One of my normal activities you can find me immersed in each Fall is making Pumpkin Bread. I love the consistency of the dough, the ease of the preparation, and the way the house smells while it’s baking! Of course, I also love to give it away. And apparently, people enjoy receiving it, because folks started asking me a few weeks back when I was going to make my Pumpkin Bread.
I decided to make it a bit different this year, in that I wanted it to be…CUTE. I happened to be in Michael’s for another matter entirely, when I came upon these lovelies:
Cute little loaf pans, aren’t they? And you don’t have to CLEAN them! The best, right?! I grabbed some nifty little cardboard tags, twine and those wooden leaf stickers (yes, they’re made of WOOD!) and went to town!
I had never cooked in cardboard before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I think they turned out okay!
So far this year, you’ve journeyed along with me as I tested five new Fall recipes (CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED THAT AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT NOW), and you’ve seen the outside of our home all decorated for Fall! (CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED THAT AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT NOW!)
I’ve had a few people ask me about the decor around the inside of the house, and specifically: the Holiday Shelf!
For those who are new around here, my Holiday Shelf is my weak attempt at pretending I have a mantle. Here in Florida, we don’t have too many fireplaces, meaning we don’t have too many mantels, meaning I can’t decorate a mantel for all the seasons and holidays that I enjoy decorating for. So I’ve substituted a shelf in our foyer for that…and the Holiday Shelf was born!
Anyhoo, this is old hat to most of you – so, may I present to you, the 2015 Fall Holiday Shelf!
I know, I know what you’re thinking already. BLACK AND GOLD?! What on earth! Those aren’t FALL colors!
Well, here’s the thing. I’ve been itching to do some kind of decorating with black and gold for a while now, so I decided that now was as good a time as any. And mainly because…I found THIS:
Well, another month has come and gone, and it’s full-fledged FALL around our house! (Well, it is INSIDE. It’s still 90 degrees outside, but that’s Florida for ya!) Nevertheless, it’s the start of a new month, so it’s time to check out the top 5 posts from LAST month! Let’s see what the readers chose…
Happy FIRST DAY OF FALL, everyone!
Oh, I LOVE Fall! And while it’s kinda hard to tell here in Florida that today IS the first day of my favorite season, I AM thankful that it doesn’t feel like I’m breathing soup when I walk the dog at 5:30 in the morning anymore. (It’s the little things!) The weather will make greater strides soon enough.
As is customary, just before Fall begins, I choose five recipes from my Fabulous Fall board over on Pinterest (CLICK HERE if you want to follow it!) that I pin to all year long to test! Here’s what I chose this year:
Clockwise from top right: Loaded Sweet Potato Slices, Vegetable Tian, Cheesy Chive Bread, Caramel Apple Dump Cake (with Spiced Whipped Cream) and Pumpkin Glazed Turkey Legs. (Photo credits to the blogs listed below!)
Let’s start off with the Loaded Sweet Potato Slices.