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Pumpkin spice up your home with DIY fall decor

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pumpkin spice up your home with Painting with a Twist! ! Ivy Thomas is a local instructor at Painting with a Twist. She showed off the many crafts visitors can choose from this fall. The art studio is currently offering on-site and virtual classes. Ivy says this fall themed activity is equally fun and safe enough to enjoy for a cozy night in or a much needed night out. To find a location near you, visit paintingwithatwist.com.

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Kitchen fatigue: Here’s how to beat pandemic weariness and spice up your meals

Chanterelle mushrooms, basil, pasta and fresh parmesan: it’s a great time to turn for some seasonal comfort photo. (Alex Wilkie/Submitted by Andie Bulman)

The early days of this pandemic were terrifying. I spent the first week glued to my screen. I watched every news conference, obsessed over case numbers and signed up for three different streaming services.

Through my social media feeds, I could see that friends and family were doing the same, but gradually things changed.

Fear was replaced with sourdough, banana bread and pitch-perfect flaky pie crust. Anxiety was channelled into impressive kitchen projects. The kitchen became a source of joy.

Well, that has passed.

Most people are back to making the same five dishes on rotation and trying to pass off cleanup duty to their roommates and partners.

We can do better. Here are my tips for fighting kitchen fatigue during a pandemic:

Use an old tool in a new way

Use a tool that’s been gathering dust, or use an everyday tool in a new way. I use my box grater daily for cheese or lemon zest, but I never grate horseradish and I never grate ginger. This week I’m going to make a horseradish mayo and those tiny holes are going to transform the rhizomes of my ginger into a beautiful paste for a cake recipe that I plan to take to the next level. You can use the box grater to make carrot latkes and potato boxtys. There’s so much potential in each kitchen tool.

Turn to comfort foods

A chill in the air is coming, which means we can put a ban on the herb-laced quinoa salads of summers. Now is not the time for heath and wellness, it’s the season of long-simmering stews, homemade apple butter and from-scratch macaroni and cheese. Embrace

Fall is here: Pumpkin spice candles, cozy blankets, crisp decor and more

Fall is upon us, and it’s time to get ready for the colder weather and embrace the new season. That means scented candles, warm blankets, autumnal decor and cozy wardrobe additions, and we’ve rounded up some of the best to get you feeling wonder-fall.

Pumpkin Picking Candle

Price: $34

Close your eyes and find yourself in a wide open orange patch of these Fall-favorites from Homesick Candles.

Apple Orchard Candle

Price: $34

Breathe in the scent of crisp, red juicy apples when you light this candle from Homesick Candles. It has notes of mandarin leaf, clove, cinnamon sticks, pear, pomegranate and sugar cane and a 60- to 80-hour burn time.

Pecan Bites Candle

Price: $29.50

The smell of delicious pastries will fill your home with this Pecan Bites Yankee candle that has a burn time of 110 to 150 hours. Cinnamon, sugar, honey, pecans, white hazelnut, dark chocolate, clove, oak and cedar wood are the perfect mix of sweet, spicy, and woodsy for a cool fall night.

Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle

Price: $32

For 85 hours of burn time you can have the scent of pumpkin fill your home with this candle from Anthropologie.

Mercury Leaves Jar Candle

Price: $20

Autumn sage, copper leaves and rustic pumpkin are the three scents you can choose from with these candles from Nordstrom. They all come in a beautiful pumpkin-shaped jar.

Ugg Alexa Plaid Reversible Fleece Throw Blanket

Price: $88

Toss this plaid throw over your couch and you’ll always have something in reach to keep you warm. Its velvety plush underside is ultra soft to the touch, and you can choose from three colors: charcoal, imperial, and wild berry.

Anthropologie Faux Fur Blanket

Price: $67.60 (reg. $98)

Wrap yourself in a luxurious plush blanket from Anthropologie available in