Fall Favorites

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Only two more days before the Christmas season descends upon us. Before it’s too late, I’m sneaking in a few of my fall favorites into this week’s pin & tell. I’d love to hear some of yours:)

 

 

 

Easy Dry Nail Polish

This tip will change your life. That is, if you are a person who paints their nails. Otherwise, it’s a waste of your time. Anyway, when you are done painting your nails, lightly spray with PAM cooking spray and it instantly dries them! GAME.CHANGER. I picked up this Essie in ‘Very Structured’ at TJ Maxx for $3.50! I thought it would either be the perfect fall color or a terrible 90’s mauve throwback. You tell me.

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Bobby Pin

I saw this tip and was shocked. Have I really been doing it wrong all these years? I’m going to vote NO. I tried it and it works better for me the other way around. However, my trusted friend Heather says she does it this way. Hairstylists? Care to settle the friendly dispute?

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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

If you are looking for a non-fussy mashed potatoes recipe that hits the spot, look no further! Seriously, my family would riot if it didn’t make it to the Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients

10 large baking potatoes

1 cup of creme cheese

1 cup of sour creme

1 stick of butter

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tblsp garlic salt

Step 1 : Wash potatoes and pierce the skin in several places with a fork. Bake in a baking pan at 350 for an hour and a half or until soft.

Step 2: Once baked, slice each potato in half and scoop out the insides into a large mixing bowl. While hot, add 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of creme cheese, and 1 cup of sour creme into the bowl.

Step 3: Mix ingredients with mixer until potatoes are smooth. Add salt, pepper, and garlic to taste. Ready to serve!

My mom makes it up the day before and refrigerates. On Thanksgiving, she butters the sides of her crock pot and heats the potatoes on low before serving. Easy! (Serves 10-12: Prep Time- 25 minutes: Cook Time- 1.5 hours)

Fall Playlist

By the time fall rolls around, I’m in the mood for plenty of folk and country. Something about this season almost makes me wish (almost) that I was back living in my old hometown, Stagecoach USA. Enjoy!! What are you listening to? What signature dish does your family enjoy?

(Hard to Love: Lee Brice | Starting Now: Ingrid Michaelson | Show Me the River: Eastmountainsouth | Nobody’s Girl: Bonnie Raitt | Carbon Ribs: John MarkMcMillan | Dance with No Music: Meredith Wilder | Washed by the Water: Need to Breathe | Go Do: Jonsi | Angel Eyes: Love and Theft | Down in the Valley: The Head and the Heart | Hallelujah: Bethany Dillon )

20121120-231820.jpgHappy Thanksgiving!! XOXO

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8 responses to “Fall Favorites”

  1. Jenny Dong says:

    Great playlist! This time of year brings about similar feelings of listening to country and folk music. It brings me back to my favorite season in MI!!

  2. I do my bobby pins BOTH ways.. like a double criss cross haha It seems to work and holds up my massively thick hair. Great list, Cindy! The songs are great and I’ll have to try those mashed potatoes!! :)

  3. CR says:

    I am so trying the pam idea. Although the idea of PAM on my hands kind of grosses me out. But I have a 3 year old who loves her nails painted but hates waiting for them to dry so its worth a shot:) Never ever questions a 90’s throw back… it’s always a good idea;) I am also a fan of FALL because of all the shopping deals. Yes I realize black friday is like the black hole for some people but for me its a fun day with the girls in my family. I LOVE IT!

    • hahaha I had never thought of looking at the throwback in that way:) So you and I should invest in some deep brown/maroon lipstick??? I can see how black friday would be fun in a rallied up group. Something I’ll have to try one of these days:) I’ve never been.

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