Knit or Treat: How to Make a (Super Easy) Giant Knit Pumpkin for Halloween

Have you ever seen those little decorative crochet pumpkins that start popping up once  the  leaves start to change? They’re a little cheesy and maybe have a hint of grandma in them? Today, I’m turning those crafty crochet pumpkins on their head with a giant (not-to-grandma-like) knit pumpkin DIY.

A neutral color giant knit pumpkin for Halloween

The catch? This isn’t actually a crochet pumpkin pattern…it’s finger-knitting. AND it won’t take forever to make because… Well, you’ll have to  click through to find  out.

So skip the knitting needles and break out the yarn. This giant pumpkin DIY is much easier than you think. Click through to find out how this giant pumpkin was made.

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Halloween Queen: 38 Modern No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas to Try Before Halloween

These no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas are modern, cool, and easy to execute. Plus, there are 38 pumpkins designs on the list, so you’re bound to find at least a couple that fit your style. 

A no-carve pumpkin decorating idea using white paint to create quirky pumpkin faces.

Carving pumpkins can be a mess…and maybe even a little dangerous if you’ve never used a carving hand saw. Which is why every Halloween, I search for new no-carve pumpkin ideas to try instead of picking up a carving tool. Who’s with me?

Every pumpkin becomes a tiny canvas when you opt for pumpkin designs that don’t involve a knife. Right?! So, it’s no surprise that I gravitate towards Halloween pumpkin ideas that use paint, stencils, stickers, fabric, tissue paper…and well, anything else you can think of (as long as it’s not carved). And because I’m obsessed with no-carve pumpkin ideas, I rounded up a whole bunch of my favorites to share: 38 of the most modern, cool looking DIY pumpkins I could find!

Want to take a peek and try some of these pumpkin decorating ideas with me this Halloween?

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

Fall DIY ideas that you can try this weekend.

This weekend, we’re heading to Orlando for a late celebration of Hayes’ first birthday! If you follow along on stories, you saw that we kept his actual birthday pretty low key with a trip to the aquarium, some balloons at a home, and a little cupcake. But since we’ll be in Orlando this weekend, we might take him to Disney. Any thoughts on taking a one year old? Is it worth it? Jeff and I have been to Disney many, many times. But never with our kiddo in tow, so I’m wondering how hectic it would be with a baby. Let me know if you have any thoughts or experience in this department.

But the real reason I’m guessing you’re here, is for the DIYs! So, I’ve rounded up my faves for the week if you plan to put those crafty fingers to work. Here are the 6 projects I’m loving most this weekend…

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Yay or Nay: Moody Green Interiors

Moody green kitchen with wooden island and herringbone floors.

I frequently flip through my saved photos on Instagram (anyone else forget what they save?) and recently the same color has been popping up over and over again. Anyone else noticing this moody green EVERYWHERE lately?!

What do you think of this color trend in interiors lately? Are you yay or nay on this one?

Honestly, I’m a little surprised by how much I like this color trend myself, since I’m not typically into such dark spaces. But the drama it brings to a space is intriguing to me. It feels sophisticated and cool and in some spaces, almost feels like a neutral which is so interesting.

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups Recipe

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups Recipe for Fall! #fallrecipe #dessertrecipe #candy #candyrecipe #pumpkinpie #pumpkinspicerecipe #pumpkinrecipe #thanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipe

Call me basic if you must, but pumpkin pie is honestly one of my favorite fall  / Thanksgiving desserts. My grandma used to make it every year and it was one of those things that I just always looked forward to. Admittedly though, in combination with having a one year old and not having a ton of extra energy outside of my day to day activities, I’m probably not going to be making any pies this year.

But I WILL be making these homemade white chocolate pumpkin pie candy cups again because they’re insanely easy, quick, and taste a whole lot the pumpkin pie my grandma used to make…only with the added bonus of white chocolate. Who wants the recipe?!

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Falling for Design: 9 (Super Affordable) Ways to Refresh Your Space for Fall

It wasn’t always this way, but now fall is probably my favorite of all the seasons. There is so much to love – the colors of the leaves changing, the cute fall clothes, the cooler temperatures.

But there’s nothing I love more than the feeling of change that fall brings. I don’t know what it is, but every year around this time I feel the need to move and change (almost) everything around in my house. Does anyone else feel this way?

If you’re feeling like a change but don’t have the budget to re-accessorize and re-furnish your entire space, I’ve got 9 affordable ideas for fall decorating I think you’ll love. Including a couple ideas that won’t cost you a single penny!

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24 Cute Reusable and Eco Friendly Products to Replace the Single Use Stuff

A shopping guide with eco friendly products that will replace single use items.

If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you may know that I’ve been making some changes to be a more eco friendly in my personal life.

I started with hiding the paper towels I already had under my sink to see if I could go without using them. And guess what? It’s been months now and I still have yet to dig out a single paper towel from under the sink. PLUS, my grocery bill is a little lower now too since I’ve stopped buying them.

Seeing how easy it was to switch to unpaper towels, I wondered what else I could replace with more eco-friendly options. In my searching, I stumbled onto SO many options from water bottles to reusable straws… even reusable ear swabs (sounds a little gross, but they’re silicone so you can easily wash and disinfect). And thought I create a list of the cutest / coolest items I found.

In order to make the list, it had to be functional AND fashionable / well designed. Because let’s face it, the cuter something is the more likely you’ll be to use it, right? At least that’s how it is for me. And the more zero-waste or eco-friendly options we can use in place of single use items is a step in the right direction. So, here it is: 24 cute reusable and eco-friendly items to replace single-use products for good.

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