Halloween 2013 {Little Red Riding Hood}

This is my 5th year of putting together my family’s Halloween costumes, DIY style. Curious to see the last 4 years of costumes? CLICK HERE! My favorite is from last year when I made an owl costume for my daughter’s first Halloween. Now before I share with you our costumes from this year, I have something pretty special (to me, at least) to share with you… ┬áSo, my DIY tutorial on how to make the owl costume is circulating Pinterest {Read More}

Basket of “Firsts” for the Bride and Groom {DIY}

UPDATE! I was contacted by a company called “Toast the Firsts” about their product that would have been the absolute perfect detail for this basket, had I known about them before making it. Instead of searching high and low for wine bottles with titles that fit each “first”, I could have used these super fun wine bottle covers instead! They’re like stretchy sleeves that fit snug around the bottle. Ugh, this would have saved me so much time and brain {Read More}

No-Sew Baby Owl Costume {DIY}

Halloween is coming up, ya’ll. If you’ll be hand-making costumes then it’s time to get the plans in motion. How about some inspiration? This tutorial completely fell through the cracks. I made this baby owl costume for my daughter last Halloween when she was 6 months old and I’m just now (a year later) posting about how I made it. My apologies. Thanks to a recent comment on the original post, asking for a tutorial so that she can make {Read More}

DIY: Upcycling Mommy’s Clothes

I’ve seen so many tutorials on Pinterest showing you how to sew/make clothes for the baby. I’ve always wanted to make clothes for Mia, but without proper instruction I’ve never made the attempt. Last week I got the sewing machine out and put my pinning to reality. I know with most of you, that rarely happens. We’re so much more creative online than in person. I try to do both. I grabbed a t-shirt of Mia’s that I don’t really {Read More}

Box Fort Baby

Wanna know about, probably, the best FREE gift to make for your baby/kid that has the potential of bringing hours of fun and dozens of smiles? Read on… With Mia’s 1st birthday $, we bought her the next stage in car seats. It was an exciting milestone in our home and definitely highlighted the fact that our baby isn’t a baby anymore. We ordered it online and were stoked when the giant package arrived on our doorstep a few days {Read More}

Mia’s 1st Birthday Party {You Are My Sunshine Theme}

Here it is, the MOTHER of all blog posts! This one’s a doozy. Get yourself a cup of coffee/tea or a refreshing cold drink (depending on the weather) and bask along with me in Mia’s first birthday post. So you’ve already seen Mia’s “smash cake” photo session that my mom and I threw together in my backyard for my then-almost-one-year-old daughter, Mia. She officially became a whole year old on Saturday, April 27, 2013…3 weeks ago. We celebrated her special {Read More}