Picture this: you’re sitting outside with your family on a beautiful, fall night. A vast, cobalt sky covered in twinkling stars is overhead, and a cozy, crackling fire gives off a warm glow. You’ve got the perfect fall scenery, and now all you’re missing are some fun things to do!
Here’s some ideas to get cozy by your fire pit set this fall:
Tell ghost stories and urban legends
Share some pumpkin pie
Eat some delicious cookies (sugar, oatmeal, or chocolate chip)
Drink hot chocolate with fun toppings (whipped cream, Halloween candy, and sprinkles)
Drink apple cider (make your own on a stovetop)
Drink pumpkin spice lattes
Read an enticing novel (science fiction, mystery, or thriller)
Autumn’s such a beautiful season: the feeling of crisp, fresh air and the warmth of a delicious latte or hot apple cider held with oversized mittens; the whirling and twirling of multi-colored falling leaves and the *crunch, crunch* beneath comfy boots; and eating freshly baked pie straight out of the oven while cozily wrapped in a blanket. As the days get shorter and the nights get longer cravings kick in for autumn foods, and we have just the right recipes to set the mood for the season! These dishes feature healthy, hearty ingredients and are easy to make. They’re all one-pot-stop recipes (aside from boiling some rice or quinoa in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan … Read more...
Slow cookers are valuable appliances because there’s so much you can do with them, and they’re so easy to use! To give you an idea of their diversity, here are three different recipes you can make that require very little work.
Prick the outside of the squash 10 to 15 times. Place in a slow cooker crock, and pour in water. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Remove squash and leave to cool for 15 to 30 minutes. Halve it lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds and discard them. Shred the flesh from the skin with a fork to make strands.… Read more...
KitchenAid mixers are pretty attractive already. They come in a variety of colors, and they look great on a counter. But KitchenAid fans have discovered ways to make them even more fun, and we want to share with you some of the creative ways people are transforming their mixers. Decals alone go a long way!
These keep it cute and classy.
Love a bit of Disney in the kitchen.
How cute are these pig decals?
Love it when our appliances represent our fandoms.
All the incredible technology available today is amazing, and it certainly makes our lives easier in a lot of ways, but it does present one problem: all the unsightly cables and cords that ruin a room’s décor. The wires attached to your computer alone are enough to create a sense of clutter. They’re are easily tangled and seem to always be a mess, so we’ve found some creative ways to keep wires from ruining the look of a room.
Since today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, we want to make sure the world knows about Facebook’s Pirate English option. Do you find yourself referring to your acquaintances as “mateys”? Do you measure time in hourglass cycles? Have you ever reacted to a situation with an emphatic “Arr!”? Facebook speaks your language. Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be able to experience Facebook in your native tongue:
Click the arrow in the upper right-hand corner and go to settings.
Click the button that says “Language” on the left side of the screen.
Scroll to “English (Pirate)” in the dropdown menu.
And you’re done! Enjoy going about your Facebook life as you were, except now it will look more … Read more...
You can usually get away with keeping your patio furniture outside for at least some of fall, but as the weather starts to get cooler, you may want to start thinking about how you’re going to store everything for the harsher climate. It’s better to get it done before gets too bad outside, so you might want to start to prepare to put everything away. The process is pretty straightforward, but there are some steps you should take to make your things last longer and save you some effort the next time you want to bring them out.
1. Clean everything. Most patio furniture can be washed with a standard multipurpose cleaning solution, but double check to be sure (don’t … Read more...
There are a lot of fun things kids can make in the kitchen either by themselves or with just a little supervision. They might enjoy giving these recipes a try—the only appliance needed is a microwave! If there are kids in your life who have fun getting creative in the kitchen, it’s nice to have a list of recipes on hand. Here are some simple things for young chefs to make:
You wash your pillowcase regularly, but did you know you should be washing your pillow, too? When you’ve been using it for a while, it’ll start to get yellow and full of dust and germs. A great way to keep these allergens at bay is to use a pillow protector, but you still need to wash the pillow approximately every six months to ensure healthy breathing. The process is very simple!
1. Before you start, check the tag to make sure your pillow is machine washable. Most are, but foam and buckwheat ones need to be washed by hand.
2. Remove the pillow case and protector.
3. Wash two or three pillows at a time to keep the load … Read more...