Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun With Fall


Fall is my favorite time of year, so I wanted to show you some of the fall-ish things going on in our home.

 
Thanks to Pinterest, I have been really into bunting. Due to my one-handedness, I had to have my mom trace and cut them out for me. They aren't all that advanced as far as buntings go, but they still make me really happy! This one says "Trick or Treat."


Beck's "Crafting for Dummies Tip:" For easy bunting, pick out a fun combo of scrapbook paper, cut into triangles, print out letters on computer paper or use stencils. Fold over a string or ribbon and hang as desired. So easy!


This one says "Happy Fall."




As you may remember, I am not much of a chef, but I do love to bake. For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to use pumpkin as much as possible. So far we've done pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin waffles, this awesome and easy pumpkin spice cake (I followed the recommendations in the comments and added 3 eggs and a 1/2 cup of applesauce.) And today, these delicious (and relatively healthy) whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (I used regular eggs because egg whites were too hard to do one-handed and subbed 1/2 cup of applesauce and one stick of margarine in place of the suggested 1 cup of Smart Balance.)


They were delicious! But, you don't have to take my word for it...




(Since they're "healthy," I let him eat two.)


LJ found a more practical use for the fall decorations.


Goodnight moon!


Do you have a great fall or pumpkin recipe? Maybe a fun fall craft idea for home decor or kids? I am always looking for ways to become more "Martha." Add your ideas or links in the comments and help a non-domestic diva out!