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Samwise Gamgee Costume for a Toddler

My son’s best friend, Asher dressed up as Samwise Gamgee to complete the cute little Hobbit trio (my son as Frodo here and my daughter as a baby girl hobbit here). Asher was so calm and happy and loved being in the mountains. He is quite the rock climber! To make a Samwise Gamgee costume…

Frodo Halloween Costume for a Toddler

I love The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. So, I am having my son (who looks kind of like Frodo) dress up like him for Halloween. My daughter was a Baby Girl Hobbit (photos here) and their friend Asher was Samwise Gamgee (post coming in the next day or two). Overall the costume

11 Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

I love great homemade costumes. It is even funner to see handmade costumes for couples. I hope you enjoy these 11 as well… 1. Bob Ross and Happy Tree – The best part is the costumes are pretty dang easy to make. 2. DIY Minnie and Mickey Mouse – A classic! 3. American Gothic – Re-create the famous

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

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