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Bouquet of fall leaves

Entertaining Ideas: Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Create a bit of drama on your Thanksgiving table with one of these easy-to-assemble centerpieces.   This elegant yet playful look is as simple as it gets. Fall…

Gift Guide for the Beer Lover

Our holiday lists are made and we’re checking them twice. If you’re like us, you want to figure out gifts that match the pastimes and personalities of your…

Gift Guides: For the Hostess

It’s that time of year and, if you’re like me, you’re scrambling to try and figure out the perfect gift for every love in your life. Today, we’ll…

fall themed chili party dessert platter with berries, chocolate and acorn shaped chocolate kisses

Entertaining Ideas: Fall Chili Party Dessert – Acorn Cookie Treats

You’ve been having too much fun at your chili party for a fussy dessert—and everyone’s full anyway. So keep your sweet treat—a chocolate, nut, fruit and acorn cookie…

four friends toasting an outdoor chili party

Entertaining Ideas: Fall Chili Party Recipe

Our celebration of autumn centers on a hearty bowl of delicious chili. We showed you how to set up an inviting get-together here, now for the all-important element:…

Chili_party spread with fruit, cheese, flowers and nuts

Entertaining Ideas: A Fall Chili Party Set Up

A hot bowl of chili conjures thoughts of cool weather and cozy meals. Capture those sensations at an easy-breezy autumn outdoor get-together that makes you feel warm all…

Jelly With Spoon

Home Basics: Easy-to-Make Strawberry Jam

It’s that time of year—your kitchen garden and farmer’s markets are winding down for the season. Whether you’re new to canning or an old hand at preserving your…

Food on tables

Entertaining Ideas: Rustic Party Food

It’s your turn to host the book club, and you want to be sure this fall gathering makes everyone’s top 10 list. Think beyond the living room and…

Barn party

Entertaining Ideas: Throw a Fall Outdoor Party

Conjure up an outdoor party that gives your fall get-together a breath of fresh air. Enchanting and informal, this  set-up makes the most of an underused space. Containers of plants and floral textiles bring the…

Canning Peaches

Easy DIY Ideas: The Mighty Mason Jar

You just can’t beat the all-around usefulness and charm of the simple and humble Mason jar. Developed for home canning and pickling, they’re easy-to-find, affordable (expect to pay $2-3 for…

Pallet bar set up for a party

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Pallet Bar

Shipping pallets serve as free framing materials for an eye-catching watering hole. See how simple and affordable it is to create a party-worthy outdoor pallet bar.   The…

Wicker bar in front of a brick wall and botanical wall mural

DIY Garden Ideas: Create an Outdoor Bar

Vintage-inspired bars make an outdoor happy hour even happier. You can create a backyard libation station from old furnishings or architectural salvage. Here are a few easy ideas….