Wordless Wednesday #13 – Pumpkin Patch 2014

Wordless Wednesday #13 - Pumpkin Patch | The Homemade Creative

A couple of weekends ago, Serenity and I went with her Papa and Grama to a local pumpkin patch and apple orchard, meeting up with Aunt Kristine and Uncle Thomas and her cousins. Excitement kept Serenity awake for the 45 minute drive there, and two apple cider donuts and sheer adrenaline kept her awake for the 45 minute drive home! #lol The kids loved playing in the huge corn bin - a short silo, ... [ Read More ]

When You Don’t Love Fall. Finding joy and meaning in the face of oncoming winter.

When You Don't Love Fall | The Homemade Creative

One day it's 87° degrees outside and the next it's 48° and you're wondering why you thought you had more time to buy a new pair of sneakers as you're trying to ignore the sting of cold in your flip-flop-wearing bare toes, and follow your daughter up the steps to church. Fellow church-goers are laughing, exclaiming over the newly yellowing leaves, and you try - oh, you try - but you just can't ... [ Read More ]

7 Clever Ways To Decorate Pumpkins

7 Clever Ways To Decorate Pumpkins | The Homemade Creative

While I'm not a big fan of Halloween, I do love decorating for this time of year. Several years back, I carved my first (and, so far, only) pumpkin, and I went a little crazy with it, and ended up with a trio of "cute" zombie pumpkins, and a very dead not-zombie pumpkin. Considering I am not at all into the scary side of this season, I surprised myself a bit, but decided to roll with it since I ... [ Read More ]

musicBleeper – Music The Entire Family Can Enjoy! + Giveaway

musicBleeper - Music The Whole Family Can Enjoy! | The Homemade Creative

*This is a sponsored guest post.* musicBleeper - Music The Whole Family Can Enjoy! Just launched, musicBleeper is a free app that gives users the ability to control exactly which words they feel are unsafe or inappropriate in their music. Designed for parents listening to muisc in front of their children, or anyone who would prefer their music without profanity or objectionable phrases, the ... [ Read More ]

Want to go to New York or San Diego? Win a Trip for Four, Courtesy of Atlantic Luggage!

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.* Nick and I got to share our first-ever flight experience a few years back, when his parents surprised us with tickets to fly from Wyoming to Illinois, for a week long visit. A year later, I took my second-ever flight alone, to visit friends in Kansas. Neither of us has flown since, but ... [ Read More ]