Fall is such a great season. It is all about cuddling and snuggling, decorating and baking and filling your home with love and thanks. I always assimilate the last few weeks of September leading into October the prime time to strategize my fall decorations and incorporating warmer colors into my somewhat overall blue and grey home. Here are 6 inventive, festive ways to incorporate pumpkins of any and all kinds as well as fall into your homes.
Sip On It!
Whether you prefer a hot pumpkin latte or a chilled Pumpkin Punch, sipping on the earthy sweet orange treat will put you into your fall mood. To make Pumpkin Punch follow the steps below and check out: Serious Eats
To make this refreshing fall treat all you need is ten minutes and the following ingredients:
1 can of Pumpkin puree
Cinnamon infused rum- whether done yourself or store bought
Condensed Milk- for that added creaminess
A dash of nutmeg or more cinnamon to finish off the drink
This Pumpkin Punch recipe is to die for! It is simple with few ingredients and the perfect adult treat to get everyone’s mind on fall. I personally tossed all these ingredients in the blender with the ice to give it more of a smoothie/slurpie texture. DE-LI-CIOUS!
Soap It up!
Who doesn’t want to smell like they just stepped out of a pumpkin wonderland when they wash their hands. Heidi, from Happiness is Homemade, has a fantastic recipe for making pumpkin soap for all your sink stations. Check it out on her blog here: Happiness is Homemade
To make Pumpkin Soap you will need the following items and ingredients:
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Microwave Safe Measuring Cup w/ Spout
Not only is this soap smooth to the touch and great for your hands but it smells phenomenal and is so easy to make. Great for your own home or as gifts!
Bathe With It!
For those of us who have children of our own or nieces or nephews these are super fun. Pumpkin infused bath bombs! Asia, from Fun At Home With Kids, has a great recipe to make these fun bath-time treats. If this doesn’t make your children want to bathe, I don’t know what will! Check it out on her blog here: Fun At Home With Kids
To make Pumpkin infused Bath Bombs you will need the following items and ingredients:
Baking Soda (AKA Sodium Bicarb)
How cute and practical are these! bringing fall with you even into the tub to scrub.
Everyone loves the smell and taste of pumpkin, so why not use Pumpkin chapstick this fall! Marie, from Humblebee and Me, showed me how to make these cute and sweet gift chapsticks. Check it out on her blog: Humblebee and Me
To make Pumpkin Chapstick you will need the following items and ingredients:
Pumpkin seed oil
Vitamin E oil
Cinnamon essential oil
Clove essential oil
Benzoin essential oil
These smell indulgent and luxurious while making your lips feel as smooth as ever. Give the kiss of Fall all season long!
Snack on It!
Pumpkin has many perks for your health including loads of vitamins as well as being low calorie. Elaina, has come up with a fantastic recipe for a decadent Maple Spice Pumpkin Butter. Check it out on her blog, The Rising Spoon.
To make this Pumpkin Butter you will need the following items and ingredients:
Organic pumpkin puree
Organic grade b maple syrup
Not only does this scrub look like a great holiday gift, but it is like a party in your mouth and can be paired on multiple other foods to make snack time feel more like fall.