holidays

12 Halloween Mantel Ideas Trending on Pinterest You Need to Try

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Halloween is here and even if you haven't found the perfect costume, you can have the perfect mantel decor in your home. We scoured the top Halloween mantel decor ideas from Pinterest and we found everything from cobweb-covered pumpkins to scraggly tiny trees, orange fall leaves and bats galore. You still have time to channel your... read more

Fall Eats: The Perfect Pecan Pie

homemade pecan pie recipe
Now that you've mastered both apple and pumpkin, it only makes sense to move on to a classic pecan pie recipe, no? Show off those new found baking skills with this traditional Thanksgiving favorite: Makes: One 9-inch pie What You'll Need: One 9-inch store-bought pie dough (or go the... read more

Simple Steps to Create Your Own Spooky-Elegant Halloween Table Setting

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By Justine Hand for Remodelista

Good Halloween decor should always evoke a ghost story. To honor All Hallows' Eve with a more subtle, grown-up approach—something that is only vaguely sinister or decayed. This year I wanted to serve up a spectral supper in the dining room. Using little more than floating black leaves...

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A Sweet Potato Casserole That's a Snap

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Stressing over your holiday menu? (Hello, Thanksgiving's coming up a lot faster than you'd like to admit.) Serve up this easy, homemade sweet potato casserole for a side dish even your in-laws will love: What You'll Need: For the Sweet Potato Filling: 2 15-ounce cans cut sweet potatoes, drained (or 3... read more

Comfort Cooking: A Slow-Roasted Beef Brisket Recipe

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Want a comfort food recipe that doubles as a staple dinner during the holidays? This homemade beef brisket recipe should do the trick. Made with slow-simmered onions and fresh spices, it's the closest thing you'll get to real Texas brisket without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen. And really, who... read more

Fall Eats: Super-Simple Stuffing You Can’t Mess Up

homemade stuffing recipe
Since everyone always tries to start Christmas in November, we like to think it's acceptable to get a head start on Thanksgiving this year. After all, daydreaming about carbs and obnoxious amounts of pie is never a bad thing. Get a heads up on the holiday season by mastering this no-fail stuffing recipe: Serves:... read more

Step Inside the Sleek Brooklyn Loft That’s Just Too Exposed for Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway loves to step outside in big movie star sunglasses for a little anonymity, but her shades were no match for her former Brooklyn, New York, loft with husband Adam Shulman. Anne recently sold her pad in the swank Dumbo Clocktower building for $4.25 million because the NY Post reported that the apartment... read more

Spice Up Your Cinco de Mayo Party With These DIY Decor Items

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The checklist of things that will be at your Cinco de Mayo party may look something like margaritas, margaritas and margaritas, which we totally understand. However, if you have a few minutes between cutting limes and salting the rims of your glasses, these DIY decor items will brighten your home and enhance the colors of the salsa and guacamole... read more

Do You Practice National Honesty Day Every Day With Your Spouse?

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Telling a white lie or two to your spouse isn't considered a big deal to some, but what about today, on National Honesty Day? There will surely (and realistically) be a few times when you'll want to fib about the real cost of your new living room rug or how many exact days a family member... read more

These Gorgeous and Grown-Up Tree Houses Aren’t For Kids

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Remember the days that you had to climb up a tree just to sit in a tiny room and wonder how to safely get down again? Those times are long gone, since these grown-up tree houses are the hideaway digs that you've been waiting for. If you can't plant a tree today on Arbor Day,... read more