Kids Halloween Party Ideas

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Last week I threw a Halloween party for some neighborhood kids.  (That's the life of a blogger--do everything way earlier than normal.)  It was a blast--despite a little hiccup from the weather. Early Halloween parties always work out well for me because I get a much higher attendance when I don't have to compete for other Halloween activities.  And aren't your kids already so excited for Halloween??  So get ready for some fun kids … [Read more...]

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Fall is my favorite time of year and it always flies by so fast.  And each year towards the beginning of winter, I always feel like there was something I wanted to do, but forgot or didn't make time for.  But no more!  I am making a Fall Bucket List so I can try to make the most of my favorite season.  And you can too--with this fun list of ideas and free printable! Free Printable Fall Bucket List  (click on the link to download!) Go Apple … [Read more...]

Halloween Tin Can Luminaries

jack o lantern luminaries

Halloween is right around the corner, each day getting a little bit spookier.  One of my favorite parts about Halloween are the Jack-o-Lanterns, all lit up.  I love anything luminescent really, so I thought I would try making some tin can luminaries. I know the thought of puncturing a hole into metal can be scary but don't be intimidated, these were actually very easy! Spooky right?  And so many possibilities!  I definitely see more tin … [Read more...]

Mod Podge Halloween Door Hanger Craft

Halloween Door BOO Sign

This post was sponsored by Plaid Crafts, all opinions are my own. Don't you love Halloween season?  There's pretty much nothing to not love about it...I love the decorations, the costumes, the parties, the food, the candy, the excitement. Today I'm sharing with you one of the decorations I made this year, using Mod Podge. It's a Halloween Door Hanger Craft.  Isn't it cute?  And this was pretty easy. So here's how I made it: First … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Mantel and Banner

glittery skull

This post was sponsored by Target and American Crafts but all opinions are my own. It feels like I was just finally getting used to having my Autumn mantel up and now I'm changing it again.  October is already going by too quickly!  But I have to admit, having this spooky Halloween mantel up is getting me in the Halloween spirit! I was sent a super fun package of paper craft supplies by American Crafts full of their Halloween kits and … [Read more...]

Where the Wild Things Are Printables

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Pottery Barn Kids sponsored this post — but my love for magical Halloween costumes is 100% my own! We are now at the age where mom can't choose the Halloween costume for the kids.  Sad, sad day.  Last year I managed to "convince" them that they wanted to be a lion, a monkey, and an elephant and I was the conniving ringmaster, bwahaha!  But this year my 5-year-old really wants to be Darth Vader and my 3-year-old wants to be Batman.  So that is … [Read more...]

Fall Mantle

cute fall display

September is fall, right?  Sometimes it's hard to remember when the temperatures are still hot and the trees seem to be taking their sweet time changing colors.  Well I brought it indoors! The entire summer I was feeling kind of BLAH about projects and decorating...I was super burned out.  I knew that I needed to get back into it--to help fuel some blog posts, yes, and also just to get my creative mojo going again.  I wanted to decorate but … [Read more...]

Miss E’s Halloween Dress

ellie in ghastlies dress

I haven't done a truly personal post in a long time!  This blog used to be a place where I could share my crafts and DIY projects but also a place where I could just talk about my life, my kids, and things I've been thinking about. Well today I have to share with you some pictures of the most beautiful little girl in the world. Seriously, my heart swells with love when I look at her.  Or think about her. But I have to admit, that even … [Read more...]