The Festival of Trees 2017

The Festival of Trees is coming soon, and I just wanted to help spread the word about this amazing event. For 47 years the Festival of Trees has given us a magical experience and helped kids at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Festival of Trees

Taking place November 29 through December 2 at South Towne Expo Center, the festival is the perfect way to kick of your holiday season. Enjoy Christmas trees, wreaths, and quilts. They have life sized playhouses, gingerbread creations, kid’s activities, goodies, entertainment, handmade gifts, centerpieces, Santa, and don’t forget about the scones and fudge.

This year they are breaking a record with 7 playhouses!! The popular local show Studio C is also making a tree and will be live streaming it as they do, which should be fun. And of course, the most important part of all, every penny helps the kids at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Get your tickets online at, be sure to buy before Thanksgiving and get a discount.

To learn about one of the special children that Primary Children’s helps, you can watch this sweet video about the Festival of Trees little poster girl Nyla Jane!

I hope to see you there for this wonderful event! Nothing will get you in the Christmas spirit faster than seeing all the trees, and knowing that you are helping an amazing cause at the same time.

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Fall is officially here, and with it, my favorite flavor has returned. If you are looking for something delicious made with pumpkin, but that isn’t a dessert, these pumpkin rolls are for you! I think I need to bake some soon now that the weather is cooling down. What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?

Pumpkin dinner rolls

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Halloween Decor 2017

If you’ve been reading long, you know that I love Halloween. This year we added some new things to the usual decor! First up, these adorable Haunted Mansion ornaments for the Halloween tree. I’ve never been to Disneyland during Halloween, but oh how I want to go! I actually haven’t been to Disneyland since I was 12, but always the Haunted Mansion was my favorite, with the Pirates of the Caribbean as my second. So when I found these on the Disney site, we knew they belonged on our tree.

This pirate skeleton cracks me up. The gold tooth, the peg leg, the hook, but especially the bird!! So, as not to be lonely, this year our skeleton pirate caught himself a nice mermaid! Oh, she made us all laugh so hard when that wig went on. And of course, a proper coconut bra is a must.

The happy couple even has a pet frog:

Do you enjoy decorating for Halloween in your house? It’s one of my favorites, but I only like the fun, and cute. You won’t find anything scary or gory in our household!