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Gabby’s First Halloween Costume

DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume


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It’s been a few years since we dressed up for Halloween. This year, I had our costumes planned out months in advance! Since this would be Gabby’s first Halloween costume, I wanted to do something cute and memorable. After going back and forth between a few ideas, I thought this DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume would be perfect! After all, Starbucks is special to us because it was Andrew’s first job, and he was there for almost five years! Plus, we are coffee lovers. Well, I am… not so much Andrew. He worked at Starbucks but didn’t really care to drink coffee. He would bring his employee drink to me after work! Oh, those were the days! 😉

Since Andrew still had his apron from his days as a Starbucks barista, and most of the other things for the costume would be simple, I thought dressing Gabby as a Starbucks White Mocha Frappuccino would be the cutest thing. It sure was! Plus, I was able to baby-wear for this costume, which made it much more convenient. We had a family costume party in Miami last weekend, and I made the whipped cream headpiece for the costume on the way there! It was super simple to make, cheap and came out pretty decent, so I thought I would share! If you are looking for a quick DIY Halloween costume for a baby this is a great one for any coffee-lovers out there! Enjoy!


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The details on how I made this DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume:

Baby Carrier: WildBird Ring Sling “Sparrow”

Green Apron: Starbucks or this Plain green apron (cheaper)

Logo: Printed from online but you can get a Sticker here

Whipped Cream Headpiece: Nylon stretchy headband, white gift tissue paper, tape, & a green Starbucks straw

Tutu: Old Navy (Similar)

Cream Onesie: Target (Similar)

Photography: Crystal & Andrew Bolin (Photos of Gabby & I were by Andrew)

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DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume for baby wearing parents | Crystal Bolin Photography

Here’s how we wore it to our family party. If I would have been able to find our other apron, I would have been wearing one too! 😉 iPhone photo taken by my aunt Grace.

Family of Three Starbucks Coffee Company Halloween Costume

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Gabriella Grace | Fall Pumpkin Baby Photos of our 7-Month-Old Little Pumpkin

Fall Pumpkin Baby Photos of our 7-Month-Old Little Pumpkin


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It’s pumpkin season and oh my gourd, our little pumpkin is already seven months old! How is time flying by so fast?! It’s been a while since our last update, so we figured it was time! Last year around this time we announced Gabby’s gender on a pumpkin. This year I naturally wanted to capture so many cute photos of her with all the pumpkins!

Since before Fall even began, I had this idea I wanted to do; Gabby inside a pumpkin!  Naturally, I spent an hour trying to carve the pumpkin just right. I had every anticipation of this ending horribly. I expected Gabby would hate it, but she DIDN’T. She had the opposite reaction! From the first moment we put her in the pumpkin, she sat in it as if it was her own new personal chair!

Gabby is generally perfectly content playing independently but loves attention and trying new things! She loves to stand assisted but is not a huge fan of playing on the floor. Throughout the day, when daddy is working, she will call, “Aaa,” while looking around areas of the house where daddy might be, looking for him! This week she has been saying, “Ma,” but only when crying, so I don’t know if that counts.

Growing Too Fast

She is growing right on track! At her 6-month appointment, she weighed exactly 16 pounds, putting her in the 48th percentile, and 27 inches long, putting her in the 89th percentile! We started her on cereal when she turned five months because she had been showing signs of interest for food. She loved it. Now she is eating solid food regularly. She has loved everything she has tried. Her main favorites are avocado, sweet potato, carrot and spilt pea soup!

She is still such a great sleeper (just like her mama. Okay, and papa!) She was sleeping 7-8 hours by 7 weeks old! We have followed the guidelines of the book “Baby Wise” and it has helped so much! It equipped us to handle those hard times during growth spurts/leaps when sleeping was harder. Now she is still sleeping through the night, generally 9-10 hours straight! We are SO grateful!

Since she is seven months old here are seven of our favorite things about her:

  1. Her gentle and calm spirit but has so much personality.
  2. She makes the funniest expressions and makes us laugh every day.
  3. She loves to talk, and her sweet little voice makes us smile all the time.
  4. When we get her a bottle, she gets SO excited! She starts kicking her legs and eagerly expressing how much she wants it!
  5. Her happy and joyful laugh!
  6. How good she sleeps!
  7. She is such a ham and LOVES the camera!!

We feel so blessed to have our little pumpkin in our lives! After a rough season, she is worth it all! Mommy and daddy love you so much, Gabby!


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The details that brought this session together:

Pumpkin: Publix

Green Bow: Dawley Mama Thread

Vinage Flower Bow: Amazon – A part of a pack and they are all so cute!

Wooden Letter Board: TJ Maxx

Outfit: AliExpress

Photography: Crystal Bolin

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Gabby | 15-Week-Old 1950’s 4th of July Themed Portraits

Gabby’s 15-Week-Old 1950’s 4th of July Themed Portraits


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Happy 4th of July!

In honor of Independence Day, for Gabby’s 15-week-old portrait session, we decided to do a 1950’s 4th of July themed session! In my very biased opinion, the photos came out so stinking cute that they just had to grace the blog! We hope you enjoy this little ray of sunshine on your holiday! Enjoy the day and stay safe!

A special thank you to all those who have served our country and laid down their lives for our freedom. We are so blessed and grateful to live in “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” God bless America.


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The details that brought these 4th of July themed portraits together:

Photography: Crystal Bolin

Banner: Target

Blue Checkered Suit: Target

Blue Checkered Sunglasses: Target

Red & White Polkadot Bow: Baby Bling

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