Apple Picking Party

Fall is such a fun time of year, it's packed with traditions, activities and change, I love it!  Ever since my first visit to an apple orchard in upstate New York I've been obsessed with this quintessential fall tradition.  Just picture it, a hayride up the hillside to rows and rows of beautiful trees filled with bright shiny red apples just begging to be picked. This month's Cricut Design Space Star challenge is all about parties, so I thought it would be fun to share some fun and easy ideas … [Read more...]

Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase

Fall is my favorite time of year, I love the colors, the smells, the cool air and the chance for change.  And who can resist the flavors of fall, it's the perfect time for baked pies, warm soups and crusty homemade bread.  All of these are a great excuse for gathering together with friends to enjoy the changing season.  Which is why I chose to create a Fall Dinner table with a DIY Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase for this months Michaels Makers Challenge. After wandering around the aisle at … [Read more...]

Transforming Old Chair with Chalk Paint

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. I may be a little late to the game, but I just finished my first project using chalk paint, and I'm in LOVE!  I had this old chair that was sitting outside and taking a beating from the elements outside and wanted to give it new life. I wanted something bright and cheerful and decided on this gorgeous color from Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  It's called … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Apple Sundae

It may be hard to imagine it, but Fall is just around the corner.  I absolutely love everything about the fall, cooler weather, football, Halloween, and of course indulging in the delicious fall flavors.  Fall baking is the best, but let's be honest fall takes a little bit longer to actually arrive here in Texas.  So while temperatures might be cooling off where you are we are still enjoying 90+ degree days, but this Salted Caramel Apple Sundae is the perfect treat to transition from summer to … [Read more...]

Whoo’s Thankful {Owl Party}

Thanksgiving is time of reflection, gratitude and celebrating with family and friends.  Lately we have been talking a lot with our kids about being grateful and thankful for the blessings we have.  Several months ago I decided to turn these lessons of gratitude into a play date to celebrate Thanksgiving and the many things we are thankful for, including our friends.Inspiration for parties can come from anywhere and for this particular party it came from one of my daughter's dresses from … [Read more...]

Twig Vase Tutorial

Bring the beauty of nature indoors this fall with a rustic Twig Vase. Fall is the perfect time of the year to celebrate and be thankful for the wonders of nature that surround us.  I love having fresh flowers in my home and wanted a way to display them throughout the season with a more rustic and natural touch.  My son collects sticks everywhere we go, so I decided to put them to use and create something we could enjoy throughout the month.What You Will Need:-  Empty can- 20-30 sticks depending … [Read more...]

Whooo Loves Books?

I'm always up for a party and a challenge so when Do with Piggy Bank Parties announced a Halloween Challenge for the contributors I jumped on board.  With only a week to plan and prep I decided to use the adorable Lil' Hoots Halloween printables to create a book exchange party.Without further ado I'd like to share with you my party, Whooo Loves a Good Book?My inspiration for this party was the cute owl.  When I think of owls I think of "wise" and Fall.  I also noticed his little tummy was shaped … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch

It is amazing what you can do with a scrap of 2x4 wood! My hubby has been doing a small garage update and had some left over 2x4's, so I thought to myself "what can I do with those?"You saw my post yesterday on the Halloween Blocks and I mentioned they were leftovers from another "pumpkin" project. My mom picked up some adorable pumpkins made from a fence post last year at a craft show(sorry I don't have a pic) and I wanted a set for myself. Since hubby isn't tearing down the fence, well at … [Read more...]