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October 10, 2017

DIY Baby Bank Robber Bandit Halloween Costume Inspiration

This little lady is a criminal.

Well, okay... maybe she's not really a criminal...

But she's certainly guilty of stealing my heart.

And by the looks of it, she may have robbed a bank in her day. 😁

I feel like I need to share, her daddy may or may not have said she's stealing funds for our shared shoe shopping habit... and well, his "confession" may be true.

Are you a fellow shoe-aholic looking to fund your habits? Maybe you are you looking for a super cute costume for your kiddo that's easy to put together? This is it - This DIY Bank Robber Bandit Costume is the perfect last minute getup and so easy to put together!

For Miss Delainey's bank robber costume she wore an Oakleigh top from Little Sass Boutique. Her Black Distressed & Embellished BOSS shorties are from Baby Bottoms. And the finishing touch, the little Bandit mask with a bow was created by Bloomology! For her loot bag we just used an older reusuable grocery bag and attached a little piece of paper with $$$ on it.

That's it, now you're a "smooth criminal"!

While you may not be able to score these exact items last minute, feel free to "steal" our idea and make it your own!

But, here's the thing: This costume is super adorable, so be careful not to get busted and always be ready for a quick getaway... You don't want your babe to catch any excessive cuteness charges while on the prowl.

October 9, 2017

Sweet Little Doe Fawn Baby Costume Idea [& an Announcement about Bloomology Boutique]

That little doe, though.

Haha. I've got jokes... and possibly the kid's cutest costume winner on my hands.

In all seriousness, this sweet little costume is easy as pie to put together- especially because you know me! What do I mean by that?

 Oh "deer", you haven't you heard the news?

I opened a little bow shop! Well, more of a floral crown, specialty little boutique, if you will.

You're excited? We are too!!! And here's some awesome news: You can find out more about Bloomology and snag the opportunity to score one of my creations by joining the Bloomology VIP facebook group.

I'm glad to say our pre-opening sale/release in September went fantastically so we're gearing up for another release at the end of this week and it's going to be epic!

Including sweet little pieces like this and other fun costume-y items! As well as basics and fun little sassy blooms as well!

So tell me, would you rather see more custom spots or RTS items? I can't wait to hear your feedback!

Oh... and the outfit she is wearing for her costume is from Ricrac & Ruffles Boutique! It's already sold out, but you could easily pair a Bloomology Doe Crown with a tan onesie or any other neutral outfit and I guarantee your little sweets will look a-doe-able!

October 7, 2017

Simple DIY "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" Baby Costume Idea

If you give Delainey a cookie... she'll squeal with delight!

Okay, so maybe her cookie is felt, but she still loved it... and as is tradition in the book, she also needed a glass of milk, a straw, a napkin, a look in the mirror... etc.

That's right, we decided to dress up as another one of her favorite book characters today and this may be my favorite costume yet.

Not only was it a simple costume to make, it's also super adorable and special since "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is one of my absolute favorite books from my childhood and now it's also one of hers.

With that said, if you want to make your little cookie lover into this precious little mouse character you won't have to work to hard to put together her costume! For your little one's outfit, just have a pair of overalls handy... and if you don't live in Florida, you'll probably want to add a neutral colored undershirt. Roll the bottom cuffs on the overalls and add some ears and a cookie and your all set!

If you want to make yours out of felt like me. Here's how I put it all together!

For this project you will need:
Hot Glue
Nylon headband

I made her ears from light pink and grey felt and the cookie is made out of tan and dark brown felt.

For the ears, cut two grey circles about 2 inches in diameter, next cut pink circles just slightly smaller. Attach to the nylon headband and ta-da, you have mouse ears!

Next, I made the cookie. I literally just cut out an oversized tan circle, then cut up a scrap piece of brown felt to become the chocolate chips. Glue the chocolate chips on both sides so you won't have to worry how kiddo is holding it.

Let it all dry & your ready for some mischief!

But try not to let your little one get too close to the fridge, because most likely she'll remember she's thirsty and wants a glass of milk... and chances are she'll want a cookie to go with it! HA.

But... I mean, if you're feeling really crafty, you could always include a little tail, a cup of milk, a straw, a crayon, and so on! I think these little additions would be adorable and really add the finishing touches!

So tell me, what's your favorite character from a book, movie, or tv show that you loved when you were a child? We're getting pretty crafty over here and would love to dress up as your favorite sometime this month!

October 1, 2017

Super Simple & Sweet Sassy Kitty Cat Costume

This kid.

She started walking today and my mama heart can't even handle it. I'm so excited... seriously overwhelmed with joy. But at the same time I'm thinking... now that she is mobile we're really in for it. Haha.

Seriously though, she isn't scared of anything anymore, especially now that she's conquered walking and she's able to communicate better.

Okay, well maybe she's scared of silly things like the sound one of her stuffed elephants makes or when we disappear from the room for two seconds...

But when we walk through the spooky Halloween aisles in stores she doesn't even bat an eye... she even points, giggles, and talks to the creatures for sale. She's definitely NOT a scaredy cat.

With that knowledge, it probably comes as no surprise that we're all pretty big fans of Halloween in our house... Like really big fans! So we decided instead of just celebrating the creative, costume-filled holiday ONE day, we're going to celebrate all 31 days of October and since she's growing so much and learning something new everyday, it'll be fun to document it all here too.

So go ahead and follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss any of the Halloween fun! We're going to be sharing 31 fun Halloween posts, one each day this month! From DIY costumes to fun crafts to do with toddlers, I'm so stoked to share all the spooktacular posts with you!

Today we're starting out with a super simple and sweet sassy kitty cat costume!

All we did was throw on a white onesie after snack time. Then simply taped a felt "fuzzy belly" patch on her, added a pair of black Sew Sassy Capris, paired with her lace black flats, and then added the finishing touches for this sassy cat -  the kitty ears from Target and the sweet little fall bow from Darling Diva Boutique Bows!

Kitty ears  |  Bow  |   White Onesie (w/ felt patch)  |  Icings  |  Shoes


September 5, 2017

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

Now that my little sass is officially one, it's like a little learning switch was clicked on and she's absorbing everything. She repeats a lot of what we say now, she is suddenly standing on her own (I have a feeling she'll be taking steps any day now), and she is constantly wanting to explore. It's pretty amazing watching her mind act like a sponge, really soaking everything up and I feel so blessed I get to teach her all of life's lessons and more.

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

While I'm so excited D is learning new words and physically developing, I also want to nourish her soul. I want her to learn to always have a giving, caring heart, to do the right thing, and to just be a good human and I think that's something we need to start fostering now. So today, now that her birthday celebrations are winding down, we decided to set up a little lemonade stand.

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

And... instead of her pocketing all the proceeds, we are raising funds to help a charity that we feel passionate about supporting - We are dishing out some delicious lemonade #ForRMHC!

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide places for families to stay within steps of the hospital where their children receive the medical care they need. I know what you're thinking... it's a hard pill to swallow, thinking about a child being critically ill - but it's a reality. While it's something I never hope to face, it's something several people are dealing with right this second. To give you an idea of what I mean by several, in 2016, RMHC provided 2.4 million overnight stays to families with sick children!

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

Let's do the "math"... That means 2.4 million families were able to spend the evening with their little one a tiny bit less worried, 2.4 million people were able to snuggle their sweet child to sleep, those same children were able to feel the comfort of knowing their parents were just seconds away.

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

It's amazing that RMHC was able to help so many children and their families... but the numbers are still growing in 2017. So, they have challenged everyone to truly raise love. Their goal is to raise enough to help provide 12,500 more stays for families, so that they may share a smile, hugs, and just simply spend more time together.

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

I guess you can see why I knew this was the perfect way to teach Delainey about giving back, it's practically common sense to want to help these families out. So on that note, I'm sure you're asking yourself, "What can I do to help?"
How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

And the answer is simple - donate... or you could always start your own RMHC fundraiser to help give back! Find out more about how you can do either here!

Once you decide to start your own fundraiser, whether or not you're hosting a bake sale, planning on juggling your heart out to entertain the masses, or setting up a chalkathon... it's easy to do your part and help these families going through a tough time out. Just spread the word and let the magic of caring hearts work, at least that's what I told Delainey. Raising love and funds for these kids was easy peasy once we had our lemonade dished out.

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

While we were only making proceeds one quarter at at time, we're proud to say we made enough to send over a tiny sum to RMHC and can't wait to set up our little "lemonade shop" again soon to continue raising funds for our favorite children's charity.

How I'm Teaching My Daughter to "Give Back" & Help Children's Charities at Only 1 Year Old...

So tell me, how will you raise funds for these kids and their families? I'd love to hear your plans for fundraising and how you plan on giving back in the comments below!