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New Pillow, Cupcakes and Halloween Parade

I made this saying into a pillow. I think it's funny. I used some soft houndstooth with the burlap.  {making the cupcake wrappers} I was so inspired from all of those Halloween treats I posted about uesterday. When the kids got home from school we made some cupcakes and used the free printables and cupcake wrapper templates. We took some over to our new neighbors but they weren't home … [Read more...]

♥Twilight♥ Halloween

You may not know that about me, but I ♥ Twilight. I took my two oldest kids to see the midnight showing when it came out last year. And my friend and I put together an exciting Twilight party when the movie was released on DVD. So when my friend Jen at Harried Mom of Four made this Edward pumpkin I was impressed and secretly coveted it. Then I found out that she was giving one away! And guess … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch 2009 and a great giveaway!

  We made it to the pumpkin patch!   It was a beautiful day Grandma even came along for the fun! And, did you know that my mom, a.k.a. grandma, has a blog? It's Quincy Cottage -- and is full of wonderful hostess ideas, tablescapes, crafts and decorating. She is celebrating her 1 year blogoversary and giving away this adorable apron she made: Plus 2 whimsical handmade banners. Go on … [Read more...]

More Burlap Projects: Quick Halloween Pennant

Here's another project I made using the left over burlap from my kitchen curtain project. Very easy and you can put any word you want on the pennant:   Halloween: spooky, witch, trick or treat, Thanksgiving: Harvest, Thanks or Thankful  Christmas: Merry, Believe, Ho Ho Ho, Winter, JOY I also put glitter on the letters to give it a little sparkle. For this project, I was at a … [Read more...]

Halloween decorations

Happy Halloween! If you want to make the BOO frame project, here is the tutorial. I have been working on some more burlap projects. I will share some more tomorrow! Have a Spooky Day! XOXO Tweet … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Craft: Halloween Front Door Project Tutorial

Here's a fun, fast and cheap Halloween project to spookify your front door. I found these witch hats at the Dollar Store. I had the ribbon, but if you don't have any, the Dollar Store has spooky caution tape that is black with green words on it. You could use that and it would be really cute. To make this project this is what you need: 3-4 witch hats some dead branches from your yard or the … [Read more...]

DIY Day: Remake an old wreath into a Spooky wreath

  It's DIY Day over at Kimba's A Soft Place to Land. I thought I would join the party! I have had this wreath for about 15 years. Don't ask me why I keep dragging it around with me every time we move. Since I didn't have a Halloween wreath, I thought why not try to turn this old wreath into a new one?    Here's what it looked like before - pretty sad, huh? Here's what I did to … [Read more...]

Halloween Festivities


Thanks for your comments on my rant yesterday. Things are better today. This morning was Hannah's elementary school parade. Then in the afternoon was Ella's preschool parade and tonight is our church's Halloween Par-tay. I hope we are not all Halloween-ed out for tomorrow! LOL. … [Read more...]

Favorite Thing Wednesday: Halloween Candy


Sorry this Favorite Thing Wednesday is actually on Friday -- I am still trying to recover from our trip. Yesterday was the day of never-ending laundry. As Halloween looms in the horizon, I read an interesting statistic: 90% of parents raid their kids Halloween treat bags. I know I do. And I think the 10% that say they don't are lying, don't you? What is your favorite Halloween candy? These are the … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Quick, Fast and Easy Halloween Project


This is an Halloween idea I found at the Joys Of Home site. Here's what you need: a 3-frame picture frame, newspaper, computer, scissors, a copier and glue. It's fast and simple. Get your 3-frame picture frame. On the Joys of Home blog she got hers from the dollar store. I went to 3 dollar stores and couldn't find one. I ended up getting one at Walmart on clearance for $6. If you can find one … [Read more...]