DIY Halloween Rocket Pack

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes!

It’s that time of year again…Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday, and along with our yearly tradition of watching Sleepy Hollow and Hocus Pocus on repeat, I love whipping up fun, DIY costumes for my kids. Better Kansas City asked me to come on their morning show last week to share a few of my favorite DIY costume ideas. Grab your spray paint, some old boxes and enjoy!


2016 Crazy Bananas Reader Survey + Giveaway!

UPDATE : This giveaway is now closed. The winner (chosen by random number generator) is MELISSA KELLY! Thank you so much for everyone who helped out by filling out the reader survey. I can’t wait to bring you new, fun content this year!

It’s that time of year again friends…time for the Crazy Bananas Reader Survey! I’m always looking to you guys to learn what you want to read about here on this little blog of mine, so I try to check in from time to time to see what you’re loving, what isn’t your favorite, and what you’d like to see more of. You can participate by clicking HERE to complete the 2016 Reader Survey, which shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes.

Giveaway + Reader Survey

I know your time is valuable, so to thank you for sharing some of it with me, I am giving away a fun prize pack to one of you who completes the survey. This prize pack includes the following:

– Two (2) Tickets to A Night with Janis Joplin at the Kauffman Center via the Kansas City Broadway Series
– One (1) Complimentary Game of Bowling or Bocce at Pinstripes Bistro
– One (1) Sunflower Print from my Etsy Shop

Not too shabby, am I right? All you have to do is click the link above, complete the survey, then leave a comment below this post to enter to win! Easy peasy!

Want to up your chances of winning? I hear ya…so here are a few more ways you can gain additional entries:

– Following Crazybananas on Instagram
– Liking Crazybananas on Facebook
– Following Crazybananas on Twitter

Don’t forget, once you’ve followed any of my social media accounts (or if you’re already following!) to come back to this post and leave a comment so I can be sure your entry is counted! This giveaway will close on Monday, February 29th at 5 p.m.

Thank you again for all of your support, love, guidance, silly memes and high fives throughout the years. I am so humbled and grateful. I’m not really a hugger, but I’d give you all a huge bear hug if I could!

Easy DIY Photo Valentines

Throwback : Easy Photo Valentines

I love the idea of homemade Valentines, but these days it’s not really something I put too much effort into. My kids would rather pull Star Wars prepackaged stickers off the shelves than have me make them something, and February is such a busy month, I’m happy to take the easy road on this one! But back in the day, I loved making special Valentine’s for my kids to share and trade with friends.

Easy DIY Photo Valentines

Remember these great Valentines from a few years back (when my kids loved the idea of homemade Valentines…ahhh the good ole’ days)? My friend Nicole of Petit Soul put them together for me, and the idea was a huge hit! Nicole had a chalkboard wall in her house, and we had Lucy write a Valentine’s Day note on it, then took photos of the kids in front. We had Lucy stand with her hands together, so we could punch holes and add in a lollipop as a little treat. Nicole also added a little extra flair in Photoshop, like the cute heart glasses. I then printed them out in color on heavy cardstock, cut, punched a few holes and voila!

Easy DIY Photo Valentines

Whether you’re a maker or a Target sale section shopper (I’ve been both, and they are both fabulous), I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Any day that celebrates the action of the love and the people we love is a-okay in my book!

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