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}

Fall Decor Inspiration From the Bellagio Gardens

  My husband and I just got back from a fantastic vacation in Las Vegas. I know Vegas isn’t the dream destination for everyone, but before we had children, we would frequent Vegas sometimes twice a year. From all the conversations I’ve had with people over the years, it seems you either love it or you hate it. We love it so much we stay for at least a week each and every trip.   One of the free sights never to be missed is the garden {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}

Dressing Up a Fragrance Diffuser for Fall

 I love wonderful smells. Just ask my husband. I have candles, wax melts, plug-ins, you name it scattered about the house. My favorite scent is vanilla and anything mixed with vanilla, I’ll try. Before I had kids I even got into soy candle making because I loved candles so much – the way they looked, the way they smelled, the way they just seemed to warm up the house and give it some elegance, especially when entertaining in the {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}

Autumn Subway Art Round-Up (FREE PRINTABLES!)

  It’s only Mid-August and I can already “smell” fall. Believe it or not, some leaves on trees around the area here are even starting to turn. I can’t say I’m absolutely ready for this. What happened to the summer?   Don’t get me wrong, I do love autumn. I love driving in the country to see all of the wagons and trailers on the side of the road selling their pumpkins and gourds. I love all of the craft {Read More}