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Pumpkin Centerpieces

Good day, my dear friends and readers!

Today is the last day of August, which means Autumn starts tomorrow. Here are some great ideas for centerpieces with pumpkins:

Photos taken from the internet. VK


Are you a morning person?

Happy weekend everyone! It’s finally Saturday! Busy week this one, huh? Thanksgiving, all the presents, and holiday cooking, and how about the Black Friday? =)

I don’t know about you all, but I feel exhausted by the time the weekend comes around. I love Saturdays and I wish I could get up early in the morning and take charge from sunrise (besides walking my dog of course), but I’m not a morning person… nope! I don’t sleep in, but it is difficult to get yourself together no matter which morning it is 😉

On top of it all, it’s grey out and raining today… Now how about that, all of my excuses are out in the open ha-ha!

How are your Saturdays like?

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Holiday Turkey Recipe

Makes: 14 to 16 servings Prep: 20 mins
Roast: 3 hrs 45 mins
Stand: 15 mins
Oven: 450/325 degree F


  • 1 14 – 16 pound turkey
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Grapes, kumquats, and fresh herbs (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Rinse the inside of turkey; pat dry with paper towels. If desired, season body cavity with salt and pepper. Pull neck skin to the back; fasten with a skewer. Tuck the ends of the drumsticks under the band of skin across the tail. (Or, tie the drumsticks securely to the tail. Twist wing tips under the back. Read the rest of this entry

Decor: Wire Basket Thanksgiving Centerpiece

This stress-free Thanksgiving centerpiece makes a statement on a sage green table runner. Simply tuck pears, nuts, and fresh or preserved leaves in a large wire basket for an updated take on the cornucopia.

Tip: A great part of this display is its portability — simply lift and set elsewhere to make way for the Thanksgiving feast.

Happy Thanksgiving! (Canada)