Wednesday, October 31, 2012

D.I.Y. Halloween Masks

Happy Halloween everybody!!!
We are having a GREAT Halloween so far :) 
Caleb is counting down the minutes until "showtime".
I can't wait to post their pictures of their costumes tomorrow.

Being that it is a Halloween, we skipped nap and did a fun Halloween craft...
Spooky Masks!!!

They were quick, easy, cheap, and Caleb is really having some fun with them.

Colored felt
hot glue and gun
black permanent marker
candy (optional ;-))

First, fill your mouth with lots of candy.

Decide what kind of masks you want.
We wanted a skeleton skull (as requested by Caleb), a Frankenstein monster, a ghost, and a pumpkin.
2 small ones for the kiddos and two larger ones for the parents.
I pulled up a photo on my phone and guesstimated as I cut.
These masks are very forgiving!

Couple of nostrils hot glued here...

Some scary details drawn on there...

Then I sewed elastic to the sides and voila!
Spookiness on the go!
Repeat for each mask, adding whatever details you would like!
Frankenstein is my fav :)

You can't see it here, but Lorelei was totally laughing under her mask!
I think she was trying to figure out what was going on.....either that or the felt was tickling her :)

We hope you all have a fun and safe and SPOOOOOOOOKY Halloween!!!
What are you and your kids dressing up as for Halloween???


Monday, October 29, 2012

Another reason I love Etsy

I've been passing my Rodan+Fields business cards out like a mad woman.  
I'm a sucker for some cute busi cards and last week, I found myself searching through the masses of them on Etsy.
I came across a really neat shop.  The cute designs grabbed my attention, and I really loved the square shape of a lot of them! I wanted something that people might keep a little longer, and I hit the mark.

What's even better is that the shop owner is so sweet and lives in a town we used to live in!
So, if you are in the market for some adorable business cards, announcements, Christmas cards, tags, stationary, Thank-You cards, and pretty much anything paper related and ridiculously adorable, and you want to work with a great lady, Graycious Designs is your go-to!

What's YOUR favorite Etsy shop?


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Our week via Instagram

Anyone who follows me on twitter  or Instagram (PaulaKathlyn username), knows that I LOVE taking a million pictures and posting them on Instagram....I just love it!
When kids are as small as mine, they are constantly learning something new, doing something funny, trying something for the first time, etc.  Instagram has been the perfect outlet for me to easily capture a lot of these moments.  

Here are a few moments I've captured just this past week:

Stealing daddy's coffee he left on the table, tasting it and realizing it was not as sweet as Mommy's.

Look at my baby...all grown up and sitting in the cart like she's a big girl or something.
Caleb loves Lorelei's milestones.  He knows she is one step closer to joining him in mischief ;-)

My brave friend painted her piano and it looks awesome!

Seth and Lorelei having their first daddy daughter talk.  It was intense.

Happy Skeletons.

Outfit of the day!  When you are surrounded by a 6 month old and a 3 year old most of the day, it's easy to lose track of what is in style.  THANK GOODNESS for Pinterest.  I browsed my Pinterest Style board for some inspiration, and this is what I came up with.  The most in-style outfit I've worn in  a while!  And even then, it's probably not the new fall style, but hey, I'm trying here.

We set up a Rodan+Fields booth this was fun!

Look at this endearing picture.  Older brother teaching sister a valuable lesson.  It's funny that I'm pretty sure Lorelei already thinks it's gross!

"Dunkle" Seth sent Lorelei a onesie.  He said he tried to find one that says, "My Uncle Loves Bluegrass", but he couldn't.  I'm shocked.

So, there ya have it!
Our week via Instagram.
Are you on Instagram?
What ways do you keep up with your family and all their events/special moments?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chalk Paint Inspiration

The new obsession: CHALK PAINT!
I will have to agree, it is beautiful.
My mom asked me yesterday where she could find some Annie Sloan chalk paint so that got my wheels turning on what I could chalk paint too!
What is chalk paint?
Well, it looks like a very matte paint, just like a chalkboard but it comes in all kinds of amazing colors.
Here is an official definition from
 Chalk "style" Paint is not chalkboard paint, but paint that makes transforming furniture easy as it needs no surface prep and dries to a chalk-like finish. 

Of course, I ran to Pinterest for some inspiration that never lets me down.

What do you all think about all this chalk paint?

Chalk Paint FLOOR...this is breathtaking 

Paris Grey Armoire

More Paris Grey on a table...I'm obsessed with the Paris Grey!

I should've named this blog, "The Turquoise Peacock" with the way I obsess over turquoise.  Isn't this the beachiest, cutest side table?

Here is my dream dresser for whenever Lorelei gets a bigger room.  Adorable and so girly.

A whole bunch of great chalked pieces.

This could be my favorite
Source: via Paula on Pinterest

How beautiful and creative is this?

Annie Sloan chalk painted kitchen cabinets.

More cabinets...
Source: via Dana on Pinterest

A headboard to drool over

Chest of drawers painted in Annie Sloan cream with dark wax

And here are all the color options:

I have also seen homemade chalk paint recipes.  This recipe is from

DIY Chalk "style"Paint
1 cup paint
2 T Non-sanded grout

Who is ready to chalk paint something???
I AM!!!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Pals

Caleb and I made these cute little Pumpkin' Pals a couple weeks ago.
I was perusing the beautiful aisles at Hobby Lobby and decided to try to come up with something fun Caleb would enjoy helping me make.
Not only were these fun and easy to make, they are cute decor lying around during fall AND Caleb loves them!


Glue green pom pom's on top of your pumpkin puffs. 

Then glue the eyes on. 

One of our pumpkins got into the bag of apples. 

Let your pumpkin pal watch as you wrap the pipe cleaner around your crayon. 

Big dab of glue on the end of the crayon and glue the pumpkin pal on.
Hot glue would work a lot quicker, but if you are patient, Elmers glue works great, you just have to set it aside to dry for about 30 minutes. 

You can play and color with your pals on top of crayons...

Or skip the crayons and play with them as fun pumpkin pal pouf's!

And then, of course, you have to make some great book work glasses to play with too!

Happy crafting!!!

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