Happy October and pumpkins and spice and everything nice everyone!  I know it seems so cliché, and yet, I love pumpkins and fall and my birthday month and the anticipation of the holidays coming.  (I don’t love the impending dark and cold, but we won’t think about that today.) In my Pinterest and internet wanderings …

It’s that time of year you start seeing an abundance of costumes, everywhere.  But at our house, costumes and imaginations and practicing greatness are not relegated to any specific time of the year.  In fact, pretty much everyday is a costume day at our house.  You never know if you visit if you will be …

In the world of DIY, a very important motivating factor is usually cost.  The fact that I can make it myself, cuts costs, but of course adds the time element, and oftentimes a quality element as well.  I started using drop cloths for things other than catching dripping paint several years ago and thought I …

It’s that time of year when people start thinking of costumes.  It’s kinda fun to watch the creativity, and see people try to win the most creative contest.  Whether there is an actual contest or not, there’s always some unspoken contest, similar to who brought the best dish at the church potluck.  At our house, …

Hello, everyone!  I’m here today to show you all how I made the pirate shirt out of a too big, already existing button up shirt.  Before I get into the tutorial I wanted to let you all know, that this and every other photo is available for pinning on Pinterest.  So if you think making a pirate …

Every year, we celebrate a birthday while camping.  Our little man wanted to have a party with some of his school friends this year so that is why we did his party a couple of weeks early this year (see this post on A Pirate Party.)  My little guy has become a bit obsessed with pirates this year.  …

We’re coming up close to the 4th of July.  I have a fun and easy project I wanted to share in case anyone out there wanted to do a vintage or historical theme in their celebrations on Independence Day. A couple of years ago my little history lover asked for a Civil War Birthday.  I went with a …

A couple years ago, my little history lover decided he wanted a Union Civil War Costume for his birthday.  I knew buying a ready made costume would be difficult to find around here.  I decided to embark on creating one, that would be higher quality in the end anyhow.  I ended up using a combination of three different patterns …

My son got it for a birthday present one year. A shirt: no pictures, or animals, no sports or superheros. On the front, simply was written: “I will make history.” Perhaps some would perceive it as obnoxious. But the truth be known, we all have an opportunity to make a difference. Of course it will look …