a pretty cool life.: tent building and the night before halloween.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

tent building and the night before halloween.

This post sponsored by OshKosh B'gosh.  All opinions are my own.  As always, thanks for reading!! xoxo


I've had the Cakies A-frame tent on my to do list pretty much forever.  {Like...wanted to do this on Christmas Eve.  Last year.}  But anyway.  It's done now and it's an awesome addition to our family room. 


With three littles, forts and hiding spots and any excuse to use flashlights are big in this house...so of course I knew a tent of their own would be something they'd love.


And when OshKosh B'gosh challenged their holiday blogging partners to make a fort, I knew it was time to finally get my act together and do it.  

Rubyellen's tutorial does a great job of explaining dimensions and how to assemble the tent...so no need to do that here...but I did modify her directions by using heavier weight home dec fabric rather than a sheet and I also added non-slip rubber grips to the bottom of the tent posts because the whole thing was slipping and sliding and collapsing like crazy on our hardwood floors.  








While the boys were busy carving away at their pumpkins {and sister was busy squishing/throwing pumpkin guts...ugh}, I sneaked off to set up the tent and slip Hotel Transylvania into the dvd.  


I lined the tent with twinkly lights, filled it with cozy pillows and blankets, and put a few treats and glow sticks in their pumpkin buckets for fun.


When the boys were done carving {more like stabbing while my husband carved!}, we snuggled up, ordered a pizza, and enjoyed the show.  Such a fun night...and hopefully one they'll remember.  {You know...at least this part...NOT the part with me breaking up the fighting over the carving tools...or constantly telling them no to "just one more piece" of trick or treater candy...or me grumbling about pumpkin insides smeared on the floor...or my freak out over the uncapped Sharpie that's STILL missing...}


And in case you were wondering...a tent is just as much fun in the daytime as it is in the dark. :)


I won't lie...seeing the twinkly tent lights and their reflection on the floor has me super excited about the start of the holiday season and twinkly Christmas tree lights and all the fun that time of year brings. I'll be sharing a few more projects soon and some of my faves from the OshKosh B’gosh Holiday Shop...fun tees, cute corduroys and adorable dress-up outfits...totally perfect for holiday photos. {I'm hoping for more success than last year.  Ha!}

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2 comments:

  1. Love how it turned out and I have to agree that those twinkling lights make me ready for the holiday seasons ahead.

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  2. love the tent. i want to make one too. it's been on the to do list for awhile as well but i just haven't come up with somewhere they can set it up. space is at a premium in my house. speaking of christmas...watching tv last night i saw 4 christmas commercials already! they sure are starting early this year.

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