Have you traded your microwave popcorn packs for brown bag popcorn yet? If not, you should! Martha Stewart turned me on to brown bag popcorn a few years ago. And ever since, it's the only way we make it.
Today is Budget Girl’s second anniversary! That really crept up on me. It’s also the beginning of October, so I’m going to share a really easy Halloween craft with you.A few years ago, I bought this Halloween bowl (?) at TJMaxx. I guess it’s supposed to be for candy? I’m not sure, but it was cute. I’ve spent the last two or three years trying to figure out what to do with it. This year, I came up with this idea....more
It's easy to buy a wreath, but they are actually one of the easier decorations to make. I found five fall wreaths and a banner I would love to make and that can be made even by people, like me, who are not so very crafty. Some are best for inside while others will fare just fine hanging on your front door.
Pinterest, you may look happy and colorful, but you are really a cold and heartless artistically-designed-birthday-cake fueled demon. You have taught me that I suck in areas of life that I didn’t even know existed until I met you. Here are ten of them. And then I will cry alone in my poorly organized and embarrassingly decorated bedroom until naptime is over....more
Counting down the days to Halloween? So am I! The Halloween Countdown is 31 days of themed round-ups featuring crafts, recipes, costume ideas, and decorating tutorials to make the best Halloween ever! Day 4 was Zombies - my personal favorite - and here is a taste of what you missed. Click the link so you won't miss out again!...more
After visiting Darling Boutique in Wasilla last weekend, I've been obsessed with this single decoration that they had in their shop: a ceiling-to-floor wall/window paper art piece. It was book pages, strung with fishing line. Probably a good ten of them. Like I said, they hung them from the ceiling to the floor. I wish I'd gotten a picture of it. Twas gorgeous....more
Having lived in Alaska for several years, I know what it's like to be a trick-or-treater walking from door to door in the blistering cold. One thing my mom did to make things extra special for the little kids was to pack and wrap the candy individually. Our candy didn't end up mixed with the other candy from the neighbors. They'd go home remembering that the individually packaged ones came from us. ...more
For some people, it’s all about the candy. For others, the costumes. I love Halloween decorations. Why? They’re fun. They’re kitschy. They make me feel like a little kid all over again.
That’s why pumpkins have already shown up on my porch, I’ve hauled out the candy plates shaped like witches and goblins, and I’ve brought out my special cookie cutters to make shortbread ghosts and bats....more