Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider {Day 13: Loving Fall}

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Mulled Apple Cider Recipe - The Inspired Room

Mulled Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hey Friends! I’m so glad we are all back after the little email fiasco where 20,000 emails went MIA every day for a couple of weeks. Sheesh. Let’s hope we can all stick together from now on! We’ll see how it goes this week with the emails if you are a subscriber. I have lots of Christmas decor posts in the works (I’m SO excited about Christmas this year!) and my laundry room update coming up (it turned out pretty cute!)! I don’t want anyone thinking I’m being a Scrooge and hibernating from the blog world so just remember, I’m STILL HERE at The Inspired Room even if my emails get lost in cyberspace!

So, this is my GO TO fall and winter delicious hot drink recipe. It’s a mulled cranberry apple cider! Sound good? IT IS! We made it this weekend, it was SO COLD around here. Not sure what’s up with our temperatures here in the NW, but it was FREEZING.  But while I don’t like cold, the good news is it made us all the more in a festive fall mood.

Not only will this drink warm your tummy, delight your taste buds and make you feel all fall-cozy as you sip it, but it will make your home smell DIVINE. I make this every time we have a fall or winter party, and even just for US. It’s such a treat!

Here is what you need to make my favorite hot spiced cranberry apple cider:

8 cups of cranberry juice (not cocktail, just cranberry juice)
8 cups of good apple cider (get it fresh from the farm if you can)
2-4 T brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
Allspice (I just put a pinch in)
8 whole cloves
Slices of orange

In a large pot, combine the cranberry juice and apple cider. Stir in brown sugar. Add cinnamon sticks, allspice, cloves and orange. Heat until it almost boils and then reduce it to simmer. You can taste it and if it needs a little more sugar or whatever you can add to it.

Strain out your cloves and cinnamon sticks before you serve.

Now … for the best part.

Grab a pretty mug.

Pour yourself a cup of cider.

Sit in a comfy chair next to the fire.

Inhale and exhale deeply.

Sip slowly.

Relax and enjoy! And maybe make some while you do your Christmas decorating? If you need a little Christmas inspiration, you can find my Christmas house tour from last year here and my Christmas decorating gallery here.

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Thanksgiveaway #2 {DaySpring}

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Surprise! Today through December 1 I have a special treat for you. Three, yes, THREE giveaways! Because I’m thankful for YOU. You can find all three of the giveaways on my blog, just leave a comment on each post to be entered! Giveaways are sponsored by each of the shops.

grateful platter

Blessed & Grateful creamer & platter {pictured above}

personalized chevron christmas stocking

Chevron Christmas Stockings

Dough Bowl

I have this dough bowl and LOVE it! And, it’s on sale now!

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My friends at DaySpring have so many meaningful gifts for yourself or people you love, from dishes to art, to jewelry, books, cards and journals and more!

And how about those fun Chevron Christmas stockings? They come in three colors, with personalization or without, and are uniquely designed by artisans of Northern India.

Today DaySpring is generously offering a treat we all love, a shopping spree for TWO lucky winners! WOO HOO!

That means TWO winners will each win a $250 shopping spree to to buy whatever strikes your fancy! NICE!

How much fun is that? I love shopping sprees. They are my favorite.

I see they have a discount code on their site right now, too, 30Special for 30% off your order, see DaySpring for details or restrictions!

How to Enter:

All you have to do to enter is take a peek around DaySpring and pick out a thing or two you might choose if you win the shopping spree.

Then leave a comment on this post to be entered to win!

Giveaway ends December 1. One comment entry per person.

Be sure to enter the other two giveaways, one from The Vintage Pearl and one from LoveFeast Table!


Thanksgiveaway #1 {LoveFeast Shop}

serving tray on ottoman

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Surprise! Today through December 1 I have a special treat for you. Three, yes, THREE giveaways! Because I’m grateful for YOU. You can find all three of the giveaways on my blog, just leave a comment on each post to be entered! 

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Are you looking forward to holiday entertaining and cozy winter nights by the fire? ME TOO!

You could be serving in style with this gorgeous Provencial Platter from the lovely girls at LoveFeast Table!

beautiful serving platter on ottoman

Check out the description on this baby from the LoveFeast shop:

Australian sculptors run the cooper’s craft in reverse and breathe a second, artful life into French oak wine casks. By disassembling the clever puzzle of steambowed oak ribs and cambered end pieces, these artisans have created a range of Provencial Platters. They are fitted with rugged wrought iron hardware hand-forged in Brooklyn. The surfaces are finished with copious layers of high-grade beeswax to a lustre perfectly in step with entertaining for every occasion.

This platter is absolutely gorgeous! I was excited to see how absolutely lovely the craftsmanship is. It is such a quality piece, from the wood to the iron handles,  you will want to set out on display, even hang it on a wall or keep it out on your coffee table or ottoman all the time.

It would be fantastic for serving pizza on the table, too!  I would love to give or receive this as a family gift. It would become a special heirloom for any family.

Large wood platter with iron handles for serving

Do you want to win one?


This giveaway is for one Large Provencial Platter. All you have to do is take a peak at the beautiful gifts my friends at LoveFeast Table offer in their online shop!

Then come back and leave me a comment on this post saying what you’d serve on your platter if you win!

Good luck! One winner on this giveaway, only one comment per person per giveaway, please.

Giveaway ends December 1.

Wood serving tray on ottoman

Be sure to check out and enter the other two Thanksgiveaways! #2 The Vintage Pearl and #3 DaySpring!

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