Last week I attended a bridal shower for an upcoming wedding. The food was all fall-themed and very inspiring:
Check out these beautiful fall sugar cookies! Don't they inspire you to think about making some?!! (That's all I did -- just think. But, one of these years, I just might make them!)
Fall decor is so beautiful and lovely too -- the mini pumpkins, gourds, leaves, candles, etc.
I've been tearing pages out of magazines left and right and decided I had to do something if I was going to FIND these pages and then USE them! I think I'll make a binder for Christmas when that comes around, and then for Spring, etc.
Not only have I clipped fabulous pictures, but recipes and decorating ideas too. These photos give you an idea. Hiding in my notebook are instructions for Curry Pumpkin Soup, Easy Pumpkin Mousse, Vertical Pear Salad, Grape and Rosemary Focaccia, A Fall Dinner plan that I've already cooked once, and a recipe for Sugared Pumpkin Seeds, just to name a few.....
Another inspiration came in the form of cupcakes. The children and I visited friends on Wednesday and Bethany had decorated a plate-full of these adorable sunflower cupcakes. I couldn't believe I'd not brought my camera! However, Rachel decided she would bring her cupcake home to save for later and thus we now have a photo! (Thank you Rachel!)
Guess what? Bethany used ziplock bags with the corners re-enforced with tape into which she cut various shapes to serve as icing tips! Can you believe you can do all this with no decorator tips!
My zinnias continue to bring me inspiration. I love looking at them out the windows in the dining area. I don't pick very many (contrary to what I imagined) because I just love looking at them. I do insist on a tiny vase in the downstairs bathroom and one in my bathroom. It feels luxurious. :) And here's a picture of a bigger bouquet I picked for a friend: