Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Carving 2010

The "before" shot: 
Clearing out the pumpkin guts: 
Tracing the pattern:
Carving and trying not to injure myself: 
And the finished product!  
I think it is one of our better pumpkin carving attempts.  Today, we are enjoying the fruits of our labor (aka roasted pumpkin seeds!)

Thursday, October 28, 2010


A couple weekends ago Brett took me out of town for a little getaway to Flagstaff.  It was very nice to get out of the desert and enjoy the mountain scenery and cooler temperatures for a couple days.  Here are some pictures from our trip: 

Relaxing by the fire pit at our hotel:

On a hike.  Lesson learned:  6 months pregnant + high altitude hiking= not the best combination. 

 Look!  Greenery and snow!!!!!

There were lots of pretty flowers on our hike:

I sure wish I could take credit for this awesome shot, but it was all Brett's handiwork: 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Too Cute Baby Skirts!

After a lengthy hiatus, my crafting mojo has returned!  This is thanks in part to finally figuring out how to work me new serger, which is amazing by the way.

My latest addiction is making these adorable baby skirts!

They are so easy, and since they were made with fabric I had on hand, and jeans that I no longer have any hope of fitting into, making them was completely free.  Can't beat that.  

If anyone feels inclined to make their own, there is a fabulous tutorial here

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Couches!

It's the little things that keep me going around here.  Things like new couches!! 

Our poor, tired Iowa couches had seen better days.  They were recliners, and to put it lightly they were entirely dysfunctional.  I don't think I will ever purchase another couch with moving parts.  It just doesn't end well, especially if you plan to move them...ever. 

It's amazing how new couches and an area rug can revitalize a space.  Also, as you can see from the picture, Moose is a huge fan of the giant ottoman.  He pretty much thinks it's the greatest thing ever.  Next on the agenda is finding some end tables we like that don't break the bank.  There is talk of making our own...but we will see how that goes!  More on that later. 
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