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Sep 23

Scary Snake Wreath DIY


Scare your visitors senseless with this snake wreath.  It’s a quick and easy DIY and perfect for a spooky Halloween door!

 

Scary Snake Halloween Wreath DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

All you have to do is purchase the plain wreath, and a few of those plastic snakes, wrap the snakes around and pin if needed.  Spray paint black.  And you are done.  Seriously.  That’s it.

 

Scary Snake Halloween Wreath DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

It couldn’t be easier!  I would recommend doing a test first with the black paint to make sure it doesn’t rub off on your door, once you hang the wreath.

 

Scary Snake Halloween Wreath DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Want More Halloween DIY?

Check out this super cute Til Death Do Us Part DIY sign.

 

Til Death Do Us Part DIY Sign for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #skeleton  #door #decoration #craft

 

Love, hugs, and where’s Indiana Jones when you need him?

 

Holly

 

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Sep 22

Command Center for Ultimate Organization


Mamma’s kitchen command center is the family’s ultimate organization center.  Let’s take a tour, shall we?

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

When we first moved into the Homestead, this is how the command center looked.  After four coats of paint, the brown transformed into a much brighter white.  Moonlight White, I believe.

 

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Back to modern day.  Mamma’s command center is the organization hub for… well… pretty much everything we do to function as a family and business:

  • Mamma’s laptop
  • Calendar
  • Inbox
  • Outgoing mail
  • Family binder
  • Business binder
  • Bill paying
  • Phone
  • Filing box for Pink Fortitude, LLC
  • Binders for our rental properties
  • Coupon binder
  • Lunch boxes
  • Mamma’s wine (much needed after a busy day!)

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This space is my daily go-to.  It houses the Family Binder, Pink Fortitude, LLC business binder, a “to do” and “to file” box, and a bill paying station.

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I used the space above the command center for extra storage.  The baskets hold various baking items.  The space also holds a large salad bowl and a Le Creuset Dutch Oven.

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I tried to keep the side shelves as more decorative with an Anthropologie bowl, picture, and similar style vase.  Remember the Anthropologie DIY mailing center I made awhile back to look like the design on the bowl?

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

To keep the paper process as simple as humanly possible in our house, this is my giant inbox.  Anything that comes into the house goes here first, whether it’s mail or bills or receipts or anything of the like from any member of the family.  I then process all incoming items from this one box.

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The command center really is the nerve center of the house.  I love that it’s in the kitchen so I can handle everything while cooking or overseeing homework.

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

A cup of coffee in my favorite mug gets me going in the morning.  All ready to write and blog and take on the day!

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

One last look of the command center with a great photo to pin!

 

Kitchen Command Center for the Ultimate in Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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What about you?  Do you have a command center in your home?  How do you use it?

 

Love, hugs, and Commander USHOUSECOM over and out.

 

Holly

 

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Sep 19

Til Death Do Us Part


Today’s post is a little DIY project and Halloween goof on “til death do us part.”  Hubby and I both have a pretty deranged sense of humor and this was certainly a lot of fun to make.  Read on and follow its journey…

 

Til Death Do Us Part DIY Sign for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #skeleton  #door #decoration #craft

 

The DIY all began in the back yard.  This is an old picture, it doesn’t look “quite” this bad any more.  But for awhile, we certainly had our share of pickings of random pieces of wood for crafting.  And random nerf stuff.

 

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I found this lovely little couple at Michaels.  I painted a piece of wood with black spray paint.  Certainly easy enough for this DIY clutz.

 

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I made the words with PicMonkey.

 

Til Death Do Us Part Printable by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #picmonkey

 

I used a ruler to figure out where the words should go so they are more or less even.  And then I just free-painted to look like the font I picked out.

 

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Then I added the skeleton couple with some wire, and now it’s door candy.

 

Til Death Do Us Part DIY Sign for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #skeleton  #door #decoration #craft

 

How adorable is the lovely couple?!?!!?

 

Til Death Do Us Part DIY Sign for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #skeleton  #door #decoration #craft

 

For fall decorating, we do the pretty fall colors and pumpkins and mums and the whole nine yards.  For Halloween, all bets are off.

 

Til Death Do Us Part DIY Sign for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #skeleton  #door #decoration #craft

 

 

Love, hugs, and saying our vows.

 

Holly

 

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Sep 18

5 Shades of Gray Pumpkins


Don’t worry, these 5 shades of gray pumpkins are very G-rated!  Rumor has it that gray and white pumpkins are the new orange.  Gray and white pumpkins are a little more glam and a little more rustic.

 

5 Shades of Gray (and white) Pumpkins by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

These bloggers did it best, and here are the Top Five:

 

Thistle Wood Farms

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Daisey Mae Belle

simple pumpkin decorations

 

The Painted Apron

burlap and fabric pumpkins thepaintedapron.com

 

Brassy Apple

Life on Lakeshore Drive

 

Pumpkin glitter and glitz decorate pumpkin with rhinestone appliques

 

Want more great white and gray Halloween design ideas?  Check out the elegantly spooky decor at One Kings Lane.

 

 

Love, hugs, and gray is the new orange.

 

Holly

 

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Sep 17

An Oktoberfest Menu for the Entire Family


Did you know that Oktoberfest actually begins in September?  It’s one big two week long party held in Munich, Germany.  Here’s a super simple Oktoberfest menu that you can serve at home, and enjoy the festivities on a much smaller scale.

 

Oktoberfest Menu and Dinner for the Entire Family by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Menu

Roast Chicken

Bratwurst

Sauerkraut

Spaetzle

Asparagus

Bavarian Style Mustard on the side

Pretzels on the side

 

Oktoberfest Menu and Dinner for the Entire Family by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Back in 2005, I was able to tour Germany for a couple weeks, and visited the famous Oktoberfest Hofbrauhaus.  I don’t drink beer, but when in Rome… or Munich for that matter, I had to at least have a sip.

 

Hofbrauhaus by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Tell the kids that Spaetzle is a fancy version of mac & cheese.  They will never know the difference!  This is a super easy recipe to make Spaetzle in your own.

 

Spaetzle Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

My ancestors came over from Germany in the 1700′s.  They settled in Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Germans are known as the Pennsylvania Dutch due to their dialect, and the reference has nothing to do with Dutch people.  Interestingly enough… I’m not a huge fan of German food, but I can eat my weight in spaetzle, apfel strudle, and bretzen (pretzels).

 

Love, hugs, and Tschuss!

 

Holly

 

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Sep 16

This Fall Table is Mad for Plaid


Today I am sharing a fall table with bountiful orange and green and my favorite – plaid!  Maybe it’s because I was the ultimate 80′s girl, but I love plaid, and especially this time of year, you start to see it a lot more.

 

Fall Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #plaid

 

I started with a plain green tablecloth, and added the orange and green plaid runner.  Rattan chargers are used along with my Grandmother’s vintage china.  Ralph Lauren napkins with leaf prints and the gilded pumpkin centerpiece add to the fall theme.

 

Fall Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #plaid

 

An orange glass chalice graces one side of the table.

 

Fall Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #plaid

 

Three little pumpkins grace the other side of the table.

 

Fall Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #plaid

 

 

I love this gilded pumpkin.

 

Fall Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #plaid

 

I love the simplicity of this table, and how it’s so perfectly fall.

 

Fall Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #plaid

 

 

Love, hugs, and falling for plaid.

 

Holly

 

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Sep 15

Festive Fall Porch


I love coming home to a festive fall porch this time of year.  The weather starts to turn cooler, the leaves start to change, and mums and pumpkins are everywhere.  Oh fall…. glorious fall!

 

Festive Fall Porch Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #autumn #pumpkin #scarecrow

 

 

Whatever “theme” you decide to use for your porch, be sure to stay consistent.  I went with a very traditional front porch vignette, with lots of orange and brown and yellow… with a pop of pink because…well… that’s how I roll.

 

Our address is blocked out for obvious reasons, but you can take a large pumpkin and just sharpie the street number on it.  I alternated pumpkins of different sizes, with yellow mums.  A bail of hay adds some height to another little vignette in the back corner.

 

Festive Fall Porch Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #autumn #pumpkin #scarecrow

 

I added several corn stalks to give the scarecrow some extra ooomph so he wouldn’t hang out on his own.  And I also stayed consistent with the color of mums with a contrasting yellow.

 

Festive Fall Porch Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #autumn #pumpkin #scarecrow

 

A festive fall porch vignette doesn’t have to be complicated.  I’m all about keeping it simple!

 

Festive Fall Porch Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #autumn #pumpkin #scarecrow

 

 Want the DIY?

Do you love the DIY harvest wreath?  Click here to see more!

 

DIY Fall Wreath by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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What about you?  How do you decorate your porch for fall?  What are your favorite fall colors to decorate with?

 

 

Love, hugs, and falling in love with fall.

 

Holly

 

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Sep 13

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Sep 12

How to Rock Moto Style When You are a Minivan Drivin’ Mamma


I don’t know what it is about Moto style that is so appealing.  Maybe it’s the edginess that contrasts my milk toast lifestyle.  Maybe it’s the alter ego.  Nonetheless, it never goes out of style.  But the question always remains… how do I rock this fashion when I don’t actually own a motorcycle?

 

Moto Fashion to Rock  When You are a Minivan Driving Mom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

As a suburban mom, we don’t need to actually be a bad @$$, we just want some cool moto style to enhance our minivan drivin lifestyle.  Let’s begin, shall we?  Today, we’ll start with some groupings, and then create some fun outfits.  But first, a few basics.

 

The Basics

When wearing moto style, remember these basics:

  • Don’t wear it head to toe.
  • Pair it with softer items.
  • Keep it modest.

 

The Pieces

A great moto style includes boots with studs and/or buckles….

 

Moto boots by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #motorcycle

 

 

…an awesome moto (or similar styled) jacket….

 

 

Moto Jacket Fashion by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #motorcycle

 

…a stylish and edgy shirt….

 

Moto Fashion to Rock  When You are a Minivan Driving Mom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

…and of course a great pair of jeans.

 

Skinny Jeans

 

Oh yeah – don’t forget some accessories.

 

Accessories

 Look # 1 – The Classic Moto Mamma

With this look, I styled a classic moto jacket with a pretty black and white floral shirt, a light wash skinny jean, and studded boots.  The light wash jeans and floral shirt tone it down when pairing the moto jacket and studded boots.  This look will take you anywhere, anytime.

 

Moto Fashion to Rock  When You are a Minivan Driving Mom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Look #2 – The PTA Moto Mamma

This look is to take you to PTA meetings and beyond.  Black denim skinny jeans are paired with a black shirt, and a gray cotton “moto-jr” jacket.  The boots are the statement piece here.  You don’t need to be head to toe moto.  A great pair of boots will take you miles.  Don’t forget the classic leather satchel.

 

Moto Fashion to Rock  When You are a Minivan Driving Mom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Look #3 – The Weekend Moto Mamma

You know me, I always save my favorite look for last.  I love this casual look which will take you from a morning soccer game to brunch with the girls to a much needed pizza and movie date with the hubby.  There really isn’t one piece that screams moto, but the entire look pieced together is a perfect casual moto look.  I love this t-shirt with the cardigan and scarf.  All of the pieces are soft and comfortable but very stylish.

 

Moto Fashion to Rock  When You are a Minivan Driving Mom by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Where to Find

I don’t like spending a lot of money on clothes (or pretty much anything for that matter).  You can find all of these pieces at very reasonable prices at these great stores:

Target

Kohls

Ecco

ModCloth

 

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What about you?  Which look is your favorite?  Do you like the moto style or is this a pass for you?  What is your favorite piece from the collection?  Which one are you going to pin to your fashion board?

 

Love, hugs, and vroom vroom.

Holly

 

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Sep 11

Holly Guacamole This Dip is Good!


This Guacamole Dip is not only delicious but healthier for you too!  Do you want to know my secret ingredient?

 

Avocado Guacamole Dip Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #chobani #sponsored

 

Before we begin, I need to fulfill my FTC requirements.  Chobani sent me a care package of complimentary yogurt in the mail.  The recipe is my own.  The opinions are my own.  I was not paid for this post, nor do I receive any kind of commissions or compensation from Chobani.  I get to have fun making a new healthy recipe and sharing it with you.

 

Avocado Guacamole Dip Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #chobani #sponsored

 

It takes only a couple of minutes to make and you know me – I’m all about quick, easy, healthy, and yummy in the tummy!

 

  1. Half two ripe avocados into a bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt.
  3. Add 1/2 package Guacamole Dip seasonings.
  4. Add a splash of lemon and lime juice.
  5. With a fork, mush it all together.

 

Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips and it’s a great game day snack, Cinco de Mayo appetizer, after school snack, or it’s perfect on top of tacos or with your favorite Mexican dish.

 

Avocado Guacamole Dip Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #chobani #sponsored

 

I guarantee that you will be saying, “Holly guacamole this dip is good!”  And PS – with the Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt added, it offers lots of protein and is a healthier option than sour cream.

 

Avocado Guacamole Dip Recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #chobani #sponsored

 

Want More?

If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my healthier version of Nacho Cheese Dip.

 

Healthier Nacho Cheese Dip for Game Day Noshing by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #recipe #football #chobani

 

Love, hugs, and dip, baby dip!

 

Holly

 

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Tuesday - Inspire Me TuesdayPower of PaintReturn to LovelinessShare Your StuffShare it Link PartyMaria Elenas DecorTurn it Up TuesdayHit Me With Your Best ShotTreasure Box TuesdayDucks N a RowShow Me What You GotStyle ElixirUpcycled TreasuresBeauty BuzzTickle My Tastebuds,                   

 

Wednesday - Centerpiece WednesdayWow Us WednesdayCuisine KathleenWork it WednesdayBefore and After WednesdayBloom DesignsEmpty Your ArchiveCreative MusterHump Day Happenings,           
 
Thursday - Organized 31Between Naps on the PorchFrom My Front Porch to YoursAll Things With PurposeA Delightsome LifeThursday S.T.Y.L.E.Be.YOU.tiful,         
 
Friday - Dedicated HouseThe Life of the PartyKitchen Fun with My 3 SonsLink Party Palooza,  Pin JunkieCraft Frenzy FridayBest of the WeekendParty Junk, Inspire MePin Me Link PartyPractically FunctionalMeet the NeighborsFridays UnfoldedGet Him FedJunkin JoeWeekend Re-TreatAnything GoesOh My Heartsie GirlCreative CollectionFriday Favorites                 
   
Weekend - Be Different Act NormalNifty ThriftyUSS CraftyGet Your DIY OnSpotlight SaturdaySunday Best Linky PartyHappiness is HomemadeSnickerdoodle SundaySuper SaturdayG’Day SaturdaySaturday Night FeverBest Projects and RecipesLump it or Link it,           

 

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