Category Archives: diy

06.09.15

our little mermaid.

Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List

A couple of weeks ago, our little Lou turned seven.  She wanted a mermaid party inspired by her last Halloween costume.  It was so much fun designing the details.

Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List Melissa custom-made these invitations for us.  Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListLou was so excited for the day of her party to finally arrive.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListLuckily, her theme matched our porch.  😉Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListMint is Lou’s favorite color, so it made things very easy.
Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListEtsy is my place for all things fabulous.  How fantastic are these tablecloths?Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List

However, I had the brilliant idea of surprising the girls with goldfish thinking that they could double as centerpieces.  (I know, I am a maniac.)  I figured it was a great lesson in responsibility.  Much to my chagrin, my girls are far more responsible than I thought… I also learned that these goldfish can live up to 40 years.  Yowsa.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListBut they love them.  Lou named hers Sparkles, and E named hers Lucky.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListJust two more animals on this crazy farm… but back to the decorations…
Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListWe made the caramel starfish cupcake toppers out of a mold that I bought at Michael’s.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListAnd were able to use a ton of beachy decorations that we already had.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListOur Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListNaturally, all of the food resembled some sort of sea creature.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListOur Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListPhish Food is Lou’s absolute favorite ice cream. Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListThe girls had fun making their own drinks with candy fish swimming in them.
Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListThe party favors were my favorite element of the party.  Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListI bought these bags, had them embroidered with each girls’ name and glued on these crocheted starfish.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListOur Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's ListWe filled them with these wands and flower necklaces that we made with trim from our local fabric store.Our Little Mermaid  |  Kiki's List

The birthday girl had such a great time.. I love her little face so much!

Photography-  Afton Photography

Invitations + Tags-  Made on Eastern Avenue

Table Clothes-  Candy Crush Events

Favor Bags-  Amazon

Starfish-  Knelly Bean

Wands- Little Crafts 01

Ombre Tassel Banner- 3 Kids and Colors

Cupcake Wrappers-  Mooses Creations

01.20.15

valentines.

My kids go to a “treat free school,” so every year I am on the hunt for adorable treat-free Valentines.  There are some really creative moms out there, and a big thanks to them for producing free printable for the rest of us!  Here’s my picks for this year:

The Best Treat Free Valentines  |  Kiki's List

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10.02.14

the pumpkin gets a make-over.

Tired of the same ole’ Jack-o-Lanterns?  Work one of these no-carve pumpkin makeovers onto your front porch for a fresh look!

pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.

 

Office Supply Pumpkins.
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Gold-dipped.pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.

 

Funky Ombre Pumpkins.pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.

Crayon Drip.pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.

Watercolor and Glitter.pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.

Puffy Paint Designs.pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list. Create a vase.pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.

Donuts!pumpkin makeover  |  kiki's list.Gilded Harvest.  (Probably better for your dining room table, but I had to include this one!) 😉

08.21.14

black thumb.

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My family loves to tease about my black thumb. The only plant I can seem to keep alive for a reasonable amount of time is an orchid.  I have been through at least a dozen fiddle leaf fig trees and just can’t seem to keep them alive.  That’s why I love this easy-peasy diagram by Jenny.  I’ll give it a shot!