• “Simplify and Savor” Your Holidays
  • DIY Scary Cloth
  • Bewitchen Projects Block Party #13
  • Paper Feather Tutorial
  • Easy Grape Juice Canning

“Simplify and Savor” Your Holidays

It’s always this time of year that I start feeling the stirrings of stress knowing that the holidays are just around the corner.  I tell myself that things are going to change the following year, but as I’m sure you can all relate, life gets busy and all our intentions of being better prepared and organized continues to be pushed off until the “following year”.  Not only that, I’m sad that I have been so tired in the past that I simply could not enjoy the spirit of the occasions.  Well, no more.  Seriously!

Connie Sokol, an author and public speaker whose focus is on helping women simplify their lives, has given me hope that my future celebrations will not only be better, but times I will look forward to, with her book, Simplify and Savor the Season.  I could not help but pass this hope and resource on to you, our readers.  Connie writes using her awesome sense of humor, experience as a wife and mother of seven, and the knowledge she’s gained through the trials of being a woman has given her.  Connie’s many books and articles are popular, heartfelt, and needed. I highly recommend them



When the opportunity to read and review Simplify and Savor the Season I jumped at the chance.  I was desperate for a change and I’ve found an incredible resource to help me solve my holiday doldrums.



This eBook contains a planning section which will help you plan everything from your menus to gift planning and guide you in weeding out all the unnecessary parts we don’t need.  In addition, this book contains cute stories of her real life happenings, along with tips on how to bring back the joy and rid yourself of the stress of the holidays.   Connie has also written a separate workbook companion to keep notes, ideas, and to-do’s.  

I am giving away ONE copy of Simplify and Savoras well as the Simplify and Savor Planner.  Be sure to enter here:

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DIY Scary Cloth

Its almost Halloween Y’all!

I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of this holiday, but I feel like because I’m a mom and I want my kids to have good memories of our holidays at home I am forcing myself to decorate more and be more festive for this Halloween season.

So, in my small town in the middle of nowhere its really hard to find things you want to decorate with. I had to improvise this year and I have to say it turned out pretty cool! Our neighborhood really stepped up this year with their decorations and we had to keep up right!? :) No, but really it turned out really fun and I want to show you what we did. It was really inexpensive and super easy to put together.

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Bewitchen Projects Block Party #13

Welcome to Bewitchin Projects Block Party Sundays.

A place for our creative friends to share and network with each other.  

We are always so inspired by you.  Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous ideas.

Be sure to spread the love by pinning and sharing your favorite projects, as well.


As your hosts we are having a blast and are thrilled to see all the amazing talent.  Our goal is to bring you even more fun, love, and exposure.  You will be seen on 10 blogs!!!!  So many people will see your awesomeness and each weekly party will ROCK!


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Paper Feather Tutorial

Happy Fall Y’all!  I am so enjoying the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and the thought of the holidays around the corner.  Do you believe it’s already that time of year?

I finally completed my Halloween decorations which is a first for me.  I’m usually waiting until the last second.  While I’m on a roll I decided to get a head start on Thanksgiving.  I don’t think I’m going to do much other than some pumpkins, leaves, and these paper feathers I’ve been making.  Feathers and arrows are such a fun current trend.  Here are a few I’ve finished that I think I will keep in my decor even after Thanksgiving.



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