Monthly Archives: September 2018

Socks: The Ultimate Fashion Statement!

Socks have become such an amazing part of fashion in the recent years. who would have thought that something so small and unimportant as socks would be the item taking fashion by storm? Socks can be lively, outrageous, fun, and sophisticated. There is no limit when it comes to socks. Socks are incredibly versatile and can be added to every outfit to spice it up, make it stand out, or complement it perfectly. Socks are also an inexpensive way to add style and funk to an outfit.

The Boy’s Store carries so many different and fun options for socks. From Appaman to Tic Tac Toe you have so many different brands to choose from!

Boys’ Dressed Up Socks by Appaman): These fun argyle and striped socks come in incredible colors and feature the incredibly fun Appaman monkey logo.

Little Boys Construction Ankle Socks by Sublime Designs): These construction socks are fun and brightly colored, the little construction site graphics make them a must have for that little one that loves trucks.

Boys Funky Stripe Crew Socks by Jefferies Socks): These bold geometric colored socks are a bold and outrageous statement. They are perfect for that bold boy in your family.

Boys’ Ghosts and Bats Socks by NowaLi): these ghosts and bat socks are perfect for Halloween! Now your little one can be festive without even trying!

Let’s have a Monster Bash!!

Halloween is for fun, fright, and food! I love getting to bake and create amazing meals, snacks, and treats to spook and delight my family. This year we are planning a Halloween Monster Bash to celebrate Halloween and my youngest’s birthday (his birthday actually falls the week after Halloween but he ADORES Halloween so we celebrate then!) I get the privilege of creating an incredible birthday cake that is Halloween themed. We are planning a Monster Bash so I want to continue with the monster theme and create a monster cake.

I scoured Pinterest for incredible ideas and came up with this fun and simple design from The Cake Blog. This Monster design features frightening monster eyes on a plain white iced cake. It is so simple, and so perfect I cannot wait to bake it. My son was so excited he wanted me to do a test bake just so he could eat it twice! We didn’t do that, but we did decide that we would put a fun gel in the center of the cake to make it more ghoulish and monster-like. We plan to make white cake with that we have died green, with lemon jelly as the filling. My son thinks it will be perfect for his party.

The fun of cakes is how much you can change and still achieve the same aesthetic. While we are changing the inside of the cake to fit our purpose the outer part of the cake will remain the same as The Cake Blog’s original vision.

Spooky Decor: Halloween Decoration DIY

It is September, and for many that means back-to-school routine, cooler weather, and shorter days. In our house, it means Halloween prep. We have already established that I love holidays. I decorate for Halloween and Christmas WAY before I should. It bother’s some people. I like to do it because ti brings me joy, it brings my family joy, and when people see it they are joyful too. We could use a little more joy in this world!

So do not be upset when I tell you I am already decorated for Halloween, and my kids already have their costumes. I am by no means an over achiever. I just enjoy certain things in life, and Halloween is one of them. So I have a fun and frugal Halloween decor idea for you to try. This year we created a Vampire Welcome Mat for our front door. Thank you to Megan Andersen at Creative Live for the fangtastic idea….. I kid.

What you will need:

– Jute doormat with rubber skid on the bottom (10$ at Home Depot)
– Pencil
– Box cutter or cutting blade
– Cutting mat
– Sharpie in pink, yellow or any other medium-light color
– Acrylic paint in white or unbleached titanium, black, and red
– Medium and small sized paint brushes
– Small paper plate

All of this is fun and simple stuff, much of it we already had. Thanks to Megan I now have a really cool and unique welcome mat for the front door this Halloween. The kids and their friends have already started commenting on how cool it is. I so rarely get to be the cool mom, so I enjoy getting these kudos at Halloween. After all, holidays are the times when parents get to be kids too!