Halloween Porch

Halloween Porch | bydawnnicole.com

Halloween Porch I’ve been waiting a whole year to put up this orange tree! My mom snagged it for me on clearance for like $5 right after last Halloween! I opted to forgo a Halloween Mantel this year in favor of spending the time and energy on the porch décor. Most of the décor is […]

DIY Hanging Candy Corn Cone Vase

DIY Hanging Candy Corn Cone Vase | byDawnNicole.com

Festive little seasonal projects don’t get much easier than this one! I started with a hanging metal cone vase I picked up on sale at Michael’s for under $10. Using some painter’s tape and acrylic paint, I simply painted the stripes to mimic the colors of candy corn. Pop in two sprigs of seasonal floral […]

15-Minute S’mores Bark

15-Minute S'mores Bark | bydawnnicole.com

 15-Minute S’mores Bark If you’ve read my bio anywhere on social media, you know that there are two things I like to have every single day. Coffee and dark chocolate. I’ve been loving these things called Bark THINS and they’re fair trade and overall a good snack choice but still have an ingredient or two […]

18 Shocking Craigslist Makeovers

18 Shocking Craigslist Makeovers | ByDawnNicole.com for #hometalk

If you’ve followed me a while, you know how much I love to give new life to a good Craigslist score! So when Hometalk asked me to curate a board of my favorites, I was really excited to find a variety of awesome before and after projects. Pop over to my Hometalk page to check […]

DIY Office Organizers

Silhouette Saturday| DIY Office Organizers & How to Create Your Own Shapes with the Trace Feature | ByDawnNicole.com

DIY Office Organizers Hello my crafty friends! I am SO excited to kick off Silhouette Saturdays here at By Dawn Nicole. Even if you’re not a Silhouette user, many of these ideas will be ones you can easily do with stickers, stencils, or other goodies from the craft store. This is a super simple project […]

Free Hand-Lettered Hocus Pocus Printable

Free Hand-Lettered Hocus Pocus Printable | bydawnnicole.com

Free Hand-Lettered Hocus Pocus Printable Confession: I’ve already watched Hocus Pocus this year. Twice. In September. If you’re a fellow Hocus Pocus fan, you will like this article  21 Reasons Why Hocus Pocus is the Best and Most Important Part of Halloween. I loved it! While I do hand-lettered prints for my Etsy shop, I haven’t shared many […]

DIY Whipped Vanilla-Peppermint Body Butter

DIY Whipped Vanilla Peppermint Body Butter (and more Handmade Gift Ideas!) | bydawnnicole.com #kidecals #handmadegifts

DIY Whipped Vanilla-Peppermint Body Butter Vanilla-Peppermint is one of my all-time favorite scent combinations. With colder temps coming soon, I wanted to create a body butter that’s natural, moisturizing, and smells good enough to eat! I also thought it was a great way to use the fun new labels I got from KiDECALS.  They specialize […]

Fall Home Mini-Tour

Fall Home Mini-Tour | bydawnnicole.com

It’s October in two days! I don’t know if there’s anything I don’t love about this time of year! I don’t go all out decorating for most holidays/seasons but I do like to bring some touches of Autumn indoors since it’s my favorite time of year. I love the way the morning sun catches the glittery […]

Monthly Meal Plan: October

Free Monthly Meal Plan: October | bydawnnicole.com

Hello friends! If you didn’t catch the news on Facebook, I’m switching from publishing weekly meal plans to monthly plans to make more room for DIY posts, free Printables, recipes, Silhouette Saturdays (which start up this Saturday!) and more. So without further ado, here are 31 ideas for October’s dinners. Salt & Vinegar Wings with […]

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole

Clean-Eating Butternut Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole | By Dawn Nicole

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole This homey casserole reminds me of healthy comfort food. I first time I ever had Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole it was one my Mother-in-law made at Thanksgiving, and it’s been a favorite fall dish on mine ever since. I gave it a bit of a makeover to […]