" All About the Details: October 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Changes are coming!

I'm in the process of making some changes to the blog...

Stay tuned for new:

Name
Location
Etsy Store


I can't wait to show you what I've been working on!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Freebie Friday [Halloween Countdown Printables]

Free Halloween PrintableGood Morning and Happy Friday!

Since Halloween is only two weeks away I think a countdown is in order, don't you?

My little ones are going to be the cutest Woody & Jessie twins ever! I think I'm even going to get my husband to dress up for their trick or treating this year.... its going to be hilarious!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Burp Cloths]

DIY Burp ClothsOur group of friends have caught baby fever and I've been making all kinds of goodies for little babies all summer.

And these adorable burp cloths are a hit!

I learned with my twins that the only burp cloths that work are cloth diapers, everything else was too thin and left my shoulders covered in spit up [times two!!].

These are simple to make; just add fabric in your favorite patterns to the middle...

Here's how I did it:

Make it Monday [Spicy Chicken & Pesto Panini]

Spicy Chicken & Pesto PaniniI wish I would take credit for this warm and delicious panini, but I sadly I can't. Its my husbands creation and its a great one. We've been making this for years and its always been a crowd pleaser. Can be made quickly for a group of house guests or even a special lunch while you watch your favorite team during Sunday Football.

I paired this with an IPA Beer and some potato chips.

We sure enjoy Sunday Football during nap time :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Knitted Flower & Bow Accessories]

 DIY Knitted Flower & Bow Accessories
[a day late, but still fun!]
Last week I shared with you the Scarf I made for my two year old, since then I've been making different colored bows and flowers to accessorize her scarf.

I mean doesn't every little girl need matching accessories?

Both are quick patterns to make.


Monday, October 7, 2013

MOM Review [Photo Studio Tent Kit from YesComUSA]

Photo Studio Tent Kit Review: Improving Blog PhotosI've been blogging for about two years now and over the years I've learned photography can really make or break a post. I still have a lot to learn about taking pictures but I now have a tool to help!

I saw this photography tent at YesComUSA  and knew it would be just what I needed to get my blog photos to the next level. 

Once I opened it I knew it was perfect for me and my blog. It's just the right size for the crafts & food I make.

I've been working on a few posts (coming soon) and I can really tell the difference in the pictures.

Tell me what you think...

Make it Monday [Sausage & Pumpkin Barley Risotto]

Sausage & Pumpkin Barley RisottoI love fall.

Lets be honest, its really the pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING that I'm really in love with... 

I mean pumpkin spice in my coffee? Yes Please! 


Pumpkin desserts? Of course!


I keep pumpkin on hand from October through January so I'm sure this will not be the last pumpkin recipe I share this season.

This dinner came to be because I had leftover pumpkin from some pancakes...[yummy] and a I had made version of this that I made earlier with Sweet Potatoes.

I think this one is even better than the last!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Freebie Friday [Autumn Printable]

Free Autumn PrintableGood Morning All.

I'm working on our Fall/Halloween Mantel and I created an Autumn printable to use as some framed decor.

Simple and festive.

Can't wait to show you our mantel, check out my mantels from last year:

Fall Mantel

Halloween Mantel

Click here to download the Autumn Air Printable

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DIY Tuesday [ Knitted Toddler Scarf ]


Its that time of year; pumpkin flavored everything is out and the weather is starting to get that amazing crisp chill to it.

Well, ok maybe not a chill... I do live in southern CA but it is starting to cool off. 

I'm in my winter time knitting mode and I'm having so much fun with it!

My little girl loves being a princess and playing dress up, so I've made her this cute scarf that we can accessorize to match her outfit. I just love having a little girl.

Here's how to make it.