pumpkin spice cupcakes
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We loved seeing everyone so hard at work on their pumpkins!

 

 

How fun was Allison’s pumpkin?! She used a sticker!
 
Marrissa and her cousins, Paige & Laiken!

 

Our group for the night, minus 1 who had to leave early!
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Have we mentioned how much we love hosting gatherings? 😉
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Backyard Bonfire
If you’ve been wanting to come to one of our gatherings, we encourage you to try it out.
 If you want to, bring a friend. We would love to have you!

Backyard Bonfire | Inspiration Board

What did we do before Pinterest?! We’ve found so many great ideas, and that made us want to come up with an inspiration board! We want to bring our guests something special every time they attend a Wild Revival hosted event, and we have some fun things in store for this outdoor gathering! We had to give some credit below to the wonderful ladies who inspired our Backyard Bonfire. Check out these links to get a taste of what our gathering will be like! We’re looking forward to adding putting our own spin on what we feel makes the perfect fall gathering! Throw on your favorite plaid shirt and join in on the fun!

 

Fall Bucket List

 
Happy first official day of Fall! Today marks the beginning of a festive + cozy couple of months. I don’t think we’re alone in saying that we love fall. The changing of leaves, the smells, and let’s not forget…the comfort food! In true “Wild Revival” fashion, we stopped talking about doing things and started doing them! It feels so good to cross things off of our list!
We’re looking forward to finding out what’s on your bucket list?! Start with our fall gathering: Backyard Bonfire on 10/3! It’s going to be a lot of fun and will be filled with things we ALL love about fall! Hope to see you there!
 
1. Go on a fall road trip | 2. Try a few recipes from Southern Living’s fall magazine | 3. Attend a Halloween party | 4. Host a gathering | 5. Get cozy with a good book | 6. Donate clothes + food to local shelter | 7. Watch Hocus Pocus | 8. Drink pumpkin spice coffee | 9. Go to a college football game | 10. Decorate our home for fall  

Backyard Bonfire | Fall Gathering

 
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Hey, tribe! Sweater weather is upon us and that means it’s time for The Wild Revival’s fall gathering! 
 
We want to bring you all together for a little bit of creativity + connection. 
 
Pumpkin carving is fun but… anytime you get a bunch of girlfriends together with paint, tons of glitter, pumpkins, and yummy food– it’s a party! We’ll be painting pumpkins, having a chili bar, and roasting s’mores over a bonfire! 
 
Cost for the event will be $20. We have 25 spots and we’ll be filling them on a first-come, first-serve basis! 
 
Once you register + pay, we’ll send you an e-mail with directions to our event location.
This is going to be a lot of fun! We hope you’ll join us at our Backyard Bonfire! 
 
**Don’t forget to bring your pumpkin! You’re welcome to bring your own paints/supplies. We will have limited supplies available!**
 
Click the link below to register for Backyard Bonfire!
 
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