16 Fabulous Easter Finds


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...]

Purple Minion Valentine Box


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...]

Thanksgiving Mantle


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...]

25 Spooktacular Halloween Ideas

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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...]

How to carve and shade pumpkins {step by step tutorial}


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 a carved pumpkin

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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...]

Halloween Mantle Ideas


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...]

Valentine’s Day Round Up {Sharing the Love}


I don't know about you guys, but I'm kinda a procrastinator. I am going to be COMPLETELY HONEST, I still haven't worked on my kids' Valentines yet. Holy crap, what is my problem!?!?{Shhhh, don't tell my kids. They think it's normal!}With that being said, I was thinking this might be a quick and easy reference for those last minute planners... Ahem, like myself!So, if you need a few quick Valentine ideas, here ya go!Happy … [Read more...]

Tutorial… DIY Christmas Card Wreath {Sawdust and Embryos}

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Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey guys! Beth here, stopping in from Sawdust and Embryos again! Can you believe Christmas is in just a few days? Are you prepared? Nick and I are making gifts this year, and are cutting things pretty close… but SHHH! We can’t talk about these matters, cause then the recipients would know what they’re getting! SO, today we’re going to show you a great/festive/useful way to display all those Christmas … [Read more...]

Decorating for Christmas can help us feel Christmas Cheer {even when we’ve had a rough day}

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Today was rough. If you are like me, you have thought constantly about the families in Connecticut. I had a straight-forward talk with my three older kids tonight. I wanted them to hear what had happened from me and hear the facts, and I didn’t want them to get an incorrect story from their friends. I asked Oaklyn {my 9-year-old daughter} if she heard what happened today, and the first thing she said was, “100 people got … [Read more...]