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Bake & Decorate For Autumn

 Autumn has its very own colour palette that makes you feel all warm & toasty though those later days leading to winter are anything but.

Obviously as a Canadian the colours I most associate with fall are the colours of the maple leaves as they prepare for their long winters sleep. (It occurs to me that the colours I associate with all the seasons are based on the maple tree, must be a Canadian thing😊 )

These are leaves from a silver maple and when we go looking for the autumn colours these are the colours we look for. Anyway on to the decorate part.

Typically October has two main subjects in the decorations. One is the leaves of course and the other is anything harvest related.

Country Living has a set of 60 slides that I suggest you take a look at as they are all incredibly beautiful though my favourite is this one. Be warned that there is an option to buy parts of the display on Amazon so keep a tight hold of your wallet because they are tempting if a trifle expensive.

I don't have porch just a door into a hallway but I like to hang a wreathe on it to celebrate the season. You can get simple wreathes at the dollar store which is what I have on my door right now but if I could I'd have one that looks like this although I would exchange the oak leaves for maple ones of course.

I imagine I could make it if I took the time but not this year, again though I think I could find all the parts at the dollar store.

Add an orange throw to your bed or your favourite chair will also help brighten up your fall home or actually anything orange or yellow or maroon would work. Just a tough like a salt & pepper set that you painted or even a place setting would work as well.

For the baking part, I thought we might look at pumpkin &/or apple treats.

I know a lot of people only think of pumpkin pie or jack-o-lanterns when they think of pumpkins but there are many other recipes using pumpkin including this one for a healthy pumpkin cookie from Healy Eats Real or if you don't have to watch your sugar like I do check out these chocolate chip pumpkin cookies from Skinny Fitalicious

Remember last month we were talking about eating a healthy breakfast or was it the month before ... anyway I noticed a new trend (new to me at least) for something called breakfast cookies. I don't know about you but if I can have a cookie for breakfast without guilt them I'm there. Check out this recipe at Amy's Healthy Baking

As always you can find the pins I referenced here and many others on my Pinterest board for October

Have a Great Day!


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