Halloween: Inside Out

The moment you have all been waiting for!  Our INSIDE OUT family!

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Starring…

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and

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We are always proud of our daughter but she really took the cake with this one.  She was set on making sure her body language spoke “Sadness.” From choosing Sadness as her costume to getting perfectly in character, this girl is a SUPERSTAR.

Yes, my husband and I do not have individual shots, but it took all we had to get those three and the group photo done. 🙂 Plus, we are neither as cute or as good of actors as these kids are.

Let’s not forget our dear patient, the pumpkin.  How awesome of a job did the hubs do??? We even picked up some blue light sticks for the full effect. By the way, he also shot all of our photos and edited them in one day. Best, most talented husband ever!

HAPPY HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!  Be safe, have lots of fun and eat tons of candy.

If you missed it, make sure to check out how I made the Joy, Disgust, Fear, Anger and Sadness costumes.

Halloween: Joy and Disgust Costumes

And last but not least…Joy and Disgust! Things have been pretty busy this Halloween weekend, so I will leave you with these shots of our costumes and you can probably tell who I will be and who my hubby will be.

Happy Halloween everyone and thanks for following our Inside Out costume series!

I will reveal final photos of us in our costumes on Halloween.  Make sure to follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

If you missed it, make sure to check out the Fear, Anger and Sadness costumes.

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Halloween: Fear Costume

This is Fear! My other twin baby boy will be Fear. He is not really scared all of the time, but he does have a very sweet and sad worried face.

His beanie was a little more complicated as it had the standard rounded top, so I enlisted the help of my BFF and seamstress, Lauren. Fear has one curlycue hair on top of his head.  This super fat purple pipe cleaner did the trick. (I have never had to write out “curlycue” before and I am not even sure if that is how you spell it!  Someone please enlighten me.)Fear also wears a bow tie and like the tie from Anger, I simply folded, glued and folded until I got the right shape.A hounds tooth patterned vest completed the top, another Lauren addition. Since the fabric was not that stretchy, we overlapped the two sides of the vest and left it to glue shut at the last minute, giving my baby’s cute belly some room to grow and breathe. 🙂Paired with some slacks and Fear is ready to go! As you can probably deduce by now, my husband and I will be Joy and Disgust and I will be sharing those tomorrow!

If you missed it, make sure to check out the Anger and Sadness costumes!

I will reveal final photos of us in our costumes on Halloween.  Make sure to follow me on Facebook or Instagram!

Halloween: Anger Costume

Next up is Anger! One of my twin boys will be Anger and he has the perfect mad face for it. 🙂 Since I didn’t want to use wigs on the babies, I decided to make them beanies instead. I have never made a beanie before but Anger has such a square face that a square beanie did not seem too complicated.  I used stretchy red fleece and also picked up some stiff felt for the flames that would be on top of his head.The hardest part was sewing the finished flames into the top of the beanie.  The material was very thick especially layered on top of each other.

In the movie, Anger’s outfit is pretty simple. White top, slacks and a red tie, he is all business. I found the perfect red pattern for an almost vintage feel for the tie. I’d like to say I had a method for constructing it, but I basically started with a piece of fabric and just glued, folded, glued, folded, glued, until I got the shape that I wanted.

To make it comfy, the tie was fabric glued onto a long sleeved white onesie.Baby khaki trousers completes the look.

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Three more costumes to go. If you missed it, see the Sadness costume here!

I will reveal final photos of us in our costumes on Halloween.  Make sure to follow me on Facebook or Instagram!

Halloween Treat Bags

My daughter and I worked on putting together treat bags for the trick-or-treaters. If you know me, then you know I love giving out goodie bags.  Here’s what’s inside this year.

I absolutely adore these drawstring bags from Oriental Trading.  Halloween for me is more cute than scary.  That probably says more about my life than I would care to admit. 🙂

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Also from Oriental Trading, I found Peanuts paper airplanes that come in a compact little package and are super easy to put together.  Even the big kids like paper airplanes, and by big I mean my adult male friends. (These were so popular, I think they sold out. I couldn’t find the link for this one but there are a lot more Halloween Peanuts items for sale!)

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Instead of glow in the dark light sticks, I chose glow in the dark Halloween stickers.

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And we didn’t forget the chocolate!  I know some people choose to do the opposite but we always pick the candy we like to eat since we know there will be leftovers.

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If you love to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters, you should try putting bags together.  The kids go bonkers over them and all it takes is a trip to the dollar store or even just putting your handful of candy in a goodie bag!

VDay Goodies

Here’s what is going in the VDay goodie bags this year!  I prefer non-candy goodie options, especially to this preschool age group.  Items are all from the dollar bin and put together with help from my almost 3 year old.  She had a blast picking out what should go in each bag.

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I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!

Christmas Wreath

My last post before Christmas is a super simple wreath. All you need is a premade wreath, I chose a silver tinsel one, some coordinating ornaments, and those cheap wire ornament hooks.

Once you figure out where you would like to place an ornament, pull the wire through and around the frame of the wreath.  A couple twists should secure it.To evenly spread out the colors, I started with the blues, then greens, then silvers as those blended into the wreath the most.

I love how it glistens in the sun and reflects our colorful Christmas lights.

 Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Tree Garland

Last year, I felt like our Christmas tree was missing something. It was filled with lights and ornaments but still did not feel full. I decided to make a traditional ringed garland out of felt so that I could reuse it year after year.

I cut colorful 1 inch by 5 inch strips… and glued the ends together with tacky glue in rainbow order.I made three separate strands so that it would be easier to work around the tree. (Actually I only string it 3/4 around the front. Shhh!) Between holidays, I use an embroidery hoop to store it and keep it from getting tangled.

Now, our tree now feels complete!