sweater pillow {tutorial}

Today I’m guest posting at Finding Fabulous – a blog dedicated to finding fabulous design without spending a bunch of money.

So in honor of the idea of decorating for less & thinking outside the design box, I’ve done a tutorial on turning a {thrifted} cable knit sweater into a cozy pillow.


Click over to Finding Fabulous to see how simple it is.

{p.s. I’m not sure when the post will be up, so check back a little later if it is not yet there}


The tutorial post will be up tomorrow morning. Sorry about that.

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pumpkin cupcakes { y u m }

I love to bake {maybe because I love sweets?} and my kids love to bake with me. It’s a fun {and messy} activity that produces  the best kind of results {edible ones}. We made some Autumn treats yesterday that were super easy and equally tasty that I think you’ll enjoy as well.


The recipe came from Real Simple last year {although this was my first time making them}.  You use a box cake mix, add in pureed pumpkin instead of the water and a dash of pumpkin pie spice for extra fall flavor.


The batter was a pretty lumpy, but came out just fine.



Yum … don’t they look good even without frosting? Ryan thought so {and he might have stolen a few}.

I have recently discovered {thanks to my friend Dee} that piping on frosting is much easier than spreading it and it makes the cupcakes look fancy.


You just need a pastry bag and a piping tip {which you can get at any craft store}.


Start on the outside and swirl around {at least that is how I did it!}.


While I piped on the frosting, this little guy enjoyed the beater and this little girl played with the remote

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{anything to keep them busy!}

Once the cupcakes were frosted


#3 was pretty excited about adding the candy corn




Here is the recipe if you want to give them a try:


{your family & tummy will be happy if you do}

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a winner, the october collection & november giveaway

congratulations to

damask frame

you are the winner for this little pack of goodies:


Please send me a note and I’ll send it out to you!


I’ve put together a collection from the October giveaway for those of you who did not win, but would like a few of the items.

october collection


Included in the collection is:

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set of 8 thank you note cards {3.5 x 5} . fabric flower pin . oak leaf print {4 x 6}

It is a fun assortment of autumn beauty … perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself!

If you’d like to purchase click here

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{this purchase is secured through paypal}


A new grouping has been selected and I’m happy to present you with the

november give


1. Nonna wreath in green wool 2. turkey plate 3. be thankful print {8 x 10}

4. three sheets of Caskata Peony flat wrap 5. set of 8 note cards 6. faux oak sprig

If you’d like a chance {or two} to win, please click the giveaway button below!

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