Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

{creepy, wart-covered pumpkins}
{pumpkin patch}
{pumpkin carving parties}
{my first pumpkin...that rotted in the GA humidity}

{second pumpkin with a little mustache}

So glad that the fall weather is finally here.
Hopefully it stays so that my pumpkins don't rot!


Saturday, October 30, 2010


Here's my Morton Salt Girl costume! The yellow t-shirt is from Target and it happened to perfectly match the inner layer of a skirt I had on my donation pile, so out came the scissors. After cutting the outer layer off I sewed in some elastic and was set to go.
The yellow shoes were spray painted...and I have to tell you that I picked the WRONG shoes to try and spray paint. I don't know why I though fabric flats with little sequins on them would be easy to paint over. After about 7 coats of paint {that just kept seeping into the fabric} I just left them splotchy. Luckily you couldn't tell unless you got really close...

All in all a successful Halloween costume.

Hope you all have a good weekend!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My little cousin/brother turned 10 years old on 10/10/ cool is that?! For his birthday party my roomie and I made him a baseball themed birthday cake in the shape of a 10. We're pretty sure he loved it. :)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Costume

My Halloween costumes have gotten a lot more inventive over the past years, but I took the lazy way out last year and was a cowgirl...boring! So, this year I'm putting last years idea into action...Morton Salt Girl here I come!

I've got the blond hair and the umbrella, so all I need are the yellow shoes and dress. For the shoes I'm going to spray paint these cheap, Target flats below. Spray painting shoes? Oh yes, it's nowhere near as scary as you may think. I did it two years ago when I needed gold boots for my She-Ra costume and it turned out really well! I found a good tutorial on MADE that explains how to paint your shoes.

As far as the dress goes...I'm trying to figure out the best/cheapest/easiest way to do if you see and cute little yellow dresses out there, let me know! I'll probably see what I can find at the thrift store and merge a skirt and shirt together...can't wait to see how it turns out! I post pictures along the way.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Etsy Love

I wanted to get my sister a little something to remind her of home while she's in Paris. I opted out of the "I Heart ATL" t-shirt because while she's over there she should probably pretend she's Canadian. What I found instead is something much more subtle, pretty, and doesn't scream "I'm American!".

Here it is:

Awww, it's the state of GA! I found the necklace on Etsy in a shop called tru.che. She does most of the states, as well as a bunch of countries, and can place the heart in various spots of the state/country. It's made from fine silver and handmade/hand-cut when you order it. Since I ordered a couple at once it was neat to see the slight variations in both necklaces. Here are some of the other states/countries:

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Aren't they sweet! Perfect for a going away present.

Yay for the Etsy!