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“How to Maintain A Healthy Routine While Traveling”

 Editor’s Note: We are excited to introduce our new contributor who has managed to make a life and career of traveling the globe. She’ll be sharing her travel insights and tips from all four corners of the globe and we’re quite excited about the arm chair traveling we plan to do with her. Take it away Haylee! For each of us, travel brings a form of new meaning to our lives, […]

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“Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Your Closet”

Halloween is Tuesday, but many will be heading out to costume parties this weekend.  While we love a good excuse to dress up, we aren’t always the best at planning ahead.  In an effort to remain always resourceful we have a roundup of last-minute costumes you can make with your existing wardrobe. PHOTO: Lauren Conrad Farmer or Scarecrow Grab some boots, a plaid button-down and either overalls or regular jeans […]

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“Serve this Halloween Cocktail at Your Party This Weekend”

While Halloween is actually next Monday, many will be celebrating this weekend.  You may remember our recent roundup of 13 spooky cocktails, these are always great options, but when it comes to our go-to cocktail for parties,  it’s sangria. Everyone loves it and it’s easy to make a big batch for all your party goers to enjoy.  The following are a few ways to turn this cocktail classic into a festive […]

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“Hot Pepper Relish”

There are a few more things still to harvest at Tulipwood, and my favorite are the red pepper plants still ripening next to the wood pile. We had quite a lot of them, but the deer decided they liked them too, so the harvest wasn’t quite as abundant as we were hoping. But I gathered up as many as I could to make a Hot Red Pepper Relish recipe, and […]

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“5 Pumpkin Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before”

If you haven’t caught on yet we love fall and we really love pumpkins! We love to find ways to use this seasonal treasure in both our DIY home decor and kitchens.  The following is 5 Pumpkin Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before and totally should. 1. Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets This is an easy fall meal that can be made in just 30 minutes. This is a healthy vegan […]

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“10 Tailgating Recipes You Must Try This Weekend”

Football season is here and one of our favorite parts is certainly the tailgate food. Here are 10 tailgating recipes we think you should try this weekend to make it extra fun.   1. Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies  These will definitely make you a lot of friends no matter what team you are cheering for. Spicy, sweet and bacon always makes a winning combination. 2. G’s Chicken Tenders Remember G’s […]

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“5 Things Found In Nature For A Perfect Fall Tablescape”

When it comes to entertaining, what really sets an event apart are the details. Bringing an organic touch to your fall tablescapes is easy and inviting.  The following are 5 things you can find in nature for the perfect fall tablescape. PHOTO: HGTV PHOTO: Apartment Therapy PHOTO: Amy Merrick 1. Twigs And Branches You can easily find twigs and branches right in your own backyard, and the possibilities for a […]

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“The Best Fall Gourmet Pickles Recipe”

The start of fall is my family’s favorite time of year to preserve fresh food we’ve grown in our backyard garden. We’ve been canning food for several years, but have never tried or even thought much about pickling. Last year, we received a jar of mouthwatering, homemade pickles as a gift. The brine and ingredients in that jar became the inspiration for these gourmet pickles. These pickles make an excellent […]

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“Practice These 5 Duck Calls to Be a Pro This Season”

After recently visiting with John Stephen of Rich-N-Tone Calls and visiting Stuttgart, Arkansas (“the duck hunting capital of the world”), we have become very interested in perfecting our own duck calls. The following are the 5 duck calls every hunter should master this upcoming season. 1. The Basic Quack Sounds easy enough, but many hunters never master the most basic of calls.  It is a single note that crisply cuts […]

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“10 Venison Recipes For This Deer Season”

Deer season is officially here! In celebration, we have rounded up our top 10 venison recipes to try out this season. 1. Grilled Venison Loin with Horseradish Cream Sauce This one is easy to prepare and oh so tasty! 2. G’s Braised Venison Tacos Remeber G’s braised venison tacos? Well, they certainly are one of our favorites to prepare. All the color and texture happening on the plate, makes you feel like […]

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