10 GREAT Books to Give Any Child

10 GREAT Books to Give Any Child

10 GREAT Books to Give Any Child

Great books are all around us and have shaped our lives over the years.  They open us to imagination, education and adventure.  Many childhood dreams and journeys begin with a great book.

I know, digital books are all the rage, but you simply cannot replace the value of a true physical book.  One that collects fingerprints, chocolate marks, a few crayon doodles and a lifetime of LOVE.  Reading has benefits beyond any screentime and for the small price paid, can be passed along through several siblings and even to next generations!

Great books make GREAT cards, gifts, collectibles and most of all, make great memories.

great childrens picture books

–Click any book picture for a detailed description of each one (and ordering info if you wish).–

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (this was one of my daughter’s favorites so it gets the #1 spot!) 

the very hungry caterpillar

Where The Wild Things Are.  This is the theme our newest grandson’s baby shower and room was surrounded by (and love of course!)  This was a new one to me, but ooooooooooooh I love it too! 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom  (umm, Calumet campers have a special bond on this phrase) 

Brown Bear Brown Bear

The Snowy Day

The Giving Tree, a MUST read and have in every home!  

Are You My Mother?  


The Little House

Make Way For Ducklings  Classic!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  We love new and return readers, you’re our reason for being here.  Browse around for some fun ideas to decorate your child’s room on a budget with DIY (no sew) Curtains and DIY (no sew) pillows.  Looking for a way to add some freebie wall art? Check out this post on how to create your own prints (video tuturorial too!)  We’ve also got some great tips on how to teach your child about saving and would love to hear your ideas too.


Womens Halloween Costumes Lookin’ Good This Year!

Womens Halloween Costumes Lookin’ Good This Year!

Womens Halloween Costumes are lookin’ good this year!  Still searching for that fun costume to wear to this year’s party? Do you dress up for the trick or treaters or at the office?  I love the escape from reality Halloween brings.  Let the ‘kid in you’ come out to play mammas !

Womens Halloween Costumes Lookin’ Good This Year!

halloween costumes


Complete this Storm Trooper look by making your husband be Vader and a child Yoda.

Storm trooper

You just can’t go wrong when you dress up as a Classic Witch.

Look like you’ve came straight from the 70’s when you wear this Hippie costume.

BANANA! This adorable Minion costume comes complete with goggles!

If you can convince your man to be Batman, this Batgirl costume is perfect.

My childhood nightmare has come alive! But this Freddy wears fishnets?


If DIY is your thing, check out these super fun diy costume ideas for grownups!

Are you a Curvy mamma?  These are the BEST Halloween Costumes for You !!


Baby Halloween Costumes You’ll Oooh and Ahh Over!

Baby Halloween Costumes You’ll Oooh and Ahh Over!

Baby Halloween Costumes You’ll Oooh and Ahh Over!

Still stuck on the perfect Baby Halloween Costumes you like ? I don’t blame you, there are just so many crazy adorable choices.  Oh, the pictures!!!  baby halloween costumes

This Dragon costume is a perfect option for going out on a cooler night. And don’t tell any Game of Thrones fans, this one is much cuter!  Mother of Dragons sorry lady but these little creatures win over here!

infant halloween costume



I can’t get over how adorable this Monkey costume is, I mean look at the tail!!  My very first stuffed animal was a monkey, I still have a fond memories of these fun little jungle babies.

infant monkey costume



If you are looking for unique, then this Garden Gnome is the one. Oh, I can almost see this one with my friend’s new grandson haha.. I wonder if she’ll notice this.  Kristen, you know how I admire your garden gnomes every summer!!  You had to know I’d think of you when I saw this one!

garden gnome


Some monsters are scary, but this Monster is sweet as can be.  Don’t even tell me your little one isn’t a little monster from time to time!  Your secret is out!



Decorate the stroller like a pot, and let your little Lobster hold a spoon.  Hahaha , this so reminds me of one of the first year baby pics of my grandson!  Nicole, do you know the pic I’m thinking of? Reno in the stock pot, ohhhh tell him to stop growing older on me!

lobster costume for baby


This Lion costume would be great matched with a tiger and a bear or for a wizard of oz theme.  Jessica, I thought of Jackson in this one or is he more a little monster (wink wink) ?  Happy Trick or Treat our newest little grandson!

infant lion costume


If I were a new mom, I think I’d have to buy one for each day of the week!  I just don’t know how I could chose from all the adorable costumes there are!

Are DIY costumes more your thing?  Oh Baby, check these cutiepatooties out!

Have kids just a little older, we have these DIY’s for Halloween too.

Furbabies heading out trick or treating or showing off in a parade this year?

Of course, the festivities aren’t complete without a few decorations to set the spirit in tune!

I’m just a little excited about Halloween this year, can you tell ?


Plus Size Halloween Costumes for the Ladies

Plus Size Halloween Costumes for the Ladies

Plus Size Halloween Costumes for the Ladies

Attention Curvy Girls!  Plus Size Halloween Costumes are HOT!  Ugly fat girl costumes are a thing of the past and curvy girl love is in!  Trick or Treat! It’s up to you.

Plus size Halloween Costumes


Cruella Deville! Cruella Deville! If she doesn’t scare you.. No evil thing will!  Lock up the dogs! She’s an evil but very Halloween worthy character.

plus size halloween costumes


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope. It’s just a super cute wonder woman plus size costume


This Atlantis Goddess costume is perfect for going out on a chilly evening.

curvy girl halloween costume


If you are trying to win a costume contest, you can’t go wrong with the Classic Witch.

curvy girl witch costume


Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of hair net to match your hair to this Poodle Skirt costume.

plus size poodle skirt


The Gothic Ghost costume is spooky, but won’t scare the kids! May scare off a few neighbors if you wear it out the next day though!

plus size gothic costume


Did you guess? Yup, Im a curvy mamma and news flash, I LOVE Halloween!  These are just a few of my favorites and I just can’t decide which one?  HELP!!!

Looking for some more ideas for Halloween, feeling a little homemade is in your holiday? check out these DIY Halloween decoration ideas.