a pretty cool life.: October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Last second vampire teeth Halloween treats & printable (updated!)


If I didn't do things last second, someone would think I was abducted by aliens! :)


I put together these vampire teeth favors for the boys' school Halloween parties.  Non-food valentines were easy...but I was stumped for something fun and cute for Halloween.  I finally came up with these last night.


I had another idea about eyeball super balls, but apparently fangs beat eyeballs in the 5 and under crowd.  So fangs it is. :)

I made this little printable (UPDATED: click here to download) and took it to the office store to have it copied on orange paper.


I found the teeth in Target's Halloween section.


I also got a stack of plain orange paper for the backs.


I cut them all into 4x6 rectangles.


Then I fed them through my sewing machine.



I sewed one side at a time until I had a pouch formed.


I filled each with a set of fangs.


And sewed the top shut.


Easy as that!

xoxo

find me!
: : facebook
: : pinterest
: : instagram
: : twitter

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gingham placemats at Oh, Sweet Joy!


Eek!

I don't know how I forgot, but yesterday I shared a sewing tute for my rainbow of gingham placemats over at Oh, Sweet Joy!  It's such a quick and easy project...if you can sew a straight line, you can make them.

Perfect for a beginner, perfect for presents.

Go and see...and while you're there, you won't be able to help falling in love with Kim's awesome sense of style and handmade projects.  {Remember it's where I got the cake in a jar favor ideas??}

Hurry up.  Check it out!

xoxo

find me!
: : facebook
: : pinterest
: : instagram
: : twitter

Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY: peanut butter cups


We had a busy weekend filled with birthday parties and {another} trip to the pumpkin patch.  While the other four people in this house slept the afternoon away, I attempted DIY peanut butter cups.


I highly recommend spending naptime this way (that is, if you're not napping too!)


Original recipe found here.

I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I added another 1/3-ish cup chocolate chips (maybe I put too much in to start? I was running short by the end) and a bit more peanut butter.











And if you want another super simple 1 bowl candy recipe, try out my microwave caramels.  You'll love 'em.  Promise.


In case you ever wondered what behind the scenes of a blog post looks like around here...Captain America uses my table as a fort. :)

Have a good week, friends!
xoxo

find me!
: : facebook
: : pinterest
: : instagram
: : twitter

Saturday, October 20, 2012

instagramming.


A tiny peek into our lives, through filtered iphone pics.



Rearranging.


Pumpkin patching.


Chipotle eating.


Bento packing.


Not-on-purpose felting.


Carrot peeling.


Highlighting.

Iphone rescuing.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!
xoxo

find me!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

autumn tradition


Every year we make a trip out to the pumpkin patch.
Every year I take way too many pictures in the name of autumn love.
Every year I share here.
Enjoy.
xoxo




































find me!
: : facebook
: : pinterest
: : instagram
: : twitter

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails