DIY Spider Lantern

  Ok, everyone, we’re in the final stretch to All Hallow’s Eve. It’s pumpkin carving, candy buying, last-minute costume touch-up time! What’s that? You’re still scrambling about trying to figure out some last minute decoration ideas? Me too. I really needed something to brighten up the porch on Halloween night. Something to give my front entry a bit of an eerie look without frightening any of the real little kiddos to pieces. I needed something fast and simple. I’m absolutely done buying anything more for {Read More}

Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt

Halloween is on my mind for sure this weekend. Getting the kids’ costumes ready, making sure I have enough loot to hand out during trick-or-treating and checking the weather forecast, hoping the snow will hold off for the kiddos. Since my kids are younger, two and five, we’ve never really ventured too far outside of our neighborhood for trick-or-treating. We have such wonderful, generous neighbors. Everyone knows everyone else (for the most part), and by the time we get around the {Read More}

The Truth About Making Caramel Apples

I’ve been drooling over all the pictures of the caramel apples I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately and I don’t even really like apples. But smother them with caramel and chocolate, and they’re all of a sudden, a bit more attractive. I planned to attempt to make some for my kids’ carnival-themed birthday party this last weekend, so I did some research first. I found this post from The Farmer’s Wife that gave me all the visual inspiration I needed, and I loved {Read More}

Why a Giant Pair of Googly Eyes Almost Went to Waste

  If you’re a lover of Pinterest (Hi, my name is Sara and I’m a Pinterest addict) like I am, you’ve undoubtedly run across posts to transform your door for Halloween, like this idea from Spoonful. I pinned and pinned, adding so many cute door ideas to my Halloween Pinterest Board. This year was it. This year, was the year, I would dress up my door. Yep. Until I saw two things. Most of the ideas called for:  Duct tape. Nope. Never going to fly {Read More}

Spooky Spider Craft

  So, October is here and I’m starting to accept that fall is upon us. I have to admit that I’m kind of excited about creating some fun Halloween decorations this year. This spider is a simple project to do with your kids that they’ll absolutely love. We started the project after school and work today and finished it before bedtime.   Here’s what you’ll need:   Styrofoam balls of varying sizes (You’ll need one larger ball and one smaller ball for each spider) Black spray {Read More}

Mini-Pumpkin Inspired Decor

Last night we celebrated our daughter’s 2nd birthday with a trip to a local pumpkin patch. It felt a bit strange planning an outing to a pumpkin patch in September, but we knew the kids would enjoy it. Who are we kidding? We wanted to go as much as the kids but going there this early in the year stressed me out a bit. I saw all of the pumpkins, I saw all of the mums. I saw FALL, and I {Read More}

Magnetic Wiggle Eye Fridge

I just started decorating for fall this past weekend. Am I behind? I went into a department store a couple days ago and saw a Christmas tree display. Yikes, I’m definitely not ready for that yet. I’m just slowly easing into fall. This year I’m starting with little touches here and there that will hopefully add up to a nicely decorated home when all is said and done. I want to do a lot of fun things for the kids this year, {Read More}

10 Awesome Effects Videos for Fall and Winter

  I stumbled across the concept of an effects video years ago when my husband and I saw an advertisement for them on television. We thought it was a cool concept and knew it would look great on our big screen downstairs so we ordered a DVD and awaited its arrival. When it was delivered, we popped it into our DVD player and sat there in awe, surrounded by nature and faux fireplaces on our big screen. Our 5-year-old was just a toddler at the time {Read More}

Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Fall is just around the corner and I’m starting to think about how I want to decorate the outside of my home this year. Last year was all about dressing up my pumpkins and I plan to do more of that this year. One of the easiest ways to dress up your pumpkins are with decals and what I call “poke and push-ins.” I try to keep the pumpkins from rotting and getting soft for as long as possible so I {Read More}