The JOY Challenge: Day 28 – It’s fall, y’all!

I’m deliberately finding joy for forty days. To start from day one, click here.

Pumpkins, photo by Wildcat Dunny

I love all things fall. Cool evenings around our backyard firepit with friends, the last of the farmer’s market, the first sweaters of the season, and, of course, pumpkin everything.

Of all my pumpkin passions, this recipe is my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too!


1 15oz can pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 (18.25) pkg yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup butter (melted)

Stir first five ingredients and pour into greased 9×13 dish. Sprinkle cake mix/pecans on top. Drizzle butter. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes or until golden. Serve with whipped cream.

Giving Thanks Hurricane Set by DaySpring 

Join me in the celebrating the blessings of fall by sharing your favorite one before midnight on Monday and you’ll be entered to win this gorgeous Giving Thanks Glass Hurricane Set!

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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