Darling Zombie Apocalypse Throw Pillows

Zombie Apocalypse Pillows

I’m so super excited to be posting this project today and i’m even more excited to talk about this awesome fabric from Riley Blake!!! Yes, it’s ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE fabric created by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Designs, who would have thought!!!  When I first saw this fabric when their yearly catalogue came out a handful of months ago, I knew I had to get my hands on some.  I love it so much because it’s stylish and goes with my decor and it’s actually cute!  You can see below, how fun it is.  I also love this design because it’s Halloween-ish, but doesn’t look cheesy like most Halloween fabric.  SCORE. There are a million and one pillow tutorials out there so I will spare you those details.  I just wanted to share this fabric…isn’t it cute.  I love the quotes on this one. Here’s the simple pocket on the back of the pillow.  I purchased pillows on the clearance rack at Marshalls. [Read More...]

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Get Fit Giveaway

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Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather, get moving outdoors and burn calories to keep those holiday treats from weighing you down. Working out is always much more fun with a friend, so we’re giving away a FitBit Flex Wireless Wristband and a $100 Zappos.com Gift Card for both YOU and a friend! Get fit together with these awesome prizes worth $420!!! Now, if you’re not familiar with the awesomeness that is the FitBit, let me enlighten you.  A FitBit is a small device that you wear on your wrist like a bracelet.  During the day it tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned.  At night, it tracks your sleep length and quality, and can even wake you silently in the morning.  How cool is that?!  You can also manually enter your daily water intake and track your weight.  And here’s my favorite part-  you can sync the FitBit to an app on your phone! This allows you to get real-time [Read More...]

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Pumpkin and Spice Cake

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If you love all things pumpkin I have a recipe for you!  I’ve had several different pumpkin cake recipes and have loved them all.  But this cake is super easy cause it starts with a box mix and then you add in some other ingredients to make it super moist and yummy!  Trust me.   This is one to try! Print Pumpkin and Spice Cake Ingredients1 package spice cake mix 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin 1 cup Miracle Whip Dressing 3 eggs 1/2 package of cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp of butter 1 Tbsp. milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups of powered sugarInstructionsPreheat oven to 350 F. Grease 13×9 pan and set aside. Beat cake mix, pumpkin, dressing and eggs in a large bowl on medium speed until well blended. Our into prepared pan. Bake 32-35 mins or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. To Make the Frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla in [Read More...]

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Paint Crackle Pumpkins

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This post is sponsored by Elmer’s. All opinions are my own.   Have you heard about Paint Crackle?  My mom was a big tole painter back in the day and I remember her using the technique.  I thought it might be fun to break it out for these little ceramic pumpkins I’ve had sitting around. Do you know what I discovered?  You don’t need expensive creams to get a paint crackle effect.  All you need is some Elmer’s Glue All. So here’s how I achieved my fun looking crackled pumpkins. First off paint your pumpkins with a base color that you want to show through.  I choose a Espresso from Americana. And after that paint dries, paint a layer of Elmer’s Glue All over top.   You can see the difference in the pumpkin coated in Elmer’s Glue vs.  the one that has just been painted.  Once the glue has dried add your top layer of paint.  Go light on [Read More...]

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Fancy Pumpkin

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This post is in partnership with Michael’s #TrickYourPumpkin sweepstakes. All ideas and opinions are my own. Every year my extended family has this fun huge Halloween party.  There is a contest involved for the best pumpkin.  I have yet to win. I have some pretty clever cousins, aunts and uncles.  So when Micheal’s announced their #TrickYourPumpkin sweepstakes. I was excited to take part.  Now I know my pumpkin isn’t earth shattering, but I love it.  It’s fancy and gold and simple.  Here’s how you can make one too. First run to Michael’s and snag a pumpkin and this fun gold decoupage trim from the Martha Stewart line. There are all sorts of fun trims you could use, but I liked this fun fancy stuff. Take your trim and you could always start to hot glue it right off the bat, but I wanted to make sure everything was where I wanted it, so I start by taping the trim down.   Then [Read More...]

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Halloween Book Banner

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I decided I needed some new Halloween decor this year. My mom found this old poetry book at my grandma’s house and I knew want I wanted to do with it.  It was to become a Spooky Halloween Book Banner! I found the pages that I wanted to use…some are spookier than others, like The Raven. Then I went into my Cricut Design Space and choose a few spooky Halloween images.  There’s a ton in there so it was lots of fun to find just what I was looking for. Then I gathered up my Halloween paper, most of which is from s-e-i, and got cutting on my Cricut Explore.   I had this cream lace hanging out in my craft supplies and used it to hang the pages from. I love the fun added touch it gives the banner.     Then I decided to attach the pages to the lace with staples.  You could go with whatever you [Read More...]

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20 Halloween Party Games

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Pin the Bow on Mr. Bones from the Crafting Chicks Poke a Pumpkin from Project Denneler Don’t Eat Pete Halloween Version on the Crafting Chicks Halloween Bingo from Artsy Fartsy Mama Pop Goes the Pumpkin from Martha Stewart Pumpkin Bowling from A Girl & A Gluegun Witch Pitch from Chica & Jo Roll Mr. Bones on The Idea Room Pin the Eye on the Monster from Amanda’s Parties to Go (Lil’ Luna) Boo Bowling from It’s Written on the Wall Make A Felt Jack-o-lantern from the Crafting Chicks Spider Splat from the Creative Orchard Cupcake Walk Kit from Paging Supermoms Pumpkin Toss Game at Lil’ Luna Ghost Detective from Delightfully Noted Grab the Ghost from Spoonful Halloween Shadow Puppets from the Crafting Chicks Mummy Game from Classic Play Skeleton Game from Activity Village Witch Hat Matching Game from Boy Mama Pin It

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Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe with Cricut Window Cling

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I’m having so much fun with the Cricut Window cling material!  My kids are loving it.  We made this window Halloween Tic Tac Toe.  (sorry for the dirty windows!)  My kids don’t care they are having too much fun playing tic-tac-toe:) You can even play this on a tray…frame or other solid surface.  It would be fun for a Halloween Party! What you will need: Cricut Explore Cricut Window cling in white, black and orange In Cricut Design Space, I added Halloween images.  I made sure I had 3 of each…spiders, pumpkins, ghosts and bats.  To make the tic tac toe grid, I cut 0.5 x 12 inch strips with the black window cling.  You will need 4 strips. If you are a Cricut fan…you will have so much fun with the new window cling material! Pin It

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Window Cling Halloween Advent Calendar with Cricut Explore

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It was so fun to try out Cricut’s Window Cling Material with my Cricut Explore Machine! We made an interactive Window Cling Halloween Advent Calendar!  My kids love it!  The plan is to add a new sticker to our framed “spooky” tree each day until the 31st! What you will need: Cricut Explore Cricut Window cling in white, black and orange A frame -Mine 11×14     In Cricut Design Space, I added Halloween images.  On the black window cling, I cut out bats, and the large tree.  On white, spiders and ghosts, and on orange…pumpkins and witch hats.  Just mix it up! Add the spooky tree to the glass from your frame.  We put the frame on an easel to display this month.  There were a ton of adorable halloween images to choose from in Design Space.  Such a fun activity and way for kids to Count Down to Halloween! So many fun ways to use this Window Cling…sharing [Read More...]

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Having Faith in The Storm of Life

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This post is part of a challenge to #ShareGoodness.  We hope that you are able to find inspiration no matter what religion you are.  We just want to put more goodness out there.  Please be respectful of us and our beliefs as you comment, as we would be for you. After all, we LOVE our readers!   It seems like everywhere I turn these days, someone I love and care about is struggling and going through trials.  And they are all different.  Some are physical while others are, mental or emotional.  Life is just hard sometimes. There are many things that ground me and the most important one is my faith in Jesus Christ.  That he is my redeemer and my savior. I found this quote, “Don’t let your faith dim in the storm of life.”  I then went to read the whole talk given by Bruce D. Porter titled, Beautiful Mornings. It’s is a very inspiring read.  I hope you enjoy it [Read More...]

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