Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake!

 

This dessert is on my list for Thanksgiving Day!! I cannot wait to make it. Yes I will have traditional pumpkin pie available as well but who doesn’t like Pumpkin Spice Lattes and in a cake form!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt:

Sugar Glaze:

Instructions:

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt:

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease & flour two 6 cup Bundt pans (or two 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pans, or one 12 cup Bundt pan).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, melted butter, pumpkin, and eggs.
  • Add dry to wet and mix until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean (about. 40-45 mins).
  • Cool in pans on wire rack for 10mins, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Serve with Sugar Glaze or a Flavored Whip Cream. Sprinkle with Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Recipe credit to Liv For Cake.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

 

What Is The Best Way To Add Color to Your Home?

Some people are hesitant of adding color to their homes, some want it but are scared they will make a mistake they will regret.

There are many ways to add color. I am a big believer that the best way to add color to a home is through artwork and accessories. The reason I like doing this is that it is easy and inexpensive. Keep the large items neutral and bring the pizazz with the small items.

 

It is easy to buy some colorful throw pillows, baskets, and knick-knacks. Keep them inexpensive and when you get tired of that color, donate them and move to another fresh color. Or change out the colors with the seasons!

 

 

For those more daring here are more ideas:

Paint an Entire Room: Paint is a great way to add color. Maybe a a soft color in a master bedroom or bath. Or a fun color in a kid’s room.

 

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Wallpaper an Entire Room:

Wallpaper is so popular again and with all the fun patterns now available in Peel-N-Stick its a DIY project for many.  A subtle pattern will keep it from seeming too overwhelming,

 

Wallpaper an Accent Wall:

A bathroom wall, fireplace wall, or a dining room wall can be the perfect place for an accent for a bold colorful wallpaper.      

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinetry:

This is a big commitment especially if you are adding a color to the cabinets other than white or a wood stain. Kitchens are the most important room in the home so don’t make it so taste specific that it may be difficult to sell.

 

Kitchen Island:

If you want color in your kitchen cabinets, I think the kitchen island is the best place to do so. Much easier to change just the island down the road versus all the cabinets if you get tired of the color or it becomes dated.

 

Furniture:

Furniture is a great and easy way to add color. I was just at a client’s home that had a yellow sofa in the sun room. So fun!! A bold colorful chair is also a great way to brighten up a space.  

Which color idea are you thinking of trying?

 

 

 

 

 

Parade of Homes is On! Sept 11-Oct 2

 

It has been a very busy time for home builders as new construction homes are in big demand. If you are thinking about building or renovating, you must take in the Parade of Homes. It’s the perfect time to get ideas, see what is on trend, what you like and don’t like.

 

 

The Parade is running from Noon to 6:00 pm Thursday – Sunday through October 2nd.

We are partial to Parade Models #252, #257 and #262. We love staging Parade of Homes models and find it a great honor to do so.

 

 

There may not be a marching band at this Parade but it is one to enjoy on a beautiful Fall day. Check out paint colors, light fixtures, flooring, and of course the staging!