Fall Photos {Kids}

I found the cutest idea for fall photos on Pinterest last month, and my Hubby, just being the amazing person that he is, helped me recreate that idea.

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Isn’t this the cutest little setup?! My Hubby built the stand using some free wood he had. I bought the crates at Michael’s when they were on sale, and my oldest son stained them for me.

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My Hubby also found some old rusty chains to add a little something extra to this setup.

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I bought the hay bale at Walmart, i think it was like $5.

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The pumpkins i bought at a local grocery store.

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I used some orange craft paint to write ‘PUMPKINS’ at the top.

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Of course even our puppies had to get their picture taken.

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I think these turned out great, i just wish the lighting would have been a little bit better on this particular day.

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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 Pumpkin Soap

Hi Guys!

A few weeks ago i shared on Instagram some bars of soap i had made, and everyone really seemed to like it, so i thought i would share how i did it.

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*I got the recipe from HERE.*

Supplies Needed:

Shea Butter Soap Base

Pyrex 4 Cup Measuring Cup

Silicone Mold

Pumpkin Pie SpiceĀ 

Soap ColorantĀ 

Orange/fall Scrapbook Paper (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: Cut the soap base in half, put one half away to use another time. Then cut your half you are using into cubes.

Step 2: Put the cubed pieces of soap into your microwave safe measuring cup, and microwave until melted. **Note:Microwave it in small increments (20-30 seconds). This step should take about 1-2 minutes total.**

Step 3: Remove from microwave, add in 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie spice and 2 drops of red colorant & 4 drops of yellow colorant. Mix well.

Step 4: Pour your mixture into the soap mold and allow to cool completely before removing from molds.

Step 5 (optional): Wrap some strips of scrapbook paper around soap.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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A few things i noticed while making it, is that my pumpkin pie spice seemed to clump together and my coloring didn’t quite turn out how the original recipe’s looked. Just in case you make it too and you have those same issues, i wanted to give a little heads up.

Overall though, it was super quick/easy to make and a lot of fun. I will definitely be making more soaps in the future.

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Fall Bucket List {Free Printable}

Hi Guys!!

Today is officially the first day of Fall!!

I love Fall most of all.

One of my favorite fall quotes is “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” – unknown.

I love apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, drinking apple cider, all the things…

So i thought it would be fun to create a bucket list to keep track of them all.

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And because i love you all so much, i decided to create a handy PDF for you all to print out and use for free!!

So if you are in need of some ideas for fall, download my handy PDF for yourself by clicking the link below.

———–> Fall Bucket List <————

Enjoy and Happy Fall Y’all!!

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