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The best Percy Jackson costume

My son is twelve and has asked for the easiest costume ever for Halloween.  If you have a kid that is obsessed with Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, make sure…

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Edna Mode Costume – The BEST No Sew Edna Mode Costume!

DIY Edna Mode Costume

Our kids love The Incredibles.  We love both movies and we knew this year that we had to let our littlest dress up at Edna Mode for Halloween.  Edna Mode…

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Boo from Monster’s Inc – Easy DIY costume!

diy boo costume

Boo is one of the easiest costumes in the world to DIY!  Whether you are dressing up your baby, school aged child, or even yourself, this costume is quick and…

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Peter Pan and Wendy Costumes : Boy & Girl Twin Costume Ideas

Peter Pan and Wendy is one the sweetest group costume ideas ever.  Peter Pan and Tinker Bell are a very popular choice, but we chose Peter and Wendy Darling for…

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Easy DIY Agnes Costume from Despicable Me!

agnes despicable me costume no sew

Agnes is the cutest of all the characters in Despicable Me.  I am excited to share this adorable and easy DIY Agnes Costume. This sweet no sew costume is one…

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No Sew DIY Thor costume

no sew Thor costume

Avenger fans rejoice! We have an awesome DIY No Sew Thor Costume.  This Super Hero costume is easy to make and involves no sewing at all.  Great for Halloween, parties,…

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Fiber + Bloom – highlighting artists

aryn beeson macrame

Crafty people are my favorite kind of people.  I have always been artistic and crafty, it is in my blood.  While I consider myself very creative and talented, I have…

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DIY Nanea Necklace

make a nanea necklace

The newest addition to my daughter’s American Girl Doll Collection is Nanea. Nanea joined the beautiful BeForever collection in August of 2017. Nanea is such a great addition, and we…

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“Don’t Forget My Hearts Mom!” Easy Valentine’s Day Tradition

Hearts On the Door Valentines Day

Last year we started a ridiculously easy Valentine’s Day Tradition in our house.  We knew it would be a hit, but we didn’t realize how much they would love it. …

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Thanksgiving Free Printable : Easy Thankful Door Trees

Thanksgiving tree printable

Thanksgiving is an American tradition.  Thanksgiving offers us the reminder to pause and think about what we are thankful for.  It is important in our family that our kids know…

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Easy Robin Hood and Maid Marian Costumes

maid marian costume and robin hood

It is Halloween costume season! If you are looking for a fun couple’s costume, we have several ideas here on Highlights Along The Way!  Because we love Disney and regularly…

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Lilo Costume : Easy NO SEW Halloween DIY

DIY Lilo Costume

Lilo is one of the sweetest and easiest DIY Costumes you can make!  Without breaking out a sewing machine, you can make this no-sew Lilo and Stitch costume.  With these…

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DIY Disney Halloween Costume Round Up

Disney Halloween Costume Round Up

We LOVE to make our own easy DIY Disney Costumes.  Once again we are sharing a round up of Disney costumes for inspiration as we go into the holiday season. …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Card with Candy Canes

Don’t hate me, but Valentine’s Day is not my jam.  More specifically, Valentine’s Day parties at kid’s schools are not my jam.  I will never be accused of an over…

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Make a DIY Ornament out of kids Sports Medals for your Christmas Tree!

kids sports medals ornament

Kids sports are so fun.  Our kids have played soccer, basketball, karate, flag football, lacrosse, and more over the years. It is not uncommon for one of our kids to…

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Finding Dory Pumpkin Carving Stencil and Halloween Party ideas!

Finding Dory Pumpkin carving stencil easy

.Halloween is right around the corner.  Finding Dory is also available today on Digital HD. Yay!  As part of the Finding Dory Blu Ray event I attended at Walt Disney…

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A tour of Mission Santa Barbara and a FREE activity sheet

Santa Barbara Mission free printable

Mission Santa Barbara is a beautiful piece of history! Check out our pictures and free printable below!   As a home schooling family we try to make learning part of…

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Summer Bucket List FREE Printable!

summer bucket list printable

Summer is here for just about everyone!  Our kids have been home with free time for about a week and we have already had a couple moments of “I don’t…

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Design tips for a Small Bathroom

Design tips for a small bathroom is a sponsored partnership with Bed Bath and Beyond. We recently added on a small powder room to our house.  We have five people…

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Kids Bathroom Organization

  We currently have three kids sharing a standard 80’s guest bathroom.  While we have always done our best to practice the art of thankfulness for actually having running water…

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DIY

We are a Do It Yourself kind of family.  We hope that you will find some fun kid’s crafts, costume ideas, and home improvement projects that are a lot of fun here!  Most of our costumes are thrift store make overs and Disney inspired!  Many of our crafts are also easy and are great for kid’s birthday parties, holiday gifts, and more.  We use our own house as the canvas for many of our home decor and home DIY projects; decorating the kid’s rooms is my favorite!  I hope you will find some inspiration here!