Feathers and Stripes American Flag Wreath tutorial

I rarely update our front door but the feathers and stripes American flag wreath is an easy and quick change to dress up your home entrance for patriotic holidays. With minimal supplies and just a few minutes, your guests will have a great American welcome for summer barbecues! American Flag Wreath tutorial Supplies (affiliate links provided for easy online shopping): wood craft ring  blue feather boa  white ribbon red tulle glue gun and hot glue Completely cover Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Galaxy Shirt Tutorial

I recently shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. We were celebrating Ratchet & Clank in theaters so our party had a space theme. The night before the segment was filmed live I made a DIY galaxy shirt. It took less than an hour to complete and I only used supplies I already had at home. The shirt turned out great and I wore it the next morning to the show. Because I made the shirt close to midnight the evening before, I shared the entire tutorial live on Read More... {Read More...}

Hockey Easter Basket

I'm mom to a seven year old child with so many unique interests. She loves school, science experiments and marine animals. She loves to swim, rollerblade and do cartwheels in the grass. She loves princesses, pink nail polish and twirly skirts. She also loves learning how to be a fierce hockey player. A hockey Easter basket with a pink helmet and practice equipment is the perfect delivery from the Easter bunny this year. Using a hockey helmet as a basket is genius for your hockey Read More... {Read More...}

Chinese New Year Printable Treat Bag Tag

Earlier this week I was invited to help celebrate Chinese New Year with P.F. Chang's Chinese New Year menu. The Chinese holiday is significant to my family because my seven year old daughter has been in a Mandarin Immersion elementary program for the past two years. She spends half of her classroom days with a Mandarin speaking teacher using very little English in the classroom. Prior to kindergarten, she did not speak the language or write the characters. In just two short years she can Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Toppers with the Chocolate Pen

My seven year old daughter loves to help in the kitchen. Especially so when it involves baking and decorating. Some of our favorite parties have included her baking ideas. The mind of a child has no creative boundaries except when mommy can't help put those plans in action. This week we received the Chocolate Pen and while my daughter thought it was the greatest kitchen gadget we ever received by mail, my eyes lit up too because we finally had a solution for her creative expression. Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Flittle blue fairy costume

When I think of the original Sleeping Beauty, fairies definitely come to mind. But the plump colorful fairies we remember from the original are not the ones making an appearance in Maleficent. Instead, the movie features three pixies with eclectic costumes. With my six year old daughter dressed as Maleficent, the baby in a baby Aurora costume, and my husband wearing his Maleficent crow costume, it only seemed fitting I make myself a Flittle costume. Because we all know the pixies as iconic Read More... {Read More...}

Easy DIY Octopus Costume

I have to give all the credit to my daughter on this costume. As the SeaWorld guest kid blogger, she always plans a fun costume idea for our visit to the Halloween Spooktacular. This year she was really excited to make her own octopus costume. The easy DIY octopus costume was all her idea. She was able to make the entire costume with just my supervision. Easy DIY Octopus Costume tutorial Supplies: long sleeve shirt three pairs of leggings, one pair must fit for actual leggings Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Baby Aurora Costume Tutorial

Our family always has fun themed Disney costumes for when we attend Mickey’s Halloween Party. This year my six year old daughter decided she was dressing up as Maleficent and I couldn't be more happy because her baby sister made the cutest baby Aurora! Knowing we wouldn't be able to purchase anything similar to the beautiful dress and bonnet worn in the movie, we decided to make our own. I can sew but had no idea how I would create that magical baby costume. A few days later my mom was Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Crow Costume Tutorial

Every year Halloween becomes a topic of discussion in our home several months before fall. We travel to Southern California frequently and Mickey’s Halloween Party is a favorite event during October. From the time she watched as Maleficent interrupted Elle Fanning's birthday song at the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, my six year old daughter has had plans to dress like the villain for Halloween. Her costume wouldn't be complete without her crow, Diaval. My Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Shark Week shirts for siblings

Shark Week is approaching and we are excited! My daughter has always been fascinated by marine animals and she loves learning about sharks during the fun week. Whether it's a Jaws movie night or a Discovery Channel episode marathon, our DIY shark week shirts are perfect for the occasion. This is baby's first Shark Week so we had to get her in on the fun. The silly sibling shark shirts took about half an hour to make and have already received a big thumbs up from my shark loving daughter. Her Read More... {Read More...}