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Kitchen Decor + a Few of our Favorite Recipes for Fall

It’s officially the middle of September, so even in Florida I think that gives me “permission” to blog about fall decor + recipes. When will the weather begin to cooperate with my seasonal decor + cravings for all things pumpkin, apple, + cinnamon?!

First up, am I the only one who enjoys sprinkling a touch of fall in my kitchen? When the weather cools, I immediately crave butternut squash flavored soups in Dutch ovens, pumpkin cookies in my oven, and an ever-burning fall scented candle. Thankfully our new home has counter space and an eat-in bar which offer endless options for decorating.

I love the idea of a muted tone swag of eucalyptus leaves or a more rustic grain which graces the window like this one from The Pink Dream. If you have room along side of your sink or stove, try tucking in a few gourds. The really bumpy weird looking ones tend to be my favorite and you can find them at grocery stores easily this time of year. Granted, they won’t last in the attic until next fall but there’s something about an edible vegetable in the kitchen that adds a special touch.

If you’re a greenery girl, consider swapping out some of your year-round greenery for muted tones as well. Some great options are eucalyptus, olive tree branches, robinia, mission fig and pomegranate branches. I just can’t help myself when it comes to the natural look of faded out leaves paired with a grainy stem like thistle and sedum. I’ll save you the legwork and send you directly to Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, or Magnolia for the most realistic faux florals out there today.

With bringing in more natural elements to the fall home, I also encourage you to grab some prettied up cutting boards, antique vases or jars, and make yourself a little vignette like this one by So Much Better With Age. –>

So now you can start to autumnize your kitchen, but it wouldn’t be complete without a delectable scent wafting from the oven, so I want to share two of my current favorite fall desserts with you.

The first is an oatmeal pumpkin cookie, light as can be with just the slightest hint of pumpkin. The second is an apple pie turnover, or “hand pie” as some of y’all may know them.

Here’s wishing you a fun few hours sprucing up your kitchen and baking your way into fall!

Creatively,

Bee

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