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...]

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...]

DIY Trick or Treat Halloween Sign

Welcome to October, I’m a little behind getting my house ready, and if I’m going to be honest, the thought of digging through decorations in the garage when the temps are tickling 100* is not my idea of a good time! So, rather than dig out old decorations, I decided to make a DIY Trick or Treat Halloween Sign! I created this fun spider trick or treat SVG for my shop, use code GIGGLES to get it for just $1. My nephew has asked me to make him a trick or treat bag for him with this design. … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Candy Treat Poppers

DIY Halloween Candy Treat Poppers will take your trick or treat game to a whole new level of fun.  Filled with candy and other goodies, they're the ultimate Halloween party favors!   I created mine for our Colorful Trick or Treat Yo' Self Candy Cart, but these fun party favors can be customized to fit any party theme.  You've probably heard me mention it before, but I love using my Cricut Maker to make holiday gifts.  It's such a fun and easy way to personalize … [Read more...]

10th Birthday Tradition and Surprise Birthday Sign

Around here birthday's are a big deal.  I believe in celebrating moments big and small, and I especially believe in making everyone feel extra special on their birthdays!  I love coming up with fun ideas to surprise my kids the morning of their birthday, and this year was a big one.  My twins recently celebrated their 10th birthday and I put together this fun 10th birthday morning tradition and surprise birthday sign.   Turning 10 is a big deal, it's the official … [Read more...]

15 No-Sew Group Halloween Costume Ideas

  There are two kinds of people when it comes to Halloween costumes.  The kind who meticulously plan, sew or prepare their costumes well in advance of Halloween, and then you have the others who wait until the last possible second to pull something together.  When my kids were little I used to fall into the first category, but over the years I've definitely found myself in the "Oh my goodness we need a costume TOMORROW!" category.  If that sounds like you, don't fret, I have … [Read more...]