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Potluck Party Planner

– Posted in: Holiday Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Organization Tips | Potluck Party Planner

This is the time of year when you want to save yourself as much stress as possible.  My Potluck Party Planner will do just that, allowing you to stay organized when hosting your next big celebration.  This handy guide will help you keep track of what items your guests are bringing, in addition to any… Read More

Fruited Basmati Rice

– Posted in: Recipes
Recipe | Fruited Basmati Rice

This is one of the most wonderful rice recipes I have ever made.  It even tastes delicious reheated!  A perfect dish to bring to a potluck, or as a side dish to your main course.  Beautiful to look at, easy to prepare … and absolutely delicious! For other delicious rice recipes, check out this book… 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

Holiday Planning Calendar – November 2017

– Posted in: Fall Season
Holiday Planning Calendar - November 2017

With this special Holiday Planning Calendar, you will soon be on your merry way to having one of the most organized and carefree holiday seasons ever!  This is a free downloadable PDF calendar for November 2017, allowing you to get a jump start on all your holiday activities.  Simply list all the things you would… 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

Hutch Decorating Ideas for Autumn

– Posted in: Fall Season
Hutch Decorating Ideas

With the fall season at our doorstep, I thought it was time to refresh our kitchen hutch with the colors of the changing season. I was excited about the update; however, my creative juices were not flowing.  For whatever reason, I was having a difficult time knowing where to start, and how to implement my… Read More

DIY Pumpkin Spice

– Posted in: Fall Season, Recipes

Pumpkin Spice is just about everywhere this time of year – from lattes to baked goods. Put simply, it’s delicious!  But … if you are like me, you might only need this spice once or twice a year.  After the fall season is over, it then sits in the cabinet for months – not being used. The… Read More

Fresh Corn Saute

– Posted in: Recipes
Recipes | Fresh Corn Saute

This recipe is a family favorite in our household.  More importantly, it is just down-right delicious!  My husband can’t get enough of it, and we make it whenever we get a chance. The most important step in the recipe is to use fresh corn – right off the cob!  There is no comparison between canned… Read More