Friday, October 31, 2014

Quote Friday: Whittier's Autumn

"The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” 
― John Greenleaf Whittier"

What a beautiful sentiment.  Perfect for a scrapbook page filled with your beautiful Fall photos.  

In the mountains back West we'd take a drive through the canyon to see all the beautiful Fall colors. Now, living out East, I can see them just stepping out my front door.  (However, I still love to take drives now and then to see them uninterrupted by houses and telephone poles.)  

What a gorgeous earth on which we live.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Craft Project for Kids

Did you just remember that you signed up to do a craft project for your child's Halloween party and have no clue what to do? Or, just looking for a fun craft to do with your kids?  Well, here is a Halloween craft that you can do that is simple and it turns out really cute.

I have seen this idea floating around on Pinterest for a while and I have also done it in my classroom when I was an elementary teacher.  All you have to do is

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Apothecary Jar

Well, this post is sort of an addendum to my "Spooky" Dollar Store Potions/Halloween Table Decor Books post, which I shared a few weeks back.  (And which I kind of love.)  Just wanted to show that you can also do the wet paper towel technique (see that previous post) to create neat looking jars to also add to your Halloween decor.

Spooky Halloween Apothecary Jar
The method for the jar was the same as the base layer for the books.  Namely, cover it with a wet 1-ply napkin or paper

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pixy Stix Witch Halloween Card or Party Invitation

This card or invite combines the festiveness of Halloween with one of the other things so loved about this holiday: CANDY. :)  

Using Pixie Stix Candies from the dollar store, some obliging bark from a branch in my backyard, some cardstock, glue dots, and my Silhouette--I was able to make these tasty lil' cards in no time at all. 

Don't send out Halloween cards?  I think these are even better used as the front of an invitation to a Halloween Party.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DIY Vinyl Window Cling

Feeling like your house is lacking in holiday decorating?  Mine sure was.  So I broke out my Silhouette, found these cute Halloween shapes and cut them out of vinyl.  Once that was done, I simply placed them in my front windows and just like that, the outside of my house looked 'decorated'.  This project only took me 5 minutes to do and when Halloween is over, all I have to do is peel the vinyl off and throw it away! My type of holiday clean up.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Quote- Beautiful Fall

I love this time of year and all the beautiful fall colors.   So, when I saw this quote I knew it was perfect for our Friday quote today.  This quote would be cute on a sign in your house, on a picture of fall leaves (with or without family in it) that you have, or even on a card you are making for someone.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY: Dollar Store "Spooky" Potions and Spells Halloween Table Books

Well, wow, if that wasn't the longest title for a post ever.  Good thing it is for such an AWESOMELY  amazing, you're-gonna-love-me project!!  I am seriously, seriously...obsessed with this project and how it turned out.  Like...I want to show everyone I see.  And it was so cheap and surprisingly simple.  So, please, without further ado let me share them with you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Affordable Halloween Door Decoration

Well, the Halloween posts aren't stopping yet! (I even have a few more to come this week.)  Here's a stylish but easy door hanger that I made, on the cheap.  If you have some of the supplies on hand, you can make this, like I did, for under $3. This is a great base idea for a door decoration for any holiday.

All you need is:
* A platter, old picture frame, etc. (Mine is a plastic platter I picked up at WalMart for $2.47.)
* A piece of scrapbook paper
* Mod Podge, glue, or sealant
* Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive sheets (Optional--can just use more scrapbook paper.)
* Glitter and paint brush
* Vinyl (Again, optional.  Can also just use scrapbook paper, but if you use all paper you will most certainly need a sealant.)
* Finishing Spray (like polyurethane spray, or Krylon Matte Finish Spray)
* Ribbon

Here's how to:

Monday, October 13, 2014

How-to Make Stencils, and "Spooky" Halloween, Sugar-Dusted Brownies

Um...cute, right?  (I mean, spooky.) These things are perfect for any Halloween shin-dig you've got going on--fun family function, whatever!  All you need are brownies (or cookies, cake, etc.), powdered sugar, a piece of cardstock, and your Silhouette machine.

Friday Quote-Day: All Time Favorite

So Friday came and went, and I completely let the day slide without posting our quote for the day.  Seeing as how I was at my sister's wedding reception, I decided a quote about "love"  would be appropriate to share.  Smile. :)

Yeah.  Pretty much. :)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Quote-Day: Watching the Clock

I can see this on a sign posted by a clock in the office (or made with vinyl on the clock itself). ;)  (Except, we all love our jobs, so it wouldn't be true, right?) :)