Category: Fall

Thanksgiving DIY Cookie Train

Thanksgiving DIY cookie train

How adorable is this Thanksgiving DIY cookie train?  This delightful holiday centerpiece will delight both the youngsters and the young at heart.  This Thanksgiving train will have your child “toot tooting” all through Thanksgiving day!  The project is not only fun to make, it’s a great dessert idea too. Here comes the Thanksgiving cookie train, all set…

Thanksgiving Recipes – Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

These delicious Thanksgiving recipes are the ultimate way to show thanks to your family and friends! Planning the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner just got easier with the help of these delicious recipe ideas. For my family, Thanksgiving has always been about each person bringing over their favorite recipe creation.  Both of my parents passed away in the last few years,…

20 Candy Corn Recipes -Dessert Ideas Using Candy Corn

Candy corn treats

These delicious Candy Corn Recipes have you seeing candy corn in a whole new way! It’s not just for snacking or handing out for Trick or Treat. You can use candy corn to make many delicious treats and desserts. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day! If  you have been reading my blogs lately, you…

Oreo Mummy Pops – Halloween Mummy Cookie Pop Recipe

Oreo mummy pops

These Oreo mummy pops are a spooky snack on a stick. They are super easy to make and perfect for a Halloween party or for handing out to trick or treaters. Since October 28 is National Chocolate Day, these fun cookie pops are the perfect way to celebrate, white chocolate style! Halloween is just about here,…

Witch Legs Decor – Halloween Decorations with Witches Feet

Witches feet decorations

These witch legs decoration ideas will make sure that the wicked witch won’t be flying away on her broom any time soon! Instead her feet and legs are being used in garden planters, as table legs and in so many other freaky ways!  Making your own Witches Legs Decorations This is such a fun time to…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins – Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins for Fall

Fluffy pumpkin muffins with cheesecake topping

Pumpkin season is upon us and that means using this fall vegetable in all sorts of pumpkin recipes. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins have a delicious cream cheese layer that is swirled into a soft and fluffy pumpkin muffin. They are perfect for fall! It’s time for another recipe to celebrate one of the many National Days. October…

Halloween Car Decorations – Decorate a Car For Halloween

Car decorations for Halloween

Halloween is the time to really go all out in the way of decorations. And the decorations don’t have to stop with your home. These creative Halloween car decorations will make Halloween a mobile holiday too! Scare up some Fright with one of these Unique Halloween Car Decorations Porches, front entry steps and garden planters…

Graveyard Picket Fence – Halloween Fence Table Decoration

Pumpkin candy dish in graveyard

Are you planning on having a Halloween party this year? This graveyard picket fence is the perfect way to display your favorite Halloween sweet treats.  It would make a great table centerpiece. Nothing sets the mood for a Halloween party better than a table centerpiece with a spooky look.  And if you also have lots…

Candy Corn Pudding Pops

Candy corn pudding pops

This is such a fun time of the year for spending time in the kitchen. It’s sort of a cross between cooking and crafting.  These candy corn pudding pops are a fun treat to make and are the perfect choice for those who love the traditional Halloween and Thanksgiving candy corn. These candy corn pudding…

Halloween Dirt Cups – Pumpkin Patch Pudding Dessert

Dirt cups with gummy worms and pumpkins

These fun Halloween dirt cups will delight your kids in a spooky kind of way. They are super easy to make and would be fun to have on a Halloween party table.. I love this time of the year. It lets me be a kid again by making fun themed Halloween desserts. Your children will love…

Halloween Gumball Machine – Bubble Gum Jar for Halloween

Halloween Bubble Gum Jar

This Halloween Gumball Machine is the perfect way to display candy and treats on your Halloween party table. It is easily made with some Dollar Store crafts and a terra cotta pot and saucer. I love using terra cotta pots to make craft projects. (see my clay pot snowman here.)  The pots and saucers can be…

Pumpkin Haystack Cookies – Halloween Butterscotch Haystacks

pumpkin haystack cookies

Two of my favorite treats are haystack cookies and Halloween candy pumpkins.  These cute Pumpkin Haystack Cookies combine both flavors into one delicious recipe and will be the star of your Halloween party table. My mom used to make these for us when we were children and it’s always a recipe that is nostalgic for me and…

Halloween Door Decorations – DIY Mummy Door Decoration

mummy door decoration

Halloween door decorations turn any door in your home into a spooky entrance. This mummy door decoration is super easy to do and perfectly eerie to behold. All you need are a few supplies and your door will be a Halloween masterpiece in no time at all. The door cover will make a great prop for…

White Chocolate Desserts – Celebrate National White Chocolate Day

White chocolate recipes

Pretty much everything out there has a national day and new things come along each year.  September 22 is officially recognized as white chocolate day. And what better way to celebrate this day with one of these White Chocolate Desserts? White chocolate is different from it’s darker counterpart since it does not have cocoa solids…

Halloween Scary Snake Basket

Halloween scary snake basket

This Halloween scary snake basket is sure to bring screams of fright and delight to your trick or treating visitors. When I saw it on Etsy, I just knew that I had to make my own version of it for my front steps. The original project was inspired by the movie Beetlejuice. Imagine how people would jump…

Wine Cork Pumpkin – DIY Pumpkin Made from Wine Corks

DIY wine cork pumpkins

Fall is such a fun time of the year.  I get to be a kid again, making fun Halloween recipes and DIY projects. This easy to make Wine Cork Pumpkin comes together in a few hours and looks great in any fall vignette. We drink a lot of wine at our house, and I hate…

Hurricane Popcorn Table Decoration

Autumn hurricane vase popcorn table decoration

Looking for a fast and easy decoration for your tabletop for fall?  What could be easier than this hurricane lamp popcorn table decoration? This pretty vignette is made from supplies you may have on hand or outside and looks wonderful on the dining room table.  It is perfect for a fall table and can be used…

Salted Pumpkin Fudge – Vegan and Paleo Treat

Salted Pumpkin Fudge

It’s September folks and you know what that means?  2+ months of all things pumpkin!  This delicious salted pumpkin fudge is my paleo and vegan alternative to a normal high sugar fudge recipe.  This salted pumpkin fudge is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo and tastes great, too!  It is the perfect sweet treat for your…

2016 Top Posts – Always The Holidays

These 2016 Top Posts were the most visited roundups and projects on Always The Holidays last year. From a mummy doorway to a scarecrow door decoration, these were all a big hit with my readers

The New Year brings us the chance to think back over last year and plan for the one to come.  Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  I do, both for myself and also for my blog. Part of that process is looking back over the year that just ended to see what YOU, my readers,…

Halloween Party Favors – It’s BOO time!

These Halloween party favors will hold your favorite snacks.

One of my good friends has a lovely blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often shares some of her favorite seasonal themed ideas with me so that I can feature them on my blog.  These adorable Halloween Party Favors are super easy to make and will give your party guests something to take home with them. This…

Banana Pumpkin Pancakes – A Taste of Fall

These banana pumpkin pancakes will welcome in fall in a very tasty way. Great to serve for Thanksgiving breakfast!

Breakfast will be a delight in your house with these banana pumpkin pancakes. They are super tasty and perfect for the season. Fall is the time for pumpkin recipes.  The creamy smooth taste of it is perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert. Welcome in Fall with these banana pumpkin pancakes. We love pancakes at…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles Welcome Autumn in Style

These peanut butter chocolate truffles have a lovely coating of chocolate with some autumn leaf sprinkles. I love the texture that flax seeds and chia seeds add to the mixture.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  We have a long, hot summer here in N.C., so getting a break from the hot weather is a real treat for me.  And, since I also love all the holidays to come, I get very excited by this change of seasons.  These delicious peanut butter chocolate…