Elegant Fabric Covered Pumpkins

These are so easy to make, yet they are absolutely gorgeous!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZC2qqAano-A“>youtube “how to” video


They will make your Thanksgiving table look elegant!

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

Halloween Jar Lanterns…

I absolutely LOVE crafting with jars!  I save them all year long!  I wanted to make some unique Halloween lanterns for teacher gifts and found the perfect lace like ribbon at Hobby Lobby and transfer decals at The Dollar Tree.  I purchased the spiders at the 99cent store.


To create these fun jars, start by applying the transfer decals.  They go on very easily!  Follow the directions on the package.  Be sure the transfer is completely adhered to the jar before pulling off the backing.


Next, glue on the lace like ribbon.  I used Tacky glue.  Lastly, glue on the spiders.  I started with Tacky glue, but found that E6000 glue worked better.  Finish with a knotted ribbon around the top of the jar.


The possibilities are endless!  I even created some without the lace ribbon, for a more masculine look.


Happy creating…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

Halloween Decor…

I created the most fun display of “Potion” bottles this year.  I wanted to share with all of you.  Now would be the best time to shop for these types of items as the stores clearance out their Halloween decorations!


I found the spell & curses books at TJ MAX and I couldn’t help my self from there on out!  Home Goods had the most incredible supply of poison & potion bottles!


Here are the witches to create the “brew”.


I found these darling witch hats at the 99cent store.  They make they perfect “topper” on any lamp!


Happy decorating…well…next year anyway!

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Halloween Treats…

I apologize that I am getting this to you after all of the Halloween celebrations have finished, but you can save the ideas for next year.


Halloween “Grave Yard” cupcakes

I used Wilton “cookies and cream” sprinkles to create the “dirt”, gummy worms, and skull & bones candy I found at the 99cent store.


Halloween “Bloody Eyeball” cupcakes

I used skull eyeball gumballs that I purchased at Walmart and red icing.  I heated up the icing so it would run as I dripped it onto the cupcakes.


Halloween “Jack-O-Lantern” cookies

Once the cookies were baked and cooled, I used Wilton black gel to create the faces.

Happy baking…

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Holiday Gift Spreadsheet. It’s time to start shopping!!!

November is here and it’s time to get SERIOUS about holiday shopping!

How many of you are saying to yourself…”This girl is CRAZY!  It’s ONLY the 1st of November!”  Well, yes, I am crazy, but crazy can be a GOOD thing!  I have attached a spreadsheet that I use to keep track of the gifts I need to buy and the gifts I have already purchased.  If you start NOW…you will enjoy the holiday season SOOOOOOOO much more!!!  I usually start my holiday shopping in August or September.  This allows me to spend less money per month on gifts, spreading the cost out.  I rarely use credit cards to purchase gifts, so I am not left with the post holiday bills to pay.  Starting early also takes the stress off of the buying process.  I aim to be finished shopping by Thanksgiving.  I usually don’t make that goal, but I am usually darn close.  I am not usually out shopping during the craziest weeks in December.  AND…if I am out shopping, it is because I WANT to be shopping, not because I HAVE to be shopping.

On the spreadsheet, there is a column for “Who” the gift recipient is, “Budget” amount, “Spent” amount, and “Gifts”.  In the “Gifts” area, I use the space for gift ideas, and what I have purchased.  I color code the lettering depending on where in the buying process I am.  For instance, “black” letters are for ideas, “blue” letters are for purchased items, and “red” letters are for gifts I have already distributed.  This allows you to keep a very close watch on all of your gift movement.

I dare you to try it “my way” and hope you have a VERY MERRY HOLIDAY SEASON!!!  I ALWAYS DO!!

Happy Shopping…

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holiday shopping list