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5 Things to Look Forward to in Pumpkin Spice Season

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All things pumpkin spice are coming!  Raise your hand if you love it too.

It is August 28, which means in four days it will be September 1, which means it is practically fall and that means….well, pumpkin spice. I know that many people are aggravated by all the pumpkin spice things because it really is everywhere, but I have to say that I love (almost) all of them! I love the taste but mostly I love what they signify:  Fall is here and that is my favorite time of year. Other things I love about fall…. the changing leaves, the crisp air, cozy wool sweaters, fiber festivals, apples, apple crisp.

But as far as pumpkin spice goes, I’m a huge fan and I’m dying to get this mug.  And here are my 5 favorite pumpkin spice things:

First and foremost, Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts.  My absolute favorite.  I will take a pumpkin donut in a pinch, but they are definitely not the same.  And I’m always so disappointed when they are gone for the season.

Then there is my favorite homemade Pumpkin Spice Bread from my handy dandy, always trusty Good Housekeeping Cookbook. It has maple syrup in it and I love adding raisins or fresh cranberries.  And eating it toasted with butter.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks.  Can’t get enough of those at the drive-through, so I usually buy the instant ones to have at home.

These Via Instant packets are sooooo good.

Pumpkin Spice Candles make the house smell so fall-ish and homey….

(Click on the pictures to get them on Amazon)

Then there are knitted Spice Pumpkins!

Knitted Spice Pumpkin

I made seven of these last year and then gave them all away.  Hopefully I’ll be back to knitting soon so I can make more.  I will also be teaching a class at The Spinning Room this October.  They are a cute and quick little project.

Here is what I do not like:  Pumpkin Spice m&m’s.  They are terrible.

Here’s looking forward to a crisp-aired, cozy-sweatered, yummy pumpkin-spiced fall!

(And stay tuned because it will also be slow-cookering-all-the-things season….)