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    DIY Fall Mantle Decor

    I am excited to share this year’s fall mantle with all of you. This year with my mantle I wanted a very clean and classic look with all the colors of fall. I had a hard time finding exactly what I wanted so I knew that I needed to DIY a few things to get the look I was going for. I found some fall leaves and branches but I could not find a vase that I liked to go with the branches. Here is where the DIY comes in, I found a few plain glass vases and using some Krylon® Spray Paint I totally transformed them. I started by using the Krylon® Shimmer Metallic Candy Corn  spray paint and sprayed the top half of the vase. Always be sure to read product label for proper application and safety instructions. This Shimmer Metallic spray has the perfect amount of shimmer to it. It adds a bit more movement and dimension then just plain orange spray paint. After the top of the vase was dry I taped off the top half of the vase. I…

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    Fall Pumpkin Printable

    Are you starting to feel the cool, crisp fall breeze in the air? Are leaves changing color where you live? I just love October for so many reasons. With Halloween just around the corner and the holiday season on it’s way, fall is a beautiful time of year! It’s Courtney from Paperelli and you know how much I love free printables! Well, today I am here to share a Fall Pumpkin Printable to warm your home this season. I wanted to create a printable to use through October and November. This printable is an easy decor item to add to your Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, designed to fit in your favorite 8×10″ frame. As always, I love seeing what you do with your printables. When posting on Instagram, be sure to use #paperelliprintables, so I can see what you’ve done with your printable! Download your Fall Pumpkin Printable Here Be sure to follow Courtney’s Etsy shop, Paperelli and follow her on Instagram, and Pinterest!  …

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    Halloween Ideas: Crackled and Studded Pumpkins

    This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions, ideas and photography is my own.     Materials: Faux Pumpkin Metallic Paint DecoArt Media Crackle Paste Soft Paint Brush Brass Upholstery Tacks (Thumbtacks might work too!) Small Hammer   Instructions: Start with a painted pumpkin. I had these gold pumpkins that I had spray painted gold so I couldn’t wait to try this. You can also use DecoArt Fluid Acrylics to paint your pumpkin. This will be the color of the cracks and flakes after you paint your pumpkin with the crackle paste. This is basically magic in a tub. When I opened the little jar it was thick like frosting and I literally said “what!?” out loud. It says paste right on it but for some reason I wasn’t expecting the consistency. I gave it a go and now I wanna crackle everything. Using my soft brush (I love this brush so much! I use it for everything. You can get one here.) I painted the entire pumpkin with a thick coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and let it…

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    Festive Fall Entertaining: Fall Table Ideas

    This post is sponsored by Target. All opinions and statements are my own.  Fall is in full swing, and we are so excited to be planning for family feasts and gatherings that the fall season brings. We can’t wait to take our kids apple picking and to the pumpkin patch this year! Fall is our favorite time of year for so many reasons but we love how it is the best time to bring family together and host meals and gatherings together. This year we let the pumpkin patch inspire our Fall dinner table. We chose rustic elements and super trendy metallics with warm colors for this year’s gathering. To start off our tablescape, we used a roll of brown wrapping paper as a table runner and added a layer of white cheesecloth for some texture. From there we added a rustic box full of faux pumpkins that we spray painted gold. Then we added some twigs, branches and fall foliage to the box for an easy centerpiece. We also LOVE candles and what’s better than a candlelit fall meal? Probably nothing! We got…

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    DIY Fall and Holiday Apple Pie Potpourri

    Today we have the easiest recipe/DIY ever but the great news is that this little concoction is borderline life changing! This Apple Pie Potpourri is PERFECT for the Fall, Christmas and the whole holiday season. It takes about 2 minutes, uses ingredients you probably already have and lasts for several days. Winning! It smells absolutely incredible and you’re going to love it. I have it on my stove right now and my whole house smells amazing. Yesterday my aunt came over (she’s my aunt but we’re only 4 years apart so it feels more like a cousin relationship and we’re really close) and she walked in and said “Wow!! What are you making!?!” in response to the delicious scent coming from my kitchen. Ingredients:  1 Apple, sliced 3 cups of water 1 heaping Tablespoon of Nutmeg 1 heaping Tablespoon of Ground Cloves (You could use whole cloves too) 2-3 Cinnamon Sticks (or a Tablespoon of Cinnamon) Optional: Orange or Lemon, sliced Instructions: In a medium sauce pan, add all ingredients and bring to a soft boil. I’m not sure if that’s…

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    10 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

    Yes, I’m that Mom. Like most, I love holidays and traditions and family fun and all. That being said, does pumpkin carving have to be a tradition. The neat freak inside me kind of hates it. (hanging my head in shame folks!) The mess when you carve them and hours of work you put in only to have the shrivel up and looks all gross and messed up days or weeks later. Oh, don’t even get me started on the last few years when the squirrels in our neighborhood ate the you know what out of them after we carved ours. Try explaining that to a 4 and 5 year old. Not fun. Anyway, it’s no secret that I LOVE to decorate so heck, why not decorate pumpkins! I am all about decorating pumpkins but the less mess the better! Here are 10 no carve (less mess!) pumpkin decorating ideas! DIY Donut Pumpkin from DIY Playbook Gold Jeweled Pumpkins DIY Watercolor Pumpkins from Lines Across Hanging Half Pumpkins by Just Destiny Mag DIY Gold Confetti Pumpkins from Homey Oh My! Simple Polka…

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    Pumpkin Recipes: 12 Yummy Pumpkin Recipes

    One of my favorite things about the fall is Pumpkin and I know that I am not the only that feels that way. I have gathered a few of our very favorite pumpkin recipes. A few of these recipes are ours and a few are from some of our favorite bloggers out there! Be sure to check out their blogs I promise you will love each one of them. Skinny Pumpkin Pancakes  Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Salted Caramel Pumpkin Parfait Pumpkin Gingerbread with a Shortbread Crust  Pumpkin Pie Hack Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pumpkin Roll Pumpkin Pie Truffles Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Pumpkin French Toast  I am excited for you to try out all of these recipes. Believe me you will not be sorry!…

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    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

    Hey everyone! It’s Adell from Baked in AZ. I am super excited to share this recipe for pumpkin muffins with you today. I just get so excited to share great recipes. It’s the little things in life. I just don’t think sharing a great recipe that you made and loved will ever get old. Anyways, lets talk about these muffins. AH! These are not just an ordinary, pumpkin muffin with a few chocolate chips thrown in there. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pumpkin chocolate chip muffin, but this pumpkin muffin is something else! The top is a pecan streusel and when you bite into it you get a fun surprise, a sweet cream cheese filling! Ah, pumpkin and cream cheese, what could be better?! And the muffin itself is full of spice. Just so darn good. These are a MUST make this fall. They smell out of this world and are the perfect treat. And the best part? Since they are a “muffin” 😉 it is basically like having dessert for breakfast but it’s totally okay cause it’s a muffin 🙂…

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    10 No-Bake Pumpkin Recipes

    Happy Labor Day! I am so excited that Fall is making its way to Arizona and in the next few weeks, the temps will start to drop a bit. I love this time of year. Last year I was in New York and in all honesty, you just can’t beat the gorgeous seasons out east! I definitely miss the leaves and the cool Fall weather. Arizona is a different kind of beautiful but it’s just not the same. One of my favorite things about Fall is pumpkin everything!!! Since it’s still over 100 degrees here in Arizona, I thought it would be fun to round up some no-bake pumpkin recipes that won’t heat up your house since you don’t have to turn on your oven! Here are some of my faves! Pumpkin Protein Shake from Love Grows Wild No-Bake Jackolantern Pumpkin Cheesecakes Pumpkin Pie Truffles No-bake Pumpkin Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven No-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Cooking Classy No Bake Pumpkin Pie in a Jar from Life, Love and Sugar No Bake Pumpkin Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies Pumpkin Cheesecake…

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