DIY Sofia the First family costumes: Crackle, Sofia, and Clover

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This Halloween has been full of costume parties so we have been busy getting creative. We recently went to Disneyland to celebrate at Mickey's Halloween Party. It wasn't until the very last minute my daughter decided she would like to wear her Princess Sofia dress to the event. She suggested my husband and I wear matching costumes. We quickly started designing our Crackle, Sofia, and Clover costumes. The easy DIY project only took a couple of hours to complete. I used a sewing machine for a few Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Macaroni Penguin Costume

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This Halloween we've already had a few events requiring family costumes. With a busy schedule at home and a month full of travel I quickly put together easy DIY family costumes. We'll be attending the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular wearing easy DIY macaroni penguin costumes. My daughter loves the silly orange and feather tassles adorning the top of the hoodies. Easy DIY Macaroni Penguin costume tutorial Supplies: black hoodie or hooded sweatshirt white Read More... {Read More...}

Frankenstein Halloween Treats

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Check out Halloween Frankenstein treats by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com Halloween brings many reasons to bake with my daughter. Between school parties, playdates, and treats for neighbors, we've been having fun in the kitchen together. In my search for new baking ideas I found so many fun Frankenstein themed treats.  I created a collection of Frankenstein Halloween Treats on Foodie to add creativity to the treats we are sharing this Halloween.  With Read More... {Read More...}

Fall baby bump fashion

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Pregnant with my daughter six years ago, I had so much fun wearing maternity clothes. But looking back on all the photos taken during my pregnancy, I'm left wondering why I didn't make better fashion choices. Yikes. This time around I'm determined to wear comfy clothes while looking adorable. My very first maternity fashion post has one of my new favorite Fall ensembles including items from my closet and a new top and sweater from DownEast Basics. Although maternity clothes are made Read More... {Read More...}

Lets talk about domestic violence – The Purple Purse movement

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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Domestic violence is all around us. One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. 25% of women will be involved in an abusive relationship. The other 75% probably know someone affected by domestic violence. Even more surprising, two-thirds of Americans believe domestic violence is a problem yet just 1 in 3 have ever talked about it. I Read More... {Read More...}

Family Fun with Free KidQ app

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Scholastic. My daughter asks me questions all day long. Sometimes it's about the weather, or animals, or street signs. Sometimes it's about why flowers smell good or how many different types of birds live in Arizona. Sometimes it's about silly things she overheard my husband and I say. We have always told her asking questions is how we learn. She has never been shy with her curiosity and we don't discourage her hundreds of daily questions. Read More... {Read More...}