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Pumped for Pumpkin

I don’t allow myself to get excited for any holiday until a week (maybe two) prior. It’s the nature of my job — planning content for the winter while suffering through July’s sweltering heat makes me grinchy. I’d rather stab Santa than read one more article about how to have a holly, jolly holiday.

But this year, something changed. I’m genuinely excited for the coming weeks, and it all begins with what used to be my least-favorite celebration: Thanksgiving. Try one of these Turkey Day recipes — some I’ve tested, others I’ve tasted. Enjoy!

  1. Pumpkin Whoopie Pie by Dreamy Desserts
  2. Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Streusel Topping by Smells Like Home
  3. Thankful Rolls by The Girl Who Ate Everything
  4. Turkey Cupcakes by Spoonful
  5. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread by Fever Avenue
  6. Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate by Closet Cooking
  7. TV Dinner Cupcakes by Black & Eiffel
  8. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread by Sunday Baker

Clearly, I have a sweet tooth. It’s only a problem if you make it one.

WO: Weekly Obsessions

Presenting this week’s obsessions that really don’t require any introduction:

  1. Coach K’s historic win: After leading the Duke Men’s basketball team to victory last night, Coach K’s comments about his 903rd win were simple and pure. He’s a true example of collegiate and athletic greatness.
  2. Patterned tights: Perfect for keeping my leggies warm (and stylish, natch), tights are the best way to add interest to a plain tunic or dress. And, No-Shave November thanks you, too 🙂
  3. Pumpkin everything: From lattes to cakes and bread to brews, I can’t get enough pumpkin in my life right meow. Anything that tastes like a season has me sold.
  4. Kittens Inspired by Kittens. This YouTube gem has been a fave of mine for a long time, but it’s exactly what I need to lift my spirits after a long day.

Till next time, friends …

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