{Sweet Inspiration} Amazing Halloween Makes

After perusing the web, I found some great ideas for us to try this Halloween.

Check out our list and see what you think.

First up… Pumpkin Favor Pouches by Martha Stewart.

Wouldn’t these look great in a basket?  And so fun to unwrap and see your treasure!

click here for instructions

And speaking of pumpkins,

it’s always fun for the kids to see their initials on the prize pumpkins they picked out.

(get our directions here)

Our friend Courtney from Pizzazzerie created these cuties for Michaels Stores.

Love the eyes and ribbon.

click here for directions

Now I love wreaths but this is a fun option.

All you need is a little felt and a big spider to make a huge impact.

It’s great to have a green door but I don’t think it’s necessary.

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Perhaps you want something a little more sophisticated

this door decor might do the trick.

Love the owls on the branches, don’t you?

(Click here for instructions)

I’m all about presentation

and I love this next idea to “happy-up” the candbars, don’t you?

template here

How about treat bags?

These cuties look fun to make and I’m making these for my girlfriends.

Well, big girls should have some fun too, don’t ya think?

instructions here

This next idea is so clever and I can’t wait to make them.

Melted Witches!

Who knew green chocolate could be so fun?

(directions here)

Thought we’d wrap up by revisiting our Witches Legs Wreath.

Sweet!

(directions here)

Sure hope we’ve inspired you to try one of these ideas!

Happy Crafting!

Amazing Work Rooms {Sweet Inspiration}

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Boy, I can’t believe how quickly our weather has changed.  It seems we were just in the extreme heat and now I’m wearing a sweatshirt.  I know there are still plenty of gorgeous days to come but it does make me think about the inevitable cold days ahead and all the projects that have been waiting all summer for me to complete.

I don’t know about you, but, with the hurried days of deadlines my work studio gets somewhat disorganized.  Okay, one would say pretty darn messy!  So, it got me thinking about organizing the space once again.

So, I went on a little hunt for some pretty and organized spaces to get inspired.

via pinterest (no credits available)

Great for the fabrics, Love the lighting too.

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Great paper crafts station.

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I love to use furniture and this dresser is perfect to store smaller amounts of fabric, or paints or anything really. Use a jigsaw to cut out the tops of the drawers to give a little personality,then paint.

via pinterest (Heather Bailey)

Once again I love the use of colored furniture. Love her cabinet for a table.

via pinterest ( Olabelhe)

Love this one!

All the boxes and containers are labeled  so nicely.  What a great room to work in, right?

Well, I hope you found a little inspiration today.  I better get busy now on my room.

SMILES!

“Won’t Back Down” { A Movie Review}

Today’s post is a little different from what I’ve done in the past.

I recently was invited by The Circle of Moms to attend a screening of “Won’t Back Down,” a movie coming to theaters on Sept. 28.

One of the actresses in the movie was Viola Davis from “The Help.”  I was so excited because I loved her in that movie, and was anxious to see her again in this one.

I know a lot of my readers are mothers, and as a fellow mother I wanted to share this with you.  Even if you aren’t one, I think you’ll find it very moving and inspiring.

I guess the best way to describe the movie would be “Erin Brockovich” meets the public school system.

The movie is about two mothers. One is a public school teacher (Viola Davis) whose child has difficulty learning. The other is a single mother working two jobs (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who has a daughter who is dyslexic. Both children attend failing schools that cannot meet their needs. After exhausting all the options to get the necessary help for their children, the two mothers  decide the only option they have is to try to transform their children’s school. The unlikely pair band together–even though they come from entirely different backgrounds and circumstances–to fight for the best education for their children.

But the battle wasn’t easy. They faced teachers unwilling to put their jobs on the line, and a school board reluctant to upset the status quo.

This movie shows the determination of mothers who love their children and will fight tirelessly for them.

As a mother, I understood the driving force behind these women to Stand Up and Speak Out and Fight for something better.  I think it’s something all mothers can relate to. And even those who aren’t mothers. This movie inspires everyone to stand up for what they believe in, and never back down.

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