Tip or Treat begins Sept 1

Small Talk Mama

Big Changes for Small Talk Mama

In the next few weeks, you should be seeing some big changes coming to Small Talk Mama, and I’m super excited!┬áThe name will change, the design will change and the content will change. I’ll still be blogging, but I will be taking a more personal and less deliberate approach to writing each week as I spend more quality time with my family and other pursuits that make me happy.
During the last couple of years of blogging, I’ve discovered that the things I thought I would enjoy writing about most are not actually my favorite posts.… read more

Royal Blood in My Veins, Just Not in My Wardrobe

As I went about my business this day, it quickly became apparent that I was the without-a-doubt, absolutely-only human being in the Kansas City metro area not wearing a Royals shirt. From two to 90-something, I swear I saw it all — royal blue, baby blue, KC Royals logos, baseball jerseys, and hacks on the corners in tents. This town is totally over the top for the Kansas City Royals right now as the first game of the 2014 World Series begins in mere minutes.… read more


No-Sew Double-Sided Halloween Banner

Here’s a quick little project that requires no sewing and little time investment for such a cute finished product. A word of caution though, if you hate ironing as much as I do you’re probably just going to have to suck it up and iron through. With that warning in mind, let’s get going on the cute little Halloween banner.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Five types of coordinating Halloween fabric (you only need less than a third of a yard of each fabric for one banner, but if it’s a good price and you want to make more than one, you might want to get more)
Half a yard of coordinating fabric… read more


Autumn in the Air and Thanksgiving ’round the Corner

Fall is officially in the air in Missouri with cooler morning temps and beautiful warm afternoons. When we string together a few of these fabulous days, I’m always reminded why this is my favorite time of year.… read more


Secret Subject Swap — My Nobel Prize

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My Secret Subject is:
You’ve won a Nobel Prize. Which? Why? What did you do to deserve the honor?
It was submitted by: http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Hmm. . . this is a toughy. I guess I’ve never dreamed of winning a Nobel Prize.… read more


Tastes Like (Hamburger Dill) Pickles!

This one is for all you Wednesday night Bible study ladies, because my homemade hamburger dills actually taste like pickles and I promised to post the recipe here at Small Talk Mama. Yes, my husband and I actually got the first taste of our maiden… read more


Tip or Treat — Scary Silhouettes v.2.0

Silhouettes seem to be very popular right now and I’ve been getting a lot of visits to last year’s Tip or Treat post featuring some original Halloween printables, so I decided to repost those fun decorative ideas today. You will see some inspirational silhouette ideas and also be able to download your own… read more


October Afternoon on a September Evening

After a seriously busy Saturday, I decided to take some time to get a little crafty last night. Operation Write Home posted their sketch challenge yesterday, so I thought it was a good excuse to do a bit of card making while my boys played trains.

Maybe it was the weather, or just plain chance, but as I dug through a pile of… read more


Saturday Sparks — Pumpkin Panache

Yes, it’s Saturday. . . again.… read more


Saturday Sparks — Happy Halloween Porches

Halloween decorating days will soon be upon us, and you… read more

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