Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide

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Hey there friends! Have you started your Christmas shopping? One of my favorite ways to shop for the holidays is online. I love beating the crowds and shopping right at home, in my jammies, with my coffee and my computer on my couch. Ya feel me? 

One of the biggest trends this year in home decor is the farmhouse style. I have to admit, I love it myself! Do you have any friends or relatives who love farmhouse decor too? Today I’m sharing all my favorites right here in this Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide. 

Farmhouse Command Station

Antique Wooden Wall Coat Hooks

Metal Milk Pitcher

Wire Berry Baskets

Mason Jar Measuring Cup Set

Set of 3 Tobacco Baskets

Real Cotton Wreath

Farmhouse Sign

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Antique Iron Scale

Rustic Windmill Clock

Barn Wood Open Box Shelving

Clawfoot Bathtub Planter

Tin Bread Box

Faux Boxwood Wreath
 

So many fun farmhouse items! Do you have any on your wish list? I would love that scale and that bread container for my kitchen. But petty much everything on this list gives me all the heart eyes. 

I hope you find this gift guide helpful in your shopping! I’ll see you tomorrow for a fun Christmas craft that also makes a great gift! 

This post is sponsored by Renee Montgomery, AZ Realtor. 

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Must Have Harry Potter Gift Guide

Hi all! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today with our last gift guide for the month! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so I thought I’d gather up all my favorite HP gift ideas (I’ve added a bunch of these to my list too)! Check out this Must Have Harry Potter Gift Guide… perfect for the Harry Potter fans in your life.

Well, you can’t start a Harry Potter gift guide without the books right?! Check out this great paperback Harry Potter book set!

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit (we have this and it’s super fun!)

Harry Potter Bag

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Harry Potter Wand

Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Harry Potter Ornament

Hogwarts Wax Seal and Candle Set

Hogwarts Library

Hermione’s Time Turner

Hufflepuff Cup

Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes Shirt

6TN Mens Weasley's Wizard Wheezes T Shirt ( Small )

Harry Potter Letter Wallet

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Nanoscene Gryffindor Tower

Harry Potter Jigsaw Puzzle

Gringotts Bank Ornament

Marauder’s Map Mug – goes from black to color with heat!

Happiness Dumbledore Quote Print

Hogwarts Battle Game

Do you have any Harry Potter fans on your gift list?! Hopefully this has helped you out!

Come back next week for more fun tips and ideas!

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Handmade Gift Guide

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We’re continuing our theme the next two weeks of bringing you the best of the best holiday gift ideas!

We all have that one person that’s hard to buy for. Or the friend who already seems to have everything. Or someone that we just want to find something super special for. Enter in… the handmade gift guide!

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
For these types of family and friends, I often find that buying something handmade is just what is needed! Handmade items tend to be unique, can often be customized or personalized, and come in all shapes and sizes. And it just feels so good to support handmade!

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Antique Botanical Prints

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Handmade Natural Soap

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Herringbone Cutting Board

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Tree Ring Hand-printed Cloth Napkins

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Test Tube Flower Bud Vase

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Hand Stamped Coordinates Necklace

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Bacon and Bourbon Candle

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Boss Lady Mug

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Rose Gold Slate Coasters

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Organic Bath Bombs

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Mama Bear Necklace

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Puzzle Piece Wood Ornaments

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Marble Print Zipper Pouch

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Rustic State Signs

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Vintage Spoon Herb Markers

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Wanderlust Map & Compass Necklace

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Chunky Merino Wool Blanket

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Embossed Rolling Pin

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Inspirational Watercolor Print

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Star Wars Vinyl Record Wall Clock

 

A little bit of something for everybody, right?

Must Have Craft Tips & More!
Don’t miss next week when we share one last gift guide for the holidays!

 

 

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I Love Lucy Costume

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You guys. I can’t even tell you how stinking excited I am to share this costume with y’all. When my daughter told me 6 months ago (we like to plan ahead) that she wanted to be Lucille Ball for Halloween, I was thrilled. What a fun costume idea! They don’t make super cute I Love Lucy costumes for kids… and if they do, they are super pricey yet cheap looking. So DIY was a must, but it was actually a really simple costume to put together. Take a look of our version of Lucille Ball in this I Love Lucy costume…

My Luci (yes, that’s my daughter’s name) LOVES Lucille Ball and knows pretty much everything about her. So she is well versed in practicing her facial expressions and silly antics… and of course yelling “Ricky!!” LOL! 

For this costume, I made the apron and the pearl necklace and earring set. I used white fabric, lace, ribbon, and red felt (for the heart!) for the apron. I glued everything together with fabric glue… no sewing! I used white puff paint to mock I Love Lucy like the logo. The necklace I strung together using faux pearls and I made the earrings by gluing two faux pearls to earring studs. We ordered the polka dot dress from Amazon and found the black ballet flats at Walmart, but there are similar shoes on Amazon. The red bandanna is from JoAnn, but you can get it on Amazon as well too.  It’s always easier to order it all online and have it shipped right to your door, in my opinion!

We found a tutorial for her cute hair style online and used a lot of bobby pins and hairspray, but it turned out so cute. We couldn’t find a good wig for kids and we opted not to dye my Luci’s hair, so I think this was a great compromise. 

Plus a little red lipstick… because obviously Lucy wears red lipstick… and your I Love Lucy costume is complete! So fun, right?!

I know y’all don’t have time to make this costume for this Halloween, but PIN IT for later so you can find it easily for future Halloweens. 

Doesn’t she make the perfect Lucy?! We had SO MUCH FUN making this costume… and my daughter totally sells it! Such a ham… I just adore the heck out of her.

Thanks so much for stopping  by friends! Have a fantastic weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Gagets and Tools Gift Guide

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Happy Friday everyone! There are only 9 Fridays left, including today, until Christmas! SAY WHAT?! It’s Allison here this week with more gift ideas for you to help you do a little shopping so you can be done well before Christmas. This gadgets and tools gift guide is full of products we love that we use in our home. 
 
 
 
I’ll start in the kitchen with a few things we really like.
 
 

Make veggie pasta with a Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer. There are larger systems out there but this one works great and takes up much less room than a large machine.  

 

 
I think Instant Pots are the latest rage but it really is a fabulous appliance you should have in your kitchen. It makes things so fast but I also love the slow cooker option.
 
 
My husband loves avocados, and he loves having an avocado slicer. This one has a knife, a spot to get out the pit, plus the slicer. It makes it that much faster to enjoy that avocado.
 

 

 Have some that loves to cook? How about getting them a unique chef knife? You can even get it engraved! Don’t have anyone that would like a chef knife? AIM Blades has hatchets, smaller knives, axes and more and all of them can be personalized.
 
 
Leaving the kitchen and moving towards some tools or other things we love.
 
 Have small kids, own a small business, involved in sports, or go camping a lot? This Collapsible Utility Wagon from Mac Sports is perfect or all of those! This wagon is sturdy, folds up nicely for travel, and the wheels are great. There is even a more heavy duty option with bigger wheels for rougher use. 
 
 We do a TON of house and other diy projects in my house and I love having a paint sprayer to get the job done more efficiently. This sprayer from Home Right works amazingly.
 
 My husband has one of these Leatherman Multi-tool and it lives on his belt. I even have a mini version I carry around in my purse. It has so many tools on it that it can help you with all your needs. So handy!
 
 This Little Giant Ladder is far from little! It is heavy duty, sturdy and meets all your ladder needs. Painting on a stairway? You can adjust the ladder to be uneven and placed on multiple steps to help you reach what you need. Flip it all the way open and make it one long extension ladder, it can help you with any of your ladder needs.
 
 Someone in your life enjoy building furniture or cabinets? The Pocket Hole Jig from Kreg is the best tool to give them to help hide all those screws.
 
What are some of your favorite tools or gadgets that would make a perfect gift? Stay tuned next week for more gift ideas to help get your holiday shopping complete. 
 

 
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Easy Nancy Drew Costume

Hi y’all! It’s been a busy week on the blog, and I’m back again to share a super simple but fun Halloween costume with you! We had our homeschool Halloween party at the park this morning, so we needed to come up with a fun costume idea that we could easy put together and could be played in easily as well. My daughter (age 9) is super into mastery books right now, so we decided on this easy Nancy Drew costume and it turned out really cute!

We had most of what was needed for the costume on hand and the rest we pieced together using dollar store items. But doesn’t she look so cute as Nancy Drew?! I love it!

This costume is fun because you need props to make it work. You need a longer coat that buttons up or can tie around the waist, a ‘detective’ style hat, sunglasses and a few other fun things…

Nancy Drew carries her TOP SECRET notebook with her to keep track of her clues and solved cases. We found a faux leather notebook at the store and added tape with the words “TOP SECRET” in red.

Nancy Drew also needs a magnifying glass to look at clues more closely. We have magnifying glasses in our science kits, but you can find them at the dollar store as well.

Nancy Drew also needs to dust for finger prints… so be sure to get a small brush (a makeup brush works well or a brush from an excavation kit) for one of the props.

Nancy Drew also needs a map for whatever case she is working on… this also helps her keep track of clues! 

And since Nancy Drew is always working on solving cases, it only makes sense that she was working on one this morning at the park! Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Jack-o-Lantern… SOLVED! 

We had so much fun with this costume idea! Do your kids like dressing up as book characters too?

Okay friends, I’ve got one more Halloween costume idea coming at you this week and it’s my favorite one to date! Giddy with excitement is an understatement! 

 

DIY Sugar Skulls

Hi makers! We are gearing up for our annual homeschool Halloween party tomorrow and we are super excited. My daughter and her friend are in charge of decorating and they decided to go with sugar skulls this year. So we decided to make our very own DIY Sugar Skulls using supplies from the dollar store!

To make your own you will need:

  • plastic skulls
  • faux flowers
  • glitter
  • black Sharpie marker
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • hot glue/gun

Almost all of these items can be purchased at your local Dollar Tree! If you don’t have Mod Podge, you can totally use white liquid glue like Elmer’s.

First this you’re going to do is paint the areas you want glittered with the Mod Podge. 

Then sprinkle the glitter in the areas with glue and allow some dry time. Take a damp paper towel to wipe off any extra glitter.

Next, pull the faux flowers of the stems and trim as needed. Using your hot glue, adhere the flowers in a crown shape at the top of the plastic skull. Repeat until you have the amount of flowers desired.

Last, use your black Sharpie to draw designs on the skull. The key is to be symmetrical… whatever you draw on one side of your skull, be sure to draw it on the other. Lots of curly lines, dots, hearts, flowers, and lace shapes! 

And that’s it! Won’t these look great for the Halloween table centerpieces?! I love how the turned out and my daughter (age 9) did almost all of it herself! We had most of the supplies on hand, so we only spent about $4 on skulls and flowers. It was a fun Halloween project! Let us know if you decide to make any DIY Sugar Skulls!

We’ve still got 2 more Halloween costume ideas coming at you this week! Can’t wait to share them with y’all!

Starbucks Frappuccino Costume

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Hello there Makers! About a month or so ago my best friend’s daughter showed me a picture of what she wanted to be for Halloween this year. Since my best friend gets minor heart palpitations from crafting, I offered to help make it for her and you guys… it turned out so cute! Check out Livi in her DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Costume!

Way too cute, right?! We searched for tutorials on Pinterest and had no luck, so we decided to improvise and figure it out on our own. We took one of Livi’s older white dresses and dyed it this pretty brown color by mixing a dark brown dye and a tan dye. After rinsing and drying the dress, I added a thick piece of green ribbon to the waste with fabric glue. If you wanted to you could also sew it on. Then we printed the Starbucks logo on a piece of iron-on photo paper. We followed the directions on the package and it worked perfectly for this costume.

For the frappuccino’s whip cream, we decided to get a soft white fabric and make an infinity scarf with it. I cut a yard of the fabric in half and hand sewed it end to end in a circle. Then we double wrapped it around her neck. Perfect and comfy! 

The straw portion of the frappuccino costume was super fun to create. We used a white headband, white (thick) felt, brown puff paint, hot glue, green craft paint, and a paper towel tube! I trimmed down the tube and painted it green. I cute out two pieces of the thick, white felt in a curvy shape and hot glued the end of the paper towel tube to the center of one piece of felt. I sandwiched the headband in between the two pieces of felt and hot glued them all together. Then I added a drizzle of “caramel” with the brown puff paint. It turned out SO CUTE!

Miss Liv was very happy with the finished costume, which make my heart soar! So glad we could bring her costume to life for her. The girl’s cannot wait to go trick-or-treating together this year! 

What are your kids dressing up as this year? Do you like to make or buy your costumes?

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Keep your eyes peeled for two more fun kids costumes…. Nancy Drew and I Love Lucy! 

 

Emoji Jack-o-Lantern Shirts

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Hello makers! I am having so much fun crafting and decorating for Halloween this year! Over the weekend my daughter and her best friend had the cutest idea for Halloween shirts. So of course we had to make them. Check out our DIY Emoji Jack-o-Lantern Shirts!

They are emoji obsessed… are your kids too? I love the way they turned out and they were really easy to make. I designed the image using the Silhouette Design Studio and cut out the image on HTV (heat transfer vinyl) using my Silhouette Cameo. I used orange shirts and black heat transfer vinyl, but you can be as creative as you want!

After weeding the HTV, we placed the image on the shirt where we wanted it…

Put a piece of fabric over the top and ironed it on. You need high heat and lots of pressure when using an iron. 

After the HTV adheres to the shirt, peel off the clear backing.

Now it’s ready to wear!

I love that the girls are matching… such cute besties!

They did a great job making their shirts and had so much fun doing it together! If you’d like to make a few Emoji Jack-o-Lantern Shirts, here’s the free cut file for the Silhouette. Let me know if you make them! The girls will be tickled. 

Have you made any fun Halloween shirts for you or the kids?! We love making our own shirts for various occasions… holidays, birthdays, vacations… just give me a reason and I’ll whip one up!

Thanks for stopping by today… be on the look out for some fun costumes that I made! Can’t wait to share them with y’all! 

Ultimate Mermaid Gift Guide

Hello friends and Happy Friday! Did you know we are down to ten Fridays until Christmas?! And that’s including today! I don’t know about you, but I like to start my Christmas shopping list (aka: Amazon wish list) around this time so that I can be sure to snag up those deals and shop leisurely through the next two months. I’m not big on going into the stores for Black Friday anymore; I’d rather shop from my couch in my jammies. One of the biggest trends right now is mermaids. I consider myself a mermaid fan and we just recently redid my daughter’s bedroom, which was also inspired by mermaids. So I thought today I share all of my favorites. Here is the Ultimate Mermaid Gift Guide for those mermaid lovers in your life!

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Bojo Mermaid Mug

Mermaid Tail Blanket for kids, teens, and adults

Purple Mermaid Linen Pillow

Mermaid Hair Don’t Care Sweatshirt
 

Alex and Ani Mermaid Bracelet, comes in gold and silver

Wave Ring, in gold and silver

Mermaid Trucker Hat

Colorful Mermaid Scale Sneakers for women

Mermaid Makeup Brushes

Glittery Mermaid Phone Case for iPhone 7 plus

Mermaid Coloring Book

Two layer Mermaid Tail Necklace

Erin Condren Mermaid Planner Page Set
 

I’m Actually A Mermaid Disney Clutch

Shhh…Mermaid Sleeping Sign

And those are my top picks for all things mermaid! I know your mermaid loving kids and friends will love these fun gift ideas! Which is your favorite?

Join us next week Friday for more awesome gift guides to help you with your shopping this holiday season!

 

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