Rapunzel Wig Tutorial

rapunzel wig tutorial

My sister in law Megan made one of these for her daughter and it was too darling of an idea not to recreate for my own little Tangled fan. I've made a couple more since the first one I made- they make great birthday presents- so there are a few tips I'll share and shortcuts that should let you make your own in one hour or less. Materials Needed: -Yellow Yarn (I used an entire big roll from Wal Mart that cost around $3.50) -Scissors -Something to wrap the yarn around, like a long cushion, or … [Read more...]

Chances for Children

the fa family

This is my friend Britni. She is pretty fantastic. She is the mom to one of my cute graduated preschool students and the daughter of one of my favorite people in the world. Britni and I served in Young Womens together for 3 years and we each had 2 babies during that time. Our kids became great friends and my family loves her family. (We are still sad over their recent move and we miss them terribly!) Oh, Britni is also the wife of that guy Sione- some of you may know him from season 7 of … [Read more...]

How Old is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

how old is too old to trick or treat

Growing up my mom implemented the rule that once you were 12 years old you were done trick-or-treating. I remember when I turned 12 I was not too happy with this. Most of my friends still trick-or-treated a couple more years (some even quite a few years) and I just didn't think it was fair. Now that I have kids of my own, I realize how wise my mom was- with many things- and this Halloween rule is not exception. I grow increasingly annoyed at the teenage trick-or-treaters every year. Every … [Read more...]

Goblin Eyes- Deviled Eggs in Costume


Last year my friend threw a Halloween party and among all the other spooky treats were these fabulous (and yummy!) deviled eggs! Making them is simple: 1. Hard boil 1 dozen eggs. (I like Martha's method for this) 2. Peel all the shells off the eggs, slice in half lengthwise and scoop out all yolks into a small bowl. Set egg whites aside. 3. Spoon mayonnaise into the bowl of yolks 'til the consistency and taste are to your liking. Sprinkle with Salt. 4. Add 2 drops of blue food coloring to … [Read more...]

2 Gifts in 1! {Creative Gift Card Holder & Teacher’s Box of Goodies}

teacher goody box and gift card holder

Way back in March of 2010, I featured this idea for a teacher's box of goodies: It was linked to my link party from the creative girls from Eighteen 25 and I bookmarked it to someday recreate this gift for one of my kid's teachers. I bought the box right away, but I waited for the school supplies to go on clearance after the Back-to-School sales. Leah's teacher this year is also a good friend of mine, so for her birthday last month, Leah and I put this together for her- complete with a … [Read more...]