Looking Back at Fall Ideas in October

I have always wanted to create an easier way for you all to access my ideas and inspirations. Today, we’re looking back at all of my October posts!

I am so excited to share with you a new idea! On the last day of every month, I am now going to share all of my blog posts for the month. This will help you access my monthly content which includes decor, recipes, crafts, parties, and DIY projects. Let’s take a peek at all of my fall ideas from the month of October.

Fall Wreath

My Favorite Blog Posts This Month

I thought it would be fun to share my favorite post this month, but I couldn’t pick just one. Why? There were just too many colorful and fun decor ideas, recipes, entertaining ideas, and DIY projects this month to pick just one!

So here are my four favorite blog posts from the month of October.

My Favorite DIY Project

This wreath was so much fun to make and the painted leaves are so pretty. It is also a very inexpensive DIY since I made my own leaves with cardstock and metallic paint.

My Favorite Decor Idea

This quick bathroom makeover was such a dramatic improvement to our bathroom! All I did was paint and add wallpaper and the improvement was incredible!

My Favorite Recipe

This recipe was so much fun to make and the pumpkin-shaped pastry is just so cute! I made five of these for my Book Launch party!

My Favorite Entertaining Idea

Friendsgiving has become one of my favorite holidays and I love all of these ideas. I cannot wait to host Friendsgiving again this year.

Friendsgiving Table Setting

My Favorite Friendsgiving Ideas

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Looking Back at the Entire Month of October

I am so excited to share with you all of my blog posts from the month of October. Isn’t it great that you can finally access all of my craft, recipe, decor, and entertaining ideas in one place?

Christmas Napkin DIY

Christmas Napkins DIY

I love to use paper napkins for crafts and this Christmas Napkins DIY is one of my favorites. I transformed a terracotta pot! And I will tell you a secret. The terracotta pot is made of recycled plastic, so it’s not heavy and looks fantastic with the napkin decoupaged inside! I used some napkins featuring…
Peppermint Candy Plate

How to Make a Peppermint Candy Plate

There is something so festive about peppermint candy at Christmas time. Did you know that you can use them to make a candy plate? All you need are peppermint candies, parchment paper, and a springform pan. This is so easy to make and so, so cute! Keep reading to learn how to make one yourself!…

Black Friday Shopping is Here!

Black Friday shopping is here! Black Friday is today (and this weekend) and there are millions of deals with amazing brands!  Black Friday can seem overwhelming, so to make your Amazon shopping experience easier, we have curated some of the best deals available. This means you don’t have to hunt through hundreds of thousands to…
Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving Memories

As I put the last of the dishes away and marvel at the Tetris game happening in my refrigerator with leftovers, I am still smiling from the fabulous Thanksgiving dinner we hosted in our home. We were a group of twenty-three family members and spent the entire day cooking, laughing, cooking, playing games, cooking, hugging and cooking some more.
Christmas Tree Craft

My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree Craft

I can’t wait to share how to make my favorite flocked Christmas tree. I used pipe cleaners to create snowflakes to make them into trees. Flocked Christmas trees are a little bit magical. The way light catches and creates a little sparkle. I loved making these flocked Christmas trees and since we don’t have snow…
Christmas in California

A California Christmas and Sunday Morning Coffee

A California Christmas is wonderful, and we have celebrated on the west coast for a very long time. Snow would be nice, but not likely! One of the great things about a California Christmas, especially when the children are small, is that new toys like bikes and rollerblades and sporting equipment can be used on…
Christmas Baking Ideas

The Best Traditional Christmas Cookies

I love to make sugar cookies so today I am sharing my best traditional Christmas cookies. All of them use my basic sugar cookie recipe! I like to use two different kinds of frosting to decorate my Christmas sugar cookies. One tastes better and one looks better. I will share the difference between the two…
Christmas Crafts Button Wreath Pillow

Christmas Button Crafts

Today I am sharing some Christmas button crafts. Buttons are a great item to use for crafting so I decided to create a few holiday projects with them. Each year, I challenge myself to make a few Christmas crafts using items I already had at home. After spending some time in my craft room, I…
Pomegranate Wreath

Ten-Minute Christmas Eucalyptus Wreath

My Christmas decor theme this year is pomegranates. Are you ready to see how to make this easy DIY Christmas eucalyptus wreath with pomegranates? I love the rich dark, ruby-red color of pomegranates and am filling my home with it this year for the holidays. This Christmas eucalyptus wreath with pomegranates was so easy, it…
DIY Pomegranate Season

A DIY to Enjoy Pomegranate Season

These velvet pomegranates are the best DIY to enjoy pomegranate season. They are the cutest and I loved making them. I made these for pomegranate season with velvet but I am sure you could make them with almost any other fabric. I think you can tell, they were not hard to make!
Pink Christmas in the Carriage House

The Best Pink Christmas Ideas

Looking for a non-traditional Christmas color? Decorating for a pink Christmas was one of my favorite Christmas decor ideas! I decorate our Carriage House with a beautiful pink Christmas theme. I made pink Christmas tree decorations, pink Christmas ornaments, pink Christmas wrapping paper, and more. The pink Christmas decor worked so well with my Christmas…
Ribbon Wreath

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

I love to make Christmas wreaths and today I am sharing how to make a ribbon wreath. This is a pretty yet easy DIY holiday craft. This is a wonderful DIY Christmas decoration. When some friends of mine came up with the idea that we should make a craft having something to do with ribbons,…
Classic Sugar Cookies for Christmas

In Case You Missed It, Christmas is Coming and Sunday Morning Coffee

Happy Sunday to you! In case you missed it, we have spent the past twelve days getting ready for Christmas. You might want to sit down for this, but Christmas is only forty-two days away! Eeeeeek! No worries, today I am recapping the Christmas prep so that you can too! Season 2 Volume 43 Today…
Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve will be here before we know it. The memories of Christmas Eve Traditions, both old and new, are where the Christmas magic happens. Today is the last day of Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas and I am sharing my favorite Christmas Eve traditions. As you decorate the tree, bake cookies for…
Decorating a Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Decorating a Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Decorating our farmhouse Christmas tree is something I look forward to every year. There are so many memories tucked into the boxes in the attic. We all love decorating Christmas trees in our homes and I love that there are so many different themes. Today I am sharing many of the Farmhouse Christmas trees I…
Stocking Stuffers for Christmas Morning

Stocking Stuffers for Christmas Morning

Today is Day 10 of Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas. Christmas morning is my favorite and I love stocking stuffers! Although the boys are now grown they still love opening their stockings on Christmas morning. For today’s post, I have made lists of my favorite stocking stuffers for children of all ages!
Make Ahead Sweets

Make Ahead Christmas Sweets for the Dessert Table

It’s Day Nine of Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas! Today I am sharing my favorite make-ahead Christmas sweets recipes. I love to have some sweets made ahead and hidden away so that if guests drop by, I am ready and you will be too! You might want to turn on your oven. And clean out…
DIY Christmas Pillow

9 Gifts Handmade with Love

Who doesn’t love something handmade with love? Handmade goods are one of a kind. They are made not only with your hands but with your heart! If you have followed me for a minute, you know that I love to craft and make handmade gifts. If you are looking to give a handmade gift this…
Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas and Sunday Morning Coffee

Welcome to day six of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing holiday gift-wrapping ideas for paper, ribbon, tags, and a gift-wrapping station! These gift-wrapping tips will help get you ready for Christmas. We have so many fun ideas to share! Season 2 Volume 42 Today I am pleased to share…
Christmas House

Holiday Gift Guides for Everyone You Know

Welcome to day five of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing Holiday Gift Guides for everyone you know! These gifts are some of my favorites and I either want them or already own them! Many of them are on sale and will sell out quickly. So don’t wait.
Christmas Dishes and Table Ideas

Christmas Dishes and Table Decor Ideas

Welcome to day four of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing some fun Christmas dishes and table decor ideas. In this post you can learn about planning your table, mixing plates, selecting glassware, floral ideas, and table decor. Enjoy! This is one of my favorite posts! As you know, there…
Ways to Repurpose Christmas decor

Eleven Ways to Repurpose Last Year’s Christmas Decor

Welcome to day three of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing eleven ways to repurpose last year’s Christmas decor. It is so smart to repurpose a lot of your Christmas decor. You will save a lot of money and time. Plus we all have so many Christmas treasures from years…
The Cutest Fall Pillow Covers DIY.

A Pomegranate Christmas Theme

Welcome To Day Two Of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Do you have a theme yet for Christmas? My theme this year is A Pomegranate Christmas. Today I am sharing How to Choose a Theme for Christmas. Last year my theme was a Cranberry Christmas (and Pink Christmas in the Carriage House) and…
How to Shop for Holiday and Seasonal Decor

It’s Time to Shop for Holiday and Seasonal Decor

Welcome To Day One Of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing why you need to Shop for Holiday and Seasonal Decor now. While Christmas might seem like it is in the distant future, it will be here before we know it! Since we are all busy this time of year,…
Farmhouse Fall Decor

The Best News Ever and Sunday Morning Coffee

We hope and dream about certain milestones in life and when they actually happen, it can feel unreal. Are you ready for the best news ever? Today I finally get to share our news! Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and…
Give Thanks with Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

I am so excited to share this amazing Purple Sweet Potato Pie recipe. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also delicious and easy to make. My friend chef Monique Chan and I cooked this amazing Thanksgiving recipe. I am so excited to have a new addition to our annual Thanksgiving menu!

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  1. Hi Leslie! You always come up with the best ideas! I appreciate having all of your monthly posts in one organized spot. Kuddos to you! Also, congrats to you and your beautiful family. Being a grandma is THE BEST! Nothing else compares…

  2. I LOVE this monthly recap. When I miss one because time is short I know it will be there at the end of the month.

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