autumn in the city.

autumn is in full swing in new york city! we’ve pulled the crock pot out of the cupboard, i’m sneaking pumpkin into everything and all four of us have been wearing thick socks around the apartment. before you know it… just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling, too…. ;) ah! i’m getting ahead of myself!!!
anyone wanna swap “pumpkin anything” recipes? stews, baked goods, how about stuff you cook inside a pumpkin? i’m all ears. please and thank you.
  1. These Photographs are so gorgeous. So beautiful that you baby wear. What an enchanting young family!

  2. These pics make me absolutely ecstatic about autumn!! They are beautiful! Btw, when are you going to add that sweet baby boy to the top of your blog header?? I want to see what picture you choose of him!

  3. have you seen this on pinterest?

    it's sooo good!!! I added some trail mix to give it some texture.You can also do it with brownie mix! It's good for moms who only have a couple extra minutes to bake, really easy and fast.

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  5. Hi, just wondering which carrier you find more comfortable and easy to use. The stripe one or the red one? Im having trouble finding a good one. Beautiful family.

  6. mi

    My sis-in-law heard this cookbook author on NPR and then went looking for the recipe. We've had it many times since; altering it to what we've got one hand or trying something new. Even the younger people in the family have loved it.

  7. Where is your denim jacket from? Haven't seen that style before – Love it! (Super cute hat, too – just enough of a wide brim!)

  8. This post just makes me sooo excited for Autumn, Winter, Christmas and old weather!! xo

    Gina | pebbz notebook

  9. Kaitlyn

    That striped carrier is too cute! Samson looks like a little dapper gentleman in it. ;)

  10. you're family is really adorable! I'm always happy when I see there's a new post up! :)
    So exciting to see E grow and how S looks more and more similiar to her every day :)

  11. What is the recipe for your crock pot roast and potatoes? That looks delish!!!

  12. when it's getting chillier outside, i love to make a big pot of this ginger-coconut-pumkin soup:

    stir-fry one diced onion, minced ginger, one or two carrots, one big potatoe and pumpkin. add 4 cups of vegetable stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer until the pumpkin is done. puree in a blender or food processor and add 1,5 cups of creamy coconut milk. season with salt and pepper.

    my roommates love this dish. it's the perfect soul food, fills your tummy plus it's cheap and easy to make! :)

  13. great pictures! i am finally warming up to the idea that it is fall since the cooler weather has rolled in.

    and what a great list of recipes above :)

  14. i am dying over your hair!!! oh my goodness-definition of luscious locks right there! share your secrets sista! love your blog, love your cute family and as i said before- love your locks!

  15. Julia

    where on earth did you find Samson's hat?
    I'm due mid December so the baby will obviously be bundled so a "coming home outfit" will be completely covered…. so I was looking for great hat for the pictures!


  16. nancy

    gah! I miss New York so, so much! I wish I could have visited during autumn. sounds like the most beautiful place to be.


    Only 3 ingredients, you cannot go wrong with these and they are so easy.

    -1 can pumpkin
    -1 box spice cake mix
    -1/2 bag chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together and then place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy! :)

    I am posting this recipe on my blog this week. Just made these this afternoon and I'm pretty sure I had about 3 of them while they were still warm.

  18. Anna

    I love your pictures! Could you tell me where you got the baby carrier in the first pic. I have been looking for something like it! (I love your blog!)

  19. Do you mind sharing where Samson's little green pants are from? They are SO cute!

  20. hi everyone! so many of these recipes are looking mighty tasty! i'm excited to spend a little time in the kitchen this weekend trying a few out! thanks for sharing!

    for those who asked, samson's lion hat is from baby gap from a few seasons back. his lime green pants are also from baby gap.

    their baby moccasins are from freshly picked and my denim jacket is from zara. and the first baby carrier is a solly baby wrap and the second one my husband is wearing is a stokke. i like and use both carriers almost every day. samson does not like the stroller yet and he also hates facing in, so both options have been great.


  21. Your pics always make me happy – they seem to encompasses everything I love about being a mother!

    We're in CT and fall is in full-swing here as well, and we've got a beef stew in the crock-pot today! Gosh, I love fall!!!

  22. I also love love love to mix a little canned pumpkin in my egg mixture for french toast…yum!

  23. Betty

    Pumpkin pie smoothies. You must, really.

    I won't put measurements because I think it is best left to be determined by your blender size and preferred taste. I add a lot of pumpkin.

    Greek yogurt
    Vanilla almond milk
    Pumpkin purée
    Nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves.
    (Optional: flaxseed)

    My favorite fall breakfast and dessert. Enjoy!

  24. cutest pics ever – love the baby's hat! :-D

  25. Betty

    One more, if you head over to the food blog Handle the Heat you'll find a pumpkin tortellini recipe that is outstanding.

  26. i feel ya with the all-things-pumpkin diet.. i'm currently on that one myself (trader joes pumpkin butter is going on everything lately).

    but i just stumbled on this pinterest recipe for spiced pumpkin fudge (!!) and thought it was worth sharing in case you haven't had your fill yet ;)


  27. No, you CAN NOT tease me with those Christmas feelings! Way too excited for words! And of course, your family is just too perfect, adore these pictures!
    xo TJ

  28. banana pumpkin bread! i made it three days ago and it is lovely!

    here is the recipe:

    i didn't have the pumpkin pie spice and just added a little more cinnamon and it's still perfection.

    ps. i love your blog!

  29. Amy

    Autumn looks so fun in the city!! Looking at your photos makes me want to hop on a plane from LA and enjoy the wonderful east coast weather.

  30. I'm slightly jealous as pumpkins are quite dear at the moment here!

    This is a totally easy soup that I usually do in the slow cooker but my little girl loves it. I put it through noodles and potato for her if I have extra to use up.

    Hopefully this link works:;=PT38&lpg;=PT38&dq;=slow+cooker+sally+wise+pumpkin+sweet+potato+soup&source;=bl&ots;=wkgpG-O7__&sig;=0E-fytB4sk2MRuc8grb8lyKrovI&hl;=en&sa;=X&ei;=KSl2UL2wM-7jmAWRyYHYBg&ved;=0CC4Q6AEwAg

  31. rhon

    I'm in to pumpkin anything so share away!

  32. don't you just love autumn? i love these pictures, and that dish looks delicious!
    xo, cheyenne

  33. bbthck

    I'm from France. I really love your blog… I just saw the winter hat ("bonnet" in French…) of your baby ! So sweet ! I would like to know where did you buy it ? Or when can i find one like that ? Do the shop have a shope online ?
    Thanks for all of your lovely pic !
    Yours sincerly,
    Elizabeth from France :)

  34. Hi Naomi – I'd love to know where little Samson's green pants are from? Sooo cute!

  35. Hi!
    I know you shared were a few things were in the pictures but I was wondering if you could tell me where your hat is from, I love it and I am looking for a fall one!
    Thanks so much, I love your blog!!!

  36. Samantha

    I LOVE ALL OF THESE PHOTOS, THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I also love the door to your place- so rustic.

  37. You guys wear babies like no one else! And living vicariously through you with Autumn in New York. Best time to visit in my opinion!

  38. Jenny

    Oh my goodness. Samson's face in the first photo. I think I just died of cuteness! Also E is the most beautiful little girl around, her smile brightens my day! x

  39. My new favourite pumpkin recipe is a pumpkin pie protein shake. Equal parts cooked sweet pumpkin and banana, 2 tbsp of vanilla protein powder and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. So delish!

  40. I am just so in love with your family! Reading your blog always puts a smile on my face.

  41. My favorite pumpkin recipes are pumpkin goat cheese risotto and pumpkin creme pie (which I think has a nicer texture than traditional pumpkin pie). Links:

    I also love Nigella Lawson's pumpkin lasagna, which I've adapted to use canned pumpkin instead of fresh because I'm lazy.

  42. As for something cooked inside a pumpkin, I direct you to the book Nigella Christmas, where she does this lovely pumpkin with a stew baked inside of it that serves a a kind of theatrical center piece (the way turkeys and geese do) but for vegetarians.

  43. Pop Neo

    This blog is just wonderful, every day. It has now moved to first place in my blog heart.

  44. Brook

    BEST PUMPKIN SOUP EVER! So simple and pretty. Prepare a sugar pumpkin as if you are going to carve a face (hole in top, scoop out seeds) Then pour marscapone, cream, s+p, lots of sage leaves and a little pumpkin puree inside and bake in the oven until tender but not collapsed. I think I baked it at 325 for 45 min or so. depending on size of pumpkin. Also cute with baby pumpkins

  45. Autumn in NYC is amazing but I have to say when I went to NYU christmas at Union Square had to be one of my favorite times of the year. The market is so beautiful to stroll at night

    x Kelly

  46. Awww, that HAT!! These photos make me with Texas would catch up with the rest of the US and turn into fall already…

  47. A tear is streaming down on my face :') cause you guys looks so happy, one happy lovely family <3 waauw!! YES I am jealous !!!

  48. your babies are TOO cute for words! i think all babies should have a lion hat and baby mocs! i want their wardrobe! it must be such fun dressing them up!
    cute cute cute!