Sweet Potato Muffins with Toasted Marshmallow Icing Recipe

Thanksgiving is just one week away, and I’m so excited. It’s always lovely to gather with friends and family to enjoy the day. When the extended family gets together, it’s a big group. Everyone brings a dish or two to share. This year all of the main dishes have been assigned so I decided to make a dessert. But I still wanted the dessert to be inspired by Thanksgiving. Sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving essential on many tables, especially in the south. Taking that as my inspiration, I created a delicious and unexpected dessert that everyone will enjoy: sweet potato muffins with toasted marshmallow icing.

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The mellow sweetness of the sweet potato is a perfect harvest flavor. The slightly toasted marshmallow adds a bit of sweet whimsy to these muffins. There have already been rave reviews from my family for these sweet potato muffins. I am certain they will be a big hit at any Thanksgiving gathering.

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Monster Trick or Treat Bag DIY for a Kid Friendly Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. I hope your family’s costumes are ready for trick or treating. I was thinking of a cute way for kids to collect candy. Many people use those plastic pumpkins, but those are just asking to be spilled all over the road. I want to avoid the tears and candy carnage; so I decided to make a better treat bag. Your kids will love feeding candy to this friendly monster treat bag, and it is perfect for keeping candy safely inside.

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This treat bag is cheap, easy, and quick to make. You can even involve the kids in making this little cutie. But I recommend you apply the hot glue for obvious reasons. 🙂 This also makes a great kids project for a Halloween party.

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Make Halloween Classy with this Mini Top Hat DIY

Happy October everyone! I am thoroughly enjoying sipping some hot tea while looking at the beautiful fall leaves outside my window. It may seem early in October, but I’m starting to get ready for Halloween. I really want to get a head start this year; so I can enjoy time with my family. Costumes may be the most time consuming of my Halloween preparations. I’m not into scary or creepy stuff, but I do love my tea as much as any Victorian. So I decided to embrace my inner Mad Hatter and create an adorable mini top hat as part of my costume this year.

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One of the many things that I love about this mini top hat is that it doesn’t take much fabric or trim to make. It turned out so well. So I just had to share it with you. Because who doesn’t need a mini top hat this Halloween? 😀

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Great Products to Bring Comfort and Warmth to Your Fall

Hello! How are you? I’m very well, and I had a great vacation. I’m also glad to be back blogging with you. Now Fall has officially began which makes me so happy because fall is my favorite season. Nothing sounds better than snuggling in to enjoy the changing fall weather. It’s time to break out the cozy blankets, sweatshirts, and enjoy the crisp outdoors.

Looking through HeartlandAmerica.com, I found a lot of great products to enhance your autumn experience. I put together a few collections of awesome items that I hope you enjoy.

Let’s start making your home cozy and comfortable.

Cherry Side Table, Down Comforter, Wood Grain Floor Mats, Red Apex Rug Set

Here is a stylish place to set down your hot coffee with a Cherry Side Table. The lovely turned legs add traditional style and the drawer will keep your remotes in one place.

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Adorable No Sew Plaid Cuff Candle Holder

It’s already November!  From now until Thanksgiving we will be focusing on how to make it extra special with DIY decor, recipes, and entertaining tips and tricks.

Perfect Fall DIY Candle Holder. Simply adorable!

Today I’ll be showing you how to make a darling, plaid cuff candle holder that’s easy to make, no sew, and inexpensive. You may already have most everything you need at home.

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3 Handsome Fall Styles Your Guy Will Love

Now it’s the men’s time to shine. Whether in the country, the city, or the wild, these comfortable and handsome styles for men are great for all the adventures he wants to get in this fall.

A classic, casual look with a touch western spirit is great for the ranch or around town.

Modern Cowboy - 3 Handsome Fall Styles Your Guy Will Love - Home with Heartland
Del-Mar Black Chronograph Watch, Denim Jean Jacket, Long-Sleeve Green Plaid Flannel Shirt (Comes in a Variety Pack of 3), Men’s Black Leather Insulated Gloves, and Durango Harness Brown Leather Boots

A Del-Mar Black Chronograph Watch is a handsome piece of hardware made of steel. Luminous hands and markers are great for telling time in any light.

The classic, comfortable, and timeless denim jacket is an essential for any man’s closet. Just as versatile as jeans, this will become his go to jacket.

Whether working or enjoying the outdoors, a flannel long-sleeve shirt will keep your man nice and warm this fall.

Soft black leather gloves are classically handsome and great for many styles. These are insulated to keep his hands warm and comfortable even on the coldest days.

Durango Harness Leather Boots are a great alternative to traditional cowboy boots. Not only lighter, these comfortable boots go with many looks but still have that edge of western style.

 

When you wish to dress up your modern gentleman without being stuffy or uncomfortable here are a couple of ideas.

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Comfort and Style Together for 3 Fall Fashions

Fall is in full swing. It’s time to step up your style game before winter forces cute looks to be covered by bulky coats. Check out these three great fall looks that are both stylish and comfortable.

The first is a perfect accompaniment for the busy woman on the go.

Comfort and Style Together for 3 Fall Fashions: Classy Style for the Busy Woman - Home with Heartland
Women’s Black Leather Coat, Pulsar Women’s Chronograph Watch, McKlein® Willowbrook Red Rolling Briefcase, and Hush Puppies Corie Black Ankle Boots

A classic leather coat is always in style and keeps you nice a warm despite the dropping temperatures.

Stay right on time without always looking at your cell phone with a chic watch. Pulsar has created an elegant wristwatch to add some bling to your look.

Keep all essentials close at hand without straining your back and shoulders. McKlein’s® lovely, red rolling briefcase has a handle and wheel system that is detachable!

Finally, ankle boots are just adorable with any outfit and completely in style this fall. With these Hush Puppies, you won’t be sacrificing comfort for style as you completely conquer your busy day.

 

Next I’ve put together a great western inspired outfit for the modern cowgirl.

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