Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FallING for Fall

Fall in upon us! Yes. So ready for cooler weather. I am ready to wear my favorite cowgirl boots. And my soft jeans. I am mainly excited to be able to walk outside without sweating or being tortured by bugs!! I did try a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Y'all know about how I feel about pumpkin spice. I tried very hard to like it, but I ended up calling it a Pumpkin Spice Crappe (no offense to those that love it). I just have trouble getting excited about coffee. I think I am the only person on the planet that really does not drink it. But I am probably an alien since I am not a fan of chocolate, either.

We have been busy hanging out at the fair.

This was a large fried gummy bear my son ate. I snuck a bite and it tasted like a pie, surprisingly.
We went to Cloud City to walk inside the installation art exhibit.

This is probably the first year we have taken forever to decorate for Halloween (yes, I know it is still September!). I plan on remedying that this weekend. Already got my boxes out of the garage!  We usually do inside in September, and then do the outside stuff near the first of October. We are just big Halloweeners.

I do have my front door wreath out. Check it!

We got some inflatable eyes to put on the outside of our house. I need to find my fishing string for them. My son is really into skeletons that are not creepy but more comical. So now we own a skeleton in a tux, of all things! 
I very badly need to start working on my little scarecrow, Harrison's costume. We found a large crow to sew onto his straw hat. I bought him a flannel shirt while thrifting and I plan to cut little patches to sew onto it. And we will use yarn instead of hay to line the sleeves and the hat and stuff. He has pretty sensitive skin like his mama and hay irritates it. I have to say my favorite costume ever of his was one he put together himself--the year he was a mad scientist! He was adorable.

I made a little tutu to wear almost like the one in this picture, so I can be a scaregirl (I guess that is a scarecrow girl lol).

See? This is how mine turned out. 

I'm very obsessed with tutu costumes. If we had a little girl in this family, there would be a closet full of 'em!

I am slowly working on my Snow White costume. Oh my gosh! Check out my poison apple for it. I am not sure if I will make it into a necklace or something because I want it to be alongside my costume but not something I have to hold all day since I will be wearing it at the library.

I want to share all the awesome Fall/Halloween finds and ideas I have seen lately online...
If you don't feel like carving pumpkins, spray paint 'em! Look at these cool candy corn designs.

Or spray paint leaves and glue them onto your pumpkins!

Make a photo pumpkin! Really you could decoupage anything on them.

I love this villain wreath idea!

This crazy cat lady costume is the bestest! My mom was this one year (hi, mom!).

Harrison and I are so making some yarn pumpkins soon! 

Look at this super cool Mac 'N Cheese costume!!! His mom made it out of a laundry basket and paper towel rolls. Creative!

And you know it's Fall when this happens to you...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fall ready

Yes, I, the lady who abhors hearing about pumpkin spice this-n-that, am so ready for Fall to come. I love Fall (but not pumpkin spice). Well, I do like pumpkin spice but not hearing about it for the next three months. I am so looking forward to cooler weather and mugs with hot things inside. 
I love wearing my cowgirl boots and stompin' around. I love sitting outside and watching the leaves FALL. So come on, Fall!

 I will admit last week when I found out I could wear a Halloween costume at work (I work in a library), I went to the calendar to make sure Halloween was on a day I work. It is!! Then I went home that night and started thinking of costume ideas. I have not settled on any at all. Ideally, I would love to be a book character since I am surrounded by books all day. Right now I'm leaning towards Snow White, Olaf or Mrs. Frizzle, but who knows?

Here are some neat-o ones I found! Some are individual and some are for families/teams!

Fly Guy-all I need is poster board!

Same here! I love the Little Miss/Mr. Men books.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

AND another version!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Oh my gosh! Cute Slimer dress for a little one!

A book worm! Cute!


Pete the Cat!



Maybe these pics will give you your own Halloween costume ideas!

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