Countdown to Halloween Calendar {FREE DOWNLOAD}

Last month I debuted this series of calendars that I will be releasing each month for you to put together. There are many ways to make this into a flip calendar..and I’d love to hear how you are using them.  Today I’m giving you this month’s calendar which… Read more »

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Timely Messages {FREE DOWNLOAD}

Many times in my life messages seem to come at just the right time.  I will hear uplifting words and feel inspired to do or be better.  One of my favorite speakers of all time is Dieter F. Uchtdorf.  He gave an amazing talk a few years ago about… Read more »

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A new approach to exercising {fitness}

Hey, Everyone! It’s Josh here wishing you a happy Thursday and hoping your week is going well with some great fitness goals!  Speaking of goals, I was reading an article on the amazing Diana Nyad, the 62 year old swimmer from LA, who failed in her third attempt to… Read more »

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Halloween Costume Makeup {tutorial}

i like to think that makeup is the most crucial step in a halloween costume.  i also think i am highly biased. the next few weeks i will be putting together some halloween makeup tutorials that you CAN do yourself. they are simple, easy, and will give your… Read more »

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Achieving Catchlights {Photography}

I decided that my post today needed to touch on one of the most basic yet vital parts of photography. Most of you do not aspire to be professional photographers, but I promise that everyone that owns a camera will benefit from this post! Especially when photographing people.Have… Read more »

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Treat Bucket Critters {tutorial}

This post was orginally on eighteen25 for their Spooktacular September celebration. Stop by to see daily projects, recipes and inspiration all through September! I love Halloween. Not scary, but the excitment, the decorating, the costumes, etc.    As I was looking through the Pottery Barn for kids magazine lately,… Read more »

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A Favorite Family Tradition {Free Printable}

 Traditions have always been a fun part of my life…from the little ones growing up to the ones I do now with my family. It certainly has been a fun way to grow closer together. What seems like a long time ago, when I only had one child, we… Read more »

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false eyelash review. {grail or fail}

 if you know me personally, you know i am no stranger to false eyelashes. i have tried everything from false eyelash strips, individual lashes, and eyelash extensions. false eyelashes are a must for photography and if willing, i encourage everyone i make up to use them. it… Read more »

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Halloween Bark {recipe}

Last week I shared a yummy pre-Trick-or-Treating dinner with you (click here for recipe).  Today I have a yummy treat for you!  This Halloween bark would be adorable in a cellophane bag, tied up with some ribbon.  It is also cute sitting in a Halloween bowl for parties. … Read more »

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A Witch’s Broom {tutorial}

I was inspired again today by Pottery Barn’s Halloween decorations…this time by their Witch’s Broom Hanging Decoration.  Sometimes I get jealous of other parts of the country when I see projects where people say “Oh, I just went out in my backyard and picked all these beautiful__________ and… Read more »

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Pottery Barn Knock Off Halloween Tree {tutorial}

Whew! What a weekend. It felt like it was stuffed and filled with activity after activity..and of course some project making.  Hope your weekend was great too.  If you are visiting from eighteen25 today, WELCOME! Hope you will stay and look around for awhile. One of my projects… Read more »

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a pet shop playhouse

Well, I finished it.  I always love a good before and after picture so here it is: It really was so fun to work on and will certainly get more love now than it has in a long time! The first level has a secret garden..something I always… Read more »

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