A friend of mine shared this article with me yesterday written by Lindsay Ferrier of Suburban Turmoil.  It is titled "Warped Childhood, Restoration Hardware Style", and features photos from the Restoration Hardware baby & Kids catalog with some rather funny captions.  Here's an excerpt: [caption id="attachment_6941" align="aligncenter" width="600"]restoration hardware baby & child restoration hardware baby & child[/caption]

"Realizing that playthings would certainly spoil the aesthetic of their daughter’s bedroom, little Emmaline Clothilde Sinclair-Murray’s parents wisely limited her to an iPad and one rag doll. "

Really, you should read the article simply for the children's names the author chooses.  They are hilarious, and in my opinion, the best element of the whole piece.  But what really struck me is the heart of what the author is saying, and what I have actually been thinking about lately as I put together my daughters room.

Ahoy matey!  Welcome to the fourth and final day of the DIY Halloween Costume series!  Today I have to present to you my favorite little pirate.  Not only is he wearing a super cute pirate costume from Pottery Barn Kids, he is also donning a homemade pirate eye patch made by yours truly.  Let's get to the DIY so you can make one of your own for your pirate or piratess.  (piratess = girl pirate)

Is there a sweet little butterfly/fairy/princess in your life that needs an adorable headband for Halloween?  Keep reading for the easy tutorial (and free printable!) to find out how to get all of this cuteness for yourself! (PLUS this headband is amazing because it STAYS ON and does not irritate baby - and mine is usually highly irritated by all things headware - practicality and prettiness?  You got it!)

uAr2Qj1380510824 Meet my Muscleman.  Yes, this is my child that was holding up his head the day he was born, crawling at five months, and running at eight months.  He has always been full of life and zest and energy, and yes, muscles.  So when we saw the Pottery Barn Kids Muscleman costume, we knew it was perfect for him. Of course, no muscleman becomes a muscleman without lifting iron, right?  So I got to work creating the perfect barbell.  Gather a few items, and you will be ready to start crafting!