DIY Felt Dalmatian Ears

Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY-Dalmatian-Ears

Sooooo…. I might now prefer puppy dog ears over the typical Halloween cat ears! I mean how much cuter can it get!? Best part: these dalmatian ears probably cost less than a dollar to make, and they only take a couple minutes to create!

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Materials needed:

white felt (they actually sell already black spotted white felt, which would cut out multiple steps, but I used what I already had)
pink felt
black marker
pen
scissors
glue gun
headband

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Directions:

Step 1: Cut out bunny ear shapes out of the white felt. Cut slightly smaller shapes out of the pink felt for the insides of the ears.

Step 2: Draw miscellaneous black spots. Outline the spots with a black pen to make the edges a little more defined.

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Step 3: Glue the pink felt to the inside of the white felt about a quarter inch away from the straight edge. (The black spots being the outside.)

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Step 4: Glue the quarter inch slot to the inside of the headband. (You can see on the left ear below how I allowed room for the slot, where on the right I did not so you can see the pink layer.)

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Step 5: Glue the edge of the ear down the headband for a floppy eared look.

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Life Lately…

Posted on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Today I have a bit of a hodge podge of photos for you… I have all these photos sitting in my iphoto in albums that I just haven’t found a reason to share. So I thought I’d share them in one long post just because. But first I have the rest of my photos from our weekend!

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It’s so fun to see Anabelle with her cousins. They are really the only kids her size that we know, so she always has such a great time. And it’s alwaysentertaining to watch how she interacts each time. She’s getting so big! This time, she kept running around trying to keep up with Caleb. Then she’d pause and try to do something with Sarah, Sarah would return the fun so Anabelle would go back to chasing Caleb. I hope that they always treasure this photo haha. She had such a devious look after she took away Sarah’s paci… Then she plugged that paci back in!

And now for the rest of the hodge podge!

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This is our new favorite way to eat lunch on nice days. The side table makes the perfect kid table!

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The night before Oktoberfest we stayed up late making lots of little chick hats! They were such a hit last year when Anabelle was only 3 months old that we made an abundance this year to pay for our drinks ;)

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Happy hump day!

Homecoming Look {courtesy of Sadie}

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Last weekend was my sister’s homecoming dance! So I decided that she needed a feature for her homecoming look! Isn’t it perfect!? She always puts such an unique and personal twist on her look to make it just perfect! Two years ago she wore her 1950’s bridesmaid dress from my wedding with converse for her own twist on the look. Last year, I was gone, but she wore the cutest dress with high heal black tennis shoes with colorful flowers. This year she picked her homecoming dress and sweater out from Altar’d State (our favorite store) and of course added her own unique accent with her taste in shoes! Hair and make up courtesy of me! Man that girl has a lot of hair….

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The Pumpkin Patch

Posted on: Monday, October 13, 2014

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The cousins came in town for the weekend and Anabelle had the best time! I mean we all definitely had a blast, but seriously Anabelle could not have had more fun! We decided to take the kids out for pumpkin picking to wear them out a little on Saturday, and we all ended up having such a fantasticly fun time! We found this farm right around the corner with pumpkin picking, a corn maze, animal petting, hayrides, train rides for the kiddies, and apple cider, the whole shabang!  Almost all for free. I mean what pumpkins we could carry (we should have planned ahead and brought a wagon…) were so cheap. Pure clean fun! It was the perfect entertaining and rewarding outing for everyone!

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The corn maze was absolutely hilarious. So muddy, but I put Anabelle down anyways to run around. She chased her cousins… at least attempted to… but never had to make the wrong turns. They were so far ahead of her that they would find the dead end before she even got to that turn in the path. And then it was like a fresh start again for her!

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The environment was so easy going. No tickets or lines, just organized chaos, as I like to put it! (The miniature train had tickets, but we actually just didn’t get the opportunity to jump on.) There were so many things to do that even though the place was packed, everyone was so spread out that you didn’t even notice.

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Pumpkin picking was probably the cutest thing I ever saw! As soon as Anabelle saw this tiny, little, warty pumpkin, she wanted it. She didn’t ever let it go! It had the perfect stem for her little hand and was miniature size just like her. Like I said… Cutest thing I ever did see!

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014

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Apples are in season! And boy are they delicious as ever! I played around with a couple different ideas and came up with the most delicious, easy, simple 3-ingredient baked apple recipe that I just had to share! I swear it tastes like the healthiest apple pie (minus the pi crust). That’s ok with me, because I’ve never been the biggest crust person anyway.

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Ingredients:

Apples
Cinnamon
Apple Cider

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Directions:

Thinly slice the apple and lay out in a dish. Put a dash of cinnamon on each layer of slices. Pour about 2 tablespoons of apple cider over the apples. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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