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Halloween

We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

5 easy Halloween costumes from vests

September 25, 2012

When Whitney posted her easy babydoll dress tutorial and explained that it could double as a pirate vest, she inspired me to brainstorm other easy vest Halloween costumes. I love vests for their versatility in the costume box and the fact that they can fit longer than other tops. She said that if you didn’t […]

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Hall of Fame: more homemade Halloween costumes from readers

September 18, 2012

Kicking off our latest collection of super homemade baby and kid Halloween costumes is this Starbucks barista costume. We especially like that baby Alonzo got more than one year of use out of it! Photos: HomeEcoNanay Barista costume-creator Irene says, “I initially planned to stencil the logo over the apron but after several attempts I […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

10 costume ideas for baby’s first Halloween

September 11, 2012

I’ve been saving and pinning images of baby Halloween costumes all year. I wanted to share this early in case you are inspired to order something or start getting crafty. 1. A Yoda hat like the one above can be the starting point for a Star Wars-themed costume. Wrap baby in a cream-colored blanket and […]

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Hall of Fame: Homemade Halloween costumes from Rookie Moms readers

September 4, 2012

I think you guys have the cutest babies ever. Seriously. Look at these babies in their homemade Halloween costumes! photos: Lisa Holloway Waugh Rookie mom, Louise Harm, posted this photo and explained, “I used a Martha Stewart idea, and then lucked into a vest at Target that I opened, added the legs to, and sewed […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

You’ll totally wear that again: saloon staff costume for mom and baby

October 28, 2011

Since we’re getting so close to Halloween, I’m guessing that any last-minute costume seekers are done with ordering online and more likely to be contemplating a late-night Target run. I think you might be able to find what you need for this funny toddler costume there.  I just love this clever concept from Molly of […]

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You’ll totally wear that again: cool (little) dude jackets

October 20, 2011

Caitlin from Pacifier in my Pocket sent us these pictures of her boy in his very versatile Halloween-or-any-other-fall-day outfits. In fact, she said he wore these jackets throughout the year, which makes buying such a jacket a brilliant choice. Biker jacket sources: If you would like your little one to be a greaser or a […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

Activity #42: Take a pumpkin picture

October 17, 2011

Your 42nd weekly challenge is a seasonal photo assignment. You can’t take a bad picture in a pumpkin patch. Good assignment, right? Find a pumpkin patch. Go. Take pictures. Use hay as a background, too.   If you do this, we would LOVE to see your photos on our rookiemoms facebook page. Is your baby […]

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You’ll totally wear that again: Laura Ingalls costume

October 12, 2011

I was a big Little House fan as a girl, and since I know that my online friend Molly lives on a farm and homeschools her daughters, I fantasize that her house is located in the year 1880. Clearly she’s not actually living in the past, because when I asked Molly to suggest a Halloween […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

You’ll totally wear that again: Cowgirl costume

October 6, 2011

My super special guest today is Dottie from Modern Kiddo! I asked for Halloween costume ideas that were based around items that can be used again and again. Dottie told me she was inspired by some charming Livie and Luca western boots and I can see why. Sources for these adorable finds, all of which […]

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You’ll totally wear that again: prom dress becomes princess dress

October 4, 2011

My bloggy friend Carrie, the creative supermom behind This Mama Makes Stuff, posted this eco-amazing hack on her blog a few weeks ago: convert thrift store 80s prom dresses into princess dresses for your little fantasy lover. I always hit my children’s resale shops at the beginning of October and again after Halloween to keep […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

Inside our closet: What’s in my kids’ dress-up boxes

September 20, 2011

Today I thought I’d post pictures of what’s in my children’s costume stash. To say that our dress-up boxes overfloweth would be an understatement. But in my house, this stuff gets a lot of use. Some of the pieces are versatile and some are, well, just an astronaut helmet. First, the headwear collection. Wizard hats […]

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You’ll totally wear that again: 5 Halloween investments that will last more than one night

September 15, 2011

In the coming weeks, I’m going to run a “You’ll totally wear that again” Halloween series where we show specific costume ideas that can be assembled from items that will be useful in your child’s wardrobe through November and beyond. These sleep and play jammies from Carters.com (above, $16.50) are perfect for the baby who […]

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