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Fostoria American Goblets – 10 oz.

– Posted in: Fall Season
Fostoria | American | 10 oz. Goblets

These are the 10 oz. Fostoria American Goblets, bearing hexagonal feet.  They are substantial pieces of glassware, approximately 6⅞” tall.  Fostoria’s Goblets have long stems, which add to their stature and beauty. Though these treasures were introduced back in 1915, they still look timeless and elegant today.  The many facets of glass within their cubed design pick up all light… Read More

Tampa Bay Pumpkin Patches 2018

– Posted in: Fall Season, Things To Do
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

Mystical Witches’ Tablescape

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween, Tablescapes
Halloween | Mystical Witches' Tablescape

This Mystical Witches’ Tablescape is perfect for a night of spooky treats and devilicious delights!  This year I decided to go with a traditional black and orange theme, with a little white mixed in.  I gathered up a ceramic pumpkin or two, some colorful leaves, and anything else that would contribute to our ghoulish table… Read More

Halloween Eyeball Ice Cubes

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween
Halloween | Eyeball Ice Cubes

Are you looking for an easy party idea for your next Halloween celebration?  If so, serving Halloween Eyeball Ice Cubes with your delicious beverages will certainly be a nice trick or treat for all your party guests!  They are extremely easy to prepare, and will provide a festive display.  The shape of the eyeballs are… Read More

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

– Posted in: Recipes
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

While we all know that there are wonderful store-bought spaghetti sauces to choose from, there just is no comparison when it comes to homemade!  From browning the meat to cutting up the ripe vegetables – homemade is far fresher than store-bought.  If you don’t like chopping up the veggies (or think it just takes too… Read More

Cranberries and their Measuring Equivalents

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Food Tips | Cranberries and their equivalents

Cranberries are such a sassy fruit, don’t you think?  With their bright red color and crimson hue, they are quite an attention-getter.  Typically fresh cranberries are available at your local grocery store from October through December; however, they can be enjoyed year-round in a variety of ways.  Not only are these beautiful red orbs perfect… Read More

DIY Apple Pie Scent

– Posted in: Fall Season
The Scents of Fall - Apple Pie

Do you love the smell of Apple Pie, but don’t have the time to actually bake one?  Well, I have some good news!  You can now enjoy your own DIY Apple Pie Scent by simply dropping a few ingredients into a simmering pot.  Simmer this mixture over low heat for as long as you wish… Read More

DIY Felt Fall Wreath

– Posted in: Fall Season
DIY Felt Fall Wreath

One of the simple joys of the autumn season is watching the transformation of the landscape turn into a rainbow of breathtaking colors – from deep burgundy to golden browns.  These next few weeks will provide us with rich textures and glorious bounty!  While mother nature is providing us with a front row seat to… Read More

Apple Favorites

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Apple Favorites

September is the time of year when we are blessed with a bounty of orchard-fresh apples!  From tart to sweet, there is certainly no shortage of varieties available to us. While we usually have no problem buying apples all year round, there are a few types (e.g. the Jonamac and Honeycrisp) that are only available during peak season. Here in Florida, these type… Read More

Halloween Bark

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween
Halloween Bark Recipe | Easy, and frightfully good!

This was, by far, the most fun I have had making a Halloween Treat … ever!  It’s one of those rare recipes that you can decorate it any way you want, and the crazier the better – after all, it’s Halloween.  It’s incredibly easy to make and is the perfect activity to share with your family and little… Read More

Halloween Party Checklist Printable

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween
Halloween Party Checklist

Are you in the midst of planning a Halloween or Pumpkin Party?  I have made up a free and printable Halloween Party Checklist for you to utilize during this spooktacular event. Even if you are not planning a party – but still want to get in the “spirit” of things – I think this little… Read More

Cuban Buttercup

– Posted in: Gardening, Summer Season
Flowers | Cuban Buttercup

The Cuban Buttercup, or Turneria ulmifolia, is a cheerful and colorful perennial that sprouts up in our yard every year.  We bought one plant several years ago, and ever since we have had new plants popping up in different areas of the landscape.  It loves to grow wild, and reseeds itself with extreme ease!  The… Read More