Are you getting excited for Fall? I am! I just LOVE this time of year. I have noticed a nice change in the air here in Tennessee, from hot and humid to light and cool, and I am thrilled. I know it is a little early but I couldn't help doing a few things to get ready for Autumn.
: #1 Change out summer flowers for Fall plants (keeping the greens). This only costs a few dollars to add the Mums and Pansies. I have some fun plans for decorating my front porch later, but for now I am loving these colors. It is a great way to welcome the season.
#2 Get the BIGGEST pumpkin you can possibly find...
Ok I am JUST KIDDING...actually I won this enormous pumpkin by guessing the correct weight at our local farmers stand (139 pounds to be exact)
It took 4 big strong teenagers (luckily I always have some of those hanging around:) to lift it from my car to my bedroom...just to make a seat for my littlest boy!
Actually, I wasn't sure what else to do with it until the temperatures drop enough to stick it outside. I was afraid it would cook on my front porch--I mean it is getting cooler, but I am in the South and it is still warm:) My husband thinks it is very strange to have that thing in our room, but hey I am pretty darn proud of my guessing skills. (actually I am still shocked that I won--that is NOT EVER the case with me and guessing contests) I check it every couple days to make sure it is still nice and firm:) So far so good!
#3 Plug in a LEAVES Wallflower from Bath and Bodyworks. Seriously love this smell. It just smells like Fall to me, but doesn't make me hungry like pumpkin spice does:) Although I do love pumpkin spice --but then it usually leads to some baking...ha ha!!
#4 Bake Some Pumpkin Bread. This recipe is perfect--seriously!! I love it and can never decide how to make it--plain, with a crumb topping or with a brown butter glaze. Mmmmm. You just can't go wrong with this treat:) Pumpkin Bread = Fall, don't you think? My favorite recipe here at The Sisters Cafe.
I would love to hear how you get ready for Autumn...I always enjoy reading your emails and comments. THANK YOU:)
Have a very happy weekend!