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Monday, October 12, 2015

The Digit-al-Dozen Does Autumn! Cider Season


The Digit-al Dozen Does Autumn
Apple Cider Season!

It's time again for another Digital Dozen theme week! This week we are all doing AUTUMN! So you know I did lots of these - so many that I've already posted other autumnal manis here on the blog, but I saved a few back for The Digit-al Dozen, of course!

This one is inspired by Apple Cider. I'm not opposed to yummy homemade pumpkin bread but I am NOT a "pumpkin all the things" person at all. I generally don't like many pumpkin things except pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread.

But I do love a lovely mug of hot mulled apple cider. I could post a fancy, involved recipe for you but truth be told? I don't like cloves. So I take store-bought apple cider (about 10 cups) and simmer it on the stove (in a large pot) with 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks, the peel of a large orange (or 2 if they're small) and about 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Simmer at least 30 to 40 minutes. If I have company, I garnish with cinnamon stick and orange slice, otherwise I don't. Sometimes, if creative friends are making sachets of the mulled spices, I will have them make me some without cloves and use those.

For this, I used a base of Elevation Polish Mount Ventoux with Zoya Rocha dry brushed on top. The accent nail is OPI My Vampire if Buff with acrylic paints for the freehanded apple.

Check out the other Autumn manis from the rest of the Digit-al Dozen gang in the links below!

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  1. Can you believe I've never had Pumpkin Pie (and I'm a pie kinda girl!)? I don't know, maybe pumpkin isn't all the rage here in Portugal. On the other hand, though, I won't say no to some delicious, warm, cosy apple cidder - I'll join you on that one.
    And your fab nails have made me want some for tonight! haha

  2. Apple cider screams fall to me; love the apple!

  3. This is so cute! I agree...I'm more of a cider girl than a pumpkin girl!

  4. Cheerful colours, adorable apple, lovely letters!

  5. So comfy and cozy and perfect! That apple is amazing!

  6. This looks so amazing! I love everything about it!


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