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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

DIY Lilo costume! Our kids love Disney costumes and we are really into dressing up for Mickey’s Halloween Party!  While we would love to buy outfits from The Disney Store,…

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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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Easy DIY Agnes Costume from Despicable Me!

agnes despicable me costume no sew

With Despicable Me 3 hitting theaters this summer we were super excited to add another costume to our list.  Today we are sharing an easy DIY Agnes costume.  This costume…

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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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Boo from Monster’s Inc – Easy DIY costume!

diy boo costume

DIY Boo Costume. We have been told since our littlest was in diapers that she would make the perfect “Boo” for Halloween. We really love DIY costumes in our house…

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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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Holiday themed printables from Zootopia

Disney's Zootopia Flash

Our family is super excited about Zootopia coming to theaters, you may heard much of it just yet but I promise it is going to be one of the cutest…

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Easy Elf on the Shelf Idea – Olaf “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”

Easy elf on the shelf

I am all about Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas, in fact last year we shared our “Mediocre Elf on the Shelf Ideas“.  Our kids love it, we know they…

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DIY Disgust Costume

Last but not least in our Inside Out Costumes – Disgust! This year our family dressed up for Mickey’s Halloween Party again!  As always, we need to have Disney costumes…

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DIY Bride Costume

A bride costume is a great modest costume for a little girl.  We are not at all fans of the flirty costumes that are available to our nine year old…

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Painted Piano

I love the idea of a piano as the focal point of a room.  So many beautiful updated painted pianos were floating all over my pinterest feed and I just…

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DIY Joy Costume

My oldest is going to be “Joy” from Inside Out at Mickey’s Halloween Party and she can’t wait.  She was a bit disappointed when she learned I would not be…

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DIY Anger Costume

And to further our DIY Inside Out costume series – I bring to you ‘Anger’!  Our whole family is dressing up together and poor Harry got stuck with Anger.  Anger…

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DIY Fear Costume

As part of our family of five Inside Out Halloween costumes my son was excited to play FEAR.  Just like the other costumes this was a DIY Fear costume made…

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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!