Father's day gift ideas (1 of 1)

The struggle is real. I don't think of creative things 3-6 months in advance. My brain does not work like that. I do admit that I bought a 12 pack of "Dad's Root Beer" a few weeks ago from Costco because I thought it would be fun for the kids to take a few neighborhood dads a drink on Father's Day. BUT, those didn't last. {Ahem, thanks to my husband who started swigging them approximately 2 hours after I told him what … [Read more...]


Hello darlings!  It's Kenz here from Interiors By Kenz.  I have a public service announcement for you!  Save your wrapping paper tubes while you finish up your last bit of Christmas preparations.  I have a fantastic way for you to upcycle your wrapping paper tubes, Christmas lights, and cardboard boxes just in time for your New Year's Eve parties. This marquee is quite simple to make.  Way easier than it looks! … [Read more...]


The foreboding sky's the limit when it comes to Halloween decorations. You can go cute and fun, creepy, vintage, villain themed or down right scary. This year I've been loving the look of a glam Halloween. With glitter, metallics and sparkles you can turn Halloween into a pretty sophisticated holiday. This first post is one I just put together with a glitter spider and some yarn. Visit the post to find out the easy way I … [Read more...]


Hey there Peeps! (<---- see what I did there?)  ;) Do you guys even like peeps? I've been hearing lately that the thing to do is open them up and then leave them on the counter for like a week? Who knew?? Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yes, Easter. It's coming and quick. Have you thought about Easter yet? I really hope to be on top of things this time around but if we're keeping it real, I probably won't. Ha! Anyway, … [Read more...]


I just HAD to share this fun Purple Minion Valentine Box that my son and Hubby made yesterday. Didn't it turn out DARLING!?! I'm so proud of my boys! All I did to help was make the white vinyl pieces and buy them the purple pipe cleaners!   My kids love crafting, and it makes my heart even happier when we do it as a family. I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but to be honest, I wasn't … [Read more...]


I know blog land is mainly in full bore Christmas mode already, but let’s be honest, I’m not that organized. In fact, I just barely got my Thanksgiving mantle done. I have nothing against those amazing bloggers out there that are already planning their Valentine’s projects, but I’m not that person. I am lucky if I remember to brush my hair on a daily basis {<----sad but true}. My kids are in love this these fun … [Read more...]

Halloween party ideas copy

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...]


Calling us the “crazy pumpkin people” just doesn’t do it justice. In fact, just tonight someone  asked me at the gym, “Are you the pumpkin people I’ve been hearing about?” I always laugh inside when that happens because being the “pumpkin house” was never something that we  aspired to be. It just happened. One Halloween Eve 8 years ago, we decided to carve pumpkins in our garage after we had put our kiddos to bed. We were … [Read more...]

How to prolong the life of your carved pumpkin copy

Have you ever carved a pumpkin and the next day it was a wilted mess and you couldn't hardly tell what you had carved in it anymore? Well, all your pumpkin needs is a cool bath. We blow up the kiddie pool to soak our pumpkins twice a day for an hour or two at a time. When you take them out to dry, you need to put them upside down so that the water completely runs out. Otherwise the water will pool in the bottom of the … [Read more...]


My kids have been BEGGING me to put up our Halloween decorations {for weeks}. We love Halloween, and although we get weird looks when we admit that out loud, our neighbors around us LOVE it.  Our annual pumpkin display brings hundreds of spectators year after year. Our kids are Halloween fans by default. In fact to call them fans is an understatement. They talk about pumpkins year round.  I am dying that it’s almost … [Read more...]