20 Thankful Garlands and Gratitude Tree Crafts for November {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

20 Thankful Garlands and Gratitude Tree Crafts for November {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Hope everyone is having a festive weekend. It's hard to believe November is just a few days away. With so much to be grateful for this year, I thought I would share a few ideas for Thankful Garlands and Gratitude Trees for this weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas. Hopefully this early inspiration will allow me enough time to get something together before Thanksgiving this year. Thankful Paper Leaf Garland {source: Simply Modern Mom} Thankful Garland {source: Simple Song} Paper Chain Thankful Garland {free printable} {source: Continue reading

50 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall {appetizers, dishes, and desserts using fresh & canned pumpkins}

50 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall {appetizers, dishes, and desserts using fresh & canned pumpkins}

It's definitely pumpkin season and while there are lots of pumpkins to carve, there are plenty of pumpkin recipes to cook. From appetizers to condiments, adding a little pumpkin can transform pretty much any recipe into a festive fall favorite. This week's Saturday Inspiration and Ideas showcases 50 different pumpkin recipes - using both fresh and canned pumpkin. While I have not really gone outside the dessert world with my own pumpkin concoctions, some these tasty treats look pretty enticing. Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry Continue reading

30 Pumpkin, Gourd & Fruit Centerpieces for Festive Fall Tablescapes {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

30 Pumpkin, Gourd & Fruit Centerpieces for Festive Fall Tablescapes {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Welcome October - one of my favorite months out of the year. Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start.This weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas is a collection of simple Fall centerpieces - all incorporating pumpkins, gourds or other fruits. The centerpieces do not look like they require a lot of time, work or even any crafty skills. I love the simplicity of each of these ideas and think sometimes the basics say much more than an over thought-out design. ~ 30 Pumpkin, Gourd & Fruit Centerpieces for Festive Fall Tablescapes Continue reading

10 Tips for Purchasing & Caring for Fall Mums – My Tuesday {ten} No. 14

10 Tips for Purchasing & Caring for Fall Mums – My Tuesday {ten} No. 14

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! This time of year my garden starts to look pretty sad. One of the things that keep me smiling is the budding mums I have scattered around my yard. I used to purchase them as decorative Continue reading

Framed Thanksgiving Menu {With Printable Template}

Framed Thanksgiving Menu {With Printable Template}

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast I have created another printable menu template. I always like to have a list of what dishes I am planning on serving; as it not only lets the guest know what’s coming but it also keeps me on track as I am running around preparing the last few things before we sit down to eat. {yes, like I have admitted before, I have been known to leave dishes in the fridge only to remember them after the meal is done} This template can be download {here} and customized by adding your planned dishes. {To print Continue reading

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub {Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts}

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub {Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts}

Since the Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub & Brown Sugar Body Scrub were a hit in the spring, I thought I would share a new festive mix that would make a great hostess gift for the upcoming holiday. These are extremely easy to put together and you can even make larger batches to finish off a few gifts all at once. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub{use as a hand scrub or body scrub} 2 Cups of Brown Sugar 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower, Safflower, or Vegetable Oil Mix Brown Sugar, Continue reading

More Thanksgiving Themed Showcases & Three Scoops of Love Giveaway Reminder

More Thanksgiving Themed Showcases & Three Scoops of Love Giveaway Reminder

A little reminder to sign up for Three Scoops of Love Giveaway if you have not already; You have a chance to win any item of your choice from their online shop!To enter simply leave a comment and/or link up your project to the Sunday Showcase Party! {here}{The Party and Giveaway both end tonight and I'll be posting more highlights along with the winner on Tuesday} If you missed the quick sneak peek posted yesterday packed full of more Thanksgiving Day Ideas; you can find it {here} Here are more sneak peeks of some fabulous Continue reading

Sunday Showcase Party Early Sneak Peek {Creative Thanksgiving Ideas}

Sunday Showcase Party Early Sneak Peek {Creative Thanksgiving Ideas}

With the holidays quickly approaching I thought I would share a few early Thanksgiving ideas from the party ~ only 18 days 'til Thanksgiving!You can find The Sunday Showcase Party {here} plenty of time left to come join in the fun and link up your own creations!Have a blessed Sunday ~ Enjoy! Chalkboard Placemats for Thanksgiving {love} Submitted by Beverly at Flamingo Toes Chalkboard Chargers Submitted by Jen at Tatertots and Jello Chalkboard Pilgrim Hat Place Cards Submitted by Karly at Jellybean Junkyard Paperclip Continue reading

My ‘Un-Mantel’ Fall Mantel for the Mantel Party

My ‘Un-Mantel’ Fall Mantel for the Mantel Party

I am joining my friend Beth today for her Mantle Party with my 'un-mantel' mantel. {Actually the consoles in my dining room - but Beth is cool so I think she will let it slide} I needed a quick put together for my son's party this past weekend and went with keeping it extremely simple, as you can see. I can spend hours trying to get things to come together when sometimes less thinking actually works too. I used my collection of polished pumpkins to add some fall color. {you can find the polishing tip I shared {here} to make your pumpkins and Continue reading

PBK ~ I ♥ You, But Won’t Be Buying Any More Advent Calendars From You

PBK ~ I ♥ You, But Won’t Be Buying Any More Advent Calendars From You

...becasue I am going to just make them myself! I finally finished one my favorite PBK inspirations to date! I love their advent calendars, more so now that I have a counting three year old, than ever! I just don't like their $60 price tag. Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids I love the colors of the previous years Thanksgiving calendar and was disappointed when they came out with a new one for this year. I had checked EBay only to find the previous versions going for $99 - $120!!!(WHAT!?!) I was ecstatic when I read Laurel's post at Ducks in Continue reading