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My First Pumpkin Glazed Scones

Pumpkin Scones
A few of my favorite blogs have made scones this fall and I just had to give it a try.  I finally made my very first scones, not just any scones, but Pumpkin Glazed Scones.  The triangular shapes were not perfect, but the taste was oh so sweet.  These are suppose to be double glazed, but I ran out of powder sugar and made it a single glaze instead.  Double glaze is probably better, but we loved it regardless.  I found the recipe on pinterest which led me to this blog.  Have you tried making scones this Fall?  You should give it a try, it's pretty simple and tasty too.  Here is a gluten free recipe to try as well.  I hope that you enjoy!  The recipe is at the end of the post.
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Scones Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour 
9 Tablespoons sugar 
1 Tablespoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 Tablespoons cold butter 
1/2 cup canned pumpkin 
3 Tablespoons half-and-half 
1 large egg
Sugar Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar 
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar 
2 Tablespoons whole milk
Spiced Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar 
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar 
2 Tablespoons whole milk 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Scones Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
4. With a fork, pastry knife, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter remain. Set aside.
5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, half and half, and egg.
6. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
7. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide).
8. Use a large knife to slice the dough into three equal portions. Cut diagonally to produce 6 triangular slices of dough.
9. Place on prepared baking sheet from step 2.
10. Bake for 14–16 minutes until scones turn light brown.
11. Place on wire rack to cool.
Sugar Glaze Directions:
1. Mix the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoon milk together until smooth.
2. Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone.
Spiced Glaze Directions:
1. As sugar glaze firms, combine the spiced icing ingredients.
2. Use whisk to drizzle over each scone and allow to dry before serving.
Makes 6 pumpkin scones.
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Coming Soon: Decorative Push Pins!

decorative push pins
Guess what's coming back this Fall? You guessed it, Glass Push Pins!  This month, I'm making some decorative push pins to add to the shop as requested.  These beauties will be available for a limited time only before the holiday season. 

The Push Pins that I offer at my shop are carefully made and I provide a sealed finish to prevent them from coming apart.

If you subscribe to the blog, you will be the first to know when they are ready for purchase.  I personally love them and have some of my own to hang my son's art work, greeting cards, and notes. They make great gifts for the Holidays, so subscribe to get notified.

Take a look at our current items available in the shop.
decorative pushpins

Decorate with Feathers

Craft a fall wreath this season with a little help from nature. Made with pumpkins, cornhusks, apples, and other natural adornments, these door wreaths for fall are perfect for welcoming the season.

I'm not sure if it's due to the time of year, but I have noticed feathers in home decor
everywhere.  I've visited several places and noticed that feathers such as the ones
below are used in small amounts to add a touch of texture to home decor.  They may
be used simply in a vase, wreath, Christmas trees, arrangements and other areas.  Take
a look at how some decorators have used feathers in their space, the ideas are endless.  
Fall feathers

Craftiments: Decorating with Feathers

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DIY Feather Art

feather arrangment , bar/man cave lounge look
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Hope you enjoyed!
Stay Inspired!

Creative Fall Ideas


Hello friends and Happy October!  I am so glad that it is finally cooling off.  Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and today I want to share a few fall ideas with you from previous posts to inspire you this month.

1. Felt Leaf Garland; 2. Pumpkin Pie Frappe; 3. Autumn Wreath; 4. Fall Washi Tape Decor; 5. Spiced Pumpkin Nut Bread; 6. Cupcake Stands; 7. Grow Sunflowers; 8. Apple Cider; 9. Acorn Garland; 10. Monster Paper Clips; 11. (Below) Best Pumpkin Cookies


Hope that you enjoy!

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Hello October!

welooove:    welcome october (:
It's the beginning of a new season, a season of harvest celebration, of gathering seeds for sowing in the spring, it's a month of scented spices that are warmed on the stove, a month of watching the leaves paint a colorful canvas in nature, a month of piling the fallen leaves on the ground for the children to jump on a cool brisk day, a month of warm apple pies, a time of flannel blankets, plaid, coziness, apple cider, hay rides, fall decorating, gathering, gratefulness, forgiveness... and pumpkins.  Speaking of  pumpkins, below are a couple of pumpkin items I found on Etsy.
pumpkingarland
felt wool pumpkins
pumpkin soap
Gather some Fall inspirations from my Harvest board on Pinterest and follow along for more to come.  What are your favorite pass times during Fall?
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