10.01.14

Kids Halloween Face Paint Ideas {With Pottery Barn Kids}

Happy October 1st! That means that there only 30 days until Halloween and we are going to live it up + share some great stuff along the way of our favorite holiday! A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to work with Pottery Barn Kids to create some easy Halloween face paint ideas for kids and we are so excited to share them with you today! Well we are here to show you a few fun and simple designs that you can do at home to really add to your kiddos Halloween costume looks! What little peanut doesn’t love face paint right?! It’s really no secret that we love PBK products around here and we full heartedly love their Halloween Costumes. They really are just about the cutest things we have ever seen, great quality and most importantly… warm! Check out some of our favorites below including the Puppy, Swan PrincessCrocodile, Black Cat, Lady Bug and Unicorn! If you are looking for a great pair of flats or “princess” shoes to go along with your Halloween costumes we couldn’t love Yosi Samra flats more!

 

A few tricks that we learned along the way is to always use a water based face paint brand instead of an oil based face paint to avoid smearing. We love the Snazaroo band because it’s really easy to use and just as easy to take off with some soap and water. You can order many shades online and this brand is also found in many craft stores. Check out the images below shot by Becky Kimball and for the full description on how to re-create these fun looks check out our Halloween Face Paint Templates on Pottery Barn Kids site!

 

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09.30.14

Fall Leaf Kids Art Project

It’s probably safe to say that we have quickly fallen in love with fall and everything that comes with it! Just the other day we went on a little nature walk in the mountains with our little peanuts. The fresh air was just what we needed and the kiddos loved doing something out of their normal routine and environment. There were so many new things to see including the changing colors and all of the fall leafs that instantly became a favorite to collect. We collected all different shapes and sizes and colors… the red one’s were our favorite! It really was a beautiful day and just what we needed to let loose and refresh a bit. We highly recommend it! Even if you don’t live near the mountains you can still do a fun nature walk at a local park or field. Let your little peanuts have fun collecting all sorts of fun fall objects like sticks, acorns, rocks and leafs.

 

So the next question is what to do with all your fall treasures once you have them home? Well we decided to make art pieces out of our leafs so we could display them around our home all season long! We gave our kids a plate with fall colored paint and let them paint the back of the leafs. The great thing about this art project is the more the colors get mixed around the better + prettier! Next stamp the leafs down on card stock and push down all of the edges of the leaf to get a good shape. Lift up the leaf and now you have one beautiful leaf print! We really could have done this all afternoon. Yes painting can get a little messy but if you set up a good space for it on your table with newspaper it’s totally worth it!

 

*TIP – if you are not going to be painting your leafs the same day you gather them, put them in a sealed baggy so they don’t dry out and crinkle.

 

Here are a few other fun fall craft projects for kids to check out: Apple Stamping | Milk Jug Lanterns | Halloween Art Project

 

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09.29.14

Haleigh’s Sweet Announcement

Happy Monday morning all!  We hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful fall weathered weekend we had.  Today we have a gorgeous post for you captured by the very talented Kylee Ann Photography.  Haleigh and Zach are expecting their first little one this December and we couldn’t be happier for them.  They are the cutest couple and we love they way they chose to share their wonderful news.

 

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09.26.14

Boys Fall Fashion Black is Back

Thank goodness it’s Friday and Fashion Friday at that! We have really been loving getting into the idea of fall fashion looks for little peanuts and we are currently craving dark neutrals like grays, blues and blacks for both boys and girls! A couple of weeks ago we shared some of our favorite black looks for girls that you can check out HERE! Today we are talking boys fashion and sharing a round-up of some of our favorite fall fashion pieces for boys in the shade of black and more black. Black will always be a classic color and all of these pieces can easily be paired with other items in your little dudes closet to create effortless yet stylish looks! Check out the sources below for the items.

 

 

 

1. Flannel Buffalo Check Shirt | 2. Cable Knit Beanie  | 3. Warmest Puffer Vest | 4. Long-Sleeve Henley | 5. Cardigan | 6. Black Skinny Jeans | 7. Raglan Baseball Tee | 8. Hi-Top Sneakers | 9. Marled Sweater | 10. Snorkel Jacket

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09.25.14

Caramel Filled Pumpkin Cookies

We have been craving anything pumpkin lately just had to whip up a batch of our favorite cookies… that is caramel filled pumpkin cookies to be exact! The recipe we have for pumpkin cookies is seriously delicious and a great base for many types of pumpkin cookies. You can add chocolate chips to them or you can even top them with a yummy cream cheese frosting! We are so excited to be guest contributing over on Pottery Barn Kids blog Building Blocks and sharing our favorite pumpkin cookie recipe with a little twist! Add some caramel squares to the middle + bake! Get the entire recipe and directions HERE! We will warn you now… you might just eat the entire batch yourself!

 

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09.24.14

Collected’s Halloween Shadow Puppets

Now that fall is officially here we are so excited to share with you this Halloween inspired craft for your little peanuts.  Brianna with Collected is a wife, mother, talented photographer and designer.  She has come with this darling craft that we are sharing with you today.

 

“My kids have been loving shadow puppets lately.  We have these puppets and often play with them before bedtime!  Halloween is the PERFECT time for shadow puppets so here are some not-so-spooky characters!
 
To make these, start by printing this downloadable file on white or black card stock (you can still see the ink on the black card stock).  Cut out the shapes using scissors and/or a sharp craft knife.  Attach the shapes onto craft sticks or straws.  Now all you’ll need is a flashlight (the one on your phone works great), a dark room and kids who are ready for some Halloween fun!”


- DOWNLOAD Black Halloween Shadow Puppets to print on white paper HERE
- DOWNLOAD Halloween Shadow Puppets to print on black paper HERE


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