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Make up a batch of this yummy lemon curd recipe for homemade holiday gifts. Give it along with blueberry scones and a coordinating tea towel. Find the recipe, printable jar and package labels and an iron-on transfer pattern at AttaGirlSays.com

I love giving homemade treats to neighbors, friends, family and teachers at the holidays. Today, as part of this month’s Crafty Hangouts series, I’m sharing one of my favorite holiday food gift ideas. It’s part homemade, part store bought with a little crafty DIY element. This month, the live craft video hangouts are sponsored by […]

Learn how to make witch's brew punch, a foggy bubbling cauldron and a smoking Jack-O-Lantern, plus lots of other dry ice experiments for Halloween and beyond.

You can’t have a spooky Halloween display without some special effects. A cauldron, plus dry ice and hot water equals a fog effect that will have those trick-or-treaters hightailing it off your porch before they become an ingredient in the witch’s brew! Continental Carbonic, a manufacturer of dry ice with 39 branches in the eastern […]

Use vinyl that you cut yourself (or buy precut decals) and use them to decorate old windows and cabinet doors for Halloween.

Ever since that time I was crowned queen of Pinterest, I have been in love with making window art with vinyl. Oh, and I know we’re just a few days away from Halloween, but this is a great last-minute project if you’re not yet finished spookifying your space. If you have an electronic cutting machine, […]

If love North Carolina barbecue, do yourself a favor and try this slow-cooker, make-at-home version. You'll find recipes for Eastern style and Lexington style sauce. Make your favorite, or try them both, and decided which you like best.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Read my full disclosure policy here. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in enemy territory. In North Carolina, a culinary divide runs through the middle of the state, […]

How cool is this? This Halloween sign looks just like the real wooden sign in Sleepy Hollow, New York. But it's made out of foam, not wood. Genius. No power tools necessary!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, but I only recommend products I love and use. Read my full disclosure policy here. I am not one of those bloggers who is a rockstar with power tools. But I can work a paint brush, and I’m a master with some craft tools. Those skills were handy when […]

A Legend of Sleepy Hollow Halloween: Washington Irving's chilling short story of Ichabod Crane and the headless horsesman inspired this Halloween tablesetting. The details are amazing; I especially love the Sleepy Hollow sign, the tombstone place cards and the spooky paper trees on the table. And that jack-o-lantern is pretty scary, too!

You are cordially invited to dinner at the Van Tassel home on this chilly October eve. I do hope you can join the Van Tassels, their lovely daughter Katrina and her two suitors, the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt, though you may know him as Brom Bones. It should be quite the feast… […]

Best Toys for Father-Son Bonding #TargetToys #Cbias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TargetToys #CollectiveBias. Read my full disclosure policy here. Families that play together stay together. I’m a firm believer in that. Even as our lives get busy and our kids grow older and more independent with their own interests […]

Hallmark Jumbo Poster Kids Cards at Walmart

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #collectivebias Read my full disclosure policy here. Life lessons and teachable moments — you can never plan for them, can you? Who would have thought a movie about a bunch of misfit superheroes would be chock full of […]

Adding Curb Appeal: Experimenting with Front Door Colors with Modern Masters

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Modern Masters. It includes affiliate links. This front porch is the setting for a lot of memories. It’s always been one of my mom’s favorite spots to pose her children and grandchildren. Birthdays. Holidays. Prom dates. High school graduations. So much of our childhood was preserved […]

Love all these outdoor Halloween decorations for the front porch. So much spooky fun and inspiration at AttaGirlSays.com

I hear a real witch lives here. She lures you in with pretty pumpkins… and promises of sweets and treats… but before you know it… your head’s on a stake. Alas, poor Yorick, indeed! Welcome, friends, to my Halloween front porch. No need to be afraid. We’re all friends here, so let’s continue with the tour. That witch […]