Halloween Dinner Ideas

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to one and all!! I’m not quite sure what we are doing today. This “older kids” on Halloween thing is kinda new to us. I think we are still going to take the kids trick or treating, but we’ll see how it goes. We live a bit “in the country” so we don’t… 

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IKEA Raskog Hack, a DIY Rolling Vanity

IKEA Raskog Hack: DIY Rolling Vanity

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from IKEA and the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All crazy stories, opinions and hair brained ideas are 100% mine.   A few weeks ago I shared with you one of the challenges that my family faces in the morning…. last-minute chaos. Most of this chaos is caused by… 

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Free Motion Quilting Patterns, from Craftsy's Small Changes, Big Variety Class

Free Motion Quilting Class Special Offer

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine Today I find myself sharing with you a somewhat imperfect work in progress and not a… 

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Glinda Halloween Costume Ideas

DIY Glinda Costume

Last year my daughter told me that she HAD to be Glinda for Halloween, because one of her good friends was going as Dorothy and they HAD to match. She also told me that if she was going to be Glinda- she needed bubbles..Really bubbles? I’m always up for making fun Halloween costumes but, how was… 

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Mad Scientist Halloween Costume

Mad Scientist Costume

  As much as I love sharing sewing tutorials and ideas with you here, I admit that sometimes I look for ways to avoid sewing (gasp, am I allowed to admit that??). Case in point, Halloween costumes. For example the Mad Scientist costume idea that I’m going to share with you today.  My favorite method for… 

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Trick or Treat Tote Bag Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Trick or Treat Bag at Tatertots & Jello

It’s about that time again!!! Halloween!! It’s one of the times of the year that I feel the most creative.. something about Halloween makes me feel like I want to sew! I’ve got quite an impressive collection of Halloween fabrics. I have a tendency to pick up a bit of Halloween as I find it… 

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Giant Pocket Pillow Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Giant Pocket Pillow Sewing Tutorial

This post first appeared on the Riley Blake Fabric’s Blog as a part of their Design Team Wednesday series. Be sure to stop by their blog for great free sewing tutorials. There is something new every week! When I saw the new  Snapshots fabric line I knew right away that I wanted to work with… 

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Mudroom Lockers made from IKEA Bookcases - IKEA Hack

IKEA Hacks to Simplify your Mornings

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from IKEA and the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All crazy stories, opinions and hair brained ideas are 100% mine. It’s a familiar story that repeats itself all too often. The bus is coming in 5 minutes and someone can’t find their pants, or their choir t-shirt or their… 

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Halloween Party Crowns- a fun alternative to party hats!

Halloween Party Paper Crowns

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post. Today I have a couple of fun Halloween Celebration ideas to share with you as a part of the Cricut Design Space Star Competition!  The first one is this DIY… 

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Decorate a simple dish with vinyl lettering!

DIY Halloween Serving Bowl

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. I know that many say Christmas is theirs, but honestly Christmas really stresses me out… too many expectations… Halloween to… 

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Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs

Introducing Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson

Today I’m insanely excited and insanely terrified to tell you about something that I’ve been working on for most of the summer. My very first line of quilting cotton fabric! I actually came up with the idea for this line of fabric 2 years ago but then just sat and let the idea “simmer” for… 

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Heartbeat Quilt pattern

Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Hop

Today is my stop on the  Quick Column Quilts book blog hop, and I’m going to share with you a project that I made from the book.   I’ve been crazy busy running around for the last 6 weeks or so, and it was nice to just sit down and sew something for fun. I’m sure… 

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Easy Mirror refinish using Chalky Finish Paint on polkadotchair.com

How to use Chalky Finish Paint

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  We are about to undertake a big room “shuffle”… it involves moving two kids to different bedrooms and creating a larger sewing and office space for myself. I… 

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Frame Clutch Sewing Pattern

Frame Clutch Purse, a Sewing Pattern from Craftsy

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine. I’m not the best, okay I’m actually the worst, when it comes to planning… 

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DIY Fabric Headband Sewing Pattern on polkadotchair.com

DIY Fabric Headband

  This last month has been an absolute whirlwind. I think when I sat down and counted I realized that I have been to 14 cities in the last 30 days. No wonder I’m so tired. This summer my oldest daughter had the opportunity to study abroad in London, once I found out she was… 

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