I wanted to leave you this weekend with a lovely picture I found via Instagram from HGTV. These gorgeous blue pumpkins would be perfect for my family room and are in these beautiful shades creating an ombre look. I think I am loving the non-orange trend I have been seeing this year! Happy weekend everyone and see you back here Monday.To follow me on Instagram search: @ablissfulnest
It’s that time of year again where the air turns brisk and apples are in season. Juicy fresh picked apples are hard to beat and nothing says autumn like a basket full of these bright red beauties. Serve your apples in style this season with these delicious Waldorf Salad Apple Bowls.
I love this time of year and the charming traditions like apple picking, hay rides and harvest celebrations. If you are lucky enough to live close to an apple orchard plan an “Apple Picking Party” and then enjoy the fruits of your labor with these tasty Waldorf Salad Apple Bowls.
3. Next, scoop out the inside of the apple with an ice cream scoop or spoon. Remove the core and save the flesh for the recipe. Rub a little bit of lemon juice inside to keep it from turning brown. Set aside and prepare the recipe (below).
Waldorf Salad Recipe
2 cups chopped apples
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
1/4 cup Craisins
1/4 cup seedless green or purple grapes, halved
1/3 cup Cool-whip
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1. In a medium bowl toss apples with lemon juice. Add celery, nuts, Craisins, and grapes
2. Fold mayonnaise into the Cool-whip. Pour mixture into bowl with fruit and gently mix. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
3. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Makes 4-6 side dish servings.
As soon as Labor day hits I get into the Fall mood. I love fall almost as much as I love Spring. Fall decorating is so refreshing after a summer filled of beach days, swimming and flip flops. This year I will have a fireplace mantel to jazz up and it got me thinking about filling them will some graphic fall prints. I think I will be doing a cluster of frames and putting some fall colored patterned paper in them and then layering this art print I created.
So I want you to have fun to getting ready for the impending season! You can go download your print from our scribed account by clicking the picture. Happy decorating my friends!
Printable Fall Art Print – By A Blissful Nest
Earlier in the week (as I was perusing my favorite blogs} I saw Lisa of With Style And Grace post about a pumpkin granola. Okay honestly I am terrible about making recipes I find online. I love them but for some reason they seem too complicated for me so I put them away for another day only to never make it. =( BUT Lisa’s recipe seemed too easy to be true. I was so excited to find something my 3 year old could put together with me. So I dropped Lauren off at preschool and headed over to Whole Foods, got my ingredients and was ready to go for when I picked her up so we could do it together. Okay people if you want your house to smell amazing- this one is for you. I ended up making 2 batches!! It is now stored in my kitchen in one of my favorite jars and of course I had to make a coordinating tag.
AND while I was at it (because I made so much!), I made tags to tie on cello bags that I have filled with this yummy mixture for Lauren’s teachers.
All you will need is some heavy white paper, ribbons (I mixed in some twine too) and some cello bags.
Have fun passing them out to your friends/family/neighbors/kids teaches and welcome them all to Fall!