Ghosts of Halloween Costumes Past

Sometimes finding the best inspiration can be just from looking to the past. People gain inspiration from vintage decor and fashion all of the time, why not let that same inspiration happen with Halloween costumes?

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I know it sounds silly, but I have always loved dressing up for Halloween. I think it is because my mom always made it a point to make Halloween special. She always helped in classroom parties and made our costumes. That love of Halloween really rubbed off on me as I grew up.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to take a look back at some of my favorite costumes from Halloweens in the past and hope that they can inspire you this Halloween! I can’t believe how many of these costumes are coming back in style too!  [Read more…]

First Impressions of bareMinerals BarePro Foundation

If you aren’t a stranger around here, you already know that I am a huge fan of bareMinerals. I have tons of their products that I use on a daily basis. I was thrilled to hear about their new BarePro foundation and couldn’t wait to try it!

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The Famous Swing Dress, Maternity Style

You may have been living under a rock if you haven’t ever seen a version of a swing dress on the internet. They are SO popular right now! If you haven’t ever worn one, I will tell you why they are so popular… they are like wearing a nightgown! I own two swing dresses with short sleeves, but I wanted to add a long sleeved swing dress to my closet too.

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I LOVE this dress! My body seems to carry pregnancy weight in my arms and in my bottom and when I can kind of hide that, I am appreciative! I love that the long sleeves allow me to cover up my arms so that I don’t have to worry about being self conscious about them. [Read more…]

My New Favorite Shop: Mom and Daughter Look

I was given these items to review, but was in no other way compensated. Scroll to the bottom for a special 20% off code to Joules!

You know when you look at a store’s selection and think, “they just get me!”? That is exactly what happened when I was introduced to Joules while I was visiting NYC this summer. I met a couple of the ladies behind the brand and instantly fell in love with the pieces they had brought to share at the event.

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Joules is a British brand that designs clothing for the entire family! They carry footwear and accessories as well. They are even known to be worn by the royal family themselves!

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Amazing Family Halloween Costumes

I grew up going to a church Halloween party that was always a highlight of the season. Everyone got into the Halloween spirit, but one family would steal the show every year with their themed costumes. I knew that when I had a family of my own, I wanted to have a family theme for as long as my kids would participate! As soon as I became a mom, those dreams became a reality. I LOVE family Halloween costumes! I have searched and found some of my favorite Halloween costumes online, including some looks from my own Halloweens past.

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I just love to see what families choose to be together for Halloween. I think you can definitely tell when the kids have a say and when the choice was mostly made by the parents. No matter who chooses, I love any family who will dress up together! I hope you get some family Halloween costume inspiration! [Read more…]

Customized Children’s Book

We are serious book fans at our house! Having and educator as a husband, I have always known that books would play a big part in how our children were going to be raised. I am so grateful for his love of books because I just didn’t grow up loving books as much as he did. Seeing his love of reading rub off on our daughter has truly been a joy to watch.

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We are constantly on the look out for great children’s books. There are so many children’s books out there! It is sometimes hard to find books that are both enjoyable for the parent and the child to read. We definitely have our favorite authors that we know we can count on, but we are always on the lookout for more great books to add to our collection. [Read more…]

Creating Flawless Skin with Luminess Air Products and VIDEO

You probably already know that I love my Luminess Air makeup system. I just love how smooth my makeup looks when I use an airbrush to apply it! I also love that it lasts all day long, without any touching up. Luminess Air has a large variety of products that can be used with their air makeup system and I have really enjoyed trying out different products they offer to make my makeup look even better.

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Most recently, I tried out the Porcelain, X Out, and Eraser products from Luminess Air. I really love how well these products work together. They help [Read more…]

Spooky Black Light Lemonade Recipe

It is Throwback Thursday again! Today I am bringing you one of my all time favorite posts from the past. The Black Light Lemonade Recipe! The great part is that it only takes two ingredients and it is a huge hit at parties!

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DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

It is officially the time of year that I look forward to each and every year. When I first started making my family costumes, I didn’t mean to create the no sew theme that I did. But I am sure glad that I didn’t start out by sewing every costume because that would have never lasted! If you are new around these parts, this is the 5th year that I have created a new sew costume for my daughter. We end up having a family theme with all of us, but I usually just share the tutorial for her costume. I will be sharing our entire family look later, but today I am excited to show you my very own little Ninja Turtle! Here is my DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!


This costume was not only easy to make, but it was so fun too! The best part was definitely putting it on my daughter and seeing her instantly turn into a ninja. Its like she literally thought she was a Ninja Turtle!

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Obviously this costume would be pretty easy to turn into a boy’s costume as well. Just don’t include the tutu and the sparkly fabric and you are good to go! Just follow along with the instructions below to create your very own little half shell hero! [Read more…]

Non-Candy Halloween Idea and Printable

I’ve partnered with NESTLE® PURE LIFE® to create this post! Enjoy!

As you probably already know, my family has made some pretty big changes in the past year. We have wanted to be healthy for quite a while, but it wasn’t until the past year that we really took that goal seriously and made some major changes for our family. It has been a life changing experience and I am so grateful that we are doing it together! One thing that can be really difficult when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle is celebrating holidays. One holiday that can be a major problem is Halloween. The entire holiday is centered around candy!

I love the idea of having a non-candy option to hand out on Halloween, or to take to class parties! There are many families trying to live more nutritious lives and many children who suffer from allergies that prevent them from enjoying Halloween candy. Handing out an item that isn’t candy can be a really great option. NESTLE® PURE LIFE® “Share-A-Scare™” Halloween Bottles are a perfect non-candy option! They are small enough that they can fit in little hands and they have adorable Halloween images on them!

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