ghost terrarium

We’re always entertained by the information our boys report after playing with friends. Hearing the wind pick up outside and asking “Is it gale force, mom?”, begging to be Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween when they’ve never seen a Pirates movie, etc…So, when one of our little ones came home with twenty questions about ghosts, we figured it was time to take the spook out of this holiday…why not have a ghost for a pet?

Here’s what you’ll need:
Ghost Terrarium | Small Fry

A little floral moss cut to fit the jar’s base, a jar, parchment paper and a marker for the ghost and whatever foliage fit for your new pet. Then we sent them on a daytime ghost hunt, and hid this little guy for them to find. Snatch it up with a net, and introduce it to its new home! So far we’ve learned that ghosts love wheat thins and juice boxes.

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Have you had any luck convincing your kids that Halloween really isn’t all that scary? We’d love to hear what’s worked for you!

More Halloween Posts you might’ve missed:

One Non-Spooky Fall Harvest Party // Graveyard Party Dip // 2 Step (store bought) Witch Hat Cookies

Tiny Tourist : Perth, Australia

We’re thrilled to have Keeley Whitford all the way from Perth Australia, sharing her favorite stops in the Great Down Under. Perth is the capital of the state of Western Australia, and is

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Sorrento is where we live, we are about a three minute walk from this beach. We walk along the coast at least three times a week, Hugo loves the beach and watching cars drive past along the coast road while he’s in the pram. Right on Sorrento Beach is our favourite place to eat, Voyage, which is wonderful for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Hillary’s Boat Harbor is just a ten minute walk from Sorrento, it is the go-to place year-around. We love to enjoy fish and chips in the sunshinehere. We are down here at least once a week as it’s so close to home.Tiny Tourist | Australia

Caversham Wildlife Park is the place to go to get up close with koalas and kangaroos, there is so many other animals here to see as well. Hugo just loved the koalas, this was the first time we’d taken him but we will be sure to go back soon.Tiny Tourist | Australia

Kings Park has one of the most beautiful views of Perth City and great parks, trails, tracks and places to eat. There are lots of great exploratory amusements for toddlers on up! This is a must see for any Perth visitors!Tiny Tourist | AustraliaTiny Tourist | Australia

Scitech is a Science Education Centre, this is more for older kids but they have a great toddler section with fun things for babies and toddlers to do and see.

Tiny Tourist | Australia

More Perth Stops:

Adventure World // Rottnest Island (travel by ferry!) // Costletoe Beach Small Fry | Tiny Tour Perth

Isn’t it gorgeous? Thanks Keeley for sharing your city with us! Follow along with Keeley on her Instagram page @keelswhitford.

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We also have a fun announcement! The Ford Fiesta Movement has inspired us to join along with their three month campaign. Each month they offer a prompt, October is “Style”, and we get to come up with a project that fits their theme. We thought it would be fun to enlist you, dear readers, to make it interactive. If you have a post you’d like to see, a project, an adventure, anything that incorporates STYLE, let us know in the comments! We’ll be back next week to share what we came up with, with your guidance of course.

In the meantime, check out what the other Fiesta-ers have come up with for Style here.

Small Fry Films : Alpine Meadows

With the weather cooling off, we can’t help but think back to warmer days. We’re happy to present Alpine Meadows, a film shot with Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films with Sydney and Everett Poulton of The Daybook.

Sydney is one of those rare gems where effortless beauty (no really, we’ve seen her roll out of bed looking gorgeous) meets quiet wisdom, and is punctuated by a hilarious sense of humor. You will not find a more genuine person, with more love to give, then Sydney. You can see it plain as day, isn’t that tiny Everett a lucky boy? One thing we so admire about her is the support she offers her husband. While he works full-time and attends school and studies until late in the evening, her attentive devotion to her boys is unwavering. Yet you’ll never hear her complain, unless it’s to offer sympathy for her hardworking partner. Sydney’s Daybook is a definite must read!

Follow along with her lifestyle and fashion blog The Daybook, and her day to day happenings via Instagram and Twitter (@sydneyliann) and Pinterest.

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FRYday : Nicole

Nic-FRYdayToday was a wonderful kind of day. Fall is here, the air was cold, wind and rain scattered through the day and the kids and I didn’t leave the house. I’m always grateful for all the adventures I get to take with them, but life is busy! It’s so incredible to take a day to cuddle on the couch and do nothing but kiss their faces and soak up being a momma. No distractions. I think i’ll do it all weekend long. I hope your Friday is wonderful! Happy Weekend!

 xo

 

ballet flats 3 ways

Nothing gives us greater craft-joy then upgrading simple basics. Today we tried out three simple techniques to give your girl (or your) flats a little extra something. We snagged these at H&M, but Joe Fresh has some perfect ones here, too. Here’s what you’ll do:

DIPPED //  For the asymmetrical gold dipped flats, all you need is painter’s tape and gold spray paint! Tape of your desired design and then cover the rest of the shoe with paper towel to avoid getting any over-spray. Let each coat dry, we only needed two, and then remove the tape! Easy, right?

ballet flats three ways

CONFETTIED // These were taken from our friend Kelly over at the flawless Studio DIY. We told her we had to make a mini-pair and she so sweet to let us snag her tutorial. Find the steps here.

TASSELED // We found this simple metallic gold cording at our local craft store. There are lots of techniques for making tassels, but we created an even easier way!tassle flat and miss j handmade headband Cut 5-6 strips of cording and then using a glue gun you’ll dot each one, one at a time, right in the middle. Then layer each piece of cord on top of one another, creating this sunburst shape. Then fold all the pieces down and wrap with the last piece of cording, glueing it in place. Then super glue the tassel in place on the shoe and you’re done!

how to make a tassel

So do you have a favorite? If you make these (or any of our other crafts) tag #SFprojects so we can check it out and share with everyone!

More Shoe Upgrades in case you missed them:

Canvas Sneakers // Patriotic Flag sneakers

WHERE TO BUY:

✔H&M Flats with the bows removed

✔Glitter paper, gold cording, and gold spray paint found at Hobby Lobby.

✔Our model is sporting a Miss J Handmade headband, MJH launched their new site and fall line of blankets, leggings, headbands and more today, we’re loving the Big Dipper line.

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