This week's top links include: sophisticated halloween decor, ghost on a stick diy, monster candy box diy, stickers in the mail, embroidered calendars, light up wire pumpkin.

This week I began with an hour long meeting on the merits of brightly colored animals versus neutrals, another meeting discussing some top secret new projects that are sooo inspiring, a fever of 101 for 2 days, a new project on Smallful plus a Cricut Design Star entry, prepping for Christmas, and prepping for a photoshoot all about turkey. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Just a bit. So, right now, I’m off to go curl up in a corner for about 20 minutes, before the next deadline consumes me! This is the life I chose and I love it, but it’s kicking my rear right now! How about you, has Fall turned into a whirlwind yet?

Meanwhile, round about the internet this week:

  • Now this sophisticated halloween is how I roll. via The City Sage.
  • I love a friendly ghost. via Oh Happy Day.
  • A monster candy box for your trick or treats? Ok! via Julep.
  • What a silly question, of course I want stickers delivered to my door. via Hello, Wonderful.
  • A fun modern diy calendar for my desk or yours. via Notcot.
  • Now here’s a new way to light your pumpkins. I’ve seen this wire – it rocks. via Make.

Oh and I have a few masks, Haunted Houses, and a silly skeleton to help your Halloween over at Smallful:

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skellie skeleton DIY with cricut

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It’s that time again – time for the Cricut Design Space™ Star Competition! My team is creating projects for a black and white Halloween. And for this project, even if you don’t own a Cricut, you can download and print out your very own Skellie Skeleton too. I want to make all of my readers happy! Creating the skeleton […]

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the perfect first dollhouse

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Playing house with little people, furniture, and rooms is one of the timeless classics of childhood. But I remember when I was first looking for a dollhouse for Birdie, I had a hard time finding one that seemed the right age range for her beginner skills. Now the younger kids have the perfect first dollhouse […]

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animal jam paper toy printables – coral canyon

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Animal Jam, in association with National Geographic, and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today is the fourth land in our series. Animal Jam , in association […]

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round about: tp kitties & icicle crowns

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What a week! I’ve been waiting for this week for awhile now – the moment when Smallful finally became a reality in the world. I think the launch went well, though I’m a little behind everywhere else in my life – the dishes, the piles of mail, and a couple work commitments have all fallen a […]

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worth 1000 words: leaf garland

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Chances are you have some extra leaves lying around your yard right about now. I know what I want to do with mine. See the tutorial over at Alisa Burke.

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you need to hug one of these british dolls

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It’s about time I found a new doll to share with you guys! These little lovelies are the perfect anecdote to a ho hum Wednesday.   Gorjuss dolls are made by Santoro, based in London. The dolls are beautifully made, and I’m smitten with their sweet expressions and pretty hair. Each doll is part of […]

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the italian wooden toys you’ll dream about

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Okay, so I’m still a little distracted by my new Smallful printables – I just want to go stare at the site and triple check that everything is working. It’s so silly, but when you create something new, it’s so exciting. Luckily these toys grabbed my attention.   Milani Wood is, you guessed it, based in Milan. […]

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it’s ALIVE! join me in welcoming Smallful!

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Wow. Here we are. This is a project I’ve wanted to start for a long time, but to be honest, I was afraid. Finally, thanks to the push of great friends and the help of Equilateral Design Studio (thank you Helen!), I’ve done it!!! Smallful is alive and kicking! I‘m taking lots of deep breaths over […]

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donna will you be my friend?

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Sidenote: I’m practically bouncing up and down with excitement and lack of sleep and manic to-do lists! My new business is sooo close to becoming alive and kicking and real: I can’t wait to share it with you. Are you curious? I hope you are! I’m going back over there to work on it right […]

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worth 1000 words: fairy trees

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So much progress made today on my brand new business – it’s headed your way so very soon! In the meantime, here’s a little something to keep us all going. We just watched the movie FairyTale: A True Story, which I highly recommend. It focuses on the true tale of some young girls who took […]

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reading with blocks

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I’m through stage 1 and stage 2, and working on stage 3 of my big new venture. Stay tuned! In the meantime, I’m keeping the blog posts light so I can focus on this new thing. You’re gonna love the results – coming later this week! Birdie is reading! She’s not ready for “camaraderie” or […]

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it’s time to go go dolls!

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It’s happening! Great new things are happening over here behind the scenes, and to keep things a-moving, my posts this week may be a little short on words. Bear with me, the results will be worth it. It’s happened again. Land of Nod has managed to partner up with the perfect designer (Suzy Ultman) to make […]

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round about: cuckoos & cat bellies

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It’s one of those weeks where I look around at some of the other blog posts I’m loving and think repeatedly: why didn’t I think of that? Or why didn’t I find that, or why didn’t I get that opportunity? The comparison game – as many bloggers know all too well – can rear it’s […]

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worth 1000 words: cutest sidewalks ever

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It’s so refreshing to see kid-friendly street art. These little guys makes me believe in another realm, just for a sec. I couldn’t decide which of David Zinn’s illustrations to share, so make sure you stop by Colossal to see them all.

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