Toffee Apple Dip

 Move over, caramel dip!!  I absolutely adore caramel dip, but this toffee apple dip has long been a favorite of mine.  It's incredibly easy to make (we're talking 3 minutes), and you just can't go wrong with anything made with cream cheese. ☺ It's intended for apples, but (if you're my husband) you might just eat it with a spoon!

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{special silhouette sale: 25%off}

I've got some great news this happy Monday morning...a special Silhouette sale is here!

From September 16th-19th, all consumable Silhouette products are 25% off!  I love sales.  ☺  It's a great time to purchase items that you're running low on, try something new, or try a fun holiday color. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming up, there are plenty of opportunities to for fun holiday projects using vinyl, paper, fabric, stamps, heat transfer, and more!

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Honey Nut Pie

 It's the time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 of our favorite creative bloggers. This month's theme is all things HONEYCOMB. There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, Halloween related and more! We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out my fabulous Honey Nut Pie, and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of our friends. Make sure to come back on the 10th each month.10 fabulous HONEYCOMB themed projects from 10 bloggers on the 10th! Join in on the blog hop. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING!!! XO

You Can Do It! Encouragement for Kids & Families

One of my goals as a mom is to foster an environment where my kids not only love each other, but actively support and encourage each other. I've been thinking a lot about what I could do to really help them to do this--something that even the littlest ones could participate in--and I came with an idea that I'm really excited about.  It's called You "Can" Do It, and I LOVE it!!!
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{my vinyl designer GIVEAWAY}

 I'm so excited about today's giveaway!!! My Vinyl Designer is an online company that specializes in digital downloads, and is your home for thousands of premade, ready-to-cut vinyl designs, tips, how-to's, and finished project ideas being used in today's home decor.

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They have SO many designs in a ton of different categories (holidays, home, family, religious, education, humor, life, and more!) and they're all available 24/7 for download, so you can start using them right away!  They are available in single-color, wholly welded AI, EPS, GSD, and Cricut-compatible SVG formats and are perfect for vinyl cutting, scrapbooking, embroidery, screen printing, digital and off-set printing, fabric design, engraving, laser cutting, and more!!

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Candy Corn M&M Cookies

I love seasonal candy. It's just so fun in the different colors, and they're perfect for baking and for munching!  I have several basic cookie recipes, and I love to add the candy for different tastes and varieties, which my kids LOVE.  It's always a fun surprise when they come home from school to cookies right out of the oven.  These week when I was at the store I discovered a new kind of M&M'S...Candy Corn flavored! They're so cute, in orange, yellow, and white, and they're perfect for both fall and Halloween.  So...I came home and put them into one of my favorite cookie recipes, and Candy Corn M&M Cookies were born!!!

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Halloween Treat Jars

Disclosure: I am an affiliate with Silhouette. All opinions are 100% mine.
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You guys!!! I am SO SO excited to introduce Silhouette's newest product...stamping material!    I am seriously in love with the fact that I can make my very own stamps using my Silhouette. I really think I've found my new favorite product! It took me just a few minutes to cut out over 10 Halloween and fall stamps to create these darling Halloween treat jars.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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Striped growth chart

I have been wanting to make a growth chart FOREVER. Don't ask me why I haven't done it before now, but school is now in session, and fall is most definitely painting season! I love stripes, and I thought it would be a really fun way to divide the board into sections. I used our playroom colors, and I LOVE LOVE how it turned out!
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{out of the vaults…2×4 pumpkins}

Happy Labor Day!!  I hope you're all enjoying a fabulous holiday! For me it means getting out all of my fall decor, so I wanted to bring out of the vault one of my favorite fall projects---2x4 pumpkins. I made these years ago, and I still love them!

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 Fall is my most favorite season, and I love to decorate for it! I'm always on the lookout for easy, inexpensive and cute decor, and this 2x4 wood pumpkin fits the bill!

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How to carve a foam pumpkin

Disclosure:  I was provided with free product from Michael's to try.  All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.

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I've been curious about how to carve a foam pumpkin for awhile now, and do I was really excited when Michaels sent me some to try, along with a hot carving knife to carve them with.  I love the thought of foam pumpkins, because while they will never replace our traditional real pumpkin carving each year as a family, they can be used from year to year as decoration inside and outside of our home.

I decided to try something very simple first, so I could get the hang of it, and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.

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{back to school party with osh kosh

Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by Osh Kosh B'gosh.  All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone. Please see below for full disclosure.

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We had a party on Friday...a Back to School Party!  Along with the giveaway we're doing (which....drumroll...you'll find out the winner at the end of this post...), Osh Kosh B'gosh also sent me all the makings for a super fun Back To School Party!  My kids were so thrilled about inviting friends to come over, and then when the tool kits arrived in the mail, it was like Christmas!

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