Yarn Candy Corn Cones

It has been raining cats and dogs here in NC for what feels like forever now.  In all actuality it has really only been two weeks, but the gray skies and lack of outdoor time for my kids has me feeling the blues.  I had to find a fun indoor project to do with supplies that I had on hand to keep me from losing my mind.  These yarn candy corn cones were easy and fast and gave me a hint of sanity at … [Read more...]

My Fall Mantel and a Big ol’ Giveaway

My mom has always been my inspiration for my love of crafting and home decor from the time that I was in diapers continuing still today.  Although we are close to 2,000 miles apart she remains the first person that I call when I am excited about a new project or stumped on where to put my favorite hurricane lamp.  It was just good timing and sheer luck that we got to decorate my fall mantel … [Read more...]

Cheerios™ Energy Balls (and how to Give a Box for Free!)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias My family was so lucky to end up coincidentally having both my mother and my mother in law visiting us at the same time earlier this month.  Being a military family, we are always so far away from our families (the closest ones, my parents, are over 1,700 miles away!), so … [Read more...]

Some of my Favorite Fall Projects and Recipes

It is hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that this little blog is rapidly approaching its second birthday.  Crazy!  But I figured that since I have been doing this for awhile now, that there were some old projects and recipes that might not have gotten as much love when they were originally shared as they might now.  I hope that all of my new readers will find inspiration in them while my … [Read more...]

How to Achieve the Weathered Paint Look

BEHR sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. There are so many pins that I have saved to inspiration boards on Pinterest that are of beautiful painted/stained pallet boards.  They catch my eye each time that I am scrolling through and I am drawn to them like a moth to the flame.  There is something about the rugged, aged look that combines amazing colors with beautiful, … [Read more...]

Make Your Own No Sew Blanket Scarf

Although the weather is still quite warm where I live, I cannot stop thinking about leggings and sweaters, boots and scarves.  I am ready for cider and evening fires, pumpkin spice and cozy blankets. Cozy blankets are actually what led me to this latest DIY. You see, as a hockey mommy I am constantly on the lookout for ways to stay warm while sitting on the ice for hours at a time.  My son … [Read more...]

My Number One Tip for Budgeting (and a new way to earn cash back!)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central forAmerican Express Serve. I received a test card to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Each and every week I go to the grocery store and try to carefully shop for my family's food.  Some days I am really great at sticking to a list and my wallet thanks me when I am done. … [Read more...]

DIY Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

I am so excited to be part of a fun Halloween Wreath Blog Hop (check below to see their awesome ideas) with some of my blogging buddies and share my new wreath, but even more excited because I am in love with how my dollar store wreath turned out!  I'll be totally honest and give you some back story on this one...and let me tell you, I was a bit worried when I started it. My BFF Melissa … [Read more...]

Etching Glass is as Easy as 1-2-3

I've heard from many of my friends that they are nervous to try glass etching.  That they are worried about the chemicals, screwing up their glass or worse yet, an epic all out fail where the etching cream doesn't work on the piece they are trying to etch. Let me tell you...etching glass is as easy as 1-2-3. I am going to show you step by step how I designed and created my fun football … [Read more...]

5 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

Fall is in the air and with it brings my favorite fruit, apples.  I literally eat at least one apple each day, so when they are in peak season and at their best I look for more ways to bring them into my recipes.  We were looking for an easy, quick treat to make over the weekend and this one fit the bill.  We had all of the ingredients on hand (it's only 5, so chances are good you might too!) and … [Read more...]

Owl-dorable Owl Wreath

Y'all, it is September.  How in the world did that happen?  For real?  But being that it has happened and there is no denying it, I am ready to start getting full on into fall decor.  Growing up with a crafty mom, I know the importance of planning your crafts and DIYs with plenty of advance notice so that you have time to complete them before the actual holiday / season passes.  There have been … [Read more...]

DIY Ikat Pumpkin

So you may remember that little ol' unartistic me was so excited to discover how easy it is to paint ikat.  I'll admit that since there is no real talent needed to create beautiful looks, I have continued to paint just about everything that I can in the much loved blurred patterns.  And what better way to ring in fall than with an ikat pumpkin?  This beauty took me less than 30 minutes to paint … [Read more...]