Monday, October 31, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Fall is upon us, which means it is pumpkin season.  I have already had several PSL's from Starbucks, but I wanted to branch out with my pumpkin drinks.  We love to drink smoothies at my house, so I got the idea to make a Pumpkin Pie smoothie.

Want a healthier option to pumpkin pie?  Try this tasty smoothie!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Save On Health and Beauty with Groupon

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

You guys already know I am a fan of Groupon, if you caught my previous post.  The site is amazing!  You do not have to pay to become a member; you just sign up and start saving money.  You can pretty much find a discount on anything you need, like beauty services, massages, and wellness products.

Save money on Health, Beauty, and Wellness with Groupon

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pumpkin Inspiration

It is no secret that I love Pumpkins! If you have been following my blog or social media accounts, you will have seen all of the pumpkin projects I have been working on, fueled by PSL's from Starbucks. I am excited to be joining for the first time with some of my fellow Social Fabric bloggers to share some amazing pumpkin themed posts. Whether you like to cook with pumpkins, craft with them, or something in between, I have a post for you. Visit as many as you can for pumpkin inspiration and make sure you Pin your favorites for inspiration!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Be the Light Challenge

In this day and time, it is easy to get discouraged from all the pain, violence, and brokenness in the world.  I have to admit that I try to avoid the news because it ends up making me sad and worried for my child's future.  I feel like now, more than ever, the world needs more love, peace, kindness, and hope.  I am excited to be partnering with 7 other bloggers for a #bethelightchallenge!

Eight lifestyle bloggers got together to share a Be the Light Challenge. This challenge is to encourage to share God's light and love online in social media. The challenge will run from Nov 1-8, 2016. Each day we will have a verse and inspiration to be the light. This comes at a great time when social media is filled with so much contention over election and other issues. How to disagree, how to love, how to be the light when there is so much fighting.

Monday, October 24, 2016

DIY Pumpkin Clock

I love to decorate for Fall and have been looking for inexpensive ways to add more pumpkins to my decor.  While at Haven conference, I received a round piece of wood and a clock kit (from Walnut Hollow) in the Deco Art session.  I had just been using it to stage blog photos, but one day I had an idea that I could cut it into a pumpkin shape and make it into a seasonal clock!

Make your own Pumpkin clock with a wood circle and clock kit

Saturday, October 22, 2016

DIY Spooky Stepping Stones

I love to decorate for Halloween, despite the fact we generally do not get many trick-or-treaters.  As a member of Rust-Oleum's Creators Studio, I received a pack of Testors Spray Chalk for a project challenge.  Initially, I was kind of stumped what to do with it, other than draw on the driveway.  But then I came up with an idea to make designs on our flagstone pavers, using a stencil.

Make spooky stepping stones with chalk spray

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Operation Christmas Child - Packing Shoeboxes of Hope

One of our family traditions each year is to pack a couple of boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  If you are not familiar with this ministry, it is a part of Franklin Graham's organization, Samaritan's Purse.
All you need to know about packing an Operation Christmas Child Box

"Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Monday, October 17, 2016

Creating a Workspace in a Small Area

Our house is a decent size, but it does not have an extra room that I could use for an an office, since I do not want to give up the guest bedroom.  So, I usually ended up working on my laptop at either the breakfast bar or the dining room table. Of course this caused a problem, because when we had guests over, I would have to pack up my laptop, mouse, planner, and other crap piled on the table. My goal was to find somewhere in the house where I could steal a few feet to have a proper work space.

Create your own workspace in a small area with these tips

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jack Skellington Luminary - Halloween Popcorn Box Challenge

I was thrilled when my friend Melanie invited me to be a part of the Popcorn Box Challenge, hosted by Laura Kelly Designs and sponsored by World Market.  I love Halloween, so I was definitely excited to see what I could come up with!   I kicked around several ideas, but once I got my package and saw the striped paper and spider brad, I knew what I had to do!

Make a Nightmare Before Christmas Luminary using a Popcorn Box

Saturday, October 15, 2016

No Carve Decorative Pumpkin Tutorial

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I love decorating with pumpkins in the Fall; I use them everywhere!  If carving pumpkins is too messy for you, I  have an option for a no carve pumpkin. This can be customized for a fall theme or Halloween.  You can also use this on a real pumpkin, or a fake one, if you want it to last even longer! This pumpkin can be used for a table centerpiece, outdoor decor, or as part of a decorating party! The best thing is that this project only took about 15 minutes to make with my Cricut Explore Air!

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Styling a Wood Watch

A special thanks to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this post.  I received product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.

I am a watch girl, and even though I can easily see the time on my phone, I like having an old fashioned watch on my arm.  Since my favorite watch (that I have had for probably 15 years) recently died, my wrist has felt naked.  I tried a few of my other watches, but none were right.  I like to have a watch that I can wear everyday, regardless of my style.  After seeing these gorgeous wood watches by JORD on a few of my friends on Instagram, I knew I had to try one.  I was lucky enough to receive one to review and give you a chance to win $75 e-gift code toward you own JORD Wood Watch!

 This unique wood watch by JORD goes with every outfit

Monday, October 10, 2016

Letting My Faith Be Bigger Than My Fear - Part 2

You may remember a few months ago I wrote about how I was struggling with what God's plan was for my life.  Well, I wanted to give you an update on what has been going on, along with a couple of big announcements.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Neutral Painted Pumpkins

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Lately I have been inspired by all of the neutral fall decor looks I am seeing online and in magazines. I especially love the white and chalky teal pumpkins, so I decided I would put some of my Deco Art paint from Haven Conference to good use and update a few of my mini pumpkins.

Paint your pumpkins with chalk paint for a neutral look

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What I am Wearing - Fall Trends Featuring Aventura Clothing

Even though I am sad to see summer go, I love all the cozy textures and warm colors in fall clothing. Some of the pieces I most look forward to wearing are sweater dresses, leggings, boots, and cozy scarves.  Today, I am sharing how to style some of the pieces I received from Aventura's Fall collection.

Fall Trends with Aventura clothing

Monday, October 3, 2016

Decorating a Front Porch for Fall

Fall is upon us, and even though the weather where I am is unseasonably warm, I still got in the mood to decorate for Fall.  I will probably be adding some Halloween decor soon, but this is how my front porch looks for now.

Decorate your front porch for fall with pumpkins and mums

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sunflower Frame Art Using Cricut Explore Air

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Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and they are the perfect colors for Fall decor. When I saw this Sunflower design in the Cricut design space, I knew I had to make something with it.  I thought it would look cute in a wooden frame, sitting on the buffet in my dining room.

Make fun Sunflower Framed Art using your Cricut

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