Pumpkin Spice Everything!

Pumpkin Spice Everything!

I’m not sure when it happened, but it now seems that every time I turn around there’s something made with pumpkin spice. I get it, I really do….I love pumpkin spice as much as the next guy, but I think it’s gone overboard a little bit.The muffin is most basic, I’ve been making pumpkin spice muffins or loaf cakes for years, and the amount of pumpkin that’s grown hair in my fridge from not using the rest of the can is infinite! I always buy the biiiig can of pumpkin and take what I need out of it then refrigerate the rest and promise to make something else in the few days after. By about Christmas while I’m looking for the cream cheese I stumble upon an orange and green fur ball way in the back on the second shelf down. It’s never seen humans so it’s a little shy, but I get on my knees and coax it out, and then ponder how time flies and it seems like yesterday I put it in there. I’ve noticed that Pumpkin Spice Lattes seem to be a big thing now. I’m not really in to lattes, and even the temptation of this flavour does nothing for me, but after searching pumpkin spice recipes on pinterest it seems that pumpkin spice latte is now a flavour on it’s own. I see pumpkin spice latte oatmeal porridge, pumpkin spice latte biscotti, and believe it or not pumpkin spice latte jello shots! Just because pumpkin spice is ‘in’ this time of year doesn’t mean it should be a flavour for anything that can be cooked, baked, or concocted. I see a recipe for Pumpkin Spice face scrub, wtf! πŸ˜€ I do enjoy fall and all that comes with it, but I’ll stick with the traditional pumpkin spice recipes like muffins, cake, loaf cake, cheesecake, pancakes, cinnamon buns, cookies, bars, bundt cake, ice cream, cupcakes, martinis, doughnuts, waffles, popcorn, soup, scones, truffles, tiramisu, caramels, and fudge! If you have any pumpkin spice recipes, I’d love to see them!

So, what’s all this talk about pumpkins, well, Raindale has created the ‘Bright October’ gacha set for the October round of The Avenue. There’s been some changes to The Avenue including a new site and a new format. Now, all releases in the event will be all new and exclusive by some of Second Life’s incredible creators. This gacha set includes 7 commons(no rares) and all are perfect for fall decorating inside and out. I’m showing them all here if you look closely. The broom, candles, various pumpkins, frames on the little shack, and the apple candles make up this set and it’s this kind of gacha set that I never mind getting extras, there’s always room for another pumpkin! The Avenue runs until October 20.

The adorable ‘Sanderson Shack’ from Bad Unicorn was in the October round of Deco[c]rate and it’s really something. The shape and the details make this a perfect little hideaway, kinda like the Love Shack!

The big spooky tree to the right and the ravens are all from the ‘Raven Collection’ from Jian. The set includes ravens that wander, circle above, perch, and also accompany you around while on your shoulder, or wherever you choose to put him! The set is available now at Salem which runs until October 31.

The ‘Chippendale’ and ‘Thonet’ chairs are from Nutmeg and part of Kate’s Vintage Chairs set.

The sculpture of the tree to the left of the door is from the ‘Forgotten Garden’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. I love his work!

The pathway I’m using is from the ‘Garden Path, rustic’ set from DJ/SF, which is a collaboration between the fine creators of Decor Junction and Shutter Field. The pack includes short and long pathways and also 2 types of curves and a set of steps.

The fence in the background is the ‘Aegeas Country Fence’ from Serenity Style, and the pack includes a length of fence plus a two piece gate and posts. You can create any size or shape of fence that you like with this!

The small patch of corn is an older release from The Little Branch.

The grasses I’ve used are the ‘Meadow Grass, dry and summer, rich’ from Raindale and the ‘Sword Grass, tall’ from Kidd Creation.

The trees are ‘Aspen’, ‘Linden’ and ‘Aspen underbrush’ all from Botanical.

Oh, one more thing, the little pile of firewood beside the shack is part of it, which you’ll need with winter on it’s way! πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Everything!

  1. What spices go with pumpkin, then, if it’s not too rude to ask?! Give me a good ole Chelsea Bun any time of the the day. My mum used to make those and you know how Italians guard their recipes with their lives… it took it years to get this particular recipe out of her – honestly, I’d have better luck with a gay marriage performed at the Vatican by the pope. Anyway, it turns out that I can’t repeat that particular recipe on pain of having my fingers chopped off with the best carving knife… so here’s one on the BBC cooking website –
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chelsea_buns_95015
    I’m with Starr on what’s lurking in the far recesses of the fridge, approach with washing up gloves on.

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    1. I made muffins last week and the recipe used had cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, I also added a few chocolate chips, nothing can ever be bad if it has chocolate chips in it. They turned out really nice and moist. That recipe looks so good, I’ll have to give it a try. I hope you didn’t sit your Mum down in a wooden chair, under a bare light bulb and threaten her with a beating with a rubber hose, like in the movies…..that wouldn’t be nice! You make me laugh, Moz! ❀

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  2. I used to make a lot of body products soaps, scrubs and you would not believe the requests for pumpkin this and that ~ I was laughing halfway through your ramble about finding stuff in the back of the fridge cuz that was me too ~ not big on a lot of pumpkin stuff, muffins yes cookies that is about it oooh am wrong I ONLY love Starbucks Pumpkin Latte it is yummy that is it…great post made me laugh

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    1. It’s funny how people want the products they use on their body to smell good to eat. I was grocery shopping today and saw a new pumpkin flavoured thing, Cheerios……there’s pumpkin flavoured Cheerios now! I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one with things in the back of the fridge that look like nothing ever seen before. Everyone should have at least one good laugh everyday! πŸ˜€

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