A lot has been going on in my life lately and I’ve been completely absent from this little corner of the internet I’ve created. In late January my grandfather died. He was sick and in the end it was what he wanted but it was still hard even though it wasn’t unexpected. He, his wife and his sister (my great aunt who is still kicking and will be forever) were the ones that taught me how to grow things and how to raise chickens. I don’t know if I’ll really come to terms with the loss until spring planting. I always have delayed grief like that.
It’s not a party without a pinata! For Mary’s Halloween birthday party we took it to another level by filling it with a few surprises and getting the kids in on some pre-pinata crafts.
I was lucky enough to partner with Oriental Trading Company for this party, they sent me a few goodies to help us celebrate. Just like with all my sponsored posts all the ideas and ideas and opinions are my own. On the off chance that you aren’t familiar with OTC they have a HUGE catalog of just about anything you can think of. They are the perfect source for party planning and holiday shenanigans. I spent a few hours going through their Halloween pages picking out stuff for the party. If you’re still in the market for Halloween Costumes they have lots of fun options too. [Read more…]
I love Halloween, mums and vintage stuff. I put them all together with this project to make a trio of Jack-O-Lantern Planters with vintage inspired pumpkin faces. I received the paint for free as part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program. If you follow me on Instagram this is the paint Mary dumped on the floor while I was canning tomatoes. [Read more…]
We’ve reached the point where I’m turning kitchen recyclables into Halloween stuff (this isn’t even the only project I’ve got this year using tin cans). My husband is just happy I’m not buying anything. This project is in the kid-friendly Halloween category. There is a bit of a wait with all the paint drying but you can put this together in an afternoon.
If you’ve been on Pinterest lately you’ve undoubtedly seen at least one fairy garden tutorial. They’re usually put together in a cute tub or planter, with lots of little pieces. I didn’t realize how big the fairy garden thing was until I was wandering around Joann’s and found a whole aisle of fairy garden bits and pieces. I’m not a big fan of premade stuff, I like to make my own and the shiny plastic look just isn’t my thing. I wanted to add a few Garden Fairy Houses to my garden but I didn’t want to buy anything (or go anywhere) so I had to throw them together with what I had laying around.