Create a Leaf lantern this Fall. Just leaves + Modge Podge. tea lights inside the jar. Float the tealights in water; if the jar gets knocked over outside they will be extinguished instead of rolling onto your lawn and setting it ablaze.
Roasted Corn Chowder with Coconut Milk, Lime and Cilantro / My edits: Add more of each spice. Double the roasted tomatoes, add corn or more sweet potatoes if no chicken/tofu. Add lime juice to taste instead of juice from two limes.
Southern Charm kitchen island- bottom colored with the top in hardwood that matches the flooring. I like the light too. Another idea: white kitchen and cream countertop with a turquoise or blue-grey island coupled with accents in that color.