Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY Fankenstein Door

We just bought our first house last month and have heard that Halloween is a big deal in our development because it's the only place in our area where you can walk from house to house. (We moved from the city to the country) I wanted to do something cute to decorate our front door area for trick-or-treaters but didn't want it to be too scary for my 2 year old. I saw this idea posted on the Petunia Pickle Bottom Facebook page and decided to give it a try! It was SO easy!

What you need:
-green plastic tablecloth (unless your door happens to be green already)
-black & white felt
-glue & sissors

Cut the felt into the pieces shown above (the hair, 2 big white circles, 2 smaller black circles, black strips for the stitches, 2 small white rectangles & one larger black rectangle for the mouth) I found some "peel & stick" felt at Micheal's but only got it in white since I used the scraps from the hair for the rest of the black pieces. Cover the door with the tablecloth wrapping it all the way around and taping it to the inside of the door (the inside of my door doesn't look too pretty). This was the hardest part since I had to cut holes for the handle, hinges, etc. Then all you have to do is glue/stick the pieces to the tablecloth. And you have an adorable Halloween themed front door for under $10. Enjoy!

I promise it's green in person :)

Update: Here's a better picture I took on Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Haute Green Giveaway

The Haute Green Social Hour was a fun and exclusive BlogHer pre-party for cloth diapering, green & eco-friendly bloggers that I helped organize/co-host (and name if you didn't guess) back in August. Since I wasn't actually able to attend the conference, I'm so glad I was able to be involved in this event! I really enjoyed working with and then meeting Calley (The Eco Chic), Kelly (Kelly Wels), Katie (Pickles & Paisleys), Kim (Dirty Diaper Laundry), and Julie (Cloth Diaper Geek) who are all VERY inspiring to me. And I loved mingling with and meeting all the other like-minded bloggers at the event too! Here are a couple of my photos from the event (Can you see why people, *ahem* The Eco Chic Man, kept confusing Calley and I?) and a chance to win one of two Haute Mommy "giftable swag bags" I put together from the contents of my swag bag from the event... minus a couple things I just had to keep ;)

My "twin" Calley & I (me in the tank dress)

The *huge* Haute Green Social Hour swag bags!

*Thank you to Conserving Now for providing the tote bags for the event and be sure to visit their site for a FREE window cling that reminds you to bring your reusable bags!

Win one of two Haute Green/Haute Mommy swag bags from the #HauteGreen BlogHer event!

Bag #1- Thirsties Duo Wrap (snaps) cloth diaper cover in Warm Stripes, CJ's Butter diaper cream (from Modern Cloth), organic oatmeal sample (from Happy Mothering) & Willow Pads Mama Cloth plus a Teething Bling necklace!

Bag #2- Baby Kicks 3G one-size cloth diaper in white, Rockin Green detergent sample, Grandma El's diaper cream sample & a Key Teether (from Happy Mothering) plus a Teething Bling necklace!