Try This: Mulling Spice Simmer Pot Recipe

How to make your home instantly smell like autumn with this fall simmer pot recipe

We're getting to that time of year where two different things are happening: parties are picking up, and the cold weather is forcing us to spend more time indoors. So… basically the perfect combination for some cozy aromatherapy! The fall season has so many distinct smells associated with it – like crisp winds, earthy leaves, fresh rain – and one of the most recognizable scent combinations is that of mulling spices. Whether you have a dinner party coming up, or simply want to flood your home with the scents of the season, this quick fall simmer pot is sure to do the trick.          Continue Reading

How to: Make DIY Caramel Apple Kits

created at: 10/19/2011I love sweets as much as the next person, but the months of October through Decemeber can be a little heavy on the bad stuff (even for me). This DIY is the perfect little munchy gift to give to your favorites while keeping a little bit healthfulness in mind.  

created at: 10/19/2011

A little caramel, a little peanut or almond butter, and a few toppings to choose from for some added texture. Toss in an apple or two with a simple little box and these DIY Caramel Apple Kits from Oh Happy Day are unbeatable! Continue Reading

Apple Decor: 6 DIY Projects Using Fall’s Favorite Fruit

apple bombs

This time of year means one thing and one thing only, as far as produce goes that is. It’s the beginning of apple season. Lucky for us, however, it’s pretty much apple season all year round. Whether it’s New Zealand Braeburns or Minnesota Honeycrisps*, there’s always something delicious to choose from. So, in celebration of that dependable–and yummy–fruit, I decided to surf the waves for how-to’s using them in decor projects. Here are some of the best:

The mini apple vases, pictured above, are from Toildrop, and I love, love, LOVE them, especially paired up with the spider mums.  Continue Reading

Get-to-Know-Your-Apples Chart

Take a bite out of these apples.

Have you ever found yourself ruminating over the apples in the apple aisle of your supermarket? If so, it probably went something like this: “Are Braeburns sweeter than Honey Crisp?” or, “Would Fuji’s make a good pie?” With so many choices in apples, it’s no wonder we’re so confused. Now, check out this handy-dandy apple chart.

The spectrum of apple flavors” /

The apples are ranked from sweet to tart, and it even comes with an ingenious apple legend that helps us determine if the apples in question are good for cooking, baking or eating fresh.