Acorn Cookies

Post written by Corri McFadden of corrimcfadden.com and Glitter & Bubbles

What would Fall be without all the yummy treats and delicious snacks that come with it! If you’re in need of a simple kid-friendly recipe idea, look no further than to this adorable acorn cookie snack. Mixing a beloved classic, Hershey kisses, with yummy mini Nutter Butter cookies, and chocolate chips, this delectable cookie treat is sure to get you and your family in the mood for Fall! The recipe only takes 5 minutes to make and will cost you about $10. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way to a Fall–inspired snack!

You will need the following ingredients: mini Nutter Butter cookies, Hershey’s chocolate kisses, and chocolate chips.

Acorn Cookies Recipe

First, warm the bottom of the Hershey kiss, using a small lighter. Hold the Hershey kiss under flame for about 4-5 seconds until slightly melted, as it will make it easier to attach to the middle of your mini Nutter Butter cookie.

Using the same process, hold the chocolate chip under the flame, this time for about 1 second.  Attach the chocolate chip to the flip side of the mini Nutter Butter cookie.

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Repeat until your have your desired amount of acorn cookies. Enjoy!

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Corri McFadden is the owner and founder of eDrop-Off Luxury Consignment.  As a Style Expert and successful blogger, she hosts a weekly fashion segment on Chicago’s “You and Me This Morning”,  and features “Style Recipes”, videos and Fashion “Must Haves” on her self-titled lifestyle website Corri McFadden.  Most recently, she launched Glitter and Bubbles, a modern day moms guide for those looking for inspiration through fashion, food and décor.

DIY Dream Catcher Mobile

Written by Angie Ramirez of Little Inspiration

I have always wanted a dream-catcher and now that the Land of Nod California Dreamin’ collection is out, it inspired me to create a dream catcher mobile. With only a few materials, and super easy steps, you can re-create your very own dream catcher mobile; perfect for any room of your home.

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- One 10inch Metal Gold Ring (purchased at Hobby Lobby for $1)
– Gold thin Ribbon
– Fishing Rod
– White Feathers
– Gold Paint
– One Thumb Pin

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First Step: Paint the tip of the feathers with gold paint. Let dry completely.

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Second Step: Get a long piece of gold ribbon and begin tying the end of the ribbon as shown below.  Tie the ribbon across to the other side of the ring and repeat.

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Third Step: Tie as you go along crossing over the ring to form a scattered pattern.

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Fourth Step: Hot Glue the tips of the feathers to both ends of a piece of twine and tie to the dream-catcher ring. Adjust each twine to your desired length.

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Attach two long pieces of fishing line to each side of the dream catcher ring. Tie all ends in the center and then tie to a thumb pin. Use a thump pin to attach to the ceiling.

Angie is a stay at home mom, Latina and a blogger living in sunny southern California with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son. She blogs at Little Inspiration, a personal and craft blog that is meant to capture motherhood and share her ideas inspired by her “little inspiration; my baby girl.

Girl’s Room Design for an Animal Lover

Post by Kim Grosser of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team.

Girls Room Design: Animal Lover

Yellow Bunny Wall Art / Owl Always Love You Framed Wall Art / Bear Hook / Personalized Table Lamp Shade / Nickel Table Lamp Base / Hampshire 6-Drawer Dresser / Mint Larkin Bed / Twin Well Trained Sheet Set / Gold Pinstripe Pillow / Yellow Ruched Throw Pillow / Snug as a Bug Quilt / Mint Faux Leather PoufChevron Rug

This room was designed for a little girl with a love of animals. We took care to balance the lighter elements (mint bed) with the richer elements (navy bedding, rug) while including animal accents.

A few other easy-to-incorporate elements include:

  • Warm vs. Cool – We paired our mint Larkin bed with the stone Hampshire dresser because of the warm and cool contrast. The two warm vs. cool contrasts in this design are mint vs. taupe and metal vs. wood.
  • Pops of Color – Notice the yellow accessories throughout the room. Pops of color help give rooms an interesting visual point.
  • Balance – Navy was chosen to balance out the sweetness of the mint bed. It helps add balance and contrast.


Design by Kim Grosser of The Land of Nod’s
Design Services Team. Our Design Services team offers free one-on-one design advice, mood boards and space planning. You have a room to decorate? They’d love to hear from you.

Adventurous Kids Dress Up

Post by Rebecca of A Feteful Life

Adventurous Kids Dress Up

One of the things I love most about my children are their wild imaginations and ability to take a few simple elements and spin an involved, creative tale. They particularly love to do this outdoors where they can pretend play along with the story. So when The Land of Nod asked whether we’d like to try out some of their new fabulous dress up, I immediately jumped at the chance. We’d just finished up a looooong chapter book on CD — a story filled with mythical creatures and adventurous treks through woods — and I knew that Nod’s Wild Wings and Dress-Up-A-Lot Knight costumes would be the perfect primer to our own imaginative tale.

I’d seen many a DIY bird wing patterns that my non-sewing-self didn’t dare to attempt, so I was in love with the Wild Wings set of gorgeous, brightly-colored felt wings that attach at the arm for full flapability. Somewhat surprisingly, my daughter also loved the beak and insisted on wearing it most of the day as well. We had detailed discussions as to what kind of bird creature she was going to be — peacock, gryphon, and phoenix were the final contenders — but in the end, the phoenix won out. There was no question that my son wanted the knight costume and he decided his job was going to be to help protect the phoenix as they sought out trolls. With our story sketched out, we spent the morning in part of the National Arboretum, which is one of our most favorite spots for storyplaying.

My kids LOVED the costumes. The quality is great (super soft) and I love that they could wear their regular clothes under them. They’d be the perfect Halloween costume for a kiddo who likes to stay comfy, and last long after for imaginative play. A definite win for us. Thanks to The Land of Nod for giving us hours worth of new dress up play!

P.S. We found the trolls under the largest bridge and, despite numerous tricky traps, made it out with all our feathers intact.
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Rebecca and Suzanne are bloggers, graphic designers, and event stylists living in Washington, DC.  Rebecca is a mom to two young kiddos and, in her spare time (ha!), likes to pretend she’s a back-up dancer, craft cocktails, and run long distances. Suzanne is a big fan of good design, good wine, and her two rambunctious little boys. They share DIY lifestyle and event styling projects at A Feteful Life. Rebecca also blogs kid-friendly projects at Not-So-SAHM.

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