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It's Fall, Fall FALL!!!

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Life At Home 

  Thanks y'all for being so patient! Just got back from a visit to the in-laws in IL. And burrr burrr burrrr! It was a chilly one there. But that's how we like it. Even more reason to hole (or whole?) up in the 'family compound' and just veg out. Let the babies run amok, eat some yummy game meat and just catch up with life. I must say that I am so very blessed to have such loving and kind in-laws, couldn't ask for a better pair!
   Here are a few snaps from our trip & early November . Wouldn't...
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October Insta Recap

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Whew! October just seemed to fly right by! November is upon us and I am diving right in. Holla Holiday season!
I'm so so sooo looking forward to holiday baking, trying out a few new Thanksgiving recipes (Which I am hosting this year ....ekkkkk!!!), Christmas music, Christmas shopping for the littles and all the rest of the fun festive festivities that come with this time of year. I cherish this time as the littles are really starting to comprehend the 'Holidays' and will remember these times f...

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Pumpkin Cookies with Spicy Cream Cheese Icing

Posted by Honor Hansen on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : Recipes 

On a bit of a baking binge this fall season. Ingredient of choice? Pumpkin. I know crazy right?! If you missed it I already whipped up some Pumpkin Bread. But I still have three mondo sized cans of pumpkin puree to use so my pumpkin baking days are far from over. On the agenda now? Pumpkin cookies with spicy cream cheese icing. These don't require that much puree, so it's a great recipe to whip out when you have part of a can left over from a pie or whateves....

Cookie Ingredients
-2 & 1/2 cups...

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Visiting the Pumpkin Patch

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Life At Home 

   Queen of the pumpkin mountain, this feisty little one is ^^^^. Insisted on wearing her witch hat to the pumpkin patch and then proceeded to prance and jump from one orange orb to the next. Which in turn inspired bubba to roam around the giants mounds as well. Which I thought was adorable, but glares from other moms gave me the impression that they thought I was raising a wild pack of hooligans. Oh well.... different strokes for different folks. They are just pumpkins at a patch ya know?! I...

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Fall Wish List: Wheat

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : Shopping Reviews 

Sweater | Mohair Throw | Boots | Soap | Etching | Cashmere Scarf

It's definitely not gluten free around these parts! I am totally digging this neutral fall color/smell/look...

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Moist and Easy Homestyle Pumpkin Cake Bread Recipe

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : Recipes 

Quite a name right??? But I feel that this ^^^ recipe deserves a nice and hearty (and accurate) name. As mentioned many times before I am a pinterest queen and it has quickly become my go to place for finding recipe advice/ideas/inspirations. But this fall season I have been a bit disappointed with the selection of pumpkin bread recipes. Most are some simple concoction of prepackaged spice cake mix and one cup of pumpkin puree. Too blah... not enough pumpkin... not enough spice or zest or cre...

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A Few of My Favorite Things.... Fall Florals

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 
   You would think that spring is the season for florals right? But nope. I feel that fall is where it's at. Of course flowers are great year round but as a crafter I feel that during this season you can really let your crafty flag fly high. Just think of all the extras you can add into the arrangements.... fall fruit, branches, pumpkins, fall foliage, sparkly sprigs, pheasant feathers... the list just goes on and on. So I thought I would share with you some seriously stunning fall flower eye...
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Fall Halloween Tablescape... the morning after

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 

Whoa nelly it's been a bit since I've written! Time to get back into the swing of things eh?! Well, I'll try. I promise. I'll straddle up to the computer with this (already annoyingly large) baby belly and clickity clack away ;)
 Last night I had the pleasure of hosting my monthly book club. It is such a delight to be able to keep up with the nearest and dearest to my heart. Composed of college buds and newer comrades we have been going strong for almost 4 years! Through break ups, engagements...

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Falling for Fall: Five Easy Ways to Get You In The Mood

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 

There are so so SO many easy fall crafts out there... these are just a few of my favorites (and a couple of my own diys). I get so inspired during this season. Whether it's baking new pie recipes, crafting up a new wreath or simply brewing some apple cinnamon spice cider... OMG YUM! just thinking about it.
What are you most looking forward to this fall season???


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Misty Memories

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 12, 2012, In : Life At Home 

    Lou with the attitude is off to get her first puppy dog with her papa this morning. Exciting yes, but am I ready for this? Two kiddos under three and a puppy dog?
I guess so.
I know so.

  A dog will complete our little family (well for just a little bit anyway... you never know when that baby feeling will kick in again!)

Hope you all are having a great week and have some fun plans for the weekend. Our Halloween extravaganza is tomorrow so I am a party preppin mo fo!

Here are some cute sn...
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Round Up: Best No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Posted by Honor on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Took a breather from my Halloween madness to share a little love for my fellow crafty ladies. I love all these ideas! So absolutly-tootly ingenious.  These pumpkins will stay festive for a long time. No more lugging the moldy-falling-apart-disgusting-ugh-ewwwie-do-I-really-have-ta-pick-that-THING-up?!?!? to the garbage can.

Make sure to play click-along and follow all the links below.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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DIY Witch Broom Parking Halloween Sign

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

BoooooooooBOOOOOOOboooooooBoooooo..... it is starting to feel a little spooky around here.... and I am loving it! In preparation of our family Halloween party I am thinking 'zones'. Drink zone here, food zone there, treat zone here ect ect ect. Right now I am working on the 'entry' zone.  I have an old cauldron and wrought iron fence section that will be for witch broom parking. It just needed a little clarification and this sign is just what was in order... here we go!

Tips & Tricks:
*The woo...

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Halloween Dirt Pie Recipe

Posted by Honor on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : Recipes 

Can we just take a minute to gawk at this tasty creation?!?!?

gawk... gawk... still gawking... ok I'm done.

Ingredients & Supplies:
One large trifle dish. This is optional but seeing the layers is what makes this dish so special.
1/4 cup butter
2 Packages of cream cheese (2 x 8oz)
1 cup powdered sugar
2  packs of instant vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
12 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
One large package of Oreo cookies, crushed finely.  About 40 cookies
1 package of Gummy worms

Creamy-goodness layers: In o...

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DIY Falling for Fall Door Sign

Posted by Honor on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

I was feeling festive this weekend and decided that our front door needed to be festive as well. So I scrounged around the craft closet to see what I had. To be found were four little canvases, lots of scrapbook paper, paint and some wooden letters that we intended for another project. This one won the battle of fall diys that were dancing around in my noodle.

It is a pretty straight forward diy.

First cut out scrapbook paper and glue to the canvas. I left a little border around the edge so I...

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DIY Boho Leather Feather Earrings

Posted by Honor on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : Accessories 
      What is it with me and earrings lately? I guess it is because I want to wear them so badly but can't. Those of you that have babies, or have ever baby-sat know what I am talking about. I see dangle-ly ones over here, pretty sparkly ones over there and (my fav) big ol retro hoops on her and her and her! But alas my earlobes can't take the tugging. Oh well! That doesn't mean I stop making them. Someday I will be able to wear earrings for more than 5 minutes. So besides earrings I also hav...
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Pre Halloween 2012

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Life At Home 
So here are a few snapshots around the house pre-Halloween. Starting to break out my fall decorations. First pic is of some super cute (and easy to DIY) plush pumpkins. You can find some tuts here, here or here.

Handsome bugger isn't he? I picked him up here.

Is it to early to break out the wheat & pumpkins? When really, is it ok to start decorating for fall? Here in southern California it is hard to tell when fall actually starts.

I'll make sure to do a side by side when this mantel is all done...

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Today was a good day... Beach Day

Posted by Honor on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Life At Home 

In order to escape the blazing-hot-surface-of-the-sun-indian-summer we are experiencing here in southern California, we did what any sane family would do and headed to the beach. It was a great family day. Thought I would share a couple of snapshots. Hope you are having a great weekend. Lots of DIYs scheduled for this week!

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DIY Moss Animal Silhouette

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

   Ready for fall decorating festivities? I am. While yes, I have been totally entrenched in my DIY Halloween Party decoration extravaganza, I also have been thinking about fall. Cool breezes, leaves changing color, having a legitimate reason to bake a pie.... just a few of my favorite things about fall.
  This DIY is something that can easily be adapted to fit any decor or any holiday. I picked a moose because it feels fall-ly to me. I also was considering a witch on a broom. But I didn't do ...
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DIY Fur Boot Socks

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Clothing 

Finally we are feeling the fall here in southern California.

Yeahhhhhh! Yes! Whoot-whoot! Oh Boooy :)

Feel my enthusiasm? No? Well how about another whoopeeeee!

 We live in an interesting part of San Diego. Far enough away from the coast to avoid the constant marine layer during May-June-July, but close enough to the mountains to see the thunderheads and count the lighting strikes but avoid the torrential downpour. So as I watched the thunderheads yesterday with the kiddos and perused the intran...
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DIY Sewn Envelopes

Posted by Honor on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Party Decorations 
   These are companions to my DIY Fabric & Paper Scrap Sewn Cards... they are best buds. So if you do one I recommend doing the other.

Great diy right? Perfect for those left over pages of scrapbooking paper. The ones that don't really go with any of the layouts/crafts you are doing, but are so pretty that you want to show them off...
For a complete list of tips & tricks visit this page.

But here are a couple of quick pointers.

*Make sure to use contrasting thread so it really stands out... o...

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What is up... things to come

Posted by Honor Hansen on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Life At Home 
      Sooo. I know I promised a DIY stitched envelope tutorial. It is coming. I just had to pick up some thread in a different color. Don't worry it will be worth it.. you will be able to bath in all it's cuteness glory.
    But mostly I wanted to check in and let you know that this weekend was dedicated to prepping for my Halloween extravaganza. A little early? Yeah I guess so... but I plan on starting a family tradition of a totally awesome blow-your-socks-off Halloween Costume party and I w...
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DIY Fabric & Paper Stitched Cards (Tips For Sewing On Paper)

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

   There really is nothing like a handmade card. Such a special little treat when you open up an envelope and you see this little piece of crafty heaven. Someone made it with their own two hands. It is like getting a chunk of the love chocolate bar via the post.
And giving a handmade card?

Oh it is so nice to be nice :)

Sometimes you just want the person to feel how special they are to you.

   I plan on sending some fall valentines to my sweethearts who are spread out across the US. Here are my ...

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DIY Leather Leaf Hair Pin

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : Accessories 

Found myself longing for fall this week. Fall is fabulous don't you think? The weather is just lovely. You can wear coats, scarves, sweaters, boots, leggings and knit caps. Who doesn't love a great pair of boots over leggings with a cozy sweater and scarf?! There are also so many great fall activities like apple picking, pumpkin carving and baking. Not to mention the decorating... oh the decorating! Halloween and Thanksgiving are such fun holidays to decorate for. I already have a huge runnin...

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