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Roomboard: Emily Mercedes’ Dino-rific Big Kid’s Room

RAWRRRR! This week’s roomboard features artwork by the wonderful Emily Mercedes. With dinosaurs everywhere, a beanbag chair, and ample storage this is every aspiring archaeologist’s dream. Check out all of the items in the roomboard by clicking on the links below.

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1. “Blue and Brown Stegosaurus Dinosaur Watercolor and Ink Art” Framed Art Print – Emily Mercedes, BoomBoom Prints

2. “Purple and Brown Dinosaur Diplodocus Watercolor and Ink Art” Framed Art Print – Emily Mercedes, BoomBoom Prints

3. “Green and Brown Triceratops Dinosaur Watercolor and Ink Art” Framed Art Print– Emily Mercedes, BoomBoom Prints
4. Circo Dino Comforter Set – Target
5. Dinosaur Kingdom Bookends – ABaby.Com
6. Navy Border Chenille Rug – Pottery Barn Kids
7. Sapphire Big Joe Kids Chair – Bed Bath & Beyond
8. Circo Dinosaur Lamp – Target
9. Dinosaur Party Personalized Boys Growth Chart – The Boys Depot
10. Espresso RiverRidge Kids 6-Bin Storage Cabinet – Walmart
11. “Dinosaur Pattern” Fleece Blanket – Emily Mercedes, BoomBoom Prints
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Roomboard: Cassia Beck’s Eclectic Modern Living Room

This week’s roomboard features artwork by the talented Cassia Beck. With a hint of old mixed in with modern taste, this living room creates its style from a broad and diverse set of sources. Click any of the links below to see the items that make up this roomboard!

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1. “Wings” Framed Art Print – Cassia Beck, BoomBoom Prints
2. “Walking With Dinosaurs” Framed Art Print – Cassia Beck, BoomBoom Prints
3. Dark Grey Hektar Floor Lamp – IKEA
4. Atomic Red Emory Upholstered Love Seat – FROY
5. Jet Black Pillow Cover – Etsy
6, Beige & Black Helgonort Cushion Cover – IKEA
7. Electric Light Blue Persian Area Rug – Amazon
8. Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Tree) Potted Plant – IKEA
9. Brown Catel Lounge Chair – FROY
10. Hand-Cut Agate Bookends – Anthropologie
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Roomboard: Sam Nagel’s Bubbly Bath Time Bathroom

This Bubbly Bath Time Bathroom features artwork by Sam Nagel. With a deep sea, aquatic theme this bathroom should please all little swimmers. You can even teach during the bath with a book by Jared Krosoczka.

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1. Toile Print Shower Curtain – Curtainhomesale
2. “Bath Time Octopus” Framed Art Print – Sam Nagel, BoomBoom Prints
3. Crazy Genie Long Bath Brush – Amazon
4. Deep Steep Tangerine Melon Bubble Bath – Walmart
5. Glossy White Schon Bathtub – The Home Depot
6. Yellow Rubber Duck – Amazon
7. Sea Isle Baskets – Anthropologie
8. Bronze Lyra Floor Towel Stand – Bed Bath & Beyond
9. Violet Kassatex Bambini Rug – Target
10. Bubble Bath Pirates by Jared Krosoczka – Barnes & Noble

 

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Roomboard: Joanna Pasek’s Storybook Nook Reading Corner

This week’s mystical Roomboard was inspired by Joanna Pasek‘s adorable art prints! The soft green accents and wooded wallpaper bring the whimsical prints to life, while the soft blankets can wrap you and your little one in for some comfortable reading time together. Both peaceful and cozy, you will love spending time with your family among these soft colors and rustic adornments!

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1. “Bluebird Fairy” Art Print – Joanna Pasek, BoomBoom Prints

“The Breakfast” Art Print – Joanna Pasek, BoomBoom Prints

“Out in Woods” Art Print – Joanna Pasek, BoomBoom Prints

2. Brass Finish Pharmacy Floor Lamp – Lamps Plus

3. Peter Rabbit Stuffed Animal Plush – Jet

4. Woods Wallpaper – Anthropologie

5. Green Trellis Alex Wing Chair – Pier 1 Imports

6. Velveteen Rabbit Animal Plush – Signals

7. Natural Finish Kid’s Bookrack – Houzz

8. Bookaholic Throw Pillow – Etsy

9. Turkish Cotton Diamond Weave Throw Blanket – Overstock

Do you like what you see? Check out more of Joanna Pasek’s work here!

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15 Clever DIY Costume Ideas for Kids

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s nothing more exciting than finding the perfect costume for your little ones. And while you can always purchase costumes that are already completed, do-it-yourself outfits have a special homemade touch that can’t be topped. Keep reading to get inspired by our favorite DIY ideas this year!

1. A pineapple

Go tropical with this simple costume idea from Lines Across! You can transform a plain onesie into a work of art with just a few pieces of felt and some items around the house.

You’ll Need:

  • Yellow onesie
  • White and green felt
  • Elastic
  • Thin cardboard

 

2. A koala

It just so happens that babies also make adorable koalas!  Click the link above to find the full directions, as well as a template for the koala mask.

You’ll Need:

  • Grey onesie
  • Grey pants with footies
  • Grey hat
  • Black, grey, and white felt
  • Koala mask template (find in link)

 

3. A hamburger

Mustard is the color of fall! Take the trend in a new direction and even add some ketchup with this hilarious hamburger baby costume from C.R.A.F.T. The instructions suggest the use of a sewing machine, but you can also use hot glue if sewing isn’t your thing.

You’ll Need:

  • Tan, beige, yellow, green, and red felt
  • Stuffing
  • Brown onesie

4. A skunk

Turn your little one into a little stinker for Halloween with this clever idea from Little Homes!

You’ll Need:

  • Black faux fur scrap
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Black shirt
  • Black pants
  • White feather boa
  • Baby cap with ties

 

5. An old lady

No dentures required! Cruise all through town with this hilarious costume from Costume Works.

You’ll Need:

  • Cane or walker, shortened
  • Baggy dress
  • Cardigan
  • Grey costume beard (for wig)

 

6. A piñata

Always the life of the party,  you’ll love the festive flair this piñata costume brings on Halloween!

You’ll Need:

  • Pajamas
  • Colorful felt
  • Cardboard
  • Ribbons

 

7. A peacock

Hoping for something out-of-the-ordinary? Look no further than this DIY peacock attire from Creatively Christy! The costume is equally fun to create as it is for your little one to run around in.

You’ll Need:

  • Colorful onesie
  • Tights
  • Elastic sequin material
  • Peacock feathers
  • Teal feathers

8. A little sunshine

This costume is all smiles! You can guarantee the sun will be shining brightly on halloween if you have a personal ray of sunshine to help.

You’ll Need:

  • Yellow clothing
  • Oversized sweater
  • Elastic
  • Yellow, golden-yellow, and orange felt
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Yellow ric rac

 

9. Frida Kahlo

Dress your little one like the inspirational painter for a unique take on this year’s Halloween costume!

You’ll Need:

  • Clip-on flowers
  • Colorful earrings
  • Bright scarf
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Flowered dress
  • elastic

 

11. An artist

Ooh-la-la! Get creative this year with an artist-styled costume. Complete with an empty paint bucket to hold candy, you’ll love this silly style.

You’ll Need:

  • Smock
  • Paintbrushes
  • Leggings
  • Empty paint bucket
  • Paint

 

10. A plastic army man

Go beyond the camouflage and recreate a life-sized toy soldier costume for your little guy! He’ll love playing in it long after Halloween ends.

You’ll Need:

  • Cargo pants
  • Spray paint and primer
  • Boots
  • Cardboard
  • Army accessories

12. A bumble bee

This buggy attire will have your little one buzzing with energy all day long! Find the full directions from Ginger Snap Crafts for an easy tutorial.

You’ll Need:

  • Black sweatshirt and pants
  • Bubble wrap
  • Yellow felt
  • Black plastic headband
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Black pompoms

 

13. A tomato

Bring back the summertime flavor with your very own little tomato. Even better than the garden-grown variety, this costume will bring smiles all around!

You’ll Need:

  • Red oversized sweatshirt
  • Red shirt and pants
  • Green felt
  • Green pipe cleaners

 

 

14. The Morton Salt girl

What better icon to imitate than this classic salt trademark? Put together your own yellow dress using the link above, or find one in stores to complete the outfit!

You’ll Need:

  • Yellow dress
  • White tights
  • Yellow shoes
  • Basic umbrella

 

15. A paintbrush

This artistic outfit is an easy way to get creative in a whole new way. Not only will you feel crafty when putting it together, but your child will get to explore his/her inner painter as well!

You’ll Need:

  • Poster board
  • Broom bristles
  • Styrofoam
  • Foam board
  • Paint
  • Black or blue clothing

 

Note: In addition to the items listed as necessary for each costume, you may also need scissors, a hot glue gun and/or safety pins. We hope you are inspired to create your kids’ Halloween costumes this year, as well as to get crafty with your ideas!

Do you have any creative costume ideas for kids? What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? Let us know in the comments below!

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