Fall was here. It lasted about 48 hours.
My kids drank it up with long sleeves and jackets, playing outside for as long as they possibly could. Did I mention it was in the high 70’s? Yup. The goofballs had jackets on. In their defense, they have never traveled outside further north than Dallas in the winter.
They probably think that ice freezes at 50 degrees, which I’m pretty sure it does. (I hate being cold)
Even though it was back into the high 90’s today and we probably have 6 more weeks of summer here in Houston, fall is exploding on Pinterest and blogs so I guess it’s time to get it in gear.
We’re so ready for fall around here that we bought a pumpkin plant. We should have probably planted it 6 weeks ago but we haven’t actually planted it yet so that’s really a moot point. Chances are it will just sit in the little container it came in until it dies. That’s pretty much my style of gardening.
My friend, Kelley, from The Grant Life has been foaming at the mouth over pumpkin. I actually had to talk her down from posting pumpkin recipes when it was still 100 degrees outside.
There’s many. many. many. pumpkin recipes over on her blog, The Grant Life, if you’re looking for some.
One stood out to me though –
Pumpkin Skillet Cheesecake Brownies. (Girl’s obsessed with skillets but who wouldn’t be with that lovely yellow one?)
But what if you want to make something that won’t just be a minute on the lips and forever on the hips?
What about this?
It’s one of my all time favorite projects. I love how these turned out and in my mind, it really is the perfect mason jar craft for fall. So so easy and the words are illuminated when there’s a candle inside. All you need are old pickle jars, foam stickers and spray paint.
There you go! Two great things to put you into the spirit of fall while you blast the AC (if you live in South Texas).