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    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party Friday Features!

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party

    Hello and welcome to the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party Friday Features! We have enjoyed getting the link party started this week and being inspired by all of your gorgeous Halloween posts. We can’t wait to see what you continue to share in our ongoing October party!

    Before we announce our party features for the week, I wanted to let you know that my co-host Olivia at Reinvented Collection recently participated in a Halloween Home tour blog hop where she shared how to seamlessly mix fall and Halloween together.  Talk about hauntingly beautiful decor! Be sure to check out her full post here!

    Gorgeous French Country Halloween decorating ideas Hauntingly Beautiful Decor

    Now here are your host’s features for week one of the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party!

    Amber Lyon Ferguson Follow The Yellow Brick Home

    Amber~Follow The Yellow Brick Home

    Olivia~Reinvented Collection

    Angelinea Peonies and Orange Blossoms blogger

    Angelina~Peonies And Orange Blossoms

    Larissa~Contributor, Reinvented Collection, IG Larissa_Jenkins

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    Week one Friday Features:

    Rhonda from Hallstrom Home shared her elegant farmhouse Halloween tips and we just could not get enough of this stunning Halloween tablescape! You simply must check out her post!

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    Ann from Corner Of Plaid and Paisley shared her spooktacular Halloween tablescape and Halloween mantel. We adore those elegant candle sticks and her crafty skeleton picture as a focal point! The distressed black frame, gorgeous black damask paper and satin black ribbon on top is so hauntingly beautiful!

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    Kristin of White Arrows Home showed us how she decorates her Northwoods log cabin to delight young and old alike using fun and sentimental seasonal accents. We are loving how she incorporated buffalo checked plaid too! Kristin is taking over the Cabin Living Magazine Instagram account this week so if you are on IG head on over and get to know her better!

    Cute Wizard of Oz Halloween Decor buffalo plaid

     

    Sheila from My Kentucky Living shared how she added touches of fall and Halloween whimsy in her great room.  How fun and festive!

    Gorgeous silver urn filled with pumpkins and leaves simple fall and elegant Halloween decor

     

    Thank you to everyone who linked up this week. Be sure to visit all of the blogs featured today for more Hauntingly Beautiful Decor inspiration and please do link up again!

    Now on to the party! Here’s how to play:

    Share all of your “Hauntingly Beautiful” Halloween decor and be inspired by the best Halloween decorating ideas in blogland. You may link up as many times as you like from October 2-31!

    Each Friday during October we will be sharing our favorite features, so be sure to visit again!  On Halloween, we will be sharing YOUR top 10 party favorites based on your votes!

     

    Party etiquette:
    1. This is a Halloween home decor or elegant Halloween craft party. Please, NO RECIPES.
    2. No advertising, shops, or link parties or links to sales.
    3. You may share old or new content.
    4. By joining this party, you give permission to the hosts to share on any social media and blogs.
    5. Please follow the hosts through email subscription or your favorite form of social media.

    • Please include a courtesy link (the URL) to the hosts in your blog posts so that your visitors know where to join the party too!

    • Have fun and be social! Comment on 2-3 other blogs!

    Need help adding a backlink to the hosts?
    •Copy the URL from this post
    •Insert it at the end of your blog post with a short snippet that says:
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    “I’m joining the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party and you can too!”
    (insert the link (URL) into the underlined text)

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    A Harvest of Fall Home, Garden Vignettes

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    Welcome everyone! Are you as excited as I am about all the fall decorating inspiration that’s going on over here? Between home tours and special guests and link parties my mind is racing, but I love it! Today I am so happy to have Rita from Panoply here as a guest blogger to share some of her wonderful fall indoor and outdoor decorating ideas. You are in for a real treat!

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    Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to celebrate the season in style with a new Jord watch! I am pleased to be partnering with Jord Watches for a wonderful fall Jord Watch Giveaway Contest where you can win a $100 off gift code toward the Jord watch of your choice, or a $25 off code just for entering the contest! Before I give you all the details about the giveaway, let me tell you a little more about my beautiful, new Reece watch and why I love Jord wood watches so much in general!

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    I recently received my Reece Jord Watch watch in walnut and navy. I love everything about this watch! The square face is so unique and classy.  The watch is hand finished and pre-treated with tung oil instead of a toxic sealer. I am very sensitive to chemicals and some metals, so I appreciate the natural craftsmanship of Jord watches. I am so happy to finally find a beautiful watch I can wear without any adverse reactions!

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    Fall is definitely my favorite season, and the one time of year I really get into fashion. My quintessential fall outfit is a cozy plaid flannel shirt, comfy jeans, stylish boots—and my new favorite accessory… a Jord wood watch! The walnut wood and navy Reece watch looks amazing for fall!

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    When I first saw Jord watches popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest I was immediately intrigued by the organic look of a wooden watch, but I was a bit concerned about comfort. Nevertheless I thought they were beautiful, so my husband got me a Jord watch for Christmas. It was so gorgeous and comfortable! Being a collector by nature, I knew I eventually would want another Jord watch in a different wood tone and style. The Reece was the perfect choice! I recently wore it all day at the Country Living Fair and it was so comfy too!

    I am already thinking how beautiful the Reece will pair with an ivory, chunky cable knit sweater for winter and how nice it will be to wear my Reece during the holidays! Jord watches make amazing Christmas gifts too.Jord Watch Giveaway!!!

    There are so many styles to choose from, including men’s watches.  The back of the watch can be personalized with engraving as well. I am hoping to find a Frankie 35 in my stocking this year!

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    What about you? What style do you love? Are you ready to enter to win $100 off the Jord watch of your choice? Here’s all the details!

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    I am so excited that you have an opportunity to win $100 off the Jord wood watch of your choice when you enter this giveaway!  Everyone who enters will receive a $25 gift consolation code as well! What are you waiting for?  Head on over to my giveaway page and fill out the form!

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    Contest ends 10/15/17 @ 11:59 p.m.

    Gift codes expire 12/31/17

    Good luck!

    Amber

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    The Classic Cottage: Fall Home Tour and Inspiring Fall Decorating Ideas From Instagram

    Hello dear readers! Have you been enjoying all the fall home tours lately? There are truly so many beautiful homes decorated for this glorious season, especially on Instagram! Today is a very special day here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home as I have invited my talented Instagram decorating friend, Laura @theclassiccottage to be my special guest blogger! She has amazing style and will be sharing her own home as well as some other beautiful Instagram accounts which have been inspiring her lately! Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and get ready to see some really beautiful photos. Take it away Laura!!!!

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    What’s not to love about fall?  Pumpkins, hayrides, hot apple cider, corn mazes, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course, beautiful, cozy fall décor are just a few of the fun and exciting things we enjoy during this season.  I have a confession to make.  I’ve been scanning some beautiful accounts on Instagram for some fall décor inspiration and I am amazed at what I’ve found!  It is always so much fun to see other’s creativity, interpretation and perspective on fall décor. 

    Beautiful falldecorating inspiration from Instagram

    I’ve observed traditional fall color palates, warm oranges, reds and yellows,  to neutral tones, blues, greens and whites.  Some have created an entirely new color scheme that is both rich and elegant using plum, greens and whites.  Let’s take a little tour of some beautiful homes decorated for the season.

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    Delicious Curried Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions

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    Do you like butternut squash? I love it! Last year I actually started eating this yummy fall fruit instead of just using it for fall decorating, and I am so glad I did! One day I got a whim to try it roasted in the oven with just some olive oil, garlic, onions and salt and pepper. It was sooo good, and that day the whole family became fans of butternut squash. We ended up having it for our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals too!

    Quick and easy curried butternut squash and caramelized onions recipe gluten free vegan

    Recently I made curried butternut squash with caramelized onions just using ingredients I threw together, and it was so good I decided to share it here on the blog! This “recipe” is really great for all the onion lovers out there! The sweetness of the squash and caramelized onions along with the warmth and spiciness from the curry is just delightful to the taste buds and so perfect for fall.

    Quick and easy curried butternut squash gluten free vegan

    I think a lot of people are intimidated by cooking and eating fall fruits and gourds, but they really are so tasty, nutritious, and perfect for holiday menus. The first time I made butternut squash I peeled it raw and it wasn’t very fun… but once I discovered the “microwave trick” I make squash quite often now!

    Here is my super easy way to prepare squash: Poke several holes all through the squash (I make slits with a knife) and put it in microwave for eight minutes.

    After the eight minutes, slice the butternut squash in thirds, cutting off the end and two thick slices toward the top. Then cut the end (with the seeds) lengthwise. *Careful—the squash will be very hot.

    Microwave for another three minutes. This will soften the squash enough to allow it to be peeled and cut easily into cubes, but it will still need to be cooked on the stove top or oven. Some people scoop out the seeds, but to save time I simply just cut off the good fruit next to the seeds and discard the seeded ends.  *I have also roasted the butternut squash seeds just like pumpkin seeds and they are so good too!

     

    As you can see, the squash is still firm and able to be cubed, but the skin will peel off easily. I use a knife and peel it like an apple. *The squash will be extremely hot after taking it out of the microwave so you will have to let it cool before peeling.

    While the squash is cooling, slice a big onion. You can dice the onion if you prefer, but I really love big slices of onions for this recipe.

    Here I used a yellow onion which is what I had on hand, but the best for this recipe is a huge sweet vidalia onion!

    I always use my Calphalon 12 inch pan for sauteeing and caramelizing! I started investing in Calphalon years ago and it made a huge difference in my enjoyment of cooking, and meals actually tasted better. It is also extremely easy to clean!

    Love my Calphalon cookware! Perfect for holiday meals!

    Pour a generous amount of organic olive oil in a pan and heat it on low while  slicing the onions. Then add the onions to the pan and stir them around to coat them in the oil. Add 1 tsp of curry and sea salt and let the onions cook on low while preparing the squash.

    Cut the squash into 1 inch chunks/cubes and add 1 heaping Tbs of curry and several liberal “shakes” of pink Himalayan sea salt. Stir gently to coat the squash in the spice mixture.

    I have used plain curry on my squash and it is delicious, but I also use this Sri Lankan Curry which actually has some turmeric in it as well, so if you don’t have a traditional Indian spice mix, you can add 2 tsp of turmeric for extra flavor.

    Add the butternut squash to the onions which should be starting to caramelize at this point (about 10 minutes). Drizzle a bit more olive oil on top and stir the onions and squash together.

    delicious curried butternut squash with caramelized onions

    Sprinkle a bit more sea salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste preference) and cook for 5-10 minutes or until squash is browning with a nice curried crust around the edges. As you can see here, some of my onions are a little more than caramelized, but I overcook a few  just because I like them that way!

    Curried Butternut Squash and Caramelized onions quick and easy recipe

    Place this delicious squash in your favorite bowl, let it cool and enjoy!

    One medium butternut squash will serve two, but if I am alone at lunch I usually eat it all by my lonesome! I love eating curried butternut squash and caramelized onions as a meal, but it is also a wonderful side dish for roasted chicken. Overall it only takes about 25 minutes to make. Very easy. Very tasty. Very quick. Very healthy. Curried butternut squash and caramelized onions…it’s what for lunch (or dinner, or even breakfast)!

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    Have you tried butternut squash?  Let me know if you try this recipe and please share any good butternut squash recipes you have tried too!

    Amber

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