Monday, October 17, 2016

Come Meet Me at StyleCon 2016 on November 5th!

Hey friends and fam! I am so honored and excited that I've been selected as a StyleCon Influencer this year!! If you don't know what StyleCon is... you need to know. It's kinda like Comic-Con but for fashion and beauty lovers... aka amazing? Use my promo code CHRISTINE for 15% off when you purchase tickets! Buy your tickets HERE!

StyleCon 2016 is on November 5th at the Hangar at the OC Fair in Orange County, CA. StyleCon brings together a community of fashion and beauty lovers, digital influencers, style and taste makers with exclusive brands to engage, discuss, follow and influence. Top stylists and makeup artists will be on hand with complimentary hair, makeup and nail services. (Gals - complimentary!! Plus have I mentioned the gift bag is insane?!) There will be style panels, fashion presentations, and opportunities to get to know favorite Instagrammers, bloggers, and YouTubers, plus lots of give-a-ways, brand promotions and products. 

Visit to purchase tickets and learn more about the event! Don't forget to follow @stylecongirl on instagram and twitter and me @mapleandmint if you don't already! Search with hashtag #styleconoc and use my promo code CHRISTINE for 15% off when you purchase tickets! Don't wait! Buy your StyleCon ticket today! I really want to meet as many of you as possible - I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

top 10 things to do this fall

1. Visit a haunted house
2. Watch a scary movie (or Halloweentown or Hocus Pocus, for the faint of heart ;))
3. Go apple picking
4. Visit a pumpkin patch
5. Bake an apple or pumpkin pie
6. Step on crunchy fallen leaves
7. Make mulled apple cider
8. Decorate your space with fall flair (scarecrows, bales of hay, carved pumpkins, etc.)
9. Re-read your favorite book
10. Bundle up and go on a walk, enjoying the crisp fall air

Monday, October 10, 2016

Blanket Scarf + Leopard: Mixing Prints Like A Pro

plaid blanket scarf
Scarf | Top | Jeans (now 40% off! Less than $30!) | Boots | Bag | Watch c/o JORD
wood watches | Ring
Scarf | Top | Jeans (now 40% off! Less than $30!) | Boots | Bag | Watch c/o JORD
wood watches | Ring
Scarf | Top | Jeans (now 40% off! Less than $30!) | Boots | Bag | Watch c/o JORD
wood watches | Ring

I love mixing prints and in my opinion, leopard and plaid go together like peanut butter and jelly! Leopard is totally a neutral ;) If you're going to buy one new thing for your fall wardrobe, it has to be a blanket scarf. Blanket scarves are a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit, and they are incredibly warm. They are very versatile and can be tied in so many different ways. This one from Etsy looks pretty much exactly like the one I'm wearing. I've linked similar items if what I'm wearing is sold out or from last season. Also, just wanted to let you all know that you still have 6 days to enter the JORD watch contest! One lucky winner will win $75 toward a JORD wood watch and everyone else who enters will win a $20 code to use on their site! Enter the contest here. Good luck!

Comment below with the one thing you think every girl needs for her fall wardrobe! Oh and if you like this post, be sure to share with your friends on social media by clicking the social icons below.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

"Slouchy" Sunday!

Tunic c/o Mint Julep Boutique | Leggings | Riding Boots | Necklace 

Tunic c/o Mint Julep Boutique | Leggings | Riding Boots | Necklace 

Tunic c/o Mint Julep Boutique| Leggings | Riding Boots | Necklace

Sundays are for rest, recuperation and preparing for an awesome week! The Mint Julep Boutique Slouchy Tunics are the perfect thing to throw on for a Sunday afternoon around the house or running errands. They're under $25 and they come in over 10 colors! Pair your Slouchy Tunic with a pair of leggings, riding boots and a long necklace for a put together, comfy casual outfit. The Mint Julep Boutique has tons of cute stuff at affordable prices, I definitely recommend checking them out!

I'm wearing the wine color (obsessed!) It's incredibly soft and perfect for fall. I'm just finishing up laundry before heading to the pumpkin patch this afternoon. What does your Sunday hold?

This post was sponsored by The Mint Julep Boutique

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Apple Pie Recipe

 Photo by @wholehealthhabits

When I created my fall bucketlist, "bake an apple pie" was number two on my list! My friend Angela and I got together last weekend and baked the most delicious apple pie - not too sweet, nice and moist with a lovely latticed top. I hope you enjoy our recipe!

What You'll Need:
6 Granny Smith Apples
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
2 pie crust (1 package normally comes with two)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 teaspoons Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take out pie crust to thaw (if frozen) so that it gets to room temperature. Set aside.

Cut the apples into 1/8ths and peel. Put the apples in a bowl and lightly dust with 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

To make the caramel sauce: In a pot, heat one stick of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 of milk or heavy whipping cream. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Continuously stir over medium heat for 12 minutes or until thickened.

Place one pie crust into pie pan. Put seasoned apples in the pie pan and pour caramel sauce over them.

To make the lattice top: Take second pie crust and cut into 1/2 inch strips. Use these strips to make the lattice top. Place one strip in the middle of the pie pan. Place two strips on either side of the middle strip (so that there's five strips on top, total.) Fold down strips 2 and 4 half way and place new strip across perpendicular. Unfold strips 2 and 4. You should start to see a weaving pattern. Fold down strips 1, 3 and 5 half way and place new strip across perpendicular. Keep doing this until you have a full lattice pattern. (Example here.)

Cover outer crust with foil (to keep it from burning.) Place pie in the oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes at 350. Remove foil after 1 hour.

Photo by @wholehealthhabits

My friend Angela helped me write this recipe, bake this delicious pie and take these photos! For more delicious food pictures, head to her instagram: @wholehealthhabits. Have a beautiful day!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Kentucky Mule Recipe

I've been wanting a pair of copper mugs for some time now, but I always thought they were too expensive. I finally found some beautiful hand-crafted mugs from a company based right here in California and they're actually affordable! Copper Mug Co. makes really gorgeous genuine copper products, from the barrel hammered (pictured) to wine cups to flasks.

To make a Kentucky Mule, you need:
1 Sprig Mint
Ginger Beer
1 Lime
If you're a proper bartender, a shaker (I'm not)

Fill your Copper Mug about halfway with ice. Pull some mint leaves off of the sprig and mash along the side of your mug. Leave the smaller bits and pieces of mint in the bottom of your mug for flavoring. For a strong drink, mix 2 oz of rye with 2 oz of ginger beer. Juice half a lime and add to your drink. Put the rest of the sprig of mint into the drink for a pretty garnish. Enjoy!

For a more diluted drink, mix 2 oz of rye with 4 oz of ginger beer and follow the rest of the recipe as is.

Photos by @wholehealthhabits

This post was sponsored by Copper Mug Co.

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