Pimp up your Pumpkin!

This tutorial is from our fabulous blog pal Yesterday’s Sweetheart. It’s a great way to get the kids involved in a safe but super fun way to making your Halloween a very STYLISH one!
You can personalise the pumpkins with whatever colours and patterns you want – let your kids’ imaginations run WILD! Here’s what you’ll need:

Base painting: Once you have decided on a colour, paint all your pumpkins and let them dry, while you decide on the patterns and glitter colours you want! Hopefully the glitter will match your home decor because you can betcha it will be hanging around for months after….on the rug, on your left eyelash, in your sock…

For the dots: Dip the stamp in some glue, blot the excess on newspaper and stamp 2-3 circles (or other shapes) on the pumpkin – sprinkle glitter on each one and work your way around, until your pumpkin is covered as you wish.

For the stripes: Brush on glue on every other section, glitter as you work your way around. Clean your brush and brush off all the extra glitter around pumpkin, seal it with a spray and VOILA you’re done.

A stylish pumpkin – I’ll be making that one of my 5 a day!

Travel in style

Now, I don’t know about you but when I think of kid-friendly holidays I conjure up horrid images of children’s buffets, soft play pandemonium and drop-in kid’s clubs. NOT the case with the new vacation rental website from Kid & Coe

The Christian 1Xth Residence, Copenhagen (starting at €192 per night)

Kid & Coe have brought together a stellar list of properties that are family homes around the world, that you can rent for your holidays. Or if you prefer and want to earn a bit of cash to splash on some fabulous kids clothes for example – you can list your very own home! This site is not good if you suffer from ‘home envy’ – I want to live in every one of their rentals. I especially love the 11th Street penthouse in Greenwich Village, NY …

11th Street Penthouse, NY

Or if you prefer closer to home check this out – Folly cottage in the Cotswolds – apparently it’s just down the road from Prince Charles… and it’s fit for our very own Princes and Princesses!

Starting at £254.30/night

All homes are child friendly and in friendly neighbourhoods. They have even done some homework for you, as each property comes with The City Scout, a little guide put together by the property owners for their guests of where to go, what to do etc – so you can feel like a local. Now THAT you don’t get from a hotel. I feel a trip coming on! First of all to Kid & Coe and then….


Inside Guide to New York City for Kids

Now, my regular Junkies know, that whilst my body is firmly here on British soil – crappy weather and all, my spiritual home is in New York City. I’m about to take my girls there for Easter.

New York

Of COURSE I know the usual tourist things to do there. But I wanted MORE MORE MORE. I wanted tips from the INSIDE! And who better to provide them than WOWMUM?

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