Best of Fall: 20+ Fall Recipes, Activities, Crafts, & Home Decor Ideas

Best of Fall: 20+ Fall Recipes, Activities, Crafts, & Home Decor Ideas

I have to admit, fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons!  After a hot summer, it is kind of nice to enjoy some cooler temperatures along with those beautiful sunny days.  Crisp mornings are perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck or going for a jog.  So to celebrate the season, I have a compiled the best of fall that I could find! 20+ fall recipes, activities, crafts, home décor ideas, and more:

Autumn Recipes

Apple, pumpkin, and maple… oh my!  Yes, the time of year has come for all of these delicious flavors!  Here are some of my favorite fall recipes to share with you:

Frosted Maple Cookies

Maple Sugar Cookies

Apple Pie Pizza

Harvest Apple Crisp

DIY Healthy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Healthier Apple Crisp

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes  

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Harvest Muffins

Hot Mulled Apple Cider Sangria in the Crockpot

Quick & Easy Apple Cider

Caramel Apple Cider

Fun Fall Food Ideas for Kids

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

Carrot & Beet Cupcakes

Gluten Free French Apple Tart

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie



DIY & Crafts

Fun Crafts and DIY that you and your kids can make!

DIY Fall Hoop Wreath

Preppy Pumpkin

Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Digi Leaves

Nature Press to Preserve Leaves


Home Décor

Do you love to decorate for fall?  Here are some fun ideas to really bring the season alive in your home!

Home décor for Fall  

Tis the Season for Fall Décor


Fall Fashion

I live in Ohio, so while we do have warm fall days, it does start to get cooler.  So I get to enjoy all the cute boots and sweaters as we head into winter, but what if you live in a warmer climate?  She Lives Vintage has some great ideas on how to wear fall fashion in warmer locations.

Autumn Activities

Looking for fun things to do this fall?  Here are some great suggestions you won’t want to miss!  I know my family looks forward to going to the same farm every year to pick pumpkins and enjoy a hayride!  It’s a great afternoon of family fun!  Even if you have activities you enjoy in the fall, you may want to check out these great ideas too:

Fun & FREE Fall Activities for the Family

Go Apple Picking  

Summer Activities for Fall

50 Fall Activities

Family Friendly Fall Activities

15 Ways to Enjoy Nature this Fall Season


Happy Fall Y’all! 


Apple Pie Pizza

Apple Pie Pizza | Money Savvy Living


Apple Pie and Pizza.  Two things you don’t typically combine… but, I promise that these little apple pie pizzas will be a hit this fall!

I love to eat apples all year long, but this time of year, the local apples are in season and they just have such a sweet flavor, that I have to take advantage of using apples in as many recipes as I can—in addition to just slicing and eating them raw…

These are a perfect finger food… and a quick, easy dessert to make for Thanksgiving—an unexpected twist on the traditional apple pie.

Apple Pie Pizza | Money Savvy Living

Open the package of refrigerated biscuits, pull in half (so that you have twice as many biscuits, just half as thick).

Sprinkle cheese on top of biscuit dough.

Apple Pie Pizza | Money Savvy Living

Add diced apples on top of cheese.

Top with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and oat mixture


Apple Pie Pizza

  • 1 package, refrigerated biscuits (5 counts)
  • Colby jack cheese
  • 2 apples, diced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • cinnamon to taste
  • ¼ cup quick oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Open the package of refrigerated biscuits, pull in half (so that you have twice as many biscuits, just half as thick).

Sprinkle cheese on top of biscuit dough.

Add diced apples on top of cheese.

Top with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and oat mixture

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.


Apple Pie Pizza | Money Savvy Living


So even though we aren’t quite to Thanksgiving yet, I decided to try these out as part of a mini party for my kids, my nieces, and nephew to decorate pumpkins that I am going to use for my Thanksgiving tablescape… and, of course, to enjoy all autumn.  I say mini party because every time the kids get together and have fun, just creating memories as a family, it truly is like a party…

I bought several small pumpkins and gourds, of all colors and sizes, some craft paint, and of course, glitter.

Painted Pumpkins | Money Savvy Living

I chose the colors that I knew that I wanted to match the type of decorating that I wanted to do and what I thought would go nicely on my Thanksgiving table.

…and let the kids choose how they wanted to paint and/or decorate their pumpkins. Pumpkin Painting | Money Savvy Living

*By the way, we used small paper plates to put the paint on, so each child had their own “paint pallet,” and the table is covered with a cheap, plastic table cover, so clean up is super easy!

I think they came out very nicely…

Painted Pumpkins | Money Savvy Living

And we also painted some leaves, pine cones, and acorns for fun accents… and it all looks quite pretty on my Thanksgiving table…

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5 Frugal Ways to Find Cheap or FREE Halloween Costumes  You know your kids are going to need these in a couple of weeks… this will help you save money on those costumes!

9 Tips for Asking Parents to Donate to the Classroom

Making Money on Fiverr  Want to make a few extra dollars?

30 Kind, Inexpensive Things to do for Others  We could use a little more kindness in this world…

7 Tips to Winterize Your Home  Simple steps to help save you money in the long-run.

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