Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I want to share with y’all a fall-favorite at our house; Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! These are so yummy and cake-like. A perfect snack {or breakfast…shhh, don’t tell anyone!}.

Pumpkin Cookies

I am sharing the recipe over at Domestically Speaking….you have to go check it out!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ll have to leave a comment and tell me if you tried them!

Even though it doesn’t feel like it much in the South, it officially turned Autumn last week- and I couldn’t be happier! I am all about pumpkins, spice and everything fall-like! Here are some other & spice recipes we love….

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon IcingSpiced Banana MuffinsPumpkin Spice MuffinsWhat’s your favorite pumpkin recipe?

Hannah Diane
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Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Icing

Happy Hump Day, everyone! Who is ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? I know I am excited! Today I am sharing this amazing Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Icing over at Domestically Speaking. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving! You should head over there and get the recipe….

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Icing

What are you making for Thanksgiving? I’m making dessert, Sweet Potato Casserole in the crock pot, and lots of rolls!

Hannah Diane
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Happy November 3’rd! Who else had a good weekend? I had a really busy, but good Friday, and a rather chilled out Saturday. Today I want to share with you a recipe I made up last week and is now Luke’s favorite. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are fluffy and sweet. So yummy, and perfect for fall!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 can pumpkin
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
12 drops of Young Living Thieves Vitality oil
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Beat first 4 ingredients, then blend in the remaining ingredients. Fill 3/4 of the way full, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes.

See? Super easy and the whole family will love them! Also using the Thieves Vitality oil will help support your immune system this winter! Perfect!

Hannah Diane
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DIY Mini Fall Bunting

Y’all, we’re half-way through our week! Tonight is my brother’s and brother-in-law’s first basketball game- Luke and I are excited. This is the first year his brother is on the varsity team, so it’s going to be fun! We spent so much time at basketball games while we were courting….now we’re married. So crazy!

Today I want to show you how I made this super quick, super easy Mini Fall Bunting. It took me all of 30 minutes and I love how it looks! I really think it pulls the whole Fall Vignette together. What do you think?

Mini Fall Bunting

I decided to do a “mini bunting” because the dresser is so small. I didn’t want to make the dresser look too heavy, or distract from the decor on top. I really think it complements it well.

Mini Fall Bunting

All you will need is:
*1/2 page (or scraps) of patterned scrapbook paper
*1/2 page (or scraps) of a plain colored paper
*Tape or glue
Trace out your pattern on both papers. You can do any design or any size. This is what mine looked like….


Cut out each piece. As you can tell, I drew the flags to be longer than I actually wanted- to have a flap to tape or glue down. Once I cut them out, I measured how long I wanted my twine to be and cut that to size. I then hung my twine up, folded the tops of the flags over and taped it on the back to hold them down. Voila! That’s it!

Isn’t that easy? And you can use any design of scrapbook paper to alter the look for your style. Super cheap, easy and cute!

DIY Fall Bunting

Hannah Diane

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Fall Around the Homestead

This past weekend was lots of fun! The Fall conference went well, and we made lots of progress on our HVAC. I say “we”…Luke and one of his co-workers. I made them lunch…and helped Luke pull some wire when Mason left. That was the extent of my helping. While Luke was out working, I was able to tromp around the Homestead and take some pictures of this Autumn loveliness. If you follow me on Instagram– you’ll have seen some of my latest Autumn adventures. Moving on…I want to share with you 18 of my favorite things about Fall! And some of the pictures from my little hike.

18 Reasons I love Fall

Warm days, cool evenings
Crisp air
Falling leaves




Reading outside


Country road drives
Horseback riding


Colors of nature


Leather jackets
Drinking coffee on cool mornings



Why do you love Fall? What’s your favorite part of this time of the year?

Hannah Diane