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7 Hauntingly Good Homemade Halloween Costumes

Looking to add some magic to your Halloween? These quick and easy costumes will dress-up your Halloween.

Dora the Explorer
Dora-ExplorerEverybody wants to go explore with Dora. This costume only requires a pink shirt, orange shorts, backpack, and sneakers. A short brown bob wig will help finish off the look.


Ghost DogThis is a Halloween classic that requires only a white sheet with some eye wholes cut out.


Garden-GnomeWhether large or small a gnome is a fun costume for all.Get a long-sleeved shirt, belt, dark denim jeans, and felt and cardboard to make the hat.


Nerd Want to increase your IQ for the night? Try dressing up as a lovable nerd. Wear a pair of glasses and stick a bandage in the middle to add authenticity. Wear suspenders or bowtie if you have them, or pull your pants or skirt up high and tuck your shirt into it. If you wear a button up shirt with a pocket consider adding pens and a pocket protector as finishing touches.

Swedish Chef

Sweedish ChefWant to play a television chef? There is none better than The Muppet Show’s Swedish chef. This requires a white chef hat, red bow tie, and white button-down shirt.  Make sure to cut use fake hair for the bangs and mustache.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Tweedledum-TweedledeeThe time has come to be Tweedledee and Tweedledum
This signature look requires a red cap, red pants, red suspenders, blue blows, and white cloth for the collars.

Waldo and Wenda

Waldo-WendaThis is a great costume for a large party that also works a great as a couple’s costume. Start with red and white striped shirt, than add red and white cap, black round-rimmed glasses, and a pair of jeans.

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Make Over Monday: 3 Fresh and Fashionable DIY Ideas

We all have small changes we would like to make to our homes. If you are tired of ugly air vent returns, need a coat rack for company, or want to make your own art work these DIY ideas will inspire you to check some things off your honey-do list. Here are 3 small changes you can do yourself.

Fresh and Airy
Air vents are functional but, aren’t typically the most attractive part of a home. This simple makeover will make them functional and fashionable.

Air grille before & after 2By: The Friendly Home

Chic Coat Rack
Fancy coat racks often come at a high cost. By making one yourself, you will save money and have a handy storage solution for coats, backpacks, purses, and more.

DIY-Coat-Rack1By: Shanty 2 Chic 

Wooden Works of Art
The best way to get one of a kind art that reflect your personal style is to create pieces yourself. Homemade art is custom and can easily reflect your current home decor.

Potterybarnartknockoff_thumb1By: Thifty Decor Chick

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Makeover Monday: 4 Tricks to Spice Up Your Home

If you want to make a change in your home but don’t have lots of time or money start small. Making small updates to a space can make a big difference to the look and feel of a room. You don’t have to spend lots of money to have a beautiful home. Here are 4 small changes that will spice up your space.

Add a Pop of Color
Grab a candy jar, or any unused glassware lying around the house (a mason jar would be perfect) and add candy or nail polish for some color.

Nail Polish Storage By HGTV 

Over the Door Hanger
Create more space with an over the door hanger. You can use it on closet doors to hang clothesor the bathroom doors to hang towels. Get one from the dollar store or try using a hook that holds your holiday wreaths.

over door hanger
Wall Art
Need some more change? Try making a focal wall in one of your rooms. Use some painters tape and extra paint and go crazy. Stripes, chevron, and triangles are a good starting point for this type of design.

wall artBy Signed By Tina

Add a Clock
If you are looking for a fun and functional alternative to artwork use a clock to pull together a room. They are functional, but they can also be beautiful and bring personality to a room.

color-block-clock-diy1By Almost Makes Perfect

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DIY Weekend Project: Festive Thanksgiving Decor

Between making the turkey, stuffing, pies, and gravy it is easy to feel overwhelmed during the holidays. Don’t let the idea of decorating fill you with dread. These five simple DIY crafts will help make your home look and feel fabulous with minimal effort.

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Fun DIY Children’s Halloween Costumes

Tired of paying lots of money for expensive Halloween costumes? Save money by making a costume for your child. Below are 8 adorable, easy to create children’s Halloween costumes.

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Fun Fall Wreaths for Your Front Door

Are you ready to begin decorating for fall? Start by adding curb appeal to your front door with one of the five fun fall wreaths below.

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DIY Weekend Project: Bird Bath & Planter

Are you looking to add whimsy and wild life to your yard? Try this simple DIY project from Beth of Home Stories A to Z.
Start out by collecting all your materials.

You will need:
• 1 8? tall terracotta pot for the base
• 4 6? tall pots
• 1 4?-5? tall pot
• 62 inch piece of rebar
• Spray paint primer
• Spray paint in your color choice. (Pictured in Valspar’s Exotic Sea.)
• Discarded globe from light
• Little ceramic bird or other cute ceramic animal (optional).
• DAP Household/Aquatic Adhesive

NOTE: Measurements provided are just a guideline, for best results use your own measurements and judgment.

Step 1: Prime all of your pots and then spray paint them in the color you chose.


Step 2: Measure the height of all of your pots and then add 24 inches to that number to determine the length of your rebar. Cut your rebar to size using a hacksaw. Use a hammer to pound the rebar into the ground at least two feet down so that it will hold your heavy pots.
Step 3: Put your pots onto the rebar and fill with soil. Tilt each pot from right to left, filling with soil as you go.


Step 4: Take the globe from a discarded light and place it onto the top of the rebar. The bowl will be resting on the top flower pot but the rebar should thread all the way up into the birdbath bowl. Use DAP household/aquatic adhesive to attach the bird and to seal around the gap between the bowl and rebar hole. The adhesive takes a day to cure, so don’t fill the bowl with water until it is dry.


Step 5: Plant your flowers and enjoy!

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Dazzle Your Dad with these DIY Gifts

With Father’s Day right around the corner, have you considered making a handmade gift for your Father? From cufflinks to toolboxes, here are 8 DIY gifts your Father will enjoy receiving on his big day.


Mustache Candy Container by Homespun With Love


Pocket Tie by Brittany + Co


Manly Apron by Lovely Indeed



Mini Toolboxes by Alpha Mom


T-shirt Pillow by Ruffles and Stuff


Rubberband Man by Makezine


Photo Gift by The Instinctive Scrapper


Map Cufflinks by Maps


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8 Beautiful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for an alternative to expensive flowers this year for Mother’s Day?  Save money by creating a DIY gift for your Mom. Below are 8 wonderful presents your mother will love.


Photo Vase from Mod Podge Rocks


Painted Wooden Spoons by Little Bit Funky


Bird Nest Necklace from Sarah Ortega


Giant Family Picture by Sugar Bee Crafts


Photo Book by Nalle’s House


Painted Vases by Whipperberry

Chalkboard Ceramic Containers by Oh So Very Pretty


Studded Barrette by For the Makers

Giant Family Picture by Sugar Bee Crafts Giant Family Picture by Sugar Bee Crafts

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Designing Your Dream Home

Assembling a perfect gingerbread house is a beloved tradition of many families. Below are several spectacular gingerbread houses to spark your creativity.

Photo Credit: Wilton Industries

Photo Credit: Wilton Industries

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Photo Credit: Wilton Industries

Photo Credit: Wilton Industries

Photo Credit: Wilton Industries


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