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Glass Vase Snowman Decor {Craft DIY}

Hello peeps!  Who is still stuffed from all of the Thanksgiving deliciousness?  Or broke from those fab after-Thanksgiving sales?  I don't do the whole crazy shopping thing but I am stuffed and happy.  I got to watch lots of t.v. and in my jammies.  Woot!  

On to my latest project, except I made this last year so I'm kinda lying.  I never got to share this with you guys because of lots of computer problems.  Anywho, I made a snowman using two floral vases.

I was inspired to make this snowman after I saw another blogger make with decor with round floral vases.  She used different glitter for each vase and then topped each one with a witch hat.  It was classy and cute.  And darn.  I wish I could remember that blogger and her site. 
Well here is how I got down to business when making this snowman.

2 - round floral vases 1 - sponge brush Mod Podge 1 - small jar of white glitter 2 - sheets black felt w/glitter scissors craft or felt glue 2 - lids from food canisters (like oatmeal) …

My Favorite Night Time App

Hey everybody!  I hope all my fellow Americans went out and rocked their vote today.  I'm so glad all this election bizness is almost over and done with and we can happily move on to the next mudslinging event.  (insert sarcasm)

Anywho, lots of my Facebook friends are saying what they are thankful for each day and today I thought I would let you all know that I'm thankful for the Ambiance app on my iPhone and iPad.  The best white noise app in my opinion.  And it's free!

And my favorite sound selection on Ambiance is Rain and Thunder in the Rain category.  It soothes me and my kiddies to sleep and there have been mornings when I wake up thinking that it actually rained the night before.  :)

Oh how I have loved white noise since the days we brought my son home from the hospital.  I quickly realized the importance of white noise and finally "got it" after hearing people talk about it here and there.  Oh yes siree Bob is white noise a necessity in my home.  The kids fa…

My Halloween & Fall Mantel

First, I’d like to say that my heart goes out to everyone in the east coast and I really do hope everyone will be okay in the end.  The whole nation has your back! I thought I would share my Halloween/Fall mantel with you all.  Of course after today it will be a Thanksgiving/Fall mantel  and hopefully I’ll be able to add some turkey-type touches to it.  That’s if all the stores have not rid of their autumn related merchandise (a pet peeve of mine.)  I was inspired to do this mantel after pinning several pumpkin and witch ideas on my Fun Halloween Ideas board.  On Pinterest of course.  I realized just this Halloween that I have an attraction to pumpkins and witch hats over other Halloween decorations.  So instead of having it spread throughout my house, I decided to put it all together on my mantel and fireplace. 

I really do love pumpkins and witch hats and after putting this together I wish I had more.  Clearance sales here I come!  Most of these items were purchased over the years eit…

That's So Witchy {Halloween DIY}

Hola!Halloween is around the corner and I was finally able to complete this project that I started (in my head) over three weeks ago.A couple of months ago, some friends of mine were having a garage sale.I decided to shop at their sale and just before leaving their house I spotted a plain, maroon vase.My friend gladly gave it to me because she was ready to pack up what didn’t sell and dump it all at Goodwill.My first thought was to spray paint it but what color and how would I use it?After some thought I decided to use it as Halloween décor and since I have a few witch hats I then knew what I wanted to do with this vase.

Check it, yo.

And this is what it looked like before:

It is a Pottery Barn vase.  I spray painted a Pottery Barn vase.  Gasp!

Here’s the how-I-did-it down low.
My supplies were Krylon primer, Krylon Glitter Blast in Grape Glitz, and a medium grit sanding block.

I used an old, clean sock to wipe any dust and debris from the vase, lightly sanded it and then sprayed a couple o…

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes {Recipe}

Hola!As in “hi” not holla.But hey why not? Holla!Okay, okay today I wanted to share with you guys a cupcake recipe that I made last night for a bake sale today at my work.We are raising money for charity and everyone was asked to bring home baked goods.Being that we are in fall y’all, I went with a seasonal favorite: pumpkin!

I found this recipe on one of my favorite cooking websites, and I followed the recipe to a T except for the frosting.You can view the full recipe here or just see below.
·1 (18.25 ounce) pkg yellow cake mix with pudding
·1 tsp. ground cinnamon
·1 tsp. ground cloves
·1 tsp. ground nutmeg
·¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
·2 eggs
·1 tsp. vanilla
·1 15oz can pumpkin puree
Mix all of the dry ingredients with a spatula, and then add the wet ingredients mix well with an electric mixer.Once almost incorporated add in the pumpkin and continue to mix until done. Spoon batter into cupcake pans (spray pan or insert liners) filling each cup 2/3 full.For me, th…

Black Kitty Cat Treat Bags {Halloween}

Hi everyone!Well my house is finally decked out in Fall and Halloween décor and the kids are getting in the spirit.My goal was to have my decorations up by October 1st but eh October 15th was more do-able.

Anywho, last year I made these Halloween treat bags and to my surprise (honestly) they were quite the hit on Pinterest among other sites.A big ‘thank you’ is in order to everyone that pinned them and also to those other bloggers that let me share my project on their sites.Gracias!:)

I did not think I was going to make any bags this year because the creative side of my brain was low on juice and I had no new creations.Then it hit me.A black kitty cat!My girl and I love Hello Kitty and my girl is fond of kittens because they lick your leg instead of bite it like a dog (according to her).And since she definitely wants to pass out treats to her friends (okay I too want to pass out treats) I thought of a black cat creation with pink details.Pink of course!
Here is what I created:

Like my oth…

Organized Linen Closet... Finally!

Hi peeps.  Are y’all done decorating for fall yet?  No? Oh wait that's just me.  My decor is going up little by little as the hubs grudgingly brings more Fall/Halloween totes down from the attic.  heehee.
I do however want to show off (‘cause that’s what happens in blog land) my now neat and tidy linencloset thanks to this pin on my Organization board from Better Homes & Gardens that helped me get'er done.  Ta-da!

It is a small closet in my short and narrow hallway so taking full length photos of the before and after was a challenge.  But believe me you this thing was way too crowded and stuffing clean towels into each shelf was just plain dumb.  There was too much going on in there especially with the ball caps and candles taking up valuable space on one shelf.  So just like my utensil drawerlarge utensil drawer, and junk drawer I got to work.  As I told you in my last post, I got the caps out of there and hung up in the coat closet. 
I then emptied out the entire closet a…