Thankful for pie! {printable tags}

Thankful for Pie Printable Tags |

I'm totally thankful for pie. My ideal Thanksgiving is a small dinner then lots and lots of pie!  To keep track of all those fabulous pies, I've made some fun "Thankful for Pie" printable tags. They're a super cute way to label all the different flavors or pie, and who made them! Aren't they so cute?  I just printed the tags, cut them out, and taped them to striped paper straws.  You could also use bamboo skewers, if you have those on hand instead.  Write the info on the tag, and they're ready for your pies! It would also be fun to attach to a pie that you're giving as a gift--just add your name in addition to the other information. I just love them!  Happy … [Read more...]

Free Christmas card templates…plus easy tutorial!

Free Christmas Card Templates |

I love receiving Christmas cards, and so does my whole family.  My kids pore over the letters and pictures, reading them over and over again throughout the season.  I also have a Christmas Memories Book, and I keep all of the cards we receive each year.  It's so fun to look back over the years and see how our friends and family have grown and changed. I also look forward to sending cards, and it's a tradition that our family loves to to together.  Our Christmas card assembly line has been happening for quite a few years now, and it's just one of the things that we love to go together. Today I'm sharing a few fun Christmas card templates...all you have to do is add your photo, and it's … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Thanksgiving Plates

Easy DIY Thanksgiving Plates |

I've always wanted to have a set of dishes for each holiday, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. Over the years I would see ones I liked, but the price never agreed with my budget. Finally last Christmas I made a set of polka dot Christmas plates that I adore, and this year I decided to go ahead and make a set for Thanksgiving. It was one of the easiest projects EVER, and turned out so darling-- I can't wait to use them! Have you ever used a Sharpie to create designs on dishes before? It's SO EASY!  Seriously.  I wrote "give thanks" all around the edges of my plates, and it took me less than 15 minutes to do all of them.  After the ink dried, it's into the oven for 30 minutes, and … [Read more...]

4×4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks

4x4 Post Striped & Polka Dot Candlesticks |

You probably all know by now how much I love polka dots and stripes. I've used them in lots of my projects, with two of my favorites being Peppermint Striped Candlesticks and Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins. I love them so much that I simply couldn't resist making a set in brown & white for Thanksgiving table centerpieces.  They're easy, adorable, and really inexpensive--three of my favorite things! SO SO cute! I use battery-operated tea lights, so they're totally safe to use indoors, and they look so pretty all lit up. They're perfect on the kitchen table, mantel, shelf, table, or anywhere! I made them exactly like I did the Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins, so you can follow … [Read more...]

Paper Bag Popcorn

Paper Bag Popcorn |

We are huge popcorn fans at our house. HUGE. I won't tell you how many bags of popcorn kernels we have in our basement! It's the  yummiest snack, and who can watch a movie without popcorn?  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I was thinking of  fun gift and party favor ideas, and I knew Paper Bag Popcorn would be perfect! Not only are they SUPER cost-effective, but they're totally adorable! Isn't it the cutest?  I just love paper sacks!  Inside that cute little package is a bunch of popcorn kernels, and on the outside, the recipe for the person you give it to to follow to make easy & yummy Paper Bag Popcorn! These would be adorable on Thanksgiving plates, as … [Read more...]

Striped Halloween Wreath

Striped Halloween Wreath |

If there's anything I love as much as polka dots, it's stripes.  I've had this black & white striped ribbon in my ribbon drawer for awhile now, just calling my name, and what could be more perfect for it, than this adorable Halloween wreath? I love love it!  A big fat bow some sparkle, and little bits of ribbon put the finishing touches on it. I can't wait to get this up on my front door! Best of all, it's super easy to make!   SUPPLIES:  -16 inch styrofoam wreath -black & white striped ribbon--approximately 8 yards -straight pins -wide black ribbon for bow -glitter or felt balls -thin orange and black ribbon -needle & … [Read more...]

Trick-or-treat printable gift tag

Trick-or-treat printable gift tags |

October is NEXT week, people.  Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like it was just June?  The last quarter of the year is my most favorite, but it always goes the fastest.  Here is upstate New York the trees are just starting to change colors, the air is getting a little more crisp at night, and all I want to do is bake apple pies and wear cozy sweaters!  To quote Anne of Green Gables, "I'm so happy I live in a world where there are Octobers!" October also means Halloween, and I embrace all of the "cute part" of the holiday.  It means darling costumes, candy, yummy food, jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and parties! Parties are on my mind right now, and today I'm sharing a … [Read more...]

Mason jar ghost lantern

Mason Jar Ghost Lantern |

You guys, this is the third mason jar project I've done in the last few weeks! There are just so many fun things you can do with them, especially at the holidays, and I'm excited about sharing this totally adorable mason jar ghost lantern that's perfect for lighting up your Halloween decor! So cute, right?!  It's also a fast and easy project, which always ranks really high in my book. Think about lighting your walk or porch on Halloween night, or the nights leading up to Halloween. They would be darling in your windows so the whole world can see them, or even just in your own home on a mantel, shelf, or table.  If you're decorating for a Halloween party, they would be adorable … [Read more...]

Striped mason jar soap pump…perfect for Halloween!

DIY Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump |

Did you know there is a super easy way to make and adorable mason jar soap pump?  I've made them in the past using vintage jars and soap pumps cut from plastic soap dispensers, and I love them still, but this way is just SO easy.  You can use a plain jar, which is always a classic choice, but I thought a fun black & white striped version would be perfect for Halloween! I love love LOVE it!  Isn't it too adorable?  Stripes are another one of my obsessions, so it was an easy choice.  How cute would this be, sitting on your kitchen counter or next to your bathroom sink?  I know! What makes it so easy?  I picked up a mason jar soap pump kit at Michael's for around $3, using a … [Read more...]

Easy fall gift ideas & printables

Easy Fall Gift Ideas & Free Printables |

Hello there, fall!!  It was a cool 59 degrees today, and I had my windows wide open, just soaking in all that lovely fall smell.  It's going to get warmer this week again, but this little taste of fall definitely has me on the countdown.  Fall brings on the beginning of the holidays, and most definitely my favorite time of year. It's full of friends, family, and giving! There are always fun opportunities to give gifts during these fall and winter months, and I love easy gift ideas, especially ones that will fit a budget. I've also discovered that a cute tag makes ALL the difference--add it to any gift, and it goes from drab to fab!  I created a darling printable tag that's perfect for all … [Read more...]