That is what we do here...CELEBRATE autumn (while spending more time at home) by thrifting fall clothing selections, making fun fall recipes, and taking time for inspiration around us.
This is the only season that has two names…fall and autumn. Autumn is considered the more formal name and my favorite. But, it seems more in online marketing prefer fall.
I think it to be interesting that only one season is like that!
SILVER LINING: More time to thrift shop and I have loved every single treasure hunt this year!
On a few more posts, I want to show ways to “pump up” our denim and this green & brown silk jacket does that for me. I discovered it recently during a treasure hunt at Goodwill San Antonio.
The jacket was $4 and I did have it cleaned. I really like it and love adding a fun brooch to the look. Underneath I am wearing a brown tank top.
Lately, the weather has been such a downer…very warm. I wish it was more seasonal…but for South Texas this is a fun look and I feel very chic wearing it. The sleeves could also be cuffed up to reveal the brown.
I think there are so many who are cleaning closets that when I went to Goodwill San Antonio last week, I came home with some great fashion finds!! Will be sharing more later.
Oh yum…Leigh Ann made this Pumpkin Crisp and brought some to me. I did not eat it with the Halo Vanilla Bean Ice Cream as she did, but it was still delicious. Here is how she made this:
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1 5 oz can of evaporated milk
2/3 cup of sugar
2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of gingersnap cookies pulverized in a food processor to the consistency of flour
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup softened butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a deep square pan
In a large bowl, whisk together all of the filling ingredients and pour into your prepared pan.
Then, in a medium bowl combine gingersnaps, oats, brown sugar, soda and powder. Then use a fork to incorporate the butter into the dry mixture.
Evenly sprinkle the topping over the pumpkin mixture in your pan. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center reaches 175. Good will ice cream or whipped topping!
THIS REMINDS ME
To remind you…of the Recipe Contest...all entries must be in on Friday, November 13. So easy to enter and you will love the gift box prize. Just two divisions: Hot Cocoa and desserts! Here is a potential 2020 silver lining for two of you!!
You can see here that fall is just beginning to show in San Antonio, but soon the trees in my neighborhood will be glorious. I am inspired and smile every time I open the front door.
On this morning, I called Mr. B to the front porch to stop and take the time and appreciate the changes of seasons…even in a warm climate. He stayed on the porch for the longest time just taking it all in.
Sometimes we only have to stop and appreciate what is around us to receive joy for the day.
There are so many days I am thankful to be home.
Now, before you leave today…tell us, do you prefer autumn or fall?
SILVER LINING: All of the great deals happening around us to help us get holiday ready. I saved 70% on an item at Macy’s I wanted the other day. Watch those sales…please shop online with my links…and always
MY COMPLEXION LOVES CHAMONIX…KEEPING ME YOUTHFUL! Currently, running a FALL SPECIAL, BUY TWO, GET TWO FREE!
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I am provided gift cards to shop at Goodwill San Antonio and share what I discover.