Saturday, November 1, 2014

What to Do and Make with Pumpkins ~ Link Up Love

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
~ Henry David Thoreau

Fall is the color-filled and cool season for harvesting those bright and orange pumpkins! There were so many ideas shared on what to make and do with them on The Art of Home-Making Mondays this past month that I had to feature some. May I present you with a variety of cheery pumpkin inspiration?

Pumpkin Inspired Beverages

Pumpkin Inspired Breakfast

How to Make Pumpkin Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast (GF)  by Abundant Wellness

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer by Aspired Living

How to Make Pumpkin Teddy Bear Mush by Harvest Lane Cottage

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Bread and/or Muffins by 2 Kids and Tired Cooks

Pumpkin Inspired Desserts and Snacks

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere, Let's Make Pie by Ten Acre Homestead

How to Make Pumpkin Donuts by Leap of Faith Homestead

Pumpkin Squares Recipe by The Joy in the Journey

How to Make Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Ten Acre Homestead

Preserving Your Pumpkins

How to Can Pumpkin by Ten Acre Homestead

Homemade Pumpkin Puree ~ DIY (via Baking) by 2 Kids and Tired Cooks

How to Freeze and Prepare Pumpkin Puree (via Steaming) by Yours Truly

How to Dry Pumpkin Seeds by Yours Truly

Pumpkin Crafting

How to Crochet Your Own Pumpkins by Julie's Lifestyle

How to Make a Canning Lid Pumpkin by Mom's Morning Coffee

How to Make Pumpkin Decorations and/or Pincushions by Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains

Pumpkin Seed Packet Printable~ Happy Harvest Gifts ~  by Yours Truly

Pumpkin Decoration, Education, Inspiration and a Devotional

Pumpkin Recipes and Activities for the Home and Homeschool by Annie's Place

Romantic Pumpkin Floral Tablescape by Penny's Vintage Treasures

Pretty Pumpkin Bundt Cake Inspiration (Three Cakes) by The Spice of Life Mom

The Cinderella Syndrome {I don't want to ride around in a Pumpkin...} by Living From Glory to Glory

Thank you ladies for sharing this wonderful homemaking, homesteading and homeschooling inspiration!  I invite you all to please join us next week for The Art of Home-Making Mondays. Your post may be featured here :)

"All the other pumpkins Almanzo rolled into piles, and Father hauled them to the barn. The best ones were put in the cellar to make pumpkin pies, and the rest were piled on the South Barn Floor..."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farmer Boy


  1. Cute pumpkin crafts. This year I crocheted candy corn jewelry. I love to cook with my home grown/pureed pumpkin too. Very healthy and sustainable.

    1. Candy corn jewelry, how cute!!! Thanks for sharing Kristina :)

    2. Thank you for featuring The Mrs. with the Dishes this week. I look forward to your posts and love this blog.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my pumpkin post JES....Hugs, Penny

  3. Good Morning! I was honored and blessed for your sharing my devotional post! I am sewing a skirt today, and as much as I hate to discover I think my waist has turned into a pumpkin shape.
    I am so glad today is November 1stm I love November....
    May you have a wonderful weekend Jes!
    Hugs, Roxy

    1. ha ;) I think we all get a bit fruity as we age :) No worries!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my pumpkin cider.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing my pumpkin puree and pumpkin bread posts. Love visiting your blog and I so appreciate the features! Have a fantastic weekend!

  6. Congratulations to all the featured bloggers. It's COLD here in Tennessee today, but as always it's just a dip in our weather roller coaster. I may have to try one of those pumpkin lattes. Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi JES, thanks so much for featuring my crocheted pumpkins. If you know how to crochet then they are a fun to make for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations! I love all of the features from everyone. Have a nice weekend and see you Monday.

  8. Jes thank you for featuring my "Pumpkiny" drinks...I hope you've had a fruitful week! Blessings! Kyle

  9. I love that you used a quote by Laura Ingalls to end your inspiring post!

    1. Now I am wondering if your blog title "Little House on the Seaside" has anything to do with the "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls? :)

  10. Hi, JES, What a beautiful post! I loved having all of these wonderful, lovely ideas all in one place. Your blog is such a dear, blessing to me. I don't comment near often enough, but you always put a smile on my face and encourage me more than you know. This little spot on the web is absolutely one of my favorites. Thank you so much for the weekly link-up and for all you do to make it so special. Much love to you.

    1. Well thank you for the sweet words which created a large smile on this rainy afternoon! :)

  11. Hi Jes,

    Well, can't say that I've acquired a taste for pumpkin, not in soups nor in lattes, but I adore them in crafts and decorating, and your features are very pretty!

    Have a lovely week ahead!


  12. I love pumpkins! They are my favorite part of fall so thank you for organizing everything pumpkin. I also loved your Farmer Boy quote, we love to read the Little House books in the fall and Farmer Boy is one of our favorites! Thank you also for featuring our pumpkin post.

  13. OOOh I love those crafty pumpkins!! Especially the canning ring ones--mine got rusty and look hideous, so a little bit of paint would make them a nice like that!

  14. Wow, I might be on pumpkin overload from this post. :) And that's a good thing bcuz I adore pumpkin! I am excited to try some of these recipes and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thank you so much for featuring our pumpkin posts!

  16. Wow, what a great variety of pumpkin ideas! I'll pin it for later.