Make It Do

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Make it Do is about turning lemons into lemonade. I explore how happiness can come from simple things, and how good old fashioned hard work and resourcefulness might just be making a welcome comeback.

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What is a cheap, easy, DIY Halloween costume for kids? Please briefly describe how to make it and feel free to include a link to a picture.

Calli Taylor

I'm feeling nostalgic for the good old days when the kid's costumes were more about creativity... and what what we could find in the attic... rather than buying expensive costumes. Here's a few "scavenger" costume ideas: What boy wouldn't like to be Indiana Jones? Here's what you'll need: * White or cream button down shirt * Khaki pants * Boots * A brown leather belt * A fedora- that might just be the most important element * A whip- There is an awesome tutorial here: http://pinandpaper.blogspot.com/2009/05/whip-it-whip-it-good-playtime-indiana.html * A satchel * A revolver- optional, but NOT for school For the girls I'm in love the iconic Rosie the Riveter. To create this inspirational WWII hero you’ll need: * A blue (or white) button down shirt * A square of red polka dot fabric for a head scarf * Jeans- preferably sailor style * Bobby pins for a pin curl * For shoes- there are lots of options including Oxfords, Penny loafers or Mary Janes… whatever you have available. * Optional might be a tool belt and a few tools or even a WWII airplane to hold * Also optional, but fun- a sign saying “We can do it!” Those are just a few ideas of costumes that might just be lurking in your closets right this moment! Happy Haunting Everyone!
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What's a great theme you've done for your child's birthday? Please share a link with a photo.

Calli Taylor

My girls celebrated their 1930′s American Girl party a few days ago. According to them, it was the best birthday’s EVER. It was one of my all time favorite birthday parties too. (Do I say that every year?) Well if I do, I really mean it this year. I love the 1930′s. I love American Girls… most especially Kit and Ruthie. This party was so in keeping with the spirit of the 1930′s… it was Make it Do in every way. It really hit home the idea that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a lovely party.
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