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October 31, 2015
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Changing Your Home Decor to Welcome Fall.

Mud Pie Thanksgiving Give Thanks Burlap 15

The natural transition from summer to fall offers the perfect reason to rearrange your interior décor with fresh accessories and striking colors all inspired by the leaves right outside your door. You can restyle your home to make it cozy for those cool autumn days and nights with simple interior and exterior decorating ideas. In addition, the family will be spending more days indoors and friends will come to visit and sit around the fire. For example, cozying up your living room sofa and chairs with decorative throw pillow in various shapes, sizes, and patterns creates a dynamic affect. Mud Pie has a great selection of themed pillows that you can use together or separately to create a personalized touch in your home.

Mud Pie Gobble Turkey Thanksgiving Wreath Door Hanging Wall Decor Fall Autumn

One of the most celebrated days of the fall season is Thanksgiving.  It’s a time to gather our friends and family together and spend time enjoying the cool autumn weather and being together.   Welcome everyone to your home with a Tom Turkey wreath for the door or the wall.  The bright colors on the tail and cute hat are sure to make everyone smile.  Surround pillar candles with small pine cones and colorful fall leaves on your mantle along with tiny pumpkins and you’ll immediately notice the transformation to fall throughout your room.

A fun and popular exterior décor item for homes is to create a display with a combination of conventional and heirloom pumpkins on the front doorsteps. Alternatively, you can pair pumpkins with potted kale to create a warm reception indoors. Place green and pale grey pumpkins into the mix for a knockout tabletop design.

Mud Pie Cabin Fever Mango Wood Cutting Board Acorn Fall Autumn Thanksgiving Leaf

Creating a fall feeling in your home should continue into your entertaining too!  You are sure to be having friends and family over and it’s a lot of fun to serve cheese and crackers on an Acorn themed Cutting Board . It is designed with a rustic leaf theme that features metal branches and wooden acorn accents.  This collection includes coordinating Serving Bowl,Napkin Rings and a Paper Towel Holder.

Just a few touches make it easy to give your home a cozy look for fall!  Get more ideas for home decor at Kristin’s Great Finds! Make sure to take lots of photos when you have family and friends over because "It's all about the moment!".

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BALCONETTE Low, square neckline with wide shoulder straps. Cups have seams. The seams provide lift and support, much like a corset. Larger cup sizes generally have a higher neckline.
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BANDEAU One piece bra construction. Bra does not have defined cups. Shoulder straps may be included, but are generally not. Another name for this style bra is a halter bra due to the resemblance to a halter top.
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BRALETTE Bra that generally has soft cups (no underwire) and no hooks or closures. Length of bralette may vary. Some fit right under the breast, while some may extend to the waist. Shoulder straps may or may not be adjustable.
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BISCUIT Elliptical shaped foam pads used in cups to give a look similar to a push up bra. Pads are removable. Allows multi use wear for the bra. Also, because they can be removed, the foam will not become disfigured.
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CONVERTIBLE Straps are designed to unhook from the band and be worn in multiple styles. Some configurations include a crisscross back, narrow for those sleeveless tops, or wide for those wider necklines. Some convertible bras are designed to convert to a strapless, while some are not.
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DEMI Cups designed to enhance the neckline. Found in several varieties. The half demi is designed to fall slightly above the nipple. A micro demi is designed to fall right at the nipple. A semi -demi cup is designed to fall slightly down from the roundness at the top of a breast. Cups can be found in a 2, 3, or 4 part construction. Wings and shoulder straps are usually more narrow.
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FRONT CLOSURE Bra closes in between cups with a slip and snap or hook style closing. Cups are generally contoured or rounded in shape. Offers plunge in front for low cut tops. May not be recommended for women with recent breast surgeries, as it may cause additional pressure on the chest bone.
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FULL CUP Cups cover much of the breast tissue. Flattering look for women where breast tissue elasticity has been lost.
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MINIMIZER Bands and cups provide full coverage and work to minimize the overall appearance for larger sized breasts. Bands provide maximum support for the total upper body, taking stress and strain off the shoulders.
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MOLDED CUPS Cups are designed from a 1 piece foam. No seams are used to construct. Cups retain their shape even when not being worn. Thickness of foam varies, but is generally .25”-.5” in thickness. Cups may or may not have underwire. This cup style can be found in may T-Shirt bras.
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PETITES Bras designed for smaller figures. Cup sizes are usually AA to C.
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PLUNGE Cups that are sculpted to show off cleavage. Low center in between cups for those shirts and dresses with a low neckline. Cups may be padded to enhance the cleavage.
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PUSH-UP Cups are designed to add or enhance cleavage. Cup style is similar to the Plunge or Balconette, expect their design is to add gradual lift from the underarm to the center of the breast. The lift can be provided by molded foam, gel, air, or a removable pad (known as a “biscuit”). Style is design to be a TIGHT fit. Those not familiar with this style should start with a size larger than their normal one.
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RACEBACK Designed for the straps to join or attach in the upper, middle back region. Perfect for T-Back tops with specialty designs requiring unconventional shoulder straps. Y-back.
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SLINGS An inner sewn fabric piece found inside the cups. Sewn to the outer edges of the cup. It is designed to provide additional lift without the padding of a push-up cup.
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SOFT CUP Cups with no underwire. May be padded. Found in lots of shapes and designs.
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SPORTS Overall design built to reduce breast movement and provide support to minimize impact strain during physical activity. Shoulder straps are wider and many provide padding. Cups are wire free. Some wings may have hooks, while most do not. Some manufacturers will rate the level of intensity the bra is designed to withstand during use.
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STRAPLESS Bras constructed to provide support from the wings and underband. Some bras have removable straps or ones that can be hooked in multiple styles. Because most support is provided with the band, a tight fit is necessary to prevent it riding down.
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TABLE BRA The most micro of demi cups. It is also termed the micro demi bra. Cups fall right at the nipple. Designed more for show than comfort.
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TRIANGLE Cups are triangular in shape. Wings and shoulder straps are usually very narrow. Cups are generally wirefree and they may or may not have padding. Some designers have used a string to construct the body of this bra.
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T-SHIRT Designed to provide a sleek, smooth appearance under tops. Mainly seamless designs are found. Cups do not have a 2-4 part construction. Material used to construct is generally a smooth, satin style fabric. Cups may or may not have a foam or molded foam cup padding.
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WINGS Fabric band that starts at the underarm area and wrap around the back.
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WIRE-FREE / NON-WIRED Cups designed to provide support without the use of underwire. Bands of elastic used to provide the needed support. Style preferred by many adolescents, pregnant women and larger band sized women.
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