Blanket Scarf Style


Oh man, it has been a hot minute since I have shared an Outfit Inspiration!

Yes, this is a simple, easy to throw together outfit, but the best part about this outfit is the blanket scarf.

It is from Jo-Ann Fabrics and is the easiest DIY ever! At the beginning of the season they came out with some great plaid prints in a variety of fabrics. Some were a classic, thicker, flannel like fabric, but this one was a lighter weight fabric.

I loved the colors as well as the weight of the fabric, this piece goes with many outfits in my closet.

I simply took it, and one other plaid fabric, to the cutting counter and asked if they could cut a square pieces for me. Once at home, if needed, I gently touched up and frayed/uneven parts on the edges. No sewing involved! 

I love it and have worn it often! Let me know if you try this yourself.

Outfit Inspiration:

Black Sweater – Target

Blanket Scarf – Jo-Ann Fabrics

Boot Cut Jeans – Old Navy

Red Flats – Target

Personalized Phone Case^ – Pink Sugar Crystals

Happy Shopping!
^A Leopard Print Lindsay Supporter!

Easy Halloween Decor


Halloween is so close and I am so excited! Yes, I realize it is still September, but Starbucks has already release the PSL and the first day of fall is only a few days away, don’t judge me. 

I popped into Target the other day and frolicked happily through their display. I am rather impressed with myself, I only bought six items. Success! 

(This has nothing to do with the fact that I have already purchased items from Michael’s Crafts and JoAnns. We’ll just pretend that didn’t happen.)

Anyway, last year I shared my Floating Witch Hats, this year  I came up with two really easy “DIY” decor pieces that anyone can do. Yes, I mean that, you could have two bottles of wine and still manage to get these done.

Be sure to remove the tags from all your fun purchases. (I’m looking at you, Mom.)

First Piece – 


Items needed:

Bird Cage – Target

(You don’t need to get all fancy, the one in the link will do.)

Crow Skeleton – Target 

(NOT a real one, that’s just weird. Also, NOT a live one, you don’t want that mess in your house.)

Now, take the crow (you can give it a name if you want to, I’ll call mine Herbert), open the cage, put him (or her if you have given it a girl’s name) in it, close the cage.

Yep, that easy. 


Look how happy he is, he loves it!

Second Piece – 


Items Needed:

Small Cloche – Target

(Be sure to get the one from the Halloween section, it has a cute bat on top. Plus it is made of plastic, so if you are doing this while full of wine, it’s unlikely you’ll break it.)

Purple Bat Lights  – Target

Orange Pumpkin Lights – Target

(These items are in the  $1-$3-$5 section in store only. If you go, don’t drink or text and drive, thanks.)

AA Batteries – 2 per each light set. 

(Yes, Target carries them too.)


Gently unwind lights from inset in box, and put the batteries in, turn lights on and look at how pretty they are.

Gently place lights in the top of the cloche, spreading them around as evenly as you can. 

Place the bottom of the cloche on, be sure to leave the battery packs out. Flip back over and voila! 


It might take a few tries to move the lights around to how you like them.

These are perfect placed on a mantel or side table!


Woohoo! You did it! Now go make yourself some Halloween Munch to celebrate! 

Care Packages for Homeless

Once a week I drive through an intersection that has a homeless person hoping for help. 

This inspired me to create care packages to hand out, because I believe we all have the power to help and to make someones day better.

   

I gathered supplies from my local grocery store and Target.
  

My supplies include:

Food/Snacks:

Granola Bars

Apple Sauce

PB & J Crackers

Cheddar Crackers

Honey Roasted Peanuts

Juice/Water Boxes

Candy (I can admit, this was left over from Halloween.)

Personal Care/Other:

Tissue Packs

Travel Deodorant

Toothbrush

Travel Toothpaste

Chapstick 

Hand Warmers

Freezer Bags

Spoons (not pictured)

  

In each freezer bag I put:

1 Apple Sauce & Spoon

1 package of each Crackers

1 package Peanuts

1 Toothbrush

1 Toothpaste

1 Deodorant 

1 Chapstick

1 Tissue Packet

2 Granola bars

2 Juice/Water Boxes

2 Hand Warmers

Handful of candy 
  

I created four bags and have them I my car where I can grab one easily to pass out to those in need.

 

I hope you will be inspired to do something similar and help those in need in your town.

DIY Floating Witch Hats

I love a good Halloween craft, and this one is really easy. It is also a simple way to add some flair to any home!

   
 
Items needed:

Witch Hats – Target (I got three.)

2-3ft of Ribbon (1 1/2 inch width, colored. I used green.)

Tulle – Michaels Crafts (I used Sparkly Orange.)

Black Glitter Roses – Michaels Crafts (I used purple.)

Hot Glue Gun (with glue sticks)

Crystal Thread

Sewing Needle

Pony Beads (2 per hat)

Push Pins (One per hat)

Something to prop the hat up on while decorating. I used a plastic “megaphone” on a roll of paper towels. This helped to fill in the tall part of the hat, and made it easier to create on.

 
Ribbon Hat:

Place hat on your prop.
Take your ribbon and gently wrap it around the mid-point of the hat, crossing it in the back, edges should hang off the brim. The ribbon should be angled, see picture below.

Using your hot glue gun, glue top portion to the hat first, then glue the cross over in the back. 

  

Rose Hat:

Prop hat up.

Remove two rose heads from the stems. 

Using hot glue gone, glue the roses on the side of the hat where the “cone” part meets the start of the flat brim, be sure the bottoms of the roses are facing each other. 

  

Tulle Hat:

Prop up your last hat.

Using 5 feet of your tulle (be warned, if you’re using one with glitter, it is about to get everywhere). Wrap the tulle around the bottom part of the “cone” of the hat, and form/tie a bow. 

Fluff out the loops of the bow, and the part around the hat. 

  

Preparing to hang your hats:

(These are the steps you’ll take for each hat.)

Cut about 5 feet of the crystal thread, then slide two pony beads onto thread. 

Hold both ends of thread together, so the beads fall to the middle.

  
Gently invert the hat so it is inside out.

Put both ends of the thread through the needle, and push through the top point of the hat. 

  
Very carefully reach through the other side and of the hat, and pull the needle through. You will flip the hat back the correct way, and pull until the beads are in the tip of the hat.

  
I tied a couple of knots to keep the thread from getting too crazy.

Hanging your hats:

Decide how low you want to hang your hats, and tie the thread at that length around the push pin. 

I tied mine multiple times, to be sure it wouldn’t come undone and fall down.

  

Decide where you want them to hang, be careful if you need to use a ladder, then simply push the pin into the ceiling!

  

I hung all of mine in our entry way, and they had such a fun element to this season’s decor! 

   
Green Ribbon Hat


Purple Glitter Rose Hat

    
Orange Tulle Hat

 
If you have any questions, comment and I’ll answer them!

Happy Crafting!

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Teacher Appreciation 

The end of the school year is coming up, and it’s important to show teachers how much we appreciate what they do. 

Here is a sweet way to show your child’s teacher you’re thankful for all their hard work.

   

All items were purchased at Target.
You’ll need:

Cute Decorative Tin Pail

Mini-Flower Grow Kit

Starburst Candies

  

Fill each tin a little over half way with Starbursts, place the Mini-Flower Kit in the middle, then top off with more Starbursts.

Yep, it’s that easy!

 

I took them in with a note to each teacher that started with, “Thank you for helping me grow to reach the stars.” Along with a personalized note, and signed it from our child. 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!