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Finally ready for October!

love decorating for any holiday! Last year I was pretty busy with wedding planning (and realistically, no room to bring one more box out of storage) so I didn’t do a whole lot of decorating.

Well – wedding is over, time is all I have (haha) and I got in the decorating spirit!! (which translates to: I have a lot of work to do and this is an awesome way to procrastinate). 

So – here’s some pictures of how we are celebrating this October – fall and Halloween!

Fall wreath! Love it!
Fall wreath! Love it!
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Just a little fun 🙂

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Porch close up!

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front window

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kitchen table
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kitchen table 2

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This picture really isn’t the best – but there’s a surprise Stella!

Anyone else think it’s weird I was able to up-cycle a ton of my wedding decorations as Halloween decorations?? 

 

Finished off the night with some warm soup, beer bread, and a Woodchuck Pumpkin cider. Delicious!

2013-10-07 19.38.02-1Soup:

Started with a soup mix, then added more!

  • Bear Creek Cheddar Potato Soup
  • 3 potatoes, diced small
  • 1 can white kidney beans
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 package bacon bits
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Sat in the crockpot for about 7 hours! So easy to manipulate and make yours!

Bread:

Started from this recipe, very easy!

  • 3 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder (make sure it’s fresh!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt – (as I wrote this up, I realized I forgot this – makes a lot of sense…)
  • Garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning (no, I didn’t measure any of these)

Bake in oven at 375 for 45 minutes, let cool for 10!

 

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Recap of Halloween Wine Wednesday

Happy November!

I just wanted to write a quick little blurb about my WINE WEDNESDAY!

Halloween time is the best for wine because the spiced red wines that are out there are PHENOMENAL!

We had a tough time picking between these two little gems – both are Michigan Wines and are delicious.  The wine on the left, Night of the Living Red, is from Sandhill Crane Vineyards – this ADORABLE little place in southcentral Michigan that Mike and I fell in love with really quickly. We looked to having our wedding there, but couldn’t accommodate as many guests as we are looking at. We got this wine last fall (hence the disgusting dust all over the bottle).

The wine on the right, Witches Brew, is from Leelanau Cellars, way up in Northern Michigan. I’ve never been, but I buy their wine frequently so I’m guessing it’s a good thing I haven’t been for a tasting, I’d probably need to be carried out. This wine can be bought at most major chain stores – I don’t know how far out it extends, but we can purchase it in Indiana!

We opted on the Night of the Living Red – as we felt it was most fitting for Halloween Wine Wednesday. We put it into mugs and warmed it for a bit in the microwave, snuggled up on the couch and watched Halloween South Park. Ahhh I’m such a trooper sometimes 🙂

I hope you all had a fantastic, safe (and warm!!!) Halloween! Here’s a picture of my little nugget and her Halloween costume that she loved OH SO MUCH! 😉

Here’s to a healthy, happy, fun, productive November!

Get thinking about your turkey trot race! 🙂