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Hostess Gift

8 Oct

Jason and I are on our way to Michigan as I type this to visit friends for the weekend. I wanted to take a cute hostess gift to my friend to say thanks for having us but couldn’t think of anything cute and inexpensive. Then I remembered a cute little gift shop that we have in our town. Its an adorable little shop called the country store and they sell candles and americana home decor type crafts. Every time I go there I want to redo my entire house in the americana theme! They have the most amazing scents for their candles and tart burners and their prices are SO reasonable!image

I bought my friend a bag of tarts in kitchen spice scent. Its cinnamony (totally just made that word up) and delicious smelling. I then found a cute litte white tart burner. I also made the Halloween cookie jar I linked up to a few days ago from Living Locurto. It was super easy to make and came out sooo cute!


All together everything cost about $10 which is so not bad for a cute hostess gift. I can’t wait to get there and give it to her (and be done with our 8 hour drive!)image


Fake It ‘Til You Make It

6 Oct

I’ve been wanting to make cut out sugar cookies for a few weeks now but I haven’t had a chance to bring out all of my cookie cutters, flour, sugar, kitchen aid mixer, etc, etc. Why is the concept of baking 100% more fun than the actual act of baking? So tonight I caved and stopped at Wal-mart to pick up a few things and I bought…are you ready for it?… Pilsbury ready bake cookies.

I popped them in the oven and 12-15 minutes later I had perfect sugar cookies! So far I have invested about 1% effort.

Once they were done baking I let them cool and then drizzled them with orange (prepackaged!) cookie frosting and added a few black sprinkles.

They came out super cute and I am no longer feeling bad about not slaving away in the kitchen to make cut out cookies!

Fall Projects

5 Oct

It seems like Fall really snuck up on me this year! One day it was September and 85 degrees and sunny and the next day it was 50 degrees and the leaves are changing! Where did the time go? I’m not complaining though because I LOVE fall! I have so many fall projects that I would like to do this year and the more I read the blogs of all the crafty and talented people on the internet the more projects I add to my ever growing list!

This adorable banner from Make and Takes is not only cute but it sounds super easy to make! I may cheat a little and use scrap book paper instead of wood and modge podge but the original tutorial is fantastic.

How cute are these candy corn bottles from Random Thoughts of a Super Mom? They can be used for different holidays using different candies!

My sewing skills aren’t all that great but this hand stitched spider from You Can Make This looks so easy to sew that I am tempted to try it! How cute would it be in a black frame with a little orange bow. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

This Halloween cookies in a jar from Living Locurto is SO cuuuute! I am going to visit some friends in Michigan next weekend and plan on making this to take as a hostess gift!

I have so many other things that I plan on making if I have time but these are my favorites for right now! Hopefully I can post the finished products once I complete some of these adorable crafts!!