Pumpkin Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe {The BEST!}

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31 days of falling for fall series

Today we made one of our all time favorite tasty fall treats — pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting. Baking with anything pumpkin is one of my favorite little things about fall! YUM! I mean, really. There is NO WAY not to love these treats. Even non-pumpkin lovers LOVE them. They are THE BEST. We’ve made this recipe for years and years (it was from a junior league cookbook). They are SO EASY and they make a ton!

We bring them to everything this time of year and eat WAY too many every fall.

But, pumpkin IS good for you. Right?

Pumpkin Square Recipe

PUMPKIN SQUARE INGREDIENTS:

4 eggs

1 and 2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 cup oil

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

FROSTING RECIPE

2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 and 3/4 cups powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, sugar and pumpkin until light and fluffy. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix thoroughly. Spread batter in an ungreased 15×10 jelly roll pan (just a cookie sheet with sides!).

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and stir until mixture is smooth. Wait for pumpkin squares to cool, then frost and cut into squares.

Makes about 2 dozen delicious squares. I dare ya not to eat them all yourself.

Come on over and help me eat these!

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Little Things to Love About Fall

 

***Catch up with the 6th annual Fall Nesting — 31 Days of Falling for Fall series!***

It’s not just about pumpkins & scarecrows, we are talking about so much more!

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay NineteenDay TwentyDay Twenty-OneDay Twenty-TwoDay Twenty-ThreeDay Twenty-Four, Day Twenty-Five, Today is Day Twenty Six!

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Make Everyday Things More Beautiful: Wooden Spoons

beautiful hand carved wooden spoons

31 days of falling for fall series

One of the main principles I’ve always used at home is that I don’t need to decorate as much as I just need to make every day things more beautiful. 

I love paying attention to the small details of my home and daily routine, especially during the fall and winter months where I’m spending more time inside nesting and homemaking.

If my coffee mugs are cute enough to be hung on a rack on the counter, and my hand towels are pretty enough to be stacked in a basket by the sink and the cooking utensils I use are attractive enough to be sitting out on the counter or even hanging on a wall, then decorating is as easy as using what I have! Simplicity is beautiful.

That sums up my favorite style and what I love most  — less fuss, more simple beauty and appreciation of the things I use and enjoy every day. You all know how much time we spend in the kitchen. We might as well LOVE what we have to work with because it makes everyday tasks a bit more enjoyable!

It takes time to collect things we really like, but patience goes along with the joy of creating a home we truly love.

I adore anything that serves as both art and function, especially when it is something organic and naturally beautiful. Textures are my FAVORITE way to add warmth and coziness to my kitchen this time of year!

wooden spoons to add texture to a kitchen

When the sweet family behind Polder’s Old World Market offered to send me these hand carved one-of-a- kind wooden spoons as a gift, I did a little happy jig. I LOVE wood spoons. And honestly these are absolutely AMAZING. They are so beautiful I am certain they will never be hidden in a drawer! Each one is so unique, they are works of art.

I love the simplicity and the added warmth of wood cutting boards, these beautiful wood spoons and wood bowls against the white in my kitchen. And they are fun to use, too!

These spoons are finished only with pure olive oil, leaving the natural color and grain of the wood. They are 100% all-natural and are meant to be used for generations. They would make a lovely gift for someone you love, or maybe you just want to give one to yourself sometime. You deserve it! They have lots of other beautiful products you will love, too.

Do you enjoy using wooden spoons?

These beautiful wooden spoons can be found at:
Polder’s Old World Market shop
Polder’s Old World Market blog 

 

***Catch up with the 6th annual Fall Nesting — 31 Days of Falling for Fall series!***

It’s not just about pumpkins & scarecrows, we are talking about so much more!

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay NineteenDay TwentyDay Twenty-OneDay Twenty-TwoDay Twenty-Three, Day Twenty-Four, Today is day Twenty-Five!

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Making the Most of Hallways & Entries & Small Rooms

cozy entryvia One Kings Lane

entry designAtlanta Homes Magazine

entry ideasvia Atlanta Homes Magazine

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Pottery Barn

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House to Home, Hallways

hall way entry

Atlanta Homes

Small-Hallway
narrow hallway
Unknown source, anyone know where this photo originated? 

31 days of falling for fall series

One of my favorite things about Fall Nesting is getting cozier in the space I have.

I love looking at hallways, entries and small spaces to figure out how to give them the most punch, both with design and use of space!

Even if you don’t have a large entry (some of these inspiration pictures could seem like large entries compared to yours!), you can use these inspiration photos for ideas for any small rooms.

While my house overall is a fine size for us at 2500 square feet, it isn’t huge and each room is on the small side. Every inch counts, both with design and function. You might remember me discussing redesigning my small living room at one point. While the room continues to evolve, I’m still working on what I hope will end up being the BEST use of that room. I’m slow, but sometimes with a small space the perfect solutions take time. But it’s fun to be inspired by all these great looking spaces.

As these inspiration pictures show, you can have function, clever and attractive storage, seating, workspaces and a certainly a big dose of personality no matter what size your room is! Make the most of every inch with well-chosen pieces for the space you have.

I LOVE thinking about adding built-ins to benches and bookshelves to storage and charm this time of year. I am narrowing down a few new ideas for my home that I’ll be sharing with you soon!

Making the most of even my smallest rooms is one of my favorite things about Fall nesting!

What good ideas do YOU see in these spaces?

Let’s share in the comments!

small spaces

***Catch up with the 6th annual Fall Nesting — 31 Days of Falling for Fall series!*** It’s not just about pumpkins, we’re talking about so much more!

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay NineteenDay TwentyDay Twenty-OneDay Twenty-Two, Day Twenty-Three, Today is Day Twenty-Four!

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