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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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!
- 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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When it comes to Fall, warm colors usually take the cake. Fall leaves are falling to the ground and we get inspired by the piles of red, orange, and yellow leaves. However, don’t limit yourself to only those colors! Though traditionally, those colors scream Fall, there are now more colors we can use during this season to complement the originals.
In today’s post, we’re going to share with you some Fall color trends for 2012 that you can use around your home (and even your wardrobe)!
From Interior Design Files
Dark teal is a great complement to the Fall colors. It is the Fall version of the color that was popular over Spring and Summer.
From Pineapple House
Purple/plum has been a color that we love, but haven’t seen much in home decor. Fall is a perfect time to introduce this shade into our home.
Pear green is a great transition color. It works well for Spring, Summer, and Fall!
From Inspiration For Home
A neutral to bring all the Fall colors together is definitely brown. Either use in furniture pieces, or as an accent wall.
There are so many color schemes we can use to prepare our homes for the holidays. What are some of your favorite Fall colors? Did we mention one that you like? Please let us know in the comments! We can’t wait to decorate our home with all of these colors.
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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
- 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!
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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!
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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