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happy weekend

I happily spent all morning drinking pumpkin spice coffee and cozying up the house for Fall.  Little girl and I made some oatmeal craisin cookies and now a little DIY home improvement is calling my name.  Welcome Autumn!

{All images found via Suzie Beezie, original sources: 1) tinywhitedaisies, 2) Country Home , 3) simple tess, 4) Martha Stewart (with DIY instructions)}

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Happy Halloween!

It’s been a busy week and this weekend I will have my guest room and play room full of house guests.  We are hosting our 3rd annual Halloween play date tomorrow morning and have 45 people coming to our house, 17 of whom are kids! 

So, I have been racing around this week to get ready.  Along with bagels & cream cheese and fruit (oh and bloody marys and mimosas!!), here is some of what will be on the table.  I took a lot of inspiration from my fellow bloggers:

Candy Corn Bark (found via The Picky Apple)

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Heather’s Spooky Chex Mix (except I didn’t include peanuts and used corn chex instead of rice chex)

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Spider Cupcakes (I found this recipe in a free magazine sent home from pre-school)

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Can you say 17 kids flying on a sugar high?  Wish me luck!  I will take pictures to share next week.

Happy Halloween to all! 

 

happy weekend

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Happy weekend and happy Fall!

These pics were taken yesterday in the pumpkin patch at the Chesterfield Berry Farm in Chesterfield, Virginia.  If you look closely, you can see MY pumpkin in the second picture — she had a ball!

Click back for a GREAT GIVEAWAY on Monday.  Here’s a hint: it was one of my picks for Perfect Prezzies….

Haunt the Halls

Less than two weeks until the trick-or-treaters will be knocking at the door.  This is one of the few holidays where kitschy is cool!  Check out these fun and inspirational ideas.

I love painted pumpkins — no muss no fuss.

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How fabulous are these silver pumpkins?  I may do all silver & gold pumpkins on my porch for Halloween this year.  What do you think? (Get instructions on the silver pumpkin how-to HERE)

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These sparkly pumpkins almost look good enough to eat!  (Get the how-to HERE).  And look at that cute the li’l polka dottie pun’kin below.

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The pumpkin below was adorned with black push pins — isn’t it amazing?

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If you are going to carve a pumpkin, you may as well make it count.  It’s easy to forget that the lanterns below are actually pumpkins!

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Get the how-to instructions on the pumpkin sconces above HERE.

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These pumpkin topiaries would look great on either side of the front door.

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This little sweet pumpkin votive looks like it belongs in Kate Spade’s living room.

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How cool are these pumpkin candle holders?  You could use these through Thanksgiving too.  I love this idea!

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Can you believe that the wreath below is made with hard candies?  Isn’t it terrific?  You can find instructions on how to make it HERE.

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Candy as decoration seems entirely appropriate at Halloween.  This display looks like an old-timey penny candy counter.

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And, my favorite, the Happy Halloween Beach Cruiser!

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[Images 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Courtesy of Martha Stewart, Images 3, 4, 6, 7 & 12 Courtesy of Better Homes and Garden]

The Great Pumpkins

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I snapped this picture after breakfast with friends on Saturday.  I couldn’t stop looking at this fun display of pumpkins!  (I love that blue storm door too….)

Be sure to click back tomorrow for info on spark!’s 100th post giveaway!

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

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[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

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[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

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[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

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[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

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[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

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[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

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[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

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 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

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[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

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[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

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[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

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[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

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[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

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[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

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[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

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[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!