Category: Fall

Oct 13

DIY Halloween Costume: Autumn Faun Part One

Are you looking for a Halloween costume that is unique, cheap and eye-catching? Try being an “Autumn Faun” this year! With only 6 household items, you’ll be able to create a floral head piece worthy of extra candy. The great thing about this project: it takes about 20 minutes to make and is really affordable. Don’t …

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Oct 13

How to Make Great Baked Goods With Your Pumpkins

So you grew pumpkins this year. Or maybe you just bought some to decorate the house or yard. Don’t throw them out; use them for baking. With pumpkin puree, you can make great baked goods from bread to pies to muffins. Sure you can buy canned pumpkin from the store but fresh is better, healthier, …

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Oct 13

Quotes: October

October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles. – Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old …

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Oct 11

Canning – How To Can Peach, Apple and Pumpkin Fruit Butters With Recipes

During the Summer and Fall months I enjoy harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we grow in our garden every season. Once our food is harvested…I like to get busy in my kitchen canning a variety of relishes, soups and fruit butters. Canning is not a difficult process like most people think and it can …

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Oct 10

Fall Garden Tasks to Keep Out Garden Diseases

There are some fall garden tasks that are critical to maintaining a healthy garden. Disinfecting equipment is probably one of the most important but least completed fall garden tasks. However, it will probably save many of next year’s plants. Last week I was speaking to one of my neighbors about her tomatoes. I asked her …

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Oct 10

Halloween Crafts: Ghost Ornaments & Coffee Filter Bats

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. -William Shakespeare Some of the best craft projects can be made from common household items, and here we’ll learn …

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Oct 08

Sweet Fall Recipes

Fall Recipes: French Toast Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups, Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecakes & Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake How to be host or hostess with the most(est) with these delicious seasonal recipes This time of year is all about the people you love — when you invite old friends or beloved family members into your home to celebrate …

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Oct 06

Designer Tombstones: Inexpensive Yard Decorations

I have found over the years that Halloween, when it comes to decorations, has become almost as decorated as Christmas.  Each year, whole neighborhoods suddenly become creepy villages that hint of dark vampires, witches and zombies trembling in the dark, waiting for the ghoulish night of Halloween to descend upon us. It can be rather …

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Oct 05

Make A Haunted Gingerbread House

If you are looking for a ghoulish Halloween activity everyone can enjoy, why not create a peanut-free Haunted Gingerbread House? Decorated with Nestlé Fav*rites peanut-free treats, it’s not only safe for children who have peanut allergies, it’s also spooktacularily fun to make! Recipe after the jump…

Sep 28

Autumn Road Tripping: Fall For America’s National Parks

It’s impossible to completely convey in a single article the stunning beauty and variety of the U.S. National Parks. They range over the moonscape-like areas of the Badlands in South Dakota and the Petrified National Forest in Arizona to the lush greenery of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee or Crater Lake, Oregon. In between …

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