Welp, it’s that time of year…

The calendar turns to October and all of a sudden it’s all pumpkin everyyyything.

No matter how hard we try to fight it, we get one whiff of the season and immediately (and involuntarily) retreat back to our basic bitch ways. (I’m saying ‘we’ because I’m blog profiling you, and just assuming you do the same thing as me).

We order a PSL, light all of the fall scented candles, and start talking about cool breezes, sweaters, and boots, (For the record I just bought seven chunky cardigans. You know, to get me through southern California’s brutal seasons.)

If you haven’t come to accept yourself for being “basic” during this season, you’re just in denial. That’s okay, but the sooner you can make peace with it, the better. I am speaking from experience. It’s a little embarrassing but OH MY GOURD, I LOVE FALL. (And stupid puns.)

So when Danielle said

“We should do a pumpkin/fall post together for next week!” I didn’t even flinch.

“Hell yeah, let’s do it.”

(Probably a few years ago I would have played it cool, and cracked a joke about not liking the season for being so trendy). But since then, I’ve matured *debatable* and accepted that I love Fall, and I’ll do all the pumpkin things for 31 days straight. Don’t like it? I call bullshit.

Now, you might not know this about D, but she can bake! (I call her D because we are tight like that, but she actually hates that nickname. She hates being called Danni as well for the record, so you can only address her as Danielle). D makes thee best pumpkin bread, and pumpkin cookies. It really sealed the deal on our friendship for us two years ago.

I went over to her house (that’s her rad kitchen in all the pics) and she baked yummy fall goodness.

Can you guess what I did?

That’s correct, I made drinks. Shocker, I know. But you know what, when you have a talent, showcase that shit.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C pumpkin
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Bake at 375* for 10-15 min

Pumpkin Bread

  • 2 C pumpkin
  • 3 C sugar
  • 3 1/2 C flour
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Bake at 350* for 1 hour

*Can you see that cute pumpkin detail in the loaf? The pan is from William Sonoma if you want to take your baking to the next level, and impress all the Susie homemakers in your life.

After we carb loaded it was time to get our buzz on with these

Fall Mules

  • Ginger beer poured over ice
  • Double shot of vodka (or tequila, or whiskey… as you know, I’m not here to judge your alcohol preference)
  • Splash of apple cider
  • Garnish with thyme, apple slice, and a cinnamon stick

C H E E R S !

If Loving pumpkin and Fall everything is wrong, then we don’t want to be right!

D + V