DIY Peacock Costume:

This year my daughter is going to be a Peacock for Halloween!  I came across this idea on Pinterest, fell in love, got the approval from my daughter, and off to Hobby Lobby I went to buy supplies!

I didn't take pictures during the process of me making the tutu.  I kind of just went off the picture I found on pinterest, so I don't have any precise instructions anyways. =)
Here's the link to what I went off of for my Tutu.

I bought a yard each of brown, tan, royal blue, aqua blue, light blue, and lime green tulle.  And I bought the smallest amount of felt fabric I could (I think they can only cut as small as 1/4 of a yard) in brown, green, light blue, and dark blue.

I don't remember where I read how to make the actual tutu, I think I just had that information stored in the back of my head.  ha ha  BUT...I found this tutorial online, and this is exactly how I attached my tulle to the elastic.

I bought the shirt and footless leggings from Target.

Hope that helps. =)

Okay, now to the FUN stuff...PICTURES!!!

Here's a close-up of the hair:

Thanks for looking! =)

~ Jenny xoxo

I was inspired by this costume I saw on Pinterest...



Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!!!

Do you have your Fall decorations out yet?  
I've had mine out for a little while now, but finally got a chance to go around and take pictures! =)  

I have bit of an obsession with pumpkins, and most of my family and friends know this.  So a lot of my decorations that I'm about to show you have been gifted to me.
I used to have a ton more, but over the year's, and 4 kid's later, some never made it. =(  

Welcome to my Home!!!

On the front door...
You can read more about my Pumpkin Wreath here.

On the coffee table in the Living Room, I bought these pumpkin posts from a Craft Fair a few years ago.  Behind them, some seasonal flowers I picked up from the grocery store.

On the end table, I have 2 pumpkin candles...

On the Mantle, I have a block that my friend made me...the clip is supposed to hold a picture, but I hate to cover up the pumpkins. =)

On top of the Armoire, I have my glossy pumpkins next to my glossy scentsy candle...

In the foyer...

In the Study...

Moving out into the Dining Room, I have a simple little arrangement on the table.  Although, this will probably change a few times throughout the month of October and November, especially when we get closer to Thanksgiving.
You can read all about my mod podge pumpkins here.

In the Kitchen, sitting on the window shelving...

You can read all about my Yarn Pumpkins here.

Thanks for looking!
I do plan on adding a few more pumpkin projects the closer we get to Thanksgiving, by using real pumpkins and floral.  
I'll update you with all that next month! =)

What have y'all done around your house?
I would love to see pictures! =)

Have a blessed week!
~ Jenny xoxo


Everything CRAFT!!!

It wasn't until recently that I FINALLY realized that I have SUCH a passion for crafting, decorating, diy'ing, etc.  Sure, I think I've always enjoyed those things, but I've always been a bit scared to try new things, and didn't really know what my "style" was.

So this post is of everything that I've done in the past ((or that I have pictures of)) that led me to where I am today.  Today, I'm not so scared to try new things ((like using a hammer or a power drill)), I'm not so scared to be a little "different" ((like my color scheme in my house being aqua, yellow, and grays!))  Sure, it may not be every one's taste, but it's what makes ME happy! =)

Bow Holder:
((This is just an old picture frame, fabric, and ribbon...))

Spa Invitations:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Invitation:
((saw this idea on Pottery Barn Kids website))

Gift Baskets:
((Spa themed Birthday Party))

Gift Bags:
((Handy Mandy themed Birthday Party))

Thanksgiving Table Setting:

Christmas Table Setting:

Glazed Pine cones:

(that's our kitty, Oscar)

Christmas Wreath:
((with help from my awesomely talented, Sister))

Framed Cork board:
((saw this done on PBK website:))

Framed Chalkboard:

Valentine's Day goodies:

Thanksgiving Teacher Gifts:
((filled with a pumpkin scone from Starbucks!))

Picture Frames to display Children's artwork:

Teacher Gift-Giving:

...and more recently, my love for Pallet Art:
((and you can find more of that here))

Gift Wrapping:

...and who doesn't need MORE hangers?!  Tee Hee

So those are just a few things I've done in the past...or at least everything I have pictures of. =)

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God Bless!
~ Jenny xoxo