Sunday, October 31, 2010

A few Fall photos!

Pumpkin Pickin' @ Eckerts!
This year I decided to be a rebel... 
I strayed from the traditional fall colors a bit...
and decided to do a fun little outfit! 
Forget diamonds...
RUFFLES are a girl's best friend!  
(Unless you're like over 8 yrs old...then it depends on how you wear them! Ha!)
We actually rode in the tractor (wagon) out to the pumpkin patch, but I missed those pictures...forgot to charge the battery! So sad! :(  The 3 youngest were SO delighted!  I would've taken TONS of pictures...I promise!

She really liked being the RED QUEEN this year!
It's been fun, but I've come to the conclusion that Halloween is overrated!  The Hubs and I are seriously re-thinking what to do next year.  WAY TOO MUCH CANDY too!  Oh, I have more pictures...the battery was still dead on my good camera, so I had to use the funky one...long story!

(Should have been) Prize Winning Pumpkins!
We had fun decorating pumpkins for the contest at school this year!  Last year, Abri's pumpkin won 2nd place in the carved category.  The kids were so sure they would take home the gold this year!  They were really proud!
Garrison's Pumkin!  Notice all the Mario costumes...thought it was pretty appropriate for the season!
Not so "Mario"-looking when it's not lit up
Ahh...but wait!
Wow!  Look at it now!  Pretty flippin' AWESOME!
 Check this one out!
A little spider with GOOGLY EYES...AND...a PINK TUTU?  Seriously cute!
Are you ready for this?  It gets better....
Here it is all lit up!
...and up close!
Cutest little spider!  I forgot about the bow, and did I mention the tutu?  Hello?!!  It's PINK!
Neither of our little pumpkins won this year, but we had tons of fun decorating them! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010


"And I know that God made the heart the most fragile and resilient of organs, that a lifetime of joy and pain might be encased in one mortal chamber." ~"Havah the story of Eve" by Tosca Lee

I borrowed this book from a dear friend who highly recommended it.  It was AWESOME!  If you're looking for a good read, here's my suggestion.  I seriously couldn't put it down.
Check it out HERE at! You can actually read an excerpt from the book too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

One down...3 more to go!

I tackled the impossible and...
 I WON! wasn't exactly impossible, just rather challenging.  I do love a good challenge!  
when this SWEET little 4 year old gave me a request for a certain costume... 
I had to oblige her!  
I mean c'mon...look at this face!
It took a little time and planning, but it was certainly worth it!
I first began making the accessories for this certain costume.
This called for a pair of Turquoise flower earrings, and a Turquoise and Ruby bejeweled crown.
A little stiff felt, jewels, clip-on earring backs, poster board scraps, and gold fabric (which she actually picked out) did the trick!

Now on to the sewing!
I was hoping it would turn out okay.  I didn't have a specific pattern for this costume...had to tweak an old funky one a bit and just wing it on some parts.  Oh, I forgot to mention that I used a great tutorial for the little orange side flaps.  Right before I began the project (in the planning stages), I came across THIS tutorial on THIS blog {make it and love it}.  That happens a lot by the way!  I just happen to stumble across something right when I need it!  So appreciative of this tutorial!  Go and check out the AMAZING Cinderella dress she made for her daughter!  So precious!
Okay...I started this project on Saturday morning and finished up on Sunday night while she slept.  I couldn't wait for her to see the finished product!
  My helper, Angel, decided to test it out for her!  She thought it could use something else.  Hmmm...ah, yes! White princess gloves!
Here's the final result!
Princess Daisy!
She wasn't too thrilled about trying it on for some reason, but hopefully my fickle little 4 year old will actually wear this!  In case you're wondering why she chose this costume, let's just say her video-gaming brother has quite the little cheerleader!  She loves him!  He's a big Mario Bros. fan, so she knows all the characters!
That's one down...3 more to go!

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(I think there might have been a few others...sorry, but I may have lost some and can't remember which ones while editing...oops!  If I linked up to your party and you don't see your button here, I'm so sorry.  Please LMK! :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Super Awesomeness!

Google is pretty awesome!  I've been trying to help a friend with her blog.  As I was googling what I thought her problem might be, I stumbled on a SUPER AWESOME blog post: HERE from .  If you're looking to spruce up your blog with fonts, check it out!  I'm sure I'm light years behind in the blogging world (I'm kind of new), but so glad when people share what they know with others!  Uh oh, I was supposed to be helping my friend.  I think I got a little sidetracked and started helping myself!  Ha!