Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Jars | you’ve been BOO’d crafting party

Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Jars | you’ve been BOO’d crafting party

Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Jars  - You've Been BOO'd Crafting Party | This post is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser, MARS The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ BOO It Forward / #BOOItForward October has finally arrived and it's time to start planning who you're going to BOO this year! You've Been BOO'd is a fun Halloween tradition that takes place across many neighborhoods each year. This family-friendly gift giving game begins by secretly leaving treats upon a neighbor's doorstep, along with a special letter Continue reading

Drilled Craft Pumpkin Luminaries | #michaelsmakers

Drilled Craft Pumpkin Luminaries | #michaelsmakers

Drilled Craft Pumpkin Luminaries | #michaelsmakers - It's the beginning of September and I can already feel the chill in the air this morning. While we still have a couple more weeks until the official beginning of fall, that is enough for me to begin thinking about changing leaves, autumn activities and, of course, all things pumpkin! It will be a few more weeks before these festive beauties are ready to be harvested at our local roadside stand, so we couldn't resist bringing a couple of craft pumpkins home from the Michaels ‘pumpkin Continue reading

Halloween Ghost Balloons | filled with candy and treats

Halloween Ghost Balloons | filled with candy and treats

Halloween Ghost Balloons | filled with candy and treats - As we prepare our Halloween festivities for the week, one fun tradition on our list is delivering some festive treats to our surrounding neighbors. This year we put our own little spin on the Halloween Boo and put together a few Candy and Treat Filled Ghost Balloons to secretly place upon some doorsteps. These Halloween Ghost Balloons are quick and easy to prepare and make a perfect last minute surprise for neighbors and friends. Plus everyone loves trying to figure out the Continue reading

Jockey and Race Horse Costume | homemade coordinating halloween #michaelsmakers

Jockey and Race Horse Costume | homemade coordinating halloween #michaelsmakers

Putting together a homemade costume for my little guy has become one of my favorite projects of the year. I love the idea of themed costumes and simply cannot pass up the opportunity to coordinate my little guy and his furry friends. This year we decided to honor the 12th Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah - the first in 37 years! Our homemade Jockey and Race Horse costume was put together as part of this month's Michaels Makers Challenge - creatively centered on making a DIY Halloween Costume. These two costume are very simple to Continue reading

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders - #michaelsmakers | September is finally here and we are highly anticipating the arrival of fall. We have a few festivities lined up the next couple of months so I'm anxious to get a jump start on our fall decor. It will be a few more weeks before the pumpkins are ready to be harvested at our local roadside stand, so I made a trip to Michaels Pumpkin Patch for some early picking. This year I decided to turn our pumpkins into some Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders as part of the Michaels Makers September Continue reading

Hot Dog Vendor Costume | homemade halloween #michaelsmakers

Hot Dog Vendor Costume | homemade halloween #michaelsmakers

Hot Dog Vendor Costume - homemade halloween #michaelsmakers | I am the biggest fan of themed costumes. I simply adore them wether they are family themed, group themed, or just a theme based on two ... even if the other part of the duo is your pet. Take the theme and add a little homemade pizzaz to the set up and I can't hardly stand it! As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team our challenge for October was creatively centered on putting together a DIY Halloween Costume. As I juggled a couple of different ideas, I immediately knew Continue reading

Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders | #trickyourpumpkin

Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders | #trickyourpumpkin

Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders - Faux Pumpkin Craft #trickyourpumpkin #michaelsmakers | We recently made a trip to the Michaels 'pumpkin patch' and couldn't resist bringing a few craft pumpkins home with us. Sure we love our traditional annual carving but being able to save that pumpkin design you create is pretty wonderful too! This year I decided to add some fun and whimsy to our faux pumpkins and make them into candy holders that can be used year after after. These craft pumpkin candy holders do not require any special crafting Continue reading

Painted Rock Pumpkins – fall kids pumpkin craft

Painted Rock Pumpkins – fall kids pumpkin craft

Painted Rock Pumpkins - fall kids pumpkin craft | This post brought to you by Wet Ones . All opinions are 100% my own. #wetones As back to school rolls in we have been enjoying the gorgeous weather outdoors as much as we can. While it's still a little too warm around here to grab some real pumpkins from our local farmers stand, we decided to kick off the season by making a miniature patch of our own. These painted rock pumpkins are so much fun - I think I enjoyed them just as much as my little guy. We got to spend some time outdoors paired Continue reading

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | an allergy free candy display

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | an allergy free candy display

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | October is a fun month for us as we get to celebrate our little guys birthday. It's a special day we never take for granted and celebrate it as grand as we can. With Halloween also right around the corner, this time of year is a little challenging when you have a little one with food allergies. The past couple of birthdays I have tried to come up with some 'cake' & party alternatives that still hold some meaning and are fun for him to enjoy as well. Recently, we got the ok for an occasional Dum Dum Pop, as they Continue reading

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to make a wooden wheelbarrow planter | This time of year it seems as though we can't leave the store without another pumpkin, gourd or other piece of harvest inspired paraphernalia. My little guy loves grabbing something new for our collection each visit. (and I admit, I love this time of year just as much and may sneak in my own piece... or two) While we have been working on sprucing up the yard the past couple of weeks - I decided a wooden wheelbarrow would create the perfect home for displaying all of these gathered fall Continue reading