Monday, October 25, 2010


My daughters school has an upcoming Halloween Carnival. The parents are supposed to bring cupcakes for the cake walk! Remember the cake walk?? My fav!! Ah, to be a kid again.  I finally found these:
 So creative!! I cannot wait to try them out! Try out the tutorial yourself! If any of mine actually workout, I'll post a few photos!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Thought this idea was too cute to pass up. I'll never have the space in my house, but maybe someone else could use it!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calzone anyone??

You Craft Me Up has this easy recipe for a calzone! I think I'll try it this weekend, looks good!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Do-It-Yourself Tutu

I had wanted to buy a tutu for my daughter's Halloween costume until I found this tutorial. It's really easy and takes a LOT of tulle! Mine took 75 yards...yes that YARDS. I think tutus are so cute! This tutu will be perfect for her cat costume.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Door Decor

I especially love reading blogs during the holidays for do it yourself holiday projects. I thought I'd take this time to showcase some great ideas.

Halloween Silhouettes by Shabby 2 Sweet

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

Candy Corn Ideas

Halloween Pillows

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We're getting there...

Well the form boards came off today. You can see a few of them still lying around our yard...its been a long day. The pipes sticking up in the back are for electricity. The corner one will be for lighting up the gazebo and the right side will be for a built in BBQ. Please excuse my dogs, they insist on being in photos. This has been a long time in the making and we are still in the process phase.

It's too bad we didn't start this project before summer so we could enjoy our new patio already! Although buying patio furniture in October has paid off big time!

Here is our patio set, yet to be set up.
Here is our gazebo, you guessed it, still in the box. I've had a rug and lights for a year in waiting!! It's okay, little by little we will get it all set up. I need to do some bargain shopping for all the "extras." As soon as its all set up, I'll get a photo up.

Friday, October 15, 2010

We mean business

You know when this truck shows up at my house, we mean business!!!

For the past 5 years, home improvement projects have been our lives!! This was the largest amount of space we've concreted in to date. I LOVE concrete. Its clean, no weeds to pull, no water to waste, and it looks nice when done right. 
 Here is a "before" photo of half the space we poured. 
 It sure goes in fast, its the finishing that takes the longest. So that "after" photo is still to come since its still drying.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Great idea

I love these stairs, such a cute idea! Makes me wish I had stairs and no dogs. My dogs would for sure try to eat the pumpkins and the mice!!! Sarah has really great ideas on decorating, you must stop in and see!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Goodwill Find

I love going to Goodwill to find a good bargain. I found this small tree. I thought it was simple and just what I needed for non-seasonal months. I like to dress up my table for the seasons. 

It's still a little too simple, but it works for now. I used my ORB paint, removed the beads, and added a little moss. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My first quilt

I recently took up quilting and I LOVE it!!! Here is the first quilt I made for my daughter. 

 This is the back of the quilt. I took a close up so you could see the butterfly design.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Something extra

I had this candle holder I bought from Kirklands, but it was too plain.

 So I found these beads at Michaels and I really love it now. I'm thinking I need to buy a larger candle to make it stand out even more. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall decorating!!

I found this great tutorial over on Decor Chick!! It was so easy and looks great.

I love my table runner. I bought it from Pottery Barn Kids a few years ago. The pumpkins are from PBK too. They are actually candles, but are too cute to ever light. I bought both at their after Halloween sale for great deals!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I love this fabric for the fall!! I could make a great table runner with these!! Mountain Home Quilts is giving them away!! Click on over to enter today!!