Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel with Cricut Explore Air 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does we’d better get our Christmas letters in the mail so they can get to the North Pole in plenty of time!  One of my children’s favorite holiday activities is writing letters to Santa, and this year I’ve used that magical mix of dreams and anticipation as the inspiration for our Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel and decorations. This year I decided to do something completely different, and a lot more colorful, with my Christmas … [Read more...]

Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat

Tonight we participated in one of my favorite Halloween traditions, the annual Trunk or Treat at the church.  I look forward to coming up with a fun new theme for our trunk each year. Previous themes include a Double, Double Toil & Trouble, Black Hat Bake Shoppe and Gypsy Caravan.  But, this year's CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat theme is officially my favorite!  Come one, come all and let's take a look at my favorite Halloween tradition. When it comes to Trunk or Treating I … [Read more...]

Colorful Painted Feather Thanksgiving Place Cards

When you love to entertain you usually get put in charge of hosting major holidays like Thanksgiving. I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house, for both sides of our families, for the past several years.  I love having our home filled with family, laughter and good food...but I'll be honest my favorite part of hosting Thanksgiving is decorating the table.  I've started working on the kids table, and I'm almost certain everyone is going to want a seat at this colorful Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Inspired Halloween Wood Signs

Anyone else a huge Harry Potter Fan, like me (The Organized Mama)??  I'm a huge fan and that movie always make me think of Halloween! I have been trying to figure out the best way to make Harry Potter inspired Halloween wood signs for a few years now. None of them have turned out how I had envisioned in my mind, until now! Materials Wood Arrows Black and White Spray Paint White, Black and Blue Cardstock Cricut Maker Mod Podge Glitter Xyron Creative Station with … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags

This Halloween forget the tricks and just give a sweet treat, along with one of these spooktacular DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags! These cute little holders make great gifts for teachers, co-workers or friends.  I personally love spoiling my kids teachers, they are amazing people who go above and beyond daily, and this little gift is a nice way to say "thank you." I've teamed up with Thermoweb to show you how you can make these fancy and fun gift card tags.  You are going to love … [Read more...]

Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand

Step right up, and get ready to celebrate Halloween with thrills, horrors and lots of freaky fun!  Come one, come all, the CarnEVIL is in town..get ready for ghoulish games and spooky snacks at the deadliest show in town!  We all know the best part of going to the carnival is the treats, so today I'm sharing this spooktacular Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand.   Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan parties for, and when it comes to ideas I have lots of them! … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Canvas Banner

Hello!  Who else out there loves a cute, quick and inexpensive craft project?  Those are some of my favorite kind of crafts, especially when they are are adorable as this DIY Mini Canvas Banner.   If you are following me on Instagram you may have seen that I've been in Phoenix the last few days at the Cricut Make Something You Love event. I had the privilege of joining one of my dear friends and fellow Michaels Maker, Lindi from Love the Day, at the Michaels booth for full day … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Leather Coffee Cup Sleeve

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The vibrant colors, the cooler weather, football, boots, snuggling and pumpkins are just a few of the things I love about this time of year.  When it comes to pumpkins I love decorating with them, crafting with them, baking with them and everything in between.  Lately I've been sipping on homemade caramel pumpkin spice lattes, which inspired me to take my pumpkin obsession to the next level with this DIY Fall Leather Coffee Cup … [Read more...]

DIY Dead & Breakfast Inn Sign

The past few days I've been busy crafting and creating projects for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!  Every year around this time I start thinking of what I want our theme to be for our front porch and for our annual Halloween party. Ever since I saw the Better Homes & Garden issue featuring the Dead and Breakfast Inn, I knew I wanted to recreate it some day.  Well, this is the year we are bringing the Leeson's Dead & Breakfast Inn to life!  First things first, we … [Read more...]