Category Archives: fall

Gorgeous Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Fall is almost here and living down south in Houston, I tell ya, we cannot wait!!

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Here’s some fall decor inspiration I’ve found online to get our porches ready!

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I love the aqua contrast and the wooden welcome sign of the fall porch display. See more at Serendipity Refined.

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LOVE this house number pumpkin topiary display. See more at Our Feathered Nest.

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Pumpkin lined stairs leading to this gorgeous classic fall display. See more at Bright Bold and Beautiful.

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This beautiful bright fall lighted wheel display is a mystery! I cannot find the original poster. If you know please comment below.

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I love this light and fresh fall porch display. The corn husk wreath is perfect! See more at Cottage in the Oaks.

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This Fall letter project has been a favorite of mine for years! See the tutorial at Sand and Sisal.

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Another gorgeous porch with an aqua contrast. See more at From My Front Porch to Yours.

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LOVE the wooden door with sign and of course more of that beautiful aqua colored contrast! Can y’all tell I love it?? See more at Fun Home Things.

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What a great way to dress up a bench for fall. See more at Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures.

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You can buy this gorgeous berry wreath to dress up your fall porch on etsy!

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Susan with Between Naps on the Porch has a great tutorial on how to make those gorgeous pumpkin topiaries on her blog.

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My grandpa always painted pine cones for Christmas and I love the idea of painting them for fall. See more at The New Witty’s.

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Here we have another mystery! I cannot find the original poster for this awesome fall mailbox display.

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Does it still count as fall if you add an adorable BOO pennant banner to your already lovely fall porch? See more at All Things Heart and Home.

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This beautiful fall Hydrangea wreath is also available on Etsy.

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Check out the tutorial from Jennifer Allwood on how to create this adorable fall sign.

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Here is another wonderful fall porch with an adorable Boo ladder sign. See more at Our Vintage Home Love.

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Simple, elegant and beautiful. See more at Forever October.

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I just LOVE this re-purposed cabinet door turned chalkboard! See more at Lilacs & Longhorns.

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I love these pumpkin monogram signs! You can purchase them at Etsy.

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I love the beautiful fresh white colors for fall. You don’t always have to go with orange. See more at Home Stories A to Z.

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How great is this wooden fall sign? You can purchase it at Etsy.

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This scarecrow & snowman wooden fence sign from Mollie’s Custom Creations is GENIUS!!

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Here is another great pumpkin topairy tutorial from Eclectically Vintage.

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This is a fall rosette wreath I made years ago. I still love it and thought to share it with y’all. ¬†In sharing it I have to share this post from 5 years ago. I was JUST starting out in the decor blog world and I gotta say….I was pretty proud of that little bitty leaf garland we made and our fall front porch display!! It’s so simple and so, well, empty! YIKES!

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Look how cute Alice is though? She was just as proud of our little fall porch! ūüôā

NOW, I’ve been MIA for quite a while yes…..well THIS happened!

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Isn’t he absolutely perfect!! I actually typed out more than half this post one handed while breastfeeding!! ¬†I’ll be working on a WELCOME FINN post soon! Until then thanks so much for stopping by!

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Cranberry Almond Crunch Chicken

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group‚ĄĘ and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PostWalgreens http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

¬†This recipe I am sharing with y’all today is absolutely delicious. Using Post’s Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch cereal is a delicious and healthy alternative to ¬†breadcrumbs. ¬†The cranberries included make this a perfect fall recipe. ¬†Right now you can grab yourself a box or two for $1.99 at Walgreens with their exclusive in-store discount. All post cereals are $1.99.

The first time my husband created this dish the whole family was happy. It’s juicy and crunchy. ¬†The sweetened flakes of the cereal add a wonderful sweet flavor. If you like heat, adding crushed red pepper is a wonderful contrast.

This juicy sweet chicken would taste wonderful chilled on top of a crisp salad. The chicken pairs great with green beans, asparagus or sauteed greens.

Our 5 year old loves this dish and always finishes her plate so I would definitely call this a kid friendly dish.

Cranberry Almond Crunch Chicken Recipe

It’s an easy dish to make. I have detailed instructions in the recipe box below that can be easily printed.

First, prepare your chicken by washing, cutting and then adding salt and pepper.  Crush the cereal and prepare three dishes.

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One dish with crushed cereal, the other with egg wash and last with flour. Dredge the chicken in flour, the egg wash and lastly in the crushed cereal.  Then cook chicken in a large skillet in a small amount of olive oil over medium heat.

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Cranberry Almond Crunch Chicken
 
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Crunchy, juicy chicken made with Post's Great Grains cereal.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch cereal
  • ⅔ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Lay the chicken out on a cutting board. Hold your knife parallel to the cutting board and slice the chicken breasts in half so one breast is now two cutlets. Sprinkle them on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour out 2 cups of Great Grains cereal on a cookie sheet. Crush the cereal with a rolling pin or glass. Set out 3 dishes, one for the flour, the second for the lightly beaten eggs and the last dish for the crushed cereal.
  3. Dredge cutlets in flour, then dip into egg wash and then fully coat with crushed cereal and place onto a plate or drip pan. Continue with each cutlet until all are coated.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Once oil is hot add cutlets in batches and cook for 4 minutes on each side over medium heat. Remove to paper towels to drain and season again with salt. Put the chicken pieces on a clean baking sheet and place in the warm oven while you cook the each batch.
  5. Serve hot with vegetables of your choice.

Now, head on over to Walgreens and pick up a box of Post cereal for just 1.99 this week and have some Cranberry Almond Crunch Chicken for dinner tonight!

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50 DIY Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids

I have an AWESOME round up for y’all!! I’ve found 50 EASY DIY Halloween Costume ideas!!

DIY Halloween Costume for the Kids

Pink Owl Costume Tutorial

Pink Owl Costume

iPod Costume

Cardboard iPod Costume

DIY Peacock Costume

Peacock Tutu Costume

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Whac-a-Me Costume

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The Friendly Bear Costume

DIY My Little Pony Applejack Halloween Costume

My Alice Marie as Applejack from My Little Pony

DIY Owl or Bird Winds Costume

Pretty Owl Cape

DIY Little Miss Sunshine Costume

Little Miss Sunshine

DIY Cupcake Costume

Cupcake Costume

Owl Costume

Owl Costume

Wall E Costume

Wall E costume

Gumball Machine Costume

Gumball Machine Costume

JellyBellies Jelly Bean Costume

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Pinata Costume

DIY Supergirl Costume

Supergirl Costume

bubble bath costume

Bubble Bath Costume

It Is Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

DIY Wonder Woman and Batgirl Costume

Wonder Woman and Batgirl 

DIY Lego Costume

Lego Costume

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Medusa Costume

DIY Pumpkin Tutu

Halloween Pumpkin Tutu

DIY Dirty Laundry Costume

Dirty Laundry Costume

Halloween Baby Spider and Web Costume Baby Spider and Mama Web Costume

Cabbage Patch Kid Costume

Cabbage Patch Kid Costume

Minion Costume

Despicable Me Costumes

Rock Paper Scissors Costume

Rock, Paper and Scissors Costume

DIY Tulle Princess Costume

Tulle Princess Costume and yep…that’s MY princess!

DIY Dragon Tails Costume

Dragon Tails

DIY Mummy Costume for Kids

Awesome Mummy Costumes

Candy Corn Costume for Baby

Candy Corn Costume

DIY Shark Costume

Shark Costume

DIY Slurpee Costume

Slurpee Costume

DIY Head In A Jar Costume

Jar Head Costume

Flower Bouquet Costume

Flower Bouquet Costume

DIY Jet Pack Costume

Jet Pack Costume

Easy DIY Sock Monkey Costume

Sock Monkey Costume

DIY Hot Air Balloon Costume

Hot Air Balloon Costume

DIY Vending Machine Costume

Vending Machine Costume

Easy Little Moose Costume

Moose Costume

DIY Bee Costume

Bee Costume

DIY Little Skunk Costume

Little Stinker Skunk Costume

DIY Easy Rag Doll Costume

Rag Doll Costume

angry birds costume

DIY Angry Bird Costume

Tutu Ghost Costume

Tutu Ghost

Rainbow Costume

Rainbow Costume

Easy Sushi Costume for Baby

Sushi Costume

Easy Robot Costume

Robot Costume

Snail Costume

Snail Costume

Carl from Up Costume

Carl from Up

Kids Edward Scissorhands Costume

Edward Scissorhands Costume

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Sweet Potato Biscuits and Berry Pie for Thanksgiving

I have a couple of¬†DELICIOUS¬†recipes using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread, perfect for your Thanksgiving feast that I would like to share with y’all.

Here is a delicious and different way to incorporated sweet potatoes into your Thanksgiving meal.  This is a slightly adapted Paula Deen recipe.

1 cup mashed sweet potato

1/3 cup whole milk, plus a little extra if needed

1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread, cold

Preheat your oven to 425¬į and make sure the baking rack is in the center of the oven. ¬†Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Bake or microwave 1 large sweet potato until the inside is soft.  Once cooled peal off the skin, mash the sweet potato in a small bowl then whisk with 1/3 cup of whole milk. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. ¬†Cut in the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread, using your hands or a pastry blender, until the mix resembles a coarse meal. Gently fold in in sweet potato mixture. ¬†Add remaining milk a little at a time until the mixture is moistened. ¬†The amount of milk you will add depends on how moist your sweet¬†potato¬†is.

Dust a clean surface with flour and turn the dough out onto the surface.  Dust the dough with flour and gently knead  a few times with the palm of your hand until the mixture comes together.  Then, pat the dough down until you have a 1/2 inch thick round.

Using a 2 and 1/2 inch round cutter, cute the dough into biscuits. Re-roll the scraps, pat down and cut out more biscuits.  Keep doing this until you do not have any left over dough.  Should make about 12 biscuits.

Place biscuits on your prepare baking sheet and bake until lightly golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes.

These can be served warm or at room temperature.

For my next recipe, I decided to focus on a dessert that didn’t contain the word pumpkin. ¬†Not that there is anything wrong with pumpkin, I think I am the MASTER at pumpkin cheesecake. ¬†I just wanted to give a different option, plus my sweet little girl said this to me on the day I planned to shop for the¬†ingredients¬†for this post, “Mama, can you make me a berry pie, please!?” ¬†How could I tell her no!?

3 cups frozen peaches ( a 16 oz frozen bag of peaches equals out to about 3 cups)

2 cups frozen mixed berries

3/4 cup of sugar

3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread

2 (9 inch) refrigerated or frozen pie crusts

1 tablespoon coarse granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 400¬į

Mix peaches (I cut up my sliced peaches for first  so that it was easier for my little girl to eat) and berries together in a large bowl with sugar, flour and cinnamon.

Transfer mix to one pie crust.

Dot the top of the berry mixture with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread.

Top with remaining crust and seal the ends.  Cut slits in the crust to vent.  I had left over crust from the sides that I kneaded together and cut out leaves from to add to the top of the pie.

Sprinkle coarse sugar on top.  I did not find coarse sugar at our store, so I used regular sugar.

Bake for 45 minutes in your preheated oven, until crust is golden brown.

While making the Peach Berry Pie I had a little left over berry mix. ¬†I added about 3 tablespoons of that to 10 tablespoons of the I Can’t¬†Believe¬†It’s Not Butter spread. ¬†It made¬†a delicious berry flavored spread that I will definitely be serving at my Thanksgiving¬†day meal.

 

What will you be making for this upcoming Thanksgiving?  I would love for you to share your recipes, suggestions and tips in the comments below.

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

 

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