DIY No Sew Superhero Cape #DIY

DIY No Sew Superhero Cape

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This was another super fun project we decided to test out for the Color Vibe in Lafayette next month.  This DIY Superhero cape would also be perfect for Mardi Gras, Halloween, or just boys dress up fun!  My son is 10 and still thought this was a lot of fun :D  There are tons of no sew cape ideas out on the web and we kind of did a compilation of a few we saw on the web and one that a freind of ours showed us.  This really is so easy; you can make it as simple or complicated as you like.  I can already see sparkles and glitter coming for my girls.  He was a little embarrassed that I made him go outside in it for pictures LOL  In the end, it was a lot of fun for everyone!  Now, we’re all ready to get dressed up for the Color Vibe next month!  I hope you enjoy this project as much as we did :D

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Gather your supplies:

  • Fabric glue
  • Red, white, & blue felt squares (They sell them in the craft section at Walmart for $0.25 each)
  • White t-shirt one size larger than the person you’re making the cape for wears
  • Scissors
  • Circle cut out ~ You can print my pattern HERE

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Get to creating:

  • Lay the t-shirt out flat and cut along the side, under the arm of the shirt then cut along the back of the arm and along the shoulder seam and neck seam. Cut down the other side of the tshirt until all that is left is the neck band and back of the shirt.
  • Cut out 3 different size circles in alternating red and white from larger to smaller as seen in the picture below.
  • Glue the large red circle to the t-shirt then glue the smaller white circle to the large red circle, then glue the smallest red circle to the white circle until you have a red/white stripe/circle pattern.
  • Cut out the letter of your child’s first name in blue felt and glue to the center of the red and white pattern as seen below.
  • Allow the glue to dry for 4 hours then enjoy! You will still be able to slip the top of the t-shirt over the child’s head, which worked out perfectly for us :D

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DIY No Sew Tutu

DIY No Sew Tutu

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We absolutely loved making this DIY no sew tutu.  We have made many of these over the years for lots of different occasions.  This time we’re making it for the Color Vibe 5K coming to Lafayette next month.  I think the last time we made one was for Valentine’s Day last year.  We have also made them for Mardi Gras, Easter, and Christmas.  These are so much fun!  Oh yeah, we made them for all of us for the St. Jude 5K a few months back :D  It is always fun to find a reason to wear a tutu.  My 16 year old daughter loves putting one on as much as my 8 year old daughter does.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.  Be sure to watch the brief video below that shows a little more detail on how to make your knot.

Gather your supplies:

  • Tulle (I buy the 15 foot spools of tulle, these work best for these skirts)
  • Ribbon (any kind you want to use)
  • Scissors

Get to making:

  • Measure the waste of the person for whom you are making the tutu
  • Cut the ribbon about 2 feet longer than the length for the waist
  • Cut your tulle into 24-36 inch strips (depending on how long you want the tutu)
  • Start tying! You can watch the video below to see how to tie the loops
  • Tie it on and flaunt it!

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Super Fun DIY Pom Pom Scarf

Super Fun DIY Pom Pom Scarf

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We found a super fun and cute way to express ourselves at the upcoming Color Vibe in Lafayette next month!  We made this super fun and cute pom pom scarf from yarn.  It turned out so much better than we expected!  We also made pom pom garland for Valentine’s Day and Mickey Mouse garland for our DisneySide party next month!  We made so many pom poms today and it was so much fun!  This is going to be perfect for Hannah to wear with her tutu while running in the Color Vibe next month.  This scarf is an essential part to our Color Your World kit and was so much fun to make!

Gather your supplies:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

Get to making:

  • Get about a 4 inch wide piece of cardboard and fold it in half to about 2 inches in width.
  • Wrap the yarn around the piece of cardboard 100 times. I always count how many times I wrap it around to make sure all of the pom poms are similar in size.
  • Cut about a 4 inch piece of yarn to pull through the middle of the yarn that is wrapped around the cardboard. Tie the piece of yarn in a knot and pull tight.
  • Once the yarn is tied in a knot, pull the yarn that is wrapped around the cardboard off of the cardboard and
    put your scissors under the little loops created in the rounded ball of yarn. As you cut the loops, you’ll see the pom pom starting to form.
  • Cut a piece of yarn about 6 feet long to use to string the pom poms together for the scarf.
  • Push the crochet hook through the center of your first pom pom and use it to pull a portion of the 6 feet of yarn through the center of the pom pom, then tie it in a knot around the pom pom.
  • Get your next color pom pom and string it on the yarn the same way.
  • Repeat, alternating colors until you have reached the desired length in your scarf.
  • Tie off the end with a knot and ENJOY!

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Princess Shoes Cupcakes #DisneySide

Princess Shoes Cupcakes

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We had so much fun making these Princess Shoes Cupcakes. There are so many versions of these cupcakes on the internet and we have been seeing different versions of them EVERYWERE so we decided it was time to try our hand at them in preparation for our DisneySide party! They were so easy peasy, I was super surprised.  These would be perfect for a Disney Princess party, baby shower, bridal shower, bachelorette party, the possibilities are endless! You can change out the icing tips and make them as fancy or plain as you want. I saw some who iced the cookie and decorated it to make them super fancy schmancy :D Have fun with it and make them your own. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Gather your supplies:

  • Your favorite cake mix
  • White icing (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can find it here)
  • Cupcake icing tip (I have the set sold here)
  • Icing bag
  • Fancy cupcake sprinkles (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can also find them here)
  • Silver cupcake holders (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can find them here)
  • Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can also find them here)
  • Cadbury Milk Chocolate Fingers (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can also find them here)

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Get to creating!

  • Bake 24 cupcakes according to your favorite recipe
  • Ice the cupcakes with your favorite colors. We used the Wilton icing and colored it pink and blue with food coloring to make 3 different colors of shoes.
  • Decorate each cupcake with sprinkles or decorations of your choice.
  • Place one Milano cookie in the back of each cupcake (shoe) to be the bottom of the shoe.
    Cut each Cadbury cookie at a slant to fit against the milano cookie to make the “heel” of the shoe. Use icing to create the “glue” for holding the heel onto the shoe.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow the icing to ‘set’
  • VOILA! You’re finished! Enjoy :D

I have seen several versions of this cupcake where they decorated the cookie and heel of the shoe and that was very cute!  Get creative and let the kids help :D

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Minnie or Mickey Mouse Cupcakes #DisneySide

Minnie or Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

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We are throwing a huge DisneySide shindig next month and have been experimenting with some of our favorite recipes we have been seeing around the web.  I saw these super cute Minnie or Mickey Mouse Cupcakes on a few blogs and decided to put my own spin on them.  By putting my own spin on them; I totally mean making them the easiest way possible :D  I was very surprised at how easy they were and am definitely going to make them for our party next month.  This was my first time working with Wilton White Ready To Use Decorator Icing and I have to say, it was so much easier than any icing I have ever used in the past.  One 4.5 tub will probably make about 4-5 batches of these and my batch was 18 cupcakes.

Gather your supplies:

  • Your favorite cake mix
  • Red fondant (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find it here)
  • Small fondant roller (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find them here)
  • Bow shaped fondant cutter (We bought ours at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find it here)
  • White icing (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can find it here)
  • Cupcake icing tip (I have the set sold here)
  • Icing bag
  • Red and white cupcake holders (I bought mine at Walmart, but you can find them here)

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Get to baking!

  • Bake your cupcakes in your red and white liners as directed on the box or recipe of your choice.
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, use the tip of your choice to ice the cupcakes with white icing
  • Place the ears on the icing as shown
  • If you’re making the Minnie Mouse cupcakes; roll out the fondant and mold them with the fondant cutter.
  • Place the bows on top of the cupcakes in front of one ear
  • Enjoy!

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FREE Strange Magic Family Activity Sheets #StrangeMagic

FREE Strange Magic Family Activity Sheets

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Can you believe that it’s almost January 23?!  You know what that means…..Strange Magic is opening in theaters everywhere in just 2 days!  My kids and I have been waiting on this movie to open for, what seems like, 5 years!  LOL  We’ve been making crafts and recipes and all the while, the anticipation is growing!  Well, the day is almost here!  My kiddos are going to be super happy when they wake up to see new Strange Magic printables ready for them to have fun with once they finish their school work.  Oh yes, these are a great bargaining tool for getting school work done around our house :D  I think my 16 year old is the most excited about seeing the film because she wants to see if it’s similar to Epic LOL  She loves Epic and the previews of Strange Magic remind her of it!

Print Strange Magic Memory Cards HERE

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Print Strange Magic Spot The Difference HERE!

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Print the Strange Magic Maze HERE!

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From Lucasfilm:

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.

Be sure to check out the super fun trailer below!  You’ll be happy you did :D

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STRANGE MAGIC opens in theatres everywhere on January 23rd!

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Bog King Mud Pie

Bog King Mud Pie

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We had so much fun making this pie in preparation for the release of Strange Magic in theaters across the country!  This will also make a great treat for April Fool’s Day or Halloween.  You can substitute any of your favorite toppings to make it your own.  Crushed Heath bars would be delicious in place of the walnuts.  This pie is super easy peasy and kid friendly.  My 8 year old could make the entire thing by herself with just a little supervision from Mom.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 c cold milk
  • 10 Oreo cookies
  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • 2 boxes chocolate pudding mix
  • Chocolate graham cracker pie crust
  • Gummy worms

Get to making!

  • Mix chocolate pudding mix with milk
  • Place cookies in a plastic bag and crush them
  • Pour the pudding in the pie crust
  • Sprinkle the walnuts and cookies on top of the pudding
  • Place gummy worms on top and refrigerate for 2 hours
  • ENJOY!

This recipe was adapted from a Disney recipe I posted over HERE

 

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$200 Lush Decor Gift Card Giveaway

$200 Lush Decor Gift Card Giveaway

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Lush Decor is a manufacturer of comforters, quilts, window treatememts, shower curtains etc.  They cater to women who want highend products at reasonable cost. Our consumers are delighted with our anthropological like bedding minus the cost.  Why pay high prices when you can have the same quality at discounted pricing.  This is my motto!

I am absolutely in love with the styling.  Take a look at some of the beautiful decor you can grab. 

 

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Boogie & Kandoo Wipes Prize Pack #Giveaway

Boogie & Kandoo Wipes Prize Pack

Sharing kindness or spreading love is a way we can all show someone our gentler side. Whether it is holding the door for someone, letting that car cut in front of you on the road, helping a neighbor unload her groceries or donating time to a special service, there are ways, BIG & SMALL, that everyone can spread a little kindness whenever possible.

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To help spread a little kindness, It’s Free At Last and her amazing blog friends are hosting a free, fabulous giveaway filled with fun products from Boogie Wipes and Kandoo products and a $20 Walmart Gift Card to stock up on even more fun products!
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Giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ years of age (limited to one entrant per household).

The giveaway ends on 02/05/15.

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Vicks Kicked The Flu To The Curb #ReliefIsHere

Vicks Kicked The Flu To The Curb

* Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom was given this sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G in exchange for our honest feedback. As always, opinions are 100% my own and we only recommend products we feel are a great fit.*

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Although our 3 kids and I have not suffered the normal colds and flu this season; my husband wasn’t as lucky.  It was definitely time for Vicks to kick the flu to the curb around our house.  My husband woke up 4 days ago with an itchy throat and it has just been downhill since then.  Thank goodness we had the Vicks Nyquil and Dayquil Severe that I bought last week.  the second night of feeling bad, sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, and cough; my husband took the Vicks Nyquil Severe and woke up feeling well enough to go to work.  After breakfast, he took the Vicks Dayquil Severe and felt instant relief from his stuffy head.  He was able to finish his day’s work and head home and rest.

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Nyquil is always a staple in our cabinet just for times like these!  Right Nyquil and Dayquil Severe are on Rollback at our local Walmart for a great price!  Be sure to go get yours before you need them so you have them on-hand when you need them.  Nothing worse than having to get out on a cold night when you’re feeling bad already.  It is so easy to just walk over to the cold and flu aisle at your local Walmart and toss a bottle in your basket for later.

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Round Robin Giveaway Worth $300 In Prizes! #Giveaway

Round Robin Giveaway Worth $300 In Prizes!

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Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has joined up with 20 other AMAZING bloggers to bring you $300 in prizes!  Most of the prizes are gift cards, which will come in SUPER handy :D  All you have to do is:

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Baymax Voted The Most Huggable of 2015 #‎BigHero6Bloggers‬

Baymax Voted The Most Huggable of 2015

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Happy National Hugging Day!  NationalHuggingDay.com has released their most huggable character of 2015!  Not surprisingly, our favorite robot won!  You got it; Baymax is the most huggable character of 2015!

1) Hugs make us feel “happy”! When we hug another person, our bodies release oxytocin, a hormone associated with “happiness,” according to scientific studies.

2) Hugs alleviate stress! Just as a good hug increases our oxytocin levels, it decreases our cortisol or “stress” levels.

3) Babies need hugs as much as water and food! According to researchers at Harvard University, hugs help promote normal levels of cortisol necessary for child development.

4) Hugs make us better students! Students who receive a supportive touch from a teacher are twice as likely to volunteer in class.

5) Hugs improve our game! Scientists at University of California, Berkley discovered that the more affectionate members of a team are with each other, the more likely they are to win.

6) A hug a day keeps the doctor away! A hug stimulates the thymus gland, which in turn regulates the production of white blood cells that keep us healthy and disease-free.

7) A hug stops the bug! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon proved that individuals who were sick and received hugs had less severe symptoms and were able to get better quicker.

8) A hugging heart is a healthy heart! Research from University of North Carolina showed that a good hug helps ease blood flow and lower cortisol levels, which in turn help lower our heart rates.

9) A hugging couple is a happy couple! Couples that experience their partners’ love through physical affection share higher oxytocin levels.

10) Hugs let someone know you care without having to say a word! According to Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, we can identify love from simple human touch – imagine how much love a big hug can communicate!

Find out more over at National Hugging Day

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