Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Well, hello there! It's been a few days....
We have been busy: trick-or-treating, a week long visit from my mom (while Todd and I sneaked away, sans kids,  for 2 of those days), and busy with preparations for someone's birthday tomorrow.

I hope you all had a fun Halloween! We sure did. This year we were all ninjas, at the kids request, and it was the easiest batch of costumes yet. We each wore a black shirt and black pants, which we already had. For our ninja hoods, we used a solid colored long-sleeved t-shirt and tied it using these directions. Super easy. I sewed matching belts for the kids using coordinating fabric. And  no ninja costume would be complete without pretend nun chucks. To make them, I took black foam pipe insulation and cut it into 8-inch pieces. I attached 2 pieces of foam with a rope that was secured with hot glue. Voila! Cute (and safe) nun chucks.

Here are a few pictures of our adventures:

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  1. Two days away, how lovely. I am sure you enjoyed you that. Love the costumes.

  2. looks like everyone had fun- love the safe ninja props :)