Happy Halloween (Printable)

Halloween Printable


Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love costumes, candy, spooky treats and halloween movies. I put together this printable for you to download and add to your halloween decorations! Last year I put together a party invitation for you to download and send to all your awesome friends. Here is to an awesome 31 days till Halloween!

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4 Favorite Fall Soups


Fall is a great time to break out your big soup pots of slow cookers and make hearty comfort meals like soups. I really enjoy them because they are usually make a head meals that you can either throw together and let cook all day or reheat easily later for a delicious dinner. Here are some of my favorites.

Hamburger Stew is a great place to start if you are looking to clean out your fridge but make an awesome meal at the same time. It has carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, celery and rice.

Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Soup

Chicken Tortilla is one of my all time favorites for lunch. It has a little spice but not so much that I can’t eat it. Plus it is a little bit on the lighter side and freezes well if you make too much!


Chili who doesn’t love a good chili and cornbread meal on chili autumn days?


Cheesy Potato Soup is another classic and goes really well with BLTs. Yum!

Fall Soup Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder is a new recipe I tried last fall and was a great way to use up leftover holiday ham. I definitely recommend it!

What are your go to fall soups?

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Project Life : Week 38

Project Life 2014

Week 38! I am so glad that I will have this to look back on for years to come. It is going to help me remember this time in our lives better than anything else I could do.

Project Life 2014

We were able to make another trip home and it was really good for us. It was encouraging to see grandma looking stronger and to have our family together again.

Project Life 2014

We also got to enjoy time with Gunnar’s family who came to visit and Gunnar even enjoyed some fresh lettuce like a bag of chips. Have a great weekend friends!

Project Life 2014

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Chalkboard Fall Wine Bottle Decorations

DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.usI love easy decorations. These fall wine bottles were incredibly easy to update into decor for my fall decorations.
DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.usYou will need several wine bottles, spray paint ( I used Valspar Gold), A clear coat spray paint, and Martha Stewart Chalkboard Craft Paint and a brush.

DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.us

Make sure you get the label and all the sticky off of your bottle, I used elbow grease and goo gone to help me get it off. I wont be setting any speed records with it but it worked well, then I cleaned the whole bottle with warm soapy water before spray painting it. I painted 2 coats of the gold and one of the clear to give it some protection against handling and hopefully scratches.

DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.us

After painting it I choose the bottle that looked different than the others to add chalkboard to so I can write messages depending on how i feel.

DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.us

I debated with painting the whole bottom half with paint but for now I chose to go with a stripe. Two coats of paint later I was ready to condition the paint according to the bottles directions.

DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.us

And now I have and awesome addition to my fall decor. The gold paint fits right in with my other decor for the season and I even have a little chalkboard for pictures of messages!

DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Decoration | happyapple.us


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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

As summer was coming to a close I was wrapping up my cocktail series and was a little sad. I had a lot of putting those posts together and photographing the pretty drinks. But ice cold beverages are less and less important as the weather gets colder. However, one day I came across a version of an Apple Cider Sangria and I knew I had to try it.

Apple Cider Sangria

You need : 3 Apples, 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Cider, 1/2 Cup Brandy, 1 Cup Club Soda, and a Bottle of White Wine. These were part of our apple stash from the orchard 2 weekends ago. They were very fresh and tasty!

Place all your ingredients into a pitcher and chill for about 1-2 hours before serving. It is incredibly delicious and a perfect cocktail for your fall parties.

Apple Cider Sangria

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