Free Halloween Costumes {Day 17}


This is the seventeenth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * Can you believe Halloween is only two weeks away?  Now none of you mentioned it out loud when [...]

pottery barn-inspired no-sew halloween bunting {DiY}

Two years ago I spotted a darling little bunting in the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween catalog.  Back then, I was just starting out on this little thrifty journey of mine, and as tempted as I was to order it, I decided it would be far more cost-effective to purchase the materials and make my own [...]

Halloween DiY: Bumblebee Costume {Part 2}


A few weeks ago I posted part one of this year's bumblebee costume for the girls.  The pillowcase dress design turned out cute, but my little bees were sadly lacking in necessary bee accessories.  They needed wings and antennae!  I found some cute options at Gymboree, but even on sale, the total cost for 2 [...]

DIY Bumblebee Costume {Part 1}


I have never attempted to sew a costume before, but my daughter Maggie really wanted to be a bumblebee this year.  When I started looking at the bee costumes that were available, I was appalled at the idea of anyone spending $25 or $35 per child when I knew I could make it for much cheaper. [...]

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