Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Picasso Pumpkins

Let me just start by saying this is not a Pinterest worthy craft. I'm telling you right now there is not a crafty bone in my body, and I much prefer to save myself the time and buy these beautiful masterpieces you crafty people whip up. One thing I do love about crafts is the experience of it all. One of Stella's favorite things to do right now is color, so I thought it would be fun to attempt pumpkin painting this fall.

I bought the washable paint from Michaels, (which is less messy, yet takes forever to dry), some cheap pumpkins at Trader Joe's, and a disposable spider web tablecloth from Target, and we were all set for a fun filled evening.

It was the cutest thing to watch Stella's face as we painted. She would ask for each color to be poured on the plate, and painted with such intense concentration. We sat in the backyard, ate some candy corn, and painted our pumpkin masterpieces for close to two hours. This was definitely the easiest, and most fun, of all the crafts we have attempted.

Even our bulldog got in on the pumpkin fun! 

This is a must do for all parents with toddlers this Halloween! Of course I can't break tradition, and pumpkin carving is next, but this is definitely a new tradition we are adding to our calendar every fall.

Fashion Credits:
Witch Hat Headband (Last years design, but they have a super cute one this year too!) 

Tee & Leggings : Carters

Yours truly,

Friday, September 26, 2014


I have always loved the holidays! Being festive, and carrying out traditions just makes my heart happy. Growing up my parents always made the holidays a big deal, especially Christmas. These memories of trick or treating at Halloween, and visiting Santa Clause are memories I cherish. Now being a mom, my love for the holidays has grown even more, as watching Stella's face light up for "pumps" (pumpkins), and already making a wish list for "Sata", has made this time of year so special.

During Christmas & Halloween I always like to send out a greeting card, to send our love and well wishes during this magical time. This year I saved on a photographer and opted to do Stella's Halloween photo session myself. My favorite place to order greeting cards is definitely Tiny Prints. They always do a great job, and have some of the cutest layouts.

Dress: snagged for an amazing deal on Brickyard Buffalo | Cat headband Giddy Up & Grow | 
Cat shoes Mini Melissa

To all my friends, family, and readers... I hope this holiday season is full of fun! May you and your family have a "Meowvelous Halloween"

Yours truly,

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"This is Halloween" Round Up

If you are new to the blog, you should know I'm like a big kid. I love anything to do with Disney, and the holidays are my jam! Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of year, the costumes, the candy, the decorating, it just gets me giddy. So yes it may only be September 18th, but please know Halloween has been in my blood, and on my wish lists since July. You got to see a little sneak peek of some of the goodies we have gotten Stella for the season, but just know that's just a sample. We are rocking black, orange, and skeletons all month long!

When putting together outfits for Stella I love to get festive. From cats, to witches, to skeletons, and bats, mummies, jack-o-lanterns , and even creepy clowns, there are no shortage of fun Halloween symbols. It's too bad October is only 31 days...

Here are a few favorites I'm loving this Halloween for our kiddos. Oh, and that "Don't call me princess" Wednesday Adams tee is freaking genius!

1) Mini Rodini  | 2) Gap Kids  | 3)  Kira Kids

Happy Haunting! 

Yours truly,