Punkin’ Pickin’ at Shilling Hill

September 29, 2014 § 1 Comment

Got a few snapshots of the yearly pumpkin picking at Shilling Hill this year. It was a perfect day to pick, not too hot not too chilly. The pumpkins were REALLY big and heavy this year! This day always gets me into the fall mood…




Trilby Jane looking off into the distance. She is so big!



Romeo giving me the “Smouldering Model” look.



Pumpkin-chu, Romeo chooses you.



That was pretty much our weekend summed up in cool photos. More fall stuff tomorrow.












Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup

September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

I know you all love pumpkin spice lattes. I know you also probably love anything with the words “pumpkin spice” in them, and if you are a white girl you love all of the above, you have your yoga pants on, and you’re online shopping at target for this season’s Ugg Boots. I get it. Do yo thing , girl. But who likes to pay almost four dollars for a latte every day? Not me. I can’t afford my new Uggs on that coffee budget.DSC_0127

The first thing I suggest you do is get an espresso maker (preferably one with a milk frother). I have a really cool big brother who got this for me as a birthday present. If you don’t have a really cool big brother that looks like you but is taller and has less hair, I suggest you get a similar espresso machine at target here.


Get some espresso beans or some really strong Starbucks dark roast beans. That works, too. Now follow my recipe card below and get a cool glass bottle to put your pumpkin spice magic in. You don’t have to put it in a latte, either. You can use it for syrup for pancakes or waffles, use it as topping on ice cream, whatever your pumpkin-shaped heart desires.


Make sure to let your dog know that you aren’t making any sort of food he can eat. Otherwise he’ll get the wrong impression by you stepping in the general direction of food when you’re trying to take cool artsy pictures of your process….and you’ll get a few photos like this one:


Here’s the recipe card:



Until next time,