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Autumn is officially upon us with the first day of fall kicking off the season on September 23, 2015. What isn’t there to love about fall? Warm drinks, cozy sweaters, beautiful fall colors, cooler weather, and family holidays are all fabulous features that make it better than the rest of the year. We are going to help you get into the fall spirit with some fun of the best fall projects and recipes!

Nothing says fall quite like warm drinks, and sweet deserts like apple and pumpkin pie! Pumpkin spice is everywhere and it is incorporated into just about every food and drink item you can imagine. But we’ve picked a few of our favorites for you to try at home!

the season of pumpkin spice
Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte(courtesy of Thriving Home Blog)
We love this recipe because it is incredibly easy to do and the end result is delicious!
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Instructions

Voila! Pumpkin Spiced Latte! YUM! Make a pot before big group gatherings – your guests will love it and ask how you made it.


Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (Courtesy of Sprinkle Some Sugar)
If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you need to try this delicious pumpkin spice frappuccino recipe! It’s pretty straightforward and it will instantly make you feel like it is autumn.

Ingredients:
Cinnamon Whipped Cream:

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos:

Instructions:
For the whipped cream:
In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or with a hand mixer, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Be careful not to over-mix or it will turn to butter. Add confectioner’s sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and beat to incorporate. Set aside.
For the frappuccinos:
Add all ingredients to your blender and pulse until smooth. Top with cinnamon whipped cream and crushed M&M’s.


Pumpkin Pecan Bites (Courtesy of Taste of Home)
These yummy little pumpkin pecan bites are to die for! While we opted to make the cream cheese frosting outlined in the recipe, you can certainly by it premade.
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DIY Projects for FALL

One of our favorite seasonal projects is this fall door sign that you can easily make! While the tutorial calls for an old tray, you can easily use a ready-made chalk-board, or any other piece of wood you might have and cover it in chalk board paint. You can find the leaves and berries for the garland at your local craft store, along with the chalk board paint!

Spice up your dining table, coffee table, or mantle with Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder courtesy of Spark and Chemistry.

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The best part about fall is incorporating seasonal items, like pumpkins and gourds into your décor. Southern Living has an easy tutorial for creating a pumpkin and gourd wreath to add seasonal flair to your home.

This is how it is done:


 

Another one of our favorite things to do for fall is to paint and decorate pumpkins and funky different ways! StyleCaster has 25 ways to decorate a pumpkin and one of our favorites is from The Farmer’s Daughter and it shows you how to create dip-dye glitter pumpkins!

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There you have it! These are some of our favorite DIY fall decorations that you can easily try at home! Check them out, surf the web for other great projects, and transform your home for the season. Stay tuned to our blog for great fall content and keep up to date with everything happening at MCLife!

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