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Fall Decor {My Fall Vignette}

Fall is by far my favorite season for decorating, especially when it comes to decorating a Fall vignette. I love neutrals, and Fall’s beauty captures my style perfectly. On Friday I was lucky enough to go out of town on a date night with the Mr. and if you follow me on instagram then you know we headed to World Market for a little shopping.

Fall Decor #Vignette

So what did I buy? Well, a lot! The Friends & Family coupon they had this past weekend was pretty much the best coupon ever. After I checked out the first time I realized how much I saved so I  put the bags in the car and ran back inside for more. My husband thought I was crazy but I couldn’t help myself. I picked up a ton of Fall and Christmas decor. Today I’m only going to show you the Fall decor I bought to create my Fall vignette, plus  some of my favorite World Market finds.

My style is very simple, less is more focused. I also like neutral colors that don’t make my living room look too busy. Although, my living room did need a few patterned pieces because it was looking a little too simple. These yellow and grey pillows were the perfect addition. I really like the pattern and the colors are perfect for fall.

Grey and Yellow Decor

I just couldn’t walk away from these pillars and birch candles. The candles are going to be great for Christmas too!

I picked up this vase at World Market a few months ago and was happy to find these orange flowers this time around.

Orange Flowers

The twig star was actually part of their Christmas decor but I thought it could work for Fall as well.

Twig Star wreath

A few small pumpkins the burlap table runner I made helped balance out all the dark pieces.

#Burlap Table Runner

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Purple & Mustard Yellow Fall Wreath

Autumn Wreath

It’s finally fall here, the weather has cooled down to high 70s and I can’t get enough of it! This weekend we soaked up every bit of it by taking a trip to the pumpkin patch, baking, watching movies in our pjs, and of course running to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Today I’m sharing with you my new Purple and Mustard Yellow Fall Wreath. I originally shared the wreath tutorial over on Crafts Unleashed and you may have seen it on instagram too.

Autumn Wreath

Supplies:

I began by gluing the berry picks onto the wreath. I took apart a pick I found at Hobby Lobby then used the smaller pieces to layout throughout the wreath. I used this same style of pick in my Fall Candle Centerpiece.

Once I had my picks in place I added a couple rolled rosettes made out of muslin. I added scrapbooking brads to the center of each rosette to fancy them up a bit. To finish the wreath I glued the purple flowers slightly overlapping the rosettes.

The wreath is pretty simple which signifies my style completely. The color combo is a little nontraditional but I really like it. I’m debating whether I should make a Halloween wreath to put up for the next few weeks or keep this one throughout the next month and a half.

 

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Remember in May when I said I was suddenly craving cheesecake all the time? Well it hasn’t gone away, in fact it’s gotten worse. But with Fall right around the corner it gives me an excuse to try new flavors like my latest creation..Caramel Apple Cheesecake!

But before we get to the recipe let me tell you about Apple week. What’s Apple week you ask? Well, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of creative bloggers to bring you Apple recipes all week long! We’re calling it Applicious Week.  Some bloggers will have a recipe each day, others will have one or two.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe

  • (2) 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Caramel Apple Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/2inch-thick wedges
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon

Topping recipe adapted from My Recipes

 Cheesecake directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with baking cups.
  2. Crush graham crackers, add teaspoon of cinnamon and mix with melted butter.
  3. 
Press one heaping tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs into each baking cup.
  4. Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream. Add in eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  5. 
Fill baking cups 2/3 way full; bake for 22-24 minutes.
  6. Cool; add apple topping and walnuts.

Caramel Apple Topping directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice, and cook, stirring constantly with a long-handled wooden spoon, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture turns a light golden brown.
  2. Add apple wedges and cinnamon.
  3. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 18 more minutes or until apples are tender and caramelized. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes.

 

For more Cheesecake Recipes try the Snickers Cheesecakes and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes.

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Creative Pumpkin Ideas

DIY Pumpkin Ideas

I’m working on my first pumpkin project this weekend and I couldn’t help share some of the amazing pumpkin ideas I’ve spotted on pinterest. In case you couldn’t already tell, Halloween is my favorite holiday! OK so I may be a little partial since it’s my sons birthday but I really do think it’s a fun day for everyone. I’ve already started decorating my porch with a few Halloween decorations, now I just have to wait a few more weeks until the pumpkin patch opens up. Are you excited about Halloween? Or do you think it’s still too far away to think about? If you’re looking for some inspiration here are ten DIY Creative Pumpkin Ideas to get you in the mood for Halloween.

 

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Fall Candle Centerpiece

Fall Candle Centerpiece

Fall has officially arrived in our house. I refuse to let the 102 weather ruin my enthusiasm for my favorite crafting, baking, decorating season. I’m still compiling plates and frames for my Halloween display but I hope to be done with it next week. I’m SO excited to see how it’s coming together. I found some adorable Halloween plates at Target along with a million other things. Seriously, I think Target is out to get me..or my wallet at least. I can’t seem to walk out of there without something to craft/decorate with every time I go..which of course is way too often. But before we jump into Halloween decor let me introduce you to my new Fall candle centerpiece.

Do you remember the unfinished wood tray I used for desserts at my sons Safari birthday party? With a little stain I transformed it into a beautiful fall centerpiece.

Here’s what I used to create the candle centerpiece:

wood tray from Hobby Lobby

Rustoleum dark walnut stain

Candle vases from the Dollar Store

Berry picks and garland

candles

I applied one coat of stain and let it dry overnight. I arranged the vases and wrapped the berry garland around the vases. I also took apart a pick and used it to fill any open spaces. Then came the hard part…figuring out where to place it! I can’t decide between a corner in my entry way or on my living room console table.

Have you started decorating for Fall?

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Purple and Brown Fall Wreath

With the changing seasons I thought it was time to finally put away my patriotic decor and put up a Fall wreath. A purple, brown, and cream colored wreath.
This wreath is just what I was going for, it only took me three days a million hot glue gun burns and many many different flower combos to get it. Don’t believe me? Well I was originally going with this, plus a cream colored felt..ehh.
Needless to say it just didn’t work so I left it alone and kept going back to it over and over again trying to find something I liked.
I went into my fabric stash and found this purple fabric and muslin..it was perfect!
 I like all the different textures this wreath has
So what do you think? I don’t see brown and purple together often but I really like the way it turned out.
Have you made a fall wreath yet ? I’d love to see it!
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