There’s a Snake in my Boots!

And here we are, the official ‘what my kids were for Halloween’ post. You got a sneak peak at Woody’s vest the other day, but here’s how it turned out.

Helo’s costume was a bit of a bust, but I can’t take the blame for that. Will Haven picked it out!  😛  WH’s costume turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! I was missing a few pieces, but I don’t think they were necessary. I could find a yellow woven shirt so I drew lines on a tshirt with a red sharpie. The rest was easy enough to find.

WH as Woody

How cute are Will Haven and Sabine?? And it only got cuter out there when a friend trick or treating with us convinced Wh to start asking for sausages when he went up for candy. Yes, seriously, my child was asking for sausages.

How cute are they?


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!

Pinterest, My New Web Fave!

I have a new love: PINTEREST!!!! It’s an incredible place where I can collect all the random bits and pieces of the interwebs that call my name. I’m finding so many beautiful and inspirational blogs and websites, I only wish I had more time (and money!) to delve more deeply into this world.

I have so many things I want to do: Decorate my house, landscape the front lawn, finish Helo’s sweater and blanket, finish reading The Count of Monte Cristo, clean the carpets, and countless other projects already started and not. Alas, with 2 small children  it may be some time before any of this comes to fruition, but here I am, in my bit of free time to share with you PINTEREST!!!

Go Play! 🙂

Finally Finished!




It seems like it has been forever since I first started working on this crib set for Helo. Considering he’s now 8 months old and I started this a few months before he was born, forever isn’t far off.

Anyhow, it turned out pretty good for my first attempt at something this big. I took a few shortcuts but made up for it with some decorative contrast stitching! I absolutely stole this idea from a cute baby site called I fell in love with this fabric that is no longer in print and spent weeks scavenging the interwebs for enough of it to complete the whole project.


I’m Back

After a rather lengthy hiatus from most anything more productive than….well, showering, I’m back and revved up for the holidays! I’m kicking it back into gear and planning to emerge from the fog that clouds my baby brain.

Helo’s 3 months now and only waking up once or twice a night. That said, I’m beginning to function on a slightly higher level again and am trying to motivate myself to exercise a vocabulary that includes words above and beyond the usual ‘no’ and ‘stop that’ and ‘don’t hit him.’

I’ve also picked back up a few projects that I let fall wayside while I was miserably pregnant. I’ve nearly finished a couple of them already and making good headway on the others. See my progress!!

ElefanteFingerless GlovesCowlHoodieHelo's BlankieLace Scarf
















I’m excited to get caught up so I can get started on Helo’s crib bedding before he grows out of his cradle! Here’s a preview.