Burlap & Pumpkin Fall Wreath {Dollar Store Wreath Idea!}

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This festive fall burlap wreath was made with Dollar Store pumpkins!

This fall I wanted to really cut back on seasonal spending for fall and Halloween decor so my wheels started turning on how to create a higher-end look for a LOT less than retail. Browsing the Dollar Store last month, I found these bags of mini-gourds and a fall wreath idea was born. The green speckled look wasn't horrible, but it wasn't what I was looking for in terms of an upscale style wreath. A quick hit of spray paint in glossy white... ... and high style pumpkins were born! I simply … [Read more...]

Front Porch Outdoor Decor for Fall {hello, Chili Peppers!}

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Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Fall is in full swing around here, though I have to admit that we bought our pumpkins so early (in a month when the temps were unseasonably high) that they started to get mushy! So I had to toss our pretty pumpkin stacks and go for living specimens to adorn our front entryway instead. My sidekick and I made several trips to the farm to pick out just the right pieces. I'm happy with our colorful and easy to care for entryway, and he's thrilled because he has little pumpkins to truck … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe (in your Slowcooker!)

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Delicious Homemade Applesauce Recipe-- in your slowcooker!

If I had known making homemade applesauce was this easy, I would have been making it ALL THE TIME. So, okay, it takes a few minutes to peel and chop the apples but other than that the slowcooker does all the work, quietly and competently. Plus the house smells amazing, and after a few hours you have delicious chunky applesauce that everyone will love. And LOOK, only TWO INGREDIENTS are needed unless you want to add a teeny bit of extra spice or sweetness. All natural, all … [Read more...]

DIY Gift Ideas: Constellation Box and Tree Ring Coasters

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How to Use a Dremel Micro Rotary Tool to create these artistic DIY gift ideas!

I've wanted a Dremel rotary tool for roughly a decade thanks to first hearing about it from my artisan mom, so when I finally got my hands on this hot little tool that does a HUGE amount of tasks from crafts to DIY to hobbies I had a field day. But you're not here to listen to my field day stories, you're here because you're curious about DIY gift ideas you can create with a Dremel Micro rotary tool. It's seriously the most powerful cordless rotary tool Dremel has ever made. So let's get to … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Makeovers {Swap It Like It’s Hot}

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Flea Market Finds and Awesome Thrift Store Makeovers!

Oh how I love the challenge of a thrift store or flea market makeover. LOVE. Thankfully I've found similar minded peeps-- the ones who also get all giddy at the idea of poking around thrift stores, discovering treasures, and turning something old and outdated into something shiny and useful once again. Meet the Swap It Like It's Hot crew-- we got together this month to find something old, send it to our swap partner, and do something new with it: I got to search for an item to send to Caitlin … [Read more...]