5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes to Try for Fall!

Yep, the leaves are turning, the weather is cooling… it’s definitely fall. And with that comes one of our favorite things, pumpkin flavored, well, anything! From pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks to fragrant pumpkin bread in all of the stores and restaurants, nothing makes you feel all warm and cozy like the smell of pumpkin infused treats. Which is why we’ve combed the internet to find the very best and pumpkin-iest recipes to try this fall. Trust us, they’re delicious!

 

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A Golden Solution to the World’s Energy Crisis

The world is in the grip of a tremendous energy crisis. From petrol to your cellphone, power is in short supply. Yet we can’t seem to part with any of them. We can’t live without our SUVs or our iPhones. But how far would we be willing to go for our fix? What would you give to keep leveling up in Candy Crush? We know that you’ll spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars, but would you spend something a bit more personal? A bit more macabre? Israeli designer Naomi Kishner thinks we will. With her collection, aptly named Energy Addicts, Kishner probes the limits of our dependency on electricity.

 

Many say that they would rather give up their life than live without their smartphone or tablet. Well Kishner is ready to call you on that boast, in a big way. But she doesn’t want your body… she wants your blood.  Continue reading

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Pinterest and a Crystal Pumpkin!

Since the advent of Pinterest, women, and I’m sure a bunch of men, have been obsessed with two things, tasty recipes… and crafts. And since it’s Halloween, I thought some fun spook-induced craftiness was in order. I found this photo just after Halloween last year, so it’s been patiently waiting for Halloween to roll back again. Now I’ll just let you know in advance, I’m quite crafty, but also quite clutzy, so if I could pull this off anyone can. So here are your step-by-step instructions to creating your very own blingtastic spider web pumpkin.

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A Pugtastic Proposal!

This is the story of Ed, a London native, who desperately wanted to propose to his girlfriend Alex. And he didn’t want to just propose… he wanted to PROPOSE. Now, a bit of backstory is required here in the fact that Alex, loves pugs. She doesn’t own a pug herself, but those adorable mugs pull on her heartstrings in a very special way. And can you blame her? Look at this face!

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Betsy Marzahn-Ramos

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Diamonds… and Spiderman

Since Halloween is just around the corner I thought we could have some fun reliving our spookiest blog posts, like this one, featuring a giant spider. *Cue the rewind music!

 

I was recently informed that Spiderman 3 was hitting theaters and that we were going at midnight. Ummmm, ok? I’ve never been one for superhero movies, although the most recent Avengers movie was actually pretty good, so I viewed this late night movie experience with a moderate amount of grumbling. However, I recently found out about a dress that might change my view of the whole Spiderman franchise. Continue reading

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Meet the blogger!

Have you ever wondered who exactly it is that’s been talking to you over the years? Ever laughed at a blog, Facebook post, or tweet and tried to imagine the person who put it there? Or have you been assuming that i’m a machine, or conglomeration of people in India who all magically have names like Trevor or Dave? Sorry, but neither of those are correct.

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Sapphires at a Glance!

We’re big fans of infographics here at Union Diamond. And why wouldn’t we be. They help turn the scary world of diamonds and jewelry into something easy to understand and fun to learn about. For example. Did you know that Rubies and Sapphires are both a member of the Corundum family of gemstones? Yep, Sapphires come in all colors except red. That’s because when a pink sapphire crosses into the red color category it’s called a Ruby! Well thanks to your friends at Union Diamond, and this infographic from the incredible people at GIA you will! Continue reading

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It be Talk Like a Pirate Day! ARRRRR

Arrrr it be #TalkLikeAPirateDay and we’ve been taken over by some piratey speakin’ folk. Very sparkly… piratey speakin’ folk. So to celebrate, we’re going to be havin’ lots o’ piratey fun here on the blog. And we be startin’ win the traditional Jolly Roger which we thought be needin’ a bit o’ sprucing up. Ahhhhr, that be much better.

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The iPhone 6 is coming… are you ready?

The iPhone 6 releases tomorrow morning bright and early! Are you ready? Record-breaking pre-orders have poured in and news outlets have been reporting lines already snaking around prominent apple flagship stores filled with people hopeful to get their hands on the new tech. It seems like it’s always like this with apple releases, a veritable free-for-all of orders, lines, and delays as demand far outstrips supply. Whoever is in charge of promoting scarcity based excitement at apple deserves a raise. But let’s look at things from a positive light. Let’s say, tomorrow you will be one of the lucky few holding aloft your new phablet. What are you going to do to protect it? Continue reading

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