Monday, October 27, 2014

a jaunt to victoria...

We are back from a fun (and really wet) weekend in Victoria. We took the clipper up from Seattle, having to get up at the crack of dawn to catch the boat but thankfully it was a smooth ride over. Once we landed in Victoria, we were off to our home away from home for the night - The Fairmont Empress.

Friday, October 24, 2014

school fun...

Who doesn't love dressing up for Halloween at school. Especially when you get to dress up before Halloween.

My son attends a great school where they get to have quite a bit of celebrations and Halloween is one of them. They had their annual pumpkin carving and trunk-or-treat event and volunteered again this year to decorate our trunk.

Since this is Ethan's second year at his school he was a lot more comfortable at the party this time around and we didn't even see him for most of it since he was having such a good time with friends.



Sunday, October 19, 2014

halloween happenings...

Halloween festivities are in full effect at our house. We joined done friends out at a pumpkin patch in Snohomish where Ethan was able to meet some new friends and play some games. We ventured through a very muddy corn Maze, did a pumpkin slingshot,  and hunted for our own pumpkins.
Then Ethan and Jeff carved theirs this evening. And I got the job of roasting the pumpkin seeds.

Monday, October 13, 2014

fall favorites...

We are loving fall and especially the nice weather we continue to have. We were able to go and hang out with our good friends at remlinger farm and take advantage of the harvest festival. It's full of rides, bouncy houses,  and yummy fall treats. Yum!
No wonder this is my favorite season.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

handmade with a little love thrown in...

When I was a little girl I remember my grandma sewing me a Halloween costume that was a jester. She let me see bits and pieces of it while she made it but when it was complete it was absolutely beautiful. I wore that costume for several years.
For my son,  he has always loved dressing up but puts lots of thought into his Halloween costume. I very rarely get him to pick out a Halloween costume from a store and he always wants to be something that they don't make Halloween costumes for. Last year it was red licorice and this year he wanted to be his favorite ugly doll.
I went to work today on my sewing machine to recreate it and finished the hat today. I love how I'm able to do my favorite thing which is create and at the same time giving my son a memory that I am sure he will cherish from his childhood when he is older.

let the decorating commence...

It's almost October so that means it's time to decorate for Halloween. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love sprucing up the house in Halloween decor. Not the gory and scary decorations but vintage and fun decorations. And who doesn't love candy?  ;-)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

happy fall...

Since we have finally moved into fall I decided to pick up my knitting needles and create. I've been working on scarves adding additional elements where I can. Maybe if I make enough I'll have enough to start an etsy shop. Only time will tell.

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