With the cooler weather quickly approaching, I’ve found myself wanting to get a jump on all thins pumpkin. So, the other day when I was trying to come up with a fun activity, I couldn’t help but do one that was fall themed. I knew a basic recipe for no cook play dough, so I decided to use it and add a little of one of my favorite fall spices to make this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough! It was a real hit all around, and I didn’t have to worry about it going into little mouths because all the ingredients are edible!
I have been literally been looking forward to this post since we found out we were expecting. I was obviously excited to pick out tiny baby outfits, cute little socks, and yes, even tiny little diapers. However, one of the things that I was most excited for was picking out items for the nursery! From the very beginning, though, I knew I wanted to keep it all on a budget, and I’m happy to say that we were able to do so. With the help of family and friends, we were able to completely outfit our nursery relatively inexpensively, and here is how we did it.
You already know of my love for simple fall decorating, so today I decided I’d share this tutorial for a super-easy, really inexpensive fall pennant banner. This banner couldn’t be any simpler but it really adds that fall touch to the huge mirror in our living room, which I love. In the mood to get a little crafty without too much work? Well then, this is the project for you!
One of my favorite parts about this banner is you can pretty much make it from anything you have on hand. So, do a little searching, and I bet you can make one without heading out the door to go shopping at all. Continue reading
Aside from Christmas decorating, fall decorating is my absolute favorite type of embellishing to do. I know I’ve mentioned it more than a few times, but fall is my absolute favorite season. There is just something about all of the colors, scents, and sights that are customary to fall that I just can’t get over. Plus, the slight coolness of the weather is just perfect. So, when I get in the mood for fall decorating, it’s all about bringing a bit of that loveliness to life in our home. I don’t necessarily go “all out” for seasonal decorating like some people. I prefer to keep it pretty simple but yet classy so I can maximize the use of my décor items and enjoy the same decorations all season long without having to switch out things that are Halloween specific, etc. So, if you want a subtle hint of fall in your home (on a budget, of course), check out my tips for decorating for fall.
If you follow me on Instagram or keep up with me on Facebook, you probably saw we hosted a little Gender Reveal a few weeks ago. It was so much fun, I just couldn’t help but share how I put it all together and how it turned out. Now, just to throw this out there…I’ve had people ask what is the purpose of a Gender Reveal and if it’s just a way to get more presents. (I was a little taken aback by this but paid it no mind as it came from a complete stranger.)We hosted our Gender Reveal as a celebration of the child we’re expecting. Sure, we’ll have several opportunities to do this in the next few months with people who are gracious enough to host parties for us, but we sort of took the Gender Reveal as our opportunity to invite those we love into our home to begin the celebration of Baby C. Continue reading