Gobble Gobble Cupcakes!

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What kid wouldn’t love these on Thanksgiving day? I made these for the kids a few years back and they were a hit. Afterall, it combines a cupcake with fruit roll-ups, with a cookie! Here’s what you need and how it all goes together: Frosted CupcakesNutter Butter cookiesRed decorator gelMini chocolate chipsFruit leather/roll-ups(several colors)toothpicksPress one […]

Lucky Wishbone!

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  Does everyone fight over the wishbone after your holiday meal? Well, play referee no more. Buy a pack of these Lucky Wishbones and everyone gets to make a wish! They have a realistic look but are made of a plastic material. A pack of 12 is less than $10. They would make a nice […]

What’s Inspiring Me Now

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You know what they say…”a picture is worth a thousand words.” I love getting inspiration from all the pictures found around the web. The top 2 images are from Domino magazine. The feather centerpiece is simple yet dramatic. Perfect for a Thanksgiving table where we tend to use natural elements in our decor. The driftwood […]

Autumn Centerpiece Ideas

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Here are a couple of easy ideas for centerpieces. The first is some berry branches, faux or real, simply gathered in a vase and surrounded by moss you can get from the craft store. The second is various pumpkins(faux) and candles that have been sprayed with spray adhesive and then rolled in dried beans or […]

Apple Pie Cocktail

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  I love to offer guests a cocktail upon arrival, and this is the perfect DIY tray to welcome them. Using 2 acrylic frames (set cardboard backing aside for another use) fill the bottom one with faux fall leaves(or anything else that comes to mind) and set the other one on top creating a lip around the […]

Easy-To-Do Autumn Table

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  I created this Autumn table for our annual Friends and Family Thanksgiving Feast. So I’ve put together this little setting for about $5!!! That’s right! I got scrapbook papers and coordinating supplies from the $1 isle at Target. This includes a package of square scrapbook pages, a set of stick-on cardboard letters, a package […]

Sideboard and Kid’s Table

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  The sideboard is set up with an Apple Pie Cocktail to enjoy before dinner, a menu listing the delicious meal to come, and after-dinner coffee. Typically I would have dessert, in place of the pumpkin, on the cake stand! I created a little Welcome banner to match the one on the table, along with other […]

Pecan Pie Trifle

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Here’s a little something I whipped up tonight for a meeting I have tomorrow. It is soooo easy to put together: Pecan Pie Trifle 1 frozen pecan pie, thawed(or one from the bakery section of the market) 8 oz. block of cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla […]

“All American” Cocktail

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The election day frenzy is upon us! Have a cocktail and celebrate….or drown your sorrows. Try this All-American cocktail at the end of the day while you’re watching the results. Patriotic Cocktail 3 Tbsp. pomegranate liqueur(Pama) 1 Tbsp bourbon Splash of lemon juice Ice Club Soda Pour the pomegranate liqueur, bourbon, and lemon juice into […]

Fabulous Fall Place Settings!

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Here are a couple of great ideas for adding that little autumn touch to your tablesetting. Use those faux leaves from the craft store to create a backdrop to your soup bowl. Or you can cut out a large circle from construction paper and glue the leaves on to create a charger plate. Just fan […]