October 21, 2019

DIY Monster Inc Family Costume


DIY Monster Inc Family Costume
Monster Inc Family Costume
Monster Inc Family Costume
Monster Inc Family Costume
DIY Monster Inc Family Costume
DIY Monster Inc Family Costume
DIY Monster Inc Family Costume

Our take on Monsters Inc DIY Family Halloween costume!!! This was the Friday Abby and I have been waiting for... a cake pop Friday with Steve (and a baby wearing costume!) Which  I feel like every family with little ones would delight in dressing up as this theme at least once! Yes?! As we did, and it's certainly way more cute then spooky scary! 

Video tutorials for Emma's BOO head piece and Abby's monster horns + Sullivan dress, along with Steve's eye (aka Mike) is saved over in instagram under my story highlights titled, "DIY Monster Inc." All other sources are listed below. 

DIY Monster Inc Family Costume
Sources:
Purple wrap was a hand me down although  this one is almost exact  found here.( similar one  here, and  here )  || My purple coat is old ( similar idea here)  ||  Abby's teal dress  ||  Abby's silver shoes  || Abby's grey pants  || Green paint shade

Now that it's just about one week until all Hallow's Eve... you bet we're playing Monster Mash every day in our house hold! Abby and I have working on creating some new and amazing best dance moves which we have yet to give each one a name... so keep you posted! : )



Warmly, Steph






And before you go, just one more time... Emma as BOO.   : )
DIY Monster Inc Family Costume




October 18, 2019

BOOkie Halloween Party

BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
BOOKie halloween party
Our BOOkie party was so fun, festive, and above all simple! Something I really strive for and appreciate right now during this season of my life. SO it felt sooo good to be able to do something fun for Abby, yet manageable. 

Decorating ghost cookies and having all things BOOkie was our theme! The DIY back drop took more time than I initial thought once started...2 hours is what I'd like to say, though I believe it was closer to 3. I could have easily just put up the pink and black Pearl & Jane garland and our personalized "BOOKie" sign (which Amy does offer personalized options in her shop p.s.!) and called it a party! However I really loved having the all white ghost inspired back drop and I"m so glad I took the time to do it! I then finished off the look by bringing in a couple pumpkins from our front porch. And then, I really felt like it was a party! 

And again, for this weeks theme of cake pop Friday DIY Halloween Costumes we have my husband joining us! The cake pop Friday Abby and I wait for alllll year!

Warmly, Steph 




BOOKie halloween party
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October 13, 2019

DIY Princess & The Pea Costume


Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Our Princess & The Pea sibling costume might be my favorite cake pop Friday DIY Halloween costume yet! Video tutorials for both Emma's "pea" headpiece and Abby's caplet are saved over in  Instagram under my story highlights titled (you guessed it!) Princess & The P! 

Abby's capelet cape was a twist off of this no-sew tutorial I found  here through Huffington Post.com It is by far the easiest DIY no-sew cape I could find! And I'm sooo thankful it was out there as  Ruffle & Stuff  really helped give me a base for making something whimsical and fun for Abby! I just left out the ties, arm holes, and then switched the felt fabric for layers of white and sparkly tulle. I also adjusted the measurements to fit my 3 year old (who's really a 4T!) and then decided to add an extra layer for the cape to make it tiered and lastly.... made extra ruffles! 

Here's the list of supplies and measurements I did for my own version: 

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com
3T-4T No-Sew Tulle Capelet Supplies

||  Bottom Piece  ||
 (one of your little ones back) 
2-3 layers of white tulle (36 x 16")
2 layers of glitter white tulle (36 x 16")

||  Middle Piece  ||
2-3 layers of white tulle (56 x 13")
2 layers of glitter white tulle (56 x 13")

||  Top Piece  ||
2-3 layers of white tulle (56 x 9")
2 layers of glitter white tulle (56 x 9")

||  Other Supplies  ||
1-2 inch thick gold ribbon
Scissors
Glue & glue gun

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com
Pea Head Piece Supply List:
1 green glitter felt piece
Scissors
Glue & glue gun

Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Princess And The Pea Halloween costume
Princess And The Pea Halloween costume Thanks again as always, for your readership! And just for our blog readers, I'll let you in the secret that this weeks theme is.... Family! Yes! My husband will be our special guest for this weeks edition of cake pop Friday's DIY Halloween costume! Until then, see all of you on the  gram.  : )


Warmly, Steph





Princess And The Pea Halloween costume

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October 7, 2019

DIY Tooth Fairy & Baby Tooth Costume

Our Tooth fairy and baby tooth costume was so fun to make! And as a mom of a 3.5 month old and toddler these costumes required me to cut up the project into a few nights. Which I wasn't at all surprised!! So after being such a big hit over in instagram, I decided to once again move our series over here to the blog as well so that all the materials can be listed in one easy spot for you. Below is each detail for both Abby's Tooth Fairy and Emmas costume, starting with Abby's pink fluffy dress.   Then, a tutorial/demo for every detail (including her dress) is uploaded over in instagram under my story highlights titled, "DIY Tooth Fairy."
Our Tooth fairy and baby tooth costume was just too fun to make!!! And as a mom of a toddler and 3.5 month old I knew these costumes would required a few nights to complete, which is totally ok!! Because dressing Emma up literally over night... has now become my new FAVORITE thing!! It's all because of those cheeks, and that face!

So I went ahead listed below are all materials and details for both girls costumes after once again, being a huge hit over in instagram. Then, a tutorial/demo for everything (including her dress) is saved under my story highlights in Instagram titled, "DIY Tooth Fairy."

DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
Tooth Fairy Dress 

||  Materials  ||
2.5 yards of pink silk tule per shoulder piece (5 total)
6 yards of pink tule per side (12 total)
Needle
White thread scissors

DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
Tooth Wand

||  Materials  ||
Wooden spool
3-4 colors/textures of ribbon
Glitter foam piece
scissors
glue & glue gun

DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
Bag of Teeth

||  Materials  ||
White foam piece
Silver foam piece
Silver ribbon
scissors
glue & glue gun
Baby Tooth 

||  Materials  ||
20x20 Old Ikea pillow case
20x20 Old Ikea pillow stuffing
White thread 
Needle (& sewing machine)
Scissors

Emma's Bow
This was a DIY, I tied two pieces of silver ribbon into a bow and glue gunned it onto an old nylon headband of Abby's. 

DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth
Sources Links:
Abbys pink boots (color from spring but this is very simular)  ||  Abby's wings  || Abby's pink bows (sold out) similar here  ||  Emma's long sleeve onesie  ||  Emma's footed pants   

Happy October Everyone! I hope you're having a fun and relaxing start to one of the most magical months of the year (next to Christmas) and I can't wait to show you what we have up our sleeves for this weeks costumes!!


Warmly, Steph




DIY tooth fairy costume and baby tooth

October 1, 2019

DIY Pumpkin Bucket Upgrade + Halloween Basket


DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween

DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween
DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween
DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween
DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween
DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween
DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween
The pumpkin bucket is actually a DIY upgrade! I used spray paint in the color "pink blush" from Target and black craft paint to fill in the eyes, nose and mouth. Everything inside was truly hand picked by my eyes and heart, equally.  : )

Below is my letter to Abby explaining everything in her bucket which I could have very well just done one idea, though you know.... I kinda like the holidays! As does Abby.

DIY pumpkin bucket upgrade, halloween

Dear Abby!

This is the month you've been waiting for all year! Halloween! I pulled together a few things to help make it extra special! First, I painted your old trick or treat 
pumpkin bucket your favorite color.  Pink!

When we visit the pumpkin patch this week, I knew this  “Hi Pumpkin” t-shirt would be the perfect way to dress and celebrate the day you've been asking for, since June. 

For home, I got you this very special  “BOO” holiday flag to use as we continue our dance parties in the kitchen! Now when we play your all-time favorite song, “monster mash!” you’ll have some extra motivation to create new and amazing dance moves. I can’t wait to see what you do!

And while you dance, I love watching you perfect your twirl so I thought a new polka dot twirling dress would be magical.

I made you a glitter shooting star that is detachable, so you can add some festive Halloween flare to our preschool backpack all month long. Just because I know you’ll like it (like mother, like daughter!)

And lastly this  light up star wand will help you light your way on Halloween as you lead me, baby sis, and daddy through our neighborhood for trick or treating! 

I love you Abby! and I can’t wait to create all these magical memories with you all month long!

Love, Mommy

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September 20, 2019

A Few Fun Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

Abby’s been talking about visiting the pumpkin patch since the end of July (I know…my jaw dropped too. Twice). It's certainly a fav around here! So I finnnnallllllyyyy caved and decorated the girl’s rooms for Halloween this past week by hanging a couple cardstock paper bats using this kid friendly print out and these white pumpkins.It delights them both every time they go in! 

So today I rounded up a few fun fall favorites that have been making our girly heart's burst lately like
Modern Birch’s “Hey Boo” wooden sign in Emma’s Nursery! It’s by far my favorite décor find this season and so I'm tickled pink to say they're running a special 20% off sale just for our community by using the promocode FALLBABY20 at check out until Sunday 9/22! And since welcoming Emma back in June, I've been obsessed with pink lately so getting all snuggled up in a cozy pink sweater like this one has been my guilty pleasure whenever temps dipped down to the 60's. 

Abby was obsessed with her kitty cat shoes last year, so I got her another pair to enjoy and Emma is allllll about her lovely lately from Witt’s End.I can see why because it’s beyond soft and the personalized E just warms my soul when I see her sleepy little face all snuggled up with it. 

The girls and I have been visiting our local craft stores about once a week since Abby started Preschool and with Halloween right around the corner... I finally grabbed this polka dot pillow to bring home! I swear it was calling my name (at least that's what I told Steve) : )  More on why we’ve done so many trips to the craft store coming soon…. So be sure to check instagram on Sunday for two very exciting things happening!!!

And happy "almost fall' weekending!! 


Warmly, Steph




Promo Codes:
Witts End || MAMAJOTS for 20% off
Modern Birch ||  FALLBABY20 for 20% off

September 13, 2019

DIY First Day of School Sign

DIY first day of school sign
DIY first day of school sign
DIY first day of school sign
3 Step Tutorial:
DIY First Day of School Sign 

||  1 ||
 Picked out an old picture frame from home.

||  2  ||
I took off the frame and painted the "backing" with this chalkboard paint. 
3 coats total (2 horizontal and 1 vertical)

||  3  ||
 Then I used faux chalkboard lettering technique which can be found here.

30 minute project total in two nights to complete, one to paint and the other to do lettering. I LOVE how it turned out!!

DIY first day of school sign
DIY first day of school sign
DIY first day of school sign

Abby was so excited to start school! And now that we have the first full week complete, we both feel like we can move onto all the fall things. Which honestly Abby's been thinking and talking about since the beginning of August. (One thing at a time girl!) So next up is our local fair, apple picking, crock pot meals, crafting and Abby's favorite holiday right now... Halloween! Hmmmm I wonder why : ) #cakepopfridayincostume coming soon!!


Warmly, Steph



DIY first day of school sign
||  Apple Balloons  ||
The balloons were inspired by Studio DIY which can be found here. 

Links & Resources
Abby's Dress sold out (similar here)  ||  Mary Jane shoes  ||  back pack  ||  bow