A pumpkin craft tutorial

One of my favorite fall crafts that my daughter has ever made has gotta be this pumpkin from a brown lunch sack (bag.)

What you need:

Orange WASHABLE tempera paints

Brown lunch sack

Green pipe cleaners

Have your child paint the brown paper bag, let it dry.  Open the bag and puff it and shape it.  Twist the top and hold with the pipe cleaner.  Viola!  You have a pumpkin!

My daughter made her pumpkin when she was in VPK (5 years ago) and it is one of my favorite Halloween decorations that we put out every year.

My Fashionable Friday at the office, wearing floral leggings and the beautiful Anthro inspired Amelie blouse.  I absolutely love the lace back on this blouse!  The fishtail hem is great for flattering for the derrière, and looks great with jeans, leggings, or a skirt.

Leggings: White Plum Boutique

Blouse:  White Plum Boutique

Shoes: Candie’s from Kohl’s

Bracelets: Fancy Frills

Shhhh….A secret is revealed!

Future husband please do not read this post!!! Ok now that the room is clear… I want to share a lil secret about myself….I cant cook. . Yup, I admit it, I don’t make extravagant meals and I prefer the nights when my children want chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or just a bowl of cereal. With my crazy, busy life all I want is a quick and simple meal. If I ever do cook, it is probably a holiday or Im trying to impress someone. Tonight , I thought I would get a lil creative. Sadly, it was raining and I couldn’t go to the store after work, and of course I don’t have much in the house. With the challenges I was facing I was still able to come up with something super yummy tummy for my sweet lil baby bellies and mine too! What I am about to share with you is super simple and no hidden secret. Now that the suspense is up, I’ll share…we made Meatball Subs!!!! And of course they were a hit! All this mom did was: Take the meatballs out of the freezer (I told you simple!) Simmer them on the stove in sauce Slice the sub roll open Put 4 or five meatballs on the sub roll Sprinkle cheese And eat! Say yumm! Ok, so I may never win chef of the year, but atleast my kiddos ate with a smile and all it took was 15 minutes of my busy, homework packed night. What I wore at the office today…. I just love this necklace from Apple of my Eye Jewelry. I have never been one to accessorize very well. But with these sweet necklaces by Apple of my Eye I have been able to add that extra touch to my office wear. At the office I wear a lot of black, so this will go with just about anything. Yellow is such a beautiful, vibrant, and friendly color, and hearts just scream LOVE and happiness.
Shirt: Kohls Jeans: Delias Necklace: Apple of My Eye Jewelery 

The Birthday Box and a great big RAWRRR!

Here is a really easy and fun birthday box that you can create for that special someone.  You can fill the balloon with just about anything that is small enough to fit in the hole.  You can include a message, candy, money, gift card, or confetti.  Make sure you put the hidden message or gift in the balloon before you blow it up.   You will also need a medium sized box.  You may want to decorate the box with balloons, confetti, or glitter.  Write Pop Me on the inner tab of the box with an arrow pointing down to the where the balloon will sit.  Seal up the box and send it via USPS.  This is a great way to share birthday greetings with that someone special that is miles away.

Just another day at the office…Today I woke up and my son said,  “Rawrrr!”  I asked him what that was for and he said, “because I love you mom!”  I decided to keep the walk on the wild side and I wore my new favorite skirt from Groopdealz  .  I love this skirt!  It is so easy to dress up or down.  The elastic waist offers a more comfort fit and the skirt has a slip liner.  Even the guys like the skirt!  That is right girls!  I got more compliments from the guys today at the office then ever!  Something about a pretty lady in animal print!


Skirt: Groopdealz

Top: Kohls 

Shoes: Payless

Sunglasses:  Fancy Frills