Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 25 Fall Inspired Dessert Recipes Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:25 +0000 25 Fall Inspired Dessert Recipes via

I am so excited that Fall is here.  Well, maybe not quite here in the South just yet, but the colors are changing and the temperatures are starting to drop.  It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate all things Fall, and what better way to do that then with a list of 25 Fall Inspired Dessert Recipes. 

You can find everything from Pumpkin and Cheesecake, to Apple and Donut recipes!

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DIY Spooky Halloween Black Cat Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:09 +0000 DIY Spooky Halloween Black Cat Tutorial with Lighted Eyes

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As part of the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® team and Make It: Fun Crafts, we get surprised every month with a box of foam goodies and a pre-chosen theme.  It is up to our imagination to create something for the theme, and it’s always a fun challenge. This month’s theme is Halloween, and I am so excited to share with you how I made this super cool DIY Spooky Halloween Black Cat.

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diy Sunday Showcase 9/20, & FAVS! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:00:35 +0000 NEWDIYLargeButton

I hope you have all had a FABULOUS week so far! It’s been a BUSY one here, and the weekend is the same.
Are you as excited as I am that Fall is here and cooler weather, fall foods, and fun holidays will soon be among us?  I know I am.  In fact, I was inspired to make this fun Fall treat this week to celebrate all things Fall.

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My favorite this week is from Homemade Interest. 


Megin’s favorite is from Anderson and Grant. 

group of orange painted pumpkins with sisal stem


Shelly’s favorite is from Heathered Nest. 



Katie’s favorite is from Houseologie. 



Erin’s favorite is from Delineate Your Dwelling. 

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Marie’s favorite is from Average Inspired. 



What a great group if favorites this week! Now let’s party!


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Fall Inspired Ooey Gooey Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:21 +0000 Fall Inspired Ooey Gooey Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars via

I am SUPER excited to share this recipe with you today. It is ONE YUMMY dessert. It screams Fall, and it will have EVERYONE within miles banging on your door for the recipe. Well, maybe not banging on your door, but you get the point, right?  These delicious Fall Inspired Ooey Gooey Cake Mix Cheesecake bars are going to be a favorite, and people will be begging for more. Don’t believe me? Find out why….

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Easy Fall Mantel Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:14 +0000 Easy Fall Mantle via

I’m Brandy from BD Design and I’m SO thrilled to be a monthly contributor here on Pinkwhen. Jennifer is amazing and I feel so lucky to be on her team!

I’m sure most of you have already started decorating for fall. If you are anything like my sweet mother, you have had your house decorated for weeks now! I wanted to share with you a simple way to add some FALL CHARM to your mantel or bookshelf by placing OLD BOOKS in the center for the focal point.

Old books just bring a cozy and inviting feeling to a room. I think that is what fall is all about. Being cozy. Add a mug of hot cider with a warm blanket. BOOM, it’s fall!

Head over to your local thrift store and scour the shelves for jewel toned books. I was lucky to that I found all of these books in one place! I tell you I must be living right! :) The books ranged anywhere from $.50 to $1.50 so this a very inexpensive home decor project to do.

Now to the fun part…color coordinating your books! I started with the orange colors then moved to the purples then to the browns and ended with the redish ones.


It’s a perfect way to dress up your mantel and bring more color to your room.
So go grab your cider and cozy up to the fireplace! Happy fall, everyone. Until next time! xoxo.
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DIY Chalkboard Boo Garland Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:35 +0000 Easy DIY Chalkboard Boo Garland Tutorial

Hi PinkWhen Friends!

It’s Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama, and I’m back again this month with a very easy Halloween craft. When it comes to Halloween decorating, I prefer to keep things on the cute side, and I like to use a mix of colors so that my house doesn’t look too orange. I’m also on a bit of a chalkboard kick lately, so I made this cute DIY Chalkboard BOO garland to hang over the mantel. 

Easy DIY Chalkboard Boo Garland Tutorial

DIY Chalkboard Boo Garland

This garland is very easy to put together, and best of all, no special tools are required! You’ll need:

  • Printed card stock (I used a black and silver glitter pattern.)
  • Decorative chalkboard labels
  • Black and white twine
  • Purple mini clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Plain and printed ribbon


Start by cutting the cardstock into rectangles that are large enough to frame the chalkboard labels. You’ll need three rectangles for this project. I bought a book of cardstock that has 4 X 6-inch sheets, and I just cut the sheets in half. I liked this particular pattern because I used the stripes as a guide for cutting the paper. 

It also has just a touch of sparkle, which adds a hint of elegance to the garland. 


Then, select the labels you want to use, and stick each of them onto a rectangle.

Next, cut the twine to the length you need, and use the mini clothespins to attach the cardstock to the twine. I used white chalk to write the word BOO on the chalkboard labels, but you could use whatever color you prefer. Then, tie the ribbons on either side of the word. I love the ghost ribbon, and I just couldn’t pass it up! 

That’s all it takes to make this Halloween DIY Chalkboard Boo garland. You can hang it from your mantel, a shelf or anywhere you like!

Super easy Halloween diy chalkboard boo garland

Have a great day, everyone. You can visit me at Meatloaf and Melodrama anytime!  

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Homemade Meatloaf (Like Grandma Made!) Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:07 +0000 Homemade Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe via

There is just something about a Sunday lunch after church and a Homemade Meatloaf that would warm me from the inside out.  I have so many wonderful memories of returning home and eating this delicious mouthwatering meatloaf recipe. Every Southern gal should have one, and if you are going to make one, make sure it’s just like Grandma made!

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DIY Floating Laundry Room Shelves Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:54 +0000 DIY Floating Laundry Room Shelves via

My poor laundry room is a very small space.  When you have a family of 6, you go through a LOT of laundry.  Needless to say, there are always space and organization issues.  With that being said, I decided that this plain little room needed a BIG change.  That’s when I decided I would build some DIY Floating Laundry Room Shelves.

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diy Sunday Showcase, 9/13 & FAVS! Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:00:33 +0000 NEWDIYLargeButton

Welcome back to another week of the DIY Sunday Showcase!  Last week was another great week, and I LOVE seeing all of the fun Halloween ideas being created. Keep up the awesome creativeness.

Last week I grabbed a few of the Pumpkin recipes that were added and created a scrumptious Fall Pumpkin recipe roundup.  Check it out here!

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Not only that, but I also shared another roundup that was made up of all of your posts, 25 Fall Crafts and Recipes. Check it out below, and remember the share it!

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Now let’s share our favorites for the week.  I can’t wait to see what you have this week.

My favorite for the week is from Little Miss Celebration and the Button Pumpkin Art.


Megin’s favorite for the week is from Martha Leone Design and the Bathroom Cabinet Redo.


Shelly’s favorite for the week is from Beckwith Treasures an and the Upcycle Cabinet project.


Erin’s favorite is from Marie at The Interior Frugalista and the DIY Water Wall.

Water Wall with Graphic


Katie’s favorite is from Little House of Four and the Pallet Pumpkins.

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Marie’s favorite is from Delineate Your Dwelling and the Office Supply Artwork.

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25 Fall Crafts & Recipes Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:52:17 +0000 25 Fall Crafts & Recipes - The Must See and Must Have List for Fall - via

Don’t you just love the Fall weather that has started to encompass the entire country, even us down here in the South?  I LOVE everything about Fall.  The changing leaves, cooler weather, football, and fun crafts and recipes.  That’s why I grabbed several of my favorite ideas and created this great list of 25 Fall Crafts & Recipes.  You are going to want to save this list!

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