Halloween Haunted Mansion Front Porch

Do you go all out with your Halloween decor or do you prefer to keep it simple?  I personally love decorating for Halloween. It's one of the few holidays that I go all out and decorate not only the inside of my home, but the outside too. This year we are celebrating in a big way with a spooky Halloween Haunted Mansion Front Porch makeover that will spook and delight friends, neighbors and trick-or-treaters. I have been collecting spooky Halloween decorations for a few years, and this year I … [Read more...]

Glow in the Dark Halloween Skeleton Wreath

Hello October!  There are no bones about it, Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  This year trick-or-treaters are in for a real surprise when they walk up to our front door. A Glow in the Dark Halloween Skeleton Wreath will greet all those brave souls who dare to enter. Your front door is the first thing people see when they come to visit your home, so why not make it a spooktacular sight with an easy and fun DIY Halloween wreath?! Seriously, make no bones about it, this craft … [Read more...]

Cupcake Wars Birthday Party

My girls recently discovered Cupcake Wars on Netflix and they have been obsessed with watching and recreating this popular show.  Every time they have friends over they beg to make cupcakes so they can practice their baking skills.  It was no surprise when both her and a friend requested a Cupcake Wars Birthday Party. Frosting, sprinkles and cupcakes galore, you're invited to battle for the cupcake crown at this creative Cupcake Wars themed birthday party. I've teamed up with Oriental Trading … [Read more...]

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and blue decor.  Do you decorate your mantel for the 4th of July?  The 4th of July provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your patriotic spirit.  To honor the occasion I've round up 1o Patriotic Signs that will help you salute America with festive red, white and blue decor for your 4th of July mantel. These patriotic signs range from DIY chalkboard art to … [Read more...]

4th of July Patriotic Mantel

Do you decorate for the 4th of July? I am loving all of the red, white and blue patriotic decor I've seen lately and couldn't resist creating a 4th of July Patriotic Mantel.  I don't normally switch out the decorations on my mantel except for Halloween and Christmas, but I am in love with this festive and patriotic mantel I created for Oriental Trading. I have am so thrilled to be partnering with such an amazing brand like Oriental Trading and I've been having lots of fun creating DIY … [Read more...]

DIY Tea Cup Succulent Planters

If you are like me and you don't have a knack for gardening or keeping anything alive for more than a few days, then you don't want to miss my latest craft project and tutorial on the Oriental Trading website.  I'm showing you how to create DIY Tea Cup Succulent Planters, to help add a little life to your decor. Succulents are a huge trend in home decor right now and the best part is they are easy to maintain and look beautiful. Succulents can thrive in the simplest of environments and are … [Read more...]

DIY Breakfast in Bed Serving Tray

I recently polled my readers and asked them what they wanted for Mother's Day.  The majority of moms said that their ideal gift would include being able to sleep in and not cook on Mother's Day.  Make mom happy this Mother's Day and give her the gift of both with an easy DIY craft project you can make in less than 20 minutes. Head over to Oriental Trading where I'm sharing the tutorial for this easy DIY Breakfast in Bed Serving Tray and a free breakfast in bed door hanger printable, it's a … [Read more...]

DIY Skull Themed Halloween Cups

I'm slightly obsessed with skeletons this Halloween.  I have had lots of fun adding them to my Halloween decor, including them in Murder Mystery Dinner Party and now I'm getting crafty and adding them to our Halloween cup, because let's face in my opinion there is always room for more spooky Halloween fun! These easy DIY Skull Themed Halloween cups are perfect for entertaining or just a fun family dinner. I love entertaining my friends and family, especially during the holiday season. It's … [Read more...]

Surfin’ Into Summer Pool Party

School is out and we're celebrating with a bright and fun Surfin' Into Summer Pool Party! Last year we celebrated the end of the year with a Popsicle Pool Party and since I love traditions we couldn't let this school year end without a celebration. Hosting a simple party at the neighborhood pool is a great way to accommodate a large group of people and it really is the perfect way to welcome summer.  I wanted everything to be bright, bold and fun, just like our summer plans. I decided on a … [Read more...]

Come One, Come All…It’s a Circus Party

Come One, Come All... it's a Circus Party!  Step right up for a colorful birthday party under the Big Top + a Giveaway too! Planning a party for boy/girl twins can be a challenge.  My twins definitely have different interest, but I'm not ready to throw two different parties for them just yet.  I'm always looking for creative and fun ideas that appeal to both of their interest and a circus themed party covers lots of their favorites (he loves animals, she loves dress up)   I loved this … [Read more...]