Thursday, October 27, 2016

Amazing Last Minute Halloween Costumes for the Kiddos

Amazing Last Minute Halloween Costumes for the Kiddos ...

Halloween is on Monday and if your family is anything like ours... it totally came out of nowhere!  With our first kid, I had costumes and activities planned months in advance.  Halloween was smooth, fun and easy.  With the addition of our second kid... I haven't been on time for anything yet!  Hahaha!

Here are some costumes ideas to make sure your Halloween is still fun and stress-free, even if you're scrambling to put your outfits together at the last minute.  ;)  Now, get to it!!!

Sweet Little Ghost- This mask is so easy to make at home ! Here is a great-> print out ghost mask from netmoms that you can easily trace onto to felt fabric and add string. Pair it with a white dress and tights ... you are ready to go!

photo credit- oppositeoffar

- Box of Crayons- Group Costume-  This costume idea is so fun and easy if you need a quick idea for a large family or if you and your friend's kids want to do something together. It's brilliant and the tutorial is right here and ready for you at -->  THE HOUSE THAT LARS BUILT .

photo credit- the house that built lars

- Moth Costume- This is one amazing creative costume. I may do this one myself!!

All you need is feathers, a fur coat, large circle sunglasses, an old sheet, and a tie died kit. You can easily put this together in a weekend and no one will EVER think you did this last minute. So amazing!
photo credit- Oh happy Day

- Little Artist-  This one is quick, easy, cheap and most of us creative types have this stuff just laying around. It may not be the most unique but let the kiddos have a painting session before heading out to trick or treat and they will most likely leave with their own little crazy creation ... paint in hair, on skin and clothes... come on let them have lots of messy fun with this one ;)

photo credit- Kelle Hamptom

- Amelie-  One of my all time favorite movies ( check it out if you haven't watched it) ... I'm dying over this one. I think I may have Sienna's costume already figured out for next year or even mine!! Love love LOVE this one! All you need is a Beret, short black wig ,  cardigan, vintage dress, black mask, and a red umbrella

photo credit- oh happy day

- Voting Poll-  Which the election just around the corner, this is a PERFECT Halloween costume for you parents that are super talented with the cardboard box. All you need is a cardboard box, lots of paint, and lots of passion!! I really hope someone does this!!!!

Well there you have it .... our last minute Halloween suggestions. We are currently working on ours today but it's a secret ;-)  See you on Halloween!!!

The Pyros~

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Portland Oregon 

Many visitors to Portland, Oregon find that the city offers such a great variety of attractions, food, and activities, they could see themselves calling it home.  Within an hour of our arrival in PDX, that was all it took to make me feel the same way!  From the fantastic array of yummy food trucks and sinful doughnut/coffee shops to an awesome selection of outdoor fun, the City of Roses offers a laid-back vibe that is sure to draw you to its charm.  My kids loved walking the streets and mingling with the eccentric and quirky Portlanders.  Even my husband, a true and true New Yorker, said he could live there.  The icing on the Voodoo Doughnut is that my mom lives a short drive away across the California border (five hours is a short drive out west).  There is truly something for everyone.  Portland, we love you!

1) blue star donuts

The staff is super friendly and the donuts are said to be the best in town. My favorite- The Mexican Hot Chocolate!! 

2) Tidbit food farm and garden
Tidbit Food Farm and Garden- this place was perfect for our family. Open farm and play for the kids who wanted to be loud and crazy and not told to be quiet inside over and over. Finding this awesome spot took a lot of stress off my family for dinner time. We sat at a picnic table while live music played and we drank home brewed beers while the kids ate healthy food that they picked out themselves. Perfect!!!! There were many healthy options for every food taste. I can't express enough how much this place is perfect for my followers. You guys are going to love it!! 

3) ace hotel

If you follow my blog then you know we tend to stay at the Ace hotel if there is one in the city we are in... they never fail. Always a favorite ( check out our all time favorite Ace location in Palm Springs) and always fun! The Portland Ace is super hip as promised and our favorite part was the bike rentals and photo booth in the lobby. Jax and I spent an hour doing the photobooth. Those pics are on the fridge now and brings back such happy memories. 

4) vista house at crown point
Vista House At Crown Point-  A little drive outside the city if you are up for an adventure day. Parking is a little difficult on a crowded day so maybe avoid visiting on a weekend if you can. Amazing views and the perfect picture spot for of you social media travel pic happy people;-) Inside there are bathrooms and cute gift shops where the kiddos will cry for the super cute stuffed animals ( we left with two adorable stuffed dogs that we named River and Bently.  Just a warning;) ha 

Some of our other favorites include Stumptown Coffee Roasters Downtown, Keller Fountain Park , 

Thanks to my super amazing family for always going with me on all of my adventures with enthusiasm and joy in their hearts. I love my crazy crew!!!! =) 

if you like this post check out our other kid friendly vacations..