Update DÃ©cor for Fall Outdoor Living Fall Foods That Will Warm Your Heart and Tummy 3 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall Autumn Playlist
Update Décor for Fall Outdoor Living
Make Your Garden Fall-Friendly Layer greenery. Layering greenery allows you to add different hues, textures, and colors to your landscape. You can plan ahead for the next season, too, by weaving in annuals. Plant flowering kale in fall, ultra violet purple pansies in the winter, hydrangeas in the fall, and Black-eyed Susan in the summer for a fruitful backyard all year long.
With all the colors, sights and textures of fall, it’s no wonder
autumn is a favorite season for so many. This gateway to the
holidays beckons you to spend more moments outdoors, giving
you a reason to update your décor for the season. Here are some
easy ways to infuse the sights of autumn into your outdoor décor without a complete makeover when the weather changes.
Add Visual Cues That Autumn’s Here The power of pillows. Outdoor pillows are an easy way to update your décor for fall without blowing your budget. Mix and match colors, textures and patterns for more impact. Layer a Red Pear velvet pillow and a Russet Orange plaid pillow with a simple Nebulas Blue pillow to add layers.
Hand crafted elements. Adding hand-crafted pieces will add
Highlight fall hues. Mother nature puts on a show of color
a warm and rustic touch to any backyard. Fill farmhouse-style
during crisp autumn months, and so should your outdoor
wood boxes with fall foliage. Add small gourds and leaf-filled
space. Add powerful color elements to your existing décor,
branches to galvanized buckets for a touch of autumn whimsy
from shimmering mercury glass centerpieces to cascading
and a dash of color. And wall windmills, wooden wheel barrels,
outdoor curtains in plum purple. You can also give an old
and a wood-framed chalkboard adorned with your favorite fall
outdoor chair a makeover with sand paper a can of red matte
sayings pair perfectly with the season.
spray paint that will add a fun focal point to your backyard. 3
Discover Fuss-Free Succulents
Welcome Fall Out Front
If the upkeep of a summer garden has you hankering for
Don’t limit your outdoor décor to your backyard; add curb appeal
something more low-maintenance in autumn, then succu-
and a taste of autumn to your front porch. While you know that pump-
lents are the foliage for you. They don’t require much water
kins are synonymous with autumn, reach for gourds in more neutral
or care and come in a variety of hues like dark red and deep
hues for your front porch. Add a colorful flannel throw on a rocking
orange. Succulents also double as décor when you place
chair so you can rest tired feet while you greet neighbors. Looking to
atop pumpkins or mix with cornucopia centerpieces for a
give your front door a refresh? Consider a golden yellow coat and a
burlap and colorful leaf wreath to welcome guests – and autumn.
Pro-Tip: Try these autumn-inspired pillow combinations
Plant for a Quick Turnaround
When you’ve waited until the end of summer to sow your garden,
Remember when you update décor for fall outdoor living,
plant vegetables that have a short grow time to get you from gar-
small changes can make a big impact. Embrace the cooler
den to table in no time. Beets, radishes, carrots, arugula, and cau-
weather before rain, snow, and another season take its place;
liflower bloom in 40 days or less, providing a bountiful harvest in
your autumn paradise will soon be transformed into a winter
time for fall while also prolonging your garden’s green time.
wonderland before you know it. 5
Homemade Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
Fall Foods That Will Warm Your Heart and Tummy
1 medium butternut squash, cubed (about 1 Lbs.) Oregano, salt, pepper, and paprika to taste 2-3 peeled garlic cloves 1 Tbs olive oil 2 Tbs cream or milk of choice cooked pasta of choice
When outdoor temps begin to fall, things start heating up in the kitchen. From one-pot comfort
freshly grated parmesan
food to oven-baked-delights, take your taste buds on a walk through these fall foods that will warm your heart and tummy.
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit 2. Season cubed and peeled squash and garlic to taste, drizzle with olive oil and roast in oven-safe dish for about 30 minutes until soft. Toss half way through.
Fall Breakfast Hash 4 slices bacon or ham- chopped
3. Use food processor to blend squash and garlic until smooth.
1 red onion – chopped
4. Add cream or milk and any extra salt, if needed, and blend until creamy.
1 cup kale 4 cups butternut squash - cubed
5. Toss cooked pasta with sauce until evenly coated. Top with freshly grated parmesan.
5 large eggs ½ tsp onion powder salt and pepper to taste 1. Place bacon or ham, onion, and squash in a skillet and cook until bacon is golden and squash is tender. 2. In the last 5 minutes, add in kale to skillet and mix. 3. When everything is mixed in, separate space for eggs and crack eggs into spaces and cover. 4. Cook until egg is finished to your liking. 5. Top with salt and pepper.
Spooky Popcorn 1 to 2 bags of microwavable popcorn 1 cup Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s 1 cup candy corn ½ cup crushed pretzels 1 cup marshmallows 1. Add popcorn, Reese’s Pieces, candy corn and pretzels to a large bowl. 2. Melt marshmallows in microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. 3. Fold in melted marshmallows to popcorn mixture for a gooey, spooky treat. 6
Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
Puff Pastry with Pumpkin Twist
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 sheets of puff pastry
1 cup white chocolate chips
¾ cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
3 cup choice of milk
cup brown granulated sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice
optional- coconut flakes to sprinkle on top
1 pinch cinnamon 1 pinch sea salt optional- whipped cream for top 1. In saucepan combine milk and chocolate chips over low heat. 2. Whisk until chocolate is melted, then slowly add in pumpkin puree, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice. 3. Once stirred until desired consistency, pour and serve and top with cinnamon and sea salt and optional whipped cream.
Glaze: 1 Tbsp heavy cream 1 cup of powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Puff Pastry Directions 1. Preheat oven 400-degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Unroll two puff pastry sheets on a parchment sheet. 3. In a large bowl mix pumpkin cinnamon and granulated sugar. 4. Spread mix evenly over one puff pastry sheet stopping at ¼ inch of the edges. 5. Place the second puff pastry sheet on top of the puff pastry with the spread (like a sandwich). 6. Cut the puff pastry sheets vertically and twist.
Slow Cooker- Beef and Cabbage 1 ½ Lbs. beef brisket 1 Lbs. baby carrots 1 small head green cabbage 1 white onion, medium
7. Bake for 15-20 min or until golden brown.
Glaze Directions 1. Whisk together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. 2. Drizzle over warm, freshly baked twists and serve.
1 Lbs. yellow potatoes 2 cups chicken stock ¼ cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp grainy mustard 2 cloves garlic minced 2 bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste 1. Chop ingredients. 2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and mix (except cabbage). 3. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Add in cabbage during last 30 minutes. Serve with fresh French bread. 8
3 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall There’s something about the scents of autumn that make you
Why fill your room with chemical scents when you can opt for a more natural aroma? With a spray bottle filled with filtered water and a few drops of essential oils, you’ll be having your home smell like autumn in no-time; naturally. Just remember to shake well before each use.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Room Spray
nostalgic for the holidays. Warmer coats, boots, and pumpkin spice lattes mean fall is in the air. Here are some easy ways to
8 ounces of water
take in the scents of fall, even when you cannot go outdoors.
1 whole cinnamon stick 15 drops nutmeg oil
DIY Wax Melts
Seasonal-savvy favorite combinations
The winning combination of bees wax, coconut oil and essen-
Homemade pumpkin pie scent
15 drops cloves oil
10 drops pumpkin oils
15 drops sweet orange oil
tial oils, herbs and spices make it easy to keep autumn wafting through your home. Simply melt wax and coconut oil in a jar in a pot of simmering water, add scents when fully melted, and pour into empty ice cube container until hardened. Your homemade wax melts will fill the air with seasonal scents when melted in a wax warmer.
10 drops cinnamon oils 10 drops nutmeg oils 5 drops ginger oils 5 drops clove oils 1 tsp vanilla extract Homemade oatmeal cookie scent 10 drops vanilla oil 10 drops Nutmeg oil
Basic Recipe 4 Tbsp bees wax 2 Tbsp coconut oil 20-40 drops essential oils or herbs and spices Small glass jar Empty ice cube tray
10 drops cedarwood
15 drops ginger oil
5 drops vanilla extract DIY Woody Fall Room Spray 8 ounces of water 10 drops juniper oil 10 drops rosemary oil 10 drops orange oil 10 drops clove oil
10 drops wild orange Homemade evergreen tree scent 10 drops cedarwood oil 10 drops cypress oil 10 drops spruce oil
DIY Halloween Room Spray 8 ounces of water 12 drops Ylang Ylang oil 25 drops anise oil
10 drops juniper oil
Living Wreaths The distinct woody smell of rosemary makes it the perfect reminder that fall is in the air. Fashionable yet simple, you can easily add this stress-relieving scent to your home by adding a rosemary wreath to your indoor autumn décor. 10
Homemade Room Sprays
Autumn Playlist Embrace sweater weather with our fall-themed Spotify® Playlist the next time you take a warm soak.
1. Click above link 2. Sign into Spotify® 3. Follow playlist 11
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Update Décor for Fall Outdoor Living Fall Foods That Will Warm Your Heart and Tummy 3 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall Autumn Playlist