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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Special Fall Moment

Fall has arrived. There is a certain crispness in the air and once again a crunch of leaves underfoot.
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Certainly this is reason to celebrate.

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Celebrate the harvest with its plentiful pumpkins….

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…and glorious gourds.

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Enjoy simple pleasures such as apple picking.

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Revel in nature’s bounty.

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You can make the everyday feel extraordinary by setting a pretty table.

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Touches of autumnal splendor. 

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A simple camp blanket makes the perfect tablecloth. 

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Place cards cut out in the shape of leaves traced on plaid card stock are tied to cinnamon sticks using raffia. 

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So set the table, invite your friends and family to celebrate the everyday.

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Enjoy life's little moments, 
Laura

139 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a perfect setting. Love the decor and that plaid throw.

Terri Steffes said...

Yum!! I can create a special moment using Marie Callander's pies by using them in a wedding reception where all the bride wants are pies! Can't you see how awesome that would be?

Terri Steffes said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/tsteffes/status/664426033492332549 Here you go!

Becky Cooke said...

I love autumn. I love your apple candles. But I especially love pie!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

The roses are a lovely surprise in the fall arrangement and their deep red color really complements the oranges. But the best part of the entire picnic is the dachshund under the table! (Their favorite place!).

The Boston Lady said...

What a pretty tableau Laura. Cozy and inviting. I love your tip about the frozen pie. And I want to try the candle in the apple! Ann

Linda said...

Beautiful setting and I have often used Marie Callander's pies for our celebrations - to me, they taste just the same as homemade without the fuss. :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a stunning setting. It is so inviting with all the little touches and detail. Just wonderful.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Have a very nice day

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love this post! IT looks like a great place to enjoy a piece of pie.

I did not know that you have a wiener dog! So cute!

Karena Albert said...

So beautiful Laura. I need to have my friends over for coffee and this scrumptious pie, I know how good it is!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena
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Elena said...

I would serve Marie Callender's pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas party

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/664514596758163456

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Julie Wood said...

Your table setting and decor is so pretty! I can not bake pies very good, so during Thanksgiving and Christmas, I serve Marie Callender pies.They are the best and so easy to bake. And I get my family around the big table in the kitchen eating pie and having a good time.
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Julie Wood said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/664517352713654272
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the cape on the corner said...

i love this rustic and natural table setting, if only we can actually enjoy thanksgiving like that! not in pa we can't. i'd love to bring a pie to contribute for dinner. thanks!
b

Just Ducky said...

I love the idea of the wool blanket for a table cloth. I am going to do that myself.

Karen said...

I loved Marie Callender's pies and restaurants (when I lived in Tucson, many years ago.) I love your idea of putting a Marie Callender pie in my pie plate before baking. Then I will have more time to set a lovely table. Yours is beautiful!

Kristen said...

Some friends of ours for their wedding reception had pie instead of cake. They didn't want gifts either, so they asked the guests to each bring their favorite homemade pie instead of regular gifts.

I think one of these pies could set the scene for a lovely anniversary celebration for them, along with a pot of piping hot coffee.

Mami2jcn said...

I would create a sweet moment by serving Marie Callender pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

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Kristen said...

Tweeted
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Mami2jcn said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/664561143638319104

Linda Merritt said...

I don't tweet or blog, though if I did, I'd promote you in the #sweepstakes. You deserve to win! $100 is a lot of beauty in your capable hands!

kellyr78 said...

I can create a sweet moment with Marie Callender's pies by having my parents over for pie and to enjoy time with their grandchildren.

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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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steve weber said...

I would create a sweet moment with Marie Callender's pie by having the new neighbors over for coffee and pies.

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Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

My favorite thing to bake is apple pie, but I can always use a little help now and again with an awesome store bought pie! Yours sounds delish! xoKathleen

Jennifer Schmitz said...

I love Marie Calendars pies. You can create a sweet moment by giving a pie to your neighbor(s) with a card for a neighborly holiday gift.

Crystal Sell said...

By having a relaxing evening with your sweetie sharing a yummy piece of pie.

ellie said...

I would create a sweet moment by serving warm pie to my family after coming in from the cold watching my grandson's football games.

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ellie said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/664681941329797120

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Natalie said...

I can create a sweet moment with Marie Callendar's pies by placing the Dutch apple pie on an elegant dish and serving it with ice cream after Thanksgiving dinner. I love your setting by the way! yarbr012@gmail.com

Natalie said...

tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/664784917004439552 yarbr012@gmail.com

Lisa Brown said...

I would create a sweet moment by having our dear friends over for a nice dinner and have MC Southern Pecan Pie for dessert.

Lisa Brown said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/664800363166367745

Sarah said...

Laura, your alfresco setting with the tartan throw and pretty fall details is just the way I like to dine.
Thanks for the chance to win the gift card. How nice that would be with the upcoming holidays!

Bonnie said...

I shouldn't admit this but I occasionally enjoy some of Marie's apple pie for breakfast with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
Your table setting is especially inviting. Autumn is a beautiful season.
Thank you for a generous giveaway opportunity.

stOOpidgErL said...

We enjoy the mint chocolate chip pie for dessert. It is a wonderful treat!

Lynn Bean said...

Love your cozy post! The pie looks very yummy and a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

benz1171 said...

https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/665013396195119105

benz1171 said...

I am not a birthday cake person, so I celebrate with pies. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shelly Peterson said...

I would create a sweet moment with Marie Callendar's pies by serving pie to the kids after decorating the house for Christmas!
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Shelly Peterson said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/665055117582798848
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Madeline B said...

We might have a Marie Callendar pie for Thanksgiving this year!
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Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/665314231856721920
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erika said...

I would share them with my kids. That makes everything sweeter!

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Kate Newton said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

At Thanksgiving, I create a sweet moment by serving LOTS of whipped cream with Marie Callender's Pumpkin Pie! Everyone loves both!
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The Primitique said...

Pick me! I don't know which enticed me more. The pie or the giftcard! Happy Thanksgiving, Laura! ~Mindy

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous pictures and great tips. I've missed our Marie Callenders since ours closed. Glad they still do frozen stuff. Today is a rare rainy day in Arizona. Perfect weather for these treats.
Charlotte71 at cox dot net

peg42 said...

We often eat Marie Callendar's pies. Really, we don't need a special occasion. We just enjoy the great selection they offer and especially love the taste.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/666036041942437888
Thanks again
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Terri Steffes said...

Fall is so special. You made it even more so.

JC said...

I would create a sweet moment with Marie Callender's pies by sharing them with friends and family this holiday season.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/666096443803828224

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

MmmmmMmmmm... I LOVE Marie Callendar's.... Her pot pies are deeee.lish.... Now, I think I'll have to give the apple pie a whirl.

Happy Autumn!

Blessings,
Spencer

nonie everythingsewing said...

What a wonderful post, after all we have been through the last few months you have inspired me to find beauty. I thank you for that

Nonie

Kimberlee Jane said...

How cute are the paper leaf and cinnamon stick place cards???

Marianne said...

yes! Fall and apples... perfect. Another beautiful post, Laura.

Julia said...

I love using ready made pies to make the meal special.

latanya t said...

Beautiful setting

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latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/666444140255780864

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AnnaZed said...

What is nice about those pies is that you can just pull one out of the fridge and have it in the afternoon with friends during any of the days that surround the holiday too.
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AnnaZed said...

I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/666485352660656128
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Amy said...

I can create a sweet moment with Marie Callender's pies by sharing them with family and friends at gatherings. we love their pies and everyone loves them as much as we do.

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Amy said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/668618638853718016

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Elle said...

You can create a sweet moment by eating it together as a family over memory sharing and laughter.
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Elle said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/669190188619304960

rachel said...

I'd enjoy it with the hubby after the kids are asleep!

Tina said...

I will enjoying them with my son and hubby when we decorating the Christmas tree!
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Tina said...

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

They would help by being one less thing to worry about making thus meaning I could spend more time with my children

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

tweeted
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Ty Beth said...

I would be enjoying them at family dinner especially during the holiday season.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I would create a special moment with the pies by enjoying a special dessert together. We don't eat a lot of sweets or desserts, so we make it a big deal when we do splurge on sweets.

Anne said...

My sweet moment for Marie Callender's pie comes when my spouse thinks I haven't made anything for dessert, and I announce that I have a pie ready to go in the oven!
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Anne said...


I tweeted about your lovely autumnal setting and the Marie Callender's giveaway:
https://mobile.twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/673881087190372353
Thanks!
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Debbie said...

I can serve a Marie Callender pie as a surprise for my family at the end of a regular meal!

Debbie said...

https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/677547470814109697

peg42 said...

When we have unexpected guests, I like to make a sweet moment by serving Marie Callender pies and coffee. Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/682405191581315072
Thanks again
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

latanya t said...

by surprising my husband and son with a picnic

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/685140661511782400

dlatany at gmail dot com

DistractedMommy said...

I'd love to share this delish pie with my family! We could have it on our family game night for added smiles!

DistractedMommy said...

https://twitter.com/shiebs24b/status/686304299660488704

stOOpidgErL said...

I often reward my daughter with a slice of Marie Callender’s pie. We are big fans of the mint ones.

Anna Pry said...

i would serve one for our family game night pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/DaPryz/status/693560374449344513 pryfamily5@gmail.com

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/694307717922603008
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Mom Knows Best said...

This pie looks so yummy.

Tamra said...

I'd like to create a sweet moment by having a candle lit pie date with my husband!

Tamra said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/694955255033769985

mkjmc said...

I am using them for a Valentine Party

mkjmc said...

https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/695686841329131520

susan1215 said...

I can create a special moment using Marie Callander's pies by serving my husbands favorite Chocolate Satin pie on our anniversary next week.

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/696058548527042560

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Gina M WildOrchid said...

This would make for a great sweet moment on our family game night!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Gina M WildOrchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/696458662538252288

MCantu1019 said...

I'm using the chocolate satin pie for Christmas.
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Wanda McHenry said...

I like to serve Marie Callender's Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving and everyone loves it! (shhhh don't tell)
wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

Wanda McHenry said...

https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/699493901120438272

Tarissa G said...

I'd love to celebrate my birthday this week with one of these pies. I'll have to check for them at the grocery store tomorrow.
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Tarissa G said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/700129077554851840

Stephanie Phelps said...

Oh my gosh that pie looks amazing but you have set the stage with that amazing decorating! I try and set the stage for a great moment with pie by having it while we are all together playing a game! my4boysand1@gmail.com

Stephanie Phelps said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/700407765219598336
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Sarah Hirsch said...

i'd say any moment is special with a marie callenders pie because they are so delicious!
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Anastasia Fall said...

I like to create a special moment when the kids aren't expecting it. Surprise them with a slice of pie when they get home from school, just for fun!
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Anastasia Fall said...

Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/703101616530944000
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Jammie Morey said...

I can create a special moment by serving it up for a job well done. jammielmorey at gmail dot com

Jammie Morey said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/Jammie79/status/703603199601729536

Linda C. said...

I'm going to pick one up for movie night.

Linda C. said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/703705860241895424

sarah said...

With it getting a little bit warmer, I would create a sweet moment with a Marie Callender's pie by bringing it to a picnic.

sarah said...

I also tweeted: https://twitter.com/sarabird26/status/703757020080410625

Rebecca W. said...

I love that pies are a simple delicious dessert that you can put into the oven and enjoy with a scoop of ice cream. It makes a special moment with loved ones.

Rebecca W. said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/Michael64263870/status/703780506610049028

ms-texas said...

we would enjoy celebrating birthdays with marie callendar's pies

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet here:

https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/703796786373095424

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ellie said...

We like to celebrate little league wins with pie and ice cream.

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ellie said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/703819389833912320

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Deb Ford said...

I have never had one of their pies before but think we should try them!

Angel Jacklyn said...

A sweet moment? Bringing family together to eat it! afjackly@oakland.edu

angie lilly said...

It is so easy to create a sweet moment with these desserts. My partner and I eat them frequently, especially in the summer. Sitting on the deck in the golden hour eating some warm blackberry cobbler is heaven and a great way to spend an evening together! I can't wait for summer!

Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/704387797789118464
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Jerry Marquardt said...

I create a sweet moment with Marie Callender's pies every time there is s celebrating occasion, including birthdays.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/704392328274817024

Erica Best said...

we love it on date night

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/704408296699117568

Betty C said...

I'll be sharing a sweet moment when I have lunch with my daughter and let her know about my new job. It's an exciting change for me and a Marie Callender's Chocolate Satin pie will make the news even better.

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/704417729302777857

Tabathia B said...

enjoying a slice after date night with my husband

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Tabathia B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/704419475697897475

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Thomas Murphy said...

I want to have Marie Callender's pies for my mom's B-day.

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Thomas Murphy said...

tweeted
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Kathryn C said...

#SweepstakesEntry- comment

I would create a special moment by serving one of Marie Callender's delicious pies as a birthday cake

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Kathryn C said...

#SweepstakesEntry tweet:

https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/704448593516744705

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slehan said...

I'd celebrate Leap Year Day with a Key Lime Pie! Any excuse for a Marie Callender pie!
Thanks for the contest.

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slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/704464988744785921

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Barbara Montag said...

A sweet moment would be Marie Callender Pie and ice cream with the grand kids.
thank you

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Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/704478455736504320