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Check Out Our New Halloween Decor Inventory!

We’re so excited for all the shipments that have been coming in to our warehouse for Halloween 2013! We’ve added a bunch of new scary pieces, classic Halloween decorations, as well as restocked a lot of your favorite Halloween decorations from last year!

Here’s a preview of our new HomeSeasons.com Halloween 2013 inventory!

Don’t forget, we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders within the United States! No coupon code or minimum purchase! Check it out!

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Let us know what other items you would like to see us stock for Halloween 2013 in the comments below!

Check out all our past Halloween posts for even more party ideas! We have everything from DIY, to food, costumes, and so much more!

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Happy Thanksgiving from HomeSeasons!

HomeSeasons would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone enjoys spending time over the long weekend with friends and family. Doesn’t matter how or where you celebrate, as long as you spend time with your favorite people!

Be grateful for all your accomplishments, big or small, and work towards things you want to achieve in the upcoming  year. Be thankful for the people in your life, whether they are always by your side or far away.

We will be continuing more winter holiday posts in the upcoming month, all the way up to the end of December! Stay tuned to our blog the next few weeks because we will be sharing ideas and posts all about Christmas! We’re excited for the holidays!

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Fall/Autumn Themed Pumpkins

Pumpkin decorating is not limited to only Halloween. It it great for fall as well! Though we may have to stray away from the jack-o-lantern faces and spooky witch carvings, there are dozens of other ways we can decorate a pumpkin for the season. All we need is a little inspiration!

We’re going to share some pictures we found that inspired the post today. No jack-o-lanterns here!

From Belle Maison

From Decorating Ideas Made Easy

From Update Dallas

From Craft Corners

From Inhabitots

It’s easy to transform a pumpkin to fall decorations (just make sure to stay away from the spooky)! Use classic patterns and colors. You’ll have your own fall pumpkin in no time, perfect for the upcoming holidays.

 

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Frosting for Fall & Thanksgiving

Pie may be the front runner on the Thanksgiving pastries front, but everyone enjoys a good slice of cake once in a while too, especially with homemade frosting! We can’t just use ordinary vanilla for the upcoming holidays–how about some pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting!

Pumpkin has garnered a lot of attention the past few years (we have to thank Starbucks for that and their super popular Pumpkin Spice Latte!), so we definitely want to incorporate a little pumpkin in our dessert.  If a whole pumpkin cake is a little too much for you, this quick and easy pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting is sure to hit the spot!

From Williams-Sonoma

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup puree pumpkin (canned or fresh)
  • 1 pack of 8oz cream cheese (left out and softened at room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs orange juice
  • half stick of butter (no salt)
  • 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • cinnamon to taste (around 1 -2 tsp, or until desired spice)

Blend all ingredients (except cinnamon) with a whisk or electric mixer. Smooth out any lumps with a spoon, and keep blending until it reaches a smooth consistency. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and mix to taste. Or you can sprinkle it on top as decorations.

Ways to decorate your cakes and cupcakes with the frosting:

  • smooth on with spatula
  • pipe designs on with a piping bag and tips
  • add nonpareils, sprinkles, or cinnamon, or chocolate chips
  • put 2 colors of frosting into a piping bag to make a swirly color design

This recipe is quick and easy, but feels homemade and cozy to enjoy! Pumpkin spice is so popular for the Fall season, and we think its great that it’s making it’s mark just in time for the holidays! Do you enjoy the pumpkin spice trend? Let us know below!
 

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After Halloween Fall Snack – Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds

Now that it’s November, Halloween is officially over! With all those leftover pumpkins and pumpkin seeds, we need to give them a purpose! Last year, we shared a simple recipe for savory pumpkin seeds, this year, we will share a sweet recipe for the Fall time!

We think cinnamon is a perfect complement to pumpkin seeds. The recipe we’re going to share with you today is easy and fun to make. The aroma of cinnamon and sugar is sure to bring the cozy, fuzzy feeling to your home. Keep reading for the recipe!

From Oh Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (raw and washed)
  • 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar (white or brown)
  • 1 tbs melted butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is heating up, line a cookie/baking sheet with parchment paper.

Coat the seeds with the melted butter in a bowl. Once evenly coated,  sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar and mix. Spread evenly onto the cookie sheet (no overlapping seeds!) and bake for about 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, sprinkle another layer of cinnamon and sugar on top, spread out,  and bake for another 5 minutes. Repeat until the cinnamon and sugar are used up. For the last trip to the oven, bake the seeds for 10 minutes and cool before serving.

This treat is not just good for after Halloween, but all Fall long! The cinnamon flavor is perfect for the upcoming holiday season coming up. Try the recipe and tell us how it goes. If you know more pumpkin seed recipes, please share them with us!

In Novemeber, we’re going to post all about Fall and Thanksgiving home decor, projects, DIYs, food recipes, and more! Subscribe to our blog to be alerted of all our posts!

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Chic Halloween DIY Glitter Skulls

For those of you who want to go the chic Halloween home decor route instead of scary this year, today’s post is made for you!

It isn’t Halloween until we surround ourselves with spooky skulls. Skulls are pretty scary on its own! However, with a little bit of DIY craftiness, we can turn them into chic glitter pieces with a few supplies easily found from the craft store. Keep reading for instructions and ideas!

From Babble

Supplies:

From HomeSeasons

On a covered surface, prepare all your supplies. Cover the skull in a light layer of mod podge with the sponge paintbrush. Sprinkle the glitter to cover all of the skull (make sure to get into the hollows of the eyes and the nose), using the plate to catch the glitter. Pat the glitter on to make sure it sticks. Let dry for 15-30 mins (or until dry to the touch). If there are any spots you missed, add a little more mod podge on the area and re-glitter and let dry again.

Once completely dried, cover the whole skull with a thin layer of mod podge. This thin layer minimized glitter fallout from the skull. As much as we love glitter, we don’t want it all over our house! Let completely dry for at least a few hours.

The possibilities to this project are endless! Here are some more ideas on different designs and patterns for your glitter skull:

  • ombre pattern – do one section at a time and create a gradient fade on the skull with different shades of the same color glitter
  • sugar skull design – draw a pattern on your skull for a sugar skull design and work on one feature at a time. Use a smaller paintbrush for the initial mod podge application and glitter one color at a time.
  • a display of multicolored skulls – cover a few skulls in different colored glitter according to your Halloween color theme and display them on a shelf or as a centerpiece for a table

We think this project is a quick and easy idea to try with the family, and make great gifts! What other ideas can you think of for glitter skulls? Share with us in the comments below!

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Featured Guest Post – Make the Room More Festive this Autumn

Today, we have a featured guest post! Alexandra is sharing her favorite ways to spruce up our homes in the cooler Autumn months, inspired by homes in Brooklyn. Keep reading for her tips and ideas! Check out her links at the bottom of the post for more information.

Make the Room More Festive this Autumn

By Alexandra Jacobs

Autumn leaves are falling, and the scene is absolutely picturesque in New York and the surrounding boroughs. As people prepare for the autumn season, many people are integrating rust, orange, reds and brown colors into their trendy Brooklyn homes to provide a cozy autumn feeling. From rust colored prints to festive centerpieces, Brooklyn homes are featuring some of the most inviting and appealing autumn décor. Here are a couple of ways to bring the colors of autumn indoors:

Try a New Color on the Walls

Try a new yellow or rustic color on the wall. A simple change of a wall color can add intrigue to the room. Many people paint the whole room for autumn and other people may only paint an accent wall. An accent wall may be just what is needed to give the room a festive feel. So, try painting a wall for the autumn months to give the place a new perspective and look.

Add Festive Paintings

Many antique and vintage shops in Brooklyn are excellent places to find rust color paintings.

These paintings often add incredible intrigue to a room. Many incredible bargains can be found online. Try venturing to an antique shop to find paintings in fall colors or with a fall theme. Changing out a simple photograph can be the change that is needed to transform a room for the fall.
Image: The Creative Paige

Festive Centerpieces

Centerpieces and arrangements can spruce up a room. Dried flowers and gourds may also add autumn festivity to a dining table or a dining room. During Halloween, pumpkins can be added to a table with scented candles to add ambiance. The ambiance will set the mood in the room and make it enjoyable for kids. Parents often involve kids in the process of making jack-o-lanterns and other centerpieces. Parents feel better when they can involve the kids.

Add Accessories

Add accessories, such as pillows, in autumn colors to spruce up the pillows. In bedroom, add a rust-colored duvet cover or a knitted throw. The bathroom can be inviting by adding festive colored towels or drapery. Area rugs are common accessories that can be found at flea markets and sometimes at Brooklyn antique stores. Diligent shoppers can find all types of autumn items at the Brooklyn flea market or other vintage shops.

Fall Décor Can Make the Room Feel More Festive for Autumn

Go ahead and spruce up your room for the holidays. Even the smallest change can make the room feel like an autumn escape. If you don’t have many trees in your neighborhood, try a local park or head to the countryside to find some inspiration for your autumn room.

The colors will inspire you and help you find just what you need to make the room a festive place for people to gather and enjoy the season. Don’t wait. Go shopping at your favorite Brooklyn flea market and antique market.
Image: Young House Love

Alexandra is a travel enthusiast who loves to write about fashion, beaches, food, and the wonderful things in the world. She provides her own insights on vacationing to the blogosphere. If you would like to learn more about her, follow her @alexsjourneys or visit her blog alexsjourneys.wordpress.com

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