printable + Projects / Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019

Spooky Town Cake Topper Printable

October has hit and we’re ready with bells on, or maybe “bats on” is more appropriate term for the season? I’m not sure I can stress enough how much I love the Halloween season! The costumes, decorations, pumpkins patches and just the right amount of spook in the air. Oh, and did I mention the treats! Since we’re all about spreading that spooky cheer we teamed up with our cake master Courtney, from Cake by Courtney, to bring you not only the spookiest (and also cutest) cake topper around but also the most perfect spooky town cake to match it! So, Lars family, get ready to celebrate the cutest and spookiest Halloween yet with this amazing cake topper that is bound to make all of your Halloween dreams come true!

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DIY + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019

Mommy and me sun rainbow costume

Rainbow costumeWildbird has done it again and launched yet another line of the most lovely slings in the most lovely colors for this season! If you haven’t experiences a Wildbird sling yet you truly need to jump on board it was a game changer. Wildbird made time with Boo (Jasper) easy and productive (remember our collection?!). So we figured all you slinging’, and soon to be slinging, parents out there could use an easy and clever Halloween costume that not only looks amazing but accommodates your tiny human like this rainbow and sun mommy and me costume. Let’s be honest, I’d wear the jumpsuit every day of the year! And if I could, that adorable baby too!

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halloween + Projects / Friday, 4 Oct 2019

DIY Rainbow Pumpkin Arch

In another life, I think I should have been an architect. Or at least just an arch-themed one. You may have noticed by now that I have a bit of a thing for balloon themed arches. Lest we forget the flamingo balloon arch, the Rainbow arch, the heart arch…I think you get it, I love a good arch!

Of course, the problem with creating is that as soon as you finish one, you just want to do another, and I’ve had a hankering to make a new one as of late. As it turns out, our friends at Michaels were craving something colorful as well, so we teamed up to bring you what might just be one of my favorite arches yet. Behold, the Rainbow Pumpkin arch!
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Life + Music / Friday, 4 Oct 2019

Interview and Craft Sesh with Brooke White

To know her is to love her and today you will get to know her AND love her. I was honored to sit down with the one and only Brooke White, of American Idol fame, a couple of weeks ago and talk to her about her new album out TODAY. Calico is her version of Nashville (California + Country = CaliCo!). She never made out East as she thought she might (2 kids might do it to ya) so she brought it to her and you know what? She made gold! Admittedly, I’m not the biggest country music fan myself, but her vibe is California cool with a kick-back flavor. It’s everything you feel as you’re coasting PCH with the wild straw on one side and the great big blue on the other.

 

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019

October Book Club: We Have Always Lived in a Castle

Happy October, readers! ‘Tis the season of all things spooky! Since we’ve previously read some great classics—Frankenstein, Rebecca, and Dracula—we’re turning to one of America’s celebrated horror, mystery, and psychological suspense short story masters: Shirley Jackson. You may have read her famous story The Lottery, or The Haunting of Hill House. Her final novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, takes the creepy cake, though. This story involves members of an eccentric and now reclusive family, the Blackwoods. Merricat and her older sister Constance live with their Uncle Julian, the only members of the family still alive after the others died by poisoning. Who did it, who is the villain here, what exactly is going on, and why does the whole village despise them? This book’s unsettling undertone is perfect for a cozy, moody autumn evening. Enjoy! (Muhahaha…).

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Order We Have Always Lived in a Castle here