Sunday, October 12, 2014

pumpkin time

It's pumpkin time over here! Being a mega Pumpkin Spice Latte fan[atic], when I saw Holly's (of Damita's Pretty Wrap blog) adorable coffee cozies with pumpkins on them, I had to have some. One for me and one for the hubby. Now we're pumpkin yummy, inside and out! Holly also included the mini pumpkins (they make me smile!) and a sample of her divine Hazelnut warmer tarts, mmmm yummy scent. You can find Holly's cozies at her Etsy shop here.

I've always loved Fall but alas we don't really have much of a Fall here in So. California (although we do have a lot more Fall than Winter!!!). It's 81 degrees right now. So we have to play Make Believe. 
I got out one of my absolute favorite books, Susan Branch's Autumn. She makes me feel comfy and cozy. I was so surprised to find she has a Pumpkin Latte recipe in the book! How had I never noticed it before??? It does include pumpkin though and real PSL's don't have any pumpkin in them. A couple years ago I tried one of the many supposed PSL knock off recipes with pumpkin in it - and well, YUCK and BLECH! So I won't be trying Susan's recipe, although I adore her.

Her books transport me to a dreamy place, where all is well and good in the world. People are kind to each other, love is always present. Meals are homemade and food is love. The little things, the small gestures that make life dear and meaningful.

I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole and landed in a very sentimental place ...

Happiest of pumpkin time to you and yours!


  1. I love susan branch too. did you know she has a blog? heres the link: I think you will enjoy it!
    have a great day!

  2. Sweet! Holly has the best goodies in her shop. Love the cozies. Admitting I have never had a pumpkin latte. Had a pumpkin spice coffee once and decided I don't like drinking pumpkin, lol.

    Enjoy your sweet book. Into some fall decorating here, but temps into 80's tomorrow, geesh.

  3. Those look so cute on your cups!! Thank you so much sweet Sally!! I'm so glad you're putting those to good use ;) You are too sweet, writing up a nice post about them and my little shop :) And thank you so much for your sweet comment you left on my blog too!! Wishing you a lovely new week and enjoy lots of pumpkin!! :) xo Holly

  4. Isn't Holly the best? She's one of those young girls...the age of my youngest daughter...who are carrying on the vintage tradition! I just love her...and those adorable cozies!

  5. Those pumpkins are cute cup wraps!! Fall is my favorite and especially decorating with pumpkins!!