**This post has been created in partnership with SheSpeaks and Febreze.**
I always say fall is my least favorite season. It’s quite interesting that I think I hate fall since there are so many things I actually love about fall. I really do hate the damp and ‘death’ of fall but I love the many scents and flavors. This year I put a spin on a family favorite dessert – pumpkin pie. As I was baking my Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal and smelling all the lovely spices of fall, I couldn’t help but think of all my favorite fall scents.
I love the outdoors when I am bundled up in my favorite jacket and a pretty scarf. The sights and sounds of crunchy colorful leaves on crisp chilly days and the cheery mums that grace my patio are all reminders that gloomy days have their bright spots too if I just look for them. Bonfires with roasting marshmallows send that cozy scent of wood smoke throughout the neighborhood, leaving hints that winter snow is on its way. But my favorite smell of all is dried autumn leaves before they start to get soggy and wilt under the rainy fall weather, reminding me of the hours of fun we had jumping in leaves as children.
This is also when I pull out my candles and other home scenting products to bring the scents inside. My current favorite scent is the new Autumn Harvest scent from Febreze. I received a package from them with some of the new fall scents and then I discovered even more of the new fall line at WalMart. I love bringing the scent of autumn inside with the new Autumn Harvest Candle, but my absolute new favorite is the Autumn Harvest air freshener plugin because I don’t need to worry about remembering the candle is burning. Made with a mix of sandalwood and chai, my house is smelling like fall already.
This time of year I’m also thinking of slow cooked meals and hot drinks. It’s hard to choose my favorites, but apple cider hot off the stove, spicy homemade hot cocoa, and the pungent scent of spices toasting for my favorite chai definitely top the list. Autumn is also my favorite excuse to have soups slow cooking, chili bubbling on the stove, and some form of pumpkin dessert baking. We started ahead of schedule and brought fall to PA a few weeks early.
Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Scents of #FebrezeFall
- 4 cups pumpkin puree
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 - 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
- 3 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease 10 x 10 or 13 x 9 baking dish.
- Beat eggs.
- Mix pumpkin, milk, and eggs together.
- In separate bowl, mix together oats and spices.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
- Pour into pan.
- Bake until done. Takes approximately 1 hour in 10 x 10 dish.
- If baking in 9 x 13 dish, will take 35-45 minutes.
What’s your favorite #FebrezeFall scent?