DIY Holiday Gift Pouch

Can you believe we have less than 2 weeks until Christmas? *Runs around to do all the things.* I’ve been spending my days on the couch with a baby in one arm and a remote in the other most of the month, but I did manage to do a few Christmas-themed projects! So, let’s talk about these gift pouches and why I love them. First off, they’re super affordable. Second, they’re adorable. And third, they’re so easy to make that the whole family can get involved. The full DIY is on the Pinhole Press blog.

 This Easy DIY holiday gift pouch is a perfect alternative to gift wrap! It’s eco-friendly and reusable. Plus it’s colorful and cute! Visit partyhardiy.com for more info. #giftwrap #christmasdiy #giftbag #christmascrafts #christmasgifts

So, what can you use these pouches for? The possibilities are endless! I’ve used them for gift cards, mini wine bottles, stocking stuffers… you could put a cute pair of socks, makeup, sprinkles, or even cookie mix!

 This Easy DIY holiday gift pouch is a perfect alternative to gift wrap! It’s eco-friendly and reusable. Plus it’s colorful and cute! Visit partyhardiy.com for more info. #giftwrap #christmasdiy #giftbag #christmascrafts #christmasgifts

They’re the perfect size to hold your smaller goodies and you can paint them in any color! I used my fave modern Christmas palette of pink, red, aqua blue and emerald green.

 This Easy DIY holiday gift pouch is a perfect alternative to gift wrap! It’s eco-friendly and reusable. Plus it’s colorful and cute! Visit partyhardiy.com for more info. #giftwrap #christmasdiy #giftbag #christmascrafts #christmasgifts

So head on over to the Pinhole Press blog for the full how-to so you can make these bad boys for yourself!

Hailey’s 1 Month Update

I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! I’m starting to understand why my parents would always say it seems like just yesterday they brought me home from the hospital. This month really flew by, and while I’m loving that she’s awake more, I miss how teeny tiny she was. I really wanted to do a fun, themed photo shoot each month with a number made out of items or something, but there just wasn't time. I took her first set of photos on Halloween in her costume with the sign, then did another photoshoot when she was looking cute a couple days later. It turns out, I accidentally did a theme because they’re both unicorns! So, I guess I can do something like this for the other months.

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

At one month old, Hailey is 8 lbs 6 oz and 21 inches tall. She’s still wearing newborn size clothes. She loves to wear sleeper pajamas, although her fashion item of choice is a diaper and nothing else!

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

Sleeping Beauty

The first few weeks were pretty interesting. Hailey was a really sleepy baby, and didn’t really want to eat. She would often cluster feed then sleep for long periods of time. She’s a night owl, so we took care of her in shifts. John got the overnight shift and I took the early morning one. We basically slept on the couch, because Hailey didn’t like her bassinet and preferred to be in our arms. We’d watch tv or movies and every couple of hours I’d feed her. 

Trying to get her to wake up was pretty comical. We’d strip her down to a diaper, change her, poke her, sing to her, “yell” at her to wake up, put our cold hands on her... basically anything we could to wake her up. It usually didn’t work. She’s open one eye, or look like she might wake up, but she’d just fall right back asleep again as if nothing happened. She reminds everyone of me when they try to wake me up! I’m a very heavy sleeper haha. 

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.
 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

Jaundice 

Because Hailey had a different blood type than I did, and because she didn’t really eat very often, she ended up becoming jaundice. We had to take her to the doctor every few days to track it, including a lab where they had to take blood work. It was so sad seeing her get pricked when she was so so tiny. We also had to make sure we woke her up every few hours to feed her, because that’s the best way to flush it out.  Luckily, within a couple of weeks it went away and she’s perfectly healthy now. 

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.
 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

Snack Time

She loves mommy’s boobies, but isn’t a fan of the formula we’re supplementing. She’s an aggressive little eater, but it’s the cutest thing watching her. I have scratch marks from her nails and a big bruise on my nipple but hey, as long as she’s fed! Breastfeeding was a struggle at first (blog post coming soon!) but we’ve gotten the hang of it and we have a rhythm now. Hailey eats more than I can provide, so we supplement formula. At first she didn’t care either way, but she’s definitely preferring the “boobie” over the formula now. She even prefers it fresh from the boobie over getting it from a bottle of pumped milk. 

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.
 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

Smiles

Hailey’s only given us a few short smiles, and we get so excited to see them! She smiles in her sleep mostly (a reflex) so if you watch her you can catch one! (There’s also a video of it on my Instagram stories LINK). 

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

Songs

I like to sing “Row Your Boat” and “the wheels on the bus” to Hailey. I also looove Disney songs, so I sing them to her as lullabied, or I play a Disney playlist while doing bicycle legs with her. 

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

My Favorite Things

Like most babies, Hailey likes ceiling fans- she spends a lot of time laying down, and they’re the only thing up there. She likes car rides and mommy and daddy. She loves to snuggle and obviously, sleeping! Her very favorite thing is probably mommy’s boobies- they do feed her, after all! 

 I can’t believe it- Hailey is already a month old!! Click through for the full update.

All in all, we love our little Hailey and we are so excited to see her grow even more!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

As you probably know, I had a baby this year and things have gotten super hectic! I don’t really have tons of time for Thanksgiving blog posts (or projects!) which makes me super sad. However, snuggling this little baby takes some of that pain away ;) Since I’ve been blogging for a few years now, I’ve accumulated quite a few Thanksgiving blog posts, so I figured this year I can do a roundup for you with some great colorful Thanksgiving ideas! You can go back in time to the very first Thanksgiving (or… back to 2016 to Party HarDIY’s first Thanksgiving) and see some really fun ideas to take your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) to the next level!

 Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

Plan a Glam Friendsgiving Dinner

If you like colorful pumpkins, sequins, and flowers, you’re going to love this glam friendsgiving dinner post! It’s full of simple advice so you can get your dinner all glammed up without too much effort on your part. You can also see my… unique… photos from 2 years ago! I’ve definitely improved since then (thank goodness!) but hey, we all start somewhere right?! If you’re interested in improving your photos too, check out these blog posts.


Roundup: The Best Colorful Thanksgiving Printables

Once you’ve got your table set up, you need to add some cute printables! These are all free, and include items like food labels, a menu, placemats and even games! They’re sourced from some of my favorite bloggers, so go on and snag some freebies for your table!


9 Tutorials to Help You Build the Best Thanksgiving

With this post, we’ve got some really fun and colorful Thanksgiving ideas so you can have a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving dinner!


DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkin

Dress up your table with a centerpiece featuring this floral pumpkin! You can purchase the supplies with a quick trip to Michael’s. Your guests are sure to love it!



Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Placecards

Give everyone a seat at the table with these easy placecards! There’s 3 awesome mix-and-match designs to choose from, and they can be customized in any color!



DIY Colorful Leaf Garland

Take your decor to the next level with this fun and colorful garland! It’s super easy to make. For a last-minute edition, swap out the fabric leaves for real leaves so you don’t have to wait for shipping!

 Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

The newest DIY to join the bunch! These DIY drink markers are SO easy to make, and they’re super cute! They’d make a great keepsake for your guests, so they can always mark their drinks in style.

DIY Mini Faux Pinatas

Perfect for the kids table, these faux pinatas can be filled with candy or prompts for the kiddos to say what they’re thankful for.

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath

If something quirky is what you’re after, check out this colorful wreath! It’s got pumpkins, yard AND pom poms for a fun and colorful pop to any door.

Looking for more ideas? Be sure to follow my Fall and Thanksgiving Pinterest board!

Mix and Match Fall Baby Capsule Wardrobe 

Now that I’ve got a super cute little baby, I’m so excited for all the adorable outfits I can put her in! She’s still a little too small to really dress up, but I couldn’t resist looking! I’ve rounded up some of the cutest fall looks for your sweet little babe, which I think adds up to the perfect fall capsule wardrobe. Plus it’s a perfect mommy and me matching moment, right?! And the best part is that all these items can be found on Amazon, PLUS most of them are Prime! So what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!

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 Now that I’ve got a super cute little baby, I’m so excited for all the adorable outfits I can put her in! I’ve rounded up some of the cutest fall looks for your sweet little babe, which I think adds up to the perfect fall capsule wardrobe. The best part is that all these items can be found on Amazon, PLUS most of them are Prime! So what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!
  1. Aqua frilly suit- Girly and sweet, this little onesie is perfect for any fall outing or event where baby needs to be a little more glam!

  2. Star bow flats- These would add such a fun little touch to any outfit, and would also be perfect for Christmas time too!

  3. Polka dot onesie- Your baby will look adorable in this glam gold dot onesie! It has such cute trim, and would look perfect on its own, or with a pair of tights underneath. Plus it comes with a matching headband!

  4. Bear knit hat- Keep your little one warm and stylish with this super cute teddy bear hat! The pom pom ears are so fun, and the color is perfect for all of winter!

  5. Gold and pink moccasins- A slightly dressier version of the typical baby moccasin, these are extra gals with gold fringe and a tiny bow!

  6. Pink bodysuit- This sweet outfit will allow your babe to be cute and stylish without being too warm. Plus it’s perfect for layering!

  7. Floral and yellow overalls- These have such a cozy fall feel without being too cheesy in colors. It’s perfect for people who like their clothes a bit brighter! 

  8. Tan maryjanes- These look great with any outfits while adding a traditional feel! 

  9. Teal fringe bodysuit- This little bodysuit is perfectly seasonal! It would look cute on its own, or layered with a little cardigan and some pants!

  10. White ruffle onesie- Basic but still fun, this onesie is perfect for layering under a pair of overalls to keep baby warm but stylish!

  11. Maryjane socks- If your little one is too small for real shoes, give her a pair of these socks! It comes in a set of 3 colors, so it’ll match with all your Thanksgiving outfits.

  12. Yellow cardigan- Perfect for staying cozy and cute, this little cardigan is perfect for chilly fall weather!

  13. Yellow off-the-shoulder onesie- Perfect for keeping it simple, this basic onesie can be paired with any color or accessories for the look you want!

  14. Floral headband- If you want to add some seasonal fun to your outfit, grab a cute floral headband to dress up your little one! 

  15. Tan bodysuit- Slightly traditional in color, but also has a fun shade of rusty brown, plus trendy fluttery shoulders and slightly poofy sleeves!

  16. Aqua moccasins- These are perfect for the season, but super trendy by being in a fun aqua color for year-round fun!

  17. White lace bodysuit- This cute lace onesie is perfect for layering! It’s simple without being boring, and can be dressed up with some cute shoes or a headband!

  18. Yellow bodysuit- The little crochet emblem on the chest is perfect for adding a warm and cozy feel. Plus those sleeves are super fun!

  19. Pink knit overalls- These are so cute to pair over one of these onesies featured here! They look super cozy without making baby too warm, since they’re shorts!

  20. Rose gold flats- Let your little one put her best foot forward in these cute casual-but-dressy rose gold flats. If only they came in our size!

I mean... how cute are these little outfits? Don’t you just want them all?! Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers on the Pinhole Press blog! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Especially when the solution is so simple- and adorable.

 Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.
 Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.

Within a matter of a few minutes, you can whip up a set of these drink markers for everyone in the family. They’re also great as seating cards when looped on a pumpkin stem!

 Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.
 Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.

Dying to make a set for yourself? Head on over to the Pinhole Press blog to see the full post!