October 28, 2015

Boo bucket

Folks. I love candy just as much as the next guy. But I tell you what. My kid on candy is just about something like a rabid baboon on methamphetamines. Ok, well I may be exaggerating a bit... BUT.... recently I decided that I'd love to be festive for Halloween in a way that didn't involve a crazed preschooler running amok.  Last year my partner gave Ronan the cutest Halloween "Boo Bucket" and this year I decided to create one for him myself! What fun!


Lazy bones wooden collapsing skeleton by Kikkerland

Stack the Bones game by Kikkerland 

Little bat puppet- local find New Seasons supermarket

Jack O' Lantern pail from Target

Jack O' Lantern drawstring bag from Joann Craft

Bottle of bones from Michaels

I can think of so many fun things to put into these! I think teenagers could even get into them with the right stuff.  Hopefully Ronan will like his so much he won't even miss the candy!

October 23, 2015

Yearly photos

I wanted to share some of our photos from our recent session with a local photographer.  Since Ronan was born I've been trying to do yearly photos to capture his growth.  We had a wonderful photographer in San Francisco, but obviously seeing her yearly isn't going to work anymore, being that we are back living in my hometown.  Shortly after we moved back I began searching for the right photographer for us.  I needed someone with a great imagination, who was open to ideas, someone who is a master of their craft.  Well folks..I found the most amazing artist in Kim of Campbell Salgado Studio. As my former photographer Anna will tell you, I have lots of crazy ideas, and Kim was totally willing to help me achieve my vision. Let's just say that this time around it involved pounds of goose feathers! The results of our session were stunning.. Kim is amazing! Here are a few of my favorite shots.

October 22, 2015

Cutest cardboard costume

If you have followed my blog for any length of time you know that I am a huge fan of Mer Mag. She always knocks it out of the park with her cool designs.  This time is no exception. Look at this adorable llama costume! I die! She has an entire DIY tutorial on her blog. Check it out!

October 1, 2015


So the weirdest thing this year...we've had such an incredibly warm summer that all of the pumpkins around here have already been ripe and ready for a month.  Global warming?  Freak cyclical warm spell? Not sure. The result is though, pumpkins are ready NOW! So we went out this last week to check it out.  This is the first year that Ronan really was able to remember and talk about last year when we went to the patch, so he was super jazzed up to go.  We weren't able to do the hay ride or anything this time around, so I think a second visit is in the works.  Ronan has been practicing his "pretty smile" which kinda makes him look like a weirdo.