Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Lights

Who said pumpkins can only be used for Thanksgiving? I founds these and thought how great it would be to have several lining a pathway to your home, have one or two snuggled into a garden or to have one or two in your home. Remember, you don’t have to use candles – there are many battery operated options to use now. You prepare the pumpkin the same way you do for a pumpkin you are going to carve. Use various drill bits to crate patterns like seen above or use a sharpie marker to draw your own. Two tips I will give: 1:take a large cup and turn it so the drill bit goes through it and covers a portion of your drill and 2: use the lowest speed on your drill. Best to use an old drill for this and use lots of caution. They are really cute and unexpected and guests will love them.

Thanksgiving Fruit Platter Shaped Like Turkey

How neat is this? A series of fruits pierced with shish kabob wooden sticks.The body is a pear. Googly eyes were used (just make sure to remove them before someone eats them. The beak and feet are trimmed from fruit roll ups. You could make the eyes out of rice paper with drawn on pupils from a sharpie marker if you have concerns for guests not eating the googly eyes. The fruit used to make the tail can be anything you just have to make sure you are consistent with putting them on so that they all keep the rainbow effect. After you cut the fruit toss in a bowl with water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Blot to dry. This would be great for a thanksgiving dinner.

Happy 1st Of October!!!

14440760_1143332072394281_5274399711708927620_nThe brisk cool air is now upon us as we enter into October. Apple cider, caramel and candy apples can be smelled as well. As we prepare for festivities this month it is a good time to change batteries in your smoke detectors as a safety precaution – remember every six months to be safe! It is also time to think about our pets and making sure they will stay safe and warm over the winter months. Are they caught up with shots – they are more likely to get a good case of sniffles just like you are this time of year! Hoping you have the best of fall season filled with Halloween scares and Thanksgiving love with family and friends.

Mass Potato Washing

13Make the process a little aster by washing them in the dishwasher! Then boil them or back them just long enough until the skins slide right off. Make mashed potatoes or use as needed.

Small Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders

1175240_10151838918645266_1921587918_nSuper creative – just cut the top section out of a small gourd or pumpkin. To do this place tea light candle on top and trace the perimeter with a sharpie marker. Cut just with in this line and you want to be able to push the tea light candle down into hole for a tight fit so it won’t go into the pumpkin or gourd. Also, this would have to be done in a short time before a party or dinner as once cut the pumpkin or gourd will shrink which will make the tea light go into the pumpkin or gourd.