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Winter Decorations for the Holidays

Yeah, we know, Thanksgiving hasn’t even passed and we’re already talking about December. But c’mon, it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year” for a reason! Who doesn’t love the holiday decorations? There’s Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and just winter in general. We love getting in the spirit with lights, garland, ornaments, and DIY decorations. Here are some of our favorite decorating ideas to help get you in the holiday mood.

40 Christmas Decorating Ideas
40!? I can’t even think of 10. You will have more ideas than you know what to do with. Ideas include using old Christmas cards, and getting the kids to help decorate. (Lifehack.org)

DIY Woodland Sign

Make this fabulous DIY Winter Woodland Sign for the upcoming holidays! Tutorial by Blooming Homestead for www.livelaughrowe.com #diy #woodland

Make this fabulous DIY Winter Woodland Sign for the upcoming holidays! Tutorial by Blooming Homestead for http://www.livelaughrowe.com #diy #woodland

(livelaughrowe.com)

DIY Stocking Hangers

stocking hangers

(decoratingyoursmallspace.com)

10 Inventive Christmas Tree Themes

By Toni Kami

By Toni Kami

(topsinspired.com)

Snowman Door

snowman door

(http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/)


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Decorate for Fall and Thanksgiving

Fall means Thanksgiving, and with this season comes the changing of the leaves, the browns, reds, oranges. You see more dark colors, a more earthy-woody feel. For those of you who love doecorating in conjunction with the season, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get started. We’re going to include table decorations for Thanksgiving, cute mason jar lights, and mantle pieces, among others. So grab your Michael’s loyalty card and start making a list of all the items you’re going to need to decorate for fall.

Magnolia Wreath
thefrugalhomemaker.com
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Burlap “Give Thanks” Banner
thefrugalhomemaker.com

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DIY Thanksgiving Sign
thehappytulip.com

thanksgiving sign

Autumn Leaf, Mason Jar Candle Holder
Sparkandchemistry.com

mason jars

21 Festive Wreaths to Make for Thanksgiving
Goodhousekeeping.com

wreath


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Our Favorite Fall Foods and Drinks

In celebration of fall, we posted a few tasty Thanksgiving day foods to try out. But there’s more to fall than just Thanksgiving. There are so many great ingredients and tastes that epitomize fall. Pumpkin, spices, warmth, nuts, apples, soups, hot chocolate. Getting hungry, huh? Here are some of the tastiest fall foods we could find from desserts to drinks to delectable entrees. Enjoy!

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Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread
Say no more! You had me at cream cheese, then stole my heart with pumpkin bread. This sounds like the ultimate fall food. (Averie Cooks)

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Apple Pie Bites
These are perfect for those watching their figure, but who don’t want to compromise and eat boring, tasteless food. These apple pie bites are a shot of dessert in miniature form. (The Blond Cook)

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Pumpkin Waffles and Apple Cider Syrup
Now who wouldn’t want to wake up to the smell of that? (Cooking Classy)

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Caramel Apple Sangria
This is for those of you who love to pair their alcohol with the season (is that a thing?). (A Night Owl Blog)

biscuit pot pie

Biscuit Pot Pie
This just screams warm fall food and brings you back to eating at home as a kid. (Damn Delicious)

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Apple Cider Donuts
Skip Dunkin’ Donuts. These are a mouthful of fall’d favorite fruit in donut hole form. (Sally’s Baking Addiction)


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8 Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Now that October is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You already started taking down the Halloween decorations and pulling out the Thanksgiving boxes from the attic. The best part about Thanksgiving? The food! Nobody can deny that the ample amounts of food on this day will cause you to gain a few pounds, but not to worry, you workout daily…right? If you are looking to change up your Thanksgiving day foods, here are some tasty recipes!

dinner rolls

Rosemary Dinner Rolls
These rolls from Cooking Classy are a nice twist on your ordinary fare.

sweet potato

Sweet Potato Casserole
Some tasty sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows and pecans from Le Creme de la crumb.

mini pumpkin pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies
Teeny, cute pumpkin pies that will make you go Aww, from Home is Where the Boat is.

mini apple plies

Mini Apple Pies
Who doesn’t love apple pie? Especially in miniature form. (Pillsbury)

pumpkin french toast

Pumpkin French Toast
Start Thanksgiving Day off with this tasty pumpkin french toast. (Cooking Classy)

caramel apple cream cheese

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
Let your guests snack while you prepare! (She Wears Many Hats)

crispy potato roast

Crispy Potato Roast
Those potatoes look so delicious! Make them as a side dish for the big day. (Joyously Domestic)

caramel apple bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Crumble Bars
Finish off dinner with these tasty Thanksgiving-inspired treats. (Averie Cooks)