I don’t know about you, but I’m waiting on pins and needles for fall to begin…weather wise, that is. Because with treats like pumpkin bread and fresh apple pies on the horizon, it’s all I can do not to break out my baking gear in this crazy hot weather. So while I patiently (not!) wait for the leaves to turn and the temps to drop, you can find me perusing my sweet little heart out over on SMP Living…or really any other time of year, for that matter. Scroll on for our fave Living features from the week and pop over there for so much more.

Joy the Baker. One of my favorite food bloggers since forever. She joined the ranks as SMP Living’s newest contributor this week, and she’s whipping up yummy recipes in true sassy Joy style.

Everyone has their favorite Living tidbit, and mine is home tours. There’s no better way to get to know someone than through their home, and after poring through Margaret Elizabeth ultra stylish digs — I feel a little like her wannabe soul sister.

Is there anything better than poptarts? Yes. Homemade poptarts. And when you start with The Honest Company’s  Fruit + Veggie Wash, it’s a treat you can truly feel extra good about. See Abby and her sweet daughter Audrey’s baking adventures here.

Life skill alert! How to Tie a Bow Tie. It’s a must bookmark tutorial from Annie Dean that breaks down the process into seven simple steps.