Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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too early to think halloween?

too early to think halloween?

We've been having a rash of fall-like weather here this week, which has gotten me thinking about pumpkin lattes and... Halloween. Too soon? Last year, Holdy had some super cute costumes, if I do say so myself.

Baby Money Bag Halloween Costume @ohbotherblog

A Pinspiration, I actually "made" the money bag costume myself (believe it or not).

Baby Money Bag Costume

DIY Baby Money Bag Halloween Costume @ohbotherblog

So here's what I did:

I used a cream colored sleep sack that Holdy already had (I liked the fleece for the colder weather). I created a dollar sign template in Microsoft Word - which you can download here in PDF format - and double-sided taped it to the sleep sack (oh yeah, I'm that lazy).

For the money, I put one of Holdy's baby headbands around her head and basically stuffed the fake bills in it, folding them around the headband (and taping them as necessary). I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but this jerry-rigged way worked for us.

For my robber getup, I just wore black sweats and cut some (horrible) eye holes in some black fabric that I tied around my head.

And that's it! Check out this adorable Spent Money at the end of the day:

Baby Money Bag Halloween Costume @ohbotherblog

Baby Mad Hatter Costume

I also took Holdy to my Book Club Halloween "Party." We all decided to dress up like literary characters.

Mommy Alice in Wonderland and Baby Mad Hatter Costume @ohbotherblog

So we went as Alice and the Mad Hatter. I actually had an old Alice in Wonderland costume for myself that I dug out.

Mommy Alice in Wonderland and Baby Mad Hatter Halloween Costumes @ohbotherblog

For Holdy's Mad Hatter, I dressed her in some crazy mismatched clothes and had my friends at HolyCraft make her an adorable Mad Hatter baby top hat.

Baby Mad Hatter Halloween Costume - baby tophat @ohbotherblog

Quick and easy, which is how I like to do things. So... how am I going to top these this year? Any ideas?

goodbye, goopy mcgooperson

goodbye, goopy mcgooperson

pinterest win: big ol' magnet board

pinterest win: big ol' magnet board