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Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece – St. Patrick’s Day DIY Table Decoration

This Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece gives me a chance to celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day and spring in one pretty project. The centerpiece can be made with either silk flowers or fresh flowers for two different looks. I don’t do much to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, but I do like a touch of the color …

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Good Luck Quotes – Best of Luck Wishes – Irish Quotes – Lucky Sayings

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here and that brings with it thoughts of luck. These best of luck wishes and good luck quotes are fun to share with friend or on social media to send good luck wishes to all. Motivational quotations on photos of nature are a favorite with the readers of The …

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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 or any special holiday. Making Baileys drinks will guarantee one thing for …

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Gingerbread House Tips – 15 Tricks for Making Gingerbread Houses

These Gingerbread House tips will make sure that your next project will be a stunner. From using muffin tins for supplies to choosing the right icing, these steps will make the task of making gingerbread houses quick and easy. The taste of gingerbread desserts just seem to go along with Christmas in my mind. Check …

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Getting a Cyclamen to Rebloom – Why Won’t My Cyclamen Plant Flower?

One of the prettiest holiday plants is a cyclamen – cyclamen persicum, also known as the florist cyclamen. Like some other holiday plants, getting a cyclamen to rebloom after the first year can a tricky task. For this reason, many gardeners simply discard the plant after it is done flowering and purchase a new one …

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Foolproof Fudge Tips – Secrets for Making Perfect Fudge, Every Time

How are your fudge making skills?  Do you end up with foolproof fudge that forms nice little parcels, or do you find it a challenge?  These cooking tips for making perfect fudge,F will give you wonderful results every time from now on. It’s hard to believe, after a summer of gardening, that the beginning of …

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Sunflower Pumpkin – Easy No Carve DIY Thanksgiving Table Decoration

This no carve sunflower pumpkin uses the heads of silk sunflowers or any other colorful daisy like flower to cover the outside of a faux pumpkin. This is a great idea for those of you who do not like the mess of a carved pumpkin. It’s also one that gardeners will love!  Fall is my …

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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 Plants – 21 Spooky Plants to Set A Scary Mood

It’s time to get your spook on – with 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 of the …

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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. If this is you, stitch one up an embroidery design today! Difference between cross-stitch and embroidery Some people use the two terms to indicate a similar technique, that of stitching a pattern on a …

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Decorating with Indian Corn for Thanksgiving – Indian Corn Decorations

Fall is the time for decorating with Indian corn. These rustic ears of ornamental corn are the perfect addition to any Autumn decorating project. Rustic and colorful, this variety of corn has been around for centuries. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links below are affiliate links. I earn …

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Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks – Carve a Pumpkin Easily

These pumpkin carving tips will bring out the artist in any budding Halloween decorator and give you a fun decor item to share in your home. If you have tried your hand at pumpkin carving, you will know that an easy Jack o Lantern design is not too difficult. But attempting more elaborate designs may …

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Knucklehead Pumpkins – Why do Pumpkins Have Warts?

Knucklehead pumpkins, as the name suggests, are covered with warts that are reminiscent of the knuckles on your hand. This type of pumpkin, along with heirloom pumpkins of various colors and shapes, are all the trend right now for decorating. Have you ever headed to to pumpkin patch to get your pumpkin to carve only …

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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

The best cocktails for Halloween are those that are made by invoking an eerie mood with special effects. 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. Setting a mood with …

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Decorating with Natural Elements for Autumn – Fall Greenery Ideas

Fall greenery is perfect to use when decorating with natural elements.  It’s both bold in color and rustic in texture and gives a calming look to any home decor project. I love the feel and look of fall. There is nothing like cool days when the garden starts to die down for winter.  It may …

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DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters – Easy Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Are you looking for a natural and easy to care for fall arrangement?  Try making these DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters. They look great and can be put together in almost no time at all. If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It …

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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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Terra Cotta Pumpkin – Recycled Clay Pot Pumpkin Candy Dish

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This terra cotta pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a …

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Kitchen Gift Basket for Mother’s Day – 10 Tips for Kitchen Themed Basket ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  This easy kitchen gift basket makes the perfect personalized gift for anyone’s mother who loves to cook. It is filled with fun, whimsical and useful kitchen items that are made even more special by including items that are geared to your mother’s tastes. This easy kitchen gift basket …

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15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables for Cooped up Kids

We love to camp at our house, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get away for a real camping weekend or the weather just won’t allow it. For times like this, the kids can still have a lot of fun by having an indoor camping party.   Are your kids feeling cooped up …

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Build an Easter Basket with Clues – Teenage Easter Activity

A fun thing to do at Easter is to have your child build an Easter Basket with Clues. This project is great for an older child to give them a more challenging hunt than a normal Easter Egg Hunt. Each year, at Easter time, I came up with printed clues to lead her from one …

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Snowman Wall Hanging – A Rustic Christmas Decoration

This snowman wall hanging is a rustic Christmas decoration that is made from an old kitchen door frame. It is super easy to make and looks great hanging on the shutters at our front door entry. I have a huge collection of both snowmen and Santa Claus Christmas decorations.  Our family room really gets into …

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Boxwood Christmas Wreath – DIY Holiday Project

This boxwood Christmas wreath makes a nice change from the traditional fir wreath often seen this time of the year. it’s easy to make and you can use items from your own yard. We got our Christmas tree the other day, and I always buy my wreath from the same vendor at the Farmer’s market …

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