On the Road in October

And just like that, it’s NOVEMBER. Let me tell you, October has FLOWN by for me! Has it for you, too? WOW!

Next we have my FAVORITE holiday: Thanksgiving! Wohoo!

But before we get to all of that, let’s look back at the top 5 posts here on the blog for the month of October, shall we?

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Fall Holiday Shelf! (With a Couple of New Decorations and a FREE PRINTABLE!)

So far this year, you’ve journeyed along with me as I tested five new Fall recipes (CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED THAT AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT NOW), and you’ve seen the outside of our home all decorated for Fall! (CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED THAT AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT NOW!)

I’ve had a few people ask me about the decor around the inside of the house, and specifically: the Holiday Shelf!

For those who are new around here, my Holiday Shelf is my weak attempt at pretending I have a mantle. Here in Florida, we don’t have too many fireplaces, meaning we don’t have too many mantels, meaning I can’t decorate a mantel for all the seasons and holidays that I enjoy decorating for. So I’ve substituted a shelf in our foyer for that…and the Holiday Shelf was born!

Anyhoo, this is old hat to most of you – so, may I present to you, the 2015 Fall Holiday Shelf!

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I know, I know what you’re thinking already. BLACK AND GOLD?! What on earth! Those aren’t FALL colors!

Well, here’s the thing. I’ve been itching to do some kind of decorating with black and gold for a while now, so I decided that now was as good a time as any. And mainly because…I found THIS:

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On the Road in September

Well, another month has come and gone, and it’s full-fledged FALL around our house! (Well, it is INSIDE. It’s still 90 degrees outside, but that’s Florida for ya!) Nevertheless, it’s the start of a new month, so it’s time to check out the top 5 posts from LAST  month! Let’s see what the readers chose…

September

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The Fall Curb Appeal Guide – I’m Featured!

As I mentioned on my Five For Fall post last week (CLICK HERE TO READ IT IF YOU MISSED IT!) a lovely online magazine courtesy of Monkey Bar Storage filled with tons of ideas for your home this Fall was on it’s way! And now, it’s here! I’m so please that I was able to be a part of the Fall Curb Appeal Guide by showcasing our front porch all decorated for Fall! 

Do check it out and let me know what you think! Always a pleasure to work with the folks at Monkey Bar Storage – they have some fantastic ideas!

 

Here’s a few more pics of the Fall decor on our porch. Enjoy!
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Five for Fall…PLUS a SNEAK PEEK of our Fall Front Porch!

Happy FIRST DAY OF FALL, everyone!

Happy Fall Y'all

Oh, I LOVE Fall! And while it’s kinda hard to tell here in Florida that today IS the first day of my favorite season, I AM thankful that it doesn’t feel like I’m breathing soup when I walk the dog at 5:30 in the morning anymore. (It’s the little things!) The weather will make greater strides soon enough.

As is customary, just before Fall begins, I choose five recipes from my Fabulous Fall board over on Pinterest (CLICK HERE if you want to follow it!) that I pin to all year long to test! Here’s what I chose this year:

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Drooling yet?

Clockwise from top right: Loaded Sweet Potato Slices, Vegetable Tian, Cheesy Chive Bread, Caramel Apple Dump Cake (with Spiced Whipped Cream) and Pumpkin Glazed Turkey Legs. (Photo credits to the blogs listed below!)

Let’s start off with the Loaded Sweet Potato Slices.

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