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Candy Corn Popcorn Bags

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. ...more
I love it! Very cute and healthier and tastier(to me!) than 'real' candy cornmore

Yarn Pumpkins & Mummies–An Easy Halloween Craft

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

5 Fall Wreaths and a Banner You Can Make. It's Easy!

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. ...more
Wonderful post and some really great Ideas!more

Top Ten Ways Pinterest Has Shown Me That I Suck As a Person

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

Halloween Countdown Day 4: Zombies

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

DIY For Old Books

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

It's That Time!!

When I posted earlier in the week that I was going to start my handmade gifts this month...I meant it!...more

Sweet Packaging for your Trick-or-Treaters!

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

13 Ways to Make Halloween Decorating Cheaper

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
Last year I used a piece of wadding from an old pillow and made some spiderwebs around the ...more

Heckerty's Halloween Hacks - 31 Days of fun to Halloween

31 Days of Crafty Projects and Treats for Kids, Teachers and Parents!Feel free to mix and match and do these project in any order! Watch this blog for details on a daily basis!! ...more