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Halloween Plants – 21 Scary Plants to Set A Spooky Mood

It’s time to get your spook on – with black plants, creepy flowers, Halloween plants and all sorts of growing things that are sure to make you feel a Halloween mood. Traditional Halloween decorating is done with just a few plants and colors. This time of the year is cold and plants in most areas …

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies – Double the Fun!

These Halloween Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect treat for your family or neighborhood friends. They have a cute pumpkin face and are filled with rich chocolate frosting. I love this time of the year. Our neighborhood kids are out playing most of the time, and it is a lot of fun to treat them to …

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Candy Corn Martini Recipe – Halloween Cocktail with Three Layers

Are you looking for a drink that takes the flavors of a favorite Halloween candy and puts them into an adult beverage? Try this candy corn martini. This fun Halloween cocktail uses candy corn to make and infused vodka and then pairs it up with pineapple juice and cream for one delicious drink. Candy corn …

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Halloween Cross-Stitch patterns – Crafting Spooky Embroidery Designs

These Halloween cross-stitch patterns are a great way for those who love to embroider to celebrate the holidays with their craft. Halloween will soon be here and that means it’s time for decorating for the holiday. One of the most creative was to decorate is by making a cross stich design.  If this is something …

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Cocktails for Halloween – Halloween Punch – Witches Brew Drinks & More

Halloween is right around the corner. Are you looking for some boozy cocktails for Halloween to make for your next Halloween party? These cocktails named after witches are just what you need! For some people, Halloween is all about the candy. I’m much more in favor of a glass of witches brew to get me in the …

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Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink – Champagne Cocktail Recipe

It’s time to pick your poison! This Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink is a champagne cocktail that is made even more gruesome with the addition of the lychee eyeballs that garnish the bloody looking brew. Halloween is the beginning of three months of non stop cooking, decorating and entertaining for me. My garden is being put …

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20+ Halloween Cocktail Garnishes – Special Effects for Halloween Drinks

From weird and wonderful Halloween cocktail garnishes to fall-inspired layers, to the use of special effects and color changes, learn how to create show-stopping drinks that will both charm and frighten your guests. The best cocktails for Halloween are those that are made by invoking an eerie mood with special effects. There are lots of …

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Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail – Fruity and Tart Halloween Drink

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes. Fruity and delicious, this Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth …

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Quick and Easy Halloween DIY projects

Try one of these cute Halloween DIY projects to dress up your home and yard for the holiday and for fall in general. Halloween is the beginning of the festive season that seems to lend itself to decorating.   The colors of autumn really lend themselves to setting a Halloween mood. Bring the outdoor inside with colorful …

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DIY Spooky Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries

Looking for something to light the way along your driveway on Halloween night?  How about one of these Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries. This easy DIY Halloween project will delight the local neighborhood kids and will make a great decoration for Halloween night. All you need are a few simple supplies and some Mason jars. Keep …

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Spooky Halloween Snake Basket – Easy DIY Porch Decoration

This spooky Halloween snake basket is a real treat. It has a Beetlejuice look to it that is whimsical and lots of fun. Halloween is such a fun time of the year for me.  I love to do crafts and DIY projects more during these few months than any other.  This project looks scary, will delight …

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Spooky Halloween Wooded Decorations – Pumpkin Witch Cat Ghost Decor

These DIY Halloween wooden decorations have been a favorite yard decor idea for our family for years. When my daughter was much younger, I was very much into all sorts of crafts. I especially loved decorating for the various holidays because she loved what I came up with for decorations. This project takes more time …

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Easy Halloween Decor Ideas – Decorate for the Holiday with these Projects

These easy Halloween decor ideas are spooky and quirky and so much fun to do. It is that time of the year when all the spooks, goblins and black cats come out for the month. Our homes will get a much needed make over for the holiday. There are tons of store bought Halloween decorations …

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Winter Spices – List of Christmas Spices Plus Best Herbs for Xmas

Would you like a list of winter spices or wonder what the best herbs for Christmas are that you can grow and use in recipes? This Christmas spices list is for you! The holidays will soon be here and a home cooked dinner, along with all the trimmings, is on many menus this year. Whether …

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36 Black Plants – Creating a Goth Garden With Black Flowers

Halloween is coming soon and, since black is a color associated with this holiday, I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on black plants. Adding these specimens to your roster of garden plants adds a dramatic look that will transform any outdoor space into a goth garden. Many of these plants can …

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When to Harvest Pumpkins – Tips for Harvesting Pumpkins

 Many of us look forward to picking pumpkins for fall projects, recipes and decor. If you have planted and nurtured a crop of these vegetables, you likely have wondered when to harvest pumpkins. Depending on the variety, pumpkins normally take between 90 and 120 days from planting seed to maturity.  Early varieties like Darling and …

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Holiday Cactus Types – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Cactus

 A holiday cactus is a short-day plant which produces flower buds when daylight hours decrease. Fortunately for gardeners, this happens when much of the garden is not blooming, just in time for the major holidays – Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. There are three different types of holiday cactus plants, Christmas cactus – schlumbergera bridgesii, Thanksgiving …

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How to Preserve Carved Pumpkins – Tips to Make Pumpkins Last Longer

How to preserve carved pumpkins is a problem unique to fall. Autumn is the time of the year when temperatures drop, pumpkin harvest is here, and leaves start to change color. It’s also the time for homes to start decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving and this includes carving pumpkins. It’s not unusual to see hay …

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Best Pumpkins for Carving – Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

With October comes the cooler temperatures, falling of leaves, and of course pumpkin carving time. For the perfect carved Jack O Lantern, be sure to familiarize yourself with this list of the best pumpkins for carving. When it comes to choosing pumpkins for carving projects, not all pumpkins are equal. As a matter of fact, …

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How to Keep Squirrels from Digging up Bulbs + 18 Squirrel Resistant Bulbs

A commonly asked question from readers of my blog is “how to keep squirrels from digging up bulbs in my garden?” Since fall is bulb-planting time for daffodils, crocuses, and tulips, the question is posed even more often right now. If you spend much time in the garden, you will likely have had a run-in …

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Pumpkin Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting – Thanksgiving Dessert

One of my mother’s time honored traditions was to serve a pumpkin cake each year, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, with her special toasted coconut frosting. She is not with us now, but that does not mean the cake will be missing! My whole family takes turns at making the cake for our Thanksgiving celebration. …

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20 Creative Uses for Silicone Ice Cube Trays – How to Use Ice Cube Trays

These 20 creative uses for extra large silicone ice cube trays show that they are not just for making ice! If you eat and drink out much, you may have noticed a new trend that has taken over the food and drink industry. The ice cubes are getting larger and larger. Large ice cubes are …

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Homemade Irish Cream recipe – How to Make It at Home

This homemade Irish cream recipe can be made at home in just minutes. All you need to make this copycat recipe are 6 common ingredients you probably have on hand and a blender. You’ll never have to go without the fabulous taste of Baileys! Homemade Irish cream is the perfect addition to your morning cup …

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Mudslide Cocktail Recipe – Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide

A Mudslide cocktail recipe is a decadent mixture of vodka, coffee flavored Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream. This delicious Baileys Irish cream mudslide recipe is both a drink and a dessert. It is one of my favorite cocktail recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, or any special holiday. Making Baileys drinks will guarantee one thing …

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