Holiday, Holiday, Kids

Group Candy T-Shirts- Perfect Family Halloween Outfit

The finished product!

Once I had my kiddos, I became much more excited about Halloween! I love all the prep- picking out pumpkins, making gift bags for friends at school, making sure we have the right amount of candy for the big night, and of course picking out the costumes! But when I have to find outfits for us all to wear as a family, that is where I struggle to think of something creative!

Last Halloween, we were invited to a Halloween party at my son’s friend’s house from daycare. I originally thought it was just a costume party for the kids, so I figured I was all set and they would wear their regular Halloween costumes that they were planning on wearing on Halloween night. But I was in for a big surprise two days before the party when I found out the adults had to dress up too!!! Ugh!

With very little time, I had to come up with outfits that I could buy or make in one day! I had seen someone post m&m shirts being sold online and figured- I could make those! So I headed over to AC Moore to figure out my game plan. By the way, I have been loving AC Moore. It has become by go-to for so many projects which I will continue to showcase here on the blog. Lot’s of great stuff and they are always having sales or coupons which make the projects very affordable.

I had never made these shirts before so I wasn’t sure of all the supplies I would need. But I made a list of what I thought and figured I would make it up as I went along! The kids loved being able to pick out their own colors. My only goal was to have 4 different colors so we could represent an m&m pack as much as we could.

Besides the actual t-shirts, here are the main supplies I needed:

  • Felt for the letter m. Black is shown here but used the same brand and size in white for the project
  • Glue gun and extra glue refills
  • Wooden letter m to use as an outline. I chose the lower case m to match the m&m logo

First step was I laid out the white felt into one big piece. Then I used the wooden m and traced it on the white felt 4x, 1 for each tee I was making. I then cut out each m using fabric scissors. You can use regular scissors, but I already owned the fabric ones and felt they cut a little faster and the cuts were cleaner.

Next step, I laid each tee shirt flat and measured where I wanted the m to sit. Once I decided on placement, I cut out a piece of felt to use for all of the other tees so that the placement was the same on each shirt. I measured from the neckline down so that the placement could be consistent even though the t-shirts were all different sizes.

When I was happy with the placement and ready to use the glue gun, I needed a hard surface to lay the shirts on and provide stability when gluing. I used a hard place mat which also kept the glue gun steady while warming up and not in use.

It was finally time to start gluing. Once the glue gun was warmed up, I applied the glue on the underneath part of the m, ensuring I kept the original placement on the t-shirt so they would all be centered. Once I did one pass of glue, I went back and glued again around the edges to make sure the felt stayed flat and secured.

Ta-da! And here is how they looked finished! I needed to give them a little while to cool down and dry. I also re-checked to make sure all the edges were sticking and laying flat. Then all we needed to do was pick out neutral colored clothes to layer underneath so the shirts would be the pop of color. And we were ready for the party!

All in all, it was a super easy project once I had the supplies. The most time consuming part was cutting out the m’s so that they were straight and neat. Gluing them down went pretty fast. I think the total project at home took me about 2 hours.

Hope you enjoyed reading about this project and that it inspires your own m&m group costume! Happy Halloween!!

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Mother’s Day Finds @ Nordstrom

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! Have you found something special for the moms in your life? I found some great gift ideas at Nordstrom! From the traditional sleepwear and jewelry, to handbags, accessories, and even home decor. Check them out…and I wouldn’t mind if someone sends them to my family- I love all of these picks!

And if you need other ideas, click here for the Nordstrom Gift Shop! (Commission links)

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Target Finds Friday (Monday Edition): Valentine’s Day!

It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is only 3 1/2 weeks away! Were we not just celebrating Christmas?! Away……during my weekly visit to Target, they made sure we knew just how close Valentine’s is and that they are prepared with everything from gifts, apparel, and decor!

First Stop, The Dollar Spot (or Bullseye’s Playground)! Here you can find everything from these adorable valentine’s boxes for school to wine bags for date night. Unfortunately I did not see any of these on the website, but you must stop by on your next Target Trip.


These are great for the kids to collect their valentines from school. The options are endless too! They had these that are ready to go (only $3.00) and all kinds that your child can build and decorate themselves (around $5.00)!
Wine bags great for gifting or to bring bottles to a BYOB only $3.00
Adorable Dish Towels (sets of 2) only $3.00
Goody Bags perfect for class gifts only 2 for $1.00

Second Stop, Kids Apparel! You can find absolutely anything you need to outfit your girl from head to toe!


XO Tee, Friends Forever Tee. Be Mine Purse, Cat Tee, Kind Heart Tee, Short Tulle Skirt, and Maxi Tulle Skirt (my favorite). Click here for the whole collection. Outfit options were endless and adorable!

And Bella’s Choice!

Heart Hoody with Polar Fleece Sleeves

Next I strolled through the ladies department and here is what I found that caught my eye!

I think I need these PJ’s!
And these cute socks! Click here for to see all the socks.

Looking for gifts for your Galentines!! Click here for all the super fun gifts!

Finally my last stop was the home decor department!! I think these items will be used all year round! Not just for Valentines!!

I definitely need all of these pillows! How cute would they be in a girls room! Pink Fur, Ivory Sherpa, Flip Sequins, and Grey Fur.
These throws were possibly the softest throws I have ever felt! Pink throw and Ivory Heart Throw.

I just loved these mug sets! Especially the Weirdo & Weirdest set! Click these for the Love You set and Crazy in Love Set

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!!

Colleen

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 

In honor of the first of the year, we looked back on what we’ve accomplished and how we are excited for what 2019 will bring. In 2018 we took the plunge to launch Rockstar Moms. In 2019, we can’t wait to see how much it grows and helps us grow and bring enjoyment to our personal and professional lives.

To start, we wanted to share our New Years resolutions with you. 

Hi Colleen here!

As for me, I have never wanted to pressure myself with a New Years resolution. I have always let life take over and consume my everyday and not have that one thing for myself to focus on. So, for this year I am so excited to have this blog as the one thing for me to focus on for myself. This is definitely out of my comfort zone, but so far it has been nothing short of exciting to write these blogs full of my likes, thoughts, and family.
My resolution is to continue to focus on this blog and learning from all of you out there what you want to hear about!! I am super excited to watch Rockstar Moms grow!  Happy New Year’s from my family to yours!

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Hi guys, It’s Liz!

In past years, I have never really told anyone what my New Year’s resolution were. Full disclosure,  I dont know if I have ever actually come up with one. I never wanted the accountability to follow through. It was always so much easier to keep going as normal.  But as I’ve been trying to focus on this journey over the last few months, I have already learned that without accountability,  I avoid moving forward and facing so much unknown territory.  If I’m going to truly learn and grow as a person through this blog, then I need to consistently put myself out there and share.
So here goes…my New Years resolution is to post at least once a week. I know that may not seem like much, but you have to start somewhere!  Happy New Year’s from all of us!

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We would love to hear from you and what your New Year’s resolutions are, big or small!  

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous New Year and we hope you enjoy all the fun content we’ll bring you in 2019!

xoxo 

Colleen and Liz

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Target Finds Friday

As I was strolling through Target today I came across their amazing mug assortment. It reminded me of what great gifts they make, not only during the holidays but for any occasion all year long! Here were some of my favorites from today today! And for only $5.99 you can’t pass them up!

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Snuggle Mug – Sold out online, but in stock in store!

Hello Gorgeous

Strong & Beautiful

We Can Do This

Happy Day

No Drama

Shop the total assortment here

Keep in mind that if any of you still have holiday gatherings this weekend or New Years parties coming up they make great hostess gifts!! Also a great add on gift to a throw blanket or their favorite coffee shop gift card.

Enjoy the smiles they will bring!!

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Holiday FabFitFun Subscription Box

If you love a good subscription box, and who doesn’t, I think you will love the FabFitFun box.  I have been receiving this subscription for a year now and don’t have one complaint! They are filled with amazing premium products.  You can subscribe 2 ways and the options are: seasonal subscription ($49.99 each box, 1 times purchase), or an annual subscription ($179.99 or $44.99 each box, 4 times per year).

When the box arrives it is beautifully decorated.  

In each box box you will receive 8-10 full sized products.  These products will be premium beauty products, cozy, and seasonal items  that are valued around $200 for the total box. Since I have been receiving this box for a year now, I have found amazing products I would not have found without this subscription that are now a part of my beauty regimen. You will also have the option to choose between different products or you can choose to keep it a surprise, which is what I do.  They will email you when your shipment is getting ready for you to make your choices if that is what you would like to do.  A great thing about the products they choose is that if you do not use what they sent, they are great to give as gifts to others that may enjoy them.

There will also be the FabFitFun magazine.  This will have information about each of the products you received and how best to use them, an article on the cover person, and coupon codes to use on other products they are recommending.

Oh and always remember that the box is always so pretty (this holiday one especially) that you can use it to wrap a gift or use for storage.  I have 4 boxes that I have received that I use for storing items in my closet!

YAY FabFitFun!!  Enjoy!