Friday, September 4, 2009

FALLing in Love

Melissa at The Inspired Room is my kind of gal -- She LOVES fall. So, she is hosting a Fall Nesting party to inspire everyone to decorate and celebrate this wonderful time of year.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love to wake to the cool mornings; I love to have the windows open; and I love to hear the sound of football and marching bands on the local field. When I was a little girl, we lived outside St. Louis. I remember knowing that it was fall when we traveled to Eckert's Orchard to pick our own apples. When I was older and we moved to Texas, fall was official when I stepped out in the morning and needed a light jacket -- especially for those morning walks across the university campus. *sigh* It is just so wonderful!
So, in honor of fall, I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorite fall recipes.

Apple Dip

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth. This can be topped with nuts, crumbled graham crackers, or (my favorite) toffee pieces. YUMMY!


Now, Melissa is giving away an AWESOME prize for her Fall Nesting Party. Let me tell you - with this new house, I sure could use a gift certificate to HomeGoods. I love my new house! But, it sure could use some seasonal inspiration.
I love our living room, but it could use some "autumn accents" and not have such a summer feeling.

I also think my dining room (which I don't have a picture of) could use a new table runner and some other table decorations for the fall.

Fall - just another reminder of the bountiful blessings in my life. What about you? What do you like about this season?

1 comment:

  1. mmmm... sounds yummy and easy too! Thanks and Happy Fall!


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