Get Your Coffee Ready For Fall

Oh what is this? Just #coffee with homemade #pumpkinspice creamer.

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Recipe Below

Ingredients:

14 Oz Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

4oz Pumpkin Puree

2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Directions:

Whisk 4 oz cream, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. Heat only until heated through, either in the microwave in 30 second segments, or on the stove top.

Pour sweetened condensed milk, remaining cream (10 oz), and pumpkin mixture into an airtight container to store. Shake or stir until mix thoroughly.

Add it to your coffee and enjoy the taste of fall.

(adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/236748/homemade-coffee-creamer-pumpkin-spice/)

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Whoooo Loves Fall Smells?

I absolutely love everything about traditional fall smells. It is one of my favorite things ever. This is basically because if it were appropriate I would burn a pumpkin spice candle all year round.

Oh, excuse me you don’t find pumpkin spice appetizing while you are planting spring flowers or tanning at the pool? My bad!

Typically I use some sort of plug in to make my house smell nice. Admittedly, I am not very good at keeping up with this. I traditionally alternate between Bath and Body Works plug ins and some Glade ones from Target/ Wal-Mart. For this fall I picked up several wallflower bulbs from B&BWs in the scents autumn and leaves. AKA I picked the ones that were named fall things haha. Just kidding, I really did smell them and these two were my favorite. While I was in there I realized I needed another plug in because this guy jumped out and screamed “take me home!” Seriously, if you can resist this cute guy then you and I need a therapy session on not being an impulse buyer.

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Serious cuteness overload.

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And here he is sitting above my garden stool making my living room smell so sweet.

Funny story, I didn’t point out to my husband that we had an owl now residing beside the fireplace. I waited to see if he saw or smelled him. Sure enough a few days after he had been perched there the hubs left me a sweet note and in it said he liked the owl. Yay for fall decor!

Fall Pinterest Challenge and slight fail

So I found this awesome centerpiece on Pinterest that was perfect for my kitchen table. I modified it slightly but it came out basically the same.

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Here are my supplies. This jar is from Walmart it was only $10 and I know I can use if for so many other things. I am looking forward to filling it with Christmas ball ornaments. Anyways I purchased two bags each of split peas and popcorn kernels. The pieces of wood are actually leftovers from our deck and I am using those instead of the suggested cans.

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I added the boards at the bottom and placed the pumpkin on top. Note that this jar is NOT flat on the bottom so I had to make sure I got the peas to fill up the spaces under the wood. Otherwise it would rock back and forth.

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Now you can see the popcorn has been added. I used all of the peas but only about 1.5 bags of the popcorn.

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Here is my finished product with a bow. I had some leftover fabric from a wreath project last year that worked perfectly.

So it looked great for a few days and then one morning I noticed that there was some condensation on the inside of the jar. When I removed the lid I realized the stem was molding. Apparently there wasn’t enough air flow. Here we have the Pinterest fail. So I have removed the lid and it seems to be do OK. I was disappointed because the lid made it look super cute but no one wants a moldy pumpkin in a jar. Unless its Halloween and you are certainly going for creepy.

Any great fall crafts you have done lately?

My dining room is ready for fall

Amazingly the dining room is the only room ready for fall. Well except for my centerpiece on the kitchen table. We will get to that tomorrow though.

While we were honeymooning in Maine we stopped at the Crate and Barrel outlet in Kittery. It was really fun. They had some gorgeous stuff at amazing prices. So without further adieu here is the table!

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I really loved the purple detail on these placemats I thought they added a great unexpected fall color. (Please excuse the board and batten that is not quite finished – whoops!)

This is basically how my fall table will stay until I decorate for winter. The only things I will change will be to add some pumpkins and a couple turkey statues closer to thanksgiving.

How do you decorate your table for fall?