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Every year we have a pumpkin carving party and I CANNOT believe that this is our 10th annual event. Where does time go!?! We help our friends and neighbors carve their pumpkins that night, and we even give them tips and tricks about carving! If you want to see our crazy-fun pumpkins from the last few years, check out 2013, 2012, and 2011. I love to share our party invitation for those of you who are planning parties of … [Read more...]

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  Now that I’ve slept for a week {just kidding…kind of}, I can finally function properly and write this post. Haven Conference was in Atlanta again this year. It was a BLAST! It always blows me away to meet new people, and reconnect with my dear blog friends that I don’t see very often face to face. At Haven this year, Mandi {my local blogging BFF} and I were asked to create centerpieces for the Tide Oxi … [Read more...]

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I know that the spelling of Bunko is a debate. Some spell it with a K, and more spell it with a C. When I look at both words closely: BUNCO and BUNKO, I like it spelled with a K better. So, I choose that option. Don’t hate me if you fancy the C. Last month my friend Natasha hosted Bunko, and she had the most darling black light bunko night! We played in the dark and wrote with highlighters and she had several black … [Read more...]

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Howdy all my ghosts and goblins. Can you believe it is almost Halloween??  Bah, I {love} this holiday with my whole heart!! There are just so many amazing ideas and crafts and foods and wonderful {pumpkin flavored} things.  I thought I would round up a few of my favorites and share them with you.... Do you have a Halloween Party every year? I do! Super Easy Table Decor Ok, I know this Kitty Litter Cake  looks … [Read more...]

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Every so often I get the chance to throw a baby shower for a good friend or family member, and over the past month I already got to throw one, and I’m helping throw another one this weekend!!! My good friend Suz {the one who I got the delicious Pork Taco recipe from and the friend who I helped paint the AMAZING yellow media cabinet} had a hard time getting preggers this time, so I just couldn’t help but throw her a baby … [Read more...]

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Remember my brother Court!?!? He’s a stud, and he got MARRIED this last weekend!! We drove to Mesa, AZ and it was tons of fun (the wedding…NOT the driving 8 hours with four kids part.) Ha ha. It was a blast, and all I could do was cry. My brother is one of my best friends, and I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing he is. He and Carrie are sooooo great together, and I am so excited for both of them. Finding the … [Read more...]

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Last night was a really fun night! I am the committee chairperson for my Relief Society Activity Committee and last night we had a “This Little Piggy” activity night. Every March, we celebrate the Relief Society Birthday Party, and this year we celebrated it in a fun, spunky way. I made these cute piggy decorations for the cultural hall and I thought they turned out really cute! I used my Silhouette machine to make a … [Read more...]

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Good morning!!! I get to be on Studio Five today to share this cute gumdrop treat, so if you are in Utah, be sure to tune into channel five at eleven o’clock!! If you are not in Utah, I will post the segment for you as soon as I can. :) If you are like me, good girlfriends are the GLUE that holds your life together. Sometimes a little GNO is all I need to feel rejuvenated in life. So, my inspiration for my gumdrop project … [Read more...]

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I love Halloween! In fact, I cannot believe that we only have 17 days left before the holiday! Yipeeeee! I thought it would be fun to give you a few cute Halloween Food ideas to take to your Halloween parties that will be starting soon. I accidentally titled the post Halloween food ideas from LAST week. Oh man, I was embarrassed. Forgive me, I am only human. Here are the ACTUAL Halloween food ideas for you.Guacamole and … [Read more...]

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If you have been around All Things Thrifty for awhile, you know that I LOVE HALLOWEEN. (Yep, in all caps). It is my favorite holiday. I know, I know, you may think I am weird now that you know this, and I'm ok with it. Halloween to me signifies a lot of fun with family and friends.Let me give you a little background so that you believe me. It all started seven years ago. We decided to stay up late and carve … [Read more...]