Halloween is over, and boy was it fun. Mike and I spent the whole day baking while the kids were at school. We made three pumpkin pies, froze 6 bags of pumpkin and 3 bags of pumpkin pie mix and puree to use over the coming weeks, and then made ribs for dinner. This was after making sausage rolls, and an apple pie. We clearly love to eat, especially all of the fall goodies. Once the kids were home from school, fed, and a Halloween movie watched, we headed out to trick-or-treat. Mike couldn't help but get dressed up in costume to scare our neighborhood friends as they came by to collect candy. If you follow me on Instagram, my Insta Stories should still be live for the rest of the day.
The weather is actually beginning to feel a little like fall too. After being in the 100's last week, this week has been much cooler in the 60's and 70's. It's perfect! Although we are still waiting patiently for rain which seemed to successfully dodge our house yesterday. We've been getting into the fall spirit though and adding a little fall decor. Last week the kids and I made this fall paper chain garland, but the best part is that even though we made it in fall colors and prints it can be left up year round to remind everyone of the things we are grateful for.
We've been on summer vacation for over three weeks now. On the last day of school, the kids came home with piles of workbooks and papers from their classrooms. Some of those workbooks only had a few pages written in them and it seemed like such a waste to just throw them into the recycling bin, so when Marisol mentioned to me that she wanted to create her own summer bucket list and put together ideas for redecorating her bedroom I decided to create fun new journals for her.
If you'd like to make your own journals, head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom where I'm sharing the tutorial to make these.
Looking for a fun craft project for the kids this weekend? I'm sharing the perfect Valentine's Day craft over at Blissfully Domestic. But this one doesn't need to be taken down after the holiday is over, leave it up year-round.
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The new animated movie, STORKS, is coming to theaters this weekend. The kids and I are so excited to catch an advance local screening this week.
STORKS comes from the studio that delivered THE LEGO MOVIE and stars the voice talent of Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Katie Crown, Danny Trejo.
Forever in party planning mode, of course this movie made me think of baby showers. My son, who is almost 21, went to a baby shower last weekend. Of course he had no idea what to buy as a gift, so sent me a copy of their needs and I put together a little stork inspired package for the happy couple containing a few essentials. And that got me to thinking about how fun it would be to have a stork themed baby shower, especially for a gender reveal, which seems to be all the rage at the moment.
And so I made this fun stork piñata that would be perfect for a gender reveal baby shower.
You would simply fill it with all things pink or blue.
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