Morir Es Vivir! Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos By Expressing Your Morbid Side – Here’s an Easy Makeup Tutorial

Clarissa Dia De Los Muertos Final Look

Morir Es Vivir! (To die is to live) My familia really loves Dia De Los Muertos (Day of The Dead). I am no makeup pro. Clarissa and I experimented with face paint and came up with this simple tutorial to share with you. We hope this inspires you to get creative and try this at home!…

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The Secret Source for the Best Halloween Costumes in the OC

Goodwill OC Costume finds

Shopping for Halloween costumes for four children can get really pricy. Have you been to the OC Goodwill Boutique in Tustin? The OC Goodwill Boutique gave us a sneak peek of their fabulous Halloween section. It might not occur to you to shop secondhand for Halloween, but it should. There a million reasons why OC Goodwill…

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I Made Claire’s Outlander Cowl

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Ever since I started watching, I have been obsessed with the knit fashions on Outlander. They show up on each episode. It all started with Claire’s cowl though. The instant I saw it, I knew I was going to try and recreate it. I just hoped someone else would join me on that trek and…

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Amazing DIY Captain America Duct Tape Costume Made by an 11yo


My friend Shanna’s 11 year old son has blown his family and friends (and me!) away with this clever DIY duct tape costume that he made all by himself. It’s economical, creative and just incredibly executed. He originally got the idea one night when he could not sleep and started thinking about ways to make…

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Cool Colorful Keppies: Free Knit Kippot Pattern


I started making these colorful hats for a couple of reasons. My kids attend a Jewish Day school where they are required to wear a kippah or “yarmulke”, if you are old school or skullcap if you are really really old school. Of the three terms, I think I like kippa best. It sounds like…

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