Halloween Serving Plate Tutorial

DIY Halloween Candy Serving Dish

Today I'm sharing a fun way to serve up some scary sweets for Halloween!  A spooky skeleton Halloween serving plate is a great way to wow family and friends and serve those sweets in a unique way. My friends at FloraCraft® sent me some FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs and wanted to see what creative ideas I had for using them.  Can you believe that this Halloween serving plate is made from styrofoam and a dollar store hand?  Follow along for the easy directions! Halloween Serving ... [ Read More ]

DIY Halloween Candle Holders

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So who's already decorated for Halloween yet?  Hand raised. Today I've got a fun Halloween craft project that is fun to make with your kids, grandkids, or anyone, really, and is a great way to spruce up your space for Halloween.  DIY Halloween Candle Holders! These Halloween candle holders are a great way to recycle those glass jars that you have sitting around.  You know, the pasta sauce jar that you just couldn't part with, or the olive jar that you knew  you could do something with, but ... [ Read More ]

Cute Halloween Bat Toppers

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I believe that every toothpick and straw looks much better with a fun topper on it, don't you?  Today I'm sharing some cute and easy Halloween bat toppers that can top cupcakes, chocolate, straws, or whatever else you want to top for Halloween! Halloween Bat Toppers Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine 2 Sizzix Cutting Pads Hocus Pocus Bigz Die Black card stock Glue gun Toothpicks, sucker sticks, or skewers Step 1.  Make a Sizzix sandwich to cut the bats out. ... [ Read More ]

Fun Kids Halloween Party

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

I'm proud to be a member of the World Market Tribe.  A big thank you to World Market for sponsoring our fun kids' Halloween Party!  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. I'm so excited to share a fun kids Halloween party with you today that I put together!  Halloween is such a fun time of the year, but it can be tricky pulling off a Halloween party for kids that's a little bit spooky but not too scary that it will give them nightmares. Today I'll be sharing lots of creative ideas on ... [ Read More ]

Cheesy Bacon Crescent Rolls Recipe

Cheese and Bacon Crescent Rolls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm always trying to create new meal ideas for my family, and today I'm excited to share with you a melt-in-your-mouth breakfast idea that I love... Cheesy bacon crescent rolls! Grated cheddar cheese, thick bacon crumbles, and buttery crescent rolls all combine to make a satisfying breakfast meal that is simple to put together! Cheesy Bacon Crescent Rolls Ingredients: 4 Slices Hormel Black ... [ Read More ]

A Day at the Beach with our Dog

A day at the beach with our dog

 This post is sponsored by PetSmart and Purina ProPlan Bright Mind.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #BrightMind #CollectiveBias Have you ever wondered what the world looks like from a dog's point of view?  I've often wondered how our dog sees the world and views us as his owners. I thought it would be fun to take our dog to the beach, attach our new GoPro to our dog, and see things from his point of view for a day. Here's the fun video showing our afternoon at the ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Football Labels + Football Food Idea

Free Printable Football Water Bottle Labels

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a favorite football team that you follow in the fall?  I LOVE settling in on a Saturday with my hubby and watching my college alma mater's football games.  It's one of my favorite fall traditions! Everyone knows that football is even better when you're eating, so I designed some fun free printable water bottle labels for you to use for your next football gathering! Just ... [ Read More ]

How to Change the Oil in A Car

How to Change the Oil in Your Car

Thank you Pennzoil and Walmart for sponsoring this post on How to Change the Oil in A Car.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #DIYOilChange #CollectiveBias Raise your hand if you know how to change the oil in a car.  Did you know that it's not as hard as you think it might be, and that it can save you money to do it yourself? Back in college I had a friend who did his own oil changes, and he volunteered to show me how to change the oil in my car.  It felt really good to have the ... [ Read More ]

Easy Ham Sandwiches

Easy Ham Sandwich

This post brought to you by Manwich. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. As much as I love to cook, sometimes making dinner seems like a big ordeal that can take a couple of hours.  With a husband, four kids, two dogs, and a blog to run, there never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything finished, so I'm constantly trying to create easy dinner ideas that won't keep me in the kitchen for hours. One quick and easy dinner idea I've come up with ... [ Read More ]

Our Dog Wesson

Our dog Wesson

Thank you Purina and PetSmart for sponsoring this blog post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #BrightMind #CollectiveBias Our family has always had big dogs.  My husband grew up with dogs, and loves their loyalty and companionship.  The kids love going out in the backyard and running with our dogs. We have owned quite a few dogs, but I have to admit that our best dog is one that we own now.  He is a Weimaraner named Wesson, and he is such a friendly, sweet, well-behaved ... [ Read More ]