My First Homemade Birthday Cake Attempt and Reflections on Being a Year Older

Well today, I turn 28 years old. I usually like to make a big deal out of other people’s birthdays and I try to apply the same passion to my own, but this year I am struggling to be as excited as I have been in the past. I am incredibly grateful for all of the many blessings I have, my family, my friends, the animals in my life, my incredibly kind and hardworking husband, my career – but there’s something that makes me sad as I age because I feel like I’m losing time each year I get older. And, I like having time to enjoy all these things I love in my life.

I think I need to stop chasing time and the way I treat it as a loss as I lunge further into my “late twenties.”  For my birthday and the year ahead I’m going to work on enjoying these wonderful seconds I am alive on this earth to be as productive or unproductive as I want be. I am going to try to also think of the time I spend as something I am gaining (not losing). I am going to take more risks/try new things and stop fearing and start loving and letting things go that don’t matter. That is something I am happy to have embraced this past year. I still have lots of learning and personal growth ahead of me…and patience is my weakness which I need to grow a lot of. My lack of patience is very evident in the first ever homemade birthday cake I made…I was so focused on EATING the cake, that I haphazardly decorated and assembled before the cake was 100% cool – and you know I’ve seen way too many cooking shows to know better…

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Polymer Clay Springoween Pins

Who’s feeling crafty this spring?! I like to beat those I-wish-it-were-Halloween-blues by doing some spooky crafts! I myself have been getting into making pins and earrings out of polymer clay. I’ve always wanted to give it try and found it to be a fairly inexpensive and fun way to create all sorts of charms and accessories. I’m still very much in the early stages of perfecting the art of working with polymer clay – but I learn something new and inspiring each time I sit down to mold with it. I want to share how I made this bright and colorful jack-o-lantern pins for spring if you too want to start sculpting with clay – they’re super simple and minimal tools are required!

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Springoween Floral Arrangements

This is a fairly easy craft –  and if you love Halloween and want to celebrate it all year this is a must to transform your Halloween items into springoween delights!

I thought I’d share what I did with some of my decorative Halloween buckets to help inspire your springoween decorating.

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Spooky Good Style: Spring Favorites Episode 3

Happy Spring Equinox! It’s finally appropriate to be into all things SPRING – spring clothes, spring-o-ween, pumpkins, bats…you know, your typical spring stuff.

This spring I plan to continue to wear overalls and jumpers – because they’re airy, whimsical, fun and make me feel like I stepped right out of the 1990s.

I am in love with this plaid jumpsuit because of it’s fun fall pattern – but is lightweight enough to sport during spring and summer.

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Shopping for Springoween

shopping for springoween

Spring is sprouting! Bright colors, pastels, and warm weather – it’s the perfect season to add a little springoween flair to your wardrobe, home and life!

I was pleasantly pleased to find that lots of crafters, artists and creators embrace mixing spring with Halloween. It has inspired me to share their work with you!

To help get you in the springoween spirit, I’m sharing some of my favorite hauntingly fun spring finds.

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Best of Halloween Head!

Valloween has come and passed, and Halloween seems so far away. But fear not spooky friends, because this time in-between seasons has me feeling nostalgic and looking back on my past blog posts.

I figured now would be a great time to revisit some of my favorite posts, recipes and DIYs to keep the spirit of Halloween alive during this chilly and bleak transition into spring.

Take a look back at my favorite posts with me…

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Spooky Good Style: Spring Favorites Episode 2

I love paper bag pants! They are the perfect comfy pant that can also be dressed up. I got this pair on clearance after the holidays at Maurice’s for $8!

They are perfect for spring since they’re lightweight and breezy – plus they look sharp with a graphic tee (in this outfit my tee of choice was Eddie).

I will probably get some more of these pants from H&M this season. They have a huge variety of this style of trouser and for the right price!

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