Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween on the Dark Side

This year the kids went evil with the Vampire Princess and Darth Vader costumes. I just couldn't bring myself to buying them off the rack (except for his mask) so we got pretty crafty with the fabrics, thrift store trinkets and lots of spray paint.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Spooky Snacks

Cute, edible, and healthier then the other Halloween crap. You're welcome.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Glowing Eyeballs

Here's a way to freak out your neighbors while creating a fun afternoon craft for the kids. Simply cut styrofoam balls in half, paint with glow-in-the-dark paint, then dot the pupils with black. You can stick them anywhere although I found the eyes peering from the bushes the spookiest at night.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pretty Little Placemats

I couldn't resist this amazingly bold graphic print at Bolt Fabrics this weekend. Whipped them into placemats the same day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tee-Pee Time

We talked about making a tee-pee for the backyard and it wasn't until my husband threatened to buy on on Etsy that launched me into a craft frenzy. I found a great tutorial online that uses canvas tarps, wooden dowels and black fabric paint. I was able to complete the project in 1 weekend - painting included!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools!

Kids at this age are the best - so easily fooled and excited by most anything. This year for April Fool's Day, I found a few great ideas online. First up, the faux "grilled cheese" sandwich made of toasted pound cake (get the bread loaf shape) and orange frosting. I don't recommend the pre-mixed orange frosting. I started with white and added food coloring until it was just the perfect hue of cheddar.

Finally, I put their milk in the freezer before leaving for work that day. Too funny! 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Roaring 20's Style

For our kid's school auction this year, the theme was Roaring 20's. Luckily I've been binge-watching Downton Abbey so I got some great ideas for my dress. I love the deco pattern on the sequin panel and the tassel necklace was the perfect accessory. Not to mention my handsome date!