\ˈbandˌwaɡən/ noun: a particular activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular.
"the local deejays are on the home-team bandwagon"
Happy Friday! I am jumping on the fall bandwagon today. Want to join me? Here are five thing I'm all about right now...
First, you know one bandwagon I can NOT get on? The Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte bandwagon! See, I had a root canal once and they packed it with clove to soothe the root. Now, every time I taste the all-famous PSL, all I taste is clove...and a root canal, therefore I am NOT a fan. However, I am a fan of all non-clove pumpkin flavored things, like Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee! Yum! I may or may not be sipping some right now.
You know what goes really well with pumpkin spice coffee? Pumpkin bread, duh! I made two different options of pumpkin bread yesterday for my kid's preschool teachers (and a little for our house, too).
I made the Pumpkin Banana bread on the left for two special preschool teachers, that also happen to be fellow Trim Healthy Mama's (low carb & no sugar). If you're interested, check out Mrs. Criddle's recipe.
I also made my pal, Johannah's pumpkin bread recipe for three of my daughter's teachers, as well as my family. Thanks for sharing Johannah!
A delicious First Day of Fall Treat for some special teachers!
Fall decorating is another bandwagon I've jumped on this week. Although I have scaled it down the past few years, I still like to make it festive and cozy around here. Here's a peak at a few of my favorites...
I haven't decorated too much outside yet, due to the fact that it's still in the 90's here and no one likes the look of wilted mums and rotten pumpkins, but I do like this wreath that I whipped up on a whim. This was a *free* wreath, meaning I just took apart some old wreaths and decorations and re-purposed it for a new and improved wreath.
I was a HUGE fan of Parenthood and Friday Night Lights, so of course I jumped on the This Is Us bandwagon! If the first episode is any indication of how this show will play out...This Is A Keeper!! I can't wait to learn more about these likable characters!
(Photo from NBC)
But, my favorite character....Major Dad! I definitely hope he has a reoccurring role, but I'm not getting my hopes up, as it seems he had one purpose and it's over. Yes, I'm being vague in case anyone hasn't seen it yet. If that's you, go watch it NOW!
(Photo from when Gerald McRaney stopped by the house the other day...or possible from NBC's website, I can't remember)
If you want to jump on the Simply A Rough Draft bandwagon, here's what we've been up to this week...
On Monday I continued my Meet & Greet series with the fabulously charming and witty Katie from The Preppy Empty Nester.
On Tuesday I shared the cliffhanger story (please note sarcasm) of how I almost had to rescue from daughter from a bathroom using a sledgehammer. Spoiler alert: she made it out.
Wednesday I linked up with Johannah and Heather for their Recipe Club and shared my recipe for Z.S. Gratin.
That's all I have for you today! Have a blessed weekend!
Linking up with the Friday Regulars...