Fall Home Tour 2017

Fall is a season of change where we prepare to spend more time with our families, watch the weather get cooler, cozy up in our warm home, and enjoy the bounties of our labors. 

sunflower and cotton stem floral arrangement

Well, hello there! Welcome to my home! We’ve been pretty quiet around our blog this summer with all the activities going on and to be honest we just needed a small break to renew. I think it’s important to do that some times and now we are ready to share some fun new posts along with some exciting changes including a new look. We hope you stay tuned.

I am part of an amazing Fall Home Tour and am so grateful for Angelina of Peonies and Orange Blossoms for getting me off my backside, getting me ready for Fall and back on the blog. Be sure to read to the bottom to find links to the other awesome blogs participating.

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Recycled Cabinet Door

It’s time again for our Upcycle Challenge! I have so much fun with this monthly project just because I get to see what everyone in the group has come up with. I’ve gotten so many ideas and my brain is swirling with inspiration from all the talented gals that are a part of this. Be sure to hop around to the different blogs and you will see what I mean.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

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Fall Paper Leaf Garland

The leaves are starting to turn and I am thrilled! Fall is my favorite season! So, today I thought I would share this Fall paper leaf garland that is easy and very inexpensive to make. You should make one or more for yourself.

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Apple Crisp

I don’t know what it is about Fall and the weather getting colder, but every year at this time I feel like cooking and baking.  Maybe it’s that “gathering for winter” mentality that squirrels have or the weather not being warm enough to be out in and I’m bored.  Do you get like this?

Anywho….I made some Apple Crisp tonight and it’s delish!  The apples on my tree have been ready for a few weeks and I hate to see them go to waste.  I also plan on getting some Applesauce canned soon.   Have you ever tried crockpot oatmeal and warm chunky applesauce on top.  Yep!  It’s as good as it sounds.

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Here’s the recipe for the Apple Crisp.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  Happy Fall Y’all!

6 apples – peeled, cored, and sliced

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup cold butter

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Toss apples with white sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl to coat; pour into a 9-inch square baking dish.
  • Mix brown sugar, oats, flour, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl. Use a pastry cutter or 2 forks to mash cold butter into the oats mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; spread over the apples to the edges of the baking dish. Pat the topping gently until even.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and sides are bubbling, about 40 minutes.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream or whip cream.

 

 

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