Makeover your Leftovers!

There is nothing quite like opening the fridge and chowing down on a plate of leftovers in the days after the largest meal of the year! Try out these fun ideas to give your leftovers a new life this year!

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The Perfect Turkey sandwich! Go ahead and add a thin layer of mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for your turkey sandwich this year, recreating the flavorful experience of Thanksgiving!

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Peppers Stuffed with Stuffing! Grab a few bell peppers and fill them with leftover stuffing. Throw the in the broiler to give the top a nice crispy layer and enjoy your madeover leftover meal!

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Beer-batter your leftover turkey and serve it up with waffles and a side of cranberry sauce for a Turkey-Day take on the simple pleasure of chicken waffles!

Swap Holidays in Style!

If your home still looks like it is celebrating Halloween or Thanksgiving, it is time to put a bit of thought into a quick update to give your decor a winter holiday makeover!

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Too many pumpkins that were being used as decor in your entryway or as centerpieces for your dinner parties? Go ahead and cut them open to throw together some soothing winter pumpkin soup or a hearty loaf of pumpkin bread!

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Using red, orange, and yellow for your decor? No problem! Just remove the orange and yellow components and add in something glittery or sparkly for a shiny, red holiday look!

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Acorns, branches and pinecones in your autumn and thanksgiving decor? Just add a bit of golden paint to the tips of the branches or leaves to let your holiday centerpiece sparkle and shine!

Quick’n’Easy Decor Makeovers!

When the seasons change, it can be daunting to try and switch out your entire home decor to match the changing colors in nature! Instead, here a few key small spots in the home that you can focus on to create a big change!

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Towels. Swap out the hand towels and add a small candle in the same color palette to give your guest bathroom a subtle shift each season!

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Pillows. Keep the throw pillows, just change the covers every few months to give new life to your living room decor! If you want, you can also add seasonally appropriate throws and blankets to match the new throw pillows!

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Doormat. Ring in each new season with a different doormat! Try a colorful autumn leaf mat an artistic woven mat this fall!

The Experience Gifts!

Not all gifts come with a big bow and lots of wrapping paper. Sometimes the best gifts are intangibles, experiences that you can give to reinforce the importance of shared time and shared memories!

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Tickets to the Circus. We never really stop loving the circus. The gut-rolling flights of the acrobats, those speed-demons on motorcycles in the metal orbs, the shine of the costumes, the thrill of the music, the sweet cotton candy and the magic of the big top all add up to a wonderfully creative holiday gift!

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Cooking Classes. The most delicious experience of all, a cooking class is truly the gift that keeps on giving! Once you learn to make that yummy risotto or that tart lemon pie or that crispy paella, you won’t soon forget!

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Yoga Retreats.Give the gift of serenity to your loved ones this season. Encourage those you love to take a step away from the fight or flight of everyday life and step into the quiet, the peaceful, the mindful, the balanced and the calm. Namaste.

DIY Decorations with Pumpkins!

No one can deny that pumpkins are delicious and delectable to eat! Aside from Jack-o-lanterns, though, we can sometimes forget that pumpkins can serve as the center of attention in your fall decor!

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Why not grab a few sparkly sequins and a handful of sewing pins and decorate your gourd, making it into a magical autumnal celebration of life!

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If you’re in the mood for a fun DIY project that really lets you access your inner child, why not use a hot glue gun to attach a collection of wax crayons to the top of your pumpkin and then use your blow-dryer to melt the wax down the side of the pumpkin for a hyper-modern art look?

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To curb your appetite, you can dress up your pumpkins in a costume of their own! These painted pumpkins look like donuts and work perfectly for baby showers and wedding showers in the fall! Giant donuts? Yes, please!

 

The Best Cornbread Recipe!

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Fall is the time for warm stews, creamy soups and hearty chilis! Check out this simple and quick recipe for the best cornbread you will ever consume! Serve warm and with a dollop of honey on each slice!

Gather the following ingredients:

-1 cup Cornmeal

– 1 ½ cups Buttermilk

– ¾ cup Flour

-1 tablespoon Sugar

-1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder

-½ teaspoon of Baking Soda

-¼ teaspoon Salt

– 6 tbsp Butter

-2 Eggs

-1 greased 8 inch baking dish

-1 oven preheated to 425 degrees!

To help you remember this recipe: think dry ingredients first, wet ingredients second, mix wet into dry, pour into dish, bake until golden, cool and serve!

Interior Decorator Tips for a Chic Home!

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Accessories as Decor. If you are working in a smaller space and want to avoid stacks of accessories in your tiny closet, piles of scarves gathering dust in your drawers, or tangled jewelry which never gets worn, think about using these sartorial decorative pieces to decorate your home as well! A chic wall of hats, a rainbow hanging of your scarf collection or a simple jewelry stand will save you space and enhance the aesthetic beauty of your home!

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Large frame tiny art. Instead of cluttering up every wall with yet another gallery wall, choose a hallway or smaller wall to display a large beautiful frame. Use matting to display one tiny piece of art in the center of the frame. This shows attention to detail and intentionality in your decor.

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Color palette for your home. Your home should have a unifying color pallette to connect all of the rooms. Choose your four or five base colors and then let one of these shine in each room with undertones from the supporting cast of the other colors! This way your home will be have a through-line of color with tangential bright spots to avoid the monotony of a completely monochromatic home!

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Splurge on the timeless pieces. It’s okay to let yourself have a few statement pieces that bend the bank a bit. Just be sure that you don’t go all out for a piece of furniture that will only be in style until next spring! The high-end pieces in your home should be eternal, timeless, and classic. This will liberate you to swap out your more fun decor and accessories more regularly without any financial worry!