Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Boo 2 YOU Day!!!
I am really enjoying Halloween this year.
We carved pumpkins.
We have brain stormed and prepared the boys costumes.
Both boys are excited and ready to go trick or treating!
Jack is going to be an Oomph Loompa, off of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
JD is going to be Elvis.
I can't believe how adorable the both turned out!!!

Since...I was in the Halloween Crafty Mood, I painted two 8x10 canvas! They really look great around the house!

Happy Candy Getting Day...ENJOY!

Monday, October 22, 2012

finding joy in colorful things

we recently had a house fire.
a year ago...recently!

the man (my hubby) has worked his regular job and re-built 95% of our house on his own.
i am super happy to be HOME.
although decorating and getting the house to feel like home again is another story.

but for today...
i walked around the house looking for color in mundane spots.
i miss a lot of the things i once had but i find joy in colorful things.
here are a few Instagram pics of random colorful things around our house.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

a new "leaf"

today it finally hit me...fall has arrived. i now have pumpkins in the house and Halloween decorations up. i truly love this time of year; the trees changing, cooler air and the smell of football in the air.

i have been pondering on what to do with this blog.
originally i wanted this blog to showcase my crafty creations.
never once did i think about pouring more of me into it.
but... i love change (within reason) and therefor as a new "leaf" i am changing. i will be trying this whole blog thing out.
so for now on you can read more about me, my crafty creations, and maybe a few of my favorite recipes.

i think every blog post needs at least one picture so i will leave you with this picture my almost 8 year old took today while we were driving by the UofA!