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DIY Decorated Witch Hat with Just A Girl


Cast a spell on your house this Halloween. With a little style and whimsy, turn an ordinary Witch Hat into a wicked centerpiece!

Guest Post Just a Girl

Hello, TidyMom readers! I’m Chris from Just a Girl, and I’m thrilled to be here today! My blog is pretty much DIY and decorating, so you can imagine that the holidays are in full swing at my place! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for, so I’m sharing a frugal and easy way to make a ca-ute little witch’s hat! 

DIY Witch Hat - Halloween Decor from Just a Girl.  Tutorial at

I’m a high school teacher, and I found this witch’s hat in my co-workers cabinet in her classroom. If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking, “And why a witch’s hat (with tags still on, mind you)?” I know her well enough that I didn’t bother asking. I held it up, squealed, “Can I have this?!” and ran away with it. Price? Free. {click to continue}

Bacon Fried Crunchy Coated French Toast


Add a little flavor and crunch to your french toast, by dredging the bread in crushed cereal and cooking it in bacon grease for one delicious plate of Bacon Fried Crunchy Coated Pumpkin French Toast!

Bacon Friend Crunchy Coated Pumpkin French Toast recipe at

I know, I know I’m sure you are being bombarded with pumpkin recipes all over the place.  It’s just a fact of life, when that magical season appears, so do all the pumpkin recipes. 

I don’t know about you, but Fall never seems to last long enough for me.  One of two things usually happen, in the Midwest any way……crisp fall temperatures arrive and last all of two weeks and then BAM it’s winter.  Or we have an Indian summer that hangs on forever and there’s almost no fall at all.  Either way, I can’t seem to get enough of Fall, and eating pumpkin anything just makes it feel like it lasts longer!

Last weekend I had an early flight home from Minneapolis.  I was home by 10:30 am, had not had breakfast so I thought I’d surprise my family by waking them up to the sweet aroma of a little bit of pumpkin heaven for breakfast.  Brew a pot of coffee and grab a plate….you are going to want to make this Bacon Fried Crunchy Coated Pumpkin French Toast soon!! {click to continue}

Halloween Party Ideas | I Spy Sunday

Spooky Cute and Delicious Halloween Party Ideas

  Include some of these Halloween party ideas when hosting a party at home or in the classroom, for a Spooktacular event! I can’t believe Halloween is almost here!  This month has flown by, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I traveled to Minnesota to speak at Bloggy Bootcamp (if […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Butter | I’m Lovin’ It


  No doubt, every October my life is taken over by pumpkin.  Between the grinning jack O’lanterns lining the porch, the pie pumpkins at the farmers market and cans of pumpkin in my pantry, the orange squash is a symbol that fall is here!  My favorite time of year! There are so many great pumpkin […]

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Candy Corn Butter Cookies

Easy Candy Corn Sugar Cookies recipe and tutorial at

  One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the fun treats!  These candy corn shaped cookies come together in a flash…. no rolling or cookie cutters involved!  You can’t think of Halloween with out candy corn coming to mind.  That funny little tri-colored candy that everyone either loves or hates.  I don’t think […]

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Easy Seafood Chowder from At The Picket Fence

Seafood chowder with smoked salmon and dill from  Recipe at

  A rich and creamy seafood chowder with fresh dill comes together in under an hour for simple and hearty meal.  Hi there! I’m Vanessa and I’m so thrilled to be visiting here at Cheryl’s place today! I’m co-author, along with my sister Heather, of the lifestyle blog At the Picket Fence where we have […]

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Fall Favorites | I’m Lovin’ It

Fall Favorites at

  October has been a bit crazy already.  I’ve been working on taxes (because I filled an extension and still waited until the last minute).  My computer was giving me trouble so I decided I had it with my PC and ordered an iMac, which is now in but I have not had time to […]

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DIY Reclaimed Wood Sconce with Hook

DIY Reclaimed Wood Sconce with Hook tutorial from Pretty Handy Girl at

  Grab your tool belt, I have a treat for you today!  We are going to build a Reclaimed Wood Sconce and Hook with Pretty Handy Girl!   Hello TidyMom readers! I want you to imagine something for a moment. There you are rushing out the door to take the dog for a walk, but […]

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Apple Bacon Pecan Sticky Biscuits

Apple Bacon Sticky Biscuits

  Simple drop biscuits laced with apples, bacon and topped with caramel and pecans, make these Apple Bacon Pecan Sticky Biscuits stand out for breakfast or dessert. Sticky buns and I go way back.  There was a bakery that sold the most AMAZING pecan sticky buns when I was pregnant with our first daughter, 26 […]

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