Monday, October 31, 2016

"Collecting Sweets" Porch Sign

I have a super last minute Halloween project for you. 

 Since Travis and I both like to take the girls trick or treating, no one will be home for a little while to hand out candy. I didn't want to just NOT pass anything out so I decided to the the whole, "let's just leave it on the porch" thing. 
I plan on passing out candy along with non-candy treats this year so I thought I would make up a little sign to display on our porch as well with the bowls until we return to finish passing out candy. 

 This was super easy. 
I just free handed the sign but you could always creating it with cut out letters or vinyl if you don't like your penmanship.

-Yard Stick
-Large sturdy board (this was a thin piece of cardboard I had on hand)
-Sharpies or regular markers
-Small piece of paper

Friday, October 28, 2016

MHCT&M: Creating the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

Hi! Allison from A Glimpse Inside here once again.
It is the last Friday of the month which means we are wrapping up this month's Fall Must Have Craft Tips.
If you've missed the last 3 weeks, you can find the tips here: Tip 1, Tip 2, Tip 3.

This week I'll be sharing some great tips on Creating the Perfect Thanksgiving Table.

Whether you are having a small family gathering or a much larger affair, creating a beautiful table can make your Thanksgiving more memorable and inviting to your guests.

You don't have to go crazy but even doing one or two of these things can bring your table over the top.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #125

Are you ready to party!? I sure hope so!
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

{Fabulous Features} #105

Are you ready for October to be over and for there only to be two months left of this year? 
I seriously can't believe that the year is almost done and that Christmas will be here before we know it. 
I've felt behind all year and that won't be changing any time soon but in the mean time, I will enjoy browsing all your great ideas that have been linked up to all the Handmade Hangout Parties. 

Here are a few items that caught my eye from last week's Handmade Hangout Party.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DIY (beginners) Mixed Media Canvas

I have a creative brain...which means I have issues with ideas popping into my head and then ACTUALLY making them a reality. I fully realize that not every idea that pops into ones head needs to become a reality...but for a creative person we kinda think they do! 

This project was loosely inspired by a photo my best friend shared on Facebook one day (years ago). When we were getting our three girls bedroom all set up I knew I wanted to make this project come to life...and it has changed a bit from the original idea but I love how it turned out.

 It started with a HUGE blank canvas, 20x30 huge! And this wrapped canvas was hung on the girls wall...and neglected. When you run a creative business and have 5 kids and a part time job the things you want to do for YOUR home rarely get done in a timely manner. So this hung in their room for almost a year. And then I had had enough and I needed to get working on it so I wouldn't go crazy!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How to Create Your Own Printable using PicMonkey

It is the end of the month which means that it is time for another "Craft with Me" post. 

Today, I am sharing how you can create your own printables. It is fun and easy and you don't need a fancy program to do it in. 
I normally edit all my photos in PicMonkey but I also frequently create my printables in PicMonkey and I will show you how easy it is.  

So are you ready to get your creative juices flowing and design something fun?
Let's do it! 

 First, go to

Friday, October 21, 2016

MHCT&M: Creating Fall Table Scapes

Hello and Happy Friday! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips. Kara from Mine for the Making here to share tips for creating fall tablescapes! 

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it would be fun to chat about how to create the perfect table scape without spending too much money or too much time. 
If you know me, then you know I'm a busy lady and all about saving a buck, but not sacrificing on the pretty stuff of course.  

1. Shop your house. 

Check out the decor in other rooms of your house and see if you can find some things that go nicely on your tablescape. 
Examples of this are candles, sconces, a throw used as a runner or tablecloth, etc. Most times you will find exactly what you need around your own home. 

 Image from Canadian Living

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #124

Are you ready to party!? I sure hope so!
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY


{Fabulous Features} #104

Days are just ticking by and we are officially halfway through October! 
How crazy is that?!
Fall has fully arrived here in WI and it is super pretty outside. The leaves are changing and the weather has been perfectly fall like.

Before Halloween arrives and then soon to follow with the other holidays, perhaps some of these ideas from last week's Handmade Hangout Party will catch you eye like it did mine.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thumbprint Trees Kids Can Make for the Fall

Hey everyone! 
It's Molly from Just a Little Creativity back again this pretty October to share a fun project the kids love! I've made several of these little thumbprint trees over the years, and they're always fun and unique. In fact, I shared one originally years ago on my blog that my kids and I created on canvas for Mother's Day. 

My youngest was a preschooler then, and he enjoyed getting paint on his fingers, and his little thumbprints usually end up smudged, but precious anyway. 

And as the kids have gotten older, it's fun to see how much more careful and precise they are with their designs. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Miss P the Preschooler

So nothing like being a month and a half behind on sharing this but time and us traveling got the better of me. 

Miss P officially started preschool and she couldn't have been more excited to start school again. 
After going in CO and being off for a year, she kept asking when she was going back to school. 
WI has free preschool for all 4 yr olds so we waited to put her back in school until this school year.

She started the beginning of September but a few days prior we went to her school to met her teacher, turn in paperwork and get her school pictures taken. 

Here is a snapshot of her school pictures. 
She started crying when we walked up there because she thought Travis could be in the picture with her so the photographer had to take a few pics of her until we got this one. 
Travis had to hold her hand to even get it. You can still see the water in her eye from her tears. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

"Annual Broom Rides" Printable

A few years ago I created a fun Halloween sign that is still a favorite of mine to pull out and decorate with.

I thought it would also make a fabulous printable as well so I got to work and whipped one up to share with all of you! 

 For this printable, I would highly recommend getting it printed at an office supply store since there is so much color in the background. You'll use up all your ink if you print it at home. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

MHCT&M: Pumpkin Carving Tips

Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 

It's Bev from Flamingo Toes here this week with some fun Pumpkin Carving tips! 

 Every year my family and I have a pumpkin carving competition. It's one of our favorite traditions! We each pick a design and keep it secret from the others. On carving night we clear a huge space on the living room floor, pop in a movie and all carve our pumpkins, but we don't let each other see what we're making. When we're finished, we have a big reveal and light them up! Then we take photos and post them on Facebook so friends and family can vote. The winner gets to choose a restaurant to go out to eat to celebrate! It's so much fun and my favorite part of Halloween. 


  I've gathered up some of my favorite Pumpkin Carving tips and tricks to share with you all, just in time for Halloween!


Pumpkin Pileup craft from @bhg  It also has a link for free patterns.  #pumpkincrafts #pumpkincarving: Photo: BHG

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #123

Are you ready to party!?
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY


{Fabulous Features} #103

Man, I have really been slacking on the blog lately and what is sad about it is that I actually have a few things I can post about.
Life hasn't been super crazy but just crazy enough that by the time I have time in the evening to finally work on blog stuff, I just decide to veg out on the sofa and relax instead.

But today I do have some great ideas to share with you that were linked up at last week's Handmade Hangout Party

Perhaps something will catch you eye as well and you can create it over the weekend.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pastina (Little Pasta)

It’s official…we’ve got the crud. I can aways tell when school is in full swing and we’re getting settled into our groove because about 6 to 8 weeks in, everyone starts falling ill. My youngest came home not feeling so great and within 12 hours I was joining her on the couch for marathons of Netflix, mountains of tissues, and mugs of hot tea. 

Usually, a bowl of chicken soup sounds absolutely magical, but I stumbled across a recipe for Pastina or “Little Pasta”, which was described as the Italian Grandmother’s Cure-All. We were definitely in a place where we welcomed anything that sounded like a cure, so we quickly pulled together the ingredients and gave it a try. 

YUM! Are we ever glad we gave this recipe a go! It was warm, creamy, cheesy, comforting, and exactly what the doctor ordered. It also uses just one pan, needs NO draining and you can have it on the table in less than 10 minutes. Music to our feverish ears.

Give this recipe a try when you’re looking for something fast and comforting, or when you’re craving something cheesy and delicious. Since it doesn’t have a lot of ingredients, use the best ones you can (I splurged on some Irish grass-fed butter—game changer!). I hope it heals and soothes you as much as it did for us.

Friday, October 7, 2016

MHCT&M: Tips for Preserving Pumpkins

Welcome to another segment of Must Have Craft Tips and More! 

Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

It's October, a new month for the series, but Bev, Kara, Allison, and I are stilling bringing you fall-themed tips. You can't have too many of those right? 

Must Have Craft Tips: The BEST Tips for Preserving Pumpkins all fall long 

I've rounded up some of the best tips from around the web for preserving your pumpkins, whether carved or not, to make them last as long as possible. I don't know about you, but I'm a complete sucker for decorating with pumpkins in the fall! I love the natural look in my decor. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #122

Wooooo, it's party time! Let's get the party started! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY


{Fabulous Features} #102

Hi everyone! 
I apologize for being super quiet this week. We just returned from being out of town for over two weeks so I've been in a bit of a vacation hangover plus it was my birthday on Tuesday so I decided to take a little break.

 Anyways, there were lots of awesome ideas shared at last week's Handmade Hangout Party.
Here are some that caught my eye.

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