Southern Fall Ideas!

Submitted by Christi

I love the way fall looks and the way it smells. Here are some ideas for adding a touch of fall to your home and to your tummy!

Idea #1

Cut the stem end off of a pumpkin, hollow it out and pop in a pot of mums or other flowers. Add a few berry vines or a little garland.

Easy and pretty!

Easy and pretty!

Idea #2

Cut the stem end off of a smaller pumpkin and place a good size candle inside. Tuck in some artificial autumn leaves and twigs.


Small and sweet.

Idea #3

Decorate with apples. Fill a bowl or basket with some apples, or if you have a pretty apothecary jar or hurricane, fill them with apples. Carve a tea light shaped whole in some candles. Insert the tea lights and enjoy.

Nice autumn light

Nice autumn light

Idea #4

Light some scented candles. Apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, spice are all great choices to add a nice touch.



Now for something to let your tummy know it is fall!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Pumpkin Crisp
Can’t wait to dig in!

1 package yellow cake mix
1 can (16oz)  solid pack pack pumpkin
1 can (12oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup melted butter
whipped topping

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease bottom of 9×13 pan.
  • Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in large bowl.
  • Pour into pan.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture.
  • Top with pecans.
  • Drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool completely.
  • Serve with whipped topping.

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    16 Responses to “Southern Fall Ideas!”

    1. Eileen Says:

      This sounds delicious! I think I’ll try it this weekend and if I get good results/reactions I’ll do it for Thanksgiving dessert!
      Thank you!
      All the best,

    2. Angela @ Hello Dahrlin' Says:

      Awesome! I love fall too and these are very cute decorating ideas!

    3. SnoWhite Says:

      A dump-cake recipe for pumpkin… delicious! thanks.

    4. darnold23 Says:

      Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday. I would love to see your favorite slow cooker recipes posted there. Thanks. I’m still working on the Arkansas Bloggers group. I just need some time! Debbie

    5. barbara jean Says:

      Love the pumpkin with the candle in it.
      Thanks for sharing your ideas.

      barbara jean

    6. Sarah @ Hyacinth Says:

      I like all these ideas! I can’t wait to do some of these. I think I’ll go get some more of the white pumpkins and add some of these ideas to my fall décor. Thanks for sharing. Hope you get a chance to visit the QCI to see some beautiful faience and flowers. Sorry the background of the post is so dark. I hope that can be altered. ~ Sarah

    7. Gourmet Candles Says:

      Yes I just love this time of year. It’s getting a bit nippy out and the wind is picking up so here is fall. I enjoy burning my fall scented candles as well such as pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice, harvest time, cinnamon raisin bun, fresh apple and oh yes hot apple pie. They sure give me a refreshing pick up this time of year.

    8. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove Says:

      Some nice ideas!

    9. Poppedijne Says:

      You have some fine autumn ideas. The pumpkin as a vase is a very good idea. You could also serve soup in them.
      And of course we like the smell of apples and cinnamon in the autumn. For me it is the smell of autumn , together with the sweet smell of fallen leaves.

    10. Lisa Says:

      This sounds fabulous! I’m out and about gathering new recipes for the holidays. This looks like a winner.:)

    11. Joyce Says:

      great ideas! thanks

    12. angi Says:

      I saw mums like this at walmart and thanks so much for the pumpkin crisp recipe it is going on menu for october

    13. [email protected] Says:

      Loved all the fall accent ideas and the pumpkin crisp sounds wonderful. Happy TMTT.

    14. Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman Says:

      I love this cake, I made it for the first time earlier this year–so simple and delicious–love the decorating ideas, too!

    15. Carrie Says:

      Wonderful ideas for fall decor…I’m going to go take out my fall things from their storage boxes!

    16. Jes Says:

      Ewww…that sounds good…and I love the crafty ideas! Perfect for the holidays!


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