We were out running errands a few years ago at the beginning of October and ended up walking past a very spooky (we're talking I almost wet my pants spooky - and I'm sure glad that Noah was still in diapers at the time because I'm pretty sure he wet his pants, too) display in a store. I immediately … [Read more...] about One Christian Mom’s Thoughts on Halloween
Glow Sticks are the perfect recipe for a Happy Home. Here are the Top 5 Fun Ways with Glow Sticks for your Happy Home this October... 5. If Trick-or-Treating at night this year, attach a few Glow Sticks to your Happy Buddy's Halloween costume, or stick a few in their plastic pumpkin treat pail so … [Read more...] about Five Fun Ways with Glow Sticks
Need a cute and inexpensive way to make your home Fall Happy? Next time you're at the grocery store, or your local Pumpkin Patch, pick up a few miniature pumpkins and place them in a neat row - marching across the top of your fridge! You could even take this a step further by grabbing a marker and … [Read more...] about Fall Decorating – Pumpkins On the Fridge
I love me some Dollar Tree and I love me some Fall. Put the two together and you can come up with some incredibly cheap and beautiful decorative pieces for your home to add that cozy Fall touch! Like this project I designed from using just three items from the Dollar Tree: A glass vase A … [Read more...] about DIY Decorating for Fall
It's official. The Happy Buddy does not like to be confined in any way whatsoever. Which is ironic because he didn't seem to want to come out of my belly - which is as confined as it gets! (You can read about that story here - The C-Section Surrender.) But when the Happy Buddy was a newborn, the … [Read more...] about Wide Open Spaces
Fall is the season that ushers in a plethora of invitations! Invitations for Fall Gatherings, Harvest Dinners, Tailgate Parties, or Halloween Bashes, etc. And Thanksgiving is not too far away! I often find myself scrambling to come up with cute gift ideas to bring to the Hostess of whatever … [Read more...] about Fall Hostess Gift Ideas
Here's a cute and easy Fall Craft to fill you with the spirit of Autumn! I had these little Leaf People out while my niece was here visiting from Germany and she LOVED them! She called them her little Leaf Men. Plus they make EXCELLENT little "Distraction Toys" for when you're changing your … [Read more...] about Fall Craft – Leaf People
Today is the final installment of Apple Extravaganza! Don't tell my hubby, but I have a MAJOR crush on Johnny Appleseed! :-) Just kidding, but seriously. Johnny was a pretty amazing guy. He was gentle, kind, totally domestic (I mean, he wore a tin pot on his head!), and loved telling others … [Read more...] about Apple Extravaganza – Day 5!
Today's Apple Activity is one that will have your home smelling ridiculously Fall-licious. When I was teaching 2nd grade, every year I did an Apple Unit and every year we made homemade applesauce as a class. The kids loved it because they got to make and eat something yummy and I loved it because … [Read more...] about Apple Extravaganza – Day 4!
Today is SUPER special because not only is it Day 3 of our Apple Extravaganza, but also it is the first official day of Fall! I am not even kidding about this! It's here! The season of all fabulous things like pumpkins and pies and hayrides and leaves and of course... apples! So call up a friend … [Read more...] about Apple Extravaganza – Day 3!
I'll bet your kids are still talking about the Apple Star story and activity from yesterday! For today's Apple Activity you may need a quick trip to Wal-Mart, or you may have the materials on hand... Materials Needed - Red, yellow, and green tissue paper, cut into squares Clear contact … [Read more...] about Apple Extravaganza – Day 2!
Welcome, my friends, to Day 1 of our Apple Extravaganza and celebration of the beginning of Fall! The next 5 days will be full of exciting and SIMPLE (which usually means cheap - which usually means a happy husband! ) crafts, activities, and recipes that all have to do with APPLES! There will … [Read more...] about Apple Extravaganza – Day 1!!
Just 3 days to go until our Apple Extravaganza! Here's an idea to help you get in the spirit! Mommies - your mission today is to call up a friend and invite them to join you for a cup of hot apple cider one day next week! When you are grocery shopping this weekend, simply grab a 1/2 gallon of … [Read more...] about Apple Alert – 3 Days to Go!
Dear Readers! In honor of Johnny Appleseed's birthday coming up on September 26th AND to kick off my Fall Traditions category (HOORAY for FALL!), the Happy Home Fairy will be devoting an entire week of blog posts to the magic of APPLES! Here's what you need to do to get ready for APPLE … [Read more...] about Apple Alert!
I am going to be completely honest. Every once in awhile, I grow discontent with being the Happy Home Fairy. What?!?! I know - this is shocking news! But it's true. I am human. Which means that I am completely and totally not perfect. I am subject to occasional bouts of selfishness. Like the … [Read more...] about The Selfless Snickerdoodles