• DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday,  Home

    Halloween Home Decor Ideas

    To be one hundred percent honest, this is the first time I have decorated inside the house for Halloween! I really don’t know what came over me — I think having kids really just makes taking holidays up a notch super fun. I decided one night after they went to sleep that I was going to cut out some bats and stick them around the house, just to surprise them. And that sort of snowballed into… this. The cool thing is that I didn’t actually go buy anything new except the faux cobwebs and the live pumpkins. The rest is repurposed from old projects or things that I had in…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday,  Kids

    How to Make Halloween Crackers

    Have you ever tried Christmas crackers? They’re a totally fun tradition — I actually made crackers for my whole family a few years back. We did them old school style and stuffed them with paper crowns, jokes, and tiny treats. Then I had some cracker snaps left over and made Valentine crackers the next year. And guess what I just found in my supplies when I was cleaning things out? More cracker snaps! So we resurrected the project one more time for a little post on how to make Halloween crackers. What Is a Christmas Cracker (Or Halloween Cracker)? If you literally have no idea what I’m talking about, crackers…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Halloween Costumes,  Holiday

    How to Make a Family In-N-Out Burger Halloween Costume

    In keeping with my tradition of sharing our Halloween costumes the year AFTER we wear them, I hereby present to you, my favorite family Halloween costume ever: In-N-Out Burger! (And in case you were curious, our other family costumes were Where’s Waldo, Peter Pan, and Star Wars.) Last year we were having lunch at our very favorite burger joint and tossing ideas around about what to be, when I casually tossed out the idea of us being In-N-Out. We all sort of laughed about it and then realized super fast that it would be insanely adorable. And it was! We had an absolute ball, and people loved seeing us trotting…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday

    DIY Paint Pen Pattern No-Carve Pumpkins

    Little white pumpkins have become my favorite canvas around this time of year, in case you haven’t noticed. I go to the store and buy a bag of ’em and sit and stare at them until I decide what my plan is. This year, I just kept thinking of these patterns and how much fun I had making them, so I decided to give the pumpkins the same treatment. Good decision, me. And hey, you can do this to any size or color pumpkin you want! The best part? You don’t have to do that thing where you hollow out the pumpkin guts and get your hands all sticky. You’re…

  • DIY,  Food,  Fourth of July,  Holiday,  Sweets

    How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

    Last year at a family gathering, my mother-in-law made ice cream cone cupcakes and my kiddos were absolutely enchanted. After we returned home, we decided to make another batch to share on the Fourth of July. I gathered every red, white, and blue sprinkle I had at my disposal and we went to town! These are so cute, so fun to make, and awesome for sharing — but there’s definitely a secret to making them. So read on for the skinny on how to make ice cream cone cupcakes! How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Ingredients cake cones your favorite cake mix or recipe frosting sprinkles in your favorite color…