Thursday, September 5, 2013

Three Things Thursday

All right, I'm calling it. We're officially into September now, so I hereby decree that it's totally okay to start getting our fall on. I busted out my Fryes on Tuesday, because boots, and I've compiled a list of my fall must-haves for this week's Three Things.

1. Because Starbucks likes to play games with my emotions, I've had a really hard time confirming that their Pumpkin Spice Lattes are on the up and up for those of us with wacky celiacky, and rather than let my beloved PSL send me on a fun-filled trip to the ER, I looked for reasonable alternatives. Enter Amoretti. I blogged about how much I love their Pumpkin Spice syrup last year, but let me re-iterate it: It's amazeballs. You can buy it on Amazon for about $12 (and it qualifies for free shipping if you are Prime, which you should be, because it's worth it). It's gluten free, has no artificial colors or flavors, and is Kosher, if you're into that. I put it in regular coffee usually, but it's perfect for DIY lattes, too.

2. I'm probably the only person born after 1950 who has an addiction to candy corn, but for anyone else out there who can't get enough, my gluten-free fave is Jelly Belly's candy corn. While candy corn SHOULD naturally be GF, the bigger companies (I'm looking at you, Brach's) puts the warning out that it's processed on the same lines as wheat, which in my book makes it a no-no. The bad thing about the Jelly Belly stuff is that it's both expensive and hard to find, unless you order it online, but I've also found it at places like HomeGoods and TJ Maxx, so keep an eye out there.

2. This has nothing to do with gluten, but it does have to do with fall, so bear with me - if you are a boot junkie, you probably already worship the artistry that is the Frye Boot Company. But if you can't imagine paying $300-$600 for boots, is running a sale on their Fryes right now. They still aren't cheap, but if you're in the market for a well-made, high-quality boot, you can't go wrong. I got a pair on super-duper sale a few years ago as a present for myself when I finished grad school, and I *still* think they might be the best investment I've ever made, fashion or otherwise. If the hubs and I weren't taking a trip next month, these bad boys would be en route to my house right now. As someone who pretty much lives in leggings and dresses during the fall, I'm always happy to share the boot love.

Anyone looking forward to anything else about the fall?


  1. I love candy corn. And those orange and black mary jane candies. I'm super old!

  2. OH! I am going to use this as further proof to my sister that we should buy Jelly Belly instead of Brach's. I've been pushing for Jelly Belly because it's gelatin-free, but hadn't realized there were cross-contamination issues with Brach's. I think that'll win the fight! :)

  3. I really am felling bad for you and i hope you get well soon. I know one of my coleague who is on gluten free diet and t is very difficult.