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Natural Fall Tablescape

I have been seeing a lot of people using dried beans and lentils in their fall decorations and I love it.  The natural look is simple and comforting.  You can either go all natural or just add a few things here and there in your decorating.  Here is gorgeous example of incorporating natural elements in a tablescape. Get the how-to here! For more natural tablescaping inspiration check out Chris from Celebrations at Home post here. …

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Friday’s Fall Cocktail

Try a Falling Leaf Fiz at this fall's gatherings.  It's so pretty and sounds so tasty!  Sure to impress your guests. Falling Leaf Fiz   Ingredients per cocktail: 1 part Grey Goose La Poire (pear-flavored vodka) 1 heaping teaspoon pumpkinbutter Pinch of pumpkin pie spice Dash of simple syrup 4 parts of sparkling wine Garnish: dried apple chip Prep Place vodka, pumpkin butter, spice and syrup in the bottom of a Champagne glass. Stir well. Top with sparkling wine and…

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Pretty Pear Centerpiece

Here is another idea for decorating your fall tables.  Take a break from pumpkins and think about using pears.  Pears add a simple warmth to any setting.  The addition of wheat in this centerpiece really evokes feelings of fall.  This centerpiece would also be perfect for a Thanksgiving table.  BONUS-it's EASY to make! Get the how-to here. …

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Spiced Pomegranate Sipper

There is nothing like a hot beverage in cool weather to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling.  Many new recipes are popping up for them I would like to try.  This one sounds especially good to me.  How could you go wrong with pomegranate and pineapple juice?!  BONUS:  the cinnamon and cloves simmering on your stove will make your house smell divine, naturally.  Simmer right before your guests arrive to fragrance your home. Spiced Pomegranate Sipper Prep: 10 min., Cook: 18…

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Pumpkins on the Vine

Or stem… I just love these homemade pumpkin glass charms.  What a cute way to keep your stemware straight at your fall and Halloween parties!  Cut circles from orange construction paper, cut out the centers, then cut a slit in each center to fit on stem. Darken the slits with an orange marker to show depth.  Cut pumpkin stems out of green paper and glue them onto the orange circles. Snake four pieces of thin cloth-coated florist's wire around the stem of…

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Autumn Punch

Sangria is just perfect for parties.  It serves a crowd and the pitcher of colorful wine, juice and fruit looks so pretty on your table or bar.  This sangria recipe would be tasty any time of year but the vanilla, plums and cranberry juice give it that fall feel.  Try it warm in the cooler months for a special treat.  If you're not a fan of plums, try apples instead. Autumn Punch   Makes: 10 to 12 servings Prep: 20 minutes Chill: 4 hours Ingredients 2  teaspoons whole cloves…

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Corny Candles

You know I love to use fillers in my candle containers or floral arrangements.  Remember the peas?  Well I was just thinking the other day about what I could use for a fall filler.  Nuts, leaves, etc…?  Check out this candle with corn.  I think it's perfect for fall and you don't have to worry about the corn changing in appearance if you buy it already dried. I love that it is natural too.  BINGO!   (photo from bhg.com)…

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One to Try

I have been under the weather this week and craving anything warm and comforting.  What could be better than wine and warm spices?  I've always wanted to make mulled wine.  It is still too hot for it right now, but I can't wait to try this recipe next month! Mulled Wine   Makes 8 drinks 1  navel orange 4  cups  apple juice 2  tablespoons  honey 1  2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced 6  whole allspice berries 10  cinnamon sticks 1  bottle dry red…

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Candy Cornucopia

I hope this post isn't too soon for everyone.  We had beautiful fall-like weather here this weekend and it got me thinking of all things FALL!  As you know, it is my absolute favorite time of year.  The vibrant colors and cooler temps bring new energy with them.  This candy cornucopia is one of the cutest things I've seen in a while!  I couldn't wait til September to share it with you.  What a fun activity this would be for…

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