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Baby Girl Hobbit Costume

This is a homemade Hobbit costume for a baby girl. As a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan, it just makes me happy. My daughter, Aurora, is such a sweet, happy, and lovable girl. She loves being in the mountains and playing with the weeds, grass, and leaves which is of course, very hobbit-esk.

23 Genius Family Costume Themes

Halloween costumes are one of my all-time favorite things to see and make! Here are 23 genius family costume themes—impressively, many are homemade. Enjoy!! Napoleon Dynamite– One of the funniest movies brought to life. It really makes me so happy seeing these costumes! 2.   Angry Birds Costumes – These costumes turned out great. 3.  Monster Family

19 Fun Homemade Halloween Costumes for Ages 2-5

If you caught my Halloween costume post for babies and toddlers that I published a few days ago, you know how much I love making homemade Halloween costumes. I’ve rounded up some great ones that are not only darling, creative, and cute but are also inexpensive (and a few of them quite easy). Enjoy! 1. DIY

19 Darling Homemade Baby/Toddler Halloween Costumes

I love dressing my kids up for Halloween. It is so much fun for me. I admit I begin thinking about ideas of what they should be months before Halloween. I also love Trick-or-Treating and seeing the creativity of other parents and kids. This next week or two on my blog I’m having a Halloween

11 Inexpensive Fall Decorations

Fall is one of my favorite seasons (I love them all actually). The crisp fresh air, the colorful leaves, and the wearing of boots all make me very happy! I also love Autumn/Fall decor and decided to round up some amazing inexpensive crafts that you can make and decorate with—if desired. Enjoy! 1.  Dining Table Centerpiece

Date Stamp Teacher Gift

This is a fun and useful gift for a teacher that can be put together in 3 minutes and costs about $7.00. I just got a Distress ink pad (here), the roller date stamp (here), and threw in a few rolls of washi tape in a cute dish I bought for .50 cents at a garage

Teething Inspired Easter Basket

  Part of living a rich life on any income is being frugal. One way to be frugal is to dual-purpose gifts or as the old saying goes—’kill two birds with one stone.’ Our daughter is beginning to teethe, so for Easter I made her a teething inspired basket. This covers both the want to

Toddler Education and Activity Inspired Easter Basket

This year’s Easter Basket cost a little more than I usually spend, but since they are all items I was needing/wanting to purchase anyway, I decided to get them for Easter—and as the old saying goes, “kill a few birds with one stone”. Basket Contents I bought this blue basket at a thrift store for

Best-Rated Affordable Kid Gifts on Amazon for Under $10.00!

Sometimes I need ideas of what to buy my kids (or their friends) for Easter, Birthdays parties, Christmas, etc. I like to buy high quality items that are parent-and-kid-tested. I also want them to be affordable. I’ve spent quite a few hours searching Amazon for high quality gift items under $10.00. Most gifts are available

The Tale of Three Trees as a Center or Mantlepiece

  The Tale of Three Trees Christmas Centerpiece was inspired by this book. If you haven’t read it, I highly highly recommend it. This is my all time favorite Christmas folktale so I wanted something around my house to remind me of it. The center or mantelpiece is fairly easy to put together and should

How To Make a Small Wood Manger

Creating a wood manger is a fun yet meaningful craft for Christmas. You can hang it on the tree, display one anywhere you want, in a nativity scene, or use it for a larger item like the Tale of Three Trees centerpiece/mantelpiece I did here (tutorial here).   They are easy to make (children can help), are

How To Put on a Christmas Nativity Play at Home With Script, Songs, & Costume List

Every Christmas Eve since I can remember my extended family has celebrated together. We would eat a wonderful meal, chat for a bit, and then the kids would be excused to go prepare for the Nativity play. Acting out the Nativity play for the adults was and continues to be the highlight of Christmas for

Practical Ways to Keep the Holiday Season Stress-Free, Affordable, & Meaningful

This time of year it is easy to overspend and over stress. Recently, I wrote about three ways to have a stress free and affordable holiday season here and I’ve been doing my best to follow them. The three tips came recommended by SunTrust Bank on being meaningful with your means and cutting out stress

DIY Christmas Headband for a Baby Girl

Hi everyone, I’m Alex from AlexHaralson.com. I’m really excited to be guest posting here on Anita’s blog! Anita wanted me to share a Christmas craft with you and since she just had a baby girl, I figured what better than an adorable headband for that baby girl or yours! So what you’ll need is some

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