Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Falling for Fall!

Fall is here and I couldn't be happier!  This is it, my most favorite season of all.  I am in my element!  Hello scarfs, berets, chunky sweaters, and boots!  We decided to take fall in and visit our local lake with some friends.  It was the most beautiful day.  Sometimes I curse living up in the mountains but it is these peaceful moments when I just can't help but feel lucky. 


Well we were quite disappointed when we asked our daughter what she wanted to be for Halloween this year.  She decided to be Elsa, oh you know the one from that movie might have seen it.  Of course you have and if you haven't you have been driven mad by all of the commercials, toys, and even songs on the radio.  It was a cute movie but come on people!  I hate to say it but we even tried persuading her to be something else because well her whole kindergarten class is going to be Elsa!  Well after we realized that no amount of persuading could ever change her mind we just accepted it and adapted the mentality that if shes going to be Elsa shes going to be the best Elsa out there!  The first thing that we purchased was this wig, it is actually a Rapunzel wig but I found it for a bargain on Zulily.  You can also find it here.  Now I was a little disappointed after receiving it in the mail because the bangs were nothing like picture...not even close.  They looked like horse bangs!  So I grabbed my handy glue gun, tucked the bangs under, and glued them into place.

It turned out pretty good.  Anyway, she absolutely loves her hair.  I have started sewing her dress and have decided to sew it in two parts a skirt and a top.  The skirt is complete so now I'm just trying to figure out how to sew the top.  I will post the finished results as soon as well, they are finished.

My little weirdo!

Friday, November 1, 2013

A very Happy Halloween



We had such a blast for Halloween!  It always seems funny though how much effort and time you put into it and how its just over in the blink of an eye.  I guess its all worth it though so that when she is older she can look through all of our pictures and have a good laugh.  I hope that you all had the very best Halloween.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

We finally were able to go the pumpkin patch.  We went to the Amador Flower Farm and had a blast.  I wish that we were able to do more things together as a family but it is just so hard to get some time off together.

Hanging out with her cousin.

He always manages to make me laugh.

Wish we could have taken this little fella home.

20's Theme Party

Every year a few of our friends do a "Murder Mystery" party and get to dress up.  For the past two years they have asked me to do their hair and makeup.  We always have such a fun time (next year I told them that I am totally doing this with them!)  This year was a 20's theme.  I even got to do my friend's husbands makeup!  

Can't wait to see what next years theme will be!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Green Wiggle Dress

We were invited to a friend of ours surprise birthday party so I finally had the opportunity to sew the vintage m5361 pattern.  I had, for some reason envisioned sewing it in a pretty emerald green.  We live in a small town so I try to buy most of my fabric online, since the only fabric store around here is 40 minutes away.   I ordered the kelly green linen from Robert Kaufman.  It looked a bit darker online and was quite shocked to see that it was a bit brighter then what I was hoping fore.  But me being very lazy and short on time decided to use it anyways.  I'm glad I did because I needed a little more color in my wardrobe.

Originally the neckline looked like the picture above but it just made me look like I was drowning in a sea of green.  I was feeling pretty bummed that I just didn't like this dress on me after spending all of that time making it.  So after spending a day thinking about it and looking up other vintage dresses online for inspiration, I decided that it would be pretty easy to change the neckline into a v-neck, since there was a middle seam on both sides.

I was extremely happy with the end result.  It is the best feeling to create something that you actually love to wear.  The only problem was that since it was lined it wrinkled pretty easily.  

This is me attempting to do the "cupid dance".  I have never heard of it in my life!  My husband laughed the entire time and said that I looked so dainty up there.  I will take that as a complement!  We had such a good time.  It is always fun to have a night out and shake things up a bit.

We stole a pumpkin to bring home to our daughter.

He is my main squeeze.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Baking

Thank god for pumpkin goodness and baking in the fall.  This is a wonderful recipe that I discovered from Annie's Eats.  If you have not visited her blog yet then you need to start because her recipes are fantastic.  This is just one of the many things that I have made from her site.

This is a lightened up version from her original.  They are both fantastic but I was very excited to see that she made a healthier version so that when I eat 3 a day I don't feel as guilty. Yup, that is cream cheese frosting in case you were wondering. I keep mine in the freezer and take one (or two) to work with me to eat later.