Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Two Cuties!

My four year old brought this home from preschool and can't get enough of this!

Happy Halloween from two little cuties!

A Witch's Halloween Decorating Fun

Happy Halloween!! When do you have your costumes decided and done? I used to have them decided much earlier, but this year my kids took their time deciding, some even just decided a little over a week ago! Eek! Had me scrambling a bit.

But this one has had the spirit of Halloween all month, dressing up MANY times a week in different costumes and having fun with them. With all our fun house decorations and her in this witch costume last week, the camera had to come out though!

She told me laughingly, that these boots were just too BIG for her. lol Cracked me up!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fellow Bloggers Featured!

I love finding and sharing the genius of other bloggers and am excited to show you these today!

hahaha Check out some of these 120 ways to decorate your car for Trunk or Treats from the Dating Divas!

Photo: 120 CREATIVE TRUNK OR TREAT IDEAS

http://www.thedatingdivas.com/theme-scene/120-creative-trunk-or-treat-ideas/    

120 new and creative ways to decorate your car for a Halloween Trunk or Treat activity!

I love this DIY Lego Tray from Somewhat Simple

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crafty Time Saver: 5 minute Halloween blocks {craft}

#minutecrafts #halloweencrafts #halloweenblocks #ghostblock #mummywrappedblock #frankensteinblock #createitgo #ontheblog #diy #repurpose

I don't know about you, but when I hear 5 minute craft! or even 15 minute craft!...I am all ears!

This one fits right in that category. SO easy! So cute! So fun! And great for little ones and adults alike!!!

All you need is:

DIY Frozen OLAF Inspired Costume

#diy #olaf #frozen #costumes #olafcostume #createitgo

Do your kids LOVE the movie "Frozen"? Does your whole family know the words to the song "Let it Go" (like mine does)? Then you're going to love this costume!!
My daughter decided just last week that she was GOING to be Olaf for Halloween this year. Good thing I overheard her telling someone else this! haha
So I set out to see what costumes were out there.


DIY Strawberry Shortcake Costume

#strawberryshortcake #diy #diyhat #dressup #costumes #strawberryshortcakecostume

How soon do your kids decided what they want to be for Halloween? Some day I wont be making costumes the week of Halloween, or even the day of. haha My daughter decided the week before Halloween that she wanted to be Strawberry Shortcake. Eek! Well, we started looking for costumes and found a few, but unfortunately, they all seemed to be cheaply made and flimsy. Not only that, but they ALSO came with a pretty good price tag, so we set out to make our own. 

I actually typically make my kids' costumes anyway, but had actually thought I'd take a break from some of them this year. I am so glad I didn't though. I love the way this one came out! And so does she! (And that's really all that matters.)

I decided that we might even just look for a skirt that would work, but was skeptical, bc she obviously wanted polka dots on it. We hit the jackpot with this cute pink eyelet skirt we found on clearance at Walmart. The eyelet fabric makes it look like polka dots and she was happy with it, so there you go! (It was a few sizes too big, so I just took in the waist a bit.)

Then we grabbed a shirt at Walmart as well and some fabric that would work to make a hat, designs on the shirt and a strawberry bag (which was also a must have to her). Apparently it just isnt the same without the strawberry bag. haha

We just freehand cut out a strawberry shape out of the fabric...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Healthy Boost of Homemade Honey Almond, Coconut and Cherry Granola {Recipe}

#healthyeating #eatclean #recipe #granolarecipes #createitgo 

Happy (almost) Halloween! Are you ready for your house to be invaded by a TON of sugar!!!??? lol I am only allowing it here for a small space of time and then it is "disappearing". Crazy how many extra calories the average American takes in from now through the holiday season! Okay, off my rant, haha


I do have an amazingly yummy-in-your-tummy healthy recipe of granola for you today! It's even boosted with lots of extras that give you energy and so many other things! So check it out (and throw out that candy! haha)
Granola is actually a super simple thing to make....

Monday, October 27, 2014

DIY Poodle Skirt; Cutting fabric with your Silhouette Tutorial

#poodleskirttutorial #50shalloweencostume #silhouetteportrait #cuttingfabricwithasilhouette #circleskirt #diy

You probably know how much I LOVE and use my Silhouette machine, but I have been dragging my feet to use it to cut fabric. I was nervous about it....don't ask me why? IT WAS SO EASY! And I had the perfect project to try it on.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

ONE Minion Inspired Pumpkin and ONE happy girl!

What has been your favorite decorated pumpkin of all time? Well, this is my 9 year old daughters!

My fourth grade daughter got to go on a field trip with her class recently to a pumpkin patch. The following week they got to bring supplies to each decorate their individual pumpkins that they brought home from the field trip. She was soooo excited and knew immediately what she wanted to make!

Initially, I was supposed to be out of town the day they were decorating them. Parents were encouraged to come and help, and it tugged at my heartstings when she came up to me and said, "Mom, are you going to be gone? Because whenever you help me do a craft, it turns out so much better." Awwww...what's a mom to do?

Well, lucky for her, it ended up that my youngest got sick, and that along with other things kept me home and able to go spend the morning with her at school...decorating her Minion Inspired Pumpkin. And she was all smiles that whole day bc of it. (such a good feeling for me too!)

What do you think? Isn't he just awesome?! And really pretty simple to make too!


All you really need to make him is:
yellow spray paint
2 canning lid rings
some old jeans
and a few misc items that are optional (like buttons and pipe cleaners)

We started out by painting him in layers with the yellow spray paint.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Attention to the Nativity Wood Chip Garland!

#nativity #woodchip #garland #lovechristmas
Today's post is based on a previous "From this to that Friday" post I made last year.


Recently I've had a lot of questions about how I made the nativity wood chip garland that I posted last year and I am so flattered! Thanks for all the interest! It is still one of my most favorite projects and inspirations to date! Love the natural wood look with the nativity. 
(I posted it on the blog here last year if you want to check out the original post.)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

15 minute DIY Festive {Pumpkin (Jack-o-lantern)} tshirt Tutorial


Do you have 15 minutes? at any point in the day? How about some bleach? a tshirt? and just one of these three items? paper, contact paper (or adhesive backed vinyl), or wax paper? If you do, you have everything you need to make a fun festive tshirt!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HUGE Spook-tacular SIlhouette Gift Basket Giveaway

Today's the day! 
Happy Happy Wednesday!!! {Insert happy dance here!}


It's the BIG giveaway today! I'm excited to be part of histing this great Silhouette giveaway today of close to $300 worth of Silhouette products! It's huge! You can win the best of the best items and the newest!! and just in time to play with them for the holiday season!!
You're gonna love it!!!

I'm sure you have seen how VERY much that I use my Silhouette! I seriously use it almost daily. (Well, I MAY be a little addicted, I admit, but I LOVE it! In fact, I even used it to cut fabric this past week and became even MORE in love with it! {if that was even possible!} lol

I have used it the past couple of years with my son's Minecraft obsession based costumes. lol (Such a simple costume really, a few boxes and lots and lots of little green squares...throw in some adhesive and wala!)



Then the following year, he had a zombie character we did:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Feature a Fellow Blogger: nelliebellie's Individual Cupcake holder

I'm excited to get to share a fellow blogger's adorable genius with you today! I have to say that I love finding new finds and sharing them, bc 1) We all can use more ideas, right? and 2) We all can use a little love and a pat on the back, so I love sharing the real sources behind what I find too! 

It's a win! Win!

Today I found the cutest thing ever! It's almost like an edible snowglobe. haha SO cute and looks so yummy too! And even better, I bet anyone can make this without too much trouble! What's not to love?!


You can see it over on NellieBellie here. She's even got a tutorial included among other fun ideas, so head on over there and let her know what a creative genius she is!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Butterfly Kisses and Ladybug hugs...Sleep tight little one.

#repurpose #upcycle #diy #wordart #butterflykisses #createitgo

Happy Monday!!! I have to say I am loving this fall weather and the colors that we have here in NWA. I even took a quick shot of the tree in our front yard this am. LOVE it! 
Makes my heart happy! And ready for the week ahead!

Do you have a favorite bedtime routine with your little ones? I used to always say the "Later Alligator! and "In awhile Crocodile" when my boys were little. I have also loved this quote for years and am so excited to have it ready to put up in my little ones bedroom now!

"With a butterfly kiss and a ladybug hug, sleep tight little one, like a bug in a rug!"


I found this sample of flooring at a local little thrift shop and thought it would be a great backdrop for something. I love the natural light wood look and just wanted to add a little bit of soft color to it. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Cookies with a healthy twist!

I love From this to that Fridays! Love seeing how you can make one thing into another!

Today is a first in that I am doing this with a recipe!


First I have to say that I LOVE the original recipe! I grew up eating this recipe of snickerdoodle cookies and they are sooooo good! BUT as I have grown older, and as we have learned of some of my husband's hidden food allergies...AND have tried to eat clean and more healthy...I avoid white refined flours and sugars the majority of the time now. So...I set out to see how I could adapt this yummy original recipe.