Fall Favorites 2018

Fall is in full force over here; cool mornings, pleasantly warm/sunny afternoons, and chilly evenings. After surviving a very hot and dry summer (we haven’t had a good rainy day since late May/early June), i’m so loving this fall weather. Bring on the cooler temps and *hopefully soon* rainy days.

Just in case you live in an area of the country where it doesn’t feel like fall yet, I thought today i’d share with you some of my fall favorites which can help get that fall like feeling even if it’s 90 degrees outside…

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Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Apple Cider Multi-Surface Spray – No i’m not affiliated with Grove Collaborative, and this post is not sponsored by them. I didn’t even buy this from them. I just happened to be strolling through the isles of Target, you know like any Mom does, when there i saw it. The most beautiful display of Fall scented cleaners. I had the difficult choice of choosing between Pumpkin and Apple Cider, i choose Apple Cider and i believe i choose correctly. This stuff smells amazing and works great! When we use it the whole house starts smelling like fall.

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Autumn Set of 6 Premium Fragrance Oils – These are fragrance oils not essential oils, but if you add a few drops to a diffuser they make your whole house smell amazing! I especially love the Apple scent.

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Artificial Autumn Flowers – Why have i not discovered these before? I bought some at Michael’s a few weeks ago and i am in love with them. They add a bright pop of color and on the plus side i don’t have to worry about watering them or them dying.

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Starbucks Drinks – Pumpkin Spice Latte or Salted Caramel Mocha are both great drinks to have you feeling like it’s fall. Or you could make your own PSL at home, this recipe looks yummy!

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap – If you missed my blog post on how i made it, you should really check it out. All it takes is a few ingredients and like 10 minutes to make some wonderfully fall smelling homemade soap. {link to read that blog post here —>DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap}

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Autumn Dinner Plates – I found these last year at Walmart on clearance, they were only $1 each. I bought the remaining 4 they had. They are so cute and i just feel like they add a little something extra to the dinner table.

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That’s it, those are some of my fall favorites. I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorites.

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DIY Coffee Cup

Hi Guys!

As you all probably know by now, especially if you follow me on social media, i love coffee.

Recently i discovered a new love of mine, DIY coffee cups. I started out by doing some with oil based sharpie markers, which turned out ok. But then i got a Cricut and oh my gosh how fun it is to create different designs on that thing. I’m now totally obsessed with using it to create DIY coffee cups.

Here’s a recent cup i did with my Cricut.

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See what i mean? Isn’t that adorable?! It says “This Day is Powered by Coffee”.

Today i thought i would show you both ways (Sharpie and Cricut) to create fun DIY coffee cups. P.S. With the holidays coming up in a few short months, these would make great gifts for anyone (not just coffee drinkers)…

Method #1 – Made With Oil Based Sharpies

Supplies needed:

White Coffee Cup (you can get these for like $0.88 at Walmart)

Oil Based Sharpies

Step 1: Decorate cup with sharpie markers.

Step 2: Let it sit for a few hours. You could even leave it overnight

Step 3: Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. *Tip: put the cup in the oven before turning oven on and leave it in the oven until the oven cools completely, to avoid cracks.*

Step 4: Hand wash and enjoy!

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Method #2 – Made With Cricut

Supplies needed:

White Coffee Cup (you can get these for like $0.88 at Walmart)

Cricut (I have this one)

Vinyl (for this project i used Midnight)

Cricut cutting mat

Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape

Free SVG file 

Step 1: Download the free SVG file, then open Cricut Design Space and upload the file to it.

Step 2: Once you have decided what size you want it, let your Cricut do all the cutting.

Step 3: Remove all the excess vinyl then transfer your design over to the transfer tape.

Step 4: Apply design to coffee cup with transfer tape. Then discard transfer tape.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY Coffee Cups post, as much as i enjoyed making them!

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