Monday, October 29, 2012

Merida Costume

Halloween is here,
and so is Cameron's costume.
Cameron wanted to be Merida this year after we saw the 
adorable movie, "Brave".
If you haven't seen it yet, you need to.
We thought it was so cute.

My amazing mother once again pulled through with this perfect costume.
We searched and searched for a Merida pattern online, and in the fabric stores.
No luck there.
We then went through pattern books looking for something similar.
Once again no luck.
My mom had the genius idea to search for out of date patterns online.
For example, through ebay, etc.
My mom found a dress almost exactly like Merida's dress.
And it only cost a few dollars, the pattern I mean.

After hours of her working on this wonderful costume we have Merida.
And my hairstylist told me about this awesome new stuff, called Hair Chalk.
It goes in easily, and the hair still feels like hair, not hard crusty hair!
Only downfall was that it got everywhere, but it easily comes out with a wet wash cloth.

Happy Halloween,
Thanks for stopping by
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Hershey's Kit Kats

I was so excited yesterday when in the mail I received
a box of Hershey's Halloween themed Kit Kat's.

I have still not gone out to buy my Halloween candy yet, 
and I wanted to do something fun, and new this year.
This was the perfect solution.

They have a delicious white chocolate taste, and 
the bright orange color makes it so fun to devour.

This family approves!
Thanks Hershey for the chance to try this fun new candy!

This post was 100% my own opinion,
but was sponsored by Hershey's.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween 2012

Okay, I could go on and on about why I haven't been able to make a post lately,
but truthfully I feel that I have complained enough to my
family, and friends about everything that is happening or not happening in my life.
And I don't want you to think that it's all negative. . .
a lot of it is far from negative, but I am just too overwhelmed with every little thing.
Anyways, since I have had little to NO time to make or do any crafts or goodies lately
I thought I would do a little Halloween 2012 post.
Just to show what we had done so far.

Below are the awesome pumpkins that the kids (COUGH Mom, brother, and I COUGH) did!

My parents made a fun halloween dinner before we carved the pumpkins.
These adorable mummy dogs were so much fun.
The girls of course had to unwrap them as if they were unwrapping a mummy.

And I lastly I thought I would share Cameron's previous Halloween costumes.
Her first year of halloween she was only a few weeks old, and
sadly I don't have a picture of her first year, because I have lost all the photos from the first 3 months of her life.
I know huge SIGH!
But just imagine, she was an adorable little leopard.

Her 2nd year she wore my old costume.
She was Minnie Mouse.
My mom made this costume years ago.
And I know this picture is terrible of her.
She was in a terrible mood, because she didn't want to wear the gloves or the ears.

And last year she was Jessie from Toy Story.
She loved it and so did I.
I had a girl online make her costume for me, 
and I was so happy with it.

And this year I am uber excited about her costume.
I cannot wait until Wednesday to get her all dressed up.
But I'm not going to tell you what it is until I have the whole costume together.

Thanks for stopping by 
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pottermore Party

Harry Potter is one of my biggest passions.
So, when the opportunity arose for my work to host a Harry Potter themed party I was so excited.
I jumped at the opportunity to host it myself.
We had a scavenger hunt, treats, and prizes.
And in our stores cafe we sold Butterbeer.
How awesome is that?

I of course wanted to jazz up the table a little with a cute banner I threw together.

And my wonderful cousin made these amazing cookies for the party.
Lightning bolts, witch hats, and H.P. circles with a snitch on them.
How cute?
Thanks Jana!

And I of course had to put my Butterbeer cup to use that I brought all the way from Universal Studios, Florida. My husband, and I went there for our honeymoon.

I dressed up as well.
I'm not sure who I am, but I was feeling the H.P. vibe!

And below are a few of my favorite costumes.
Harry and Ron below.

A witch.

Lucius, Draco, and Dobby.
How adorable is that Dobby?

Well thanks for stopping by 
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass",
and have a witchy weekend.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba Pumpkins

This coming week we plan to carve some pumpkins, 
or paint them.
I'm not sure what we will do this year.
Last year we had so much fun when it came time to decorate our pumpkins.
We all carved our own, but Peter, my hubs,
decided to paint 4 pumpkins for Cameron.
She was really into "Yo Gabba Gabba" at the time, well she still is, so he painted the pumpkins as her favorite characters. They came out really cute!

How do you decorate pumpkins?
Do you carve, paint, or eat them?

Thanks for stopping by "Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkins have arrived!

Well, I should rephrase that "a" pumpkin has arrived.
Peter at the beginning of summer decided he wanted to attempt to grow pumpkins, and he 
was for the most part successful.
We planted 3 pumpkin plants and ended up with one pumpkin.
I was happy with our result since it was our first year growing them, and we had fun with the whole experience.

Now I just can't wait to carve it!

Thanks for stopping by
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mermaid Party

Cameron had her Mermaid birthday party this weekend, that she has been patiently waiting for.
She got the idea for a mermaid party when we were in Cancun earlier this summer.

Candy, her fish, that she received for her birthday last year from her cousins was able to come to her party. I thought it was a fun little touch to add, and Cameron thought it was pretty cool that her fish came to the party. Below you can see the fish bowl that I etched Candy's name on to.
Click here to view my post on glass etching.
Oh, and the gorgeous pink seashell is one of many that my grandfather, Bobby, brought up from the ocean floor himself. He was a passionate scuba diver!

I thought since it was her birthday we could go a little overboard and only serve sweets.
The kids loved it!
In a way we had a mini candy bar.

The tablecloth's inspiration was mainly the ocean.
To view my post on my tablecloth click here.

The cake stands were made from margarita glasses, vases, and glass plates found from goodwill.
To view my post on the cake stands click here.

And my wonderful sister*in*law made sugar cookies and decorated them so cute for the party.

My grandmother, who is our families own little Paula Deen, baked up a beautiful mini cake for Cameron. And the seashells were picked off the beach by my little cousin herself.

The signs below were made from a desk that I found on the side of the road.
I was wanting to make a few signs, but not wanting to spend anymore money on this party, and
I happened to see a run down desk on the side of the road.
So, my awesome Dad took the desk apart, and I used spray paint I had lying around and sprayed away.
I only wish my painting skills were a little better.

I had a lot of extra fabric lying around from other projects so I came up with this fun banner to decorate this old wooden chopping block.

And I couldn't resist serving blue koolaide and pretending that it was ocean water.

And notice the chalkboard I used for the entrance?
Yep, its the chalkboard I made for Cameron's room.
Click here to view that post.

I made two cupcake wreaths for the entrance way as well.
Click here to view my post on cupcake wreaths.

I of course had to have an activity for the party.
So, we did seashell painting.
The kids absolutely loved it.

I also set up a mermaid banner, with Bubble Guppies, as the mermaids.
They were able to choose a mermaid and color away.

I couldn't resist in making a triangle banner.
I see these all over pinterest, and I think they are so adorable.

The little party dress that Cameron is wearing is a dress that my mother and I both made.
I started it, but got caught up in school, and wasn't able to finish so I had to pass it off for my mother to finish. To view my post on Cameron's party dress click here.

Everyone ended up having a great time!
I hope you all had a great weekend as well.

Well thanks for stopping by
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

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