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Halloween Pottery Barn Knock-Offs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2017 | Categories: Home and Garden

I love fall. The cooler weather (although it still feels like summer here), the fall colors, using my slow cooker more, and decorating for the fall holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving. It can sometimes be expensive to decorate, especially when you want a high-end look, like something from Pottery Barn. I love shopping Pottery Barn, […]

Pumpkin Ice Cream Chocolate Pudding Trifle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Pumpkin ice cream chocolate pudding trifle with toasted marshmallows Christmas holiday season dessert recipe...

I love so many things about fall and winter — the beautiful fall colors, pumpkins, the food, my son’s birthday, the holidays, the decorations, family gatherings, and the food. Oh, I think I already said food…. but it’s true, I love colder weather food. Especially foods and drinks with pumpkin in them.   And one […]

Hot Spiced Tea Perfect for the Holidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 15, 2015 | Categories: Recipes
hot spiced tea with cinnamon honey star anise orange peel

It’s starting to feel a bit chilly in the mornings here, now. In fact, we have a chance of our first frost of the season this coming Sunday. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall and cooler temperatures, but I don’t like cold. I’m more of a 50s for a low and 70s for a […]

Ideas for the Perfect Tablescape this Thanksgiving #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 11, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

I always loved doing a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving. The tablescape sets the stage, so to speak, for the Thanksgiving dinner. Think about your turkey and all the fixings on a plain table compared to a tablescape. According to Wictionary a tablescape is, “An artistic arrangement of articles on a table.” It’s more inviting, more […]

Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn is Too Good to Share Vlog #WerthersOriginal #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 30, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Food, Videos, Vlogs
Werther's Original Caramel popcorn great snack for family movie night

This sweet, salty, buttery, just plain heavenly tasting, ‘Crazy for Caramel’,  Werther’s Caramel Popcorn post and video are part of a sponsored campaign for MomSelect… Do you do family movie nights? We usually do family movie nights on Friday nights, but as the weather turns cooler and the days shorter, we may have two or […]

12 Soups and Chowders Perfect for Fall and Winter Weather

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Roasted acorn squash & wild rice soup recipe

Check out 12 Soups and Chowders Perfect for Fall and Winter Weather by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com As soon as the temperatures start to drop, I start making soups (and chowders). Soups are a fall staple in my home. A good soup makes me feel all warm and cozy on a cool fall or cold winter’s […]

Roasted Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Roasted Acorn Squash Wild Rice Soup Recipe for Fall

Roasted acorn squash stuffed with wild rice and cheese is my favorite fall meal, but I don’t care for the leftovers. One of my goals this week was to take this favorite and redo it in a way that was just as delicious as the first time. My solution… Roasted Acorn Squash and Wild Rice […]

A Fall ‘Craveability’ with Arby’s Grand Turkey Club

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2012 | Categories: Food, Restaurants, Reviews

If you’re a regular here or know me personally, you know that Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it… from the weather to the leaves changing colors, from Thanksgiving (and getting to spend it with my parents) to my son’s birthday, and especially the food. Cooler weather brings on soups, […]

Can you spot the little pumpkin? #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photographs, Photography, Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday cute little pumpkin photo

Halloween & Thanksgiving Invitations from Tiny Prints

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 7, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Reviews, Uncategorized, Web Sites

I love Fall. It’s my favorite season. Now the weather is completely unpredictable here in East Tennessee this time of year, but it is so dang gorgeous here. I love the leaves changing color, cooler weather, football, Halloween, my son’s birthday, and Thanksgiving, in the fall. It’s a great time of year! We (especially my […]