Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Free Halloween Printables


Free Halloween Printables

It's hard to believe that September is already coming to close. No matter how much I enjoy this time of year, it's always bitter sweet how fast it goes. Before we know it, Christmas will be here and New Year's resolutions will be starting. {and my son will be four! Yikes!} Then I'll be wondering where the time went....can you relate?

If you are planning on decorating for Halloween or are throwing a spooky themed party in the coming weeks, I suggest you download and print the FREE Halloween printables I'm sharing today. The first thing that is always on my list when the seasons/holidays change, is to switch out the printable in my cheap Dollar Tree frame. Basically I keep the same frame out all year long in our living room, but I change the displayed picture inside, as things change. It's makes for an easy DIY home decor project and it's cheap! {like super CHEAP!}

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mr. Micknit Holiday Stick-On Patch Kit {Review}


I received a free Mr. Micknit Holiday Stick-On Patch Kit in exchange for an honest review & spotlight on my blog. Regards, all opinions are my own.

Mr. Micknit Holiday Stick-On Patch Kit {Review}

{Jingle Bells Jingle Bells} I know, I know - you are probably thinking September isn't even over yet and here I am sharing a Christmas product on the blog already. But let's face it, Christmas will be here before you know it and those crafts you wish you would have started earlier, are now not done. {what a shame!} Although we should probably be concentrating on the beautiful fall weather or spooky Halloween - there is always time for a Christmas craft {or two.}

Recently I got the chance to review a Christmas themed craft product called Mr. Micknit Holiday Stick-On Patch Kit. Although the kit is intended to decorate sweaters {how many of you have attended an Ugly Sweater Party during the Christmas holiday season?} I went a different direction and used my kit to decorate & spruce up some plain old stockings I already had on hand.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread {Recipe}


Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread {Recipe}

Fall is officially here and I'm dreaming }and pinning} all the things I want to make in celebration of my favorite time of year. {Seriously - what did we do before Pinterest?} This is the time-frame I usually get the baking itch and become a slave to my oven & mixer. My pantry is already starting to overflow with baking supplies, while my kitchen table has cookbooks piled sky high. Who knew you could put pumpkin in so many things???

As much as I love baking for my family - my favorite thing to do is to gift my creations. The gate guards and my husband's coworkers on base, are my prime audience and I haven't heard any complaints. In fact - my husband took some loaves of my Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread to a meeting the other night and it was a HUGE hit! So much so, there were no leftovers and they told him {to tell me} to add chocolate chips for next time.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ohio State DIY Frame {Craft}



Did you catch my Buckeye Chex Mix recipe that I shared last week? Well...today we are continuing on the "Go Bucks" theme with an easy craft project idea.  If you {or you know someone} are a huge Ohio State fan, you will LOVE this simple & cheap "O" shaped DIY frame. Paired together with my sweet treat recipe from last week - you will have a great gift to give to those beloved red & white fans. {touchdown!}

With just a $3 frame from Walmart and paint I already had on hand - I was able to make my own DIY fan gear within a few minutes. {and saving myself from the overpriced stuff found in stores} Now this pretty little thing has a picture of my two favorite men sporting their Ohio State jerseys and it's sitting proudly on my husband's work desk. I've said it before {and I'll say it several more times} but imagine him screaming "Go Bucks!" right now. So what are you waiting for? Don't "fumble" on this idea - grab your supplies and get to work!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Paper Plate Pumpkin {Kid Craft}


Paper Plate Pumpkin {Kid Craft}

Pumpkins....oh glorious pumpkins! There is just something about them that makes me smile. From beautiful decorations to a delicious pumpkin pie - they are a MUST when it comes to fall. And now that autumn has officially started, my brain is spinning with tons of ideas for kid crafts. If only I had more time in the day...

If you are like me, paper plates are a must-have supply item when it comes to kid crafts. Paper plates are readily available and pretty inexpensive. I can usually pick up a HUGE pack at Walmart for less than $5 and it's lasts us almost the entire year. {and this is coming from the mama who does almost everyday a craft with her son} Not only do I use them for keeping our paints under control {and for easy cleanup} but an ordinary plate can be transformed into just about anything. Take for example, today's Paper Plate Pumpkin Kid Craft post. We took an ordinary paper plate and transformed it into a beautiful pumpkin. It's pretty easy, low on mess and oh so fun! Ready to learn how?