Quick and Easy Fabric Pumpkin

You’ve seen it, you’ve probably made it, and you love it. It is the pumpkin that uses toilet paper to make the base shape! I have not made this craft before and can I just say, I love how quick and easy this project is. I will be putting this technique in the back of my mind to use for another holiday (hopefully). It takes 4 supplies. Yes, you read that correct… only 4!

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Savory Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits

This stuffed biscuit does not scream Halloween or even fall but I wanted to create a savory dish for our brunch. If you haven’t already, check out the Halloween Themed Brunch post where I talk about why and how we pulled it off. I would equate the taste of this biscuit to a homemade Jimmy Dean sausage sandwich but in the best way (and I personally love those). This was an easy dish to make and if you want to save even more time, try making the biscuit dough in the food processor!

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Slow Cooker Spiked Apple Cider

When coming up with a Halloween themed brunch, one of the first decisions that I wanted to settle on was the mixed drink that everyone could enjoy (slightly embarrassing that this was before even food decisions were made). Say what you will though, is it even brunch if you don’t have a fun drink in your hand? I thought about going with the classic mimosa because… well… mimosas are always a good idea with brunch. I scrolled through Pinterest looking at fun “Witch Margarita’s” or “Purple People Eaters”. What I settled on though was to make a spiked apple cider in my crockpot. With all of the cooking ahead, I knew that utilizing the crockpot would be extremely helpful. This drink turned out even better than I hoped. It warmed all of our guests up and tasted like fall in a cup.

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Halloween Themed Brunch

I think I’ve raved about brunch before but I can’t help but bring it up again. Another excuse to have breakfast food but a little later in the day? Yes please! Every month my boyfriend’s family rotates houses on brunch. Now that we have our own place, our cute apartment got added to the rotation and we got the month of October. What a perfect opportunity to make a Halloween themed brunch! I’ll post the recipes in the coming days so make sure to keep coming back to see the menu unveiled. Today’s focus is the decorations because every good Halloween party needs the right decorations.

Warning though: I am not a person who loves the frightening side of Halloween… AT ALL. My ideal level of scary is watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and only listening to the scary movie theme songs with all the lights on. I know, I have the taste of a 5 year old in Halloween scares and I am almost 26! Thankfully, for my sake, our brunch was a mellow take on Halloween decorations.

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Christmas Cookies in July

It’s Christmas in July at our house and what better way to celebrate than to bake a seasonal mash up cookie. We are combining our tradition around Christmastime (12 Days of Cookies) and a favorite summer flavor – root beer floats. This worked out perfectly! We had made a root beer float cookie back in December of 2013 so a throwback to that Christmas season was fitting. So grab an iced coffee, and if you’re like us at embracing this whole Christmas in July celebration, some Christmas music, and let’s get baking!

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Pie and Beer Day Celebration

If you grew up in Utah or visited around July 24th and asked around about why firework stands were still up late after the 4th of July; you probably already know what day I am talking about… Pioneer Day. A celebration of when the pioneers travelled west and settled in Utah. A more recent addition to the day is a play on the word “Pioneer” to “Pie and Beer”. I’m not sure who started it but do we really need to ask too many prying questions if it involves eating pie? With an apple pie cooking in the oven (I’m drooling here because it smells delicious), cold beer waiting, and a firework show later tonight; I’m wishing you all a Happy Pie and Beer Day!

Fresh out of the oven!
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Christmas Stocking Holder in July

My love of Christmas absolutely embraces the phrase “Christmas in July”. With a new apartment a whole new opportunity for Christmas crafts opened up and I could not wait to make the first decoration any longer. I made a custom stocking for my boyfriend this last Christmas, so it was fitting that the first decoration would be a stocking hanger. I am already excited to hang this up in our cute little home this holiday season. Even though it’s a little weird to be wearing shorts while working on a Christmas craft, I loved every minute and I’m sure that this won’t be my last one this July.

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