Let’s see, where did I leave off? Last week I confessed that I’m scared of my sewing machine and all about the no-sew Halloween costumes for my kids. Hugo is all set to blast off in his rocket costume, so this week I’m turning my four-year-old Lulu into a giant pink frosted doughnut. It’s pretty sweet, check it out:
I have to say, I never thought a neon pink pool float and some giant pipe cleaners could turn into something quite so adorable. What do you think? Would you dress your kid (or yourself) up as a giant pastry?
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Last week’s Mason jar lid pumpkin was so cute that I was inspired to find even more fun pumpkin crafts for fall. Every year in October, my friends and I get together for a fall craft night. Everyone brings their own materials and ideas, and this year I am beyond prepared. In fact, I have so many craft ideas, I’ll probably need your help narrowing it down! So take a look over my selection, and let me know which pumpkin craft is your favorite pick.
It always hurts to destroy an old book, but if the end result will be as fantastic as this book page pumpkin, I think I might be able to do it…maybe. Head on over to Creations by Kara for her full tutorial.
Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with a paper pumpkin idea that looks like a million bucks. I mean, seriously, how does she do it? I love the mix of green and orange, and a family of paper pumpkins would look downright adorable at the foot of my mantel.
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When I spotted this hilarious and totally adorable oompa loompa costume on Pinterest, I knew I had to share it. I love Halloween, and one of my favorite parts of the holiday is coming up with a creative costume. It’s all about thinking outside of the box and figuring out a fun look that no one else will have. I think that’s exactly what has happened here, and I applaud loft3 for making what may possibly be the costume to beat this Halloween. Head on over to loft3 photography to learn how to make this sweet outfit for your little munchkin.
If you’re like me, you can never find enough closet space. I store my clothes just about anywhere I can (including the coffee table drawers in my living room). Still, I count myself lucky to have the space I do, knowing that some apartment and small-space dwellers don’t even have a closet to call too small. That’s why I love this 20-hanger wardrobe by Alice Rosignoli.
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The design makes use of basic items (just wooden hangers and black rope), but the overall result is a demonstration of just how functional those simple items can be. I’m a big fan of fashion as decoration anyway, so I have no problem with an exposed wardrobe. What about you?
I take a lot of pride in my home. If it was up to me, everything would be cute, right down to the light switch and outlet covers. But sometimes, it’s hard to find an attractive solution for your most basic and utilitarian essentials. Luckily, Garden Glory has risen to the occasion for at least one of those ugly little problems. They offer gold, white, neon pink and black hoses, but I believe the matching antler holder is my favorite part. Even better? Animal decor is right on trend for fall!
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Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin ale — you name it, I love it. It’s the season for pumpkin-flavored everything, and it doesn’t get much better than that. What’s your favorite pumpkin-infused recipe for the fall?
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We’ve covered Mason jars. Really. We’ve got chandeliers, vases, planters and more. What we have not covered is the covers themselves. These poor neglected Mason jar lids have a lot to give, too. I was blown away by the craft ideas people have come up with, so I picked my top five faves to share with you. Happy reading, MacGyvers!
Maybe it’s because I’m so excited that fall is finally here, but this Mason jar lid pumpkin is the most delightful craft I’ve seen in a while. Just look at that cute cinnamon stick stem! And Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road says it took less than two minutes to complete, so I envision covering the whole house with these cuties.
Though this sweet “Be Mine” Mason jar lid garland was created for Valentine’s Day, the look would be great year round. Maybe a “Trick or Treat” garland for Halloween? I think yes. Visit Ginger at Ginger Snap Crafts for her simple instructions.
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Inspired by 18th-century French design, this beautiful Versailles burlap-backed chair would be a unique addition to any home. The hooded top adds drama to the look. Place it in the library or by a bookshelf, and you’ve got an interesting new reading nook.
Fall is finally here, and I love taking advantage of this incredible weather (at least here in Knoxville, Tenn.) before it gets too cold. Unfortunately, my backyard is on a slope, so I can’t enjoy it as much as I’d like to. But, I would love to throw an outdoor party and put a fire pit right smack dab in the middle for my friends to enjoy. If I could choose my dream fire pit, it would look a lot like the ones below.
It may be too cold now to jump into the pool, but the cozy seating arrangement around this fire pit still allows guests to enjoy the backyard and brisk fall air.
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A little over a year ago, I bought a beautiful (though in need of a lot of help) vintage dollhouse at an estate sale, hoping to redo it and bring it back to its former glory. Unfortunately, with two moves and several full-size house projects on my list, the dollhouse renovation has fallen behind. But when I saw this magnificent handmade hobbit hole dollhouse, I couldn’t help but be inspired. Seriously, I could look at these images for hours, reading every detail of how this tiny hobbit home was fashioned.
The creator, Maddie Chambers, is truly an artist. She made all the tiny food by hand, did her own floor and light work, and even made itty-bitty maps, mimicking the look of the Hobbit home as seen in the movies and portrayed in the books. But honestly, I could never describe this dollhouse in a way that could ever demonstrate just how amazing it is, so check it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
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