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...]

Impossibly Easy No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cream Pies

Impossibly Easy No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cream Pies |

My absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is definitely the pie. I love so many different kinds, and always want to have a taste of every single one, so I thought it would be fun to make mini versions...little bites that let you sample and try more than one.  Or two.  Or possibly three four.  These No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cream Pies are impossibly easy and adorable! The other thing I love about mini pies is that the crust to filling ratio is higher than a normal pie--I love the crust the best, so this makes me happy!  They're just so easy and quick to make, and look like I spent all day. I'm all about that! And don't you love how adorably cute they look on a plate?  They present … [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...]

Top 15 {scrumptious} pie recipes

Top 15 {scrumptious} pie recipes |

Confession time.  I don't love Thanksgiving dinner. Gasp!  I mean, they're alright, the turkey and potatoes and stuffing, but what I'm waiting for comes afterward.  That's right..the PIE!!  In my opinion, it's the best part of Thanksgiving, and if I thought I could get away with eating only pie, I would. I love a lot of different kinds of pie, and finding scrumptious new pie recipes goes to the top of my to-do list about this time of year.  I gathered some of the yummies, most mouthwatering pies I could find, and wanted to share them with you too! are going to want to make ALL of them! We usually have a good mix of pies at our Thanksgiving dinner--I prefer the … [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...]

Old-fashioned homemade suckers

Old-fashioned homemade suckers | Halloween |

Homemade suckers bring me back to my childhood. My mom would make them in different shapes and flavors, and we absolutely loved it. I thought it was time I introduced my own children to them, and the holidays are the perfect time to try them.  With Halloween coming up, I made some super cute homemade suckers shaped like bats, witches, scarecrows, and ghosts.  They are SO adorable and super easy to make.  LOVE! I just love being able to make whatever kind of sucker I want to, and you guys, it is SO easy and fast! I whipped up this batch in less than 15 minutes, plus the cooling time.  I had completed suckers in about an hour, which is so awesome! Instead of the typical lollipop … [Read more...]

Haunted Gingerbread Houses with Hershey’s

Haunted Gingerbread Houses |

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine. ---------------- One of our favorite Halloween traditions is making Haunted Gingerbread Houses, and we are now on our 9th year!  We love to invite friends over to join us, and make it a whole evening of fun--making houses, eating yummy food, and laughter around the campfire.  It's such a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your whole family--the kids love it, and so do the adults! One of the highlights of Haunted Gingerbread Houses is the candy, of course!  This year, Hershey was my go-to candy for the houses, and I LOVE all the different kids of Halloween candy they have. … [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...]