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...]

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...]

Simple Modern Farmhouse Fall Mantel Decor

The official start of fall is this Saturday, and while it still feels like summer outside I am more than ready for all things fall!  I can't wait for chilly autumn evenings, football games, pumpkin spice everything and of course all the fall decor.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create simple modern farmhouse fall mantel decor that will transition all the way from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I've shared with you before that my living room is my favorite spot in our home, and … [Read more...]

FREE Fall Cell Phone Wallpaper

The first day of fall is just around the corner and I can NOT wait for it's arrival, as it's my favorite time of year. As much as I have enjoyed my summer, I am definitely ready for some cooler temperatures, Friday night lights, flannels, hoodies, apple-everything, bonfires, pumpkins and all the festivals!!!! I love the transition into fall, here in the midwest because we get to experience those glorious changes of the falling leaves and the kaleidoscope of colors it brings and it makes my … [Read more...]

Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

Happy November, friends!  It's Cathy from Party HarDIY here with a fun new project just in time for the holidays! With only a few more weeks until Thanksgiving, we are getting B-U-S-Y with all the preparations. Since this holiday is all about the food, it's important to get your table setting just right. You want your place cards to be as affordable as possible. Oh, and easy too! That's why I've created 3 adorable ways to transform your ho-hum placecards into something you're … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner with Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kit

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #TysonTastemakers campaign, sponsored by Tyson. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are 100% my own. I love this time of year and I look forward to all my favorite things like fall weather, Halloween costumes and holiday parties.  This is also the busiest time of year not only for my business, but also my family.  With all of the sports activities, school meetings and holiday parties it's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially … [Read more...]

Striped Happy Halloween Sign

Everyone, get ready... It's almost Halloween! I can hardly contain my excitement, since Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays. It has parties, dressing up, and tons of decorations. Oh, and FREE CANDY. What could be better?! In order to show off my love for Halloween (and puns), I created this super cute Striped Happy Halloween sign to place on my entry table. It's quick and easy to make, and you can personalize it to say anything you want! You will need: 9 x 12 Canvas (similar … [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...]

Roasted Garlic Caprese Sandwich

Fall is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head outdoors for an extraordinary afternoon.  Summer picnics get all the glory, but here in the South the fall is actually the perfect time for a picnic. The temperatures are cooler, there are fewer bugs and the changing scenery is an extra bonus. If you want to make sure your picnic is magical you'll want to make sure you follow our top 10 tips for packing the perfect picnic and you are going to want to make sure you pack a Roasted Garlic … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Fall Coffee Bar

I'm always looking for a reason to hang out with friends and catch up.  The older I get I find that spending time with close girlfriends is essential for my sanity & my soul.  Now that fall is here, and the kids are in school, I thought it would be fun to host a few girlfriends over and catch up over coffee.  I set up a simple Fall Coffee Bar and invited friends over so we could take a break from the hustle and the bustle that comes with this time of year. I'm excited … [Read more...]