Tag: fall

The Garden in November

You could be forgiven for thinking the November is a time when the garden starts to shut down for winter and nothing much is going on. Look more carefully and you might be surprised. November is often thought of as the start of the gardening year, the month when traditionally trees and shrubs are planted. …

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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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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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Meringue Ghosts Recipe

This is my go-to recipe for Halloween festivities and it’s always a big hit! It’s great because the recipe is easy and the treats are light and tasty. This is also a great Halloween project to do with the kids, because they can get creative with the shapes and decorations. In our house our favorite …

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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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Warm Up Your Fall With These Apple Cider Recipes

Onion soup with apple cider Autumn is often a time of cold, grey weather. Fortunately it is also apple harvest time, and the season for keeping warm with comforting food and drinks. Enjoy reassuring recipes for body and soul featuring Green Mountain Hot Apple Cider Mix in K-Cup pods for the Keurig system, which combine …

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Plant Fall Flowers To Brighten Cool November

November here in southern California usually ushers in cooler temperatures and possibly rain, which means gardeners can take a break from constant care and watering of plants and trees and instead focus on adding color and fall vegetables to their gardens. Plant Hearty Chrysanthemums: Chrysanthemums love fall. They are annuals that need very little care. …

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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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How to Make Simple Autumn Leaf Window Decorations

Utilize those beautiful leaves in the yard! How to Make Simple Autumn Leaf Window Decorations Step 1: Gather up the most beautiful leaves that you can find.  This can even be made as a game for kids: assign them the task of going hunting to find their favorite leaves in the yard. Step 2: Use …

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