{5 Days of Halloween 2014}


{ 5 Days of Halloween} Decorating Pumpkins

How cute is this pumpkin????? Covered in chalkboard paint….kids would love this
 Photo and tutorial from Country Living
 Chalkboard Spray Painted Pumpkin

Use chalkbaord spray paint and a white chalk marker to decorate your pumpkin. Click the link above the view the entire tutorial but the shopping list is pretty easy:

1. Buy a pumpkin (either a pumpkin from the farm–of course you should clean it before decorating, or a pumpkin from a craft store like Joann’s or Michaels which are easy to carve and decorate)

2.  Chalkboard spray paint and white chalk marker ($3 or $4 each) – can be purchased from The Home Depot or Lowe’s

Dripping Paint Pumpkin
 Photo and tutorial from House of Joy
Use a faux craft pumpkin, or a real pumpkin, and paint with acrylic craft paint. Click the link above the view the entire tutorial but this shopping list is pretty easy also:
 1. Pumpkin
 2. Acrylic craft paint
 3. Paint brush
 4. Acrylic letters
Glitter Pumpkins
Photo and Tutorial from Martha Stewart
Supplies needed:
1. Medium-size paintbrush
2. White glue
3. Small pumpkin
4. Paper plate or a sheet of newspaper
5. Glitter
6. Brown acrylic paint

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}

{Breast Cancer Awareness- Home Decor}

Sooo…..I found this pink beauty as soon as I walked in the door at Michaels. My goal was to find a pumpkin and paint it pink myself, but when I saw this (and noticed it was marked half off) I had to buy it. There’s a scratch at the top from where my son dropped it once we made it in the house, but other than that its still in perfect condition. Even though I have this now, I still would like to paint a pumpkin–just to see how the process works. Anyways, today’s post is the last post in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness.

So this week we covered:

Party Printables and Print Outs- Click here to go to this post and print out tags, labels, and signs for a BCA event or fundraiser

Home Decor and Crafts Ideas- Click here to go to this post and view wreaths, pink pumpkins, and party set up ideas

Desserts- Click here to go to this post and view amazing cakes, cookies and cupcakes in support of BCA

Drinks- Click here to go to this post and view pink drink recipes

****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
{Breast Cancer Q & A}
per Susan G. Komen website

Are young women at risk for breast cancer?

Breast cancer is not common among young women. In the United States, fewer than five percent of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40.

{How can I Help?}

Someone you care about has breast cancer. In our book, that makes you a “co-survivor.” And whether you’re a friend, co-worker, family member or spouse, you have a very important role to play.

Co-survivors provide much-needed emotional support such as listening, giving a hug or just being there. Some offer informational support like gathering data or the latest news on breast cancer. And others give practical help like driving to and from doctor appointments, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping and child care. All together, this is called “social support” and it makes survivors feel loved, cared for and understood.

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}


{Breast Cancer Awareness Week-Home Decor and Crafts Ideas}

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Week on the blog this week!! All week long, we are sharing photos, articles, parties, fundraising ideas, crafts, treats and more in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today our pictures come from online etsy shops, blogs, and party sites….please see below
**Pictures shown below are NOT my work and can purchased or viewed by selecting the highlighted links
Wreath made by: Southern Accents Etc located in Eastman, Georgia.
Click here to visit their online etsy shop.
Wreath made by: Great Little Gift Shop located in Mobile, Alabama.
Click here to visit their online esty shop.
Wreath made by: Lauren Hogan from ItsCraftyCouture.
Click here to visit her online etsy shop.
This cute HOPE party was featured on PartyBluPrints Blog and The Frog Prince Paperie
The signs and tags shown are FREEBIES and can be downloaded and printed from the website

These pink pumpkin centerpieces were featured on Colin Cowie Weddings  andBrenda’s Wedding Blog

Decorate your own pink pumpkin by using the materials and tutorial listed fromGroovy Find

****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
{Breast Cancer Q & A}

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.

{Key Statistics}
  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States