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...]

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...]

Pink-o-Ween Halloween Ghoul’s Night Party

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays to celebrate.  I love everything about it from dressing up, transforming my home into a spooky Dead & Breakfast Inn and of course celebrating with spooktacular parties!  A night in with the "ghoulfriends" is always good for the soul, so I'm planning a Pink-o-Ween Halloween Ghoul's Night Party to eat, drink and be scary! While I love Halloween, I don't necessarily love the traditional black and orange color scheme.  I typically … [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...]

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...]

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...]