Saturday, September 27, 2014

a few new Fall crushes . . . part 2

I thought it would be fun to share a few new Fall crushes . . .
Here's a peek at last week's, here!

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dried Oak leaves
butternut squash
Fall inspirations from Celebrate HOME
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I'm beginning to decorate for Fall . . . and love the idea of bringing the outdoors in with Fall leaves and the season's harvest . . . pumpkins and squash . . . as well as warm colors and textures.

One of the Fall-inspired projects that I'm working on right now is creating a Fall-scape on our mantle using TALL branches and these Oak leaves. I'm taping the leaves onto the branches, one by one, using brown floral tape. My goal is to make it look as natural as possible.

Aren't these chocolate brown oak leaves beautiful?


Sugar cookies!

You know how I love them!

One of my favorite places to eat is Panera Bread . . . and it's this time of year that they sell these darling pumpkin sugar cookies for 99 cents when you make a purchase. Yum!

I had a thought yesterday morning of taking my little one on a sugar cookie tour . . . and buy pumpkin sugar cookies from our local shoppe, bakeries, and markets . . . and then bring them home for fun tasting with the all the kids. I would take photos, of course (smile).

Hello, marigolds!

I am in love with these amazing orange flowers! They are so fun and pretty . . . and affordable.
I couldn't resist displaying them in our dining room and outside in our patio, where I enjoy relaxing with a cup of coffee and a favorite read.

Butternut squash was calling my name this week.

I prepared a Butternut Squash Pizza a few night ago . . .  a tender, light crust topped with thin slices of butternut squash, sage, sharp white cheddar, and baby arugula . . . It was so good . . . and light. Recipe coming next week!


Did you know that Costco is a great place to buy magazines? Especially if you're interested in buying the ones that are more expensive. You get 30% off (or more) from the cover price . . . making amazing magazines - like this one - affordable!

You're going to ooooh & ahhhh over the gorgeous photos and inspiration, too. I just had to share a few of my favorites . . .

Do you have any Fall crushes this week?

LET'S STAY in touch!


  1. Beautiful fall colors!

  2. This makes me crave for pumpkin pies. I never had pumpkin cookies though, they are so cute:)

  3. Beautiful fall inspiration! And as always, your photos just jump right off the screen!

  4. This is such a delicious post! I savored every morsel of it! I am so into butternut squash right now....roasted and ate half of my first one of the season for lunch today! Been baking a lot with pumpkin too! Just now starting the Fall decorating. That magazine looks wonderful for ideas!!

  5. Fabulous, Fall photos! Such pretty colors....Christine

  6. I enjoyed part 1 so much - I had to see part 2! So much inspiration here!

  7. Great post Suzanne. I am lamenting the loss of summer, but your photos help. You have found the beauty of it all.


  8. Oh. My. God. Your blog is like an 'Autumn lover's paradise'. Your photos are so....moreish (want to see more of them).

    My fall obsession is anything plaid. In particular, my new blue plaid flannel shirt. I'm in love.


  9. yes, I have the same Fall crushes as you do, oh I also love acorns. I never knew Costco's were 30% off, so now I'll buy them there. thanks for that and happy Fall!

  10. All of these gorgeous pictures put me in the mood for fall decorating, and eating! Love the marigolds and the chocolate leaves. You're so good at bringing nature into your home!

  11. Wonderful Fall post - now I am feeling that I am so ready for fall. Beautiful autumn images!

  12. Loved seeing all of these beautiful "Fall" crushes! They are very similar to mine. The marigolds are so pretty -- their color is so rich. Now that our weather is finally under 100*, I am looking forward to ridding pots & beds of the things that did not survive our summer heat, and replanting with all the beautiful plants of Fall. Thanks for sharing about Costco and their magazines -- I did not realize that.

  13. Ooooh, I can't wait to see the mantle!

  14. LOVE the cookies I always wanted to try to do the piping like that but haven't gotten that brave yet to try :)

  15. Anonymous3:53 AM

    How pretty.Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  16. Your photos are always so wonderful and inspiring. Thank you for the treat today!
    And thank you for sharing your talents with us at Project Inspire{d}!


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