Getting Creative at Home with the Small Things

Today it's my turn ~ along with some other wonderful bloggers ~ to share how we Get Creative at Home.  While I would truly love to show entire room or house redo's like many of my fellow bloggers do, my house is up to the rafters with Legos, dinosaurs, video games and art supplies.  While I can't create a picture worthy haven {right now} I do try to get creative with the small things.

With Autumn fast approaching, I'll soon be putting out my Shabby Chic Pumpkin and my Polka Dot Pumpkin


The house will have the aroma of baked goods and breakfast casseroles

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Oatmeal Raisin Whoopie Pies

and I'll be cleaning getting ready for the all too soon-to-be upon us Holidays

using my super easy to make 2-Ingredient Soap Scum Blaster

and scrubbing away with my make-it-yourself eco-friendly DIY scrubbing cleanser.

Joining me in today's Getting Creative at Home Blog Tours are

Tuesday, Aug. 6:
creative at home party

You can find the full list of Blog Tours here ~ I hope to have you follow along ~ I'll be posting updated pictures throughout the week on my FB page and you can  follow the #gettingcreativeathome hashtag on all your favorite social media channels ~ we're all savvy like that!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Creative hugs ~ mb

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  1. Christina says:

    Your Pumpkins are just precious and your recipes have me yearning for fall and the scent of warm cinnamon! I'm visiting from the tour and so glad I found your site!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Christina ~ I'm so glad I had the chance to 'find' you through Getting Creative at Home.

      Mary Beth

  2. Oh Wow! Those pumpkins are so cute. I think I'm doing great when I draw a face on a purchased pumpkin. You put me to shame. I am visiting at just the right time to be drooling over that cinnamon roll! Yum! laurie

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Awww...thanks so much, Laurie!

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  3. Thanks so much for the tour of your blog, Mary Beth! Your ideas and creativity never end ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it! Pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Meegan!

  4. Julie (Lilacs & Longhorns) says:

    I was going to gush over your adorable shabby chic pumpkin and then I laid eyes on the cinnamon roll french toast casserole. Oh my!! It looks absolutely divine! I am going to have to give that recipe a try!

    I'm really enjoying going through everyone's blogs and yours is no exception! You have so many great projects and I love everything you highlighted today! Love your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Julie ~ I am so glad I got to meet you through this Blog Tour!

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  5. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says:

    Mary Beth that breakfast casserole looks amazing. We don't usually eat sweet things for breakfast here in Australia like you do over there, but I'm keen to give this yummy looking recipe a go if I can find similar ingredients.

    Like you, I like to make my own natural cleaners, so I'm pinning for future reference. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It's great to be on the tour with you.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kerryanne! We actually had this casserole for dinner when family was in town visiting. My father-in-law has a bit of a sweet tooth and he loved it.

      It's great to be on the tour with you as well ~ so nice to get to know each other a little better.

      Mary Beth

  6. Amy @ StowandTellU says:

    Oh, I love sweets for breakfast!! Cinnamon and french toast are two of my favorites, combined as your casserole - out of this world!!

    Both of your pumpkins are so creative. You are right, it's just about that time to start planning for this fall.

    All of your projects are superb, Love your blog!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks you so much for your sweet comments, Amy ~ I'm so glad we got to meet through this blog tour ~ such fun!

  7. I adore those pumpkins! So happy to be "on tour" with you!!

  8. Laura @ Elegant Nest says:

    Love your pumpkins...I cant believe fall decorating is just around the corner! That French toast casserole looks divine...perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Laura!

  9. Aw Mary Beth, your post is perfect for this time of year. I l~o~v~e autumn and after seeing your pumpkins and yummy recipes, I just can't wait! Plus I did a lousy job spring cleaning and you "recipes" will help get some autumn cleaning done. So happy to have "meet" you on the blog tour.

  10. Mary Beth says:

    You'll love it Anne ๐Ÿ˜‰ My fam asks for it for dinner and I happily comply. It's easy, quick and yummy.

    big hugs for you Anne ~ Mary Beth

  11. Tammy...circa-1929 says:

    Mary Beth- you had me at pumpkin. I adore autumn and love to make pumpkins also.
    You then kept me at cinnamon roll.
    Your post was so much fun. I can't wait to try them all out.

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  13. Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint says:

    I just love those pumpkins, Mary Beth! And, those cinnamon rolls...I can only drool!!


    1. Mary Beth says:

      You are so sweet, Denyse ~ thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  14. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    I have to tell you how much I appreciate your honesty Mary Beth. Everyone doesn't live in a home, for various reasons, that is ready for the world to view. And having a busy life and boys at home makes it more than difficult...and really not worth the stress. Thanks for sharing your favorite things here for helping to make a house a home for fall. I love the tips, the food looks deeeeeelish, and I'm swooning over your pumpkins. ๐Ÿ™‚ [hugs] and best wishes for An Extraordinary Day!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for being so kind, sweet and supportive, Diane ~ I truly appreciate your friendship.

      Have a wonderful weekend {it's almost here!}.

      Mary Beth

  15. I love that polka dot and rhinestone pumpkin! How cute! I might have to try making one like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mary Beth says:

      It was so easy to make, Mel ~ thanks so much for stopping by ~ It's good to see you as always!

      Mary Beth

  16. Lynn @thevintagenest says:

    I've got to try those delicious sounding recipes and make that cleaner. I've really enjoyed reading your blog and meeting you. xoxo

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Lynn, and I have really enjoyed meeting you as well!

      Mary Beth

  17. Awesome post! I couldn't pin quick enough!

    1. Mary Beth says:'re a sweetie ~ thanks so much.