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Host a Frozen Themed Party

As winter is approaching and it is getting cooler outside, I love to host intimate gatherings at my home.  This year I decided to embrace the winter season with this Frozen themed party. We don’t get a lot of snow here in Portland so I thought it would be fun to create a white wonderland… Read more.


Duck Tape Bohemian Feather Jewelry

Did you know that bohemian jewelry is the new fashion craze here in Portland? When I heard that Duck Tape has created 12×12 sheets that can be cut on the Cricut Explore I knew I had to try them out. After all, I am always up for a challenge, right? Bohemian jewelry made from Duck Tape. …. Read more.

Shabby Chick DIY furniture

My Vintage Chalk Paint Sewing Chest

There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece of furniture that needs a little (or a lot) of love. This little sewing chest was a great find at my local Goodwill and for just a few dollars it was in the back of my car and on the way home with me… Read more.

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Last Minute Halloween Decor Ideas

Last Minute Halloween Decor Ideas

(Pumpkins in the image from 1. We Know Stuff 2. Chase The Star 3. Yesterday On Tuesday 4. Setting for Four – Links at Cupcakes and Crinoline) Are you looking for some last minute Halloween decor or pumpkin carving ideas. Our friends over at Cupcakes and Crinoline  are hosting Wayfair’s Halloween Housewarming Party today and pulled together a… Read more.


Video: Crepe Paper Gardenias

It is time for a new video tutorial and today it’s all about the crepe paper gardenia flower. Gardenia blooms are so elegant and though they are a tropical flower are often seen as an indoor plant. My first experience of the gardenia plant was when I worked in the marketing department at Pebble Beach… Read more.


Flashback Friday: Hocus Pocus Costumes

This is what I wore for Halloween two years ago! Yes, my sister Deanna and I took on the characters of Winnie and Mary Sanderson for the annual Micky’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. Dress up like a Disney character to go to Disneyland? Absolutely! And we were in good company with all kinds of characters… Read more.


DIY Halloween Decoration Roundup

This year we were so full of Halloween decoration ideas that I decided it would be fun to do a little roundup. We need to see them all in one place, right? For Halloween decor, we started outside the house with the entryway and made our way through the house finishing with a Halloween party… Read more.

Halloween Party Printable

Printable Halloween Beverage Labels

If you cannot tell by now I am really looking forward to Halloween night!  We are rounding up our Halloween party with these Printable Halloween Beverages Labels.  Aren’t they a perfect complement to any spooky bash, transforming an ordinary bottles to a spook-tacular potion?!  I designed these free printable Halloween beverage labels for your wine,… Read more.

Paper Halloween Town

Paper Village for Your Halloween Decorations

How cute is this little spooky village that is too perfect for your Halloween decorations? Cut from black metallic card stock paper on the Cricut Explore, the village folds perfectly so that it will stand on your mantel, shelf or dining table. Of course, if you don’t have the Explore we don’t want you to… Read more.

Apothecary Halloween labels

Printable Apothecary Labels for Halloween

Every good witch or wizard needs a fine set of apothecary labels for some playful Halloween decorations, right? Here is a set that will keep your potion making ingredients in order. I will be honest, we had such a good time designing and planning this photo shoot which is hosted by today. These spooky,… Read more.

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