Simple Thanksgiving Mantel

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I don't think I have ever decorated for Thanksgiving.  I'm always too excited for Christmas to give Thanksgiving a proper presence in my home.  This year, I feel like I've been too busy to even get excited for Christmas yet.  I have so much going on--a wedding to plan (my sister's), a house to move into in 5 weeks, tons of blog projects, and most recently, a funeral to help plan, execute, and attend.  My husband's mother died last week after a … [Read more...]

How to Strip Paint Off Wood

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There are varying ways of stripping paint off wood.  Or rather, there are varying products.  But I have only used one, and that is because it is safe.  I wouldn't mind using Klean Strip and getting in with the chemicals, but I work in close quarters with my kids and I wanted to use something that wouldn't put out toxic fumes or could possibly cause injury if the kid touched it.  I may give Klean Strip a try in the future.  But for now, I use … [Read more...]

Honeybear House is Live!

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My house is up!  They start in mid-September and now they are finishing up the drywall.  They work fast y'all!  It's been so exciting to watch, and since we in a new development, lots of other houses have been built also.  Some are just barely finishing so soon we will have neighbors.  These picture are actually from several weeks ago.  But it will make for a bigger impact when I share the final reveal. The build process has been … [Read more...]

17 Incredible Group Costumes

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Halloween is less than a week away! The year seems to be flying by, and getting into the holidays is a great reminder of that. Quality time as a family is important, especially if you like to dress up together! These costumes are DIY and can bring so much fun to the family and people will love them! Group costumes allow you to spend time together creating the costumes, but also displaying them proudly while you trick-or-treat, or attend any … [Read more...]

20 DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

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If you're like me, your kids have had their costumes for awhile.  We love Halloween and just can't wait.  And also, I will admit that I rarely actually make my kids costumes (the horror!) I know, you would think that since I'm the creative DIY type, this would totally be something I would do.  But for some reason, by the time Halloween rolls around, I am just way too busy to get around to making costumes.  I have made or assembled costumes in the … [Read more...]

25 Halloween Kids Crafts

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My kids (and I) both get excited for Halloween way too early.  We are looking forward to it in August, and yes--I did buy their costumes then!  I figured that they might as well have them for dress-ups until the big day. But now that Halloween is nearly two weeks away, our excitement is turning anxious--just hurry up and get here already!  I love this compilation of Halloween kids crafts for ideas of how to keep your kids entertained until the … [Read more...]

How to Detail Your Car Yourself

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I drive a minivan.  I have three little kids.  You might think that I have an exceptionally clean car.  Or you might instantly realize that THAT combination equals a very messy car, most of the time.  They don't really eat that much in the car, but even one time of having a bag of fishy crackers is crumbs everywhere.  And of course they always take a sippy cup and then it inevitably rolls somewhere under a seat where it is instantly … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Signs

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I've teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more...we have you covered for Fall inspiration! One of my favorite parts of my Halloween party was the signs I made--which I haven't shared yet, until now.  I had several pieces of this old very rustic wood, and I knew I wanted to do something with it.  I wasn't sure what since I didn't have a whole lot of it. … [Read more...]