October 2015 ~ Create it. Go!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Creating More Memories, and Less Regrets #TreatYourFamily

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I can't believe that the holidays are already right around the corner. Once we hit the end of October, it seems the rest of they year kicks into fast forward warp speed! One of my goals this year is to not let the enjoyment of being with family and friends get away from me during this time. It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life and your "have-to-do-this-today" lists, that sometimes we forget to focus on what matters most and where our real blessings are found.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cookie Cake {and Recipe} in a Pizza Box!

Is it a pizza? NOPE! It's a cookie cake IN a pizza box!

I have made my own cookie cakes for years now and like the way they taste so much better when they are homemade. And they are really so easy! So today,  I wanted to share my favorite recipe I use for cookie cakes AND show you a fun way to deliver them...in an inside out pizza box!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Card {Stampendous Blog Hop with Glue Dots}

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was spent taking a walk through a colorful fall environment with some crisp weather! Don't we all wish for that right now?! With a hint of the smell of an apple orchard nearby, right? haha I wish that's all I did this past weekend. 

I did have a bit of fun indoors though and got to do some stamping and papercrafting! And now today, I'm excited to be part of a Blog Hop this week with Stampendous and Glue Dots® and show you all the fun I had and so many others too!

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 It has been way too long since I have stamped, when it used to seem that I was stamping or papercrafting weekly if not more! It always takes me a a few minutes to get back into it, and then I am hooked!

BUT guess what, not only do I get to show you the fun we're all having with this blog hop this week, but there's a giveaway as well! Check it out!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Spooky Spider Tricks and Decor

Happy Almost Friday! haha

I don't know about you, but there are a couple people in my family that absolutely hate spiders. haha Me? I don't like snakes. Spiders, I can handle. lol Well, I decided to have a little fun this year and cut out several different spiders in vinyl and strategically placed them around our house for a little fun. It IS the time of year for TRICK or treating, right? haha

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DIY Large Harvest Sign Board

I love to upcycle and repurpose and I love fall decor! Earlier this week, I had another post where I got to upcycle some things I had around the house, AND I have one more for you today too! BUT this time it's bright orange and out on my front porch with my fall porch decor. AND I am lovin it! Hee hee

I wanted a larger sign to put outside with my autumn porch decor and was looking around as to what might work and I spotted this board from a dresser drawer my husband took apart. One side had the groove where the drawer slid in, but the other side was Perfect! No need to buy anything!

Monday, October 19, 2015

DIY Luminaries/Lanterns with Recycled Materials You Already Have at Home!

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What do you do with those Christmas tree lights that only have half of the lights working on them? Throw them out? Well, don't! I've got a fun little DIY project you can use them for today! 

DIY Luminaries or Lanterns

I love DIY projects! It's fun to create! BUT...normally I have to go out and get a bunch of supplies to make them. This one however, I bet you have nearly everything you need already in your home! PLUS, this DIY project can also double as a little science lesson for your kids. It's simple, safe, and fun! AND all made from recycled materials!

This is what you'll need to get started:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Button Spider Halloween Kids Craft AND Cheesy Popcorn Snack Hack

I help out at my daughter's preschool co-op on Tuesdays, so we're off to preschool this morning. BUT first, I wanted to show you a couple of fun little crafts I have done with my littles recently.

One of them, the Button Spider I even have a short little tutorial for you today, but first...

Do you remember my string art pumpkin from last week? My five year old wanted to make one for her kindergarten teacher and did amazing with it. I helped draw the heart and helped with the thumbtacks and she took it from there! She did great with the string. I love that you can do it methodically OR with no rhyme or reason and it still turns out adorable!

So much fun for any age to make AND receive!

Ok!...back to our fun kids craft and cheesy popcorn snack hack!

Monday, October 12, 2015

DIY Mini Pumpkin Sweet Treats {with Orange Tulle}

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I said it before, and I'll say it again...I love anything pumpkin! haha Maybe it's the bright pretty colors? Who knows, but I have a fun little DIY pumpkin treat to share with you today!

But first, I wanted to tell you how excited I am to be the newest Glue Dots Design team member. My first project for them is up on their blog today here. So head over there and check out the super easy and fun craft tutorial I have there to make a DIY Autumn Leaf Canvas. It's gorgeous and full of those warm, call colors that you will love!

Okay, back to these oober cute and easy little Orange tulle pumpkins. They are adorable and great to make for a few friends, teachers, co-workers, or even a whole classroom!

Here's what you'll need to get started:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Using your Silhouette to create DIY Vinyl Nail Art

First off, let me preface this post with...these are not my best ever pics. Trying to take pictures of your own hands, by yourself, is not the easiest. haha

Have you ever tried some of the nail art decals out there? I have and some seem to not stay on very long at all and others that cost more do. They're all fun though! Some of them are actually made from vinyl that you heat up before applying. I started thinking about this, and thought why not try and make my own?!

So, here is my first attempt at DIY Nail Art Decals.

haha I think they came out super fun!

DIY Vinyl Nail Art Using your Silhouette Machine

First I started by creating my own designs in my Silhouette Designer Studio program on my computer. I stuck to some pretty simple designs:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free Printable: Comparison is the thief of Joy

I spent this past weekend listening to leaders from my church at Worldwide General Conference. I love coming back from these weekends uplifted and inspired to do better, to be better...to try harder.

I have several new quotes that I favorited from this past weekend, but I had to start off with this past favorite one of mine today.

Monday, October 5, 2015

DIY Easy 10 Minute Pumpkin Decorating {with Thumb Tacks and Push Pins}

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!I love pumpkins! 
I love all of the recipes that use pumpkin this time of year. I love taking pictures in pumpkin patches. I love the happy color of pumpkins. I love it all!

So this past week, I decided to decorate a few of the pumpkins out on my front porch a little differently and I had so much fun! I love the way they came out and add a bit more charm to it all! And it only took me 10 minutes or less! So so easy that any of you can do it!

All you'll need is some pumpkins, thumb tacks, string and some paint pens or vinyl for a bit more decoration if you want.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tye Dyed Ghosts and Ghouls {Recipe}

Happy October!
I am loving that the fall colors are starting to show in my neck of the woods! That calls for some fall fun in the kitchen, don't you think? So today, to celebrate the vibrant colors of fall, I've got something super fun for you and full of color!

Tye Dyed Ghosts and Ghouls!

haha Aren't they too fun?! My kids LOVED them AND they were super fast and easy too! 

So, here's what you'll need to make them: