guest blogging: pumpkin pecan bread

Hi everyone! In keeping with the fall spirit, I’ve whipped up a spiced pumpkin delight over at From Gardners 2 Bergers! In an internet search, I found quite a few recipes for pumpkin bread, but I didn’t see any pumpkin pecan breads, so I decided to make my own. I hope you like it.

Pumpkin Pecan Bread

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a monthly food contributor at Becca’s blog.  Head over there now to see the full recipe.

10 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Tutorials – A Roundup

No-Carve DIY Pumpkin Tutorials

The no-carve pumpkin roundups are always my favorite! I have been doing them every Halloween for the past four years! Each year I’m impressed and inspired by everyone’s creativity and talent at decorating gourds!

This roundup really went with my theme this year of gold, copper and white. Which one’s your favorite?

(from top left to right)

1. Gold stenciled – I love the black lacquer paint.
2. Copper striped – I have got to get my hands on that copper tape!
3. Tuxedo cat – need I say more?
4. Gold sequined polka dots - cheerful and lovely.
5. Stenciled doily  – creates an elegant pattern in no time.
6. Fox pumpkin – those ears!
7. String art – dreamy Ursa Major
8. Sharpie paint pen – a fast and fun decorating project
9. Argyle painted – a refreshing step away from the chevron fad
10. Glitter spray paint – because glitter makes everything better.

exciting new site design + like AWFT on facebook

Hey everyone! Instead of sharing a Weekender today, I’ve got something even better – a new site design!

Can you believe in the four years (four!!) that I’ve been blogging, I’ve never hired anyone to re-design my site? I used to dabble in web design and as a DIYer, well, I tried to do it myself. It didn’t always turn out so great. So, I was thrilled to hire Jaime to give A Week from Thursday a much needed face lift. I love her work and the new design. Jaime is a long-time friend, a wonderful person, and amazing food blogger. Check her out.

If you’re reading this post on a feed reader, head over to the site to take a look at her awesome work.

I’ve got even better news for you social media fiends out there. AWFT finally has a Facebook page. It was inevitable and a long time coming, I suppose. I personally don’t have a Facebook account, so that caused a big delay. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that most of my traffic comes from Facebook when I don’t even have a page of my own.

So head over and like A Week from Thursday on Facebook.

I realized after four years of blogging, I’ve never posted an anniversary update. So, to new and old readers alike, thank you for letting me share my life with you. You guys are the best.


ps. And thanks to my dearest friend Felicite for being the first to like my FB page. <3