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Pumpkin Palooza 2017!

With fall literally a few days away I decided it was time for this post.  Now before you sigh and say, “Not another pumpkin spice post…” let me tell you this isn’t all pumpkin spice but a lot of things that are NICE!  Here we go…


My favorite party of the year is coming up in October!  We started hosting our annual pumpkin carving party in October.  Last year was our first one and it was super fun.  This year we’re going to change things up a bit and I’m very excited to see how this party falls into place.

Instead of having a main dish with friends bringing sides we’re going to have hot and heavy apps on the table along with desserts.  I want to keep the theme of fall all together so I’m looking at a few recipes to be the centerpieces.  Tell me your thoughts on these fabulous finds!

Great Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Great Pumpkin Crunch Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
I have a few friend who are diabetics and I guess I will need to remind them to bring plenty of insulin for this event – eeeek!
5 Million Dollar Dip is only 5 ingredients and they don't call it million dollar…
I mean do I need to say anything?

We provide pumpkins for everyone to carve and or paint.  Last year we had endless laughs at how so many people took to Pinterest to find cool ideas.  Of course there were several Pinterest fails but that makes the even so much more fun!

Painting your own Rifle Paper Co. inspired fall pumpkin is super easy with these step-by-step painting instructions and videos. Come see how I made THE pumpkin of the season.
Another plan change for this year is upping our party start time so we’re not all crowding around a spotlight to see what we are creating.  I’m kind of in love with this paint idea!

This is such a fun event to host and the memories are super fun too!  The food is good, the activity is a hoot, but the best part is just having your friends over to sit around and chat with!  I cannot wait!

I want a fire pit or something and those marshmelllow holding sticks so we could make smores over the fire

Next up…

While we have not been pumpkin spice crazy in my house we have enjoyed a few pumpkin spice treats including:

Image result for entenmann's pumpkin spice muffins

My husband picked these up at Target on Sunday and dare I say they didn’t last until Monday!  They were yummy.

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I prefer this pumpkin spice coffee from Target.  At $7.99 a box it’s a total score!

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies...a can of pumpkin and spice cake mix!!

I make these gems on the regular – Hungry Girl’s 2 Ingredient Muffins!  All you need is a can of pumpkin and a mix – just put the two together in a bowl, mix, makes 12 muffins!  Delicious!

Image result for starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Starbucks has a fabulous pumpkin cream cheese muffin and they have a lower calorie content than Dunkin’ Donuts.  These guys are just fabulous!

Image result for sheetz harvest cookie

If you follow us on social media you know we are a Sheetz family – LOL!  We keep that place in business!  I had to try their pumpkin donut on a cheat day and it was amazing!  I also enjoyed a Harvest Cookie a couple weeks ago and it is now my favorite bad girl temptation!

Moving along…

I have my fall decor out and I was totally excited to get a couple small pie pumpkins for decoration as well.  When you pull in the driveway you are greeted with my half size whiskey barrel filled with black eyed susans, our little mum pot, and the two cutest pumpkins!

Buying pumpkins for the party can be expensive but I love having them around the house.  A touch of orange is just the key to happiness!

Other types of pumpkin….

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Though I could never be “OK” with painting a room orange I love to accent with it.  Let’s face it orange is just a happy color and when you see pops of it you cannot help but smile!  (Plus it reminds me of the sunshine of summer!)

Erin's "pumpkin spice" color

I have a hair appointment coming up and I found this:  “Pumpkin Spice Hair” – it’s adorable but I have too much glitter to go dark like that.  However, if I weren’t grey at 35 I would do this for sure!

Fall color nails

Pumpkin nails?  I love this rich color!

Ahhh all this fall love has me ready to get my flannel out!  I hope you guys have a terrific day!  Go see my girl Andrea for more pumpkin love!



12 thoughts on “Pumpkin Palooza 2017!”

  1. Oh my gosh, in LOVE with this post! And tell the Sheetz family, I WANT THAT SIGN! The nails, the hair, the food, the love….over the Harvest moon for this post!!

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  2. Gray at 35, UGH. I have gray at 33. I can’t even imagine what I’ll look like in two more years lol. I LOVED this post friend. Now that we have a tractor and some land, we could totally host a hay ride…So we may have to host our own Pumpkin Palooza later down the road.

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  3. You should do that cut of the pumpkin spice hairdo! Lol to glitter, I am nearing that point but not there yet (remember I have no husband or children) so maybe I should go dark one or two times to celebrate! I am having a pumpkin party next month and cannot wait, your sounds so fun!

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    1. I am so old school – I had short hair forever and just want to keep it long – I tell myself over and over LOL. Oh go ahead and brag Ms. Nonmarried/No kids to make your life insane. Ugh as I pull another cup of coffee to me to keep me energized for my son’s football practice and my daughter’s constant nagging to go to skate night…..


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