Dark Chocolate & Pumpkin Pound Cake

Though I delight in the unwavering comfort baking invariably provides, I rarely attempt nontraditional recipes while preparing sweets and treats in my family’s itty bitty, all-too-cluttered kitchen. I suppose the serenity derived from the creation process could not technically exist without a certain sense of ease… being familiar with a classic recipe, and confident of a pleasant, palatable outcome. While revisiting autumnal posts from 2013, I was astonished by the sheer lack of originality in my absolute favorite fall concoctions. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Ah, yes, I adore innovativeness, imagination, artistry… but there is no dish quite as satisfying as standard cranberry sauce, no dessert as delectable as a basic, pumpkin spice doughnut.

lovely little things: photographs. thoughts. links.

~ thoughts ~ – I have gradually begun to comprehend just how fleeting this past year truly was… or I suppose I should say, truly felt to myself. Though 2014 will have...

The Lace & Lilacs Shop: Introducing Stickers

Today I have some rather exciting news to share… It may involve The Lace & Lilacs Shop. Oh – and stickers, perhaps? Just maybe? (Insert smiley face emoji here). Let’s begin with...

a collection of pumpkin recipes and an utterly simple sweet potato & pumpkin soup

I am having considerable difficulty coming to terms with October’s rapidly approaching end, at the moment, as I have yet to wholly embrace all that this lovely, autumnal month has to offer....

New York City 2014: In Digital Photographs

New York, New York! Oh, I am so, so fond of this bustling, lively city – it is a metropolitan wonderland unlike any other. This is the first post in a miniature...

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Though I derive significant pleasure/amusement/contentment from traveling, and simply love to trek around the world, returning home after a long, arduous journey can be just, well… the most perfect thing. I spent...

Stories for a Monday Morning

Click on each individual image to view its story. Enjoy! xo – Abby ~ pumpkin soup ~ pumpkin baked doughnuts ~ september 2014 ~ ( Click Here for more autumn-inspired recipes ) Three...

Mini Apple Galettes with a Coconut Oil Crust

There is no pure, unadulterated form of natural sustenance quite like a fresh, perfectly ripened, autumnal apple. Preferably of the Red Delicious variety… ooh, or a Fuji, perhaps? Each individual fruit possesses...

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lovely little quotes & a story for your friday afternoon: the autumn edition

Inspirational, autumnal quotes (ooh, and a Steller story of mine) for your Friday afternoon… Have a lovely weekend! xoxo, Abby Click on the image above to view its story.