How to Make a Haunted Halloween Playhouse for Kids

I love taking Halloween to the next level, and I love taking my kids along for the ride. I'm not saying I came up with the original idea of spray-painting an old playhouse to transform it into a spooky house—but I am saying that I added a few new funky spins on this Halloween classic I am pretty smitten with. Oh yeah, and the mini Halloween lovers in my house love it, too. ...more
Love this idea! Wish I had one when I was a kid! :Dmore

Halloween Spider Wreath

Today, I was able to finish up the Halloween spider wreath I'd been working on in between coats of paint in my office. It ended up quite a bit different than how I pictured it when I began (does that ever happen to you?), but I'm pretty happy with the final version. ...more
@elisac @Issascrazyworld Oh, that is cute! (And I DID go to Michael's today. Hmmm...I guess I ...more

DIY Halloween Chalkboard Flower Pots

I know exactly what you're thinking. You think I've gone completely gaga over chalkboard paint. Well, my friend, you're right on the money! When Halloween is over, you can erase the message and write or draw something else. This is the craft that keeps on giving, and trick-or-treaters will surely appreciate your front porch creativity. ...more
Oh how fun! Do you think it's durable in the outdoor elements throughout the year?more

Easy Thanksgiving Decor

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How to Make a Haunted Halloween Playhouse for Kids

I love taking Halloween to the next level, and I love taking my kids along for the ride. I'm not saying I came up with the original idea of spray-painting an old playhouse to transform it into a spooky house—but I am saying that I added a few new funky spins on this Halloween classic I am pretty smitten with. Oh yeah, and the mini Halloween lovers in my house love it, too. ...more
Love this idea! Wish I had one when I was a kid! :Dmore

Halloween Party Ideas - food & decorations!

Halloween Party IdeasHere are some great ideas for your upcoming Halloween party or gathering! With decor, food and game ideas you'll have plenty of inspiration to put toward your Halloween festivities. The Halloween holiday will be here in about a  month so it's not too late to being organizing your thoughts toward this. I hope you glean some fun ideas here!...more

Boo With the Best of Them!

Halloween will be here in 11 days.  Now is the time to assess whether or not you are a good mom.  A good mom will have already hand sewn an elaborate Anna or Elsa costume, complete with replica braids made out of yarn.  I saw this on Pinterest the other day, so I know really good moms are actually doing it.  Pinterest is my barometer of good momness.  I look at the amazing crafts, r...more

Easy Toddler Leaf Crown

DIY corkboard makeover!

Organizing Lego Manuals (Free Printable included!)

I am slowly entering into the world of Lego. Being a mother of two boys I can see many a days in my future where I cry out in pain after stepping on a lovely piece of Lego. Or even worse the act of Lego organization! So far we have en...more

Where does Creativity Fit into Safety?

A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future, and one of the most crucial factors of future success. With this wholehearted pursuit for creativity in business and elsewhere, what is the impact on the safety of those who create it? Creativity on a larger scale promotes the art of ‘risk-taking’, which is essentially the antithesis of what ‘safety’ implicates....more

My Favorite Fall Posts

It's October! While I can't believe it's already the middle of October, I do love seeing the leaves start to change. I thought I would pull up some of my favorite posts that are great for Fall....more