I am already working on getting my kids into the Halloween spirit by creating spooky activities they can join in on!
Our latest adventure is creating our very home handmade finger painted monster shirts. This is a great activity for toddlers or older kids as well. I had to add some final touches to each monster tee, but older kids could have a blast adding their own monster face, however my 1-year-old and 2-year-old are not quite ready to paint with such detail.
I love this activity too, because now my boys have a little keepsake from their toddler years that we could dress a stuffed animal in or make small pillow from once they grow out of it. It’s kinda like a never ended craft in that regard…
This is a rather inexpensive craft if you already have the supplies, you’ll just need to pick up some new shirts to paint on! Keep reading for more monster shirt activity inspiration:
Hey there internet! It’s been a loooong time since I have shared some ideas, style and stories with you. I’ve been a busy mom of two babies under the age of two-years-old, and it is not for the faint of heart. My greatest DIY project of all time has been figuring out motherhood along with creative ways for my kiddos to play and learn – and keeping the house somewhat clean (I don’t think a completely chaos free house will exist until my boys are 18 LOL! but I do love me some chaos… 😉 )
Now that my oldest has stopped putting absolutely everything in his mouth, I can finally whip up some fun sensory bins – and what is more fun than celebrating spooky season in August with a Halloween-themed sensory bin!
Are you planning to dress up with your family for Halloween this year? Even though this Halloween will be socially distant, there are still fun ways you can dress up and host a FaceTime or Zoom party with your family and friends and share your costumes with one another. This fall, I challenge you to try a fun virtual Halloween costume contest with your friends – head to your local Goodwill and thrift a look to surprise your friends with on Halloween night! You can even plan a fun Halloween photo shoot with your family in your own home with your costumes on to commemorate all hallows eve!
This fall, Goodwill Tulsa asked me to visit their retail store, including their Halloween Zone to show you how you can create some fun and easy Halloween costumes this season. Plus, did you know when you shop at Goodwill Tulsa your purchases help provide training and job placement services to people who have challenges in finding work. Shopping at Goodwill Tulsa also has a direct impact on people, the community and the environment.
Check out the Goodwill Tulsa website to see what you can expect from them to ensure your shopping experience is safe this season, along with details on their upcoming sales and specials!
I am so excited to share with you the three Halloween costumes I created from both new and used items all found at Goodwill Tulsa for my son and I! Keep reading for some frightfully fun costume inspirations:
Sometimes the best creepy Halloween decorations are the ones that you make! There’s nothing like celebrating the season by creating something that is eclectic that cannot be bought at a big box retailer.
While thrifting at Goodwill Tulsa, I found some great paintings that can easily transform into a creepy and charming scary accent for my Halloween display! I hope this idea inspires you to find something used and make it new again for the season.
Happy first day of fall! I was ecstatic when my favorite home decor retailer, Old Time Pottery reached out to me to ask if I would show off some of their amazing products this fall!
They have some of the best Halloween and fall decor at great prices. Can you believe I was able to create an entire porch scene for $100?!
This year, I decorated my parents front porch because my flowerbeds and house is an absolute mess since I have a six week old infant, plus I had a vision for a rustic, jack-o-lantern filled scene which complemented the stone facade of their home.
Take a look at how I styled their porch and some of the festive decorations you can pick up at your local Old Time Pottery store this season!
It’s the perfect Summerween pie: Franken-Lime! This citrusy, airy, creamy and light pie is a taste of summer with a spooky twist. My husband told me he looked more like Shrek than Frankenstein because I foolishly forgot his neck bolts, so don’t make the same mistake I did when you decorate and do Frankie proud by giving him some neck bolts!
I can’t say this is an actual key lime pie because I didn’t use key limes – just regular limes and lime juice but it can certainly be modified. Regardless, it’s delicious! It could be best described as a “lime custard pie”. Recipe below:
Happy Quarantine-O-Ween! The first of it’s kind where the online Halloween community decided to make the best of being stuck at home by having another Halloween. Let’s scare the pants off this virus!!!
I plan to watch a scary flick, work on a Halloween project and MAYBE even bust open a bag of candy corn to nosh on with some peanuts (my favorite!).
If you will be celebrating Quarantine-O-Ween, be sure to tag your photos #quarantineoween so we can all celebrate together and enjoy a taste of October during March.
I wanted to put together a fun and quick list of some costumes that are on trend with the times and can be pulled right out of your own closet. Keep reading to see FOUR different costume ideas you could be wearing for Quarantine-O-Ween 2020!
Despite what the groundhog says, it’s still winter in Oklahoma. Today is the first good snow we have had since 2011! So I thought it would be fitting to share my DIY Halloween Snowman (which was meant to be shared for Creepmas….but I have had some crazy life events happen that I can’t wait to share with you soon!).
I have had the idea for some time now to Halloween-ify a thrifted Christmas decor object, and what better object to Halloween-ify in the winter than a jovial snowman. I think I was inspired by on my favorite and the silliest winter horror film “Jack Frost” .
Keep reading to see the before and after of this spooky snow abomination…