Who DOESN’T Love to bake!?

The smell of warm lemon-butter cookies, or pumpkin bread throughout the house is a dear one to me. The Holiday season feels to full of joy and love when I and the people around me pour our love into food. Its tangible, its giftable, and its delicious. Each year I try my best to make aRead more

Holiday Traditions Warm Your Heart and Hands

When Amy from One Artsy Mama contacted me a few weeks ago about her awesome Holiday round of posts- I spent some time trying to think of traditions that I could craft out of. My family is very large- and we’ve got a lot of really great traditions- but how do I make a guestRead more

Thanksgiving Favor/Placecard

I really enjoy things that do double duty. Lamp that organizes? Neat. Spatula that also plays music? Awesome. Thanksgiving Favor Box that can be used as a place card? Super cool! This box is very simple to put together. It requires just a smidge of glue, and the bottom folds to hold itself together. OnRead more

Thanksgiving Banner [Free Printable]

Its getting that time again! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And since we moved into a house with a fireplace mantel, one of my favorite elements to holiday decorating is banners. They look so festive and simple draped across the mantel. Also- I’m a typography nerd, so I really like decor that focuses onRead more

Oracle Party Game

For centuries there have been games where children pretend to divine their future. From dripping wax into water, to casting a glance through a mirror over your shoulder, to a magic 8 ball,  these types of games have always been a hit party game. So, in preparation for a Halloween Party my sister is throwing,Read more

Pumpkin Grams

When my husband and I first started dating we were in High School. My High School allowed student groups to sell something called a “Pumpkin Gram” during the Halloween season in order to raise money. Basically they were little strips of paper you paid $1.00 for, and on Halloween they were delivered to whichever friendsRead more

Happy Sweetest Day [Giveaway]

To commemorate this (albeit dubiously commercial) holiday- I’ve made a card. Not just any card- mind you. A card, and an envelope with embellishments. The idea was that from one template I (or you) could make many different cards. I’m a pretty big fan of things that do dual duty, so this versatile approach reallyRead more

Spooky Straw/Sucker/Cupcake toppers [Free Download]

I really adore the idea of handing out special treats to every trick-or-treater this year. I’ve been wracking my brain tring to think of something that would make them smile. While I’d love to make tiny little treat boxes for every child, (and still aspire to), I have to admit that might not pan out.Read more

Halloween Countdown [Free Printable]

Its already October. So its time to start counting the days left before Halloween! I’ve always been a big fan of the “Days Until” count down blocks. Like These Christmas ones on Little Birdie Secrets.  However, working with wood is not my strong suit- and I’m likely to want to change it up again nextRead more