Friendsgiving Place Settings – Pumpkin Pie Boxes with Candy Leaves

My husband and I decided to host our first ever Friendsgiving this weekend! We invited a few of our friends and got to planning. We will have all the classics; turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, and of course some delicious desserts too! Dessert isn’t just to be eaten this year though, our place settings are these cute pumpkin pie slice boxes.

I wanted to do a unique setting for our friends so I jumped on my Cricut Design Space and started looking around at projects. After a little searching I found this fun project. You can make it too if you search for Pumpkin Pie Box in Cricut Design Space! I clicked customize in order to add each of our names to the top of the box. It’s a step that takes an extra second but turned out wonderful! Plus there won’t be any disagreements about which box of candy is theirs at the end of the night! I got the paper supplies from Michaels Crafts and the Chocolate Leaves from Amazon.

Do you add place settings to your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving tables? What is your favorite place card?

Dollar Store Witches Hat Wreath

Our Halloween activities are in full swing now that October has started. A few items that are a classic for my husband and I are going to a local corn maze (and eating these delicious bit size cookies), picking our own pumpkins, and this year we will be hosting the October brunch for my in-laws. If you want to check out how our previous Halloween themed brunch turned out you can find it here.

This last weekend I was lucky enough to have some time with my mom to drink some coffee, eat some treats, chat, and most important… make this fun craft! I had not seen this idea before but my mom came over with her arms full of supplies ready to do this fun Halloween wreath. I’m so glad she did because it turned out amazing for both of us. All of the supplies were found at a local dollar store, including the wreath form!

Check out our two takes of this wreath below and make sure to comment if you have made one too!

Another example of the wreath: https://www.dollartree.com/diy-witch-hat-wreath/idea-20200813

The Perfect Blend – Coffee Wedding Favors

We are so happy and very lucky that we were able to have a wedding with all of our close family and friends in attendance. Wedding favors are the perfect way to send guests home a little personalized message of “we appreciate that you came”. Below is what we did but there are so many great ideas out there! Make it unique to who you are as a couple or incorporate a special memory. My husband and I had our first date at a coffee shop, so we brought that coffee (same shop!) back to our wedding day as our favor.  

Comment with what you did for your favors (or what you want to do one day).

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Wedding Welcome Sign

After months of promising some exciting projects for the wedding, I FINALLY get to share! Figuring out the signs for a wedding can be a little daunting since it is a huge piece of what the guests would be guided by, accent the other decorations, and have to hold up as their own decoration as well. Luckily I knew from the start what kind of sign I wanted, a beautiful acrylic sign with painted brush strokes and elegant mixed with fun writing. If you aren’t sure what you want your signs to look like, Pinterest is filled with unique and fun ideas! I loaded up on acrylic sheets (some of which I ordered larger and cut down to the size I want but I’ll get into that later) and now the hardest part, deciding on the paint and font color that would be used everywhere. No pressure right? Thankfully, while wandering through a Michaels craft store the paint popped out at me. I am telling you right now that outdoor venue, deep fall colors, and copper acrylic signs = complete perfection.

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DIY Balloon Arch

If you are new to the blog, one of the big events in 2021 for me is that I am marrying my wonderful fiancé this fall! That means that all the activities are starting up and I am beyond excited. The first event that kicks everything off was my bridal shower at the end of July. I’ll do a post on how perfect that event was very soon. My maid of honor is equally into getting crafty. The day before the bridal shower we met up and started working on a balloon arch for the bridal shower. A fun decoration piece but even more so a great activity for her and I where we got to hang out, laugh, jam to some music, eat snacks, and of course drink coffee.

I’ve included the how to tutorial we used while building our balloon garland below. Pro tip, if you are making an arch like us, make sure to have some command strips to secure the garland to the wall.

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Oven Baked Kale Chips

I’ve been wanting to make kale chips since lockdown over a year ago, but today I finally got to it! I was craving a salty snack and with leftover kale from a Lemon Kale Spaghetti dish from a few days ago, I had no excuses. It came together quickly and both my fiancé and I loved them! The whole sheet tray was eaten either before or during dinner. It’s been extra busy at our house recently between wedding planning and the day to day of our usual lives so any extra time saved in the kitchen on snacks is a win!

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Easter Cutout for Interchangeable HOME Sign

Happy Easter Everyone! I hope this year you are all able to safely spend time with your loved ones and enjoy eating as many Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs as you want! I try not to eat too much candy but something about Easter morning I always reach for one of those peanut buttery delicious eggs (usually before breakfast, oops!). Anyone else like that with a specific candy on Easter?

One of my favorite decoration additions to our house is this interchangeable home sign. It allows me to get creative with a cutout of my choice from start to finish. This one came together quickly and that’s all thanks to my scroll saw and Cricut machine. If you need holiday gnome inspiration checkout my St. Patrick’s or Christmas cutouts! To see my commissioned Disney HOME sign with ALL the options check out the full video here!

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DIY Easter Egg Sign with Peek-A-Boo Bunny Ears

It has been a crazy couple of months here at our house and I imagine it will only get busier as we get closer to the wedding date! I am so excited to share all of the fun projects that are coming together for the wedding but I will be saving them for after the celebration. I don’t want to spoil any of the surprise for guests that follow me here on the blog. I have not been as active on here between my day job (short staffed) and wedding plans so taking a step away to do a quick Easter project was a welcome change. I found this wooden egg sign at Michaels for 50% off and started playing with an egg design and bunny ears popping out from behind. Jury is still out on if I will keep the bunny ears because I love the egg design too much, hello glittery top coat!

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Leprechaun Gnome Wood Cutout

If you have been following me for a while, you know that one of the ongoing projects is creating seasonal cutouts for my welcome sign. St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and we didn’t have a cutout to celebrate with! I picked a leprechaun inspired gnome character (I made a gnome cutout for Christmas as well, so make sure you check that on out as well). Leprechaun’s are the most popular Irish fairy-goblin creature and have a rich folklore history. Although this character I created isn’t true to its Irish roots, I had fun making him and learning a little more about the history.

This St. Patrick’s Day you’ll find us sipping on a Guinness (wishing we could get some Irish Whiskey) and looking through photos of our trip to Ireland.

Girls Night In – Tie Dye Sweatpants

Find yourself a best friend who is as excited as you to get coffee from Starbucks and spend the night making tie dye sweatpants! For real, how lucky am I to have her as my best friend and maid of honor?! Although the best base to apply color is white, I was concerned about how see through a pair of white sweatpants would be. Instead I opted for a pair of light grey jogger sweatpants. Meanwhile, my friend decided to do a second take of tie dye. She chose to reverse tie dye a pair of black sweatpants.

I haven’t done tie dye in forever so this was a fun craft for us to do and very on trend. Tie dye is making a comeback and I’m not mad about it. Check out our before photo and the link to the tie dye kit used for the purple and grey sweatpants!

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