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It’s really beginning to feel like Fall this week, and we are loving it! Celebrate the coziness and get inspired with some fabulous fall recipes:

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
First and foremost, the quintessential autumn beverage  — the pumpkin spice latte. If you love this drink but prefer to sip something warm from the comfort of your own home, try this recipe!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Take toast to the next level with this tasty butternut squash toast recipe! This would make a great Autumn brunch food or Thanksgiving appetizer!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
A little sweet, a little savory, and all around adorable: thyme popovers with ginger pear butter. We can’t wait to try this one at home!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Speaking of savory — how delicious do these three cheese, potato, rosemary tarts look? Plus they are actually pretty quick and easy to make!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking to warm up with an adult beverage on a chilly Fall evening? This apple cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party!

Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

Pie Day is a rare opportunity to combine something many of us don’t enjoy (math) with something most of us do enjoy (pie.) Now, we’ll leave the math portion of this particular holiday to the professionals, but if you’re looking for the tastiest way to celebrate, we’ve gathered a nice variety of pie recipes for you here:

Prepare for Pie Day via Abbey Carpet of SF
Spring is just around the corner, and with this tart lemon blueberry pie recipe, you can taste it!

Prepare for Pie Day via Abbey Carpet of SF
Always a citrus classic, a traditional key lime pie is the way to many a heart.

Prepare for Pie Day via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for something a little more hearty? Try this apple pie with a twist: a delicious cheddar thyme crust.

Prepare for Pie Day via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable meets delicious with this mini peach pie!

Prepare for Pie Day via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling more savory than sweet? Try this farm fresh cherry tomato and kale pie!

Prepare for Pie Day via Abbey Carpet of SF
Also savory and perfect for both Pie Day AND St. Paddy’s Day: Irish potato pie. Yum!

Have a sweetheart but not a sweet tooth? Valentine’s Day can put even the most dedicated chocolate lover to the test, but we have the antidote! Here are seven savory ways to celebrate the holiday of love:

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Tell your date just how much they melt your heart with these heart-shaped Mozzarella bites! Yeah, we know it’s cheesy…

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
How about some crispy rosemary roasted potato hearts? These would make an adorable side for any Valentine’s dinner!

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Express your love the healthy way: with a salad. These salad crisps will add some crunch and some romance to your dinner!

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or spruce up a simple caprese salad with heart-shaped Mozzarella slices.

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Say it with soufflé! Who can resist this fluffy bacon and chive recipe?

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
This beet ravioli recipe is the perfect main course — not over the top, but still thematically appropriate with that lovely purple-red hue.

7 Savory Valentine's Day Snacks via Abbey Carpet of SF
Of course you can’t skip dessert entirely! The hint of basil and goat cheese in these sweet and savory strawberry wanton cups keeps them from being too sweet, making them the perfect solution!

The weather has been amazing here in San Francisco, and Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which can only mean one thing — it’s time to plan for the perfect picnic! Here are some of our favorite ideas from around the web:

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Start off with a cute basket

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or a repurposed suitcase, perhaps?

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Get your utensils ready with a cute DIY pocket.

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or, try these printable lunch bags and close them with easy handy utensil clips!

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
You can get these cute picnic printables here.

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Make tasty portable meals in mason jars, like this spring orzo pasta salad!

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or a yummy cheesecake in a jar!

 

Perfect Picnic Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Or serve tasty fresh fruit in waffle cones.

Mother’s Day is May 11th, so if you haven’t decided on a gift for Mom yet, now is the time! Here’s a roundup of some sweet and simple ideas for Mother’s Day DIYs to help you out:

Homemade Mother's Day
Pamper her with a yummy floral face mask you can make yourself!

Homemade Mother's Day
Here’s an adorable take on Mother’s Day brunch — a handmade brunch basket!

Homemade Mother's Day
Or, make a hassle free breakfast in bed with these cute pancake pops!

Homemade Mother's Day
Give Mom the cheery gift of May flowers with this sweet blooming monogram project!

Homemade Mother's Day
Candles are a classic Mother’s Day gift, add a homemade touch by making her some yummy beeswax Mason jar candles!

Looking for some fun seasonal crafts? Here are a few darling ideas we found around the web!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Celebrate spring greenery by displaying your plants in this cute DIY hanging plant shelf!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Immortalize natural beauty by making clay leaf bowls!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
This spring coaster DIY is perfect for entertaining!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Up your Easter egg game with this adorable pressed flower Easter egg tutorial!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or impress guests with this delectable speckled egg cake!

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF
Mardi Gras is a fun filled and colorful celebration! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Mardi Gras inspired decor, DIY and deliciousness!

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

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It’s a little early, but getting a head start on New Years Eve festivities gives you more time to make sure everything is perfect. Throwing a NYE party? Here are some fun ways to make it shine!

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
1. This New Years Eve in a box is absolutely adorable! It would make a great elaborate invite/party favor combo, or even a great gift for distant friends and family.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
2. Want to really wow your guests? Put together this sequin photo booth DIY from Oh Happy Day!

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
3. These printable photo booth props would be a great addition.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
4. Simple details go a long way; gold star cups or plates make snacking feel festive.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
5. As do these cute New Years themed eco friendly forks!

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
6. You can also disperse treats in these adorable DIY countdown piñatas.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
7. Spruce up your glasses with easy tinsel drink markers!

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
8. Add some sparkle to your champagne with this quick DIY.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
9. Or try rimming your champagne flutes with some edible gold glitter!

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
10. We love this bubbly drink table!

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
11. And these adorable clock themed decorations.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
12. These champagne jello shots add a great splash of tasty color.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
13. You can also serve savory treats like these garnished french fries in cute little cone cups.

14 Fun New Years Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
14. And don’t forget to get a little festive yourself! Here’s a quick way to make a cute little mini hat!

We still have just over a week until Christmas, so if you’re not quite done with your shopping, consider bookmarking some of these DIY projects to give to your loved ones:

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Repurpose pretty teacups with this teacup candle DIY!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s a sweet nest necklace DIY for the jewelry lover in your life!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Possibly one of the sweetest succulent DIYs we’ve seen — succulent magnets made from corks!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
This delicate looking wax luminary is an easy project.

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
These photo coasters make for a very personal gift.

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
A simple personalized wire bracelet can be worn with any outfit!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Hey, #treatyoself with this sumptuous lemon sugar scrub!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Edible gifts are always appreciated! How about some festive caramel popcorn?

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love these metallic accented concrete candle votives!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
For the friend that’s always behind the camera, turn a pretty scarf into a custom camera strap!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
All you need to make these fabulous etched wooden spoons is an etching tool and a little creativity!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We’ve all seen this cute sharpie mug DIY floating around the web…

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
But you could take it to the next level with some porcelain chalkboard paint to make this adorable chalkboard mug!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can pretty much use chalkboard paint to make anything awesome, like this chalkboard serving tray.