Happy Fall Y’all!  Now that autumn is underway and the leaves are starting to turn, it’s time to get serious about fall decorations.  I don’t have the patience to precisely carve pumpkins mostly because I spend just as much time cleaning up the mess as carving the pumpkin.  But there is a way to decorate pumpkins for fall without the hassle.  The time and cost investment is minimal, plus there’s no chance of a knife wound.  For me that’s a plus! Check out these Easy Autumn Pumpkins [caption id="attachment_6179" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Easy Autumn Pumpkins[/caption] Painted Pumpkins I’m obsessed this season with metallics and love the shiny gold mixed in with the other colors of fall.  Using metallic paint to decorate a pumpkin is simple and adds so much to a table centerpiece or a front entrance.  I spent $3 on the pumpkin and $3 on the spray paint.  Begin by…

Need a super fast autumn food idea for parties or gatherings?  How about a four ingredient, four step recipe that is adorable and effortless?  Try Edible Acorns - They're Effortless!  Kids love to eat them and adults think they are a creative party treat.  They will be the most popular item on the menu for a minimal investment.  You'll need one bag of pretzel sticks, one small Nutella, store bought doughnut holes, and chocolate sprinkles.  Voila, that's it. Yum! First the ingredients: Four Ingredients Dip:  Dip a doughnut hole almost half way into a small bowl of nutella. Dip Dunk:  Next dunk the doughnut hole into the chocolate sprinkles, covering the nutella with sprinkles. Dunk Stick:  Snap a pretzel stick in two pieces and insert one side into the top of the doughnut hole. Stick Serve:  Now the doughnut hole is ready to serve.  Edible Acorns! Serve Dip, Dunk, Stick, Serve! …

I love elegant table settings.  A beautifully decorated table makes dining become more of an experience than a necessity.  Plus, doesn’t food taste better from an exquisitely set table?  Now that fall is here it's time to start thinking forward to the holidays.  During the holidays, I think this is all the more important.  It’s your time to put on a show and wow your loved ones and friends.  But (and there’s always a but…), it can be really expensive to set these magnificent, magazine worthy tables.  Most families shell out tons of money during the holiday season anyway - so can you afford fancy pants table settings on top of everything else?  Yes.  Your answer is yes you can!  Today we’re making DIY Fall Napkin Rings for 75 cents or less – and the kids can help.  They’re so elegant that nobody’s gotta know what you didn’t spend! [caption…

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