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Fabric Friday

Let’s hear it for the boys! With this Print & Pattern, Boys Toys, Travel Sky fabric. That is not to say there’s not a handful of girls out there who would love to obsess over all the planes, boats and automobiles. To enter for a chance to win one yard of Print & Pattern, Boys… Read more »

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Friday I’m in Love (and So Lonely)

Last Friday, Jacinda was here. Look how happy I was! This Friday is so gray and dreary in comparison. We can’t wait to show you the ten million crafts we worked on. So. Fun. But at least I can read this amazing interview she did with Texas M.I.L.K. (Texas Moms I’d Like to Know), before… Read more »

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DIY No-Sew Animal Masks (Free Template)

Halloween is only one week away, can you believe it? Better question, does everyone have their Halloween costumes picked out? Last week Cakies shared these beautiful DIY Halloween Headbands for a witch, cat, burst of sunshine and magic dragon. Today, it’s all about animals, bugs and one very bejeweled octopus mask we made for the… Read more »

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Bluebirds, Fairies and Magic Dragons: The Best of Prudent Baby DIY Halloween Costumes

Jacinda made this beautiful Bluebird Costume last year and now you can make it too. Looking for the perfect accessory to top off their costumes? Maybe one of these DIY Halloween Headbands for Witch, Cat, Sunshine and Dragon can help. Sew up a Tinkerbell Fairy Costume along with the Tutu-torial and Homemade Fairy Wings. Use… Read more »

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Fabric Friday

Let’s hear it for the boys! With this Print & Pattern, Boys Toys, Travel Sky fabric. That is not to say there’s not a handful of girls out there who would love to obsess over all the planes, boats and automobiles.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Print & Pattern, Boys Toys, Travel Sky tell us who you would make something for with this fabric. I think I would want to use it for the lining of a jacket for my little nephew. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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Friday I’m in Love (and So Lonely)

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Last Friday, Jacinda was here. Look how happy I was! This Friday is so gray and dreary in comparison. We can’t wait to show you the ten million crafts we worked on. So. Fun.

But at least I can read this amazing interview she did with Texas M.I.L.K. (Texas Moms I’d Like to Know), before giving her much-tweeted speech on building your blog business at the Texas Conference for Women on Tuesday. I know there was a crowd of hundreds – were any of you there? Jealous!

And at least I have Princess Cheese to keep me company. Our sweet little shelter mutt is now 7 weeks in our home, fully healed from pneumonia, mange, kennel cough, and spaying. Now that’s she’s feeling better… well, let’s say her energy level has gone way up. She’s not the mellow angel we had grown used to, so tomorrow it’s off to training class we go. Wish us luck.

Oh, and my (eek!) new car (smells…so…good…for like five more minutes until it’s littered with cheeze-it crumbles, karate belts, and 2,431 scribbled montessori inset sheets). But this car has a “special table” in it, which is all Scarlet ever needed to make her happy (and which I have decided is a privilege to use only available to those who don’t litter my car). Well, that table and her new ladybug girl given to her by our buddy Eva from Skate Mamas.

And my daughter. The prudent dad has been away all week so we’ve been having snuggle parties and the like. My future litigator presented me with a proposal upon her father’s departure: “If you stay in your bed alone and I stay in my bed alone, we will both feel lonely. But I could stay in your bed with you, and then we will be happy together.” Who could argue with that?

And then my brain turned to jello and my heart dripped right onto the floor. Now I’m just a puddle.

Obsessed with taking pics of your kid? On Instagram? @misskubelik is the winner of last week’s #sleepyhead contest. Look at that little newbie! Welcome to the world Harper Sheridan!

This week we’re all about Halloween up in here, so show us your costume pics! Tag photos with #cutestcostume and #thisweekonprudentbaby. We will pick a favorite and post it here next week. We are loving all of your sweet baby photos. If you havent seen them, visit #thisweekonprudentbaby on instagram and follow@prudentjacinda and @prudentjaime to join the party.

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Throw A Robot Themed Birthday Party: Meep Morp

My awesome friend, blogger, and Prudent Mama Macki recently threw her adorable son Lincoln a robot themed third birthday party, complete with DIY pinata, homemade robot cake, and amazing tin can magnet robot favors (get the tute for those here).

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Scarlet’s favorite part was decorating her own cardboard box robot costume, and she still wears her robot headband to school. Check out how fun it was in our video, and get inspired for your own small wonder’s party. And don’t forget to subscribe to our you tube channel!

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DIY No-Sew Animal Masks (Free Template)


Halloween is only one week away, can you believe it? Better question, does everyone have their Halloween costumes picked out? Last week Cakies shared these beautiful DIY Halloween Headbands for a witch, cat, burst of sunshine and magic dragon. Today, it’s all about animals, bugs and one very bejeweled octopus mask we made for the How to Make a Mask video on DailyCandy Kids. Let’s begin with the Pretty Ladybug……

Fantastic Mr. Fox (Inspired by these beauties)…

Bejeweled Octopus…

and Curious Koala (or Wise Ol’ Owl)…

Keep reading to see the Pretty Panda, Beautiful Bird and Fluttering Butterfly masks along with the free downloadable template…

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Giveaway Winner: My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal)


Jaime’s newest book, My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal) has hit the shelves! Take a sneak peek inside and hear Jaime talk about her inspiration behind writing it on The Mom’s View. Today we will announce who won a copy of My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal), but first I’ll tell you a bit more about this beautiful book…

Inside My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter you’ll find that it is divided into 21 sections based on the many different aspects of life such as, love, friendship, work, travel and knowing yourself. Prompts like, Things I hope we will enjoy when you are older or What I’ve learned about being content are on every page to help you get started. You’ll also find new pieces of prudent advice, as well as ones that will always ring true, Be where you are. This one is my personal favorite.

Find out who won a copy of My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal) after the jump…

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Bluebirds, Fairies and Magic Dragons: The Best of Prudent Baby DIY Halloween Costumes

Jacinda made this beautiful Bluebird Costume last year and now you can make it too.


Looking for the perfect accessory to top off their costumes? Maybe one of these DIY Halloween Headbands for Witch, Cat, Sunshine and Dragon can help.


Sew up a Tinkerbell Fairy Costume along with the Tutu-torial and Homemade Fairy Wings.


Use scrap fabric to make a set of beautiful wings.


Turn your baby into a Zombie instantly. Also check out the Easy Poodle Skirt and Candy Corn Hat for last-minute costume solutions.


What about you? The Birds costume is a great way to go when you are short on time.

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DIY 2-in-1 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag


This DIY 2-in-1 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag will be a lifesaver come Halloween night because it goes from this stay-open tote to…


An easy to close drawstring bag, perfect for keeping Halloween treats tucked away.

Palak from Make It Handmade came up with this cute idea when she knew her little toddlers were going to want to trick-or-treat without any help. Genius! She is also a wiz at coming up with quick solutions like a 2-Minute Hair Bows and Simple Stuffed Toys. If you own a serger and find yourself getting frustrated all too often, check out her Relationship Rescue: You and Your Serger series.

Keep reading for the DIY 2-in-1 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag tutorial after the jump…

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