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...]

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...]

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath 

It's the season after summer, it's before the winter... it's the fall, it's the fall, it's the fall! While everyone else mourns the end of summer, I'm one of those people that gets excited that fall is arriving. What better way to welcome it than by placing a colorful wreath on your door?! This colorful fall pumpkin wreath perfectly bridges the gap between the seasons, because it has the pumpkins for fall, but the bright colors of summer. This way, your neighbors won't think you're that crazy … [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...]

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

September is the unofficial start of all things Pumpkin Spice, and my family loves it!  One of our favorite treats is homemade donuts.  They are super easy and fun to make, and you can make just about any flavor you can imagine.  These delicious treats would be perfect on a crisp fall morning with your favorite latte.   I made these donuts with my Nostalgia Electrics donut maker, but you could use a donut pan too. What You Will Need:   1 Box Yellow … [Read more...]

Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow with Cricut Maker

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon where Cricut revealed the new Cricut Maker. The unveiling of this incredible machine offers crafters the power of a professional machine with more tools, more materials and more possibilities.  It handles everything from vinyl, fabrics, leather and balsa wood with effortless precision.  I couldn't wait to put it to the test cutting fabric and made thought this patchwork pumpkin pillow was the perfect … [Read more...]

FREE Hand Lettered Happy Harvest Art Print

FALL is fast approaching and I, for one, can NOT wait!!!! It is no secret that fall is my favorite time of year! Here in Ohio, the temperatures have even gotten a little cooler already this week and it made me want to start decorating for fall. So I grabbed all the pumpkins, along with my absolute fave fall decorating pieces and started the process! Once I got going, I decided that I wanted something NEW to add into my fall decor this year. I needed a little bit of "art" to add into the mix and … [Read more...]

No-Sew Burlap Banner For Fall

With the kids back in school, it is starting to feel like fall!  And that means decorating for fall!!  It is honestly my favorite time of year to decorate for because the pumpkins and colors and scents are just the best. This year I wanted to do something different with my color schemes and went pastel. The pastel color scheme was actually inspired by my daughter because she wanted a pink pumpkin! Since I changed the colors, I needed some new decor to go with it.  The first … [Read more...]

DIY Vintage Farmhouse Style Fall Baskets

We are soaking up the last days of summer before the kids head back to school next week.  This summer has been full of adventure with a trip to Italy, our annual Frio River trip, lots of lazy days spent by the pool, ice cream parties and so much more.  But, I'm ready to say Goodbye to Summer because that means fall is coming!  I can't wait for cooler weather, boots and all things pumpkin.  Since it's still a little too early to deck out my front porch with pumpkins I'm going … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Pecans in Pumpkin Jars

November is all about giving thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives.  We try hard to keep a thankful journal all year long so we can always count our blessings, but during this time of the year I'm particularly diligent in talking about and modeling gratitude with my children.  We have so many people in our lives to be thankful for and one of the ways we show them how much we appreciate them is with simple acts of kindness or gifts.  These Pumpkin Spice Pecans in Pumpkin Jars are the … [Read more...]