Easy Fall Charcuterie Board

Make a beautiful fall charcuterie board in less than 15-minutes with this unique appetizer snack tray for Thanksgiving or game day entertaining. You’ll “wow” your friends and family with this super easy fall snack board! Whether you’re looking for Thanksgiving charcuterie board ideas, a fun way to display snacks or a last-minute party idea, we’ve […]

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Unpopular Opinion: I Actually Love The Dark, Cold Days Of Fall And Winter

I love the fall. I mean, I love it. What’s not to love about PSL season? The clothes are cuter, and the weather is perfection. I’ve never met a pumpkin I didn’t want to bring home to grace my front porch. Give me all the apple cider. I’ve got fall photos on the books. My family’s carefully coordinated warm-toned outfits have been hanging in my closet ready for weeks now. The candles in my house have names like “cozy fireside.” At the first hint of a chill in the air, I tossed out my summery lemon and fruit scented hand soap. I replaced them with scents like cranberry and apple and, for some reason, pound cake.

Fall is my jam.

If I’m being honest, I’m a huge fan of winter, too. We don’t get a lot of snow here in Nashville, but “a tender Tennessee is the only Christmas for me.” There’s no better feeling than when it’s so cold outside that walking through your very own front door feels like a warm hug. The day after Thanksgiving, I transition my apples and pumpkins into snowmen and reindeer in two seconds flat.

For lots of people, the dark, cold days of fall and winter are just the price we have to pay so we can enjoy all the comfy, familiar, beautiful parts.

Not for me.

I absolutely love the cold, dark days. Some people might call them dreary or depressing. I call them calming and comforting. I like to crack the windows and curl up under a comfy blanket. Add a little rain?

Perfection.

I think I grew to love all the different kinds of fall weather because I have so many positive associations with the season. Fall brings Halloween. My anniversary is in October. Growing up, November was the month of a million family birthdays (including mine!)—and therefore a million reasons to get together with my whole family! My first baby came along in November, too. Rain or shine, dreary and dark, or bright and warm, the fall was always going to be full of family and love and togetherness.

And then, of course, there’s Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite days of the year, second only to Christmas, the highlight of my winter.

Don’t get me wrong. I love a sunny day. Who isn’t a fan of sunshine?! But sunny days make me feel like I should be out making the most of it. I don’t want to curl up on my couch on a sunny day with hot tea and good book. Sunshine is for running errands, playing outside with my kids, opening the windows, and getting shit done.

I realize that my ability to take in stride these seasons with decreased sunshine, extra darkness and no warm days is not possible for everyone. For some people, this season can be really hard. Seasonal affective disorder is a very real type of depression. I am not at all suggesting that if the shorter days and lack of sunshine make it harder for you to function at your best that you can just look on the bright side with me. My list of reasons why I love this weather doesn’t negate your completely valid feelings that fall and winter are a tough time. If you are just trying to make it back through this season to the sunshine of spring, I see you.

But these dark, cold days make me feel like I can rest. They remind me to take a break from my constant need to be productive. With three kids, it’s easy to feel like I should spend every single minute of my life getting ahead of everything. There is always laundry. There are always dishes. If I look hard enough, I can always find something I need to do. My anxiety disorder sometimes tells me that if I rest, it will pile up, and I will never get it all done.

For some reason, when I wake up and see that sun is hiding behind a cloud, it makes me feel like I have permission to hide a little bit, too. It gives me permission to slow down.

If I’m ever going to let my kids take a mental health day, it’s going to be on one of these cool, dark mornings. Once in a while, my mom did the same for me, and I always loved it. There’s nothing better than waking up and hearing, “Go back to bed. You’re staying home today.”

Since I became a mom, my life feels like sensory overload. Someone is always touching me, making noise, or waving something brightly-colored in my face. Even my nose has to be on high alert, making sure nobody has any pressing needs. A bright, warm day just shines a bright light on all of that chaos.

A nice cool, dark day gives my anxious mind a chance to lay it all aside, and sometimes that’s exactly what I need.

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Fall Is Not All Pumpkin Spice And Sweaters

My son told me we need to get some pumpkins soon because it was already two days into fall and we hadn’t decorated yet. What he didn’t know is that I had just picked up a new bottle of vitamin D as my first autumnal decorative offering. It sits next to my coffee maker and anti-anxiety medication. So festive!

I asked him if we could at least go apple picking before we head to the pumpkin patch; it felt a little early to look for this year’s jack-o-lantern. Thankfully he seemed okay with that because the cooler air, shorter days, and flip of the calendar do not encourage me to run to Starbucks for my pumpkin spice or declare, “It’s fall, y’all!” Pumpkins, sweaters, and foliage do not trigger a sense of cozy calm as we begin to take on a form of hibernation and turn inward for winter. Nope, not me, no thank you.

Gourds and Halloween candy—dear God, let there be a Halloween—are not strong enough to keep me from slipping into seasonal depression. Call it the placebo effect or holistic care, but I’m going to need all of the vitamins, black coffee, and my best curmudgeonly snark to get me through this fall and winter.

I struggle every year with this particular change of season because it feels the most dramatic and is the shift that my body feels the most. My love of the bright blue fall skies highlighted by the changing New England leaves can’t eclipse my love of heat. The fall chilliness settles deeper into my body every year. I blame age and wear and tear on a body I push to its limits, but I think, for this year at least, we can collectively agree that the chilling effects of a pandemic that could have been under control months ago can take most of the credit.

I am panicked about the unknown bullshit that will come from cold and flu season layered with COVID-19; I am dreading winter and the holiday season.

I love thick fleece blankets, twinkle lights, and holiday movies, but my hesitation to get too excited about the holidays is because it places unnecessary expectation and anticipation of ideals that can’t be met. My love of anything is usually a slow burn without judgement of how excited others may get over the same event or product. I have no shame in my lackluster show-of-emotion game, but it can be exhausting to be told I “should” be happy during the most wonderful time of the year.

The only way I will call this year’s fall and winter seasons wonderful is if Trump is voted out of office and the nation doesn’t implode into a civil war.

On top of the days getting shorter, the world feels darker, too. I know there will still be sunshine and we can find light if we look hard enough, but I’m nervous about the state of humanity. Anti-maskers and conspiracy theorists highlight the selfishness and stupidity that sucks in fearmongers and the perpetuation of dangerous fake news. People’s inability to see truth, or at least question sources and understand basic science and logical thinking pains me.

Watching Trump supporters believe his lies while making excuses for the lies they tell themselves through their white, cisgender privilege is as maddening as watching a toddler try to buckle themselves into their own car seat. They cry and scream that they can do it. They kick and bite until you walk away. Then they exhaust themselves and demand your help but your time has been wasted and your patience and kindness have worn thin. These people are our neighbors, family members, and friends. These are the people who don’t think systemic racism exists. These are the people who will choose religion over queer rights. These are the people who believe reproductive rights should be determined by cisgender men who will never have to worry about the consequences of a pregnancy.

Sorry, Son, but no pumpkins yet because fall is a nosedive into an election season that is going to be ugly, and I need to hang onto summer a little longer. The thought of another four years of a man whose ego is increasing along with his fascist rhetoric immobilizes me. And it’s not like I can take comfort in my partner; I can’t see her thanks to unsafe travel conditions, because people still think this deadly virus no big deal. But I still need to be a comfort to my kids who believe they will have to wear masks forever and are on edge waiting for the next change to their school schedule. They have been so resilient and understanding, but they are exhausted too. They understand that normal will look different, but they want predictability and are tired of being told events are cancelled and spaces are closed because of COVID-19.

I try to draw strength and offer warmth from under clothes that add to my body dysphoria. The bulk of layers from pants and long sleeve shirts make me feel claustrophobic and unsafe. I feel even more trapped in a body that I struggle to find connection with. I don’t want to turn inward; I want to crawl out of my skin and hide under the blankets and not emerge until April, y’all.

And all of this starts with the changing of leaves and drop in temperatures. The season changes, and so does my mood, and no amount of fall décor or limited-edition pumpkin-flavored foods will make it better. Cultivating a sunnier disposition isn’t the answer either. I’m doing my best just to keep it together, and that best is often achieved via skepticism and low expectations.

Wrap yourself in your cardigans; I’ll be over here wrapped in new layers of anxiety and depression. But it’s fine. Nothing a little candy corn, cider, and staring off into space won’t (eventually) fix.

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20 Fall Dessert Recipes

Easy Fall Desserts to try this season. Enjoy these sweet recipes made with pumpkin spice, caramel, butterscotch, cinnamon and apples. Plan ahead for Halloween and Thanksgiving with these fun treats.  Favorite Fall Desserts You’ll Love! Who’s excited about fall desserts? With cooler weather and Thanksgiving coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to […]

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Apple Cider Fall Sangria

Autumn weather calls for this delicious Apple Cider Fall Sangria. A recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year that you are craving fall flavors. Easy Apple Cider Fall Sangria We’re finally getting some nice autumn weather, so I whipped up a new recipe for Apple Cider Fall Sangria. When you’re needing a new […]

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Amazon Just Casually Dropped Its Big Fall Sale, And Thousands Of Products Are Discounted

Surprise! Amazon’s Big Fall sale is here, and the online retailer is offering major deals on pretty much everything. While you might be waiting for Black Friday to get those discounted home goods, you may want to check out what Amazon has to offer first. From Keurig’s coffee/espresso machine, to BISSELL’s hard floor mop clear and vacuum cleaner, to a variety of kids’ toys, Amazon hasn’t come to play with their Big Fall Sale. Chances are, you’ll at least get some smart holiday shopping done this week.

While literally *thousands* of products are on sale, these are some of our favorite deals.

Amazon Big Fall Sale home products

Lasko Ceramic Portable Space Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

Winter is coming. So before it actually *gets* cold, we need to prep ahead of time and make sure we’re going to stay warm. Even if you have central heat, you never know when things break down and you need that space heater in a pinch. Or, if you want to save a little bit and focus heating up one or two rooms versus the whole house, space heaters are financially-savvy. Lasko is a trusted brand, and this one in particular is great for the office or bedroom — you can safely leave it on a desk or on the floor. It comes with three quiet settings (fan only, low, and high heat). This will warm up about 300 square feet.

$34.25 AT AMAZON

You save 18%

Beautyrest Foot Pocket Soft Microlight Plush Electric Blanket

It’s an electric blanket with a FOOT POCKET. Hello, genius! For us humans whose feet get cold easily, this is a game-changer. This blanket is extra long (62” by 52”), so drape it over yourself and your kids/partner on the couch, when you’re hanging out in bed, etc. Especially on days your back aches or your cramps are a motherfucker, you will be extra thankful for this blanket.

$30.6 AT AMAZON

You save 41%

BISSELL 20391 Hard Floor Mop Cleaner

Raise your hand if you can just never get that floor clean, no matter how long you spend on it, no matter how much you scream at the kids and dogs to not ruin it, and no matter how many expensive cleaning sprays you buy. It’s allllll about the mop. Which is why investing in a Bissell is a blessing that will pay off and save your sanity. This pro-level, powered mop safely cleans hard surfaces (including hardwood) and it includes soft touch pads for gentle cleaning as well as scrubby pads for tough, sticky messes. (BISSELL supports the BISSELL Pet Foundation and a portion of every purchase goes towards saving homeless pets.)

$99.99 AT AMAZON

You save 17%

Rivet Sheena Glam Tufted Velvet Shell Chair

I’m going to go ahead and call this the “mermaid chair” and while it’s certainly a statement-making chair, it’s functional, comfortable, and comes in three colors (the teal-colored one is the one on sale, though). Anyone who sees this chair will think you got it from West Elm (it’s Amazon Brand, surprise!).

$150.28 AT AMAZON

You save 15%

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Lightweight Upright Vacuum Cleaner

If you have pets, then you know it’s near impossible to have a clear house. As soon as you vacuum the floor, it’s immediately covered in dog/cat hair five seconds later. I don’t know why, I don’t make the rules. The animal-loving brand BISSELL (a portion of all purchases goes towards saving homeless pets) created an ultra powerful vacuum that’s specifically designed to pick up hair and uses its Smart Seal Allergen System with optional Febreeze filter traps that eliminate allergens and odors while vacuuming. With tools like LED Crevice Tool, Pet Turbo Eraser Tool and 2-in-1 Pet Dusting Brush, this vacuum is the only match against your furry and destructive cuties.

$169.99 AT AMAZON

You save 26%

HP Neverstop Laser Printer 1001nw, Wireless Laser with Cartridge-Free Monochrome-Toner-Tank

Since many of us are WFH, we now *need* a good printer. Which is weirdly hard to come by, considering people have created self-driving cars (but for some reason I can’t find a printer that won’t stop jamming? Elon Musk, you should consider going in the printer industry, just sayin’). Anyway, this HP printer is the only printer I’ve ever used that has actually…worked? Well? It’s fast AF as a laser printer, is cost-effective (less than 1 cent per page), is wireless, so you can print something from the other room, and is Alexa-compatible. It’s truly the best you can do in the printer department. Until Tesla comes along with one, that is.

$249.89 AT AMAZON

You save 11%

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Apple Pumpkin

Get festive up in here with this Apple Pumpkin Yankee candle on sale! As an unapologetic Yankee candle fan, I can attest how strong this candle is (you only need to light one for your entire home to smell like a pumpkin patch). This large jar will last you, but I usually buy a few to last me all season long.

$20.99 AT AMAZON

You save 25%

AmazonBasics Acrylic 8-Compartment Durable Makeup Jewelry Accessories Storage Organizer Tray

I may not be wearing much makeup anymore, but I still go all out with my skincare routine. This clear makeup organizer makes it actually easy to organize your products (versus opaque, which actually hides your stuff), and although its acrylic, the high-quality material appears as though it’s glass. You can also store other goods, like jewelry, hair accessories, cufflinks, etc. It comes with 8 individual compartments.

$13.55 AT AMAZON

You save 31%

Preference 2-Ply Embossed Toilet Paper

As Scary Mommy’s shopping editor, I never thought I’d be writing about toilet paper, but it’s 2020 and here we are. If you have TP PTSD from earlier this year when it became near impossible to find a single roll, use this sale as an opportunity to stock up (responsibly, obvs, no need to go crazy).

$49.28 AT AMAZON

You save 51%

Amazon Big Fall Sale kitchen deals

NutriBullet ZNBF30400Z Blender

Finally caved and decided to buy a NutriBullet? Get it on sale now and save $20. This 1200W blender can handle pretty much anything — smoothies, hot ingredients for soup, DIY dressings, you name it. There’s a reason why people love NutriBullets so much. With a 64oz blender, it can hold a ton of liquid, so no worries about your cup overfloweth. Best of all? It’s dishwasher-safe, so when you’re done, you can just toss it in the dishwasher. Yisssss.

$79.92 AT AMAZON

You save 20%

Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker

PSA: You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to score a good deal on a new coffee maker. This Keurig makes regular coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos, so no need to have a coffee maker and a separate espresso machine (which probably calls for its own ~special~ coffee). With a large water reservoir, you can brew 6 cups before you have to refill, it’s created with smart technology which basically means you get your coffee brewed without waiting forever. With over 8,500 reviews and 4.7 out of 5 stars, it’s safe to say this multipurpose coffee maker is a hit.

$169.13 AT AMAZON

You save 15%

Dash Deluxe Electric Air Fryer plus Oven Cooker with Temperature Control

I’ve sung my praises about the Dash air fryer before. It’s easy to use, it’s personally helped me eat healthier even with my French fry and hot wings addition, and it’s super cute (I have the aqua-colored one). If you’ve never tried an air fryer before, Dash’s is truly one of the best in the market, and it just so happens to be on sale now.

$79.99 AT AMAZON

You save 20%

T-fal Professional Nonstick Cookware Dishwasher Safe Pots and Pans Set

If it’s time to replace your cookware, T-fal is a quality brand you can rely on to last you a long time *and* make delicious food. The set includes:  8 inches fry pan, 10.25 inches fry pan, 1 Egg Wonder fry pan, 1 quart; saucepan with lid, 3 quart; saucepan with lid, 5 quart; stockpot, stainless steel steamer insert, and 2 nylon tools. Everything is durable and non-stick, so no burnt scrambled eggs.

$111.23 AT AMAZON

You save 35%

Amazon Big Fall Sale toy deals

Toyk Aqua Magic Mat

Need a way to keep the littles occupied while you work or are trying to get shit done around the house? This large doodle board is a drawing mat your kids can draw on, keeping them entertained for hours. This comes with: the doodle mat, 6 pens, a drawing mold and 8 drawing templates, 4 drawing booklets and a jigsaw.

$21.97 AT AMAZON

You save 33%

Monobeach Princess Tent Girls Large Playhouse Kids Castle Play Tent with Star Lights

A princess tent like this is every little kid’s dream (it was mine, at least — but I had to DIY it because Amazon sales didn’t exist back then!!!). This tent (aka, castle/fort) is big enough for three kids, and perfect for indoors *and* outdoors.

$33.91 AT AMAZON

You save 15%

Pusheen Pusheenosaurus Plush Stuffed Animal Dinosaur Cat

Pusheen lovers will love this Dino-Pusheen plush toy (13”). And I’m saying, this may or may not be for your kid (I’m definitely buying one, because it sparks joy for me and Pushing 4 lyfe)

$13.10 AT AMAZON

You save 50%

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Pumpkin Dump Cake with Chocolate

Easy pumpkin dump cake recipe topped with chocolate chips and drizzled with caramel. A great alternative to pumpkin pie, similar to a crispy cobbler! Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake with Chocolate Topping Fall is definitely the season for pumpkin desserts. I am not a pumpkin dessert fan unless it contains chocolate. But this easy pumpkin dump […]

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Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar

Enjoy this easy M&M Cookies in a Jar recipe! It’s a delicious homemade gift for family, teachers or friends for Halloween. Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar Cookies in a jar are great homemade gifts for teachers and friends! We made these tasty Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar craft many years ago at one […]

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30 Pumpkin Spice Products Because The Craze Doesn’t Stop At Coffee

Calendars will have you believe fall officially begins on Monday, September 23 — but we know better. Fall actually starts the second you get your first whiff of pumpkin spice, and this year the craze has expanded well beyond coffee orders and slices of pie. From bangles to candles, snacks, sneakers, and even essential oils, pumpkin spice everything season is upon us so if you’re a fan of the cult-favorite autumnal flavor, we’ve rounded up some of this year’s most coveted pumpkin spice products. Note: These products are anything but basic.

McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Let’s start with the basics — and no, we’re not referring to Starbucks (yet). McCormick’s Pumpkin Pie Spice will bring any fall delicacy to PSL perfection. Sprinkle into coffee, cookie batter, or a bowl of oatmeal for a hint of autumn in every bite.

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Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Better Half

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While we’re on the subject of DIY PSL, add Califia Farms’ Pumpkin Spice Better Half to your refrigerator shelves ASAP. The dairy-free Half & Half alternative is made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, so it’s essentially grandma’s pumpkin pie in a carton. Go ahead, add a splash to your favorite morning brew — you know for a fact it’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients, plus one serving of two tablespoons is only 15 calories (aka way less that the extra large number you’d order at any drive through). 

Alex And Ani Pumpkin Spice Bangle

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Face it, Mom: You’re a basic b*tch who flaunts her Starbucks PSL like it’s Prada come September 1st. Own it. Since you already wear your heart on your sleeve, why not sport your favorite sip on your wrist with this Alex and Ani Pumpkin Spice Bangle? 

KIND Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bars

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Slip this seasonal bar from KIND into your kid’s lunch box for an afternoon snack. These Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bars are limited-edition, so stock up while you can. It’s a good-for-you, but even better for your tastebuds treat that’s made with a combination of nuts, sprinkled with seasonings that warm your body like a flannel, and has only 5 grams of sugar to its name. 

Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin Candle

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It really doesn’t matter what season it is; just the smell of pumpkin spice can give you all those warm and fuzzy fall feels. Treat yourself to a large PSL candle from Yankee Candle; that way when Starbucks pours its final drip of its signature pumpkin sip of 2019, you can still breathe in that same, sweet aroma.

J.Crew Pumpkin Spice Latte Trouser Socks

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No matter how old you get, or what stage of life you’re in, you’ll likely always have a soft spot for a pair of graphic socks. Unfortunately, this pair from J.Crew inspired by your favorite coffee house order won’t make your feet smell as sweet as pumpkin, but you should still add them to your drawer stat. You don’t want  to miss this seasonal trend.  

Dash Pumpkin-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker

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Sure, green juice is cool, but have you ever taken a bite of a warm, flaky waffle shaped like autumn’s mascot, the great orange pumpkin? Dash’s pumpkin-shaped mini waffle maker is giving your well-balanced breakfast a seasonally-inspired makeover. But don’t just eat waffles shaped like pumpkins; add a little pumpkin spice to your batter so that they taste the part, too.  

Dunkin’ Pumpkin Lip Balm

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You’ll never regret eating a Dunkin’ pumpkin donut or muffin for breakfast, but you’ll always kick yourself in the ass for licking the last bit of its flavor from your lips. Treating yourself to a Dunkin lip balm set that features cinnamon bun swirl and, more importantly, pumpkin flavors to hydrate your otherwise pumpkin-less pout can make up for that. 

Saucony Pumpkin Spice Freedom ISO 2 Sneakers

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Searching for a brand new pair of kicks to *spice*  up your wardrobe? Saucony’s pair of Pumpkin Spice sneakers should do the trick. The new addition to their collection was indeed inspired by the fall staple, as if you couldn’t tell by the burnt orange toebox that fades into a milky white back. It’s a treat for your feet, so indulge. 

Eternal Essence Pumpkin Patch Essential Oil

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Chamomile calms your nerves, lavender brightens your spirits, and Eternal Essence’s Pumpkin Patch essential oil will put you in an autumnal state of mind. 

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Blend In Pumpkin Spice

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Need a way to sneak some more greens into your child’s menu? Amazing Grass has the solution. Made with a proprietary blend of “organic, non-GMO wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, chlorella and broccoli,” add a scoop of this pumpkin spice flavored powder to smoothies, chia seed pudding, and even your favorite baked goods for a micronutrient boost. 

LeChat Nails Pumpkin Spice Nail Lacquer

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LeChat Nails’ fall 2019 collection is themed around your favorite coffee scents so, naturally, pumpkin spice is on the menu. The Perfect Match MOOD Café collection’s PSL-inspired polish is an orange shade that transitions to a faint caramel hue once applied, but not only does the color mirror what’s in your cup, it gives off the same aroma as your fall staple brew, too. 

Perfect Bar Pumpkin Pie

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Some mom’s just aren’t naturally born bakers, and that’s perfectly fine. Rather than attempting to bake a pumpkin pie from scratch, save yourself the frustration and mess and grab a Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bar. This limited-time recipe combines organic dried pumpkin, freshly ground peanut butter, honey, seasonal spices, and a whopping 20+ superfoods to create a better-for-you slice, without sacrificing any of the seasonal flavors you’re obsessed with. 

Nature’s Bakery Pumpkin Spice Fig Bars

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Fig bars are a classic lunchbox component, and now your child can enjoy the cookie pumpkin-spice style. Nature’s Bakery’s soft baked bar is made with real pumpkin puree so that each bite tastes as authentic as possible. Pro tip: Warm it up in the microwave for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or  dessert after the kids go to sleep. It’s a seasonal indulgence you don’t want to miss. 

Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine

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Sip a traditional PSL in the morning, and cap off your night with a tall glass of Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine once the little ones go to sleep. The taste is similar to a traditional Chardonnay, is semi-sweet, boast some seriously decadent buttery undertones, and is derived from the same pumpkins you’d buy to make a pie from scratch. Pumpkin wine. We’ll cheers to that. 

Harney & Sons Pumpkin Spice Tea

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Not a fan of coffee? Tea drinkers can sip on pumpkin spice, too! Harney & Son’s herbal harvest blend steeps red in your cup and is naturally caffeine-free, so you can put your feet up and enjoy a mug full before bed.

Simple Mills Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix

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You don’t have to whip up a pie to enjoy the decadence of baked pumpkin perfection, Mom; muffins will more than suffice. What’s more, this pumpkin spice muffin mix from Simple Mills is made with almond flour, so even your gluten-free loved ones can indulge. 

DavidsTea Pumpkin Pie Matcha

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Love pumpkin spice so matcha? DavidsTea’s bringing back it’s signature Pumpkin Pie green tea flavor for a different kind of sweet blend to get you all geared up for sweater weather. The brew is a blend of matcha powder, cane sugar, and natural pumpkin spice flavoring, and if that doesn’t sound amazing on its own, you can even sip it as a tea latte for a creative twist on the original. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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Nothing says fall like a green and while Starbucks cup emitting that sweet, autumnal aroma of its signature PSL. Nothing. After all, the coffeehouse franchise did kickstart the PSL craze, and this year they’re also rolling out a brand new beverage you can sip on throughout the season: The Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew. It’s a vanilla drink topped with pumpkin cream foam (made with real pumpkin), and a dash of pumpkin spice. It sounds heavenly because it is heavenly. 

Waxing Kara Harvest Pumpkin Body Butter

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Do you love pumpkin spice so much that you could drown yourself in the delectable autumn smell? Well, now you can. Waxing Kara’s Harven Pumpkin Body Butter is as luxurious as it sounds: made with a blend of plant oils, nourishing cocoa butter, and hydrating Eastern Shore Honey, this indulgent body cream has also been fragranced with cinnamon, pumpkin, and other warming spices to mimic your coffee order.

Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake

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Even if you’re dairy-free or strictly plant-based, there’s a slice of pumpkin spice for you. Just in time for fall 2019, Daiya re-launched its pumpkin spice cheezecake; a rich, creamy pumpkin dessert free of any animal products and loaded with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. 

Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt

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Pumpkin spice isn’t just nice in coffee and desserts, you know. Start your day off right with a serving of Noosa’s pumpkin yogurt. You can top your bowl with sliced pecans or almonds, granola, or scoop a dollop into your morning smoothie. But don’t be greedy, Mom; share the pumpkin with your little pumpkin, too. 

YENSA Pumpkin Turmeric 2-In-1 Radiance Polish Mask

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Prep your complexion with YENSA’s pumpkin mask for a polished look sans makeup. The mask is infused with eight superfood ingredients like turmeric, honey, and papaya to restore your skin’s hydration, boost collagen production, and leave your skin feeling baby-soft. Trust us, this product might sound like a seasonal treat, but you’ll be trying to make it last year-round.

Sugar Plum Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Bar

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If there’s anything we love more than pumpkin spice in the fall, it’s chocolate year-round. Sugar Plum’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Bar is a seasonal confection comprised of rich, white chocolate, coffee flavoring, pumpkin flavoring, and a dash of pumpkin spice, naturally. Don’t let this bar get mixed up with your child’s trick-or-treating stash, Mom. We guarantee they won’t give it back.

RXBAR Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter 

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Apples and peanut butter might be a classic lunchbox staple, but you can definitely spice it up a notch. This season, switch things up with these pumpkin spice peanut butter packets from RXBAR. Your child will thank you, and with a box of 10, there’s definitely enough for you to sneak a taste, too. 

Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Pumpkin Cinnamon Granola

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Pumpkin spice products are typically processed and packed with sugar, but Purely Elizabeth’s pumpkin cinnamon granola is is a seasonal breakfast treat you can feel good about eating and sharing with the kids. Made with quinoa, millet, chia, pumpkin seeds, and chewy fig, and sweetened with coconut sugar, each bite delivers the perfect balance of salty and sweet guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. 

La Colombe Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte

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Mamas, rejoice, because on the off days when you’re so short on time that you can’t even justify the drive-thru, you don’t have to go without your precious pumpkin spice latte. La Colombe has perfected coffee-in-a-can, and this seasonal draft latte to-go will definitely satisfy your craving.

Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Coffee

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If you can’t get enough of Dunkin’s pumpkin spice coffee, here’s a way you can run on their seasonal brew all autumn long. DIYing your own Dunkin’ sip might not be as exciting ordering it from the counter, but on the days when you just don’t feel like stopping the car ride home from early drop offs, having this little pumpkin pick-me-up in your cupboard will be a real treat.

Van Leeuwen Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

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As far as we’re concerned, there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin spice. So when you slice into that fresh-out-of-the-oven pie, top it off with a scoop of Van Leeuwen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream. It’s an artisanal ice cream brand best known for its made-from-scratch, and vegan ice creams, and this seasonal flavor is promised to be the ultimate concoction of  pumpkin spice cheesecake base and chunks of honey graham cracker crust crumbled throughout. We dare your mouth not  to water.

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Butterscotch Caramel Coffee

This simple Butterscotch Caramel Coffee Recipe makes the perfect drink for cold nights! Get the free printable recipe card for a party coffee bar. Butterscotch Caramel Coffee Recipe I’m a coffee lover! When we had a blast of cold weather here in Dallas, it got me craving a warm drink, so I came up with […]

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