{Review} LockerLookz personalizes back to school style

My girls are generally less than enthused about shopping for #2 pencils and wide ruled notebooks and 2 inch binders each year. Who cares about all that? Is it pink? What they really care about, at the end of each summer before school has started, is shopping for their new “look”. What will their personal…

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{Tutorial} Candy Leis for Graduation

Leis are a popular gift for graduates here in So. Cal. My older daughter was gifted with a beautiful orchid lei at her recent 8th grade graduation.  But I’d never seen a candy lei until my sitter started making one for a gift today. Tomorrow my 5th grader is also graduating. She’s moving up to…

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Star Wars Party: Disney Star Tours Style

Looking for some Disney Star Wars Party inspiration? I recently attended the opening of the new Star Tours attraction at Disneyland (this is a whole other post!) and the party to celebrate at the Disneyland Hotel. Wow. When Disney does a party, they do it well. You might not be able to spring for the…

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Thanksgiving Decor on the Chic & Cheap

I am so in love with this simple holiday craft from Allison Czarnecki of Petit Elefant. Click through to her pumpkin painting tutorial post to follow the shockingly simple steps she followed to achieve this gorgeousness. If I may rant for a moment, it’s so refreshing to see these. Nothing against orange and maroon, but…

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The Best Halloween Decor

My Favorite Everything (who seems to have so many of the same favorites as me!) has a spectacular Halloween round up, full of inspirations treats and decor. Shanna Coady is a clever curator and links to several other sites for inspiration, including Amy Atlas, who is the source for this picture.

80’s Birthday Party Ideas & Presents

If you are going to have an awesome 80’s birthday party, I suggest you have some awesome crafty blogger friends like my pals Carrie from This Mama Makes Stuff and Kelly from Just Spotted OC and According to Kelly. You may not recognize them here in their “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/Papa Don’t Preach” get…

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