It’s Halloween!

The weekend started off crappy with missing the Dia de los Muertos procession downtown. Tyler got home after it started and I was just too tired to even half-ass it. The weekend got a little better though on Sunday when we took the boys to the Pumpkin Patch with Tristan.

We went to Peter Pumpkin Patch at Spring Hill Farm. There were lots of activities, free Hay Rides and live music, all without the hordes of people found at the ones in town.

Then, of course, we did the mandatory Pumpkin Carving. See below. I made the face! Go me 🙂   Tonight it’s off trick or treating.

Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween!


Halloween Costumes!!!

Kelly Panacci Mat PadGot some Halloween running around done today. While we were at Michael’s this morning we found a cute little Halloween themed Mat Pad (see right) for $1.99. Been seeing a lot of craft paper chains in Pinterest lately and decided it would be a super fun project for Will Haven. Worked out pretty well I think, he sure loves playing with glue sticks!

Here is our finished product which now resides over our front door. (sticky fingers not shown.)

Paper Chain Making

So, I got lazy with Helo’s costume, but only because WH decided that he wanted his baby brother to be a pumpkin and he saw a Pumpkin costume on an outing to Costco last week, so it was decided and we bought it. The end.

On the bright side, one down, only one to go. While I absolutely LOVE making these guys costumes, I’ll admit that I tend to get overwhelmed with all the things I have to do and how little time I have in which to do it!

So, that brings us to WH’s costume… Can you guess what it’s going to be?? Hint: It’s not a cow.

Cow Print

For me, we’ll see what I can scrape together at the last minute, as usual. I bought some face paint on my lunch break today. I’m think a mime…..or maybe I’ll just do sugar skull makeup. Speaking of which….I wonder who all is going to the Petaluma Dia de los Muertos event this weekend. Lots of fun is sure to be had!

Food for Tots


….and sometimes they stop screaming long enough for me to make a REAL breakfast. No cereal and yogurt for us today! I’m sure it will all be downhill from here (food everywhere, dishes, screaming, dirty diapers, etc) but at least we are off to a good start for once.

Vintage Frames

I could spend forever browsing through vintage eyeglasses frames. Seriously.  Now, I know that they’re not always entirely practical, but a girl can browse right? In the not so very near future, when I’m loaded, I can see myself with a nice collection! 🙂

Here are a few super cute samples I found listed in ETSY. Oh, how I ❤ ETSY.

Vintage Frames

Vintage Frames

I’m currently in the market to replace my current frames, which I unfortunately don’t love. Not to mention, I ruined the coating on them so now they’re not so perfect.

I’ve been oggling these guys for a while now. I even requested a quote from my eye doc yesterday!! I’ll keep you updated 🙂

Ray Ban Cateyes

Ray Ban Cateyes

How cute are these? LOVE the purple. Whatcha think?

Blue Inspiration

First Off, We are renting our house, so there are soooo few things that I can do as far as decorating goes. I’ve taken a few liberties that perhaps I shouldn’t have, such as putting up a few curtain rods and an Ikea rod organization system in the kitchen. Nothing a little putty can’t fix when we decide to move!

Anyhow, I’ve been brewing up some ideas for the kitchen mostly, with a few more for the rest of the house. Here find my inspiration!

Blue Kitchen Ideas

Blue Kitchen Ideas

I’m currently in the market for some lovely new knobs for my kitchen cabinets. I’ll share my finds as they present themselves!

Baby Shower Gifts

So this past weekend was the baby shower for my brother’s new baby! I would have gotten around to this post before I left, but I was too busy trying to finish these up!!

I found all patterns on  I even learned how to crochet for this blanket pattern because it is just so darn cute!!!

Here are the patterns. You need a ravelry account to view them.

I also packed them up in these badass little suitcases, which, I imagine, will double up as adorable storage in the baby’s room!

I think they liked them…I’ve only encountered a few people who don’t appreciate hand-made things. Hope they get lots of use!!!