October 27, 2011

feeling festive

It's midweek and I've been feeling festive around these parts. Only a few more days until Halloween and I still have plans to make cookies with my new cookie cutters and decorate our trio of pumpkins. 

We had plans for a mini vacation this weekend but we decided to skip it and stay home to enjoy any last minute plans that might pop up. Travis missed spending last Halloween (Ella's first) with us while he was working in LA and we were visiting friends in Northern California. This year we'll be together as a family, yay!

October 25, 2011

wiww-kiddo halloween edition

I thought i'd share a few full pictures of Ella's halloween costume today for What I Wore Wednesday, we'll call it a special halloween kid edition. If you want to see the step by step progression of how I crocheted her hat click here.

She'll wear brown leggings and her pink crocs to complete the look. It was a very easy DIY on the shirt portion (cut feather shapes, stagger layer and hot glue/sew them on), and the best part it cost me NOTHING to make! I had all the supplies on hand and used a hand me down shirt which had a stain on the front as the base of the top. 

Those are my favorite and most satisfying type of projects to do, the ones that are cheap and cute. I can't wait to see her in it. I can only hope she keeps the hat on for longer than 5 minutes. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

pleated poppy

trick or treat bag

I've been going a little crazy with Halloween this year. Ok, who am I kidding? No I haven't, I just love any excuse to be crafty and make my little one fun things. Like this...a trick or treat bag.

When I was young my mother (who was a seamstress) made me a trick or treat bag. It had a witch on the front and her legs hung from the bottom of the bag. I used it every year for my trick or treating candy loot, and I loved carrying it. 
So, I thought Ella would want one of her own. Low and behold I dreamed up my version of a trick or treat bag for her. One side has ruffles and green ric rac (a halloween spin off my Ruffle Carryall Totes from the shop) and the other has her initial "E" appliqued along with yoyo flowers, fabric rosettes, a mini bow and some fun ribbon loops. 
I think it turned out darling and I hope she gets years and years of use out of it!

October 24, 2011

ruffle pumpkin shirt tutorial

Remember the shirt Ella wore to our outing at Apple Hill? Here's the tutorial so you can all make one for your little pumpkins. It's a pretty self explanatory tutorial so i'll let the pictures speak for themselves. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and  i'll try and answer them.
All Done!

October 20, 2011


Another week gone by, another week in photos.
beautiful child

thrifted vintage yoyo's

thrifted necklace

diy necklace

wiww/date night

ryan adams


crave this place weekly


silly beautiful child

best night ever

bedside ikat

off to church


pumpkin beer

baby legs with crocheted flowers

love her eye makeup

paula deen's crockpot mac n' cheese

lip gloss, boot polish, solar oil
turkey applique shirt

ruffle pumpkin shirt

new ppb diaper clutch

life rearranged

apple hill + halloween outfit

As soon as October hits and there is the slightest feeling of Fall in the air everyone in Northern California gears up to head out to Apple Hill. Never mind that it's still 85 degrees outside, if the apple pie, apple butter, apple donuts, apple-you-name-it is being made then then we consider Fall among us. 

Apple Hill is a tradition around these parts. Basically, its just a group of 20+ apple orchards that open up for the Fall for apple picking, craft vendors, yummy apple baked goods, pumpkin patches and an all around good time. Each farm is different and offers different things, some more kid/family friendly with attractions and tractor rides and some are just for apple picking. 

Yesterday I ignored that it was 77 degrees out and dressed Ella in her Halloween outfit for our trip up to Apple Hill, because c'mon now I spent all that time making it and it's almost Halloween and she hasn't worn the getup once. Sorry Ella if you were sweating through that black shirt. All in the name of fashion, right?

I'm going to share the ruffle pumpkin shirt tutorial next Monday, but it's such a quick project you'll have no time getting it done before the 31st. Plus, it's a pretty basic Fall design so you should be able to carry on the wearing of it until Thanksgiving rolls around.

The ruffle pants are my favorite part of the outfit. Those I made with some fabric I picked up in the remnants section at the fabric store (yay for cheap!). Travis calls them her halloween bell bottoms, I call them just plain adorable. 

 (In case you were wondering about her bow, it was leftover from last years halloween bows I had in the shop). 

October 19, 2011

wiww-ryan adams edition

Last night was a very good night. I got to spend it with two of my favorite people, my husband and my favorite musician Ryan Adams. 

I won't go too deep into my love for the singer (who happens to be married to Mandy Moore- lucky gal having all those songs written about you) but seeing him preform live (last night was my second time) is on my list of most memorable nights- ever. 

 If you have never heard of him I highly recommend checking out all his music (under the names Wiskeytown, The Cardinals, and Ryan Adams). There's just something about every song he writes and sings (yeah, pretty much every song) that speaks to my soul. That's the best kind of music, the kind that stirs something inside you, makes you feel. 

It was also nice just being with Travis. I love spending time with him, and these days with a little one we don't do one-on-one dates very often. We're working on that, we've decided to make it a priority to do at least one date night a month. 

Now onto what I wore: dark wash jeans from Urban Outfitters, gold studded green flats (by Coconuts), a silk flowered tunic from Anthropologie, and I carried my tan Michael Kors bag to the show.

I love dressing up from my normal everyday, baby watching, house cleaning, errand running mom clothes (ew!). Ok, we definitely need more date nights...

Hope you're all having a good Wednesday!

Momma Go Round pleated poppy