Pumpkin and More Pumpkin

You may call it Fall but I like to call it Pumpkin season. Traditionally consumers usually amp up their pumpkin intake around this time of year and that includes me. I’ve already began scouring the aisles of my local grocers looking for any and everything pumpkin. I took the time to narrow down my top 6 pumpkin faves for this year (no easy task) and here I’ve shared them with you.

1. Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

I already enjoy starting my day with a nice hot cup of coffee. This season I’ll be making my little morning regimen even more delightful by adding a splash of delicious pumpkin flavored creamer. This creamer has been a hit at Camden Phipps.

  Pumpkin  Creamer

2. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 

There’s nothing like a salty snack to take the edge off. These roasted little goodies are sure to do the trick.  Please note that I don’t have a photo of the ones I made, they were gone before I could snap one.  Visit your local Whole Foods grocer to get started on your own disappearing pumpkin seeds.  

3. DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

Want to cut back on the pie despite the leftover pumpkins? Use your leftovers to concoct this high in zinc, vitamin A and C, refreshing beauty treat I discovered via Popsugar.

4. Publix Pumpkin Pie Ice cream

Did you know ice cream sales can increase in the Fall months? I think I know why, because the flavors of Fall are like none other including this delectable Pumpkin Pie ice cream by Publix.

Publix Pumpkin Pie  Ice Cream

5.  Martha Stewart’s Traditional Pumpkin Pie

The traditional pumpkin pie is a must during the Fall season. Martha Stewart’s Traditional Pumpkin Pie recipe is just the ticket to complete any holiday dinner spread.

6. Philadelphia Pumpkin Cream Cheese and Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita chips

My fave!!! It’s quick, it’s easy, and it does the trick for my late night Pumpkin snack cravings.

Pumpkin  Cream Cheese and Pita Chips

As you can see, I couldn’t wait for the Fall season and once Starbucks made the official announcement  (in my opinion) with the launch of the Pumpkin Spice Latte’, that was my queue. What are some of your Pumpkin must-haves?

Happy Fall, everyone!

Coming in 2014…

Uptown Skyline

There are so many new and exciting things to announce from Charlotte, it may not even be possible to fit them all here!

After celebrating a fantastic end to 2012 and a great beginning to 2013, the planner in me (albeit a very small portion) cannot help but look out even further to what we have coming up for Charlotte. 

Camden has recently announced plans for not one, but TWO brand new communities to be built in the Historic South End district of Charlotte.  They will be located along the Lynx Blue Line and just minutes from Center City!  Construction is scheduled to begin summer 2013 with both properties opening by spring 2014.

Camden South Line and Camden Design District will be the two newest additions to Camden family here in Charlotte and we could not be any happier about it! 

One will be located right along South Boulevard and the other along, believe it or not, Camden Road.  It must be destiny to have a Camden community located on Camden Road :).  Be sure to keep looking for updates as construction begins and more details about each of them emerge. 

On a semi related topic (I told you there was a lot to announce), according to The Charlotte Business Journal, one of our new communities is located adjacent to the site were Publix is planning to open one of their first locations here in Charlotte.  As a Charlotte native, I don’t know too much about Publix, but I think expanding to Charlotte will be great for the city and shows how fast we are growing.  Not to mention how convenient getting groceries will be for our new communities around the corner.

For more information about the expansion of Publix to the Charlotte Metro area, check out This Article from the Charlotte Business Journal.

As the construction process begins, I will be sure to keep you updated with the exciting news as we get it!