Friday, September 12, 2008

Fabulous Fall...Seasonals!


Yes... it is Friday and time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. One reason ( of about 10,000) I really love fall is it is the kick-off of the Holiday Season. Football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas & New Years... all start with fall. Today I put up all my Halloween and Autumn "seasonals" and I was quite happy the way they turned out! Since this is my blog I am going to include photos... like it or laugh- whatever! I did my porch, front door, entryway, and half of my entertainment center in autumn and then the other half of my entertainment center, mantle and end-table in Halloween decor. Last year was the first time I decorated for Halloween, but I can tell it is becoming a favorite! ( I changed the photos from a mosaic... hope you can see them better)

What would Fall be without the yummy food associated with this glorious season? As a part 2 of my weekly Fall post... I am going to share a favorite fall recipe or food idea. This is the absolute BEST time of the year to entertain. SO MANY fun ideas and tasty treats!

#1 tip- Costco is now selling their pumpkin pies... Meg eats a piece every morning for breakfast!

Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

1 block of cream cheese

1/2 to 1 cup of pumpkin ( depends on how orange you want it)

sugar ( to taste)

pumpkin pie spices

* This is so easy because all you do it mix it up and let it chill... you can make it into a cheese ball and serve with ginger snaps... HEAVENLY!

35 comments:

devri said...

Are you kidden me, that is gorgeous!!! Can I come live at your house, ther'd just be 9 tagging along...

Kami said...

So cute Amy! Your house looks darling, kinda like a boutique. Yay for fall!

Vanessa said...

AH-MAZING!!! Are you for rent? I'm needing a makeover. And my crappy 10 year old Rite Aid Halloween decor is looking pretty LAME compared to that!

tammy said...

Love it all. I've been trying to hold off, but I think it's time.

rachel said...

I love it! It looks gorgeous...I bet your kids love it too :) how fun!

Angie said...

Hey friend! Get rid of the "mosaic" and post the bigger pictures so we can see it better! It looks adorable, but the small pictures and being dark don't show your decor off good! Come on...you can do it! We want to see! Don't be bashful!

Tanja said...

Love it, and yes I am all about it too!

It looks stunning(but I agree with Angie-- bust out the big pictures so we can see the details and include the door and enrty way!)

I LOVE your taste!!

Tanja said...

Printing off the recipe right now, definatley a keeper! I love quick and simple.

Angie said...

Holy mother of pearl does that look awesome!!! I LOVE IT!!! Will you come do mine?

Please tell me that that is NOT a holographic photo behind the boo sign!! If it is, I just bought one at Craft Warehouse last week!!

You did fabulous and I am SO Proud of you for breaking into the Halloween!!!

Tanja said...

Loving it, thanks for the bigger pictures. I am a faithful stalker, your creativity inspires me!!

It officially looks like a
boo-tique!

tammy said...

Yay you made them bigger. So fun to see all the details. I love it! I think I need to come stay at Resort Amy's.

simply kris said...

ok. you look like a display. i can't believe you live there. you do have style. I likey.

MiaKatia said...

Oh my goodness girl come to my house and spruce the place up would ya?!?!?

Chanda said...

Wow - beautiful. It's like a halloween themed model home!

Cassie said...

So I'm kinda a blurker on your blog but I just have to say that your decorating is amazing! I am totally inspired. Hope you don't mind if I look into your ideas every so often.

Tanja said...

Thanks for all the comments, you make me smile-now, look at me leavin' all the comments all on one post!

Shanz said...

Girl, your house looks awesome! I put my "seasonals" out as well today. I LOVE Halloween decorations!

Mindi said...

welcome to the dark side. i knew we'd get you eventually......you just sold your sould to the DEVVVVVIIIIIIIILLLLAHHHHH.

Jocey said...

I am really enjoying your blog. I wish I could get mine looking like yours!
I can't believe your first baby is 14. That's insane!
You have darling kids. I love that photo of the 3 of them.
I am busy teaching 3rd grade and trying to keep up with the mom thing. I rarely have a handle on things.
Thanks for letting me pry into your life. Hope all is well.
Marie

Tiburon said...

Your house looks fab. Beyond fab.

I will never show another picture of my house again. Ever.

The Holyoak's said...

Holy Cow! Amy Dalley I found you! This is Lori Benson Holyoak. You are way to much of a blogger for me girlfriend. But I love it and I'm gonna keep up on you. I have a blog but it's nothin compared to yours. It's holyoakclan.blogspot.com. Let's keep in touch!

Nancy said...

Hey girl...Your decorations are AWESOME!!!! Will you please get down here and help me out? I haven't even thought about fall yet, it nauseates me to think it's time to decorate again!! I have a love-hate relationship with holiday decorating!! Anyway, your blog is the BEST! Are you coming down any time soon? Rodeo?? Let's get together! Love ya!!!

Holly H. said...

It looks great Amy! And I can't wait to try out that recipe. Anything with cream cheese works for me!:)

Over the Tipsy Top Design said...

Well I am the lucky one who got to see all the fabulous decor with my own eyes, in person, at amy's house, not from blog pictures, I bet you are all jealous now!!!!
It looks so great, festive, spooktacular really! Oh, and the pumpkin cream cheese dip, I've tasted it, absolutely devil-licious. She forgot to mention it is her own creation, be even more impressed!! Amy I'm so glad you caved in to the Halloween Holiday spending, its always more fun to create and shop with a friend!!!

Dave, Gretchen, Cam, Abbie & Sadie said...

Oh my gosh Amy...Your house looks absolutely darling!! I LOVE your decor.! I LOVE, LOVE Fall as well! There is just something about the air, and the feeling of the holidays. I love it! You have inspired me to put up my fall stuff as well!! Thanks!!

P.S. I stole your fall tree picture!! I am going to put it on my fall post as well!! Loved it!!

Vanessa said...

It's September 15th! Does that mean ALL the fall stuff is up?

Joe, Amber and Ken Bowden said...

Hey, this is Amber Bowden from the ward. I just found your link on Andrea's blog. You are so creative...someday I aspire to be that way too.

Becky, yep said...

I'm seriously gonna need to know how to make those stars! That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Will you email me, call me, post an instructional video..something! I LOVE THEM!!!!

Misty said...

CRAP! You can't ever enter my house...you put me to shame. PS - yours stars turned out beautifully. You may have to teach me how to make them some day. :)

AnneMarie said...

MMMMMMMMMM sounds perfectly delightful! Thanks.

Shaunte Wadley said...

I am going to have to try that pumpkin dip thing. I love anything cream cheese or pumpkin. Together? Delish.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

YOUR HOUSE LOOKS LIKE A SHOW PLACE! Not only are you talented at making things, you can decorate too! And the recipe...WOW. Can't wait to mix some up! THANKS!

AnneMarie said...

Anything pumpkin is wonderful!!! THANKS for the recipes.

Positively Creative! said...

You are SOOOO right...we COULD be sisters...I love your style and creativity girl...so FUN!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for Christmas!!!

Rolyndia said...

WOW!!! You decorate the way I wish I could. You have a great eye for decorating. Thanks for the inspiration.