When Louisa said she wanted to have a unicorn themed party for her 5th birthday, I was ALL IN. I figured we’d do a few activities/ crafts, have a snack and then be done! Turns out, we plowed through FIVE projects, so I’m glad I was prepared!
I love figuring out ways to decorate for holidays without being too cliche or over the top. This year, I’m crazy about our Halloween foyer. I had some fun with a few of the classics like bats and a skeleton, but ultimately love that this space fits the elegant nature of room and doesn’t hit you over the head with “Halloween”!
With five kids in school, the volume of papers coming home is intense. MANY of those papers aren’t important but that means lots of them ARE! I needed a better system than piles of paper on the counter. Thankfully, it didn’t take much brain power to make sense of our family papers, so I thought I’d share what worked for us here!
I know it’s a running joke that as a DIYer we tend to make things that take 2x as long and cost 2x as much when we could just buy it. Guilty as charged. But, today I’m sharing a NO SEW mermaid costume. Truthfully I’m not sure it IS more expensive than buying one, but regardless… there’s something so fun about handmade Halloween costumes to me and I will always aim for the DIY if I can!