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Birthday Series Giveaway Part 3: Amazon $300 Giveaway!

How do bloggers celebrate a BIG Birthday? They get an amazing group of blogger friends together & have a Giveaway Party! This is PART 3, the last of series. This week Alli from Cupcake Diaries is turning 30. And to celebrate, we are teaming up with her & some of our other blogger friends to give away a $300 Amazon gift card! $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway We are so excited about this giveaway!! Amazon is such a great way to do so much shopping. This gift card will be perfect for the holidays! Check out the amazing group of bloggers participating in this giveaway! I’m so excited to be collaborating with such a fun group of ladies. You will love their blogs! Amazon Gift Card Logos Cupcake Diaries - Crafting in the Rain - FrugElegance; - Pretty Providence - Our Thrifty Ideas - Live to Be Inspired - Table and Hearth - Heart to Heart, Hand in Hand - My Mommy Style - Busy Mom’s Helper - Utah Sweet Savings - Glued to My Crafts - Like Mother, Like Daughter - Over the Big Moon - inkhappi; - A Girl and a Glue Gun - Rae Gun Ramblings - Frenchie; - Housewife Eclectic - Summer Scraps - A Dash of Sanity - Dessert Now, Dinner Later To win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the better the chances of winning. Good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway begins 10/17 and will end 10/24 at 10pm MST. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years and older to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entry verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

*Did you see our Birthday Series Giveaway Part 1: KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway? There might still be time to enter… KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway ends 10/20/2014 10pm MST.

*Did you see our Birthday Series Giveaway Part 2: $300 Paypal Cash!? The $300 Paypal Cash Giveaway ends 10/22/2014 at 10pm MST.

Stenciled Burlap “Goodie” Bags

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

Stencil Monogram Burlap Gift Bags by FrugElegance

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These Burlap bags already had a design on it, but we wanted to personalize them to use as Goodie Bags for wedding guests staying at a local hotel. Using Deco Art Stencils & SoSoft Fabric Paints, we got the final designs and they look amazing.

First design was a monogram, stenciled “W”. The 2nd design was hand written initials N J with a heart between the two.

To create the designs, we used a cup to draw a circle in the center & then painted the circle solid black. A stenciled gold “W” in the center of the circle is very elegant. Love the design of the stencil letters used- Americana 2” simple script letter set.

Check out the amazing selection of DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paints & Americana Classic Stencils.

We also used the stencils on our Fall Burlap Ribbon Post.

*FrugElegance did receive materials from DecoArt. Our opinions & comments are our 100% our own.

sharing at our favorite link parties: Be,You,Tiful, Show+Tell, The Handmade Hangout, The Party Bunch, Let’s Bloom, Creativity Unleashed

Birthday Series Giveaway Part 2: Paypal Cash Giveaway!

How do bloggers celebrate a BIG Birthday? They get an amazing group of blogger friends together & have a Giveaway Party! This is PART 2, the 2nd out of 3 giveaways & this one is for a $300 PayPal Cash Prize. This big birthday week is for Alli from Cupcake Diaries, who is turning 30! Whoahooo!

$300 PayPal Cash Giveaway 

We’re so excited about this giveaway!! There’s nothing quite like getting free cash. Especially, in time for holiday shopping!

Check out this amazing group of bloggers who are participating in this giveaway! We’re so excited to be collaborating with such a fun group of ladies. You will love their blogs! PayPal Giveaway Logos Cupcake Diaries - Homemade Ginger - FrugElegance; - Albion Gould - Persia Lou - Our Thrifty Ideas - Live to Be Inspired - The Happy Scraps - Fabulous Farm Girl - My Mommy Style - Busy Mom’s Helper - Blooming Homestead - Like Mother, Like Daughter - Over the Big Moon - inkhappi; - Tiny Sidekick - Rae Gun Ramblings - Frenchie; - Housewife Eclectic - My Daylights - Bombshell Bling - Dessert Now, Dinner Later To win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the better the chances of winning. Good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway begins 10/15 and will end 10/22 at 10pm MST. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years and older to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entry verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

**Did you see our Birthday Series Giveaway Part 1: KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway? There might still be time to check it out.. Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway ends 10/20/2014 10pm MST. And stay tuned for Part 3- Coming Soon!!

DIY Easy Halloween Table Display

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Creating these books was so easy! Items Needed: Old books, Chalkboard Paint, White Chalkpaint Marker & Dollar Store Spookie Stickers

Creating the Ghoulish Bottles is also inexpensive & easy!  Items needed: Bottles (many from dollar store), Dollar Store Halloween Spooky Stickers, Ingredients of any kind. Beans, Popcorn Kernels, Plastic Bats, Candy, etc etc. Here, we even used a bottle of white circle sprinkles from the pantry- makes perfect “spider eggs”! LOL!

Added to the final table decor- Candles & Dollar Store Halloween Webbing

For more great halloween decor ideas check out our Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting post & our Halloween Home Decor Post!

Have a Spook-tacular Halloween!

Linking at: Savvy Southern Style, Frugal Crafty Home, Inspire Me, Show+Tell, The Handmade Hangout, The Party Bunch

A Blogger’s Birthday Celebration Part 1: KitchenAid Giveaway!

How do bloggers celebrate a big birthday? They get a big group of blogger friends together & have a giveaway party! Actually 3 giveaways in one week. Today starts part 1 & its a giveaway for a KitchenAid Mixer! Stay close & follow because Part 2 will start on Wednesday & Part 3 starts on Friday.

So, who’s b-day are we celebrating? It’s Alli from Cupcake Diaries & she’s turning 30. Come join in our giveaways & help celebrate by winning some awesome prizes like this KitchenAid Mixer!

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I’m so excited about this giveaway!! The winner gets to choose the color of their new 5-qt Artisan KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Just in time for holiday baking!

Check out the amazing group of bloggers participating in this giveaway! I’m so excited to be collaborating with such a fun group of ladies. You will love their blogs!

KitchenAid Giveaway Logos Cupcake Diaries - Cutesy Crafts - FrugElegance; - The Bitter Side of Sweet - Keep Moving Forward with Me - The Cards We Drew - Our Thrifty Ideas - Live Like You Are Rich - Fabulous Farm Girl - My Mommy Style - Busy Mom’s Helper - Blooming Homestead - Like Mother, Like Daughter - Over the Big Moon - inkhappi; - Pink Cake Plate - One Artsy Mama - Frenchie; - Housewife Eclectic - My Daylights - No Diets Allowed - Dessert Now, Dinner Later - Two Thirty-Five Designs To win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the better the chances of winning. Good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway begins 10/13 and will end 10/20 at 10pm MST. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years and older to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entry verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting

Halloween Party Table Setting by FrugElegance

Halloween Party Table Setting by FrugElegance

Halloween Party Table Setting by FrugElegance

Halloween Party Table Setting by FrugElegance

Halloween Party Table Setting by FrugElegance

Halloween Party Table Setting by FrugElegance

A halloween table setting to sit down and enjoy dinner, the FruGirls prefer the non-scary style of entertaining.  Decorating, using items we already have, like the champagne bucket & adding seasonal flowers. In this case a baby pumpkin plant -so colorful & so beautiful. **We will also dry the tiny pumpkins to use next season around a candle or in a lantern. Small cake stand with a pumpkin displayed. Have fun with your menu. 

We love entertaining FrugElegant style. Or shall we say BooElegant!

**The fresh pumpino (pumpkin) branches are a great deal at Trader Joe’s. They are beautiful and we save a lot of $$ by drying our own for next year. PotteryBarn charges $20 for a 15! Try it the frugelegance way & save $$.

Over 110 fabulous Halloween Ideas shared by bloggers. #halloweenideas #halloween

So here’s the final installment of fabulous Halloween ideas from our creative blogging friends. Join the blog hop & click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!

Over 110 creative Halloween projects and ideas for Halloween fun. #halloweenprojects #halloween #diyhalloweenideas

1. Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes 2. Easy Halloween Sculpey necklace 3. Owl-ween Party 4. Easy Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Wreath 5. Halloween Polka Dot Pillow 6. Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting 7. Halloween Party Garland 8. Halloween Oreo Truffles 9. Skeleton Hat 10. Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial 11. Pumpkin Carving 101 12. Dress It Up Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags 13. Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle) 14. Easy Halloween Caramel Apple Dippers 15. Raccoon Mask 16. Pumpkin Tea Towels 17. Easy Halloween Window Cling

Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Design Dazzle’s board Fabulous Halloween Ideas on Pinterest.

Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!

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Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

Pumpkin Pie Mini Dessert by FrugElegance

These mini pumpkin pies were so easy to make and just the right amount of dessert. They are also great for a dessert bar to add with other choices so you can have a few bites and still enjoy another treat.

They were so easy to make with ready made pie crusts. I found the 4” circle was the perfect size to fit in a cupcake pan. I followed the directions for the filling on the canned pumpkin pie mix, and the can was 4” wide. How perfect! I used the can to cut my circle for each of the mini pie crusts, then pressed into the tin. Then poured the prepared pie mix until full in each of the prepared cups.

Using small fall cutters, from Williams Sonoma, rerolled the scraps of pie crust to make cutouts to embellish the pies. Brushed the cutouts with some of the left over evaporated milk from the filling.  Then added the cutouts to the pies after the first 13 minutes of baking when I reduced the oven temperature.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Prepare pumpkin pie filling per can directions
  • Cut out 12  4” circles and line each tin in your cupcake pan, crimping top edges with your fingers
  • Bake pies for 13 minutes at 425 degrees
  • Turn down heat, (*add top cut outs if you chose) bake for additional 19-23 minutes until filling is set, toothpick comes out clean 
  • Let cool and gently use a spoon to lift the pies out of the pan

Enjoy plain or with a dollop of cream~

For another fabulous Fall Dessert, see our Pumpkin Spice Chip Cookies

Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Creativity Unleashed

Halloween Home Decor

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

Halloween Home Decor by FrugElegance.com

I love to decorate for fall. But love a few touches around my home that will stay up until halloween. Easy items that can transition with just a few changes to last through Thanksgiving. On the cake stand in my entry with the cat, I can remove that and place a pumpkin on it until Thanksgiving. Replace hand towels with a fall theme, so easy to layer and change the look from halloween to thanksgiving.

Enjoy each season in your home with a few simple touches~

Check out more terrific Halloween Posts: How to make the Spider Soap Dispenser & Halloween Party: Easy Table Setting Ideas

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon by FrugElegance

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon by FrugElegance

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon by FrugElegance

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon by FrugElegance

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon by FrugElegance

DIY FALL Burlap Ribbon by FrugElegance

Easy to do & Frug-Elegant! This Ribbon is gorgeous on this Pillow & Candle- coordinating Fall Decor!

Supplies Needed: Burlap Ribbon (we went with a warm brown color), Paint Pens & Stencils

Keeping things simple & easy clean up, we love using paint pens. Here, we use the stencils the same way as if we were using paint & brush or roller, but we use the Paint Pens by simply pressing on the material with the stencil firmly pressed in place. Easy to do, spelling out “FALL” The color called Pumpkin is the perfect shade with the pillow (we already had).

We LOVE to use items we have throughout the house and then re-decorate it over & over again- this keeps down storage & saves lots of $$.

Want some more Fall Home Decor Ideas? Come see our Pumpkins Around the House. And for an amazing Fall Cookie Recipe check out our Pumpkin Spice Chip Cookies

This post can also be found on these amazing link parties- The Scoop, DIY ShowOff, Lou Lou Girls

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

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We LOVE participating in Lightning Crafts! And this special Halloween Craft Lightning is sure to be spooktacular! So many bloggers with amazing projects!

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

Halloween Pumpkin Soap Dispenser by FrugElegance

From Fall Home Decor to Halloween Spidertastic!

This pumpkin shaped soap dispenser is very simple & plain. Spraying some Krylon Make it Stone! spray paint, the clear plastic becomes textured like stone. No need to mask off any sections, just stick a paper towel or tissue bunched up so not spray goes inside. I didn’t spray to completely cover, just a light coating- fast. Now you can see through when the soap is poured in (and its orange!). The spray does need to dry thoroughly. An optional addition- to add the jute wrapped around the top. Just a few touches with the glue gun & the jute stays put.

This really looks great as a fall decor piece. Then for Halloween, break out those plastic spiders! A little glue gun glue to attach them & your halloween soap dispenser is finished!

Thank you Carolina from 30MinuteCrafts & Angie from CountryChicCottage for hosting Halloween Lightning Craft!