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The Story Behind The Name

The Story Behind The Name

I wanted to tell you a little about the story behind the name, Handmade and Reclaimed.   When I started this business two years ago, I quickly named it and didn't really give it any thought.  Seriously, the name came to me in a few seconds. While, I thought it was fitting for my business since I create handmade items out of reclaimed wood, I didn't give it much more thought after that. That evening I was painting a sign and I knew that the Lord had laid that name on my heart for a much more personal reason.   He reminded me that like this...

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How To Throw a Spooky Yet Classy Halloween Party For Cheap

How To Throw a Spooky Yet Classy Halloween Party For Cheap

As you probably already know, I love home decor. I love the way certain pieces in our home can create an inviting and personal space.  What you may not know, is that I am equally as passionate about party decor! Give me an excuse to decorate for a party and I am one happy girl. So, when fall comes around, I start getting creative. So, let's talk Halloween shall we? There is something so amazing about this time of year.  The cooler weather (hopefully), the coffee and pumpkin spiced desserts, and the fun holidays that are fast approaching.   Let me...

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Favorite Fall Party Food

Favorite Fall Party Food

So, we can't talk Halloween without talking about some fun fall favorite party food! In my house, we are always looking for an excuse to bake something, so for our Halloween party this year, we decided our main dessert would be these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. If you haven't tried them, they are fantastic!   I found the recipe on The Farm Girl Gabs blog The recipe creates a very cakey cookie, which I tend to prefer in a cookie sandwich.   And don't even get me started on the icing! It is the best! Whats not to love about cream cheese icing...am I...

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How to Create a Classy Halloween Tablescape

How to Create a Classy Halloween Tablescape

Do you need an excuse to have some friends over to hang out with some awesome creepy decor?  Well, I have one for you.  Throw an epic Halloween dinner party that they will love!   As far as food goes there are plenty of things you can serve, butt can we please talk about what to avoid serving?   If it's me, I would skip the vommiting pumpkin dip and meat tray zombie, as these choices don't put people in a very hungry mood. 😳  Just saying.  But hey, that's just my opinion. If you and your friends would like that, than...

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6 Steps To Make Your Mantle Spooky For Halloween

6 Steps To Make Your Mantle Spooky For Halloween

When decorating for Halloween, don't forget the mantle. It is a focal point of the house, and it is easy to decorate for nearly every holiday, especially Halloween! Alrighty friends, let's get down to the step by step instructions for designing a killer Halloween mantle.   (This look isn't as hard to pull off as you may think)  Let's take it one step at a time and you will end up with a mantle that is spooktacular!  So, we're gonna start by following the same three rules that we talked about in our blog How to Throw a Spooky Yet Classy Halloween Party for Cheap....

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