You’ve probably noticed a lack of posts on here….as in I’ve completely stopped blogging, LOL! Not by choice, it’s just hard to find time as a working mom. Enter the idea of “Throw Back Thursday” we’re seeing pop up on … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day from our little guy!
We have a family tradition of heading to Lake Rudolph in Santa Claus, Indiana for their Halloween Camping weekends. I know it sounds crazy–I really didn’t understand the hype until we finally went. What a blast! We are hooked!
Each weekend not only features site-to-site trick-or-treating, but competitions for the most elaborately-decorated campsites and Halloween costumes. People even decorate the rented golf carts! This is a full-blown Halloween family extravaganza. There’s also tons of activities for the kiddies, including a dance party that us 20-somethings love to crash (somebody’s gotta teach these kids some moves, right?).
Though we’ve not won a grand prize for the best-decorated campsite, the last three years in a row they’ve actually created a new award category to give us recognition for our unique setup. Our secret is that we focus on setting up games for the kids. Last year we did a Price is Right theme and this year we did a circus.
As you can imagine, setting up circus games was easy. We just used our camping pop-up tents, lots of lights, and rolls of plastic table clothes as back drops and dividers. We do most of our crafting at the campsite Saturday morning (nothing like a little Martha Stewart Campsite Edition). Our games included a witch hat ring toss, a ball toss, balloon pop, and a fortune-telling table.
The bigger challenge each year has been to come up with a theme that lets 12+ people come up with a group costume. This year we had lots of special guests…
Guess what, I opened at Etsy store! It’s called The Creative Erb and features a few of the handmade decor and designs from many of my parties and events.
Life’s been busy–way too busy–and sadly I haven’t blogged as much as I’d like. But I was determined to get my Etsy store up and running before the year end. I wish I could do more, but at least I’ve accomplished this!!
Some of my favorite store items for fall include:
If you visit the store, be sure to leave me some Etsy lovin’! And I take custom orders, so if you see something you like on my blog then ask me about how you can get one!
Easter’s a fun time to spruce up the house after a long winter. Who doesn’t appreciate birds, eggs, and blooms after the snow? I know it’s a little late, but I still wanted to share what Easter looked like in our household.
For the dinner table, I borrowed some ideas from Pinterest and created a table runner by layering antique handkerchiefs and crocheted doilies. I took some old jars and dipped them in teal paint and added some spring flowers.
At a craft show, I found the cutest plush Peeps and had to take one home. Add some eggs and spring blooms from the yard and it’s officially Easter!