Staying Cavity-Neutral for Halloween

Disclosure: Hello Products has provided me with product to facilitate this post, along with compensation for my time and effort in creating this content. As always, all opinions are my own. Since I had kids, Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays. The dressing up, the pretending to be whoever you want for a… Continue reading Staying Cavity-Neutral for Halloween

DIY Felt Owl Halloween Treat Bag

As a parent, I think I enjoy Halloween more than I did as a kid. I genuinely look forward to coming up with costume ideas that fit the interests and personalities of everyone in my family, and I look forward to the crafting that the season brings — generally in the form of DIYing said… Continue reading DIY Felt Owl Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween DIY: Frankenstein Front Door & Pumpkin

Unlike the past few years, it appears that this year, my babies really will wear store-bought costumes. They’re cute, of course, but I still had the desire to make something for Halloween. Not quite as elaborate as two costumes, but something nonetheless. So when Walmart challenged me to make DIY Halloween decorations, I couldn’t wait… Continue reading Halloween DIY: Frankenstein Front Door & Pumpkin

Make Halloween Easy with Affordable Costumes for the Kids

For the past three years, I’ve made my daughter a DIY Halloween costume. In 2011, there was the peacock costume; the mermaid costume came in 2012; and last year, she was a wind-up doll. In my heart of hearts, I’d really like to make her costume this year too. Alas, Hurricane Juliza is in town.… Continue reading Make Halloween Easy with Affordable Costumes for the Kids

Family Costumes: With Pregnant Me, What Will We Be?

For the last several years, I’ve made my daughter’s Halloween costume, with some great results. Remember last year’s mermaid costume and 2011’s peacock costume? I really enjoyed the creation process, and I’ve decided I will continue to do this every year until she gets sick of me 🙂 But by the time I’m done making… Continue reading Family Costumes: With Pregnant Me, What Will We Be?

Eek! Pumpkin Carving for the Beginner

When I shared my Duck Tape bat pumpkin yesterday, I mentioned that I had never carved a pumpkin in my life. Well, that changed today, and I couldn’t be more happy about it! Walmart offers a great selection not just of carving pumpkins, but of carving tools and templates that made my first foray into… Continue reading Eek! Pumpkin Carving for the Beginner

Make a Bat Pumpkin with Duck Tape

Believe it or not, I have never carved or decorated a pumpkin for fall or Halloween. It’s just not something I ever did growing up, and as a result, it never occurred to me to try it as an adult. But in recent years, I’ve really started getting into some of the fun surrounding Halloween,… Continue reading Make a Bat Pumpkin with Duck Tape

A Pirate & a DIY Mermaid Costume Tutorial

We’re getting really excited about Halloween around here. Last year, my husband and I chickened out and didn’t dress up with my daughter — mostly because any DIY costume I could throw together at the last minute would’ve looked crazy next to my daughter’s homemade peacock costume, which I made with care and forethought. But… Continue reading A Pirate & a DIY Mermaid Costume Tutorial