2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Welcome to our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide! Browse the pages of our gift guide above or if you want a full-size view, click here! We're just 1 week away from Thanksgiving and a little over a month away from Christmas, so it's time to start thinking about holiday shopping (for friends, family, neighbors, or heck - even yourself! You work hard sister!).  Filling these pages are our absolute … { Continue Reading }

Rustic Fall Tablescape

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Rustic Fall Tablescape Aleah and Nick, the husband and wife team behind Valley & Co., shared with us this cozy fall tablescape.  Aleah told us, "we were inspired to create this warm and whimsical dinner party shoot by cozy fall nights spent with family and friends visiting and warming up with spiked apple cider." One of my favorite parts is that guests were given cinnamon sticks wrapped in … { Continue Reading }

Thanksgiving Lunch: Cheddar Cheese Soup

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We Give Thanks! Cooler days and crisp nights mean autumn is here.  Invite a special friend or surprise your loved ones with a big bowl of home-cooked soup and serve it on the porch or in the garden room.  Life just doesn’t get much better than this ... especially if you serve buttermilk cornbread sticks to go with the soup. Autumn hues is what this table setting is all about.  Giving thanks … { Continue Reading }

Holiday Party Planner

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Holiday Party Planner 2010 The holidays are here! This year, I had the pleasure of writing this Holiday Party Planner and working with Kristen Steele Photography for the beautiful images. It's jam-packed with all you need for 4 different party ideas from a tapas party to a cocktail party and everything in between! You'll find recipes, decor ideas, favor suggestions, and more! Click the image … { Continue Reading }

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes

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First things first, congrats to AMY SMITH for winning the Little Monsters Giveaway! For those of you who did not win, we will have lots of additional giveaways soon and you can purchase Little Monsters HERE! Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes Halloween is all about the pumpkin. From carving to pie, the pumpkin is the iconic Halloween symbol. From the traditional pumpkin pie to the trendy pumpkin … { Continue Reading }

SURPRISE Giveaway: Little Monsters

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Little Monsters Giveaway Halloween is right around the corner, and it is time to whip up some spooky masterpieces from swampy dip to vampire bites! Author and photographer Zac Williams has created the perfect cookbook for your little Halloween monsters. In Little Monsters, published by Gibbs-Smith Publishers, you will find dozens of tasty treats sure to wow all the vampires, gremlins, and … { Continue Reading }

Autumn Cocktails

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Autumn Cocktails by Crista Scibelli One of my favorite things about the Fall is the chance to try some new fun cocktail creations! Whether you’re throwing a little party or just cozying up on a Sunday, these creative Autumn-inspired drinks will really put you in the season's spirit! “Wine Warm-Up” I must start off by saying, I am usually not a red wine drinker but this spiced up … { Continue Reading }

Camp Out Treat Table

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Camp Out Treat Table Jeannie Gearin of Cakes by Jeannie sent me this Camp Out Treat Table that is perfect for the fall weather! All the treats she made sound delicious. Her framed menu for this treat table includes S'more Pops, Chocolate Confetti, Oatmeal Chunk cookies, Golden Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting, Sixlets, and Owl Cookies. Yum! Printables by: … { Continue Reading }

Witches Dinner Party

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Witches Dinner Party Photography by Kristen Steele Photography Inspired by these cute witches wine labels from PaperStyle, I designed a Witches Dinner Party shoot to inspire you for the upcoming Halloween season! I love that this label also comes in invitations so you can send them out to your favorite girlfriends. They can park their brooms at the door, and enjoy a night of spooky sips and … { Continue Reading }

Top 5 Spooktacular Halloween Treats

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UPDATE - See Reader Submitted spooktacular treats below! Halloween is right around the corner so we're sharing our top 5 spooktacular Halloween treats! These are fun and fabulous recipes for kids and adults alike! Do you have a spooktacular recipe too? Let us know and you could be featured in an upcoming post. Creepy Deviled Eggs These fun treats are easy to make and jam packed with … { Continue Reading }