10 Minutes or Less: DIY Happy Pumpkins

10 Minutes or Less: DIY Happy PumpkinsAlright friends, how about we kick Monday off with a happy DIY?! As much as I love fall, I’ve never really been a huge fan of traditional spooky Halloween decor. Love a scary movie, but I don’t love getting scared in my own house for a month straight, ya know? If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday, but don’t want to go full force into zombies and monsters, try making these happy ghost pumpkins instead! I seriously haven’t stopped smiling since I made them and hope they’ll brighten your day as well. Here’s how:

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Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday friends! And it’s the first weekend of October, so I hope you have your bucket list of fall activities written down and ready to go! It’s going to be warm in NYC this weekend, but we’re still going to manage to squeeze in an apple festival because, duh. Whether you’re carving pumpkins or having a hard cider or two, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– Such a creative reuse for toy blocks

– Totally obsessed with this console makeover

– I’ll take a dozen of these s’mores cupcakes.

– Using these free printables to help us meal plan. We’re not very good but are trying to get better! All go-to tips + recipes are appreciated!

– Last chance to get my book on MAJOR sale before prices go back up! Stock up for the holidays now!

– I need to give gold foil paper a try because this vase is beautiful!


PS On an unrelated note, I know that the news this week and last (and let’s be honest, this whole year) has been too overwhelming to bear. But to all the survivors out there: I hear you. I believe you. I’m there for you. Thank you for speaking out.

DIY Paint Swatch Halloween Costume

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DIY Paint Swatch Halloween Costume Guys I am so excited about this project because I’ve finally come up with a costume to match my pink hair! And to think it only took me three years! Between my book launch and moving this year, I’ve spent a lot of time around color and paint swatches, so naturally I decided to dress like one for Halloween. If you’re looking to add a little craft and a lot of color into your costume this year, then this paint swatch DIY is for you! Here’s how: Continue reading…

10 Colorful Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

10 Colorful Ways to Decorate PumpkinsNow that it’s officially October, I can finally start to decorate for fall without feeling weird/guilty! Yahoo! I have a few pumpkin DIYS coming this year (stay tuned!), but man oh man do I want to make more after coming across these beauties. These tutorials prove that fall decor is totally possible without going the traditional black and orange color route. So if you don’t want to say goodbye to the vibrant colors of summer, but are excited about all things this season has to bring, here are 10 colorful ways to decorate pumpkins!

10 Colorful Ways to Decorate PumpkinsPastel Pumpkin Faces by The House That Lars Built

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