Fall Porch Decor for a Small Porch

Fall Porch Decor for small porches, this little box to decorate is genius!

Since it's the last day of September and the Halloween stuff comes out tomorrow, I knew I needed to show off my fall porch decor before it got put away for the month...some of it might make it's way back out in November for Thanksgiving, but we'll see. Fall Porch Decor As I have mentioned before I have a small porch, so to decorate it, I have to be pretty creative. The goal is to make the porch bigger someday and go under the windows, but for now...I have this little stoop that I have to figure out how to make the most of. I am so proud of my idea to make a little porch box, I've never seen anything like it anywhere else, and it is so fun to change out for all the seasons and holidays. (You can see how it was dressed up for summer and the 4th HERE). For fall I added some fall mums to my planter, I got them from Costco. I feel like you should always have some kind of living plant on your porch, it makes it so much more welcoming. This side of the house gets SO much sun, and the ... [ Read More ]

20 Halloween Craft Ideas

20 Halloween Craft Ideas

I cannot believe that October is this week, where has the time gone??  Now that it's almost October, it's time to break out the Halloween decor!  I love decorating for Halloween, it's so much fun!!  Here are 20 awesome Halloween craft ideas: 1) Spiderweb Table Runner 2) Skeleton Quilt 3) Bat Finger Puppet 4) Witch Ornament 5) Halloween Cupcake Liners 6) Halloween Rocks 7) Tea Towels 8) Halloween Wreath 9) Witch's Feet 10) Pumpkin Treat Cup 11) Batty Table Decor 12) Spiderweb Candles 13) Owl Gift Bag 14) Spooky Halloween Wreath 15) Reversible Pumpkin Decor 16) Candy Corn Wreath 17) Frozen Costumes 18) Pumpkin Candle Holder 19) Halloween Decor 20) Halloween Countdown Aren't these crafts awesome?  I love them all, you should really check them out! I (Kaysi) am excited to be hosting again.  If you haven't been to my blog, I've been doing lots of fun Halloween crafts lately, you should check them out!  Here are some I've done over the years. Now ... [ Read More ]

Cute and Spooky Halloween Wreath

Cute and Spooky Halloween Wreath at Making the World Cuter

I know I just posted my fall wreath, but once I make a wreath, I need to keep making wreaths, they are just too much fun! I think this is one of my favorites to date! This Halloween wreath adds just the right amount of spook with the skull and the bats while still staying cute and not too creepy for the kids. It was super easy to put together too, so that is a bonus! Halloween Wreath I started with a foam wreath, and a couple spools of coordinating ribbon. I got this from Jo-Ann. To start the wreath, I usually use a pin instead of hot glue, because I never know if I am going to need to change things as I go, or if I will get tired of the wreath some day and want to reuse the form.  I wrapped the wreath in the two spools of ribbon, and it took all of both of them. The wide one was 1.5 in x 9 ft, and the thinner one was 5/8 in x 12 ft. I found some purple ribbon in my stash, and this cute little glittery guy I picked up at Jo-Ann as well. I just hot glued him right on top and it ... [ Read More ]

Easy Crockpot Chicken Soup

Easy Crockpot Chicken Soup

  Yum. Something about the fall weather makes me want to curl up in a cozy sweater and eat a steamy bowl of soup. Soup is one of my favorite foods for so many reasons. It's comforting, it's delicious, and most importantly? It's easy as heck to make! Soup does not need to be complicated, soup is just ingredients that meld together in a pot...or a crockpot. This crockpot chicken soup should really be called "crockpot whatever I have on hand soup", but since that title is much too long I settled on this instead. Crockpot Chicken Soup Really any soup I make could be called that. I am a pro at looking at what others might call a bare pantry, and fridge and make something not only edible, but actually good. It's a talent that I am happy to have, and one my husband does not share. Ha! I will most likely be ordering take out on his night to cook if he doesn't have a plan or a recipe, but luckily the kids will eat cut up hot dogs in stuffing with a side of canned pears. :) So, ... [ Read More ]

Hello Gorgeous! Fall Wreath

Hello Gorgeous Fall Wreath

It's the first day of Autumn, and that means it is most definitely time for a fancy new fall wreath for the front door! I LOVE making wreaths, but I don't do it often enough. I am trying to remedy this. I decided for fall that I wanted a big wreath that could stand on it's own without the need of hanging it from a string. This 18" grapevine wreath fit the bill perfectly, and they are inexpensive at craft stores. Bonus? They are totally perfect for fall with all the natural brown sticks and stuff going on! :)  I also grabbed some cozy blanket flannel, some gold and white ribbon, and some feathers in varying shades to give this baby a little pop! I cut a 10" strip of fabric and kept the width the same as the size of fabric. Then I grabbed some gold paper fasteners that you can get just about anywhere for mere pennies, and a paper piercer. This is how I attached the fabric to the wreath. This saved a ton of time over sewing or hot gluing and gave it just the natural organic ... [ Read More ]

14 Delicious Apple Recipes

14 Delicious Apple Recipes

I (Polly) live deep in apple country in rural Washington State and apple harvest is in full swing...so I thought we'd do a round-up of apple recipes.  Caramel Apple and M and M Blondies from Gator Mommy Reviews Apple Turnover with French Vanilla Glaze with Views from the 'Ville Apple Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars from Three Kids and a Fish Apple Scented Bubble Dough from There's Just One Mommy Caramel Apple Oatmeal Bars from Annie's Noms Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cheesecake from Cranberry Morning Caramel Apple Bundt Cake from Upstate Ramblings DIY Apple Butter from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Crock Pot Apple Crisp from More than a Mom of Three Best Ever Apple Butter from Life of a Craft Crazed Mom Mini Apple Pies from Raegun Ramblings Apple Cinnamon Apple Sauce Bundt Cake from Keeping It Simple Baked Caramel Apples from Making the World Cuter Easy Apple Pie Toppers from Pieces by Polly It's time for another Block Party hosted by ... [ Read More ]