It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
It was a glorious weekend, topped off by a Wildcat win over the University of Oklahoma. Even though I graduated from the University of Kansas, I love cheering on my husband’s alma mater, Kansas State University. What I miss most about living in Manhattan, KS is the game day atmosphere that takes over the whole town. There is something about living in a college town that makes September feel especially exciting…almost as exciting as this week’s edition of Sally’s Pins.
DIY Nailhead Pumpkin: As much as I love carving pumpkins and roasting their seeds, I adore these pumpkins because they can decorate my porch for the whole month of October. The nailhead detail is such a fun spin on the painted options I usually choose.
Vintage Dresser Refurbish: I love the pop of white against the gray in this dresser. Having the drawers stand out really showcases the beautiful hardware.
Garlic Shrimp and White Beans: I have been scouring the internet in search of protein-packed meal options, so I was thrilled when I came across this dish. I can’t wait to try it when I need a hearty pick-me-up.
Burlap Picture Frame Mat: I am a huge fan of burlap, but what I love most about these frames is that you can switch out the photos with new ones whenever you like.
Hash Brown Waffles: This would have been so much better than cereal for breakfast. Making the hash browns in a waffle maker would be just the trick to get the desired crunchiness I look for.
Sunshine Wreath: I keep being drawn towards wreaths made from twigs, but I especially love this one with the flower detail. The pop of color really adds to the Fall street appeal.
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Bread: I originally pinned this bread because they claimed it was only 500 calories for the whole loaf of bread, and eating the whole loaf sounded like such a good idea. Even though it is more like 150 calories a slice, it looks totally worth it.
Kid’s Chalkboard Table with Benches: My family has so many old coffee tables lying around. I never would have thought to use some chalk board paint and bright colors to make the perfect kid’s table.
Marth Stewart Animal-Themed 1st Birthday Party: Even though a first birthday party is quite a ways away for my little guy, I just adore this animal-themed party.
Cake Cooling Tip: All you have to do is lay a piece of bread on top of a cooling cake. The bread becomes hard as a rock, but the cake layers remain moist and as perfect as when made. Who would have thought?
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate: I am all about seasonal drinks, from pumpkin spiced lattes in the Fall to mint hot chocolate in the winter. Why not combine them both for the ultimate overload?
Dog Silhouettes: Making dog silhouettes is one project I still need to tackle. I love the idea of having alternating colors to showcase my pups.
Pumpkin Party Cooler: This looks too easy not to do for a Fall-themed party, and it would give me the chance to roast those seeds since I am opting out of carving a pumpkin this year.
Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints: I think these cookies could put me into the perfect Fall spice coma. Plus, they look like little witch hats, so I am all over that.
How to Make Fool Proof Cake Pops: I might have gone with cake pops for our gender-reveal party if I had read this article. I was too scared of the chocolate coating part, but with these 8 tips, I totally could have handled it.
Do you have trouble with chocolate-covered coating?