Southern Chic


Pumpkin Goodness

I am OBSESSED with pumpkin this Fall. I have been wanting to put pumpkin into everything. Let me tell you how delicious a little pumpkin and pumpkin spice is stirred into oatmeal in the morning. I wake up CRAVING it.

The other night I was craving something chocolate, but I also wanted some pumpkin bread. SO, I found a recipe for pumpkin bread and added chocolate chips instead of raisins. DELISH!
I love cinnamon and chocolate together and the pumpkin just screams Fall. You have got to give it a try.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Wet Ingredients

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup water

2 eggs

Dry Ingredients

1-2/3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 cup chopped walnuts (I left these out)

1/2 cup raisins or I added semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

3/4 teaspoon salt

1-3/4 cups sugar

In a large bowl, add pumpkin, sugar, oil, water, sour cream and eggs. In a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients together. Slowly add to the pumpkin mixture and mix together. Stir in walnuts (I left these out) and raisins or chocolate chips. Add batter to a greased loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 70 min. (Mine only took about 50 min) Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes (If you can wait that long!!!!!) then move to a wire rack or in my case, directly on a plate.

What recipes have you tried this Fall? Please share them with me! :)


FALLing Behind

Sooooo I’m falling behind on the whole blog thing. I’ll try to be better, I promise. Just to catch you up on some BIG events lately…

My brother got married!!!!

On Sept. 25th my little brother was married to my new sister Ashley!! We had a blast. Doesn’t Ashley look gorgeous by the way??

Ashley and Stewart incorporated so many personal elements to their wedding that made it so special. My brother is an AWESOME guitarist and musician so Ashley and I made these paper flower boutonnieres out of music from a Beetles song. They turned out so cute and looked awesome on the guys’ suits.

Here is the paper we used.

Here is how they turned out! So Stinkin’ cute!!! J

I also made these jewelry pouches for Ashley to give to all of her bridesmaids. They matched her colors of black and mintish green.

It was an awesome weekend!!

Now…onto some fun Fall touches I’ve added to our home.

The wreath on the front door:

The Jack O Lantern Luminaries inspired by these.

Annnnd…probably my favorite are these Fall Canisters. I just made these last night and they are SO stinkin’ cute. I was inspired by these. As soon as I can get to the store I’m going to add the Autumn M&M mix. Have you seen those? YUM!

These will be so fun at Christmas too with some Red and Green Ribbon and…yep, you guessed it...Christmas Colored M&Ms! J

Enjoy this beautiful Fall season!