October 2015

There are 4 blog entries for October 2015.

Halloween is a spooky time of the year full of costumes, scary decorations, carved pumpkins and themed parties. Bring the spookiness into your kitchen with these Halloween treats that are the perfect amount of scary and easy enough to make without getting discouraged. Don't be scared when these treats will mysteriously start disappearing from your kitchen!  

Mummy Truffles- These pumpkin cheesecake truffles are the perfect treat you can serve up all season long, however for Halloween the La Cream de la Crumb blog dressed them up mummy style.  They are no bake, super easy, and a delicious spooky treat! Check out the recipe here. 

Spooky OREO cookie eyeballs- These spooky OREO cookie eyeballs from 100 directions blog are the perfect amount of

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Although fall is sometimes an absent season in the ever-changing weather scene in Austin, Texas, it is still a season worth recognizing in your home. The transition from summer to fall is the best excuse to update your home with fresh accessories and colors inspired by the season. Spruce up your home for the fall by adding these seasonal decorating touches in every room. 

Mini "Pumpkin" Wreath-  Unfortunately, pumpkins this mini don't exist. However, putka pods, like the ones shown above, work perfectly as a stand-in for mini pumpkins and don't deteriorate so your wreath can be displayed every year!

Add some layers- With cold weather comes layering up your wardrobe. Use this same concept with your home, throwing cozy wool, cotton, or even

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Decorating and organization are necessities for a home. However, too much decorating, or the wrong kind of organization can make your home look messy and disorderly. Even the tidiest of us can make these mistakes we think are helping our homes! Avoid these décor and organizing ideas that make it hard to keep your home in order. 

Using your fridge as a message board- The refrigerator is already a large focal point in your kitchen; covering it in magnets, reminders, and shopping lists just creates a messy look. Remember, people are going to the fridge for food and drinks, they are not going to read unnecessary messages posted on the front of the fridge door. Instead you should create one place that people go for reminders and messages. Use one

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Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so make sure you get it right. The first step is making sure your future home passes inspection, but what about the things that are not covered in an inspection? Most of the time it is the less obvious factors that make the biggest impact on our day-to-day living. Quality of life is just as important as quality of construction, so make sure you are looking for the right things when touring an open house.

Size of the rooms- Not to big, but not to small. It is crucial that your future home has a livable room layout. Imagine setting up your furniture in the room as you walk through; bring a measuring tape for specific planning.  The last thing you want to do is

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