If I bought every beautiful fall decor piece I fell in love with, I would be a poor, poor, woman. My dogs would have to get modelling jobs (they could do it, they’re really cute), we’d need to sell our condo and probably my KitchenAid. I refuse to sell my KitchenAid! So instead, I took to Pinterest and rounded up the best DIY fall decor ideas I could find and am sharing them with you here today. To me, the “best” DIY decor means something that looks like something that could be sold for real money, was really simple to make and with easy to come across and inexpensive materials. I can appreciate the amateur DIY look but it’s not for me. I want my DIY projects to look like I paid $30 for them at Homegoods so everything I have below will reflect that.
It’s the second most wonderful time of the year… Pumpkin time! Of course, the real most wonderful time of the year is when Santa comes to town but Pumpkin time comes in at a close second. What I have for you today is a round up of 12 of the most bomb pumpkin recipes out there. Go ahead… Put on Hocus Pocus, light a festive candle, and put on an orange apron because, my friends, the time has come!
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
I’ve said this before and I can’t say it enough: I. Love. Fall. Even that and how dramatic I come across about it is an understatement. Heck, last week I even posted about the slow cooker recipes I’m most looking forward to making this Fall. Everyone knows it: Amanda loves fall. Everyone also knows: Amanda loves cupcakes! It’s with passion for caramel (carr-a-mel or car-mull?), apples, pumpkin, maple, pecan and the crisp fall air that I present to you the 10 most drool-worthy cupcake recipes I could find. These will be amazing for Halloween parties, your children’s bake sales, having guests over, Thanksgiving, Wednesday… You basically can’t go wrong here! See below for my round up.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Fall is by far my favourite season (Christmas is my favourite time of year but that doesn’t count). Fall to me is comfort and homemaking, cooking and baking, lounging and cuddling, hugging and kissing… It’s just my favourite! It’s cool enough to wear my favourite sweaters but not so cold that I don’t want to go outside. Sadly, this fall I’m back to working outside of the home. Last fall I was working from home and that allowed me to spend as many hours as I wanted in the kitchen. Now, I need to be more efficient when it comes to my cooking. Enter: the slow cooker. Nothing says “life is good” quite like coming home to a meal that’s been slowly cooking while you’re out working your tail off.
See below for the top ten Slow Cooker recipes that I can’t wait to make this fall. These recipes specifically highlight comforting flavors that compliment cooler weather and what I think of when I’m ready to let go of the summer salads and fish tacos. Come on leaves… Start falling! Start orange-ing!
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies