DIY - Maleficent Staff

My younger daughter is going as Princess Aurora for Halloween from this years Maleficent movie. She is what I like to call the easy costume child. I found a nice Coronation scene Aurora dress (thank you Target) and there’s her costume. My older daughter on the other hand wants to be Maleficent. But not just the “store bought I look nothing like the movie” Maleficent costume, but exactly like Angelina Jolie did in the christening scene where she curses baby Aurora. Long dress and complicated molded butterfly collar to match. And yes I showed her…

DIY - Leather Bat Necklace

Halloween and me have gotten off to a slow start this year. Why, I am not quite sure. It’s up there with my favourite Holidays of the year and I am still in the middle of fixing up my kids Halloween costumes and loving every second of that. But something has been missing for me this time around. What I do know is that I’ve been focusing more on subtle Halloween crafts and decor versus last years full on Alice in Wonderland front porch decor explosion. This year I made a fall wreath and put…

Ready. Set.  Inspire - Halloween Link Party Special Edition

We love Halloween around these neck of the woods. By woods I mean our home in the suburbs and this blog of mine. Costumes, pumpkins, kids crafts and the ability to shamelessly eat mini chocolate bars – it doesn’t get much better. Ok maybe Christmas but it’s up there with my favourite Holidays. One of my favourite projects I have ever shared on here is my older daughter’s homemade Snow White Evil Queen Halloween Costume. This year she is going as who else, Elsa. No I’m kidding it’s all about Maleficent. This kid loves villains….

That thing on the front door

Fall may be showing up on our calendar, but like good Canadian weather the month of September decided that now was the time for the season of Summer to show up instead. Seeing as summer hadn’t shown up, you know during the months it was supposed to. Not that I am not appreciative of warm weather. Our friends in Calgary are already covered in snow so I won’t whine about the weather. But I will say getting into a “Fall” mood, which is by far my favourite season of the year, is proving to a…