Day of the Dead party ideas

Day of the Dead party ideas | lollyjane.com

One thing we love about blogging is collaborating with other bloggers who have like-interests.  There is some major talent out there and we are so grateful to have a big handful of that talent here in Arizona!  We partnered with Wendy,  Kate, Vanessa & Kim to bring these darling Day of the Dead party ideas!  We each split up the assignments so it was more manageable.   The biggest part of the party is decor!  Kate found a great location that set the tone perfectly.  Love the old, chippy blue door! And of course you need something to do, right? These mask printables are so cute and kept the kids entertained! And party … continue reading

hand painted arrow sign

DIY | hand painted arrow sign ---> lollyjane.com

Kristi drug this 100 year old piece of barn wood home from her in-progress new build.  She stacked it in my yard so pretty much that means it's free game right???  I mean, she may still hold a slight grudge when she did the same thing with her hand-me-down-crib-mattress turned bulletin board in my craft room.  Someone should tell her to stop leaving goodies in my yard (: So of course I painted it whilst she was grocery shopping one day...isn't it cute?  I love this hand painted arrow sign, it's a fun addition to my entryway and I painted 6 stripes on there to make it custom to the number of peeps who run around here all day.  Well, more like 20 peeps run around … continue reading

foam ghost bunting | tutorial

Foam ghost bunting | tutorial via lollyjane.com

You know we love a good challenge.  And foam crafts.  FloraCraft's September team challenge was foam + Halloween.  We have lots of fun Halloween ideas here on Lolly Jane so this cute foam ghost bunting tutorial and any of our other decor ideas would look great on your Halloween mantel.   For this quick project, you need few supplies and about two hours of time.  My kids helped me from start to finish so bring your littles into your craft space and let 'em make a mess with you. Supplies: StyroFoam® sheet Marker StyroCutter Plus® Ribbon Eye Hooks Twine The Design It:® LED Light Strand. Buy them HERE or available at … continue reading

What’s inside makes you beautiful | free print

Your personality makes you BEAUTIFUL!

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... " Megan and Cobi Peace From 6 Pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You … continue reading

25+ free fall printables

25+ fall free printables | lollyjane.com

You know how much we love free printables.  And home decor.  Especially fall decor...because we are optimists and wish it would cool down here.  We dream of fresh pumpkins but settle for fakes because real ones mold so fast here :(  You'll love any these free fall printables in your home.  Print + share on your mantle for a quick way to warm up your space! Fall in Love with Autumn | Life is a Lullaby Falling Leave print | A Blissful Nest Falling for You printable | Love the Day Fall is Fabulous | The TomKat Studio Fall Poem printable | Lil' Luna Hello Fall print | On Sutton Place Fall Subway Art | 30 Handmade Days Happy Fall tag | … continue reading

Creative Collection | group link party

Wooden Hexagon Wreath

Happy Friday.  How was your week?  Ours was emotionally draining as we watched a good friend of ours bury her seven year old daughter.  Kristi and our older sis Katie worked long hours to put together a video of London for the viewing.  We can't image our friend's pain but at times like this, rely on our our faith and Father in Heaven for His comfort.   Check out the hash tag #Live4London, she will see her family again!!  If you're feeling generous, you can donate to help them cover funeral and moving costs (they were in the process of a move when the accident happened).  And if you're suffered a loss, please share any words of comfort that got you … continue reading

fall antler art | free printable

FREE Antler print, perfect for fall! via LollyJane.com

Last year antler art was all. the. rage. From signs to faux heads to real heads to glittered, painted and decorated antlers, they were HOT! And, we are so happy that antler art is surely becoming a trend to stay. We created a simple antler printable, fall style. We lovely love love printables because it takes a lot of guess work for decorating during the changing seasons. Just hang and enjoy, my deer! (See what we did there? lol!) This is a easy and nearly free project, which is our favorite kind of decor! We love the "Happy fall, deer" saying paired with autumn colors... here's a peek with it framed in white: Download either style here: Happy Fall, Deer PRINT Fall … continue reading

creative collection group link party

Darling gray cabinet DIY!

Hiya guys!! Welcome to the creative collection group link party, whoop!  Do you have awesome plans this weekend?? If you're like Kelli, YES you do!!  She's partying in Texas with some of our fav bloggy friends.  If you're like Kristi, well, she's changing diapers (;  This week on Lolly Jane, we rounded up 35+ monster crafts/desserts, so fun! We also came up with a solution to stop your kiddos from asking how soon Halloween is!!  This free printable Halloween countdown will keep them busy every morning. Busy day?  Try this hearty crock pot chili from Just Rhonda, yummy! Are you decorating for Halloween yet?  These fun fringe BOO … continue reading

diy Halloween fringe letters

Halloween fringe BOO letters tutorial | via lollyjane.com

You know what we love?  Trends!  Not fashion trends...it took us years to jump on the skinny jean train, lol!  We love decor and craft trends.  Fringe is popular and cute and there are so many ways to play with it.  We thought it would be fun to add some to paper mache letters so when Eighteen25 invited us to their September Spooktacular (you GOTTA check it out!) we knew it was a great fit.  Check out our DIY Halloween fringe letters that are just so fun! S u p p l i e s : Cardboard letters, (smaller than our DIY Halloween marquee EEK letters we shared last year) 1 pack of white tissue paper 4 googly eyes Decoupage Foam brush Hot … continue reading

10+ easy crock pot chili recipes

10 must try crock pot chili recipes!

Well it's cooling down a little here in Arizona...and by a little we mean it doesn't hit 100* until after noon, yippee (;  We love to rock the crock pot year-long though for convenience, not to keep warm.  The older our kiddos get, the busier our evenings get.  Having dinner on hand is a must!  So we've gathered 10 easy crock pot chili recipes that you're sure to love! Crock Pot Chili (or Dutch Oven) | Recipes for Our Daily Bread Creamy White Chicken Crock Pot Chili | Lovely Little Kitchen Loaded Crock Pot Chili | Delightful & Made Crock Pot White Bean Chili | Toast the Host Lumberjack Crock Pot Chili | The 36th Avenue Crock Pot Green Chicken … continue reading

Halloween countdown calendar | free printable

Cute Halloween countdown | free printable

We are getting in full swing for Halloween and with 6 kids under the age of 11 between us, they are already geared up for the CANDY! We thought it would be fun to create a calendar for them to count down the days in October until they can wear their Halloween costumes and snag some spooky treats... and to also avoid the repetitive, "When is it time for trick-or-treating, Moooooom?" question! LOL (; And, we've created 2 styles of 8x10 free printables for you to enjoy as well! >> Download the full resolution Halloween candy calendar << This would be cute framed, pinned onto a chalkboard or just clipped on the fridge. Oh and don't worry, if you're out of … continue reading

hearty chili recipe

Hearty chili recipe| via lollyjane.com

Please welcome back, Rhonda! We are in full fall mode around here and recently brushed the dust off the 'ol crock pot, just in time for her yummy hearty chili recipe! Read on for the perfect chilly weather day recipe sure to warm you up! When I was a kid I loved the "choose your own adventure" books. They were written so that you would get to certain point in the story and then you would chose where the story would go and depending on your choices you would end up with a different ending to the book. I distinctly remember going back and trying it over and over to see how the book would turn out and then decide which one is my favorite ending. I have been thinking about chili lately. … continue reading

35 + Monster Crafts & Treats

35+ monster crafts and treats | lollyjane.com

Fall is here, although it's still stinkin hot here in AZ, we've already been bustin out fall decor & crafting up some Halloween kid activities.  Since there is a constant debate about decorating for fall and then Halloween and then Thanksgiving or skipping straight to Halloween then fall/Thanksgiving (we prefer the first option, personally) we figured we'd throw ideas out there for one and all.  Loving these 35+ monster crafts and treats, so many fun non-scary ideas for the kiddos.  Tell us, which of the above options do you prefer? Monster Bagel Sandwiches | Lolly Jane Monster Shaker Eggs |Lolly Jane Monster Cookies |Lolly Jane Monster Hand Print … continue reading

creative collection group link party

Love these S&P shakers by Landeelu!

Welcome back to another fun link party this weekend! Here's a quick review of what we were up to since the last par-tay... besides an amazingly awesome giveaway of your choice to win an iPad, Vitamix or Kitchenaid. Mint mirror makeover DIY rocket bird feeder (kids craft) "Stop It" printable 20+ Fall/Autumn ideas (a lot of these were shared at the last party!) Caramel apple snickerdoodles Pumpkin brownies by the awesome Carrie of My Recipe Confessions Let's take a peek at just a handful of what was shared at the last Creative Collection!  Pumpkin Bread Recipe |Love Grows Wild Gallery Style Command Center |Her Tool … continue reading

The best Pumpkin Brownies

The best Pumpkin Brownies | lollyjane.com

So happy to have cute Carrie from My Recipe Confessions back today!  Her Pumpkin Brownies look absolutely amazing!!  So thick & rich, yes please!!  Thanks for being here, Carrie!  Take it away, girl.  Pumpkins and the fall season go together like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, or bread and butter. There are so many pumpkin recipes, but trust me, this Pumpkin Brownie recipe is one treat you don't want to miss out on this Fall! These brownies are so incredibly moist. They can even hold their own without a frosting on top. I am pretty confident that once you try them, you will be making them again and again. With love from my kitchen to … continue reading

DIY: Rocket Bird Feeder

DIY rocket bird feeder... made from scrapbook paper and a toilet paper roll! Great kids craft! | lollyjane.com

Happy Wednesday!!  It's the tenth of the month which means it's blog hop time, whoop!!  Since school is back in session all over the country, we thought we'd share some kids crafts.  What better way to bond with your littles with the few hours you seen them daily.  Or, capitalize on that coveted weekend time.   Whatever your schedule is, you're bound to find some fun family time with one or more of these ten ideas.  We're sharing these adorable diy rocket bird feeders that cost us just two bucks.  After you check out the other nine ideas (and pin the collage, hint hint ;), scroll down for the directions.  Happy crafting! Some seriously CUTE ideas, … continue reading

Pick Your Own Prize |giveaway

Amazing giveaway via lollyjane.com!! | #pickyourownprize

Hey hey hey!! Have we got an amazing giveaway for you today! We just finished our $100 HomeGoods gift card giveaway and are super pumped to offer you this is a “Pick your Own Prize” giveaway.   This is the first kind of giveaway where we've let YOU choose your own prize if you win, so we hope you enjoy it!! If you've been trying to turn a new leaf like us, we've been working out a little more consistently and drinking morning smoothies since the kiddos are back in school.  We've lost 20 lbs combined!!-email us for our nutritional system info. We LOVE it!!  And what better gadget than the Vitamix 5200 to keep up with you! So who wants to win the best blender on the … continue reading

Sunday thoughts | free printable

A great quote to remind us to stop being so critical of each other |print via lollyjane.com

If you are a football fan or Arizona native, you couldn't have missed the uproar this week with one of our high school athletes turned college football star turned Phoenix Cardinals player. He got himself into a bit of trouble and we'll leave it at that but the ugly comments that surfaced about this young man were harsh, cruel and even downright mean... the situation got a bit classless, if you will. It made us sad to see so many wonderful people we know let harsh words leave their lips and surface all over social media. While seeing this take place this week we couldn't help but be grateful for a seriously amazing sermon by Dieter F. Uchtdorf we … continue reading

caramel apple snickerdoodles

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles. The taste of fall stuffed in a chewy snickerdoodle cookie, YUM! |lollyjane.com

Holy taste-of-fall-in-your-mouth cookie! I spied a bag of Palmer brand caramel apple chocolate cups at the local Dollar Tree and tried one. I had to admit that alone, the taste was a bit strong. So, I did what any normal person would do to make it less subtle... I stuffed it inside a cookie! Introducing our Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles: Paired with the cinnamon sugar, it has the perfect amount of caramel apples flavoring without being too overbearing. These are chewy on the inside with a slight crisp on the edges... if fresh out of the oven, they literally melt in your mouth. Deeelish! I diced my caramel apple cups in half so the cookie wouldn't … continue reading

mint mirror makeover

Spray Painted Mint Mirror | lollyjane.com

The power of other people's junk never ceases to amaze!  We were in the midst of this crazy bedroom makeover, painting like fools to get all the furniture painted in Kell's driveway.  Our mom lives next door and chatted with us a bit.  Soon she called and said a neighbor had a cute mirror for sale for $8 and did we want it.  We were so overwhelmed we said no and continued on with our day.  A couple hours later she brought the mirror over anyway...oh how we love our mama!  She knew that mirror belonged in this room, lol!  Here's the pretty mint mirror makeover, (say that 5 x's fast!!) freshly painted, loving it's new color. Here's the before: She's … continue reading