How often do we follow traditions we don’t understand? For me, a lot! I got to thinking about the interesting tradition of carving pumpkins and decided to check it out. My father was a typical Irish-storyteller from the old sod, so I was delighted to learn that the tradition originates in Ireland. The superstition is that jack-o-lanterns containing lit candles ward off evil spirits.
Have you looked at the calendar? My goodness! The first day of fall has passed and Halloween is not far behind. Are you having a home party, or do you have to plan a party for your child’s school? It can be a lot of work with a lot of planning. This year, make it simpler! To make it even easier, we have created a printable of all the items you would need to buy or find to pull off
It's easy to get caught up with worries and cares during difficult times. Finding joy doesn’t involve a great deal of effort or money. There are plenty of ways to create more joy in your life right now! A subtle shift in thinking can be powerful. Making a decision to be intentional about joy and fun will get your creativity flowing with your own ideas. For now, here are some ideas to
Have you been to the grocery store, the hardware store or the farm stand recently? Then you know it's pumpkin time! A fresh pumpkin is your canvas for creativity. You can carve it, paint it, stick thinks in it -- even decoupage it! (see below) The possibilities for your imagination are endless. Get a variety of sizes to stack the pumpkins. Are your drawing skills not so good? No
My front door stays pretty bare for most of the year. But when fall rolls around, watch out! Over the years, I have made or purchased fall wreaths to welcome those who visit my home. This year is no exception. I hunted around for some fresh, attainable projects for this year and present them here for your inspiration. Let's get fall crafting! A Polka Dot Fall Wreath DIY