Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]

18 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

For Halloween this year, don't go out and spend a lot of money on a costume that the kids will most likely only wear once. If you have never made your own costume, you're in for a treat.  Some of these amazing DIY Halloween costumes are so easy to recreate! And you can add your own touches to them to make the perfect costume for your kiddos. With so many amazing DIY costumes out there I thought I would gather some of our favorites to help inspire you to make your own for an extraordinary … [Read more...]

DIY Bubble Bath Halloween Costume

Splish, splash takin' a bath on a delightful Halloween night!  It's October which means it's time for Halloween costumes and today we are showing you how to have lots of squeaky clean fun on Halloween with our DIY Bubble Bath Halloween Costume. rr Halloween is creeping up on us and this month our Michaels Makers project is all about helping you get into the spirit with a unique DIY Halloween costume that takes little time to make and cost less than $15.  Whether you’re into spooky sights, … [Read more...]

Dress Up Suitcase Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared my first giveaway!  The winner of the Dress Up Suitcase is:Andrea & Ronnie who said: I 'liked' you on FB and I'm a follower :-) I'm loving your pink DIVA for my niece!Congratulations Andrea, send me a message so I can get your suitcase to you! I used Random.org to generate the winner, but for the life of me couldn't figure out how to include the screen shot!  :) … [Read more...]

Fancy Nancy Dress Up Suitcase & Giveaway

I recently made this custom suitcase for a customer and LOVE it!  It is one of my favorite suitcases that I have made and my daughter was very disappointed it wasn't for her! Inspired by the Fancy Nancy book series I created a suitcase to fit the birthday girls party theme "Posh Puppy."  I started by painting the base purple and then painted the sides with a black and white puppy print.  I hand painted Ooh La La on the front and then added flowers in a lighter shade of pink.  It wouldn't be … [Read more...]

Deer, Lamps & Shoes…Oh My

I have been writing 12 post a week for blogs lately...but I haven't been able to crank out even 1 for my own blog!  I have severely neglected my blog, partly because I haven't done anything crafty or amazing lately and partly because I am just so darn tired from work!I recently started consulting again and have been working for a social media company.  I have been working with interesting (and way outside my comfort zone) clients.  I have been spending my days writing about deer & hunting, … [Read more...]

Craft Show

I recently did a local craft show and I am finally getting around to posting pictures.  To say October was busy for us is an understatement and November is shaping up to be just as busy!I made lots of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items for the craft show and I also included picture frames, teacher gifts and dress up suitcases.  Preparing for a craft show is lots of work, I don't think I prepared a real meal that entire week for my family, but I had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing my … [Read more...]


I am excited to be participating in a fun event coming up later this month...Blogmania.  Today my dress up suitcases are being featured here, head over to learn more about me, some exciting giveaways and opportunities!Also visit my Etsy shop or my new Facebook page to become a fan of Giggles Galore n More! … [Read more...]

Lots of Lavender

A friend of mine has been redoing her sweet little girls bedroom and asked me to help her with a few projects. It's been fun and really makes me want to get started with Aubrey's room redo (can't find fabric I love for the bedding, yet. Anybody have a fabric source they love?)I made a custom cornice board, which turned out adorable, but of course I forgot to take pictures of it. She wanted it to match this sweet bedding from Land of Nod.I painted a a custom dress up suitcase for her. Love … [Read more...]

Time for Tea

Today was another windy day and the kids weren't very interested in playing outside. When I asked Aubrey what she wanted to do she cheerfully responded "Let's have a party" (oh, a girl after my own heart!)We pulled out the dress up suitcase, put on our favorite fancy clothes, set the table and found some yummy snacks.The kids had a blast and it was such a treat to just sit and enjoy their cute little personalities.Aubrey was the perfect hostess constantly refilling drinks (which the twins kept … [Read more...]