21 In food/ Recipes

Pumpkin bread bowl

Pumpkin bread bowls

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I love soup season! Sometimes there’s nothing better than some homemade soup in a nice crusty bread bowl. So naturally in honor of fall and after seeing how much you loved the pumpkin baked brie, I had to make pumpkin shaped bread bowls.

Using a store bought dough makes it so easy! Literally thaw, shape and bake! This would also be a cute vessel for dips for Thanksgiving too! Scroll down to see how I made a pumpkin bread bowl.

How to make a Pumpkin Bread Bowl

You will need:

  • Frozen store bought dough
  • Egg
  • Twine

Start by thawing the dough. Take a large baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and place the loaves on the sheet. Next take a piece of parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and place over the frozen dough, spray side down so that it doesn’t stick or make a mess.

Once the dough has thawed (about 2-3 hours), cut the loaves into halves and roll into a ball.

Now here is where you can learn from my mistakes-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut 4 pieces of twine and lay out so that they look like spokes of a wheel. Place each ball of dough on top, and again cover with parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray, spray side down.

Allow the dough to rise for a few hours. (Originally I had allowed the dough to rise first and then tried wrapping with twine and it got messy).

Pumpkin bread bowls

Once the dough has risen, you are ready to shape your pumpkin bowls.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring up the sides of the twine and tie in the center so that it makes the shape of a pumpkin and gives you seams. Trim any excess twine.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Prepare an egg wash by cracking an egg in a bowl, add a splash of water and whisk completely.

Using a pastry brush, brush the dough with the egg wash.

Bake the dough for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Allow your pumpkins to cool briefly and then cut and remove the twine.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Use a knife to cut the tops off and scoop out some bread from the sides to make a larger vessel to hold your soup or dips.

Fill and serve!

Pumpkin bread bowls

Pumpkin bread bowls

My homemade butternut squash soup is my absolute favorite to serve in these pumpkin bread bowls for the perfect fall dish! Click here for my recipe.

I love to see what you create! So if you make this, be sure to take a photo and share on Instagram, tagging me @ourtiny_nest!


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Nesting on this beautiful Saturday-

I’m coming to you today from the ice cold hockey rink. Both of our boys have officially started hockey for the season so that is where I will be on Saturday mornings now.

For the past 24 hours I’ve been dissecting Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights. Her way with words and storytelling is amazing. What’s your favorite track on the album?

Also newly released this week is a new book by Colleen Hoover, It Starts With Us.

It Starts wtih Us

I have so much to tell you since there was no Nesting last week. We celebrated my Dude Man’s 6th birthday. He had the best Par-Tee at the Bunker which is a virtual indoor golf. The kids had a blast and no one got hurt so that’s a win!

Here’s what you may have missed :

This sheet pan dinner tastes just like Thanksgiving and is a breeze to whip up. Click for the recipe.

Easy Fall Sheet Pan Dinner

I shared different types of resilient flooring and why it’s a great option for your home.

A new Weekly Wednesday Link Party with tons of Halloween treats, cocktails and decor ideas.

10 beautiful fall tablescape ideas from myself and my talented friends in the home decor world. Seriously, save this post for Thanksgiving because it has so many great ideas if you’re hosting!

A simple fall tablescape in autumnal and gold hues

This important reminder –

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Protect yourselves by doing those monthly self breast exams! I made a free printable last year that you can hang in your shower or in your bathroom as a little reminder! Click here to download the printable.

And now my favorite things that I saw this week on the web:

These Pumpkin Espresso Whoopie Pies – holy moly need one ASAP!

Kelly from the Tattered Pew made this adorable tassel ghost pillow!

Who loves mimosas? Check out these 2 ingredient apple cider mimosas from Jen at Midwest Life and Style.

This garden wreath from my friend Jen at Cottage on Bunker Hill. She used dried flowers from her own garden and it came out sooo pretty!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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9 In home/ home decor

10 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes

10 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes

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To say I am honored for today’s post is an understatement. Today I am bringing you the best fall tablescape ideas from women who I truly admire and look up to in the blogging/home decor world and they have asked me to join them.

I’m sharing 10 Beautiful Fall Tablescapes and decor ideas from 9 other talented ladies. This is the time of year when we kick off gathering around the table with friends and family. There is truly something for everyone here whether you’re looking for something more relaxed, or upscale, or even for dining alfresco.

So let’s go!!!


A Beautiful and Cozy Tablescape from Wendy at WM Design House

Wendy has such a talent for making her guests feel special and welcome. I love the color palette she chose for her table decor!  And wait until you see what she used as a vessel or vase for her flower arrangement! So creative.

Fall table decorations

A relaxed autumnal table in gold hues by yours truly, Our Tiny Nest

I’m showing you how to use what you already have at home to create a relaxed table for a fall dinner party or Thanksgiving. The blue chargers are my favorite and they pair beautifully with gold accents and autumn leaves.


Fall Table with Pumpkins and Mums from Shiplap and Shells

You’ve no doubt decorated your porch with mums this time of year but have you ever brought them into your table decor? The result is beautiful.

Fall table with pumpkins and mums


This Cozy Harvest Table from Bricks and Blooms

Stacy is the queen of all things gardens and flowers. So naturally, she created this lush tablescape with elements from her own gardens. Click to see how to create your own centerpiece using a vintage toolbox and natural elements.

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Harvest Table for Alfresco Dining from Living Large in a Small House

If I’m being honest, I think alfresco dining in the summer is over rated with the heat and all the bugs. But in the fall, now that’s where it’s at. Lynn created this beautiful harvest alfresco dining table for her guests. I love the little cheeseboards.

a view of the harvest tablescape looking at my gardens


Easy Ideas for a Fall Tablescape from Vintage Home Designs

I always love to see what Michele creates because she has an eye for creating beautiful things in a neutral color palette and I love neutrals. Wait until you see these placemats she made using sheet music!

place setting for a simple fall tablescape sheet music placemat white dinner plate layered with white salad plate large dried leaf on plate silverware tied with striped ribbon on plate

Creepy Chic Halloween Table from Trueman Treasures

Kylie is showing you how to make a Halloween tablescape that is equal parts creepy and glam! Her centerpiece with moss, skulls and bones is my favorite!

A Foraged Fall Tablescape from South House Designs

Diane is a girl who takes after my heart. I’ve been known to forage and bring home some plants and things I find on my walks to decorate the house. She created this tablescape using dropcloths and elements of Mother Nature and it is stunning!

A casual Thanksgiving Table from The Tattered Pew

Kelly’s got the right idea when it comes to setting the table for Thanksgiving – keep it casual! Candles and free printable placecards add just the right touch and make it personal.

How to set a casul Thanksgiving table for family and friends.

A Rustic Elegant Table from The Peacock Ridge Farm

Renae used artichokes, grapes and beautiful flowers and candles to create this elegant yet rustic tablescape. I feel like I’ve been transported to a vineyard in Italy. I love the vintage bike too for that old world feel!

I hope you are able to take away little pieces of inspiration as you dine with friends and family throughout the holidays.


I’m linking some of my favorite elements for dining below. Just click the photos to shop.

gold candlesticks wine glasses glass votives gold flatware

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Wednesday Link Party #318

Wednesday Weekly link party #318

This week’s features are all about Halloween! I have 5 of them this week and it was soooo hard to choose 5. Scroll down to see my favorite Halloween ideas that caught my eye and link up at the bottom for your chance to be featured next week.

This week’s features

Bewitching Tablescape from Karin’s Kottage

This tablescape is perfect for a Halloween or Hocus Pocus party. My favorite part is the witch hats on the chandelier!

Halloween Dough Bowl from Penny’s Treasures

And now I will be getting a large dough bowl I can decorate every season. This is just so beautifully done.

7 Spooky Treats for Halloween from Pinecones and Acorns

Monster munch, mummy cake and more spooky treats!


Fondant Covered Donut Ghosts from Family and the Lakehouse

These ghost treats caught my eye! How clever!

Fondant Covered Donut Ghosts with Top Hats - Halloween Treats for Kids


Red VooDoo Cocktail from The Purple Pumpkin Blog

This sounds delicious. I may be pouring myself some in a travel mug while I take the kids Trick or Treating 🙂


Voodoo Vodka Cocktail

Be sure to head over to Tarah’s page to see her picks!

Now on to this week’s party!


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