Make a unique advent calendar out of paper pyramid pouches in a bowl. Fill the pouches with candy, toys, notes -- whatever you want -- and let your kids pick one each day!

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. I have loved it for as long as I can remember. My birthday is two days before Christmas too, so the whole month of December is exciting for me. I turn into a little kid when the calendar turns to December 1 every year, so another thing that I absolutely love is an advent calendar. I remember that my Grandma would get advent calendars every year that had a little piece of chocolate… Read more »

These Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls are super easy to make, and could not be cuter. I love these for a fun Christmas treat! #OreoCookieBalls #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OREOCookieBalls #CollectiveBias I have a thing for cute food. I just love it, and it makes me happy. In my opinion, if you can make a treat cute, why not do it?? So when I decided to make some OREO Cookie Balls the other day, there was no way I was going to make plain ol’ cookie balls. Because that’s not how I roll…. Read more »

Learn how to totally change the look of a room just by switching out a few pillows, poufs and throws!

I have a thing about accessories. And when I say a “thing”, what I really mean is a slight rather major obsession. I just love that you can make the same exact top and jeans into several completely different outfits just by adding and switching out necklaces, shoes, scarves, earrings and bracelets. And even more fun that that is doing the same exact thing to your house. Yup, you can totally accessorize your house! I think a lot of times,… Read more »

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Hey, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Eat. Create. Party! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  We are going to take a little break next week so we can all celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, but we will be back up and running the following week. Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and… Read more »

These chicken scampi bites are a quick, easy and delicious appetizer that's perfect for parties this holiday season!

We have a thing about appetizers in our house. We love them. Like, a lot. A lot of times, we’ll do what my kids call a “snacky dinner” and just make a bunch of apps and eat them tapas style. {Don’t even get me started on tapas: a dinner where you can try 6 or 7 different foods?? Sign me up!} All this means that I get super excited when I find new appetizer recipes to try. And new products… Read more »

Create a gorgeous, neutral Thanksgiving table this year with natural colors and simple items.

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is already next week! I feel like it was just New Year’s! Nutso. But regardless of what I think, I am starting to think about how I want my Thanksgiving table to look.  Most of the time at Thanksgiving, people tend to do fall colors of reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens. While this can be gorgeous, and is obviously appropriate for the season, I want to do something a little different this year with… Read more »

This easy-to-make dessert combines all of the flavors of a pumpkin pie into a fun-to-eat push pop!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThankfullySweet #CollectiveBias I love pie. I would rather have pie than cake most of the time. In fact, I had a few birthdays growing up when I requested apple pie from my mom rather than a cake. So it goes without saying that dessert is usually my favorite part of Thanksgiving. And while I do love me some apple pie, I think pumpkin… Read more »

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Hey, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Eat. Create. Party! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to! How to Dress for Winter Photos // Sparkling Cranberries // White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chewy Granola Bars // Thanksgiving Wall Art // Fall Leaf Pillow  One Pot Chicken & Biscuits // Baked Cinnamon… Read more »

Make this no-sew fall leaf pillow in just minutes and update your decor just in time for Thanksgiving!

If you’ve paid any attention to my posts on this blog, you know that I love easy projects that look fabulous. If I can find shortcuts to making them, even better. So when I made this no-sew fall leaf pillow in less than 5 minutes, I was beside myself. It was one of the easiest, and most inexpensive, projects I’ve done in a long time. Head over to Mom It Forward to see how I did it! Check out these… Read more »

I love this Thanksgiving Wall Art, and it's so easy to make! You just need a canvas, freezer paper and some puff paint!

I’ve decided that, once I get my Halloween decorations down and put away, I’m going to stick to a neutral fall palette for Thanksgiving. Lots of jute, burlap, and white pumpkins. After all the black I used for Halloween, I think the neutrals will be a welcome change. I was trying to come up with an easy way to make some Thanksgiving wall art, and I remembered a tutorial that I pinned from Better Homes and Gardens a while ago… Read more »

These peanut butter-chocolate chewy granola bars are so delicious and easy to make, and they make a perfect after-school snack!

I received compensation and information and/or free product from The Hershey Company and/or Collective Bias. All opinions expressed within are my own. #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias These peanut butter-chocolate chewy granola bars are so delicious and easy to make, and they make a perfect after-school {or anytime!} snack! I am not entirely sure what happens all day at my children’s school, but I’m fairly certain it involves some type of torture and starvation abuse, because when they get home, they are ravenous…. Read more »

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Hey, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Eat. Create. Party! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to! 10 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress // Caramel Coconut Sweet Potato Streusel // White Chocolate Coconut Sweet Potato Pie Bars Randa-Rita Cocktail // Paper Mache Bowl // Halloween Mantel  Chicken Pot Pie Soup // Cinnamon… Read more »

Make this one-of-a kind fall decor paper mache bowl out of paper scraps and mod podge!

If I say “paper mache,” what do you think of? Covering a balloon in newspaper soaked in a goopy mess to make your own pinata? Or a globe that you paint for geography class? That’s my memory of paper mache from when I was little. I always thought it was the coolest thing ever. But I hadn’t done it in probably 30 years, until now. How cool is that? This is paper mache all grown up, people. You can use… Read more »

I love this black, silver and white Halloween mantel. It's cute, spooky, and full of easy and inexpensive DIY projects!

Happy Halloween, everyone!! Welcome to Day 30 of the 31 Days of Halloween! {I know you may be confused as to why it’s only Day 30, but I have a fun Halloween follow-up post planned for next week that will be Day 31.} If you’re anything like me, you finish getting your Halloween decorations up on Halloween itself. Trick-or-treating was last night from 6-8 for us, and around 5:30, you would have found me sticking the faux tombstones into the… Read more »

Welcome to Day 29 of the 31 Days of Halloween!  Yeah, I realize I’m pretty much cheating for this one. Technically, this is not totally a Halloween post. But holy, moly, what a week I have had. On Monday, my 3-year-old Mason fell and hit his head on a metal electrical box outside. 4 1/2 hours in the ER later, he ended up with two staples in his head. The big boys don’t have school tomorrow, so their school Halloween parade was today,… Read more »

Make a delicious version of the Randa-Rita cocktail with CRYSTAL LIGHT lemonade, cranberry lemon-lime soda and tequila! #MC #Sponsored #CrystalLightWM

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC Welcome to Day 27 of the 31 Days of Halloween! I have a fun little cocktail for you today, because … well, I’m going to be honest, I loves me some cocktails. And every holiday deserves some liquid treats,… Read more »

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Welcome to Day 26 of the 31 Days of Halloween! I can’t believe it’s almost over! My blogging buddy Candace is here today from Luxe… with Kids, and she has some genius ideas on what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy. {Besides, you know, stuff your face and gain 10 pounds like I usually do.}   Your kiddos have counted down the days to Halloween, picked out the perfect costumes, and collected bags of candy from Trick or Treating…. Read more »

Who said gingerbread houses have to just be for Christmas! Learn how to make an adorable Halloween gingerbread house!

Welcome to day 25 of the 31 Days of Halloween!   Teri from The Freshman Cook is here today, and I pretty much cannot handle the cuteness of her post. I mean, seriously. A Halloween gingerbread house?!? Ridiculous! And it would be so much fun to make, because you could decorate it with pretty much anything! Love, love, love it.   Happy Halloween! I excited and happy to be visiting Jenn and all of you today as part of Endlessly… Read more »

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Welcome to Day 24 of the 31 Days of Halloween! Ok, so I know I say this a lot, but I am pretty sure that this skull bottle is one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. Seriously, how awesome is that? I am in love.  This is one of those things that totally does not look like I made it myself, and I am crazy proud of it. And even better, it’s so amazingly easy to make! I got the… Read more »

Spray paint a grapevine wreath black, glue on some plastic bugs and spiders, and you have yourself a creepy crawly Halloween wreath!

Welcome to Day 23 of the 31 Days of Halloween! I am loving today’s tutorial for a Bug & Spider Halloween Wreath.   Although, it’s so easy, it’s not even really a tutorial. It’s pretty much just a bunch of pictures to show you what I did, because I realize that none of you are idiots and this isn’t exactly a project that needs step-by-step instructions. Although if you do want step-by-step instructions, here you go: 1. Spray paint a grapevine… Read more »