We have had a busy week with all of the Halloween festivities in full swing. I have found myself almost constantly in skinny jeans with boots and flowing tops now that the weather has gotten a little colder. For me, the combination is perfect for my day to day tasks and for hauling the kids to and fro. I’m loving the cozy scarves boots, and layers. It has become my go to quick option in the mornings, which is a huge step up from my old yoga pants and over sized sweatshirts a few months ago.
Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun!
Halloween is just a few days a way! Need a friendly way to greet those adorable trick or treaters that stop by your door this Halloween? Meet our new friend who was created in just minutes using a tomato cage, Christmas lights, a bed sheet, and a pair of plastic dollar store eyes. What a fun way to light up your porch this Halloween and create a glowing ghost friend from things you already have! Every kid who has seen our little ghost has found him to be super awesome, but not too scary!
Halloween is a holiday filled with mystery little kids. How are they not to love an entire day dedicated to dressing up and collecting all sorts of candy and treats just because they look cute in their costumes. My kids love Halloween, and they love any project that is Halloween inspired. This project uses toilet paper rolls and allows the kids to transform them into adorable Frankenstein Halloween decorations. Let them create the Halloween decor in your home!
I am always looking for ways to make our normal play extra exciting for the kids. Halloween is the perfect time to turn normal craft and play times into holiday fun and excitement. We love playing play dough in our house. I haven’t purchased play dough from the store for a couple of years, and instead we make it at home. Making homemade play dough is cheap, easy and a great way to get the kids in the kitchen. Making it in fun festive colors turns it into the perfect Holiday activity for kids.
Here is an adorable and simple DIY Halloween decoration that you can make up in minutes. Rescue a few jars from the recycling and grab your hot glue gun for this goofy Halloween craft. Since the kids are still little, scary decorations are a no-go in our house. These mummies are super silly and friendly enough to be fun for the kids this Halloween. With a few supplies you can convert those jars into an entire family of adorable mummies that can be lit up for the perfect Halloween decoration day or night.
Can I just say – WOW! What a difference three months can make! I have been doing these little What I wore posts that long, and I can hardly believe the transformation. The interesting part for me…is that I have had all of this stuff in my closet for years. Things that I love, but I never wore , and for no apparent reason. Three months later I am starting to enjoy the thought of getting dressed in the morning instead of taking the lazy way out, and it really doesn’t take any extra time.
Throughout a rainy and cold weekend we managed to have some indoor fun, carve pumpkins, do Halloween crafts, and spend some quiet time together as a family. We made our staple soft cookie bars, but turned them into a cute pumpkin style Halloween treat to help celebrate pumpkin carving day in our house. It was the perfect treat to share after carving pumpkins and allowed the kids to each make and decorate their own Jack-o-lantern shaped cookie.
This year’s Halloween costumes are done, and my little ones are sporting some cute new DIY costumes. I dislike the thought of spending ton’s of money on cheaply made Halloween costumes, so I always like to make my own. This year Princess Toadstool and Toad from Super Mario were the final choice, and the kid’s play the part just right. For about $25.00 total I was able to create two totally unique and adorable costumes.
I am feeling extra comfortable now that I have the option to layer clothes thanks to the cooler weather. It allows me to create moer interesting and texturally exciting outfits using color and different fabrics with scarves, sweaters, and layers. Not to mention I love being all covered up and cozy warm in soft, warm fabrics. I’m finding lots of great ways to layer summer tanks with sweaters and scarves for looks that I love.