Pumpkin Pie Bath Bomb Recipe

It is the time of year when all things are pumpkin spice. I am actually not a fan of the taste of pumpkin spice, unless it is in the form of pumpkin bread or pumpkin cookies! I do, however, love the smell of pumpkin. That’s why I knew that October’s recipe needed to be a pumpkin pie bath bomb!

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With a mixture of pumpkin pie spice and vanilla, you will be feeling like you are bathing in a big pie pan! To make your own,  you need… [Read more…]

Thankful Thanksgiving Sign

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that seems to get skipped a lot. The sad thing is it is one holiday that truly stands for something that we should all be paying attention to. It isn’t just a Thursday where we stuff our faces and make shopping plans for the next day. It is a time where we can really reflect on what we have been blessed with and surround ourselves with the people we love. I wanted to focus on being grateful for the entire month of November, so I made this sign that we can look at throughout the month and even add our own leaves to with things we are grateful for if we wanted to.

I love that this sign features geometric leaves. I am a sucker for geometric ANYTHING!

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5 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating this Holiday Season

Many of you have made comments about my husband’s noticeable weight loss that has occurred this year. He has lost over 50 lbs since May! While I have been been putting on the baby weight, he has been focusing on his health in a major way and has lost more weight than our four year old weighs!

Before and After 50 lb weight loss

One of the things that Dave has really changed has been how he eats. Going from someone who drank a lot of Dr. Pepper everyday to someone who loves to stay home and make delicious, healthy food is a pretty huge transformation itself!

He recently started a blog called Run.Eat.Poop.Repeat. where he is documenting his experience as he continues to strive to live a healthy lifestyle. He offered to share some of his tips to eating healthy during the holiday season for all of you! Although he hasn’t experienced a Thanksgiving or Christmas with his new, healthy lifestyle, he has endured anniversaries, birthdays, etc throughout the year that he has really learned from. If you are interested in following along with his journey and getting more tips, you can follow his blog. He would LOVE the support!

Here are his 5 Simple Tips for Eating Healthy this Holiday Season:

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No Sew Faux Leather Thanksgiving Table Runner

It is Throwback Thursday again! Now that Halloween has come and gone, are you the type to decorate for Thanksgiving or do you jump straight to Christmas? I like to give Thanksgiving its own glory before jumping into Christmas, mostly because I don’t like all of the clutter that comes with Christmas decor and having it up this early would drive me crazy. I like to decorate pretty minimally when it comes to Thanksgiving. It gives me a nice break between the Halloween and Christmas decor. I mostly just keep out the pumpkins that don’t look overly Halloween and then add a few more things to turn it into Fall decor.

One of my favorite pieces of Fall decor that I like to pull out each year is my faux leather Thanksgiving table runner that I made several years ago. It is still a favorite of mine after all of these years and it is today’s Throwback Thursday!

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Jewel Falling Leaves Apothecary Jars

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I love the colors of Fall. Now that I have accepted the fact that Fall is officially here and that the temperatures are only going to drop more, I have decided to embrace everything that comes with the season. I absolutely adore the rich Autumn colors and love to decorate my house in them. This falling leaves apothecary jar is the perfect addition to my Autumn decor. [Read more…]

Faux Leather Thanksgiving Table Runner

I love being in this monthly themed group with these amazingly talented ladies! This month, the theme was Thanksgiving tables. Check out all of the incredible ideas for your Thanksgiving table!

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For my Thanksgiving table craft, I decided to make a faux leather table runner. I love switching up my table runners throughout the seasons. Right now, leather is really trendy and I wanted to play off of that for my Thanksgiving table runner.
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To make your own, you need…
*Faux leather (this can be found at the fabric store. Don’t forget to use a coupon to make it nearly half price!)
*Metallic paint in 3 colors
*Paint brushes
Faux Leather Table Runner Supplies
First, cut the faux leather to the size that you need it to be. The great thing about using faux leather, is that it doesn’t fray so you don’t need to sew it at all! I love me a good no sew project!
Cut faux leather
Paint the words onto the material. I just free handed it, but you could find a font you love and trace it too.
Thanksgiving Table Runner
Use a straight edge and paint lines randomly on the faux leather. I didn’t go in any particular order, I just went with it!
Painted Faux Leather Table Runner
After I painted lines to go all up and down the table runner, I let it dry and put it out with my Thanksgiving decor!
Faux Leather Thanksgiving Table Runner
It is the perfect addition to my Thanksgiving decor. I love that it is a more modern twist on Thanksgiving decor!

I am grateful for…

I love this time of year. I love that it gives us a friendly reminder to step back and think about all that we are blessed with. I want to share with you 10 things that I am grateful for.
1. Dave. He is my best friend. I couldn’t ask for a better guy to raise my daughter with. He is such a good dad and is really patient with me and my quirks. He makes me laugh, he’s a hard worker, and he’s driven. I am really lucky to have him as my eternal companion.
2. Harper. She has brought so much joy into my life. It is a really incredible experience to watch her learn and grow each day. She tolerates all of the kisses and squeezes that come along with hanging out with me. She loves her family and has funniest little laugh.
3. Family. I feel extremely blessed to have such a good relationship with my family. I can honestly say that my parents and my brothers are some of my best friends. That make me laugh… a lot. They are such great examples to me of hard work, love, and spirituality. 
4. Church. I can’t even fathom what my life would be like if I weren’t LDS. It brings so much comfort and clarity to my life. It has helped guide me along the way to becoming a better person. I have developed lasting relationships with those who attend my church. It is the cornerstone of our family and the reason that our family is eternal.
5. Blogging. What started as a fly by the seat of my pants kind of hobby, is quickly turning into a full time job. I am beginning to see many of the benefits of blogging that I have been longing for. I have been able to connect with other bloggers, meet some of my favorite bloggers, and even earn a little money to help my family. I love being able to share what is on my mind and the crazy things that I do to my house. I have the sweetest, most loyal readers. I SO appreciate all of you.
6. Friends. I am surrounded by so many sweet, amazing, talented people that I get to call my friends. I have some locally, some I am related to all around the world, and all over the blog world. They are all so supportive of me and all of my endeavors. I am really blessed to have each of them in my life.
7. Technology. I love technology, but not as much as you you see. But I still love technology. Always and forever. Sorry, couldn’t resist. One of the things that makes me proud to be from Idaho. But really, I am amazed by how much I am able to do with technology. I just entered the smartphone world last week and it is the coolest thing ever. Where would we be without technology?
8. Home. Being a home owner has its ups and downs. One minute you are celebrating because you finally finished making a room look pretty and the next you are in tears because your entire yard is flooded because of a broken canal. I wouldn’t trade it though. I love being a home owner and being able to turn this space into something that really reflects our family. 
9. USA. I am not usually the majorly patriotic type, but the election season made me realize how lucky I am to live in a country where I can vote. I can tell people how I feel about what I am voting for, and I can tell people how I feel about election results. Not that I do much of any of those things, I am thankful that I live in a country that allows me to do any of those things.
10. Body. Sometimes I am a little hard on myself about my body. I think we all are. It isn’t this, or it isn’t that, right? Well regardless of any of that, I am really thankful for my body. I have all of my limbs. I am healthy. I can play, eat, sleep, run (not pretty), dance, read, wiggle my toes… You get my drift. I am really thankful for my body. It is a seriously amazing gift we are given.
Thank you for allowing me to share with you all of these things that I am thankful for. I really am thankful for all of my readers and for the sweetest comments you leave me. I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope you all have a safe, happy, healthy Thanksgiving filled with family, friends fun and food!

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Give Thanks Board Decor

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This post was originally written for Expressions Vinyl last year, but I wanted to share it with you too!
After taking down my Halloween decorations, I realized that I didn’t really have many decorations for the Fall. I needed something to remind me about Thanksgiving and that I have a lot to be grateful for. That is when I made this!
 

To make your very own, you will need…
Beige, Light Brown, and Nut Brown vinyl
Transfer tape
Silhouette or Cricut Expression using Sure Cuts a Lot 2
12 inch Styrofoam wreath
 12×14 inch board painted dark brown
leaf garland
12 inch brown satin ribbon
hot glue gun
light brown fabric

    Cut fabric into strips and wrap around your wreath. Put a dot of glue on the wreath every other time you wrap the fabric around.
    Cut the leaves off of your garland.
    Glue leaves on your wreath, overlapping your leaves and mixing up the colors.
    Cut out maple leaves using Sure Cuts a Lot or your Silhouette. If you have a Cricut, you NEED Sure Cuts a Lot. It allows you to cut any image you want! Cut your leaves out on the Nut Brown and Light Brown vinyl. I cut out about ten 2 inch leaves, five 1 inch leaves, and four 4 inch leaves on each color.
    Peel off vinyl and stick it to your brown piece of wood. I wanted it to look like leaves were just randomly falling, so I placed them randomly, mixing the colors and angles.
    Wrap ribbon around the top of your wreath and hot glue to the back of your board, allowing your ribbon to hang over the top of the board. Leave 3-4 inches on the bottom of the board under your wreath.
     
    Cut out the words “give thanks” on the Beige vinyl measuring about 3×11. I used the font Cafe Rojo. Using transfer tape, put the words on the bottom of your board.
    Now you are ready to either hang it up somewhere or place on an easel.
     
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