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Halloween or Fall DIY Glass Pumpkins Decor Under $8 #teachmetuesday

DIY Glass Pumpkin BowlsUnder $8It’s Teach Me Tuesday and we are continuing our Halloween/Fall theme with DIY Glass pumpkins which you can make 2 for under $8! These pumpkins are cute for your porch, table or another place in your house. If you opt to get plastic bowls or can trust your child with Glass (even with the 10-year-old I am weary) you can have he kids participate in making these pumpkins!

Originally, I was going to do one pumpkin and one leaf bowl but our leaves went from green to a yucky brown so it was not even worth the attempt. Some of supplies came from the Dollar store which were the 2 glass bowls and the package of 2 battery-powered tea lights. The Modge Podge, foam brush and tissue paper came from Michaels. The price breakdown: bowls $2, lights $1, Modge Podge $2.50 (40% off coupon used), brush $.50 and tissue paper pack $1= 7! Plus, I have enough to supplies to pick up a couple of more bowls and make more for the Thanksgiving Decor or if I get other tissue paper, they would make a cute gift! img_2148


Cut the tissue paper into small squares, rectangles or any other shape you desire

When applying the Modge Podge to the tissue paper on the glass, I always dab the Modge Podge on first to create a sticky surface.

Then, I sponge the Modge Podge over the piece of tissue paper to help the paper soak it up.

Next, I swipe the Modge Podge over the paper to ensure it’s stuck on the glass. For the Jack-O-Lantern, I added the black triangles after the layer of orange was placed down on the glass. Note: A little Modge Podge goes a long way!

After allowing them to dry for a few hours, I placed the tea lights in the bowls and enjoyed them.

Photo Oct 17, 2 13 07 PM

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Cranberry Apple Porkchops Crockpot Printable Recipe #feedmefriday

CranberryApplePork Chops

I just love fall and all the flavors that come with it. This baby is loving apple everything so I decided to make some pork chops with apples but wanted to add something else to it. Why not try some cranberries? Plus, I needed to make an easy recipe because Wednesday nights are dance nights which means it is crockpot night.


This recipe is super super simple with pork chops (I chose boneless but you can you bone-in), slices of apples, cranberries, apple cider, balsamic vinager, brown sugar and onions. This is how I made it…. I placed a layer of cranberries, then the pork chops, sprinkled Tastefully Simples Onion Onion (I am not a fan of chopping onions and making my hands smell), added the vinegar and cider and let it sit for 4 hours. About an hour before serving, I added the sliced apples and brown sugar. I served this with egg noodles and wow the pork chops were so moist and just pulled apart! The only thing that I am changing for the recipe is less balsamic vinegar and more brown sugar because the fresh cranberries were still quite tart when I bit into them but still very yummy!

Cranberry Apple Pork Chops Crockpot Recipe

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy crockpot recipe full of Fall flavors.


  • 2 pounds pork chops (boneless or bone-in)
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries (whole cranberries in a can work as well)
  • 5-6 apples (I used Golden apples because they were on sale)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or more if you like a sweeter dish)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  1. Place the crockpot on low and spray with non-stick spray (Easier clean up).
  2. Place a layer of onions, then cranberries, then pork chops.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar and apple cider.
  4. One hour before you are ready to serve, add the brown sugar and apples. Mix the ingredients.
  5. When you are ready to serve, serve with noodles or rice and enjoy!

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Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Homemade Applesauce Recipe

It is that time of year…. time for Apples and Pumpkins! I love the smell of baking or cooking apples in my house. It just makes me feel so warm and comfy in the crisp fall weather. On a whim, Danyella and I stopped by one of the local fresh farm stands, Piazza Farms, on our way home from dance last weekend. On Sunday, I debated what I wanted to make with the apples plus what I wanted to make for dinner. I found pork chops in my freezer and the rest was history…. I needed homemade applesauce to go with my pork chops!

When you make this, you can adjust the recipe to make more and can the applesauce for future enjoyment! I made notes on how to add some of the ingredients to increase the recipe. Enjoy!

Homemade Crockpot Applesauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious fall homemade applesauce recipe that you can easily make in your crockpot and enjoy the apple scent.


  • 5-6 apples, I prefer Gala or Jonagold
  • 1/2 cup of sugar per 5-6 apples
  • 1/2 cup water per 5-6 apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Peel, slice and dice your apples. I love my apple peeler, corer, slicer for this
  2. Add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  3. Add the apples and sugar mix to the crockpot and mix so the apples are well coated with the sugar mixture.
  4. Add the water.
  5. Put the crockpot on high, cover and cook for 4 hours.
  6. Keep mixing the apples. If the applesauce feels to watery, leave the crockpot lid off for a while.
  7. I prefer to mash the apples down as they cook so you get some chunks and some creamy applesauce.
  8. Enjoy with a meal or on its own!