Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Pioneer Woman and Mackenzie-Childs Table Setting.....

I was aimlessly wondering around Walmart and came across the new paper products by the Pioneer Woman and when I saw the yellow polka dots, I immediately knew that they would coordinate well with my old MacKenzie-Childs Buttercup dishes.....


...and who doesn't love polka dots,  and the buffalo checks on the napkins?


I set my dining room table for a meal of "soup and crusty bread". 

 I began with my OLD splatterware camping dishes....


....and layered them with the heavy duty Pioneer Woman paper bowls:


I mixed the setting with my old MacKenzie-Childs Buttercup bread plates and soup pot:


I love how the polka dots match so well!


The paper good are only $2.98 and well worth it!


The napkins are adorable with a surprise hidden inside:  a recipe for a flat apple pie!!



Inside her magazine is the recipe I tried.

Turkey Burger Soup - the perfect fall meal!!


The magazine is also loaded with some delish fall recipes!!





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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It's fun to learn something new........





...where we made signs for our homes...


The process was quite easy:  
Paint a precut board, adhere the stencil, apply the paint, and wax it.  The framing was completed by the teacher's husband!

Robin made this large sign:


I needed a sign for over my front door, so I chose this phrase:


I wanted to cover up a wall stencil, with the same quote, that has been over our front door for 9 years....


However, John really didn't like the sign, and I must say, it was much too simple and plain and really isn't our style either.  
It would be great in a farmhouse, but not our home!!


So, this stays the way it has been for 9 years!!





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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Caramel Apple Mimosas....

Here is a sweet drink to enjoy with brunch....


...all you need is some cider and champagne....and caramel dip and cinnamon sugar....


...I used apple caramel cider, but plain cider would also be delish....


... dip the rim of a champagne flute into the caramel dip and then into cinnamon sugar...


...mix 2/3 cider with 1/3 champagne...


...and garnish with an apple slice...


...and serve them on a pretty tray!!




Champagne flute is from MacKenzie-Childs 
Coasters from Target 
Enamel tray is from Christmas Tree Shop

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Red Hot Cinnamon Cider


Enjoy!
(patti)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ten on the Tenth

It's time again for 10 on the Tenth....Here are a few fall ideas that can be made for well under $10 each:

A pin can be made out of a simple ice cream spoon, with a little paint and a pin back for almost nothing.  Wooden spoons and pin backs can be purchased at the craft store for under $5


Paint stirring sticks are free at any hardware store.  A little paint and jute twine makes for a cute wall decoration:


or a magnet:



Wooden unfinished pumpkin shapes can be purchased at local craft stores and department stores for $1 - $2 each.  A little bit of paint and a magnet can doll up your refrigerator in no time:


...or glue it on a spray painted tin can to hold candy:



Purchase a quarter of a yard of orange burlap for under $2 to create this FALL banner, using a black sharpie to draw on the letters and glue them onto jute twine:


Yoyo Pumpkins can be made quickly with scraps of fabric and jute twine....


and cost less than $2 to make each one!


Directions here

Or simply take an old can out of your recycling bin and fill it with the "end of the summer" flowers and herbs:





Join these other bloggers to see their creative fall ideas for under $10:



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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 10 is National Handbag Day!


Wednesday, October 10th is National Handbag Day...


Mine celebrated by going back to the "motherland" !!

Read about it here



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Monday, October 8, 2018

A new tray and a delish cocktail.....


I bought a new enamel tray this fall, I didn't need another tray, but the colors and size caught my eye and I think I heard someone whisper "take me home"...so I did! 


The tray is perfect for Happy Hour....


...nuts, a few crackers and my new favorite cheese: "Bacon JalapeƱo Cheddar"...


For drinks I mixed Apple Cider and Fireball whiskey - YUM, the tastes of fall!....


I think I will use this tray for Thanksgiving, too!




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