I know that I have written this before but I think it bears repeating – every holiday can benefit from sprinkles. Including the traditional ghoulish holiday of Halloween. Some of these projects even feature sprinkles + a little bit of the macabre for a delightfully fun time. Look no further for the perfect mishmash of whimsical ideas to make this Halloween filled with sprinkle fun!
Archives for October 2015
Restoration Hardware has the cutest cuddle plush rockers and given Stella’s affinity with stuffed animals (every time she sees one its “oh! oh! oh!” while she reaches for it then the biggest hugs, accompanied by “awwwwws” and tons of kisses right on their nozzles) I knew she would be so thrilled to have one the the dog ones. But. They’re $150 and I don’t spend that kind of money on toys. In fact, I’ve barely ever spent any money on toys, they’ve almost all been gifts!
So, knowing it would be beloved and the simplicity of them would match our house much better than the plush rocking horses I’ve seen elsewhere (usually with plenty cowboy flair) I decided that making our own was the way to go!
She’s still pretty small on it but I’m actually planning on saving it for Christmas and hopefully she can use it for several years so she’ll grow into it. She absolutely loves the dog and I love that he’s a plain black lab because black really does match our house! I’m all about toys looking good in the home :)
click through to learn how to make your own for only 1/3 the RH price!
Ask anyone who knows me, my two favorite flavors are bubble gum and cotton candy (ok theres three, I also love cake batter. Wait. And BBQ sauce. But that doesn’t really fit in with the theme of this post so…). I always chose cotton candy flavored anything when it’s available and its the first thing I head for at fairs and carnivals! I have never stopped loving you, cotton candy. But of course, you know that.
This year to pay my homage to the most delicious, and one of the most magical, candies to have ever been invented, I decided to dress my friend’s tiny baby up as a pink, fluffy cone of the sweet stuff!
Ok. Nothing makes a cuter cotton candy than an itty bitty baby, am I right?! It’s almost a sweetness overload! Baby’s don’t care about being sort of goofy and in fluffy costumes so they’re the perfect fit for this suit although it could certainly be cute on a grown up! I’m just more personally into the simple adult costumes and letting the kids be wild!
This costume only requires a few simple steps and its still comfy for baby so there shouldn’t be a fuss. Plus, we used long sleeves and leggings so it’s plenty warm. Feel free to layer underneath it as well if you need to. Even if you’re not dressing up a sweet lil babe, just look at this darling honey face! Are you kidding me?!
Click through to see more of this candy baby (and DIY instructions. But mostly, cute baby).
I’m kind of ashamed to admit this but I almost let my hatred of winter ruin my enjoyment of fall this year. I’ve always hated the cold but I’ve been especially dreading it this year as I now have a busy toddler on my hands and I’m worried about being stuck in doors so much! But. I finally got out my Halloween decorations last week and as I was setting up this shoot for these place cards I felt the excitement I usually do around this time of year.
I really absolutely love fall. It has always always been my very favorite season. Despite loving heat, summer has always come in behind fall. Maybe it’s because our birthday is in September, maybe it’s all the holidays coming up but I swear the air feels different, so fresh and exciting, and it’s certainly the best time of year for my wardrobe (I really thrive when I can still wear dresses but throw like 3 thin layers on top of them).
This post really has nothing to do with fall, its purely Halloween-y but I brought it up because I honestly thought I just didn’t have the time this year to put up Halloween and wasn’t going to do it this year, but once I did, my excitement for the season finally came back! I hated that I was dreading winter so much it was taking away from fall, I usually try to live more in the moment than that! But I just can’t help how much I truly hate the snow and driving in it and cold toes! However, with spiderwebs creeping across my front porch, pumpkins everywhere and bat-covered string lights up on my balcony, I feel like I can put my cold fears at ease and hold on to the hope that maybe this year will be like last year in which Utah barely had any winter at all!
And with that in mind! I had the idea for these fun place cards well before last Halloween but I never go around to doing them so I made it happen this year! Vampire teeth are the perfect size for denoting your guest’s names and this can be used for children or adult parties! I’m still toying with the idea of throwing a couples Halloween dinner party this year (yeah better decide on that quick!) and if I do, I’m definitely using these place cards! Even if I don’t, though, setting up this little shoot made me even more excited for my favorite time of year.
So you have a toddler with dirty blonde hair and barely any of it, so what do you make her for Halloween?? Famous 1960’s model Twiggy of course! Is she not a dead ringer?!
I love when I come up with costumes that also provide me with clothes that can be worn outside of Halloween! That’s what I call a win-win. This costume definitely fits that bill, a simple mod-style dress perfectly conjures up some of the most iconic Twiggy photographs and can be used for daily wear!