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DIY Scrabble Costume

DIY Scrabble Costume

Last year, we decided to share the gender of our baby on Halloween. After sharing our birth story earlier this year, we were going through a really rough time. We had no idea if the baby I was carrying was even going to be healthy. We had known for a few week's prior and had told only our immediate family. They kept their mouths sealed shut until we were ready to share the news with the world. Every year my former corporate job would decorate cubes and have a theme for Halloween. Last year, our … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Magician’s Cape

Magician's Cape

Learn how easy it is to sew a Magician's Cape in minutes! Back in March my mother in-law took my nephew to our local repertory theater to see a child's play. The play's main character was a magician. My five year old nephew, Nicholas, loved the play and all of a sudden wanted to be a magician. After the show they passed by the merchandise table and my mother in-law splurged and purchased a magician's hat for my Nicholas. He really wanted the cape but she just couldn't fathom spending a … [Read more...]



We made these crows-in-waiting back in 2012 after getting back from our Europe trip. I totally forgot to share these last year (I blame that on the severe pregnancy brain I was experiencing), and when I was going through my draft post a few weeks ago I realized I had this awesome Halloween project waiting in the wings for the world to see! When I first saw the Ravens-in-Waiting project in the Halloween edition of Martha Stewart I knew I needed to make the project. However, using paper packing … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween & A Gender Reveal!

scrabble Halloween gender reveal from

Happy Halloween! Each year my office has a Halloween theme, this year the theme was board games. I figured since we didn't dress up or attend any parties I wanted to figure out a cool way to incorporate the bump! Well, I decided to do our gender reveal on  Halloween and share it with the world. My board game of choice was Scrabble and so I wore "Baby" and added the word "Boy" to it!  Even better, I added on the paper tiles to my shirt so that way I didn't have to walk around with a box around … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Costume: Tippi Hedren from The Birds

Easy DIY Costume: Tippi Hedren from The Birds

I'm so excited to have my friend Leslie here today to share her super easy costume for Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds. I know Leslie through food blogging--she is not a "craft blogger" and claims she doesn't have a creative bone in her body, but I totally disagree! Hi all, it's Leslie from The Hungry Housewife. Katie asked me to do a little guest post when she saw my Halloween Costume on my Instagram page. Let me preface this post by saying I have not ONE crafty bone in … [Read more...]

{Video} Pumpkin Carving 101

Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on

This is a sponsored post on behalf of One of Jon's favorite things to do during the month of October is carve pumpkins. He could spend all weekend carving endless amounts of pumpkins. I think its therapeutic for him... We partnered up with and created a video on how to carve halloween pumpkins with power tools! Whether your an expert carver or a novice, we hit all the bases in our video. We also share a few other tips for those who might not own power tools or who are … [Read more...]

Punk Princess Onesie

Punk Princess Onesie 5

Last month, I had the opportunity to test out the new Cricut Iron-on vinyl. Once I learned how to use it I was hooked. I made our friend 3 onesies--in fact it was the way we told them we were expecting a baby. But that's another post. Today, I'm sharing how I created this super cute punk princess onesie. I felt the pink glitter was perfect for this edgy onesie! Supplies: Cricut Mini Personal Electronic Cutter Rock Princess Cartridge Cricut® Iron-on Glitter, Pink Cricut® Tool … [Read more...]

{Video} Halloween Fence for Front Yard

Halloween Fence for Front Yard #Video made for @Homesdotcom on

This is a sponsored post by  A few years ago we shared in a picture tutorial how to create spooky fences for halloween. Today, we've partnered up with to share a video tutorial on just how easy it is to create the fence! Supplies: Wood Pallets Crow Bar Hammer Safety Protection Square (Ruler) RIDGID Miter Saw RYOBI AirStrike Brad Nailer Jon and I both love using the cordless AirStrike Brad Nailer. We can whip up projects in no time without … [Read more...]

Apothecary Vinyl Labels

apothecary vinyl labels made using the @Cricut from #halloween #craft #diy

Today, I'm sharing with you a super easy to create Halloween project that anyone can make (as long as you have a Cricut)!  Cricut recently released a few new Halloween cartridges. I was so happy to see that the Monster Bash cartridge finally had apothecary vinyl labels in a cartridge. As soon as they released it I went to my local craft store and picked up a few glass jars. And because I love working with Cricut they have an amazing opportunity for our readers... Buy One, Get One free … [Read more...]

Creepy Crawly Mugs

Creepy Crawly Mugs from using @PlaidCrafts Supplies #MarthaStewartCrafts #MSHalloween #Halloween #Crafts

 This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts and Martha Stewart Craft Decoupage. All opinions are my own.  Today, I'm sharing another fun and easy to make Halloween project. Today, I'm sharing how to make Creepy Crawly Mugs! Whether your a beer drinker or a root beer drinker... these mugs will come in handy! Last month, I shared my DIY Paper Doilies Wall Art using the new Martha Stewart Decoupage. You might remember that these  formulas and finishes can be used on any surface such as glass, … [Read more...]