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. [...]

Halloween Weekend


Don't you wish Halloween was always on a Sunday?  I don't know how it is in your city, but there is so much fun stuff going on this weekend that it is almost hard to choose what to do. I had a fun morning yesterday painting faces at Princess' class Halloween party. (Proving once again [...]

Halloween Decorating


I had the best of intentions for my Halloween decorations this year.  The World Wide Web (does anyone even call it that anymore?) was teeming with adorable craft projects and ideas that I was just dying to try.  In fact, you may remember this inspiration board I created for myself last month: (Photo credits:  potterybarn.com, [...]

Disney Weekend Halloween Craft

There are a lot of good things about living in Florida.  It is almost always sunny.  It doesn't snow.  There are palm trees and flamingos and alligators.  There are about 150 amazing beaches within driving distance. There is no state income tax.  Half the population doesn't live here most of the time.  I could go [...]

Halloween Decorating Inspiration

I just love holidays.  Luckily for me, my 4 year-old has inherited my enthusiasm for all things holiday, and between the two of us, we could spend hours planning all the fun we will have on all our special days.  She  literally has been talking about Halloween for months now, since before the Fourth of [...]

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