October 21, 2020

Girls Room || Spooky For Halloween!


girls room
girls room
girls room

girls room
girls room
girls room



Abby's room reveal! And what better season to finnnallllyy get it up on the website/blog other than her favorite holiday, Halloween! Although Christmas carols are starting to be sung from her in addition to chatting about the big red guy. So we'll see : )



Resources + Links 
(clicking on each below will take your directly to where it's from)

October 19, 2020

Gilbert + Meow DIY Halloween Costume

https://www.instagram.com/mama.jots/
DIY Halloween costume Gilbert and meow
DIY Halloween costume Gilbert and meow
DIY Halloween costume Gilbert and meow


Details for Gilberts DIY costume can be found over in  Instagram under story highlights, "DIY Halloween Costume 2" and then the face was made from felt and velcro!

Meow Costume


October 17, 2020

Spooky Craft Closet w/HoneyCanDo

craft closet
craft closet
craft closet
craft closet

The white and gold bins on the top shelf are from  HoneyCanDo + I'm so happy with the quality of them as they really hold  up with all our paints, paint brushed, spray paint, ribbon and craft supplies inside and the smooth gold + brass handles have made it so much easier to slide the bins in and out of the closet. An upgrade long over due!

You can see more details on this closet over in Instagram under story highlights, "craft closet" and everything else is resourced below.


Warmly, Steph



Closet Resources 





*This post is sponsored by HoneyCanDo though all thoughts + options are as always, my own!


October 13, 2020

Paper Plate Crafts || Halloween



Mummy faces! + maybe even a daddy, mummy, brother + sister family? If needed, a quick video demo for this craft can be found  here


halloween paper plate crafts for kids

Witch Faces!
with of course girly witch hats to complete the look. The golden hair witch was made with two paper plates sandwiching tissue paper strips. Then a full break down of how I created the other one with her curly can be found here + a short more advanced version here.

paper plate crafts pumpkin

Pink Pumpkin Bucket (and or whatever color you wish!) was inspired by Abby's  Halloween basket I spray painted last year found  here, as I thought this would be fun for you and your littles ones to place something fun inside (or BOO your neighbors?!) Quick video demo on YouTube can be found  here.

Supplies:
2-4 non coated paper plates
Ballet Pink acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Pink card stock/construction paper
Back card stock/construction paper
Back + pink ribbon
Glue 





Decided to go with my own style on Gilbert though I saved another option to make him look more like Gilbert as you can see at the end of the video break down/demo. Many of you are asking me a lot lately for links to supplies from my crafts, so everything is listed + or linked below!

Supplies:
Pink paint (can't find online - called "Touch of Pink" by Craft Smart)
Pink construction paper
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Light purple construction paper



 

October 4, 2020

DIY Halloween Costume || 4 Little Swans

Featuring "Harlow The Swan" by Cuddle + Kind

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

4 Little Swans Featuring Harlow
Resources + Links

Ribbon + Yarn Colors + Velcro Strips For Wings Hobby Lobby  
Wing Feather Fabric JoAnn's Fabric







DIY Halloween Costumes

Making The Wings:
For the girls wings, I placed an entire 9x12 felt piece (regular felt size) on each girls shoulders and measured down to their elbow to cut the piece into a rectangle. Then I folded that rectangle piece in half to make yet again, another smaller rectangle and cut a half circle on one corner, thus making a wing shape! 




October 1, 2020

Girls BOO Baskets

 

girls halloween boo baskets
Below is a letter to both Abby + Emma explaining what's inside just as I loved doing last year!

girls halloween boo baskets
          

 Dear Abby!

It's finally here! Spooky season, pumpkin patch visit(s, costumes + Halloween! So I pulled together a few fun things in your  pink trick-or-treat pumpkin bucket to help make this year's extra special for one of your favorite holidays!

When we visit the pumpkin patch next weekend, here's a  "BOO" pink hair clip to coordinate with your sister's "EKK!" 

For Preschool, a special  polkadot bow to wear as I think you'll agree, it goes perfect with your new face mask.

At home, I thought this very special  "Big BOO" flag which mommy and her amazingly talented friend worked on together to make it spooky yet cute to decorate anywhere in your room! You can also decorate your sisters room with the coordinating "Little BOO" flag as I know how much you love to help me decorate for the holidays. Plus Emma would appreciate the help.

For all the monster mash family dance parities to be held downstairs while cleaning up as a family after dinner, here's a new twirling kitty dress to help make sone new amazing dance moves!!

And lastly, a star light up star wand to help light your way on Halloween night as you lead me, daddy + Emma through our neighborhood for trick or treating!

I love you so much Abby! +.I can't wait to create all these magical memories with you all month long!

Love, Mommy


girls halloween boo baskets

 Dear Emma!

It's finally here! Your first spooky season, pumpkin patch visit(s, costumes + Halloween with your first time 

;walking! Here on out, the fun really happens for you! So I pulled together a few fun things by first, getting + spraying painting a matching pink trick-or-treat pumpkin bucket just like Big Sis's to help you collect your favorite food. Chocolate. 

When we visit the pumpkin patch next weekend, here's a special "EKK" hair clip to not only help you get into the spirit of the season, though coordinate with your #1 favorite 4 year old. Your sister. 

For home, I helped create this very special "Little BOO" flag which mommy and her amazing friend on making it extra spooky yet cute! I'm sure Big Sis will be happy to help you decorate in your room! 

For all the monster mash family dance parities to be held downstairs while everyone cleans up + you waddle... as well chasing after your sister I thought a matching twirling kitty dress would super fun to learn how to twirl like Big Sis!!

And lastly, a star light up star wand to help light the way on Halloween night while you + Abby lead ups through our neighborhood for trick or treating!

I love you so much Emma! +I can't wait to create all these magical memories with you!

Love, Mommy



Links Resources:

Classic pumpkin buckets 

   Pink Spray Paint 

  Big BOO + Little BOO flags Mama Jots collaboration - C/O Whimsical Darlings CO 

  Ghost graphic prints 

   BOO + EKK clips Lulebloom  

 Kitty Dresses Vivie + Ash

  Glowstick star wands 

   White + Black bow C/O Brielee  

  Pink pumpkin necklace C/O Little Blue Olive   


September 24, 2020

Spooky Play Kitchen Makeover

Resources + Link

Small stars  ||. Large Stars  ||  Craft Pumpkin  || Hey Boo Sign C/O Modern Birch Co  ||  Silver Star Garlands C/O Pearl + Jane  ||  Kitty Cat Print  ||  Sparkle Capes C/O Everilya || Bow Hooks  || White corner play kitchen  ||  Kids Witch Hat - Target Dollar Spot Section  ||  White Round Rug  ||  Pink Velvet Ribbon. ||. Pink Ruffle Ribbon - Hobby Lobby  || Dark Pink Ribbon || Gold Paint  ||. Insulated Staples. to hang stars from ceiling 


Next week is a BIG week with Halloween content for us with a big announcement tomorrow that I'm sure lots of you are already anticipating (I know, I've already done so much #loladutchismyspiritanimal ) though I'm SO excited to share a few big projects with you next week! And into the month of October soon!


Warmly, Steph




September 7, 2020

Fun Fall Finds || Spooky + Sweet Halloween

fall finds

Black cutting board  ||  Pink + or Ivory Chunky blanket  ||  Ghost mug  ||  Craft white pumpkin  ||  3 tiered pumpkins  ||  Cat face pillow  ||  Pink Ottoman  ||  White berry wreath

Black cutting board almost exactly like the one we have for all those fall + spooky snack boards! Last years here.  Then after weeks of trying to get a  pink chunky blanket  from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale I went ahead and just ordered this one! Teen section... and not at all embarrassed :)

Then ever since I had Abby 4 years ago secretly wishing to find a 3 tiered pumpkin for the front of our home + I think this one is it! The pink ottoman is a find from our playroom makeover earlier this summer (big reveal here if you missed it) and ever since it arrived, I've been dreaming of dressing in my most cozy clothes on the couch, feet propped up on top with Ugg slippers on. PNW ideal fall day.

Can't wait to share more fall + festive things will all of you soon : )

Warmly, 

Your still... beyond excited fall friend,

Steph





September 6, 2020

Painted Pumpkins!

painted pumpkins
painted pumpkins
painted pumpkins
painted pumpkins
painted pumpkins
painted pumpkins
 
Painted Pumpkins Resources + Links






Silver star stickers (Hobby Lobby)





If you're interested in more specific details on everything above, saved a quick video to my story highlights over in  Instagram called, "DIY Halloween!" And of course, I'll have more crafty-fall-spooky fun things coming soon : )

September 1, 2020

BOO! DIY Doormat

 

DIY door mat boo

Boo! + Happy first day of September! 

Also known as the start of fall content around here! Because A, we really-really-really like Halloween (Especially my 4 year daughter whom happens to be the greatest magical creature I know on earth... Abby) And B, I feel like I don't even know what to call the last 6 months of all our lives.... just that a change feels amazing! + that we need some light heartedness! Specifically a holiday craft filled-full season of positivity now more than ever. (Virtual hug inserted) 

So to start! Today I'm kicking off a DIY doormat with some friends over in Instagram (all of there amazing creations and handles are listed below) And then details for everything the photo above is linked below along with a quick video demo saved over in Instagram story highlights called, "DIY doormats" and or you can just ask me : ) Another virtual hug inserted, right here. 

Awwww... happy first day of fall mom friends!! Via Instagram only... I know, I know : )


Warmly, 

Your beyond excited fall friend... 

 Steph


diy doormat boo

Resources + Link

Blank doormat

Stencil blank sheets

Stencil cutter (can't find my exact one online)

Pumpkins (Painted)

Pink paint color 1: 

Pink paint color 2:

Gold paint for steams

My shoes

Flowers are from our local grocery store + Home Depo


And all the other amazing doormats these creative ladies made!









@twolittletaylors








@kiss.you.kate


Happy Fall!