Monday, September 30, 2013

A family who costumes together, stays together

I have been researching for the perfect costume this year.
Clark is old enough to walk and participate so I decided to not be lazy and take him out in style.
I have figured out what we are going to be and sorry, it's a secret for now!
But, here are some great ideas I dug up!

Beetle Juice

Walking Dead


A slug and his slime

101 Dalmatians

Old school circus

Star Wars


Alice in Wonderland

Batman & Robin

Adams Family

Up (remixed)

Labyrinth (remixed)


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Well, that was disappointing

West Elm let down.

November 2011 I blogged about West Elm and how I was elated that a store was opening in Seattle.
 I had obsessed over their lush home goods for months online and finally there was a brick and mortar store opening here! 
I couldn't wait to go.
Flash forward to September 2013.
It has been almost TWO years and I finally went.
That's depressing.

(I guess that's what happens when you get pregnant, stop working and have to ...uggghhh..."budget"  **shudders**)

It literally took me that long to go check it out.
How incredibly lame?!
Not as incredibly lame as I found the store!
Yep, that's right. 
All that build up and I didn't buy a thing.
I didn't even see any ridiculously expensive items that I wanted to add to my Christmas list.
Well, aside from a vintage reproduction fridge that comes in yummy pastels for a meer $1999.00 and is only 3/4 the size of a real fridge.

I found two items in the whole place that I considered buying.

These hefty gold handled retro scissors.
They just feel good in your hands.


And this metal studded velvet throw pillow.

I left with this void deep in my core. 
I call it "I need more shopping"
Steve says it's "debt removal"

 I arrived home and Steve asked me what I bought.
I replied with " Please don't be mad. " 
Followed by "I need you to help me unload it out of the car." 
After being satisfied with my marital duties of torturing my husband, I informed him that I actually didn't spend a penny. Aside from my $1.50 parking spot. 
He still didn't believe me.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Let's make like a tree and get outta here

Or.... leave?

Welcome fall!

I finally updated the kitchen chalkboard from Clark's 1st Birthday stats to a seasonal greeting like I had always dreamed of doing when I originally bought the chalkboard for a whole dollar. 
As I later found out, it was only in my dreams that I would have time to do anything fun like this when I have a toddler destroying my house. 
My wonderful 1920's time capsule.... with it's refinished original hardwoods that now need re-refinishing. 
A house that had freshly painted trim and molding that somehow needs touch ups and putty. 
The house that has aged 10 years in 1 year, like the "tan mom."
 I feel bad for it. 
I feel less bad about my chalk art though, I think I did a pretty good job for free-handing it.
(That's what said)


Friday, September 20, 2013

Seriously, think about Heaven and then think about Whole Foods; they're basically the same.

I almost forgot how to work this thing! 
So, while I am working on a few wonderful updated posts for you all to feast your eyes upon I thought I would share this hilarious article.
 It is a must read and I have to say I am completely jealous of Kelly MacLean's comedic writing ability. 

If you didn't click that link and follow my instructions to read this amazing post, Namaste.