Ever since I made the ping pong ball LED lights a few months back I’ve been planning on making a spooky eyeball version for Halloween. It’s made with LED lights so it’s safe (they don’t get hot) and it makes things super creepy, day or night.
Keep reading to see how to make a fun strand for Halloween in 3 easy steps…
Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers and Sarah Iveson
by fashion editor Ashley
What’s black and white and blush all over? This weeks fab finds under $40! ALSO! J.Crew has a bunch of swimwear on sale and there are one piece swimsuits for $5 and $10! I may or may not have ordered 5 suits. There are a lot of other great things on sale as well. All sale items are an extra 30% off, some an extra 50% off! Happy weekend. Happy shopping!
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I’m in the mountains of Utah now and fall is killing it here. It’s satisfying that New England fall craving just a bit. I’m just obsessed with this season! So I have another fun seasonal craft today, these candy corn muslin bags. Just in time for that Halloween party or to hand out goodies in to trick or treaters that come to your door. So simple to make and I love the festive colors. I won’t even judge you a teeny tiny bit if you fill them up with candy corns for yourself just as a reward for making it through the week. This tutorial is in a fun video format today, hope you enjoy it:
by fashion editor Ashley
As adults, dressing up for Halloween isn’t always an option (especially in the work place). Here is a round up of Halloween inspired pieces to spice up your wardrobe this season!
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Edible crafts are the perfect Halloween after school activity to do with kids. For this project I was inspired by the sesame street monsters. Their crazy furry heads and huge buggy eyes are so silly and nostalgic of my childhood. Sadly though, this generation of kids only know Monsters Inc. monsters (which ok fine would work okay I guess). These marshmallow monsters would be cute to make for a Sesame Street or Monsters Inc. kids party too, don’t you think?
The thing that makes this so fun is that kids can really make any crazy monster heads they want. There are so many candies you can use here and no wrong way to make a monster.
Keep reading to see how we made them and what the kids thought!
Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sarah Albers and thanks to Henry’s little friend Viv for joining in on a fun marshmallow-y playdate. See more after school kid craft ideas right here.
by food contributor Brittany
Have you ever tried making your own soaps? After researching the topic I was shocked how easy they were to DIY and what a nice, simple touch they are next to the faucet or for bath time with the kids. Also, wouldn’t they make amazing gifts for the holidays too all packaged up? Just be sure they know that they’re soap and not candy! Using mini cookie cutters you could create any shape you want. We made these in the shape and colors of fall leaves.
Here’s how we made them…
Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers
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We’re headed up to Point Reyes right now on a little 10 yr anniversary trip. Our friends are watching the kids for one day and then we’ll be exploring and hiking together as as family the second day. On Sunday Edie and I are flying out to Utah for the week for a not so fun reason, a funeral of a close and much loved uncle. There will be lots of family to see though and my parents are even coming back from Tokyo so we’re happy to be able to spend a little time with them, even though it’s on such a sad note. I’m hoping Edie will cheer everyone up though, she’s pretty good at bringing the rainbows and charm. Posting will be a little lighter this coming week and I might be slow on emails while we’re traveling. Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful fall weather. Image above from our trip to the Pumpkin Patch earlier this week, aren’t those fall colors amazing? Here are some links to explore:
Fake a blow out with a curling iron
Super cozy handwoven blanket for fall evenings
Bah! Jordan’s Ira Glass hipster costume is on the Tonight Show! (and Jimmy is a fan)
Map of where and when to see fall foliage around the country
Huge crush on these fall boots
A pineapple jack o lantern. YES.
Floral quilt perfection
This fall stew looks amazing
This whole site: How to become an adult in 468 easy (ish) steps
And some Columbus Day weekend sales: 30% off select fall items at Madewell, (these black jeans), 50% off everything at LOFT (this sweater ), 50% off at Aldo (these $22 red flats), everything 15-50% off at Old Navy (these $6 baby skeleton pjs ), 30% off full priced styles at J.Crew (these wool pants)
This last family of three costume is a classic! Where’s Waldo is not only cute and charming but it totally vibes with your striped nautical wardrobe so it’s super easy for a last minute costume! Be prepared to get lost a lot at the party, “You haven’t seen…Waldo have you?”. See all family costume idea here and all our Halloween costume ideas right here.
Huge thanks to our awesome family that modeled the family costumes this week: Matt, Heather and sweet May Mildenstein (who makes a fantastic royal baby don’t you think?). Photography by the fabulous Ashley Thalman based out of Utah. Stellar styling by Sarah Larsen and her crafty assistant Stephanie Larsen. Produced by site manager Ashley Aikele who kept things rolling so smoothly, and with creative direction by myself, Liz Stanley.
Keep reading to see more details on this costume…
By fashion editor Ashley
If you aren’t feeling up to DIYing this year’s Halloween costumes, here are 10 simple and cute costumes to buy under $30!
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>