Fun Fall Treats – Halloween Snacks and Desserts

I love this time of year! Maybe because it is the beginning of cool weather and the holiday season.. but I want to BAKE! My son is finally at the age where he can help me and actually enjoy sharing in the process, so I have been searching for some cute little treat ideas that we can try this season. Here are just a few yummy recipes I found: I am not a huge "Halloween" decor fan, but the idea around this little snack is cute. It's simply chocolate pudding with crumbled oreo on top, dressed up with a cookie. I figured I could do this anyway I want - maybe some yucky creepy worms instead? Or candy corn on top? hmmm.. I am a Rice Krispy Treat fanatic! They are so easy to make and can be "fashioned" into anything you can imagine - or will stick together as. :) Here, make a batch … [Read more...]

Fall Festivities – Party time!

Every fall I love to have friends over for a chili dinner and s'mores for dessert.. When the first chill is in the air and the leaves begin to turn I start brainstorming ways to decorate a festive fall table. There are so many beautiful and budget friendly ways to decorate and have a very festive party! Here are some creative ideas: This example of the perfect outdoor fall decor (by Country Living) is made by using natures best decorations! Hay, fall flowers, pumpkins.. all easy and inexpensive - perfect for an outdoor party. Too cute idea for the table or to add a bit of fall ambiance to your home. Trim the stem off of a small pumpkin. Using hot glue or floral wire - attach fake leaves, berries, and candle to top. So cute! A great party favor to thank your guests for … [Read more...]

Fall Wedding Theme Decorating Ideas

I was married in December under twinkling lights and a light drizzle of freezing rain that made everything look magical. I would never change a thing about that wonderful day, but have often thought of how fun it would be to have a "Fall" wedding. So, here is my chance to share with you how fun a wedding in the heart of Autumn can be! When I think of fall I think of reds and browns, sunflowers and mums, hay and pumpkins, barns and fields dotted with brightly colored trees.. so I thought a perfect setting for a fall wedding would be on a farm. A rustic barn would be a great location for the reception, while the open field (praying for good weather of course) could be where the ceremony takes place. Source An array of bright mums, sunflowers, wheat, and anything else that … [Read more...]

Fresh Ideas for Your Spring Tablescapes

Spring is here and I have been searching for inspiring ideas for easy spring decor. I would love to have a spring brunch or "garden" themed party to celebrate this beautiful time of year. Here are a few lovely tables that are springtime perfection! Simple, yet pretty! Perfect for a spring garden party! Words cannot describe how much I love this table! The butterflies are perfect - Have always wanted to try a hanging branch or branch as a center piece. Hmmm. Favorite color right now. So fun and bright - full of sunshine! Spring is a breath of fresh air, so decorating with things that are airy, bright, natural, and fun add just the perfect touch inside to the "party" going on outside! Enjoy decorating! … [Read more...]

Colorful Perennials – Flowers for Spring Containers

Spring! Just the word makes me think of color, fresh air, blooming buds, sunshine - all the wonderful things that make our world beautiful. This time of year is the perfect time to add some color to your outdoor garden, porch, or patio area; and what better way then with containers filled with spring flowers! Some of my most favorite flowers are daisies, lilies, geraniums - all great for container planting. Since they are perennials, it will be easy to reuse your containers at other times of the year, so make sure you purchase hardy ones that will stand the test of time (and weather!). Here are some beautiful containers that have caught my eye - looking for inspiration so I can dig in and get to work! This is actually a "salad garden" - but I love the idea of planting … [Read more...]

Welcome Christmas – Crafty Wreath Ideas

Every home needs a festive wreath to welcome guests at Christmas.  There is something special about a wreath that makes the home look so inviting. Here are a few ideas for lovely wreaths that will warm any area of your home all season. Adding candy canes to a simple green wreath is a simple way to make a pop of color and a bit of old-fashioned charm. Just beware of little hands who may want to treat themselves! This wreath is full of color and personality! Depending on the theme of your home, you can use whatever color ornaments you like. I like the mix of the bright, bold colors! Attach ornaments to wreath with craft wire, or glue ornaments around a Styrofoam wreath and make your own. Hang with a pretty ribbon and watch it glisten. I have always loved using popcorn to … [Read more...]