Pumpkin Pie vs. Sweet Potato Pie


I wasn’t always a pie person until recently and I must say I am a fan of both pies. It was estimated in 2009 that Americans were more likely to prefer pumpkin pie over sweet potato. Pumpkin pie was second in place with favorite foods for thanksgiving with sweet potato pie coming in at number fifteen. I hate having to choose but I agree with most American’s, pumpkin pie has a balance of sweetness and spices which makes it hard to resist. However, lets not forget that the smell of pumpkin pie makes us yearn of family gathering and for men it has even be said to be a natural aphrodisiac!


Alright, lets get straight to today’s DIY- Thanksgiving decor & Pumpkin recipes! Thanksgiving is my favorite holidays because of all the food and the closeness of my family of course. For this thanksgiving why not take the time to personalize your home decor instead of having to purchase items on an already tight budget. Lets make our thanksgiving home decor beautiful, dramatic, homey and inexpensive with these simple solutions.

1. Decorative Pumpkins


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pumkin 2


The first pumpkin is dotted with paint for a simple decoration. The second and last image are what I found on Google images. For image 2, all what is needed is a stencil with a picture and thanksgiving phrases to achieve the same look. The last image is an all white painted pumpkin securely nestled by small berry twigs which you can purchase at any art and craft store.

2. Leaves for Decor

vase and leaves


kids and leaves


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Above are easy ways to incorporate the color of fall into your home. The leaves brings a rustic and enchanted forest feel as it decorated in your home. The first image is very self explanatory as all it takes is a tall vase and a bunch of leaves you gathered outside your home. The second images can be a fun family project where you have the kids place the leaves in a circle to make a wall art of a tree in your living room. Use white construction paper as the wall instead of using your wall if afraid of tape. Lastly, you can use leaves as banners to decorate your home from mirrors to doors to ceilings and over cupboards for a very rich colorful fall look in the home.

Easy Pumpkin Recipes

As stated above many Americans prefer pumpkin pie as its favorite dessert for the holidays. However, lets look at some other fun and yummy pumpkin recipes that you can use for thanksgiving.

1. Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

pumpkin smoothie

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2. Pumpkin Pancakes


Click here to watch how to make these delicious pumpkin breakfast treat

3. Roast Pumpkin Seeds

roast seeds

Its great to roast the seeds instead of throwing them away.

click here to watch how to make them

Make sure to leave a comment on whether you are a pumpkin or sweet potato pie fan. Hope these easy and inexpensive decor and dishes make your palette and home as tasteful as it looks this thanksgiving. Be grateful always and take the time to do a DIY project. You may find happiness and a sense of well-being from accomplishing something you may have never thought of doing before.

“Happy Thanksgiving”

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