Monday, November 5, 2012

Give Thanks

I really can't believe it's November?! Anyone else a little shocked at this one?

Like many, this time is my most favorite time of the year!  I took a few pictures of how I like to decorate for the (I think) much overlooked holiday of Thanksgiving.

I may or may not have had Christmas music playing while I decorated....that's not against the rules is it?
After all, if they had Thanksgiving music I would have listened to that :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pomander Balls and Wedding Centerpieces

What in the world am I doing with all of these Pomander Balls you ask?
Well, they are part of centerpieces for my little brothers wedding that is next weekend!
I love how they turned out and they look so pretty.....these pictures don't really do anything justice.

Here is the centerpiece in it's entirety.  I got the ideas from my best friend - Pinterest :)
There are teardrop crystals and tiny white light strung throughout.  They look so pretty at night all lite up!

Grab some Mason jars and paint, paint away.  And after all that work - sand it off?!

Supplies you will need: flower punch, cute paper, Styrofoam balls (I used the 3"), paint that matches your paper.  Use this to paint the ball and lots and lots of pearl straight pins!

Start pinning your life

I hung these using some jute, tied a knot at the base and hot glued that to the ball.  After using these in the wedding we thought it would be pretty to use them to decorate up a Christmas tree!
The Girl Creative

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pinterest love...

I just want to make this soooooo bad! It's gorgeous!

Such a fun, creative gift idea!

Anthropologie worthy, without that outrageous price tag.  So fun!

Anything Halloween I'm all over.....I NEED these :)

This salad is to die for.  I made it, I loved it.  And so did everyone else who partook :)

Stay tuned for a tutorial on making cute felt bow hair clips!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween Frame Fillers

School is back in session and hopefully I can keep better tabs on this blog :)  I hope you enjoyed the Back to School prints I did back on this post.

Here are some Halloween printables that I whipped up.  It's never to early for Halloween stuff.

Is it wrong for me to start decorating for Halloween September 1st?  I think not.  I already have 2 of 4 costumes!

Enjoy and have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Just right click and save :)  All adorable elements found here :)

Today's Creative Blog

Saturday, August 11, 2012

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things Party!

Finally with invitation pictures!  Thanks to Robyn for saving her invite and finding it for me so I wouldn't have to make one from scratch!

 These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things Party

I could kick myself for not getting more pictures, but what do ya do?!

So here is the details of the partay....Each person brings 3 items each valued at $10.  They can all be the same thing or three different bundles of multiple things as long as each bundle is worth $10.  Does that make sense?  So when it comes down to it you have spent $30, but will be walking away with $30 worth of new stuff!!!!  Fun hu?!

Simple invitations using a brown paper sack, washi tape and twine.  So inexpensive!

The food tables were set and decorations hung....things missing:  the tables full of all the yummy food everyone brought!  We had the ladies bring there favorite appetizer or dessert and copies of the recipes to share as well.

Here was my contribution to dessert....cracker candy.  Here is the recipe...


  • 1.5 sleeves of saltine crackers
  • 1 stick (4 oz) butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Arrange the crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet so that there are no empty spaces in between them. Crush any remaining crackers into small crumbs and set aside for now.
3. Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir while the butter melts, and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Once boiling, carefully pour the sugar-butter mixture over the crackers on the baking sheet in an even layer, trying to cover most of the crackers. If you miss some spots, don’t worry as the toffee will spread in the oven.
4. Bake the toffee crackers at 350 degrees for five minutes, until the toffee is bubbling all over. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for one minute.
5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the hot toffee, and allow them to sit for one minute to soften and melt. Once softened, use an offset spatula or knife to spread the melted chocolate over the entire surface of the toffee in an even layer. While the chocolate is still sticky, sprinkle the top with the reserved crushed crackers.
6. Refrigerate the pan to set the toffee and chocolate for about 30 minutes. Once set, break into small uneven pieces by hand, and enjoy! Store uneaten saltine toffee in an airtight container for up to a week.

I had so much fun doing the decor!  I hope to post a tutorial soon on how I made these super easy, super cheap, super cute decorations!  If you would like to see some more pictures of the decor go here.

Tags with fun questions where hung on the table as guests arrived.  They were numbered and so we went in order and listened to everyone answer their question.  They were fun and interesting questions like:  What would be your dream job?  What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? ect....better than the typical "What is your favorite color?" blah, blah, blah....

We also had the ladies write their name on three different slips of paper.  That way when it was someone's turn to introduce their favorite things they would draw three names at the end and those three people would take home one of those things.  So in the end they left with three completely new things to use and try!

Robyn made up these cute bags for the ladies to put their things in to take home with them.

Here are the two ladies (to the left) that helped make it all happen.  I totally COULD NOT have done it without them!  And this was all Sally's (center girls) idea!

We hope to make this an annual thing.  If that's the case, I have 12 years until I have to host it at my house!

Thanks ladies for a great night!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School printables!

With back to school right around the corner, I decide to whip up some printables for your frames!

 Hope you enjoy!
(Just right click and save)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Father's Day Gift Ideas! 

I have rounded up a few simple homemade gift ideas for that dad in your life.  It has been said that my goal on Mother's and Father's day is to make them!  But in a good way :)

I love this basket idea!  You print off a page of 100 reasons why you love them and then you pick a few of those reasons and make up a cute something to go with that saying.

I did this word frame for my dad a couple of years ago.  I did mine in Photoshop and used a bunch of different words describing my dad.  If you don't have Photoshop, there are a lot of websites out there that you can just type the words in a box and it will make one of these for you!  My favorite is Wordle!

Interview your kids and do this sweet questionnaire.  So fun to put in his office!

An oldie, but goodie....the coupon book!

I loved this idea so much, I actually did one of these for my mom this year for Mother's Day....she LOVED it!  I interview each one of my kids and asked them questions and then I typed in EXACTLY what they said about my mom....some were sooooo funny and some so sweet.  My favorite book design site...Mixbook!