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Tis the Season for GIVEAWAYS!

12.05.2017


We're wrapping up another great year at Daydream Believers by looking back at some of the BEST looks of 2017. I LOVE when y'all share photos of your girls wearing the outfits that I make for them. To kick off the season of giveaways, I want to see how YOUR GIRL styled her DB this year! I'm giving away DB gift cards to everyone who shares a photo of their girl rockin' Daydream Believers this year! That's right! The giveaway starts today in our VIP group on Facebook. Click that link to join in on the fun! xx



Christmas Collection 2017 Is Here

10.25.2017

Christmas is coming my friends, and the 2017 Christmas line is NOW live in the Daydream Believers Shop!

It just isn’t a holiday until your girl has a Daydream Believers piece in a fun print! Releasing today I have five festive pieces that can each be styled casual *and* formal to keep your girl shining bright all season long! It’s my hope that these pieces will take your girl from school singalongs, to visiting Santa and every shindig in between!

In true Daydream Believers fashion, these looks showcase classic patterns paired with modern fabrics for looks that are timeless and gorgeous to wear!  I’m THRILLED to share that I have modified a few staple pieces so that I can offer a wider range of sizes! Each piece in this collection will be made to order, for Newborns thru Tweens!


Here’s a peek!
*Run Run Reindeer ELLE Skirt
Christmas ELLE Reindeer Skirt by Daydream Believers
*Deck The Halls ETTA Skirt
Christmas ETTA Skirt in Retro Ornaments by Daydream Believers
*Let’s Be Jolly ELOISE Jumper
Christmas ELOISE jumper with bow by Daydream Believers

*The Shining Brightly ELLE Skirt, Midi length

Christmas GLITZ Midi ELLE skirt by Daydream Believers

If you’ve been around for years, you may remember my original Christmas Collection “BEE Merry & Bright” which released in 2011 – the line was full of bright colors and fun prints. It’s wild to think it’s been six years since I designed those sweet pieces! This year, I’m delighted to offer you (again!) The Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree BONNIE dress!
Christmas Bonnie Peasant Dress by Daydream Believers
This dress was a client favorite and I’m excited to offer it to a new bunch of Queen Bees! If you aren’t familiar with BONNIE, this is a grow-with-your-girl style; enjoy it this year as a dress then rock it next year as a tunic! Many girls are able to get three seasons of wear from each Bonnie!

Here’s the link to SHOP – As always, each and every pieces is handcrafted by me and limited in quantity. xx

Festive Food for Halloween–3 DIY Menus!

10.13.2017

To know my family is to know, we’ll throw a party for just about anything, because life is awesome and should be celebrated. When the holidays roll around, our family calendar is jammed with fun outings and festive family traditions. One of our favorite October traditions has to be “Gigi’s Outrageous October Lunches” – each week in October, my mom prepares an awesome, Halloween themed luncheon for the kids. Her creations are spectacularly fun! Another family tradition that my kids look forward to each month is Movie Night! I love hosting movie nights and planning a full themed menu to accompany our film. It’s easy to see, I get it from my mama! Ha! 

Today, I’m sharing some fun DIY Halloween foods for you to try. I know Pinterest is full of fabulous over-the-top Halloween food and treats, but I also know that most of us will pin a dozen ideas and never actually make them. So all of the ideas I am sharing here are real dishes that we actually prepared and served at real events. I’m sharing my personal pics along with some DIY tips we’ve learned along the way.

Enjoy!

Event One: Candy Corn Pizza Party
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Menu:
Pizza :: made using a large “take and bake” pizza from Sams club and layering slices of cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis to look like candy corn stripes.
Candy Corn Fruit Cups :: In a clear cup, stack chopped pineapple, mandarin oranges and a dollop of whipped cream to create these adorable and healthy Halloween treats!
Candy Corn Punch :: Start with a clear pitcher FULL of ice, pour orange soda to fill 1/3 of the pitcher, then add yellow Gatorade to fill 1/3 of the pitcher, then lemonade flavor Smart Water to the top the final 1/3 of the pitcher. There are many recipes for this punch, the soda/Gatorade/smart_water combo worked well for us! The key is to have the drinks stacked by sugar content, with the sweetest drink on the bottom, the next sweetest in the middle, and the least sugary drink on the top.
Hostess Candy Corn Cupcakes, candy corn popcorn (from our local candy store) and regular ‘ol candy corn completed this fun lunch.


Event Two: Silly Witches Feast
While my kids LOVE festive, they will not eat anything too gory! So the witches feast is a lighthearted one!Halloween Soup Lunch Idea. CUTE Witch luncheonHealthy Halloween Treat. Simply DIY FrankengrapesEasy DIY Halloween Punch for kidsChocolate Covered Witches Fingers! Fun Halloween TreatPBJ Ghosts for Halloween Lunch

Menu:
Broccoli cheese soup topped with a black cat crouton :: The cat was made by cutting a slice of pumpernickel bread with a small, cat cookie cutter and toasting in the toaster oven.
Franken-grapes :: Start with a clear cup, doodle Frank’s hair and mouth with a sharpie, stick on tiny eyes (these are edible eyes attached with food gel), and fill with green grapes.
Witches Brew: Seven up soda with a scoop of green sherbet, topped with orange sprinkles and a gummy worm
Witches fingers: Chocolate covered pretzel rods – the green candy melts were bought at Target and the tiny “finger nails” were scrappy cuts of foot-by-the-foot.
Black Cat Brownies & PBJ ghosts :: It’s amazing what a cookie cutter can do for a fun lunch! Winking smile


Event Three: Hotel Transylvania Movie Night
Hosting dinner and a movie is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening! I try to host one party a month, but it becomes a weekly affair during the holiday season, because let’s face it, there are SO many great Halloween and Christmas movies, I simply can’t choose!

This week’s featured film was Hotel Transylvania; it’s a year round favorite of ours, but makes a perfect not-so-spooky Halloween movie too!
Hotel Transylvania Movie Night.Easy Halloween Pizza Dinner!Halloween VAMPIRE drink for kids. SO fun!It's all about cute presentation, lol! Spooky salad for halloween dinner!Easy to DIY Mummy juice pouches. So cute for Halloween lunch!Semi Homemade! Fun Halloween treats made from packaged lunch cakes! LOVE!

Menu:
Scream Cheese Pizza : I started with “Take and Bake” pizzas from our local bakery, while the pizzas were baking, I cut mozzarella cheese slices into ghosts using a cookie cutter. When there was just one minute of baking time left, I added the ghosts to the top of the pizza.
Monstercolli : good ol’ pasta in a meat sauce served in a bowl with a monster hand inside.
Drac’s Blood Punch : fruit punch blend, served in clear cups with vampire teeth embellishments
Green Stuff: Salad served in a fun bowl with claw salad servers bought at Walmart.
Monster Mash Cakes : A variety of packaged lunch cakes embellished with edible eyes & food gel faces.
Ooh, and we had Plain Ol’ Chips because in the movie, Johnathon is a sweet character that is out of place in the hotel full of monsters; I won’t spoil the show for you, but the bright yellow bag of plain Lays just reminded me of Johnny.

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During the movie, the kids munched on popcorn & gummy worms served in bat cups and drank juice boxes that I decorated to look like mummys! The cups and juices pouches were SO easy to make! They would be great to take to school parties too! My advice: make the front of the pouch (the part where you insert the straw) the BACK of the mummy to keep it functional.

If you’d like more how-to-details on any of these recipes or projects, please comment below. xx

Fall Release

9.17.2017

Fall is in the air, my friends, and new Fall pieces are NOW live in the Daydream Believers Shop!

Releasing this weekend I have three September exclusives, Halloween pre-orders, and the sweet Betsy blouse in four colors that your girl will want to wear everywhere! In true Daydream Believers fashion, these looks showcase classic patterns paired with modern fabrics for looks that are timeless and gorgeous to wear! Since Fall weather transitions from HOT to cold (and sometimes back to HOT!) these pieces are designed to be worn alone or layered. It’s my hope that you’ll create a combination that is as lovely and unique as your sweet girl, so she can proudly wear it from school, to the harvest festival, and every shindig in between!

First up, September Exclusives! These pieces will be offered until the end of the month OR until the sell out, which ever happens first!

Handcrafted Fall Boho Skirt for Babies Girls Tweens by Daydream Believers DesignsHandcrafted Classic Cap Sleeve dress in Maize yellow with lace by Daydream Believers Designs Boho FashionHandcrafted Baby Girl Boho Twirl Dress in Yellow and Lace by Daydream Believers Designs Boho Fashion

Next, we have the HALLOWEEN pre-orders! It just isn’t a holiday until your girl has a Daydream Believers piece in a fun print! I’m bringing you a scary-sweet layering dress and a much requested double layer skirt in mod black and white! This fun dress features a rad “pet-skeleton” print in bright teal paired with a solid black skirt; it will look AWESOME layered over stripes/dots/solids! The skirt is designed to be worn for Halloween and LONG after! Pair it with a fun tee through October, then style it a dozen different ways the whole year through!
Mod Black and White Double Layer Twirl Skirt Steampunk Style for Babies and Girls by Daydream Believers Designs

Mod Halloween Dress Black Teal Cats by Daydream Believers DesignsLOVE this fun Halloween dress by Daydream Believers Designs
Speaking of pieces to style all year long! I’m adding a “wardrobe staples” section to the shop! These are pieces that I feel can be styled multiple ways and are really the foundation pieces of a good, boutique wardrobe. The first piece is Betsy; a classic peasant style top that can truly be worn with everything! Betsy looks great with skirts, under jumpers, and paired with jeans! For the season, I’m offering Betsy with 3/4 sleeves, in four great Autumn inspired colors. Look for more wardrobe staples to be added to this section often. Think skirts, jumpers, shorts and tees in a variety of seasonally appropriate colors.

Fall Betsy Peasant Blouse Color Card

Here’s the link to SHOP – As always, each and every pieces is handcrafted by me and limited in quantity. xx

PATTERN TEST–TALIAS TIE DRESS and top

8.21.2017

I recently had the pleasure of testing Talia’s Dress and Top pattern for Create Kids Couture and I have to tell you, you are going to love this pattern! Releasing today in sizes 2t-14 – this pattern is PACKED with options! Check it out -

Daydream Believers Designs for CKC Talia Tie Neck Dress for Girls

I tested the short sleeve, above-the knee, dress version and LOVE the results!  The skirt is full and fit beautifully. The tie collar is adorable! The directions are well written and organized in a way that even a novice could follow along and create a really great piece. Did I mention this gorgeous, heirloom style dress comes together with NO buttons, elastic, or zippers? Whoo! Gotta love couture pieces that can be made in an afternoon!

Daydream Believers for CKC Talia _ Preview Shot


Talia’s Dress and Top pattern can be purchased here – Go get it y’all!
Ooh, and if you buy it TODAY you can save 30% off the regular list price! Yay!

SUMMER SALE

8.04.2017

It’s that time of year! School supplies are filling the stores and I’m drafting up Halloween and Christmas pieces.  To make space for new Fall pieces in my studio, I need to clear out the rest of my Summer fabrics!
For the next 48 hours, I’m offering TEN DOLLARS off every order placed through the Etsy shop.
SUMMER SALE FLYER

Coupon can be applied to all orders placed today and tomorrow. I’ve listed ten ready to ship pieces, made to order tops, shorts, skirts and jumpers, as well as TEN surprise grab bags!  Happy Shopping! xx M

Click here to visit Daydream Believers Designs on Etsy

Make Your Own Peace Sign Wreath in Ten Minutes

5.15.2017

Hey y’all! So yesterday I was in the car with my mom chatting about needing a large sign to hang on the porch. I’ll spare you the details but mom suggested a wreath, I mentioned that a giant peace sign wreath would be cool, we ran in to Michaels, I bought a grapevine wreath and a swag and headed home to get crafting. Because my parents are the coolest, I showed my dad the supplies and mentioned what I had in mind; in TEN minutes time, he created the wreath exactly as I had envisioned it. Man, I LOVE my parents!  Anyway, while dad was working his magic, I thought “I bet other people will totally dig the simplicity of this style; I should take some pics to share” – wham, bam, here we are!

handmade peace sign wreath diy details to make your own on daydream believers designs

I love it! It’s the perfect blend of modern and rustic for my yard!


Here’s the scoop if you want to make one of your own:
diy how to make your own peace sign wreath by daydream believers designs

There is probably some blog etiquette somewhere that prohibits me from calling this a tutorial since it is only two steps long and the photos were snapped haphazardly. ((shrugs)) Cheers to keeping it simple and authentic here at Daydream Believers Designs. xx M



If you make a wreath using this tutorial, I’d love to see it! Please tag me on insta @daydreambelieversdesigns

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