It’s official! October is here and it is time for pumpkin everything. And to warmly welcome pumpkin pandemonium (you know I’ll be using this as a hashtag all month, right?!), I stopped at my local Starbucks yesterday and promptly ordered a pumpkin scone (I’m letting the suspense build a little longer before I go all out and order a Pumpkin Spice Latte, too!).
Now I can put my pumpkins on display without any strange looks from the neighbors; it’s acceptable to eat and drink pumpkin anything for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and my skull decor doesn’t seem so out of place in my home office. So let’s get to it!
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite things that I’ve come across on other blogs, social media, and around the web that have me embracing fall!
While I still prefer the real deal, these black and gold “studded” pumpkins from Target that I first saw on Instagram are perfect for fall decor. They have just the right amount of glitz and are acceptable to have on your desk at work in my opinion. For $6, I’m going to grab one (or two!) for my home office. But, if you are creative and find yourself with time on your hands, they could easily be replicated with some paint, a glue gun, and gold studs.
And who could forget about Zigi, my trusty skull-cessory (yes, I just made that up) from Z Gallerie? If you’re looking for your very own spooky skull decor, Z Gallerie has his long lost cousin in gold, or a similar version of the silver metallic one that I have can be found in gold at Target.
But my favorite thing about all of this pumpkin and fall talk so far has been the array of mouth-watering recipes that I’ve come across. Here are a few of my favorites (in no particular order) that I will be trying my hand at this season.
Baked Pumpkin Spice Latte Doughnuts via Treats and Trends
Maple Molasses Donuts via Camille Styles
Pumpkin Spice Milkshake via Threads and Blooms
And, since we can’t forget about the apples…
This post from Gold Coast Girl surely has enough recipes to keep even Johnny Appleseed busy for a while. And Camille Styles has a great recipe for Sprouted Rye Apple Butter Muffins that sounds delicious.
P.S. If you’re looking for some weekend reading, I guest posted on The Rossetto Blog and shared how you can still take that summer vacation you’ve been dreaming of — well into fall (I promise, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be waiting for you when you get back). Head over to Emily’s blog to check it out!
What has you drooling or swooning about fall?