Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Love

Have I mentioned that I LOVE this time of year? Seriously, this just might be my favorite time! There is something so wonderful about the Fall! And it reminds me of my sweet Dad who has always loved this time of year.
I love...
*Fat Pumpkins on the porch--just waiting to be carved!

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*spooky decor here and there much to the delight of my children

*our glowing Mr Bones to welcome evening guests

*oh and the leaves...we are surrouned by trees here in Tennessee. They canopy the roads and fill all available space! I love the bursts of autumn color they offer and I am mesmorized and charmed by the way they softly flutter through the air and then dance excitedly around passing cars. Beautiful!

And look at the size of this one! We grow some serious leaves here in Tennessee!

*and last but not least I love baking with pumpkin this time of year! Yum!

This pumpkin cranberry bread is amazing and makes your home smell divine!
I also highly recommend these pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup:) I will be making them this weekend! Can't wait!
For some reason my heart has been so full lately.
I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for all the beauty in the world, and the simple but powerful opportunities for happiness that He lovingly provides.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!
PS thank you for the sweet emails and comments!


Brittany said...

I love the autumn too...and it always reminds me of Dad too!! :) All those pics were great - love the fall decor in your house! And the leaves are beautiful. Can't wait to make some yummy pumpkin dishes too...yum!!

Laura said...

Everything you do is so pretty- even your Halloween decorations are pretty!!! I can't wait to try your pumpkin recipes...YUM! I love everything & anything with pumpkin as the main ingredient!

Jenny Miller said...

I love checking your blog....just found it last month~
I am one month from my due date with baby boy #5! I will continue to check in for fun ideas and FOOD (major important at our house) weekend plans and survival methods.......
thanks for posting!!

Janell said...

Thanks for always being so optimistic and grateful! I LOVE autumn as well and enjoy spending time with wonderful family and friends! Can't wait to bake pumpkin cranberry bread and fill the air with Fall scents! Janell

Erin @ The Sisters Cafe said...

Melanie, what a fun post. I love it! That leaf is ENORMOUS! :) Your decor is awesome. Ben would be in HEAVEN with a skeleton like that on our mantel. Seriously, he just LOVES stuff like that. I love you so much!!

Mindy said...

I love autumn, too, sis! And I have been itching to make something pumpkin for a treat. Those pancakes were really good last year. Maybe I'll make them this weekend, too. :) I loved your description of the leaves. That is exactly what they are like! I have been dying to get up the canyon to enjoy the leaves. It's threatening showers today, but maybe on Wednesday or Thursday night I can take my family up to enjoy a campfire and some autumn brilliance.

Jan S said...

And I love you and your gratitude attitude!

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