Spiced Apple Cider & Pumpkin Carving

It's been awhile since Jason and I have carved pumpkins together - not since before we were married, so it was time for us to buckle town and get some pumpkins. We didn't have carving tools, which was a bad idea as carving hello kitty with a steak knife and exacto blade while drinking rum isn't wonderful. Fortunately, I have no cuts! So here's some photos from the night and a yummy spice recipe to add to your apple cider this fall.

What You'll Need
1 Quart Apple Cider
1 Orange
3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Tablespoon Cloves
Sprinkling of Nutmeg & Allspice
4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Combine your ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Strain into cups and serve hot.


  1. oooh my goodness that cider sounds amazing :O!
    and wow I like how you carved the pumpkin..I've actually never been able to haha but I hope I do one day..

  2. aw, the Hello Kitty pumpkin is so adorable! And that apple cider sounds delicious and belly-warming...and really speedy! This would be perfect to whip up if some friends came over. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  3. The hello kitty pumpkin is the best ever!!!

  4. Any excuse for cider is welcome :) And pumpkin carving? My favorite!

  5. That hello kitty pumpkin is adorable! Yay for no cuts! LOL


  6. omg that hello kitty pumpkin is awesome!! we carved two years in a row with our kitchen knives! i think next year we'll probably get tools. :D

  7. You look so adorable and festive!! This dress is the bomb, love the print! And it's always so much fun to hang out with other bloggers :)


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