Scary Chic Halloween Foyer

Scary Chic Halloween Foyer #12monthsofmartha #halloweendecor

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are our own. Learn how easy it is to transform your foyer into a Scary Chic Halloween Foyer in minutes! Even though we aren't decorating our house like crazy for Halloween like we have in the past, I felt the need to decorate the foyer of our home. I received a bunch of cool Martha Stewart Halloween decorations and wanted to put them to use! I went with a scary chic theme in the entryway. With a few … [Read more...]

Spider Web Craft Paper Table Runner with Spider Confetti

Spider Web Craft Paper Table Runner with Spider Confetti

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own. As I prepped my front room of the house for a fun-filled Halloween themed party room I knew I wanted to make the kids table more exciting than just a roll of craft paper on the table. That's when I remembered I received a really cool spider web and spider punch last year for the 12 Month's of Martha box. So I dragged the exersaucer to the front room, placed Ryder in it and I went to punching … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Host a Successful Halloween Party

5 Tips to Host a Successful Halloween Party

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cost Plus World Market. As always all opinions are my own.  Hosting a Halloween party is a topic that we have quite a bit of experience doing. We've hosted some pretty crazy Halloween parties in the past.  I say crazy because of the decor and food not because of the drunken debauchery (that never happened). Ok, wait, maybe our first party when we were 23 and just had moved into our first place together. But that was it. Sadly, the past two years we … [Read more...]

DIY Scrabble Costume

DIY Scrabble Costume

Last year, we decided to share the gender of our baby on Halloween. After sharing our birth story earlier this year, we were going through a really rough time. We had no idea if the baby I was carrying was even going to be healthy. We had known for a few week's prior and had told only our immediate family. They kept their mouths sealed shut until we were ready to share the news with the world. Every year my former corporate job would decorate cubes and have a theme for Halloween. Last year, our … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Magician’s Cape

Magician's Cape

Learn how easy it is to sew a Magician's Cape in minutes! Back in March my mother in-law took my nephew to our local repertory theater to see a child's play. The play's main character was a magician. My five year old nephew, Nicholas, loved the play and all of a sudden wanted to be a magician. After the show they passed by the merchandise table and my mother in-law splurged and purchased a magician's hat for my Nicholas. He really wanted the cape but she just couldn't fathom spending a … [Read more...]

Book Review: DIY Wood Pallet Projects

DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Our good friend and fellow blogger at The Space Between, Karah, has a brand new book out; DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space!  When she announced on her blog that she was approached to write a book all about wood pallets I was so excited for her. I also knew that it was the perfect fit for Karah--she loves using wood pallets to create awesome projects. For example she has made a pretty cool wood pallet bed, driftwood fish (as pictured on the … [Read more...]

Organize Holiday Bins – Free Spreadsheet + Vinyl Labels

Organize Holiday Bins 7

Do you have a crazy amount of holiday decorations stored in bins? Our attic is bin heaven... If I had to guess we have a good 50+ holiday bins. Probably of those 50 bins, 20 are easily Halloween. For years, we have talked about coming up with a holiday bin organization spreadsheet. You see, since we blog, we tend to have to work on holiday projects throughout the year. Think working on Halloween projects during Valentine's Day and Christmas in June (our poor child is going to be so confused with … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Paint – Painted Frame

Chalkboard Paint - Painted Frame #12MonthsofMartha

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own. I'm so excited to share an easy chalkboard paint -- painted picture frame. This is another nap time craft; however, it will be a 2-nap craft meaning that you start the project during the first nap of the day and during the second nap you do the second coat of the chalkboard paint on the frame. I'm in love with all the new colors of chalkboard paint that Martha Stewart Crafts has come out … [Read more...]

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Printable

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Printable

I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the 
opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own.  Summer has gone and passed and we are slowly creeping into the next season, Fall! I love the summer months, but living in Florida I really love Fall (minus the hurricanes). The weather finally starts to cool down making it a little more bearable to enjoy the outdoors. It’s still warm enough to hang by the pool or go to the beach, but just … [Read more...]

Crows-in-Waiting

Crows-in-Waiting

We made these crows-in-waiting back in 2012 after getting back from our Europe trip. I totally forgot to share these last year (I blame that on the severe pregnancy brain I was experiencing), and when I was going through my draft post a few weeks ago I realized I had this awesome Halloween project waiting in the wings for the world to see! When I first saw the Ravens-in-Waiting project in the Halloween edition of Martha Stewart I knew I needed to make the project. However, using paper packing … [Read more...]