Halloween Decor!

Hello! Is everyone getting ready for Halloween?  I have decorated my front porch, but it’s nothing like some of these ideas!  That’s what I’m here for today.  To give you inspiration for decorating for Halloween!

Also, we are featuring our first printables!  They are Halloween themed, perfect for this week!  I hope you enjoy!

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DIY Nevermore Tree from DIY Showoff

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Trash Bag Spiderwebs from How About Orange

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Skeleton Dish from Four Front Doors

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Dollar Store Spooky Village from The 36th Avenue

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Halloween Tablescape from The Pin Junkie

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DIY Bat Cage from Eighteen25

Halloween Mantle

Halloween Mantle from Craftberry Bush

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Halloween Hand Soaps from Little Bins for Little Hands

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Halloween Hand Treat Bags from Queen Bee Coupons

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Floating Witch Hat Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair

Brains                                     Grim Grinning Ghosts

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Decoupage Pumpkin with Maps

 

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Good morning! I made it back this week! Thanks for joining me! I have a really simple craft for you all today. Lauren has been decorating with maps and travel items lately, so I made this for her. I first picked up a foam pumpkin from the Dollar Tree. I had Mod Podge and maps on hand. Obviously, you could use any type of paper to have it match your decor. Scrapbook paper, pretty napkins, or old book pages would look nice too.

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I gave my pumpkin a coat of primer, just so the bright orange wouldn’t show through. Then I tore up a map page into little pieces.

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I had to have a bit of California in my pieces. 🙂

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Once I had my pieces, I brushed Mod Podge on a small section of pumpkin and placed my pieces on it, overlapping them. Then I brushed more Mod Podge over the top. I continued over the whole pumpkin. Once I had all my pieces on, I brushed more Mod Podge over the whole thing making sure I brushed under any loose pieces.

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While letting the pumpkin dry, Lauren picked out a small stick to use as the stem (I actually found some faux stems on Amazon!)

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I wanted the stem to look a little rougher, so I added some hot glue around the edges.

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I mixed up some grey and tan paint, not mixing it too thoroughly. I wanted it to show the different colors.

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Once the paint was dry, I hot glued it to the top of the pumpkin. This is how it turned out! It looks much better than just a small branch.

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I really like how you can spend so little to make something that fits your own style and decor.

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I think I may have to pick up a few more pumpkins!

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There you go! Not only affordable, but quick and easy too! Have you every decoupaged your own pumpkin? I would love to hear about it!

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DIY Cats Stuff

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well!  I am totally ready for cooler weather, I’m getting tired of summer.

So this week is all about cats.  Now, I have two cats, Target and Amelia.  Both are rescues and both are crazy.  Like, their favorite toy is a straw from Chick-fil-a.  They have tons of other toys, yet they want to play with a straw…I will never understand.  But, here are some ideas you can do for your cats!  Some are buildings and some are toys.  So enjoy!

Also, here’s a picture of my pains before you continue reading.

Target is the black and white and Amelia is the calico.  Goofy pictures to show their true personalities.  Enjoy the post!

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Cardboard Cat Rocket from Make

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Felt Sushi Cat Toys from Lia Friffith

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Simple Cat Hammock from Instructables

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Ombre Scratching Post from Cuteness

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DIY Peek-a-boo Cat Toy Box from Meeoow

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DIY Cactus Scratching Post from Kaylee Eylander

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DIY Cat Box Cabinet from Evan and Katelyn

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Feather Cat Toys from Martha Stewart

Carboard Cat Condo

Cardboard Cat Condo from Bicultural Familia

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DIY Felt Mouse Toys from Lia Griffith

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Maps Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you know that Christmas is getting closer and closer?  It’s crazy!

If you know me, you know that I love maps and travel.  LOVE THEM!  My living room is travel themed, my bedroom is Paris themed, and I’m that weird person who picks up a Jungle Cruise Map in Disneyland (yes you can actually do that).  I love arrows, explore signs, wander signs, globes, the whole shebang.  So the round up this week is awesome things that you can do with maps.

Enjoy!

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Vintage Map Wrapping Paper from The Chic Site

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Decoupaged Tray from Today’s Creative Life

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Travel Sign from Home on the Corner

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Memories Map Bracelet from Peanut and Olive

Photo Map

Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

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DIY Glass Map Necklace from Touch of Tay

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Vintage Map Lampshade from Pretty Handy Girl

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Free Printable Vintage Maps from Pillar Box Blue

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Gallery Wall from Home on the Corner

Cocktail Round Up

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing good on this lovely Friday.  Is everyone ready for the weekend?

Now, what is one thing that people like to do on the weekends?  If you answered have drinks, you are correct!  But sometimes you just don’t want to go out of the house to have some drinks.  So I have hooked you up!  I have compiled a list of drinks that are easy to make at home.

So enjoy!

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It was a dark and stormy night and it was perfect for a Dark and Stormy Cocktail.  Head over to Chew Town to find the recipe for this mysterious cocktail.

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This Lemon and Sage Moscow Mule from Sugar and Charm looks perfect for summer.  I know summer is just about over, but you can still enjoy a nice cocktail.

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Halloween is just around the corner and this cocktail is perfect for the occasion.  Head over to Elle Talk to see how to make is dark drink.

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Look how pretty this Lavender Lemonade Prosecco cocktail is!  I love the color of it.  Now if I can follow Happiness is Homemade‘s recipe, we should be good to go!

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This drink looks perfect for the fall.  This Blackberry Bramble Cocktail from Feasting at Home looks great for any fall afternoon.

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We are going from fall to summer with the White Sangria with Mangoes and Berries Cocktail.  How refreshing do this look?  Head over to Downshiftology to see how to make this delicious drink.

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This drink may want to make you sing as it has been named the Aca-Spritzer Smash.   Lovely Indeed made this drink for Pitch Perfect 3, let’s hope it’s a hit!

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Here’s another summery drink ready for you!  Head over to The Speckled Palate to find the recipe for this Peach Moscow Mule.

Campari Ipa Sprtizer

This Campari IPA Sprtizer is made with only 3 ingredients!  Head over to the Kitchn to find how easy this recipe actually is.

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How about a nice Frozen Jungle Bird Cocktail?  Check out Serious Eats for the recipe for this yummy drink!

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