All you need: paper, scissors, tape & crayons.
October 31, 2012
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October 28, 2012
We do FOLLOW back and we really love all the comments!
2. Try to visit at least 4 blogs that interest you. Just don't throw your name into the link up, hoping to gain followers. Participate, make friends, and have fun! I know I have made a lot of great blog friends ;)
3. Feel free to grab the NEW button and display it on your sidebar or link it to the post.
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October 27, 2012
We are so happy to be working with the Chirp Shop. We think the Chirping Moms & Chirp Shop clothing are a perfect match! You know we love our little chicks, so polo shirts with a chick on them won us over pretty fast. The onesies are so soft & have awesome patterns under the collar. They look great under sweaters for the winter too.
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October 26, 2012
How fun is this polka dot tie?
The winner is Michelle C. Thank you for entering everyone!
October 25, 2012
So we are totally in Halloween mode around here---and what better way to get us in the festive mood than throwing a Halloween party for 90 PEOPLE! Yes, some may think Courtney and I are crazy, but together with one of our friends we organized a Halloween party for a social group that we are a part of. LOTS of kids, LOTS of chaos, but LOTS of fun!!!
So we wanted to share some of the great activities we had planned for the party because several of them would make some great last-minute Halloween projects to do with your children!
1. Ghost Pops: Wrap a lollipop with kleenex. Add eyes and month with a black marker. Tie a piece of black yard to make the head.
2. Paper Plate Pumpkins. You can either paint a plate or orange or keep it simple with an orange plate. Cut out eyes, nose, and mouth from black construction paper. Glue on to paper and voila, you have a jack-o-lantern.
3. Ghost Masks: We just got these pre-cut ghosts from the craft store on one of their fall sales! Add to craft stick and you have a little mask or puppet on a stick.
4. Halloween Candy Bracelets: Start with orange or black pipe cleaner. String Apple Jacks onto the pipe cleaner. Tie onto child's wrist to make a bracelet.
5. Q-Tip Skeletons: On construction paper, glue cotton swabs to make a skeleton body. Add arms and legs. Bend Q-Tips to make head. Add smiley face with crayon.
6. Coloring, Stamping, and Stickers: We had a table full of printable Halloween pages, crayons, Halloween stickers, and Halloween stampers. These create your own tables are always a hit with little ones!
7. Halloween Tattoos: We found some adorable tattoos from Oriental Trading. We just set them out with a bowl of water and sponges. Parents could apply tattoo without any extra assistance.
8. And everyone's favorite table...Cupcake Decorating. Volunteers brought pre-made cupcakes, tubs of icing, and sprinkles. Kids could decorate cupcakes as desired and EAT!!!!!
What a fun Halloween party we had!
Families brought in SO much food: donuts, pretzels/potato chips, fruit, pizza, and WAY too much candy. With all that sugar, there was lots of space for children to dance, run around, and just have fun! (And don't worry coffee was provided to keep the parents going on a Saturday morning!) We also set up a Halloween themed photo booth where parents could snap pictures of their children in their costumes. Props were provided (inflatable guitars, glasses, hats, silly noses, etc.) in front of a little backdrop. And one of our special activities was a pumpkin decorating contest. Families could bring in a painted, decorated, or carved pumpkin and were entered into a contest where the winner won a little something special from a local restaurant in town.
Check out the awesome pumpkin that won...
And of courses, we had to do a little decorating! We held the party in the local community center so although it was hard to go crazy with our small budget, we got a little creative, say hello to Mr. Frankenstein!
Hope you are enjoying the countdown to Halloween as much as we are!
All of these ideas and other great festive ideas will be shared on our Pinterest page here!
We are excited to be co-hosting a link up with Mommy Huh today all about Pinterest! We LOVE Pinterest, if you haven't been able to tell already, and are excited to be a part of this fun link party!
Link-ups are totally awesome! You get some new followers and discover some super-cool people to follow. Each week the Totally Social Link-Up will have a different focus. This is your one-stop-shop for linking up various social media accounts and similar interests. This week we are linking-up Pinterest!
Although Washington, D.C. has been hit with weather better associated with summer, our family has been enjoying the changing leaves and looking forward to Halloween! Here are a few of my Fave Fall Pins!
So true, right?
Just had to share this super-cute mason jar project.
This was a DIY project I ACTUALLY did! Tada!
See more Fall Pins!
* Follow a specific board, follow a few that interest you, or follow them all! Be kind and click 'like' for each user you are following in the linky below!
* You must follow your host: pinterest.com/dcworkingmommy/
* And our lovely co-hosts: pinterest.com/thechirpingmoms/ and pinterest.com/mizzjb8505/ and pinterest.com/RuffCreekCraft/
* Follow 3 or more others and get to know them!
* LINK-UP & ENJOY! I’ll be happy to follow all who do! :)
*** Only Pinterest accounts may participate in the link-up. Links to blog pages or other content will be removed without warning. ***
If you are interested in co-hosting a future link party, contact me! Next Week: Twitter
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October 24, 2012
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Want to see what my train-obsessed boys went crazy for on a special weekend away???
That's right---a real life version of Thomas!!!!!!!!!
We took a weekend away last month to Lancaster, PA to join in the fun at A Day Out With Thomas. We arrived and immediately the boys (and their Daddy) started searching for Thomas...
And not only did we see it, but we also got to ride on Thomas!!!!
A certain little 22 month old went CRAZY!!!!!!! He was in two year old heaven:) I love watching little ones joy come out...
We had such a great time at A Day out With Thomas! Not only did we get to ride on the Thomas train through the Amish countryside, but there were several train-related activities, toys, puzzles, and much more that kept them busy all through the morning. If you have a choo-choo loving child, it's definitely looking into the Day out With Thomas tour around the country! (And we also had a great weekend away in Lancaster, PA---a perfect weekend getaway with little ones. Outlet shops, Hershey World, Dutch Wonderland, Amish hands-on farms, corn mazes, and more...)
When we arrived home, we were even more thrilled to receive these train shirts in the mail from Revolution46. These boys LOVE their adorable train shirts---they are a constant part of my laundry load now because they are wearing them like crazy!
And wouldn't these would be perfect for any birthday celebration?!?! Since Andrew is almost two, I may just have to make a little choo-choo cake to go with the shirt!
Make sure to head on over to Revolution46 because they really make some cool and unique shirts for little ones. Revolution 46 also makes great big brother/big sister/little brother/little sister shirts, baby onesies, and lots more.