Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Paper bag vase: Patriotic decor

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Let’s just call this your magazine to summer time fun. I am teaming up with not one, not two….but 110 other bloggers to bring you a slew of summer time ideas that all center around red, white and blue! The web will be lit up today with patriotic goodness so be sure to pass this link along and spread around the summer cheer! Search the hashtag … [Read more...]

Bunny Wall Decal DIY (easy Easter Decor with DuckTape®)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Funny thing about this post….I had this idea in my head for awhile now…but hadn’t really had the time to put it together. I haven’t crafted in awhile and I needed to get out some creative energy. I grabbed some DuckTape® that I had on hand … [Read more...]

Spring Treats featuring Washi Tape by DuckBrand®

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Anything gingham makes me happy. Gingham wrapping paper, fabric, paper…and this super sweet Washi tape by Duck Brand Craft Tapes. They sent me a package to try out and I love it! Quick question….does anyone call is Wasabi tape? That is how … [Read more...]

Kids Handmade Valentines

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  LipGloss//Shake It Up//Warm Heart//IValentine   Hey all!! Popping in today to share with you some past handmade Valentines that I have done in the past. I am currently on my way back from the beach house and I have lots of fun stuff to share. Hope you had a great weekend! Back soon…. … [Read more...]

DIY New Year’s Eve Ball

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I shared this last week over at my girl Jen's at Tattertots and Jello...but in case you missed it there....here ya go... We will most likely be in our pj's all day on New Year's Eve....I don't know about you....but this December kicked my butt! I am ready for the silence that January brings. But if you are having friends over...this would be a … [Read more...]

Make a Wish Lantern on New Year’s Eve

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On Thanksgiving evening this year I pulled out some of these sky lanterns that I had purchased on Amazon. The kids had fun writing a wish on the lantern with a sharpie before we lit them up in the air. This was the first time I had used a sky lantern…and I wanted to share with you some tips in case you would like to send a wish up on New Years….By … [Read more...]

Big Wreath for Little Money

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  Most of you probably already have your wreath out on your door….but I thought I would share this just incase (and you can really use this little trick all year long...with any old wreath:). I was in need of dressing two doors this year since we have the double doors now. I had a few strands of a heavy garland that I wanted to use outside … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Christmas Mantle (Simple Holiday Mantle)

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  A few other options for the title of this post: One Mantle, Two Ways to decorate Fresh greens….not so fresh…. Girl goes bat-**** crazy about her Christmas Mantle Oh hey, there’s a tree limb…. I could go on…and on…..Point is this….I had my mantle all decorated and looking fab. Like this…..(I even wrote a post up about it … [Read more...]

Easy gingerbread biscotti recipe

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  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....we had a great time eating, laughing and eating some more:) It is by far my favorite holiday. I already miss the gravy.....but onto some fun Christmas post this month....I made these yesterday and my house still has gingerbread smell....mmmmmmmmm I would make these again just to smell them. These … [Read more...]