Simple October

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Easy Homemade Pickles

I love a good, cold, crispy pickle!
These homemade pickles do not disappoint.
Go try them.
They will easily become your new favorite! :)

Homemade pickle recipe

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Simple October Craft Workshop

Saturday, I had the pleasure of crafting with some amazing ladies at the Simple October Craft Workshop! I love being able to share an afternoon making pretty things with new and old friends.

Popcorn, mini vanilla cupcakes, and cake batter sprinkle cookies....yum!

We had some amazing swag from a few of my favorite shops...Creative Carmella,
The Big Red Heart, and Hey Emily Thomas. Each item was so special and I am so thankful for our sponsors!

Door prizes are so fun. We had mini note cards and a cup cozy/coaster set from my shop, Simple October, as well as, a sweet coffee print from Hey Emily Thomas. This photo doesn't do Emily's print justice at all. It's so gorgeous, I had a hard time parting with it!

And...that's a wrap! The Simple October Craft Workshop 2015 was such a good one!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Simple October Craft Workshop . May 23 . Registration

We are so excited to announce the next Simple October Craft Workshop!
Join us for an afternoon of crafting and fun!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Where: Fellowship Hall at First Assembly of God, 3111 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177
Time: 3 -5pm
Cost: $25 per ticket
Workshop space is limited, so call your friends and register for your ticket today.*
Each attendee will make 3 different projects to take home.
1.Mini Tassel Garland - We'll create a mini tassel garland using tissue paper with a variety of colors available. These garlands look great hanging from a fireplace mantel, in a nursery or kids room, or to add some fun to a party.
2. Embellished Gift Bag - It's always fun to give gifts and adding some extra special touches to the gift bag makes it that much sweeter. I'll show you how to craft a paper flower and add some extra charm to your next gift.
3. Painted Wood Bead Key Chain - Solid wood beads will become the cutest little key chain when you paint them with your favorite colors.
It wouldn't be a party without something sweet to eat! Treats and drinks are provided!
*To register for your ticket, please fill out our registration form. Thanks!
Sorry, due to the nature of this workshop we are unable to offer refunds.
I can't wait to see you there!
xoxo Emily

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pinwheels & Good Intentions

Hello, my gorgeous friends!

You know, I started the year thinking I would be able to keep up with blogging more. The momentum that comes with a new year was sweeping my best intentions up in a whirlwind of possibilities. I had grand plans to dedicate more time to this space, but the reality is most of the time it means I have to give up time somewhere else.
Right now, my youngest is still a baby.
I'm homeschooling the twins.
Trying to run a handmade shop & scrambling to keep up because time is literally whizzing by.
So, my friends, please forgive me for all my previous promises to blog more. I promise not to make those promises anymore. ;)

I will, however, post when I can gather my thoughts together enough to blog. And as luck would have it, I have some thoughts to share today. (I'm also typing one handed since I have a clingy, sick, 16 month old. Poor baby.)

This project started with the fabric pinwheels that I'm obsessed with making these days. I seriously can't get enough of them.
Then a few weeks ago, I bought some fantastic gold spray paint. Because I obviously need more spray paint in my life.
Spaghetti is on our menu regularly....which means I have a collection of spaghetti sauce jars.

Gold spray paint + spaghetti sauce jar lids = AWESOME

I had a vision now....jars with gold lids and fabric pinwheels tied to the outside...oh, my stars!

Of course, you already knew that I would have to fill these jars with some extra treats. I mean, how could I not.

I love how they turned out! I made these to give away as Easter gifts but they could be made up for any occasion. Versatility wins!

Thanks for visiting!
xoxo Emily