Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Frugal Fall Decorations and a Snack

Hello! Thank you for your comments on my new reading corner! Today, it is only getting up to 80F, which definitely counts as fall weather in Texas. ;0)

I will be putting out my fall decorations slowly this month, but I did find these place mats at the Dollar Tree. I couldn't have made them that cheaply!

We used them for our Labor Day dinner and they washed and ironed up great afterwards.

They also had these Maple Pecan Roll candles that smell as wonderful as they sound.

Speaking of wonderful, I made Sandra's Applesauce Puffs this past Monday. I used my mini muffin pan and got 24 puffs that were perfect for a first day of school snack. Thank you for the recipe, Sandra!

Let me know if you try them!

ETA: I just found out about The Inspired Room Fall Nesting Week. Please visit there for more fall tours!


Michelle said...

Your table looks very pretty, Kelli! The applesauce puffs look rather delicious :) Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

80 degrees - that would be a summer heat wave in Ireland! Off to check out the recipe.

louise said...

Wow I wish we had that sort of heat here in England and it's meant to be summer.
The applesauce puffs look Yummy, I think that will be one for my recipe file.
Louise x

Jen said...

They look awesome I should really try them. Your table setting looks great as always.

Mrs. H. said...

Those look so good! :-)

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

Beautiful, Kel! You're such an inspiration with decor. Those applesauce puffs look incredible! Grace is doing homeschool preschool with me starting next week and our first thematic unit is apples. I think we'll add these in as a cooking segment. :o) Yum!

Tracy said...

Those Dollar Tree placemats are beautiful! Ughhh... we're still in the high 90's here!

Christy Lee said...

Kelli, those Maple Pecan Roll candles from the dollar store are the same candles we are using for our centerpieces at the wedding...gotta love the dollar store!!!

dot said...

The puffs look yummy!

Laurie said...

I wish it was 80 degrees here ~ its supposed to be 91 today!
Your table looks very pretty, I love that tablecloth!
I always find it hard to incorporate Autumn colors in my mostly pink home! I'm thinking of just adding touches of brown here and there.
Those applesauce puffs look so good!!

Trixi said...

The placemats look great and so do those applesauce puffs. Yummy!

LadySnow said...

I love it! Autumn is my favorite time of year. So, decorating for fall is a lot of fun for me. :D

Christina said...

80 degrees sounds wonderful - our high today will be 92! I cannot wait till fall. Thanks for the recipe too, they look yummy!:o)

Sandra said...

The table looks wonderful as always Kelli :)

Aren't those puffs so good, my kids love them :) Glad you tried them!


LBP said...

I love Autumn! Those applesauce puffs look delicious. I am off to get the recipe!



Wendi said...

When I saw the applesauce puffs at Sandra's I knew it was something I wanted to try. Thanks for the reminder to make those yummy things!

Charity said...

It does feel like fall around here. Especially the dreary, rainy weather Gustav brought with him! :) It feels like fall to me too! I'm hoping to get some decor out soon.

Charlotte said...

The applesauce puffs look w o n d e r f u l . The table is pretty.

Kelly @ Growing.Learning.Playing. said...

Yum yum yum! Beautiful place mats and delicious snacks!

Carla said...

Beautiful and yummy as always!

Anonymous said...

Those puffs look sooo yummy and I'm sure that candle smells yummy too!

That hanging basket piece is just wonderful. What a great find - perfect for magazines or in the kitchen! Daisy is a cutie. She reminds me of my Maxie when he was a little puppy (cause he thinks he's just a big puppy now even though he's 10 years old)!


TJ said...

Fall is hitting here too, which also means upper 70's low 80's for our highs, but we hit low 40's for our lows on the same day.

The table looks gorgeous, and I can almost smell the candle!

Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Hoots said...

I am having a difficult time wanting Fall to arrive. It is still summer to my brain when it is so hot outside. I do love your decorations. And I enjoyed your long weekend post. And that sweet dog of yours looks perfect in your cozy reading spot. I hope she let you use it. :-)

rohanknitter said...

Your table looks so pretty and thanks for the recipe link, they look yummy!

Simply Heart And Home said...


I am so tempted to decorate for fall but I can't bring myself to do so. It is in the 90's here and it would just be wrong of me! :)

I am going to try those applesauce puffs! They look delicious.


Nancy M. said...

Thank you for the ideas! I love the dollar store finds and the cute new reading corner you made looks great esp with your sweet pup!

Lindsay-ann said...

I love your table setting especially the table cloth printed with leaves.

The Liberty Belle said...

Um...just three things:
1. I'm heading to Dollar Tree tomorrow

2. The applesauce puffs are making me drool.

3. Wonderful usual!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty! I haven't started any fall decorating yet, it's still in the 90s here! I won't do anything until after these storms stop harrassing us!


A Hint of Home said...

I'm getting to put out Fall things, as well. You found some great buys. I love the basket stand. It would be perfect in a corner of my house.
The muffins look yummy. Were they a big hit?

Lulu said...

i love candles...
Those puffs sound so delich..

Mrs. U said...

Hi Kelli!!
Your table looks VERY pretty! And you know what? I was just at Dollar Tree today and didn't even think about looking at fall decorations (I was looking for doilies which they did NOT have! Oh my!!). I think I need to head back up there soon!

The Applesauce Puffs look yummy! Thank you for sharing where you found the recipe!!

Mrs. U

GranthamLynn said...

Yummy looking muffins. I will have to try. Maybe tomorrow!
I am working on fall decor too. Maybe a show and tell. We'll see.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...


WOW, those muffins are tempting me to do some baking tonight! They look delicious!

And your fall inspiration is just lovely. Thank you for linking up to Fall Nesting Week and being a part of the fun!


Rue said...

Hi Kelli :)

Those muffins look yummy!

Happy Fall,

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,
I made the Applesauce Puffs today! They were yummy. :-) Happy fall to you!
Mrs. H.

Anonymous said...

We loved them! Definitely a keeper recipe. Thanks, Gill.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

MMMmmm those look delicious!! and I must ask, is that your home in your banner? It's so beautiful!!

Kelli said...

Jeanne, I wish that was my house. :0)

Love Bears All Things said...

I've bought napkins there.
Mama Bear

Val R said...

I love your blog Kelli. I made those wonderful Applesauce Puffs yesterday for an after-school snack for the kiddos! They were so good. I just wanted to let you know I enjoy reading about your great ideas for making a house a home!