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Babies & Bumps 2015 Recap

Babies & Bumps 2015 Recap

We hope you had as much fun as we did

A Passion for Thrifted Fashion

A Passion for Thrifted Fashion

Affordable Style

  By Phoebe Verkouw It’s May…

Party Planning—Without the Stress!

Party Planning—Without the Stress!

It's Party Time

By Gigi Mallatt • Photography by…

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!

Father's Day Gift Idea's for the 7th-Inning Stretch

  By Shannon Smith Buy him…

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy

Feet Stomping, Hand Clapping Goodness

By: Jordan Venema Photography by Samantha…

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Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!
26 May 2015 18:24

  By Shannon Smith Buy him some peanuts and crackerjacks—show that important Dad in your life that you’re his #1 fan with one of these ‘outta the park’ picks for Father’s Day!

Party Planning—Without the Stress!
26 May 2015 17:47

By Gigi Mallatt • Photography by Ligia Ann Photography Have you ever attended a birthday party where the host or hostess is running around frantic, panicked, and completely stressed out? Chances are, the planning of t [ ... ]

Soothing the Stings, Bites, and Burns of Summer
26 May 2015 17:00

By Ashley Talmadge Ahhh, summer! The joy of being in the great outdoors seems endless. Yet, the season also brings an abundance of biting insects, harsh sunrays, and rash-producing plants. When exuberant squeals turn in [ ... ]

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy
26 May 2015 16:30

By: Jordan Venema Photography by Samantha DeLeon Photography | SamanthaDeleonPhotography.wordpress.com The Poodlums break down musical equipment as children approach them shyly. “I just wanted to say you guys did rea [ ... ]

Shannon & Raychell’s June Juice Challenge
22 May 2015 20:24

  Edited by Shannon Smith After the article on juicing last month, Raychell and I were inspired to give an all juice cleanse a try. I had been feeling a little run down, not sleeping well, and relying on Dutch Bro [ ... ]

Meet Jordan
22 May 2015 19:56

  Sacramento Parent’s newest writer on moving to Sactown and his non-traditional approach to fatherhood By Michelle McDaid Name: Jordan Venema Children: Cassian, 6 years-old Writer, Jordan Venema is Sacramen [ ... ]

Considering Day Camp?
30 Apr 2015 17:19

  10 Questions to Ask   Fortunately, we live in an area where there are camp options to meet every interest, price range, and schedule throughout Greater Sacramento. Knowing your options, as well as your chi [ ... ]

The Gift of Camp: Skill, Adventure & All Kinds of ...
28 Apr 2015 20:22

    By Gayla Grace I treasure the stories my children tell after arriving home from camp. Their daily adventures include experiences that build character and bond relationships. Every camp has a unique way o [ ... ]

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How to Make a Felt Halloween Banner

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DIY Decorating
By Jennifer Schroeder
 
 
 
 
 
Still decorating for Halloween? Here's a simple, inexpensive (and super-cute!) banner tutorial that will have your house looking festive in no time at all. Don't sew? Just replace thread and needle for hot glue, and you can join in the fun too!

Supplies you'll need:
felt (various colors)
thread or hot glue gun
ribbon
stuffing 

 
 
Step 1: Make a template for each of the shapes you want. I made a pumpkin, candy corn, bat and ghost. If you don't want to freehand it, you can find many templates online.
 
 
Step 2: Cut out the shapes by tracing around your template with a pen. Make sure to cut two at a time so you have a front and back. Sew eyes on, then sew together, making sure to leave a 1-inch opening to stuff.
 
 
Step 3: Stuff your shapes then sew closed.
 
 
Step 4: Sew your shapes to your ribbon. You can glue on little bows to up the cuteness and cover up your seams.
 
 
Now step back and enjoy your handiwork. You are finished!
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Schroeder lives in Sacramento with her husband/best friend and their four children. To seestep-by- step photos for this craft, plus more of Jennifer's fabulous tutorials and style finds, visit her blog:  My Life... A Happy Circus.