Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

It seems that everywhere I turn these days I see pumpkins… pumpkins in every store, pumpkin flavored donuts, the pumpkin patch, on Instagram…  With pumpkins on my mind, I set out to adapt my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that I make a LOT and turn it into a pumpkin-filled fall treat. The tasty result is definitely worth sharing, and worth making again and again…. and then again after that!  These cookies have a nice blend of pumpkin, spices, and chocolate, and are a great way to add a ... [ Read More ]

Cupcake Cake Bunting

DIY Cupcake Cake Bunting

Today I'm sharing the cutest little cupcake cake bunting that you ever did see.  I mean, how can you go wrong with cupcakes and bunting put together? To make this cute cupcake cake bunting I pulled out my Sizzix Big Shot (you should know by now that I love this die cutting machine) and the new Sizzix Triplits Cupcake die set.  I love this set because you can mix and match different sizes and types of frosting, baking cups, toppings, and more… SO cute! To make each cupcake, I took my ... [ Read More ]

Glow in the Dark Punch Halloween Snack

Glow in the Dark Punch for Halloween

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and ideas are always 100% my own.  #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias Are you planning a Halloween party or dinner?  I've got the perfect drink to share with you today... a Glow in the Dark Floating Hand Punch Halloween Snack that is sure to impress your guests! This drink definitely has the "wow" factor, but without a lot of mess and fuss!  It comes together VERY quickly and easily , and even the kids can ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Popcorn Box + a Giveaway

DIY Halloween Popcorn Box

Happy Sunday!  I'm usually not a weekend poster, but today I'm part of a fun Halloween popcorn box blog hop + an awesome giveaway! The fabulous designer Laura Kelly sent a group of her creative blogger buddies a cardboard popcorn box with the instructions to decorate it for Halloween however we would like.  Fun, right?!  I got to work and here's what I came up with... I love the black and white stripes for Halloween, as well as the Halloween die cuts I used.  Here's how you can make your ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Football Suckers

Football Suckers

Happy Thursday! Are you a football fan?  Do you know someone who is… or should I say, are you married to someone who is?  Is your son on a football team? A couple days ago I shared the tutorial to make some football and football helmet chocolate suckers on Live. Craft. Love.  that are perfect for the football lovers in your life!  The best part is that they are so easy to customize to your favorite football team colors- just use a different color of melting chocolate! You can check out the ... [ Read More ]

Roller Skate Card

Roller Skate Card made from Sizzix and Brenda Walton's Ice Skate Die

I’m not sure if it’s because I was an 80’s child and practically lived in my white roller skates, or because my daughter is currently performing in the 80's play Xanadu at school, but I've got roller skates on my mind! Today on the Sizzix blog I'm sharing how I turned an ice skate card from Brenda Walton's Sizzix ice skate die into a roller skate card!  Much more appropriate for this SoCal lady. ;) Come stop by to see the tutorial and say hi! ... [ Read More ]

Princess Makeover Spa Party

Disney Princess Spa Party for Girls

A big thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this Princess Makeover Spa Party. All opinions are always 100% my own.  #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias I am SO excited to share a fun Disney princess makeover spa party with you that I put together last weekend.  We invited a few of my daughter's friends over for a day of pampering, soaking, scrubbing, nail-painting, and treat-eating! I'm not sure who had more fun- me or the girls!  I'll be sharing with you some of ... [ Read More ]

My Latest Fashion Accessory

Loving the new Isaac Mizrahi BAND-AIDS® at Walgreens

This post brought to you by BAND-AID® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom of four kids for over 12 years, I've learned many important things to make life easier for me and the kiddos when one of them has an "owie." First of all, I have magic kisses.  It's true, just ask my three-year-old!  One kiss from mom, and somehow that scrape or cut is at least 75% better. My second trick is BAND-AID® Brand bandages.  I think they have some magic healing power in them, too, because somehow ... [ Read More ]

DIY Mummy Head

DIY mummy head (from styrofoam head)

Getting a box full of heads in the mail is probably the most fun package I've ever received! When FloraCraft asked me to be part of their Foam Head Challenge, the first idea that came to my mind was to create a DIY mummy head with it.  Who doesn't love a good scary mummy for Halloween? All I bought for this project was some cheap thin drapery lining material at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  The rest of the easy supplies to create the mummy head I already had, so not only was this ... [ Read More ]

DIY Halloween Straws

DIY Halloween straws | by Make Life Lovely

Do you have a Halloween party, get together, or dinner planned this year?  If so, I've got a fun DIY Halloween straws tutorial for you that will impress your guests! And the best part?  In under 5 minutes you can make a whole set of these spooky little straws!  Easy, fast, and fun?  Now that's my kind of craft. ;) DIY Halloween Straws: Supplies: Black & white striped straws (I buy from Amazon- they have the best deal!) Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine (or other die cut ... [ Read More ]