It feels like one of those wrap-yourself-up-in-a-blanket-on-the-couch kind of fall days. I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some things I’ve been enjoying around the web recently. For starters, this picture of Paris in autumn from Alesia-Jasmine takes my breath away. You would think that after many fun trips this summer, I would be itching to hunker down while the seasons change. Alas, I’ve caught the travel bug yet again.
As the temperatures cool, though, I can begin to turn up the heat in my kitchen again. Natalie over at Food Fetish has an excellent tutorial on how to make your own beet pasta. I can’t wait to give this a try. And that avocado hummus from Jaclyn at Cooking Classy has my heart singing!
The changing seasons means that more layers, shoes, and weather-related accessories begin to show up in your entryway. Elsie’s mudroom organization project on A Beautiful Mess is a cute, rustic, and indeed organized way to house all kinds of items — right up my alley! I especially love those clipped photos up top.
While I’m not a die-hard Halloween fan, I can appreciate a good DIY project or themed treat. Those cute pumpkins with bat wings from Trendenser seem super easy to whip up. I’d imagine that taping toothpicks to the back of the black construction paper would be a great way to insert the wings into the pumpkin. Top it off by Sharpie-ing your dinner guests’ names on the pumpkins and you’ll have the perfect alternative place cards for a spooky gathering.
Who isn’t a fan of using one item two different ways? These ghost cookies from Michelle at Make Me Cake Me are actually made with a tulip cookie cutter turned upside-down! Genius in my book.
And finally, let’s talk about these mysterious yet amazing-looking dark chocolate zucchini cake waffles. Jonathan from The Candid Appetite whipped these up. The second I live in an apartment with a kitchen larger than a shoebox, I am investing in a waffle maker. For now, we must stick to making pancakes in our cast-iron pan.
The transition from summer to fall is one that I greatly enjoy. I love the slowly changing wardrobe, the time spent in the kitchen, and bundling up for a good movie or TV show. It also means I can start looking at yarn again (something I cannot bring myself to do in the heat of summer). I love this article on why you should knit. I’ve already got two projects going, plus one I finished in early spring that I’ve yet to share here!
Stay tuned for more posts in my new “Picking Favorites” series. I am hoping to feature more work from other blogs and websites as a way of sharing my inspirations here on Scissors & Sage.