A Farewell to Fall

April-ChristensenToday is Thanksgiving, which is certainly a time to be appreciative, but also collectively a time to  goodbye to autumn and a hello to winter. We know it can be heard to let go of orange sunsets, colorful trees, and crisp afternoons. That is exactly why we are giving you a little eye candy by April Marie Photography. We asked April to share her captivating fall photography and to share what she loves about Thanksgiving!

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Holidays-02“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! I enjoy planning sessions during this time of year, and not just because of all the beautiful, bright colors. It’s so much fun to shoot a laughing family, playing in the leaves. Or a young lady, embracing the cool weather with a scarf and a thick, wooly sweater.”

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Holidays-07“It makes my heart flutter when I think about wrapping myself up in a warm blanket, a cup of tea by my side, and editing all the beautiful pictures that I’ve taken. I am unbelievably blessed to love and be good at what I do. Especially during Thanksgiving!”

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We want to let all of you know how thankful we are for your continuing support and kind words! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

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April Marie Photography
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Quick and Easy Halloween DIY Projects

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Halloween is the perfect season to get a little silly and a little spooky. If you’re a mom on the go, we understand that you may not have a lot of free time (who are we kidding, we know you have zero free time), but you still want to get into the Halloween spirit. No worries! We’ve picked 3 super simple and insanely quick DIY crafts that are easy to do with the kids and will also give your home that hint of Halloween you’ve been searching for!

These Mummy Jars are easy as 1,2,3!

IMG_8807Take the lid off of the jars and being by wrapping the gauze around the base of the jar. We put a few drops of craft glue at the beginning of our roll, just to make sure it would stay in place. Roll the gauze all the way up to the top and back down again, depending on how long your roll is. Placement is not a huge factor because some uneven edges make the jar look more mummy-ish!

Mummy-SideBySideAdd another drop of glue at the end of the roll to make sure it stays together and finish by gluing two eyes to the exterior. You can easily fill the jars with candy or use a battery-operated tealight candle to transform the jar into a luminary. Seriously… it’s that easy and absolutely adorable!

Mummy-SideBySide2Our next project is just as simple! This Googly Eyed Frame is sure to attract some eyes!

IMG_8819This project is great for a toddler because it is as simple as glue… and glue… and glue some more! One tip we suggest is putting the picture inside the frame before you begin, just so you won’t have to worry about taking the back off while the glue is drying.

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IMG_88052Begin by cutting white fabric into 8 inch squares. Place the fabric over the top of the sucker and tie a ribbon where the sucker meets the stick. All that’s left is giving your ghoul a cute face and just like magic, you are finished!

Ghost-SideBySideIMG_8837Your home will be decorated for Halloween in no time with DIY crafts this easy! Just remember to have fun and enjoy the season’s tricks and treats!

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