Happy Halloween! Plus, Goals for November 2013

Happy Halloween! I’m thrilled that my kids are loving their handmade king costume and butterfly costumes, and especially that they should see quite a bit of wear after Halloween! October was pretty intense in our house. Mike was gone for nearly the entire month. I tried living in the moment, but definitely had moments of […]

DIY Halloween Costumes: Three Butterflies

This was our first year of all DIY Halloween costumes – but probably not our last! I want costumes that are cute and comfortable, and that is hard to find (at least affordably) with commercial outfits! I knew I wanted to make these butterfly costumes for my girls as soon as I saw them on […]

How to Make a King Costume

I made four Halloween costumes yesterday! It’s amazing what can happen when Dad is around to hang out with the littles and take the kids on school runs! His new job doesn’t start until Friday, and we are all making the most of our days off with him! Johnny and I had a LOT of […]

How to Make a Felt Crown

It’s Halloween week, and at our house we are spending our after school time finishing up some last-minute costumes! I made this felt crown for Johnny first, because it is the simplest of my projects! It goes with his King costume. How to make a Felt Crown Making a felt crown is easy! Start with […]

Enjoying Fall in California

We are enjoying crunchy fall leaves and mild weather in California, and getting ready for Halloween. The kids enjoyed carving pumpkins, although Johnny and Lily weren’t quite as into the degunking step as Emma! They also had multiple tea parties and discovered a great public sandbox, complete with water faucet! We are expecting around 200 […]