Candy corn has met its match

I like candy corn. I like that it really is a seasonal candy and it acts that way.  Sure, you will usually see a small bags of candy corn among the collections of other ubiquitous candies like gum drops and jelly beans in the aisles of most  supermarkets and drugstores. It is not “Halloween” corn or “Autumn” corn, just candy corn. Candy corn is a classic … Continue reading Candy corn has met its match

Halloween jars: A hauntingly fun (and frugal) notion

Um, well, sort of, kind of $10.  Don’t believe or sorta of believe me? Let’s sorta look, shall we? Jars: I am sure they cost me something at some time. Among them you’ll see two jars for sauce, one jam, one salsa, one coconut oil, three small honey, a Ball jar (purchased years ago) and one bottle from salad dressing. Cost to me? Sorta nothing. All … Continue reading Halloween jars: A hauntingly fun (and frugal) notion

Mums the bloom for a white Christmas

My sister has a beautiful way of creating floral holiday tabletop decorations that are low on expense and high on impact. Just take the cranberries you purchased over Thanksgiving that you either forgot to cook or meant to use as decoration but never quite got around to it. Yeah, those cranberries. Add them to some small vases, add water and then place some white mums. … Continue reading Mums the bloom for a white Christmas

Pumpkin patches, pumpkin ornaments and pumpkin seed brittle, sounds like Christmas!

October of last year I decided to send an email to a couple of friends who live in the DC area, have children and who might be going to a pumpkin patch.  You see,  I wanted to join in.  I am pretty sure I have never been to a pumpkin patch before. My apologies to my family if I have already been to one, I … Continue reading Pumpkin patches, pumpkin ornaments and pumpkin seed brittle, sounds like Christmas!

Candy canes: The perfect way to elevate an ordinary treat to a festive one

Peppermint, oh peppermint, how I love thee, let me count the ways. Well, actually let me focus on the best way, the holiday a la mode magic way, the candy cane. Want to add a little Christmas to something? Just add candy cane. Hang it, crush it, sprinkle some on top, candy canes make ordinary treats extraordinarily festive. Don’t believe me? Well did you even look … Continue reading Candy canes: The perfect way to elevate an ordinary treat to a festive one