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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

24 Nov
Don’t they look delicious??  THEY ARE!!! 

 If you want the recipe you’re going to have to visit my friend Kassi’s blog, Truly Lovely and check out her recipe!!  It’s simple and super delicious!!  And Kassi and her sister Kayli totally rock!!  Give them both a BIG cyber hug while your there!! 🙂 
Thanks so much for stopping by and from my sweet awesome family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  

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{M} Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ C.R.A.F.T. ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle DattleDIY Home Sweet Home ~ {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee ~I’m Topsy Turvy ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~ Somewhat Simple ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing ~The Shabby Nest ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~ Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes

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Fall Door Decor

3 Oct

I had SO MUCH MORE planned for this, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me this year.  My front porch needs a good power washing and maybe another coat of paint.  Maybe we’ll have it done in time for Christmas.  I am pretty excited about decorating for Christmas this year.  It’s my first time to time decorating a HOUSE as a home decor and craft blogger!!!  Before blogging and before we lost our home in 06 to a fire I THOUGHT I was a great decorator!!  If you could see what I came up with back then.  It’s pretty hilarious and a bit embarrassing!  Thanks to all you awesome creative bloggers out there I’m learning a few tricks! 
SO, as I said, I had much more planned for this.  I wanted a table for this basket to sit on. 

I have it inside with these two pumpkins. 

I has also planned on getting a table or hay bale to sit the pumpkins on.   I went ahead and set them outside the front door wouldn’t look so bare 

See Alie posing?? She’s so cute!! 
I used my Fall Rosette Wreath I made last fall, my FIRST ever!  I had planned on using my new Fall Yarn Wreath I made, but I liked it better inside. 

My front door needs some help too! 

I made the fall leaf garland too.  I strung it up real quick to see how it looked and my sweet Alie saw another opportunity to pose for me! 

 So, there you have it, my fall door decor.  It’s not EVERYTHING I wanted but I still love it. 

And there is my sweet cutie again!! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking this up to Rhoda’s Door Decor Fall Link Party.

My Fall Mantel linked up to The Lettered Cottage



I’m linking up here:



{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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My Sentimental Halloween Wreath

23 Sep

Do y’all remember this cute tutu I made Alie two years ago??

*sigh* OH, my cute lil girl!!  It’s also the FIRST tutu I ever made and her first tutu also!!  Obviously, it doesn’t fit any longer.  And so I came up with a way to SAVE it.  I made a Halloween Wreath out of it.  So, now we will always have that first lil tutu! 
It was really easy too!  I just took off all the little strips. Which, if you follow 90% of the tutu tutorials out there, the strips will just slide off and open once you cut the elastic.  Then I used this wreath form. 

I realized I was going to have to cover the wreath with something.

I didn’t have any burlap.  I didn’t have any fabric or ribbon that I wanted to hide under tulle.  So, I tore strips of orange tissue paper and glued it to the wreath.

Then I tied the tulle strips on the wreath.  Added an orange ribbon.  And made an orange moon and black bat out of some left over paint chip samples. 

SO CUTE RIGHT??  I love it!






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I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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My Fall Mantel

21 Sep

YAY, for crafting again!!  It’s so exciting!  I’ve really missed it and missed blogging!!  I can’t wait to show y’all how I put this together!!  I’m totally loving it!!!  
FIRST, I scored all these goodies at Michael’s with their 50% OFF SALE!!!  

Then, my wonderful sister in law Teresa, gave me a couple shutters!  And so I painted one to use for the mantel.


Then I made a bunch of felt flowers, cut up a few of those fall floral sprays and started placing everything on a grapevine wreath.  Then placed things here and there on my mantel and VIOLA!!  My new fall mantel!! 



I am in love!!! Do you love it??


Here are a few close ups of the wreath.



and the mantel….

I made this fall garland from online stencils, construction paper and twine.
close up of the mantel goodies….

I got that cute fall plant from Anna’s Linens last year or 75% off, the candle is a Paula Dean candle from my Brother and his Wife, and that adorable harvest basket is from my recent trip to Michael’s.
 Those are the FIRST fallen pine cones of the season along with some little candles I had.  Now, it’s kinda hard to see but that is the shell or skeleton of an Ocotillo Cactus from North Mountain, AZ. David had grabbed it on one of our hiking trips in AZ. 
 I LOVE this banana leaf pumpkin basket I got from Michael’s. It’s it so cute!? I think that is my sisters candle and another of the Anna’s Linens fall plants. 
 I filled the banana leaf pumpkin basket with cinnamon scented pine cones and pumpkins also from Michael’s.

So, what do y’all think??  Do you love it as much as I do!?  My hubby helped me with the decorations too.  AND he came up with a super inventive way to hang the wreath.  He cut and shaped a wire hanger into a PERFECT hanger and it’s totally invisible too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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I’m linking this up to the It’s Fall Y’all Party!!



My Fall Door Decor linked up to the Southern Hospitality Blog.

I’m linking up here:



{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~  Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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My First Yarn Wreath

20 Sep

I’m sure y’all have noticed that I’ve been MIA.  I’ve just been SO BUSY!  So busy that I haven’t had time to blog and THUS missed out on The Nester’s Wreath Party!!!  ACK!! Right?  You have to check out all the amazing wreath’s that were linked up!  I’m totally LOVING the yarn wreaths this season.  I was inspired by these AMAZING wreaths!!

Check out Beth’s wreath and tutorial here, Emily’s here, Aimee’s here and Shannah’s here.  


I gathered up my supplies.
 I followed their tutorial’s to make my own wreath.
And then I got to work. It was SUPER easy too. Just an hour or so of wrapping while watching some DVR’d episodes of Storage Wars.  Then I made some felt flowers and cut up a fall floral spray and hot glued everything where I thought it looked best. 

 Can I toot my own horn here??  I TOTALLY LOVE IT!!!  I can’t help but smile all goofy like everytime I see it!!  I LOVE my new fall yarn wreath!!  I can’t wait to make more for all the other seasons! 

What do you think??  

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up here:


{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~  Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes





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My First Fall Wreath

19 Sep

Do you remember my First Fall Wreath??  

I STILL totally love it!!  
I can not wait to show you what I’m working on for this season’s fall wreath, or wreaths I should say!!  Here is a sneak peek! 





 

I’m linking up here:


{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~  Homemaker In Heals ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes
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Awesome Fall Sale at Michaels

15 Sep

Do you see that cute Michael’s Ad Banner up there!  Look up!  See it?  Click it!!!  There is a SUPER AWESOME Fall Sale going on RIGHT NOW!!!  40% – 50% off!!!  I just got home from the Michael’s by me and check out the goodies I got!!!



WEEEE!!! Time to create!! See ya! 🙂



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