Friday, October 17, 2008

3 ingredients to goodness...

{1 - 15oz jar of pumpkin}
{1 box spice cake mix}
{1 cup of mini chocolate chips}
{3 dozen yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies}

no joke! that's all folks...i like to call this kind of recipe a "fake it" you are faking that you are exactly like a perfect, martha stewart, homemaker.
here's how you "fake it":
blend cake mix and pumpkin until cake mix is all mixed in.
add the chocolate chips.
spoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
bake at 350 for 15 min.
{and they are super low-fat! so you can eat 5 instead of only 1! and believe me, you'll want to!} thanks steph for the recipe!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

i love pumpkins

did i mention how much i LOVE the fall??? i love it so much! i love to go to the store and buy the cinnamon scented pine cones. i love that the kids can go to the park and collect acorns and buckeyes. i love that the sun is shining and that the air has such a clean, crisp feel. i love the smell of wood-burning fire in the air. i love roasting marshmallows in our backyard. i love making hot chocolate and sitting by our fire in the evening when daddy comes home. i love making holiday crafts. i love sweaters. i love cute boots. i love making treats with pumpkin in them. i love making caramel dipped apples. i love making halloween costumes. i love going to clam bakes {something that ohio-ans like to do}. I LOVE IT ALL!

so i found these super cute pumpkins on holly's blog, and had to make some myself. since this is the first time i have had a mantle, i love to decorate it!!! we've got the pumpkins, acorns {thanks to J & G}, buckeyes, cinnamon scented pine cones, and some cute beaded garland. i can honestly say that i feel giddy.