Black and White Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It is the most wonderful time of the year.  It's the time of year where lights twinkle, ornaments glimmer, and joy is abundant!  For me, it's also one of my favorite blog posts I write all year and a time where I get to stretch my creativity and deck the halls for the holidays.  This year I'm embracing one of the hottest holiday trends with my Black and White Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Christmas Tree. I've been obsessed with one of the hottest new trends. black and … [Read more...]

Buffalo Plaid Thanksgiving Table Setting + Printable Conversation Cards

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, in fact, there are only 18 days until Turkey Day!  It's hard to believe, but it's not too late to start planning your Thanksgiving table setting.  You can set a gorgeous Buffalo Plaid Thanksgiving Table Setting that will wow your guest with these helpful tips! Buffalo plaid is one of 2018 hottest holiday trends, which means it's super easy to find products that will elevate your decor.  In fact, I recently teamed up with Oriental … [Read more...]

Holiday Decor with Cricut Maker vs. Explore Air 2

As the holiday season approaches one of the things I get lots of questions about from readers is which Cricut machine to buy. Whether you are planning to hit up the Black Friday deals or hoping that Santa leaves one under the tree for you, I'm here to help you decide which machine is right for you. I have been a Cricut owner since 2010 and over the years I've crafted with each of their machines.  You are probably familiar with the two most recent machines, the Cricut Explore Air 2 and … [Read more...]

DIY Snowman Holiday Napkins with Cricut EasyPress2

I love finding creative ways to make the holidays feel extra special.  Over the years I've learned that it doesn't have to be an over the top production or party. Sometimes it's the simple things that they remember most.  Like, baking cookies with mom, or the special holiday glasses.   You may remember that I recently created a set of 4 fun DIY Halloween napkins with my Cricut EasyPress2.  My kids had so much fun using these monster themed napkins all month long, and … [Read more...]

Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas & Tips

Does your neighborhood or church host a trunk or treat? Or, are you sitting there asking yourself...what the heck is a Trunk or Treat?  Trunk or Treat events are one of the latest Halloween trends that lots of communities are embracing.  Think of it as a festive Halloween tailgate party where children "trick or treat" from vehicle to vehicle in a safe environment.  If you aren't were to start I have a ton of Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas & Tips to share with you … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Hosting a Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Carving Party

Every year our family looks forward to picking out the perfect pumpkin and carving it before Halloween.  The past few years we've decided to make it an annual tradition and invite friends over to join in the fun.  Over the past few years, I've learned a thing or two and I've decided to share my top 5 tips for hosting a kid-friendly pumpkin carving party. One of the things I often hear from readers is that they wish they could host parties like me, but they just don't have the time … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Monster Tote Bag with Cricut EasyPress

Let's make a Halloween Monster Tote Bag for trick-or-treating with the Cricut EasyPress and iron-on vinyl. I'm sharing this easy Halloween monster tote bag as part of a Halloween Blog Hop with some amazing crafters.  So for those of you joining me from Toni at Design Dazzle, welcome!  And make sure that when you reach the end of my post you hop over to see what Tauni from Tauni Everett created!  I’m never disappointed with the amazing ideas they come up with! This monster … [Read more...]

Fall Picture Frame with Metallic Texture

I have a confession to make, I'm terrible at printing out and updating 0ur picture frames.  I take lots and lots of pictures, but they usually end up in a folder on my desktop. They typically get forgotten about until the kids have a school project they need photos for. But, I'm trying really hard to get better at filling our frames with photos from our favorite adventures.  And this month I decided to not only fill the empty frames, but I also decided to make a new fall picture frame … [Read more...]

Mini DIY Succulent Pumpkin Place Cards

The little details are key to creating memorable events.  Whether you are hosting a Fall Dinner party or in charge of Thanksgiving for your entire family, place cards are a guaranteed way to make your guest feel special.  I am a big believer in place cards, even at a simple dinner party with friends.  Not only do I think that it helps guest feel extra special, it takes the pressure off of everyone trying to figure out where to sit.  Mini DIY succulent pumpkin place cards are … [Read more...]

8 Tips for a Stress-Free Fall Dinner Party

As the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to change, it's a sure sign that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just around the corner.  Fall always inspires me to enjoy the bounty of the season and puts me in the mood for a party!  Whether it's a kid-friendly Halloween party, a fall inspired coffee date with girlfriends or an intimate dinner party, nothing beats celebrating with your favorite people.  This year I'm spicing up our fall calendar and … [Read more...]