Sunday, October 18, 2020

Learning to love yourself.- Uplifting quotes to help you on your journey.

My hope for you...

As you read these quotes that you understand just how important you are.

I hope that you feel at peace.

I hope that you let your worries go.

I hope that you surround yourself with all things positive.

I hope that you find strength where there is weakness.














Did you smile today?

Did you remind yourself just how loved you are?

Did you remind yourself that you are doing an amazing job?


If not, please take this time to do so.


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Friday, October 16, 2020

8 Fall Date Ideas For Couples

 



1. Go on a hike

Explore one of your favorite hiking spots, or find a new spot to explore. Depending on where you live, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful sights of fall foliage. If you explore early morning you might even want to watch the sunrise together. 




2. Create some Autumn art

There are many free paint channels on YouTube . One my favorite art channels on YouTube is 
 The Art Sherpa. She has free paint tutorials, and provides step, by step instructions. This makes a fun date night!





3. Take a day trip to the pumpkin farm

 Go out to the pumpkin patch, and choose which pumpkins you'll want to take home.  Take some pictures, and just enjoy your day together. 




4. Go apple picking

This is always such a nice treat. While apple picking enjoy some fresh cider



5. Enjoy a nice picnic

Pack some goodies, and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.





6. Bake together

Find some delicious fall recipes, and enjoy this time baking together. 



7. Go Camping

Make plans to go camping. This is perfect for couples.



8. Go out for coffee

Enjoy this time. Talk, laugh, sip coffee, and just be in this moment.


What is your favorite date night idea? 
How often do you go out on a date?
I'd love to hear about it.
Leave a comment below. 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

5 Delicious Fall Drink Recipes

 


1. Whipped pumpkin shake

- 1 cup of milk (You can also use non dairy milk for this recipe)
-3 Tablespoons of pumpkin puree
-1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon
-A pinch of nutmeg
-2 Tablespoons of whipped cream(You can also use non dairy whipped cream)

Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend well.
Pour into a glass, and add whip cream on top. 
Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, and you're all done.
Enjoy!


2. Spiced slow cooker cider

-1 liter of Apple Juice
-1 Orange Washed/sliced
(I use an organic vegetable/fruit wash. Or you can make your own)
-3 Cinnamon sticks
-1/2 cup of Cinnamon Imperials 

Add all ingredients into your slow cooker. Give it a stir, and allow it to cook on low for about  one hour.
After you can put it on keep warm. 
Serve into mugs, and enjoy! 


3. Simple spiced caramel pumpkin latte

- 1 to 2 shots of espresso (depending on how strong you want it to be)
-1 cup of milk. (Non dairy can work as well)
-1 teaspoon of pumpkin syrup
-1 teaspoon, or less of caramel sauce
-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
-A pinch of nutmeg

Once you have prepared your latte make sure to give everything a quick stir. This will help all of the flavors come together. You can serve your latte with whipped cream on top, and a drizzle of caramel.


4. Slow cooker cranberry orange spice

-1 liter of cranberry juice
-1 Orange washed/sliced
-3 cinnamon sticks
-1/4 or 1/2 cup of sweetener of your choice
(brown sugar, honey, or agave)

Place all ingredients into your slower cooker. 
Cook/ keep warm for an hour. Serve with orange slices.


5.  Black coffee with spices
For those who love black coffee.

- Brewed black coffee
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
-pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of pumpkin spice 

After brewing your coffee, pour it into a mug.
Add in spices, and stir. This is so delicious, and if you love black coffee with a hint of flavor, you'll love this for sure! 

What is your favorite go to fall drink? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by. 



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Saturday, October 3, 2020

At Home Halloween Activities For All

 





Enjoy watching some
family friendly Halloween movies

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween

Spooky Buddies

Hocus Pocus 

Scoob

The Addams Family

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown


Have a dance party
Put on some Halloween themed music, or create a playlist.
And just dance!



Make a delicious Halloween treat
Decorate  Halloween cookies
Create a Halloween inspired trail mix
Make some Halloween punch for everyone to enjoy
 

Have a mini costume contest
This can be with family, friends, and even your pets! 

Play some Halloween games
Board games

Halloween bingo

Mummy wrapping race


Have a pumpkin carving contest
See who can carve the cutest pumpkin. 
Make it fun, add a few other craft materials to add to your pumpkins.
yarn
craft eyes
glitter
paint

Paint a Halloween themed picture
We love painting with Theartsherpa She always hosts the best paint parties! 
And she definitely has some Halloween theme paint along videos.

Share some spooky fun stories
You can use your imagination and make up your very own story. 
Take turns adding to each story as you go. It really is fun for all! 
(This is also so much fun if you set up a bonfire, and tell stories while enjoying the warmth from the fire. - You can even roast marshmallows while you share your spooky fun stories.


I hope that you have enjoyed this list! What are your plans for Halloween? 
I'd love to hear them! Feel free, and leave a comment below.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10 Birthday Quotes To Celebrate You

 Be in this moment.

Count your blessings.

Celebrate this day.

This day is all about YOU!


















Do you have a special birthday quote/saying when celebrating your birthday?
How do you spend your special day?
I'd love to know! Feel free and leave a comment below.

My birthday is on the 29th of this month.  I'll be celebrating my birthday with my family. It will be a small celebration, but filled with so much love. I guess as I get older I prefer smaller celebrations.  I'll continue to count my blessings, and collect all the memories I possibly can.

Stephanie


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Thursday, September 17, 2020

DIY Dollar Store Autumn Wagon



Hi I'm so happy that you decided to check out this simple Diy Autumn wagon craft. If you are a follower on my blog, you probably know just how much I  enjoy Autumn. We have just a few more days, and we can finally welcome Autumn. - I'm super excited for this. Today I created this simple Autumn wagon. All of my materials for this craft came from my local dollar store. Are you ready to create your very own Autumn wagon? I'm sure the answer was yes! It is simple, and you'll just love the way it all turns out when you are all done. 




Materials Needed

1 Small straw bale
2 sets of pumpkin decor
2 wooden baskets
1 wired twine
Paint brushes/water/ glass jar
2 Wooden cars (you'll just want these for the wheels)
Paint
(I used red, orange, bronze, and black)
gold glitter glue
hot glue gun

Optional
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1 set of squirrels or any other animals you are able to find.
(The squirrels that I have are actually salt, and pepper shakers)
2 sets of lights
(I was able to find some cute pumpkin lights)





Creating your wagon

Start off with making sure the area where you are painting is preppedI used a few plastic bags, and paper towels. This craft is also kid friendly! I had my girls help me with painting.


 Keep in mind that you can leave your pumpkins as is. I chose to paint them another orange color. I felt like the first color was a little too bright. I used a softer orange color, and a bronze color for the stem. 
While your pumpkins sit and dry, you can start painting your wooden boxes. I used a red color for my wagons.  
During this time, remove the wheels from your wooden cars. I just twisted the wheels off. If you notice that they are not coming off so easily, you can break them off of the wooden dowels.
Once you have removed the wheels make sure to paint them. I used black paint for the wheels. 
Allow everything to completely dry. 

You can now cut your wired twine. I used my wire snips for this.  
Using hot glue, glue your wire twine to the inside of your wooden box. You'll want to make sure that  you create a loop. 

Next, glue on your wheels to your basket. After adding your wheels, take your straw bale, and place it inside of your wagon. Take each pumpkin, and glue it on top of your straw bale. Once you have done this, take some of your glitter glue, and gently apply some to the tops of your pumpkins. This just gives it a little shine, and sparkle.

The last thing to do is to add your animal. 
I added my squirrels in, and I also added in some leaves, lights, and flowers.





You're all done! 

Find a spot to display your wagon, and enjoy!


I hope that you have enjoyed this post! 
Have you created any new crafts lately? 
If so, what did you create? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments below.

As always please feel free, and share. 


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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Simple Diy Autumn Floral Arrangement

 



This simple Autumn floral arrangement takes just a few materials. 
And is a beautiful addition to any space! 

Materials needed



1 metal pitcher
-The metal pitcher that I am using was purchased at Target, and was $3.

1 lighted leaf garland
- I purchased this lighted leaf garland at my local Michael's Store
It takes two double A batteries.

1  can of spray paint
I wanted to add some color to my pitcher. For my pitcher I am using spray paint purchased at my local Michael's store. The color is Espresso.

Autumn floral
I chose to go with some deep orange/yellow leaves, a few deep green leaves, and mini yellow sunflowers. 
(orange leaves, and green leaves were purchased at Target in the dollar section. 
And mini Sunflowers were purchased from Michael's).

Creating your Autumn arrangement

When spraying your pitcher make sure that you cover your work space.
**A simple tip**
When spraying make sure you apply it in light coats. This will help the spray paint from creating drip lines. Also to make sure that you're not breathing in any harmful fumes, make sure to wear a light facial mask.
Apply a few coats of spray paint. You will want to make sure that you allow it to dry completely between each coat of paint.

Once that step is done, add in your flowers, and leaves. Arrange your flowers, and add your lighted garland. I made sure that my garland was wrapped around the handle of my pitcher as well. I added it between the flowers, and around the opening of it as well. 

You're all done! Such a simple, and easy craft that anyone can do. 








Are you creating any Autumn crafts to display during the season?
I'd love to hear all about it!


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