As we transition [slowly] from Summer to Fall here in Houston, I have found myself revisiting old recipes. The season change is never really fulfilled by the weather, so it always leads me to start changing the flavors I bake with to make it feel like Fall. Obviously, I’m talking about pumpkin spice.
Rolling in to September, I always feel a little tricked. Back in Chicago, September was the time of year when the leaves started to change colors and a chill appeared in the air. We would bring out our sweaters and gloves to sit on the football field at high school games, and even evaluate coats for the upcoming snowy winter. Houston is a different story.
When I moved into my apartment, my mom noted that it would be really nice to have a wreath on the door. I had honestly never thought about getting one before, since I knew I would only see it for a few seconds a day leaving the house and then a few seconds more when I came home. The more I thought about it, though, I realized how lovely it would really be to have just a little something special to greet me at the door. Continue reading “DIY Non-Traditional Fall Wreath”
With Thanksgiving only about a week away, recipes have been flying around left and right for the perfect turkey, the most incredible stuffing, and some “unique” version of apple pie. While everyone at the store is fighting you for the last can of pumpkin or the only turkey that isn’t 30 lbs (honestly, who has this many people to feed?), I’ve been hiding in the baking aisle just hoarding all the spices and a whole lot of powdered sugar. Continue reading “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice – Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe”
This Fall is full of fashion trends I’m scrambling to add to my closet:
#1. Burgundy/Bordeaux/Maroon/whatever you want to call that color. Love it.
#2. Anything and everything 70’s inspired. Think flared jeans, suede minis, and fringe.
#3. Leather items – again, mostly the 70’s inspired ones.
Trying to be trendy and overly excited, I’ve managed to fit all three trends into this one look… Too much? Continue reading “Leather Mini Skirt Sewing Tutorial”
NOTE: I AM NOT TRYING TO RUSH YOU OUT OF SUMMER MODE.
But pumpkin spiced things are on their way and I am a-okay with that!
Instead of rushing out in the cold to your nearest Starbucks, why not try making a batch of latte’s for you and your friends in front of the fire? Mmmmm okay, I’m getting excited about the Fall now.
Whether it’s brewing up a hot pot of tea or a fireside apple cider cocktail, warm beverages with big cozy sweaters after a day raking up leaves really fills me with Autumn joy. Inspired Taste has come up with this homemade pumpkin spiced latte recipe, and I’m thinking it’s going to have to be on my to do list this season. Or y’all can try it out first and let me know how it goes!
But don’t worry, I still plan to eat as much watermelon and sit by the pool as many times as possible before it starts to cool off. Lucky for me it’s basically Summer all year long here in Texas!
It’s my most favorite time of year. The leaves have changed colors, the air is clear and brisk, and all I want to do is be next to the fire with a huge cable-knit sweater, a great read, and a big ‘ole cup of apple cider. Being that I no longer live in a house with my parents, I am sadly down one fireplace, but excitedly up one fiery drink. If you’re looking for the perfect Fall beverage that will warm you from head to toe like the best down comforter, snuggling puppy, and cinnamon candle adorned coffee table all mixed into one, I’ve gone and found it for you! Continue reading “Fireside Apple Cider Recipe”
We are in full on pumpkin season people! If you haven’t heard lately, loving pumpkin things is so called “basic” apparently. Meh, I’m ok with that. Embrace the basic. Embrace the pumpkin. Embrace these frighteningly addicting, oh so delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Continue reading “Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting”