Orange Doors

‘Tis the season for orange. Nothing says welcome like a brightly coloured front door. As long as you are restrained in other accent colours you’re pretty safely in the eye-catching but not the fun-house category. These beautiful doors below are perfect examples of how an orange door can work with any style of architecture.

“You’ll know it when you see it. It’s the house with the orange door!”

orange doors


orange doors

orange doors

orange doors

orange front door

orange doors

orange cathedral doors

orange door

orange door

orange door

Orange Shoes are Cheerful

Apricot, cantaloupe, coral, salmon, tangerine, pumpkin and persimmon. Have you ever noticed most of the synonyms for the colour orange are food-based? That’s because orange is a delicious colour.

I was in Calgary earlier in the fall and my sister bought the most wonderful pair of Fluevog shoes (see them here) that have a great orange accent colour. Those shoes sent me on a search for even brighter pumpkin-hued footwear. Below are the best of the bunch and are bright enough to cheer up the gloomiest fall day.

orange shoes

1.Aquazzura, Pixie tassel-back sueded sandals / 2. Kim Kwang Watercolour Effect ankle boot / 3. Car Shoe ankle boot / 4. Camper Memphis leather slingback sandal / 5. Chloé “Lauren” pumps / 6. Chiara Ferragani “Flirting” glitter slippers / 7. Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom mesh sneakers / 8. Pierre Hardy curved heel pumps

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie | Smoothie

pumpkin spice smoothie

This morning I was a rock-star mom. Homemade bran muffins were in the oven by 6:20 and a homemade smoothie was on the table to round out breakfast. Isn’t that annoying?

Bran Muffin

My son is off breakfast at the moment, he says it makes him sick to eat that early. I have a real problem sending him off to school empty so the challenge is to find something that he’ll actually eat. I made a bran muffin recipe last night the batter of which is meant to stay in the fridge until you want fresh muffins. The recipe is from Trish Magwood’s book In My Mother’s Kitchen. This smoothie recipe has all the decadent richness of a coffee shop drink but is made without chemical flavourings. He ate both with gusto but who knows what will happen tomorrow morning.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup water

Blend and enjoy.

pumpkin spice smoothie ingredients