crafty, printables

“It’s all about the candy…” Printable

Yippee! Halloween in only 28 days away! I’m getting excited…starting to make Halloween costumes and plan a party for some of our friends who live here in Mexico.

Found a cute saying the other day and I thought that it would be a great printable.

My goal was to put the frame behind a bowl of candy corn…but you guessed it – no candy corn in Mexico (at least not where I could find it).  Oh well, you get the idea!

Download, print and enjoy!


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crafty, projects

Mini-Pallet Fall Art

Ok, so I jumped on the pallet bandwagon. I didn’t want to, but I couldn’t help myself. They had these little mini-pallet type things at Home Depot and they were only $6! Now, I’m sure you think everything’s cheaper in Mexico…it’s not. Almost everything is more expensive. So, finding a crafty project for under $10 is a MIRACLE! I saw this and knew I had to do something with it.


I just wasn’t sure what. There have been so many great palette ideas recently online…so here is my creation with the inspiration of many others:

from Young and Crafty


from Martha Stewart 



Here’s the step-by-step:

First I painted the slats with different fall toned colors.

Then I drew out an outline of a branch with a white pencil.

I cut out fall leaves using my Silhouette SD and traced them onto the wood.

Then I filled in the branch and leaves.

Pretty easy, right? I just wish I had a mantel to put it on…it’s pretty heavy to hang on our crazy concrete walls…



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food, inspiration, my favs

Friday Favorites – all things pumpkin!

Fall is coming and that means we can bring on the pumpkin! I love pumpkin…problem is…the pumpkins I found here in Puebla were $4/lb! Eek! That’s a whole lotta moolah! I’m hoping they’ll get cheaper as Halloween gets closer or maybe I can find some canned pumpkin (fingers crossed).

Here are my favorite pumpkin related posts:

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Pumpkins from Bakingdom

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate from Closet Cooking

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches from Pennies on a Platter

Mini Pumpkin Cakes from Southern Living

DIY Pumpkin Specimen Art from My Blessed Life

Lacy Pumpkin from Better Homes & Gardens

Paper pumpkins from It Happened Like This…

Do you have any favorite pumpkin recipes/ideas? I’d love to hear them…I can’t enjoy them right now, but I’m saving all these for when I do find some pumpkin!

crafty, printables

Trick-or-Treaters Welcome!

This printable is all for you…because I don’t think they trick-or-treat here.

They have all of the Day of the Dead stuff and it’s pretty dark…don’t think it’s quite as fun or light-hearted as the U.S. Halloween.

This makes me super sad, because Halloween is my birthday and I love, love dressing up and dressing my boys up.

Here we are for my son's first halloween as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion

We are going to have to figure out a Halloween party for all of our American friends so our kids can still enjoy the holiday.

Print this out and and hang it on your door so all of the little kids know you have lots of candy!

Download PDF printable here.


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inspiration, my favs

Friday Favorites – the Holidays

  1. Pretty Paper Christmas Tree from Crate PaperI know it’s early for Christmas decor, but these are so cute and look so simple!
  2. Stuffed Caramel Apples from Chef Tess
    There’s nothing better than a caramel apple…except a caramel apple stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!!! I am so making these and eating them all myself!
  3. Pumpkin Cupcake Stand from Be Different…Act Normal
    Wish I was planning some sort of Halloween Party so I could use this…it is such a cute idea!