Tag: autumn

Halloween Party Food Ideas & A Sophisticated Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Halloween party food can be really fun to make, it’s the time of the year when you can make your food look unappetizing and people will still want to eat it. Children love the thrill of eating what they think is dismembered body parts and ordinary food that has been dyed fun colors. If you …

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Meringue Ghosts Recipe

I make this recipe every year for my family and for Halloween parties and it is always a big hit! It’s great because the recipe is easy and the treats come out lite and tasty. It’s also a great Halloween project to do with the kids, because they can get creative with the shapes and …

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Fall Gardening Checklist

As Rudyard Kipling once said, “Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.” A lot of gardeners see fall as a time to start putting their gardens to rest. However, autumn is the perfect time for assessing, designing, and improving your gardens. Consider your landscaping. fall is also a great time to perform grounds …

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Halloween Gourd Friends

Fall has arrived and pumpkins have arrived with it but today, I’m not really looking at the pumpkins.  Instead, I am looking at the cute little bags of gourds that are lining the produce section of your local grocery store. Usually, these little treats are found in a bag of about 12 gourds.  They are …

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How to Make Cute Halloween Grab Bags

People often say, “Halloween, it’s just about the candy,” and although I often agree with them on some level, I don’t really think it is a bad thing. To me, Halloween is one of the truly whimsical holidays around. There is no deep meaning, although there is a history, and children and adults alike, can …

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Pumpkin Patch 3 Oil Soap Recipe

I love this recipe because it only requires three oils which you can find in the grocery store, making it an easy recipe to satisfy a quick soap making fix! Ingredients: 8 oz. olive oil 8 oz. coconut oil, 76 deg. 9 oz. vegetable shortening like Crisco 9.5 oz. water 3.6 oz. lye 1 oz. Pumpkin Patch …

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Designer Tombstones: Inexpensive Yard Decorations

I have found over the years that Halloween, when it comes to decorations, has become almost as decorated as Christmas.  Each year, whole neighborhoods suddenly become creepy villages that hint of dark vampires, witches and zombies trembling in the dark, waiting for the ghoulish night of Halloween to descend upon us. It can be rather …

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Crochet Card Project: Fall Card

One crafter likes to make cards. Another crafter likes to crochet. Why not combine them and make a “crochet card”?  This card is designed to showcase both popular crafts. The possibilities are endless, and quick.  -Linda Supplies Size B Crochet Hook Deep Orange #3 Lightweight Yarn, small amount 3 pieces of scrapbook paper Stickers Mini …

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Happy Fall

For the Chipmunk in My Yard I think he knows I’m alive, having come downThe three steps of the back porchAnd given me a good once over. All afternoonHe’s been moving back and forth,Gathering odd bits of walnut shells and twigs,While all about him the great fields tumbleTo the blades of the thresher. He’s luckyTo …

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Plant Garlic in Autumn for an Abundant Summer Crop

If you want large bulbs bursting with flavor, plant your garlic in the fall. You will have to wait until the next summer to harvest, but it is worth the wait. Garlic belongs to the onion genus species and is closely related to chives, leek, onions, and shallots. It is cold-hardy, which makes fall-planting favorable …

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