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There's something in the air....

Friday, September 17, 2010

I get so giddy this time of year.  I love the weather.  I love the baking.  I love the crafts (even though I don't make them).  FALL SPEAKS TO ME.


I'm a night gal.  I'm all about the longer nights and shorter days.  I know it's ridiculous, and that ultimately there are only 24 hours in one day, but when it gets dark earlier, it feels like I get to spend more time with my kids and BDC at home.  So really, it's just perception, but we all know that perception is everything.


One of my favorite things to cook with this time of year is pumpkin.  I was watching the news the other night and heard them say there is a problem due to the whacked weather we have experienced this year, with the pumpkin crops.  *GASP*  We may have some shortages that will limit the jack-o-lanterns you see out.  What's worse is there is going to possibly be a shortage of pumpkin for cooking.  That includes the canned stuff?  OH NO!  I'm all about pumpkin cake, cookies, breads, pastas, soups....everything but the dreaded and beloved PIE.  Blech!  I don't do pumpkin pie.  I mean, I make them, because my boys love them, but me?  Yeah, not so much.


My favorite scented candles are everywhere now too!  Pumpkin Pie, Spiced Pumpkin, Frosted Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin!  The rest of the year I usually pick candles that smell like clean laundry, clean cotton, fresh breezes, rainstorm, etc.  Fall though, it's just cinnamon, spice, and PUMPKIN!


I will be posting recipes over at Sharing in the Kitchen with Momma B as I bake this season.  Be sure to head over there and follow if you like recipes.  There are a few late submissions from Share a Spoon there today as well.


So Smackers, what do you love about FALL?  What scents do you get excited about this time of year?  Any cool crafts you think I can manage?  



21 comments:

Buffee said...

Fall is my favorite time of year too! Love everything about it! Especially the festivals!

Babes Mami said...

I LOVE FALL!! For all of your reasons as well. Pumpkin is my all time favorite.

Shortage?? Good to know I should buy as much as I can when I can!

Babes Mami said...

I LOVE FALL!! For all of your reasons as well. Pumpkin is my all time favorite.

Shortage?? Good to know I should buy as much as I can when I can!

Salt said...

I love this time of year too...for all the reasons you mentioned! I just picked up some fall festive smelling candles at Michael's yesterday and can't wait to burn them and make my house smell like apple cinnamon.

Alas, however, I am not a pumpkin fan. I just can't get down with it. I love to carve them though!

Quirkyloon said...

I love that we will finally be leaving the 100 degree temps for the low 90's!

Bring on the sweaters!

Angelia said...

This is my favorite time too. We just got a porch swing and my new favorite thing to do is curl up on it with a blankey, a book and a cup of tea. OMG it's heaven. Of course the times I actually get to do this without inturption are few and far between...but someday all the kids will be gone and I now have a plan for my free time.

Alicia said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE fall...seriously i'm ready for sweaters and soup and rain showers...so ready! and i LOVE fall scents, they are the best! i'm all about the pumpkin spice...thats it...i'm going to buy candles now!

SurferWife said...

Ummm. Fall's ok, I guess. I thrive on sunshine though. And those long days you talked about.

I don't like pumpkin anything and now i am beginning to think I am a Fall scrooge.

I do like the warm sugar cookie, vanilla smell, though. So there's that.

Nancy C said...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks. Always a win.

Mo 'Betta said...

your post got me all excited about fall, even though it's 90 degrees today and I'm sweatin'. Pumpkin recipes are all over blog world right now, it makes me want to bake as well!!

Shell said...

To me, it's all about apples. Fresh, crisp scent of apples. Warm apple pie. Caramel apples.

That One Mom said...

Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides, that smell in the air as the season changes. This IS the best time of the year!

Imaginative Me said...

fall is totally my favorite too! I love the decorations, the falling leaves, the changing colors. I look for spiced candles as well, pumpkin everything! But I use those scents all year round, just to keep me thinking of the wonderful fall! :)

drollgirl said...

i'm with you! fall is rad! i can't stand being hot and sweaty, and it looks like that season has been left behind for now (FINGERS CROSSED).

i wouldn't eat pumpkin pie, even if you put a gun to my head. that color! that texture! what a cruel filling for a delicious pie crust. no way!

have a super weekend!!!

Vodka Logic said...

Nothing better than the beautiful trees and pumpkin pie. :)

Kat said...

OMG Fall is SO my favorite season of the year. I love it because all the holiday flavors come out in everything. You get special coffee creamer flavors, and special fall and holiday scented candles. Caramel and candy apples and apple cider. Putting corn stalks, pumpkins, and hay bales outside to decorate the yard with mums...WOW FALL! I love it!

Kat said...

OMG Fall is SO my favorite season of the year. I love it because all the holiday flavors come out in everything. You get special coffee creamer flavors, and special fall and holiday scented candles. Caramel and candy apples and apple cider. Putting corn stalks, pumpkins, and hay bales outside to decorate the yard with mums...WOW FALL! I love it!

gayle said...

Summer use to be my favorite month but it has been so HOT the last few years!!! So my favorite now is Fall! I love the same things as you and love decorating.......Halloween and Thanksgiving!!

Alex said...

It's funny being upside down because we've just hit spring and I love going for walks and seeing all the beautiful flowers blooming. The little girls love picking flowers.

Raoulysgirl said...

I hate the dying of the leaves...and the mess they make.

However, I LOVE the cooler weather...and that it is no longer a crime to use my oven...and I love SOUPS!!!!!!!

*LLUVIA* said...

My favorite thing of Fall season is the awesome weather!! Have you had the Starbucks pumpkin latte yet?? Another Fall awesomeness!!

My favorite season is spring, though! :)