Thursday, October 30, 2014

Best Dad Ever, A Treasure Troll & Red Hair Reveal

My daughter has been talking about being Ariel for Halloween for weeks. This past weekend the family had a Halloween party and everyone got dressed up. My husband decided all on his own to be King Triton so he could be Ariel's dad. How cute!! Best part is that he constructed the costume all by himself, no bag costume here and it was a hit. Check out Ariel and her daddy!

So my husband wasn't the only one with a fabulous costume idea. My sister in law decided to be a treasure troll and I think she definitely won for originality. How can you not giggle when you see her costume.

What was I, you may ask? Nothing as cool as those two but I was a gypsy and got to rock my new red hair, which I love!! What do you think?! xoxo

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

And Then This Happened...

So I've had an extremely stressful few weeks, drowning in tutu orders while trying to entertain Liv, just biting off more than I can chew, as usual. But I am down to my last two Halloween orders and it feels fabulous to be almost caught up. Although it's time to get my shops in holiday mode. Ahhh!! Never ending but busy is good, right?!

My lack of sleep and stress levels have certainly had me at my wits end but the extreme kindness of some radio celebrities certainly renewed my energy and drive. I had sent the ladies of the Z100 morning show some of my pink crystal boho wraps to match their "Hello Lady" shirts for breast cancer and they were kind enough to give me some Insta shout outs. Ahhhh!! Check 'em out! Am I dreaming?!

Anyways if you are interested the gorgeous pink crystal boho wrap featured, I am donating 25% of the money made from that design towards breast cancer research. You can order it here. xoxo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Decorating Tradition

I believe tradition is important. It gives you those little things to look forward to, little things you know that take place every year. One of our family's newer traditions is getting together to carve and decorate pumpkins. This year was fun as always and just a little more chaotic as the kids get a bit older. Here's a few photos from the afternoon and our glorious pieces of art.

Olivia hard at work
They mean business
Luke loves pumpkin fun!
Painting my pumpkin!
Group photo displaying our eclectic group of masterpieces!
So what about you, does your family get together to decorate pumpkins? And what did you create this year? xoxo

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rise Of The Jack 'O Lanterns

Last night we went to the Rise Of The Jack 'O Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens and I hope this becomes a new yearly tradition. The carvings were amazing and it definitely got me in the mood for Halloween. Here are just a handful of photos I took of some of the amazing pumpkins.

Amazing, right?! These are just a couple that I was able to photograph well. If you are in the Westbury, NY or Los Angeles, CA area I would definitely recommend checking this out. xoxo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun At Fink's

This past weekend we went to Fink's Farm in Manorville, NY for their fall festival and pumpkin picking. We've been going for several years now and it's always a great time for all and this year was no different. They changed things around little this year which made it better than ever. Here are some reasons Fink's is so much fun:

The Pigs
I am obsessed with pigs and Fink's certainly has a vast collection of these "little" fatties in their petting zoo.

The Turkey Legs
Mmmm....I love turkey and the fact that I didn't need to wait until Thanksgiving to have some delicious turkey certainly made my day.

The Perfect Pumpkins
I don't think I've ever seen a pumpkin patch with so many perfect pumpkins. Liv loved searching the field for her perfect pumpkin.

The Corn
Liv is obsessed with corn and seriously ate this entire thing. She's a beast!

The Photo Ops
There are plenty of places to take great family photos throughout the farm and we all know how I love taking photos.

The Farm Fun!
There are just too many things to individually list but between the corn maze, pumpkin sling shot, the country band, the hayride, the "moo" train, the food, the bouncey houses, the pony rides, the corn crib and the hay patch the entertainment was endless.

If you are a Long Islander I definitely recommend visiting Fink's this fall. xoxo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October: A Love/Hate Relationship

I love October, I truly do. It is my favorite month. The great weather and the fall activities, what's not to love? Well I'll tell you, the fact that I'm finding very little time to do the things I love so much about October. One of my Etsy shops: Oh So Pretty Designs has lots of adult tutus and with Halloween on the horizon the orders are flooding in.

I don't mean to complain about business being good because I am ecstatic about that but October has now turned into one blur of a day. I am also having weird dreams involving tulle. It's getting to my brain! Ahhh!!! But there is definitely a silver lining, the money I'm making from all these orders is going towards something very exciting which I hope to share with you in the next few days.

In the meanwhile, this post needs to be cut short so I can get back to my tutu making and create more masterpieces like you see below.

If you are interested in getting a tutu for Halloween I am still accepting orders but will probably need to stop soon so don't delay in ordering yours today!! xoxo