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Do the Monster Mash
Reindeer, leaves, pumpkins, and eaves. Stockings, snow, hot chocolate, and 5 below. Tv specials, thanskgiving dinner, decorating the tree, and making that new years resolution to get thinner.

23 Ways to Show You Care

  1. Bake extras
  2. Broaden the guest list
  3. Know your neighbors
  4. Tag your charity
  5. Share extras
  6. Reach out to family
  7. Pen your thanks
  8. Appreciate your ancestry
  9. Personalize gifts
  10. Capture memories
  11. Host a cooking class
  12. Give a nod to mother nature
  13. Decorate poetically
  14. Plant a thankful tree
  15. Gather donations
  16. Listen to loved ones
  17. Do the turkey trot
  18. Treat our troops
  19. Surprise visitors
  20. Reconnect with friends
  21. Shop locally
  22. Let your pets join in on the fun
  23. Give back
  #seasonal    #fall    #thanksgiving    #decor    #diy    #crafts    #donate    #giving back    #community    #family  
Leaf Art
Pressed leaves taped to crafting paper make for simple seasonal art. Hang a few rows with removable adhesive strips for high impact above a bed or sofa.

Leaf Art

Pressed leaves taped to crafting paper make for simple seasonal art. Hang a few rows with removable adhesive strips for high impact above a bed or sofa.

  #fall    #seasonal    #halloween    #decor    #crafts    #diy    #leaves  
Gourd Vases
Gourds come in all shapes and colors and easily become seasonal vases. Cut a hole big enough to accommodate a couple of florist tubes. Insert flower stems for a unique bud vase.

Gourd Vases

Gourds come in all shapes and colors and easily become seasonal vases. Cut a hole big enough to accommodate a couple of florist tubes. Insert flower stems for a unique bud vase.

  #fall    #seasonal    #decor    #flowers    #gourds    #diy    #crafts  
Cozy Glow
Wrap glass votive holders in textural flair. Tie raffia around three or four overlapping moistened corn husks trimmed to fit. A spotted guinea fowl feather (available at crafts stores) adds a flourish.

Cozy Glow

Wrap glass votive holders in textural flair. Tie raffia around three or four overlapping moistened corn husks trimmed to fit. A spotted guinea fowl feather (available at crafts stores) adds a flourish.

  #fall    #seasonal    #halloween    #candles    #diy    #decor    #crafts  
  #seasonal    #christmas    #winter    #decor    #ornaments    #tree    #lights    #i am ironqueue  
  #fall    #seasonal    #halloween    #pumpkins    #diy    #crafts    #holidays  
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients
  2  tablespoons   butter
  2  tablespoons   all-purpose flour
  1/2 teaspoon   salt
  1/4 teaspoon   freshly ground black pepper
  1  cup   whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream
  1/4 cup   grated Parmesan cheese
  2  pounds   russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
      Snipped fresh chives (optional)


Directions
 Butter a 2-quart shallow casserole or baking dish; set aside. 
 For sauce: In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add whipping cream all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese (mixture will be thick). 
 Arrange half the potatoes in overlapping slices along the bottom of prepared casserole. Spread half the sauce over the potatoes. Repeat potato and sauce layers. 
 Bake, covered, in a 325 degrees F oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 25 to 35 minutes more, until edges are brown and potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife. If desired, sprinkle with snipped chives before serving.

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients

  • tablespoons butter
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cup whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • Snipped fresh chives (optional)

Directions

  1. Butter a 2-quart shallow casserole or baking dish; set aside.
  2. For sauce: In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add whipping cream all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese (mixture will be thick).
  3. Arrange half the potatoes in overlapping slices along the bottom of prepared casserole. Spread half the sauce over the potatoes. Repeat potato and sauce layers.
  4. Bake, covered, in a 325 degrees F oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 25 to 35 minutes more, until edges are brown and potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife. If desired, sprinkle with snipped chives before serving.
  #fall    #seasonal    #thanksgiving    #food    #recipe    #holidays  
Farm Stand Fresh
Do you love apple-picking time and cruising local farm stands for end-of-season produce? Use ideas from both for this display.
Fresh-picked apples fill vintage harvest baskets (stuff bottoms with newspaper). Dried cornstalks, attached to porch posts with wire hidden under burlap, add sizable impact. Indian corn, various gourds, and an old rake and pitchfork round out the country theme. Unite this riotous mix with pots of red mums and red fall leaves (we used fakes!).

Farm Stand Fresh

Do you love apple-picking time and cruising local farm stands for end-of-season produce? Use ideas from both for this display.

Fresh-picked apples fill vintage harvest baskets (stuff bottoms with newspaper). Dried cornstalks, attached to porch posts with wire hidden under burlap, add sizable impact. Indian corn, various gourds, and an old rake and pitchfork round out the country theme. Unite this riotous mix with pots of red mums and red fall leaves (we used fakes!).

  #fall    #seasonal    #halloween    #corn    #flowers    #leaves    #apples    #wreath    #decor    #crafts    #diy    #holidays  
  #seasonal    #winter    #christmas    #tv special    #how the grinch stole christmas  
  #seasonal    #christmas    #lights    #decor    #winter    #holidays