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Fall Tablescapes – Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Fall Tablescapes - with Pumpkin Centerpiece

Fall Tablescapes - here is another version, inspired by a simple ceramic pumpkin.  It became the main focus of the round table, sitting on a vintage green glass cake stand.  The cake stand was supported by a vintage wooden Lazy Susan, which was then adorned with food and other elements of the Fall Season.  A variety of… Read More

Fostoria American Goblets – 10 oz.

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Fostoria American Goblets - 10 oz

These are the 10 oz. Fostoria American Goblets, bearing hexagonal feet.  These are substantial pieces, approximately 6 7/8 inches tall.  Fostoria's Goblets had long stems, which add to their stature and beauty. Though introduced in 1915 - almost 100 years ago - they still look timeless today. One of the things I like best about the clear crystal pieces is… Read More

Pumpkin Pie Tips

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Tips on how to make the most perfect Pumpkin Pie.

This time of the year showers us with many crowd-pleasing activities from Tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more!  My favorite party pick is the very colorful and tasty pumpkin.  Whatever the autumn party, scrumptious pumpkins offer timeless flavors of the season. Pumpkin pie is a holiday tradition, and now is the time to start visiting the… Read More

Halloween Pudding Cups

– Posted in: Food, Halloween
Halloween Pudding Cups

Are you looking for a frightfully festive and fun Halloween Pudding Cups recipe?  Well, you have found it here!  The Ghost hides the flavorful contents behind their white veil - leaving your guests wondering ... "Is it a Trick or a Treat?"  A Treat it is; for inside they will find delicious JELL-O pudding (any flavor… Read More

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

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Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

Remember, after all the Halloween festivities there will be lots of candy floating around your household. Instead of having your children fill their mouths with candy (and cavities), there are a few other options. Look for a dentist in your area that is offering a Candy Buy-Back Program. Basically, they will purchase unopened bags of candy… Read More

A Rhodesian Ridgeback’s First Halloween

– Posted in: Halloween, Pets, TALES
Rhodesian Ridgeback

Our little Monster (a Rhodesian Ridgeback) has been celebrating Halloween for the past few days - and has been having a frightful good time in the process.  Below is a three-minute video of all her magical moments.  In the many books we read about Rhodesian Ridgebacks, there was a consensus that the black-masked pups were pranksters - at… Read More

Tampa Bay Pumpkin Patches

– Posted in: Halloween, Things To Do, THRILLS
Tampa Bay Pumpkin Patches

Visiting a pumpkin patch is so much more than just admiring the beauty of the crop; it's about the experience of sharing precious moments with family and friends. We didn't always live in this fast-paced world, and there's something quite rejuvenating about visiting a farm. Our souls instinctively know when we have gone back to our… Read More

Fall Decorating – Bringing it Indoors

– Posted in: Home, TIPS
Fall Decorating - a harvest basket brings the beauty of Fall into your home.

Bringing in the elements of the wondrous outdoors is a decorating technique that I often use in my own home.  By doing so, I can truly enjoy all the simple virtues of the Fall season. I find the sight of falling leaves extremely calming, the robust autumn hues invigorating, and the scents of harvest bounty tempting.  When the cool mist of… Read More