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Monday, October 31, 2016

Dementor Costume, Trelawney Costume and Umbridge Costume

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My girls and I are all doing Harry Potter themed costumes for Halloween this year. I had so much fun putting them all together!




Dementor Costume


Friday, October 28, 2016

DIY Skittles Costume

How to make a Skittles costume

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Do you or one of your kids want to be bag of Skittles for Halloween? It's what Asher has requested this year, so here's how I made it.

The base is simply a red shirt and a red pair of pants (sweats are great if you're going to be out Trick or Treating and it will be cold.


Next you need a bunch of colored circles. Colors needed are Red, Green, Orange, Yellow and Purple. You can use felt, but that's a lot of hand-cutting circles that won't turn out totally even any way.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Colorful Holiday Lighting with Philips Hue

This post brought to you by Philips and MomTrends. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Over the last couple of days, I've been playing with the coolest lights, and today I get to tell you about it! The Philips Hue lighting system lets you create custom colored lights through your house using all kinds of products. I'm going to show you how I made spooky Halloween eyes for our windows. 

The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit comes with 3 Philips Hue A19 and this bridge that connects to your wireless router. Plug in the bridge to a power source and to your router. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cricut Explore Air 2 Review

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Would you guys get more crafting done if parts of the process went even faster? What could you do with some of that extra time that you save by not having to wait so long for your vinyl or paper to cut?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Professor Umbridge Cat Pin

If you need a Professor Umbridge costume for Halloween or cosplay, you simply must have a cat brooch to pin to your collar. I'm going to show you how I made a DIY cat pin for my daughter's Umbridge costume! 



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Popcorn Box

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I’m excited to be joining Laura Kelly in this year’s Popcorn Box Challenge! Starting with just this popcorn box from World Market, we’ve all added our own twists to turn them something perfect for Halloween treats. Whether you like traditional, modern, spooky or cute, it's been used to transform these boxes.



Friday, October 14, 2016

Blessed Flower Arrangement

I've partnered with Cricut and joined up with 22 bloggers to bring you tons of fall craft ideas, plus a giveaway from Cricut too!

I made a fall flower arrangement and added a couple of special touches with my Cricut.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Laundry Room Organization



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I finally came up with a bunch of good ways to organize my laundry room! And let me tell you, I know how spoiled I am to have a laundry room. Our last house had the washer and dryer out in the garage (talk about limited motivation to switch the load of laundry when it was cold out!) So now with a dedicated laundry room inside our house, I'm turning it into a well-organized space. 


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Woven Halloween Dream Catcher

I remember first making a dream catcher back at girls camp one year, when I was about 13. We had leather cord for wrapping the frame, beads and feathers to tie to the ends, and I'm sure it hung in my room for several years. It's fun to watch this "trend" coming back to crafting world, and see all the variations people make.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Trick or Treat Porch

I partnered with Oriental Trading Company to feature Halloween porch decorations.

Are you getting fall weather where you live? Are you getting excited for Halloween decorations, fall leaves, sweater weather and soup for dinner? With the start of October it was time to get our front door all ready for the next holiday and Oriental Trading Company was the perfect shopping spot.



Here's what I used so you can recreate it or pick your favorite pieces.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Beauty and the Beast Vinyl Quote

I've partnered with Expressions Vinyl, Get Away Today and A Girl and A Glue Gun to bring you a fabulous vinyl sign and amazing giveaway. If you love Disney, keep reading!!

With the 25th anniversary release of Beauty and the Beast, it was the perfect time to make a sign with this quote I love from the movie.


Quote sign from Beauty and the Beast