DIY bat signal

We are proud to say that we are members of Wayfair Homemakers! We became big fans of Wayfair after we learned about the large online destination for a zillion things home at Alt. Wayfair has a beautiful and gigantic selection of furniture, home decor and goods for every shape and style home, and there’s fabulous ideas, projects and inspiration by Wayfair Homemakers you will find there too.

Just in time for Halloween, yours truly makes an appearance on Wayfair Homemakers to share how you can create and call for Batman to rescue you this Halloween with your own DIY Bat Signal.

Our signal is up…fingers crossed Christian Bale stops by.

DIY bat signal

You can find more amazing Halloween ideas on the Wayfair Housewarming Party Linkup that Mary Beth of Cupcakes & Crinoline is hosting. Our DIY Monster Cups are featured, and we couldn’t be more thrilled, so make sure to stop by.

{image via j. sorelle}

‘i believe in pink’ birthday gift

i believe in pink birthday gift_jsorelle

We can never get enough Audrey Hepburn, and we can never get enough of the color pink {correction: Jodi and Jessica can never get enough pink}. So, the two combined just made perfect sense. We love the Audrey Hepburn quote, “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

So, we revamped the quote for a recent birthday gift. I believe in pink…and I believe in celebrating birthdays. We filled a black and pink metal box with all things pink you can find at a local big-box retailer such as pink chapstick, pink nail polish, pink polka dot straws, pink tic-tacs, a balloon with pink note on it, pink candles, a custom chalkboard matchbox {standard matchbox painted with chalkboard paint}, a Via Starbucks Refresher packet and a Chocolove Raspberries in dark chocolate bar.

As for the quote, we used our new favorite find, Sharpie Oil-Based Paints to write on the metal box with the help of Chacopaper transfer paper.

I believe in pink_jsorelle

i believe in pink birthday gift_jsorelle

i believe in pink birthday gift_jsorelle

i believe in pink birthday gift_jsorelle

Whether it’s October, December, March or June, there’s always room for pink, which means you can give a gift like this year-round. We believe in pink! Do you?

{images via j. sorelle}

halloween costumes…and favors to match

Our mom {one truly amazing woman} is what we call match-matchy. She likes to match everything, perfectly…all the time. It stresses her beautiful mind when colors or tones are slightly off. Jenna, on the other hand is the total opposite. She prefers for things not to match, and finds a way to make it work. Now can you imagine the scene at our house every morning before school when Jenna walked down the stairs and saw or heard my mother’s reaction to her mis-matched clothes? Oh the memories!

We never really thought about matching our kids costumes to Halloween treats they bring to school…until today.

Our kiddos are going to be Toothless and Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, and Periwinkle from Secret of the Wings. Here’s what we came up with for matching favors…

Toothless
Favor | Costume
Favor is made with Astrobrights Papers and a modified free printable found at Confetti Sunshine. We used Microsoft word to modify the size and add Dragon Egg text. Fill easter eggs with skittles, m&m’s or whatever egg-like candy you choose and place in a bag with shreds that resembles a nest.

toothless costume and favor

Periwinkle
Favor | Costume
Create pixie dust with Jelly Beans. Place the jelly beans in a clear cellophane bag, wrap the bag with green tissue paper, tie a bow, then add a cute pixie dust label.
periwinkle and pixiedust

If you prefer non-candy options and your little one is dressing up in one of the popular costumes below, you might just be bitten by the ‘matching bug.’

Rapunzel
Favor | Costume

rapunzel halloween costume and favor

Spiderman
Favor | Costume

spiderman halloween costume and favor

Dorothy
Favor | Costume

dorothy costume and favor

Pirate
Favor | Costume

pirate costume and favor

Olaf
Favor | Costume

olaf halloween costume and matching favor

{images via j. sorelle, Paging Supermom, JC Penney, Reading Confetti, Oriental Trading, Target, Pottery Barn Kids, Party City and Spirit Halloween}

live in leggings + giveaway

white plum leggings_jsorelleWe are sisters. We all have brown hair and brown eyes. We are all moms and wives. We have similar morals. We are all stubborn. We all love our family.

We are also VERY different. Our personalities are different, our body types are different and our styles are different. Jessica, unorganized and wanna-be-Martha, prefers to live in leggings, UGGS or tall, rider boots and long sleeve shirts {no itchy sweaters for her} throughout the winter. Jenna, super organized and total type-A, wears heels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She is obsessed with black and white. She loves to dress up and create her own trends. Jodi, honest and matter-of-fact, loves her leggings and yoga pants, bright colors and UGG boots; however she has had to dress a big, beautiful bump lately. Oh, and let’s not forget that Jessica will always have a tummy bump {I can totally relate to what Jennifer Garner said on Ellen…you go girl}, Jenna will always have a skinny, model-type body. Jodi will always need to manage her thunder thighs. Jessica and Jenna will always have flat, mom butts {until we make it a priority to change that} and Jodi will always have a bubble tush. It’s all who we are, and it’s what God gave us to work with and embrace.

Well, guess what? We all found one thing we love to wear – and we can all make it work to fit our body types personality. White Plum leggings. Ladies, let us tell you – they are heavenly. They are one size fits all…even a preggo mama, with an 8-month-big belly found them comfortable.

white plum leggings_jsorelle

Jessica was fortunate enough to meet White Plum’s creator and founder, Hilary, and  social media guru, Liz, at Alt this summer. They were lovely. They had amazing business cards, and by business cards, we mean, a beautiful scarf and necklace. They were kind. They had a good, success story. And, even better, they sell great products at reasonable prices.

Lucky for y’all, White Plum is giving away a pair of leggings today. There is something for everyone – every color and pattern your fashionista mind can imagine. See the Rafflecopter information at the bottom of this post to enter.

white plum leggings_jsorelle

white plum leggings

And that’s a wrap!

white plum leggings_jsorelle

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

j. sorelle received products for this post, however we love White Plum even if they didn’t send us product, and all opinions are ours, we promise. 

{images via j. sorelle}

a witches brew everyone will stir over this halloween

witches brew_jsorelle

We have exciting news…Jessica is a contributor to Momtastic. So, if you haven’t visited Momtastic already, make it a point to stop by. Whether you’re in the mood for Hollywood’s latest entertainment news, snack and dinner ideas, family and relationship advice, decor and entertaining tips, DIY ideas or the latest fashion trends, you will find Momtastic to be an amazing resource.

Yesterday, Jessica shared a fabulous, brewtastic Halloween favor idea and FREE PRINTABLE {by Jenna at Fleur de Lis} with an adorable poem, so don’t wait any longer and click here.

{image via j. sorelle}