Happy Halloween!! DIY Trick or Treat bags!

Happy Halloween!!! I’ve been MIA for a while, but am back! Sorry this is a little late, seeing as today is Halloween, but better late than never 🙂 These are 2 plain orange, canvas type bags I bought at Michael’s back in 2009 when I was still pregnant with my 2nd little guy. I did my older son’s with some iron on letters and added candy corn. This year, I got the chance to finish my little guy’s bag up. I used the same black iron-on letters and painted ghosts on his. I just free handed the candy corn and ghosts with some fabric paint. Very easy and pretty quick little project to do. If you have older children, let them join in on the fun! Below is our (well their) Trick or Treat bags

So from us to you, Happy Halloween! Enjoy all the candy, most of ours will be sent overseas to sweeten up and add a smile to the faces of the guys who protect us 🙂

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DIY Christmas Card Holder

My pinterest addiction is a little crazy.. OK OK.. I’m obsessed! I admit it. After pinning numerous Christmas card holders, I remembered, ” Hey, I have some supplies I could use here at home, without having to buy a thing!”  So I grabbed this unpainted circle ( I believe it’s an 8″ one, but any size, any shape, even canvas will do!) paint, ribbon, and brushes. This is the end result..

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Pumpkin Bread

Finally back after a trip to see family in Alabama.  Great thing about coming back is it feels like Fall finally here in NC and puts me in a baking mood. So with this beautiful weather we’re having and baking season, I started with Pumpkin Bread.  I must say, I was terrified of how it would turn out. I’ve never made it before or any other kind of bread. This turned out amazing!! It tasted great and was melt in your mouth moist!

The picture below is from google images, I’m bad and didn’t take a picture and now ours is almost gone.

 

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Scentsy’s Pumpkin Marshmallow

As I mention in a previous entry, I currently have a Scentsy party open. My AMAZING consultant that I am hosting in through sent me a bar of Pumpkin Marshmallow, which happens to be September’s Scent of the Month and is 10% off this month. The description had me at first glance, I knew this scents was right up my alley ( seeing as I’m a bakery scent girl) and I knew I HAD to have it.  Once I received the bar and put it in my warmers, my house smelled amazing!

 

The description for this scent reads- ” Sticky, sweet marshmallow spooned onto fresh-baked pumpkin and wrapped in a graham cracker crust.” Sounds amazing right? Well, it’s better than described. You definitely smell the pumpkin, marshmallow and graham cracker crust. I also smell a hint of spices, think spice cake or pumpkin bread. Drooling aren’t you? This is perfect for fall or anytime really. I can see myself using this scent year round in my home. If you’re interested or curious or want to try it out, follow the link  to purchase https://utopianscents.scentsy.us/Buy?partyId=46409283 . If you have any questions, visit the blog facebook page which you can “like” to the left or visit my AMAZING consultants facebook page, she would be more than happy to help you pick your scents or answer any questions you have as well. http://www.facebook.com/UtopianScents

 

Also, holiday warmers will be coming out and be available to purchase on the 15. They are adorable and would be perfect to add to your Halloween, Fall, or Christmas decor 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to make your own wreath

Ever see the pretty wreaths at craft stores but then the price tag makes you change your mind? I have, so I started making my own. It’s a lot cheaper, and you can choose what you put on it. The wreath for this tutorial cost about a total of $15-$20.

What you will need:

  • Wreath, Grapevine ($4.99 at Michael’s)
  • Flowers ( I used six for this one)
  • Ivy vine ( I cut off pieces to add to the wreath)
  • Floral wire
  • Bowdabra ( This thing is seriously amazing and handy. The one I have was around $10)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire cutters