Easy Ornaments to Make

Easy Ornaments to Make

We try to make ornaments each year. A few for our own tree, and then some to give as gifts. I started this when my husband and I first were married and had very little money (hey we’ve come full circle and are back to having very little again ugh). When my son, Taylor, was old enough he began making ornaments to give as gifts. One of my favorites was … Continue Reading →
The Love and Hate of Gift Cards

The Love and Hate of Gift Cards

Anyone in my immediate family knows my general point of view about gift cards. I’m not a fan. Actually, I am more than not a fan. The reason why I’m not a fan is probably what most people don’t understand. My opinion on this is reflective of gifts from family and friends. It is not about giveaways and prizes (see note further down). On first reaction I tend to think … Continue Reading →
Halloween Fun Online

Halloween Fun Online

A few little fun and creepy treats for everyone on Halloween… Halloween Wallpapers & Desktop Images These are fantastic! Some cute, some spooky, some creepy ZombieHarmony One of the Best Free Dating Sites for Zombies Feeling the need to find a soul mate Zombie? This is the place for you! Mythbusters Halloween Horror Quiz Do you know what’s myth and what’s fact? Wikipedia – Halloween Find out all sorts of … Continue Reading →
Hand-y Halloween Treat Project & Font

Hand-y Halloween Treat Project & Font

These are super simple and inexpensive Halloween treats to make. I learned how to make them from watching the adorable video from Frugal Upstate. Handy Halloween Treat Supplies and Instructions: Food-safe gloves Popcorn Candy Corn candy Ribbon Gift tags (optional) Take one of the food-safe gloves and open up. Add a few pieces of candy corn candies in each of the fingers of the glove for the “fingernails”. Crush some … Continue Reading →
Freebie – Halloween Banner

Freebie – Halloween Banner

Isn’t this a great banner? Head on over to allsorts and you can print out all the high-resolution letters and simply cut them out and string them up. She is offering up the entire alphabet for free so you can really use it to make any banner you like or add Happy in front of Halloween, whatever! I love this because it is such a simple idea that all of … Continue Reading →
Homemade Halloween Decorations

Homemade Halloween Decorations

I’ve seen a couple of projects in Family Fun Magazine over the years that I’ve really thought were cute and never got around to doing them. This year we went ahead and gave them a try. Hubby and son think they are a bit too cutesy and not creepy and scary enough. I agree that they are kind of on the cute rather than scary side, but it was still … Continue Reading →
Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

We have always carved pumpkins for Halloween. When I was a little kid we did it, and now I still carve them with my hubby and son. Everyone gets there own pumpkin to do with as they wish. Here are a few items that I find helpful. The Extreme Pumpkins books I adore! Very clever and creative and more than just a traditional carving book. Lots of unique ideas, some … Continue Reading →
Independence Day – USA

Independence Day – USA

We are at home today. My son loves to do the firework just as much as my husband. I used to like them when I was younger, but now as a mom I’m not so crazy about them at all. I just try to stay out of their way today and let them do their thing. Yesterday, for our homeschooling (we just do very small planned things in the summer) … Continue Reading →