Life at Home
An Ode to All Things Pumpkin Spice

We look forward to fall for many reasons – football, changing leaves, Halloween and all things pumpkin spice. If you can’t get enough of pumpkin-inspired scents, tastes and colors, check out these creative ways to spice up your home all season long.

Indulge in something delicious

You can find pretty much any food or drink in pumpkin flavor from September well into the holiday season. Coffee, beverages, , bagels, cookies, chocolate, cheesecake, yogurt and even butter, are just a few items you can buy in the season’s most buzzed-about flavor. Choose one of these fall-friendly crockpot recipes to come home to after a long workday or enjoy with a group of friends at a tailgate party.

Fall-worthy scents

Pumpkin scented candles are lining the shelves, so it won’t be hard to snag one for the home or office. If you’re looking for a more inventive way to keep your home smelling festive, create your own scent with a simmering stovetop potpourri. Try out this recipe:


  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Apple Peels
  • Orange Rinds
  • Whole Cloves


Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the ingredients and continue to boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so.


If you’re more into carving or decorating your pumpkins than eating them, purchase a variety of sizes to display on your front porch and around your home. Pair your pumpkins with colorful mums, gourds, wreaths, and lanterns. Pumpkins can also make a great table-scape like this one!

We hope these ideas help you get your fall festiveness on! Sit back, grab your coziest throw, your favorite fall beverage and pop in your favorite seasonal flick. Enjoy!

Written By Mandy Jordan