Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Feeling Fallish

Okay, so honestly, it doesn't feel like fall at all here.  It is actually 80-something degrees and humid as heck, but Brad, the kids, and I just got back from our church's retreat in the North Carolina mountains this past weekend.  That retreat always signals the beginning of fall to me.  It is cooler up there -- at least in the mornings and evenings -- and the air just feels crisper.

So, I am jumping into fall, which makes me want to:

1. Switch from iced coffee to nice, warm lattes or pumpkin spiced lattes.

2. Make this spiced cider bourbon drink I saw via Covet Living recently.  I don't usually drink bourbon as I am more of a vodka girl, but I had a spiced cider bourbon drink at this Maker's Mark dinner a couple of years ago, and it was really good.  I have been dreaming of it ever since.  This recipe calls for a 2:2:1 ratio of cider to ginger ale to bourbon and can be found here.

3. Make the cake from the September cover of Southern Living.  We got a ton of apples in the mountains, and the first thing I thought about when we got them was this cake...in fact, I had been thinking about the cake long before I got the apples.  I really want to pick all of the topping off that picture right now...

4. Decorate with some pumpkins.  Although, realistically, if I put any pumpkins outside, Duke would immediately haul them off and chew them to bits.  So any decorating I do will have to be inside.

Maybe I could just do some glitter pumpkins like these...

5. I have already switched my nail color to fall with my Essie Chinchilly.  I can only do my toes, though, because the minute I paint my fingernails, they get chipped.  The minute.

So that's my fall inspiration.  What's yours?

Images 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 

1 comment:

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love making soups and stews! And I am dying to hear about how the apple cake turns out!

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