Great Fall Deals

Fall shopping is one of my favorite things about this time of year.  Wait-actually, shopping any time of the year is fun!  I love to shop but, I hardly ever pay full price for anything I buy.  If I don’t have a coupon, or it’s not on sale, buying just doesn’t feel right.  There are so many of us that have been hit hard by the economic downturn, my family included.  I’ve found that since it’s necessary to watch my pennies these days, buying a few accessories here and there has fulfilled my need to spruce up my fall wardrobe without spending a fortune on new sweater dresses and such.

Lately, I’ve been OBSESSED with headbands!  Since I cut my hair short, I’ve been having fun with it.  There are so many cute ones out right now…and they’re pretty cheap.   Here are a few Fall Deals I found around the Net; some accessories for yourself or your home and a few larger pieces that are almost cheap enough to splurge a bit!  Enjoy!

ruffle pink pillow pier 1

Pink Ruffle Pillow – Pier 1, $29.96

ribbon flower headband UO

Ribbon Flower Headband – Urban Outfitters, $14.99

UO shadow bird hamper

UO Shadow Bird Hamper, $19.99

Ravenna Choc Brown Chair w.market

Ravenna Chocolate Brown Chair – World Market, $229.99

sweater vest ardenb

Sweater Vest – Arden B, $19.98

medallian duvet brocade homeDiamond Print Medallion Duvet – Brocade Home, $39  (full/queen)

vintage emblem chenille rug brocade home

Vintage Emblem Chenille Rug – Brocade Home, $49 (3×5)

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I love Halloween.

I love Halloween.  Not for the reasons some people like it….freakish costumes, trick or treating, creepy crawly things, blah,blah, blah…

I love Halloween because it means that fall has arrived!   Though I absolutely ADORE summer, at some point in September of every year, I begin to mourn the end of summer but the onset of Fall helps me to get over the end of summertime.

I love all of the traditions Halloween brings with it…carving pumpkins, bonfires and s’mores, pumpkin farms and hay rides, caramel apples, haunted houses, decorations, Halloween cupcakes, pumpkin spice latte’s, pumpkin chocolate chip bread…everything pumpkin actually, fall colors, fall clothes…on and on…

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Mini Bites via Bakerella

skull appetizer plate pb

skull appetizer plates – Pottery Barn

wall skeleton horchow

Wall Skeleton – Horchow

carrot nose jackolantern ms

Carrot nose jack-o-lantern – Martha Stewart

decal bats etsy

Decal Bats – Etsy

bat door knocker

Bat Door Knocker – Whitechapel Ltd.

glitter skull

Pumpkin Pie Bites

2 refrigerated ready-to roll pie crusts

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter

Optional
1/2 cup chocolate morsels
vegetable oil
re-sealable plastic bags

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use cookie cutter to cut 12 pumpkin shapes from each pie crust. You will need to roll the dough thinner than it comes out of the box.
Press dough shapes into a 24 cup mini muffin tray. (Make 12 at a time, alternating cups to make sure pie crusts don’t overlap each other.)
Apply egg whites from one egg to the top edges of each pie.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, canned pumpkin, remaining 2 eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice together until thoroughly combined.
Spoon mixture into each pumpkin-shaped pie crust.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove pies to cool and repeat with second pie crust. Place the muffin tray in the freezer to cool it quickly for re-use.

Makes 24 pies. Keep refrigerated.

To decorate, melt chocolate in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave on medium. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Add a little vegetable oil to make the chocolate more fluid. Transfer to a re-sealable plastic bag and cut the corner off. Drizzle or draw faces on pies.

Note: The cutter I used was 3 3/4 inches wide, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Just use a round cutter around that size or slightly smaller to cut circle shapes out of the dough. Then make stems with the scraps. Press each stem over the edge and down the side of the dough before filling.

Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.

glitter skull – Horchow

Bedrooms


After finally getting my new mirrored dresser delivered to my home a few weeks ago, I’ve been focusing on redecorating our bedroom for the first time since we moved in 3 1/2 years ago.  My closest friends know how obsessed I get sometimes with certain things and I have definitely been a bit obsessed with design blogs and images of bedrooms lately.  Here are some beautiful rooms I am currently drooling over….

brown bedroom via AT

mid century modern headboard via AT

via Apartment Therapy

byrdie graphics white room blue graphics via simply hue

via simply hue

romantico from coco+kelley via simply hue

from coco+kelley via simply hue

no yes decorno bdrm

decorno bedrm orange

decorno bright pink bedroom

decorno comfy bedroom

via decorno

des gld bedlinen-giacosa

via designer’s guild

hashai blog bedroom

via hashai blog

living etc bdrm croched bedspread

I am in LOVE with this oversized eggplant crocheted bedspread…I need to find a way to replicate it on the cheap!  Anyone know how to crochet?

living etc bdrm pillows

I love the different patterned pillows!

via Living Etc.

neutral bedroom via decorology

nightshelf from Martha Stewart via decorology

from Martha Stewart Living

How ingenious is this “night shelf” for those of us with space issues?

beautiful bedding via decorology

romantic bedroom via decorology

ruffled bedding via decorology

via decorology