DIY Cinnamon Ornaments {2 Ingredient Recipe} Easy for Kids!

It's December! We got our Christmas tree yesterday and I've hung the stockings on the mantle too. I love decorating my home and the warm feeling all the lights give when it's dark out. Since I live up in Western Massachusetts it's already getting dark here around 3:30-4:00 pm. The kids and I are bored and looking for fun stuff to do indoors and one of my favorite Christmas activities is making … [Read more...]

6 Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards

Wanna know my favorite part of decorating? The table! I love setting it up all decorated. Nothing over looked. Since I'm a crafter at heart and a paper one at that I love to step this up a notch and add a personalized touch with personalized name place cards for the holidays. For the actual place cards I cut paper to 3"x4"size and then scored in half for a 3"x 2" card. If you are … [Read more...]

How We Celebrated Halloween 2014 #WW

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! I can't believe another Halloween has passed! We had a whole week of holiday fun! First we had the challenge of getting Sawyer to put on his Halloween costume. Of course with his deep love of Mickey we only thought it would be fitting that he get a Mickey costume. We found this awesome one at Babies R Us! How cute is he once he was convinced putting it … [Read more...]

Halloween Book Round Up!

I can't believe it is Halloween in a few days! Hayden has been talking about it for weeks, and I have been planning our costumes for a long time now. There are a few things I have to finish, but it should be pretty fun! I am excited to see how it all turns out.  I like to cycle out books for my kids and read ones that go with the current season or holiday. Halloween probably has some of my … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Halloween Costume {DIY Frozen Pond Halloween Costume} #FunCraftsWithMom

Sometimes the best costumes aren't the ones you buy in a store but the ones you make at home. I still remember when my mom decided to make my Halloween costume in 5th grade. It was a mummy costume and she shredded sheets and I put on white sweats and she sewed the strips to my sweats. It was a fun low-cost costume but it took forever. I remember being so sick of standing there while she was so … [Read more...]

Boo! Halloween Wiggle Eye Picture Frame Tutorial #FunCraftsWithMom

I think I pick my favorite holidays by how much I enjoy decorating for each one. Christmas of course is my favorite and Halloween is a close second. I'm not a fan of blood or gore but I love the fun side of the scary spooky and try to stick to that. Oriental Trading recently offered to send us some craft supplies for our new craft series and when i was looking at supplies I ran across their … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Ghost & Spider Lanterns #FunCraftsWithMom

October is here which means I get to decorate for my second most favorite holiday of the year! Halloween! This week I wanted to make something we could use as decoration and when I was walking through my local craft store and stumbled upon some packages of paper lanterns I was struck with an idea on how to make them Halloween themed! Supplies needed: Black & White Paper … [Read more...]

Black White & Red Mickey Mouse DIY Birthday Goody Party Bags {Sawyers 2nd Birthday Party}

I can't believe I still have posts about Sawyer's birthday not published right now. Things have been crazy and I keep meaning to make them a priority but I promise they will all get shared! I only have one or two left. Today I want to show you the Mickey Mouse DIY Birthday Goody Party Bags I made. They came out so cute! The Mickey Mouse goody bags were super simple to make. I looked around … [Read more...]

Mickey Mouse Meal Plates DIY Birthday Party {Sawyers 2nd Birthday Party}

When I started planning Sawyer's 2nd birthday party I really wanted to find a way to make as much of it myself if I could. Not everything needed to be big elaborate projects and having little ones that I could do in advance were really helpful. These Mickey Mouse Meal Plates turned out to be my favorite and were actually the easiest too. Sticking with the black, white, & red theme I was going … [Read more...]