Since moving house over the summer, Marisol and I have been missing our friends. We are only about 40 minutes away, but it feels like so far and we don't get to see them as much as we used to. So last weekend we invited a few to come for a slumber party (there was even a grown-up sleepover too).
Did I mention that this was Marisol's very first sleepover. She was absolutely beside herself with excitement for the entire week leading up to her friends coming over. It was exactly what we needed to reconnect with them.
In case you haven't heard the news, I've started a new gig. I'll be providing home decor and DIY project ideas over at my friend Jo-Lynne Shane's blog a couple of times a month.
And with that being said, my first project is up.
For this post I'm showing you how to use Halloween items you most likely have on hand, items from around the home, a couple of quick DIY projects and more to put together a fun dining room table centerpiece perfect for Halloween.
A little while ago I was contacted by Legoland Discovery Centers to create a sink or float science experiment for them ... I have to give a big shout-out to my friend Kelly over at The Centsible Life for this one. They had actually contacted her first about this because they had come across LEGO tutorials I had posted on her blog and she very kindly sent them my way.
So I created and photographed the experiment at home and they had their creative team create an infographic out of it.
I love a big Sunday brunch. It's the perfect way to start the last day of the weekend.
This is a dish I made a couple of weeks ago and it's so quick and easy and perfect to serve with a side of poached or scrambled eggs and toast.
But one thing that makes me extra happy on Sunday brunch days is not having to use too many pots and pans ... unlike last weekend when I made pumpkin pancakes, bacon in the oven and scrambled eggs, I swear the combination mixing bowls and pans filled the dishwasher after that brunch.
I'm a big fan of making a meal that can be used over two days, but in different ways.
Not in a Food Network Chopped kind of way (although the contestants on that show are pretty inspiring), but in a New TraDish practical (everyone can do it), I'm going to make a dish and use it in two different ways by freezing half of the ingredients and using those later kind of way.