A NOT SO TRADITONAL SHADE FOR FALL
Don't get me wrong I still love the traditional colors of fall, but this year my eye was drawn to a softer palette and boy am I loving it!
Last year I found this store that had an amazing assortment of pumpkins so I knew they'd have exactly what I'd need for this post. Needless to say when I arrived at said store they had gone out of business. Thank goodness Michael's was able to save the day. I mixed a real one in with some faux so it would give off the desired effect I was going for.
I tried carving a pumpkin for the first time which I've saved for another post. Since I had all these guts left over so I thought I'd also try my hand at roasting some pumpkin seeds for the first too. One savory and one sweet should do the trick.
The savory Pizza Pumpkin Seeds recipe courtesy of the Wholefully blog was amazing! It blends seasonings like Basil, Oregano, Grated Parmesan, Garlic Powder and Salt (I used Sea Salt) together . Toss the seeds, and seasonings with a little olive oil and you'll see this recipe is definitely a keeper. I highly recommend you spend a few more pennies and get grated parmesan not in the can, you'll thank me for the suggestion. I didn't have any tomato powder so I'll have to try that version next time.
The Cinnamon Sugar another recipe from Wholefully I found to be slightly sweet. She paired Brown Sugar with Cinnamon and Salt. Again I used Sea Salt. Next time I think I want it to pack a bit more punch so I'm going to add an extra teaspoon of brown sugar and do a full teaspoon of cinnamon and see where that goes.
A good friend gave me these fabulous napkin ring holders. They came four in a box and each one had a different style clock on the face. Oh yes I will be using these every chance I get!
I hope this inspires you to experiment with some other non traditional colors.