Cinnamon Mulled Sangria Plus Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Fall

Cinnamon Mulled Sangria Plus Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Fall

The weather is turning chilly but the outdoors are still bright, crisp and full of fabulous colors so you sit back outside, wrapped cozily in your favorite fall sweater, and enjoy a nice warm mug of Cinnamon Mulled Sangria with friends. How nice is that scene? Well, you can do it! This recipe for Cinnamon Mulled Sangria is a perfect blend of hot apple cider and fruity sangria wine. Plus … Continue Reading →
October Holidays and Observances

October Holidays and Observances

Happy October! This is the first truly full autumnal month of the year here in St. Louis. While almost all of us think of Halloween for the October holiday there are plenty of other unique and fun holidays to celebrate or observances to help us learn and explore our world. I’ve pulled together a few of the more interesting or fun ideas to help you have a reason to celebrate … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

Welcome to September! While it is not officially autumn until later in the month, I tend to just leap into fall mode at the beginning of the month. Below are some holidays and observances to celebrate this month. I’ve include a bit of history, interesting or useful links, and tips on celebrating for many of these. September 1 – National Food Bank Day A food bank is a charity organization … Continue Reading →
Things to Do in the St. Louis area

Things to Do in the St. Louis area

Grant’s Farm Halloween Fun at Grant’s Farm for the Halloween season each weekend. The event is free, but you do have to pay to park. Bring a flashlight too if you visit. Boo at the Zoo Fun at the St. Louis Zoo for Halloween but in a non-scary way. Ticket prices range from free to $7. Global Hack VI GlobalHack VI will bring together developers, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs from … Continue Reading →
5 DIY Decorative Crafts for Autumn

5 DIY Decorative Crafts for Autumn

I know it is still summer, but autumn will be here before you know it. Crafts have always been enjoyable for me, but I haven’t really been doing much of it for quite some time now. Since fall is my favorite time of year I thought I would round up some ideas from my fellow bloggers to try out myself and to share with you. All of the photos below … Continue Reading →
8 Thanksgiving Craft Projects

8 Thanksgiving Craft Projects

Thanksgiving kind of gets overlooked these days it seems. This is wrong – it is such a great holiday to enjoy the autumn colors and share your gratitude towards others in your life. Today I have rounded up some great craft ideas that will be perfect to decorate your home or give as a gift to someone hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Please note that I have permission from all of … Continue Reading →
Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whisky Sauce Recipe

Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whisky Sauce Recipe

Recently I went to O’Charley’s Restaurant and they had a new drink specials menu that had pairings of of beers and ciders along with shots. One jumped out at me, Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider with a shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Yes, please. It is a fabulous combo and that same night I picked up some of both at the store so I could have it at home. A … Continue Reading →
6 Fall Super Foods You Should Be Eating

6 Fall Super Foods You Should Be Eating

  We all know by now that fresh fruits and vegetables are tremendously important to our bodies. In the autumn we have so much produce available to us but there are some foods that are “extra good” for us. Healthy eating gives us healthier bodies. Cooking these foods really is not hard either and the results are far better than what you could imagine. Here are six super healthy foods … Continue Reading →
Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. It finally is cooler outside, the leaves start to turn such gorgeous colors of red, orange, and yellow, planning starts for fall holiday food, the smell of fresh baked goods seems to be everywhere, and there are lots of natural items to use in craft projects! SheSpeaks and Febreze (disclosure – they are sponsoring this post) sent me the most … Continue Reading →
Smashed Pumpkin Pie Cocktail for Fall

Smashed Pumpkin Pie Cocktail for Fall

The weather has turned chilly here in St. Louis for autumn and it makes me very happy. One of the things I hear this time of year is about certain coffee drinks with pumpkin flavor, well I’m not really a coffee drinker, I’m more of a cocktail drinker. So here is my nod to the autumnal concoctions. Smashed Pumpkin Pie Cocktail 2 ounces pumpkin pie filling 1/2 ounce heavy cream … Continue Reading →