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Archive for October 2012

Houndstooth…Lots of It!!

 Happy Halloween everyone!  I am posting this on Halloween Eve, but most of you will read it on Halloween so again I say…Happy Halloween!  The weather hear has been BE.AU.TI.FUL!  Honestly despite the crazy snowstorm we had last week, this week has been perfectly warm and wonderful.

 I wanted to wear boots with this, but it was so warm, I thought I’d go with these red flats.

Have I ever told you how much I love houndstooth.  I adore it along with tweed and herringbone.  I think I’d just alternate between the three every day if I could (in the autumn anyway).

Today while the older boys were at soccer practice, the younger two and I played in the leaves.  They were so crunchy and perfect.  I think they liked them :)

Now I need to go finish making 30 more of these babies for my boys school classes tomorrow.  They are gumballs that are supposed to look like a  Jack-o-lantern.  Hopefully they do :)

 Shirt: Jcrew | Cardi: Old Navy | Pants: Forever 21 | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Bag and sunglasses: Ross
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Double Denim

 As Halloween gets closer I continue to check off my bucket list of October things to do.  Today I made caramel apples.  For years I have attempted to make caramel apples with homemade caramel and it has never worked.  Mostly it has turned into a huge, gloppy, caramelly mess.  One of my favorite friends offered to teach me how to do it properly today and guess what…it worked!!

Look at those lovely apples, and they tasted pretty awesome too.  My boys were pretty excited to come home to this after school snack.

 Tonight I have been reading all of the news of Hurricane Sandy back east.  It is so surreal to see the same places I visited weeks ago eerily empty.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected!

Shirt: H&M | Sweater: Target | Jeans: F21 | Boots: Banana Republic | Jacket: Gap | Belt: Banana Republic Factory | Necklace: F21
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Pre-Halloween Weekend

 Hey everyone!  Hoping that you all have had a lovely pre-Halloween weekend, full of parties, pumpkin carving, football games and hot chocolate.

 We went to a few parties that were all so much fun. It was fun to get dressed up in the costumes and Josh is definitely being a good sport with this years costume.

 The boys were thrilled to go to our neighborhood Halloween party.  My cute friend plans it every year (and we were so glad that the weather cleared up, although it was pretty cold).  The kids go to different stations for games and crafts and end up at a huge treat bar!  It was a good time.

 I was in charge of one of the stations and decided to do a craft.  We made these creepy little critters.

 And this was my contribution to the treat bar…my boys thought it was pretty great :)

 All in all it was a lovely pre-Halloween weekend.  I am excited for this coming week.  Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  Tomorrow I am learning how to make gourmet caramel apples (with the caramel from scratch…yum) and I couldn’t be more excited!!

Top: Forever 21 | Cardigan: Old Navy | Skirt: Banana Republic | Boots: Famous Footwear | Bag: Kate spade | Bracelet: Jcrew | Sunglasses: Banana Republic Factory
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Lunch Date

 Josh and I used to try to go on dates once a week.  Now that our kids are older, and our lives are busier, Friday night date night doesn’t happen very much.  We have now begun going on lunch dates once a week while the kid are at school (although we always have a 2 year old side kick with us).

 I have to admit I am pretty sure that Josh loves it when I ask him to take outfit pictures at the end of our lunch, doesn’t every guy love that on their dates?

And the snow that was threatening from yesterday’s post?  Yep, it happened.  This is what we woke up to this morning.  I have to say, it was beautiful and perfect and…I wasn’t sad when it melted in the afternoon (only to snow again later).

Our little neighborhood is doing a Halloween party tomorrow for the kids and it really would be nice if there was no snow!  I guess we will keep our fingers crossed!

Shirt: Jcrew | Cardigan: Old Navy | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Famous Footwear | Bag: Kate Spade
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Snow in the Forecast

 Today was cold and rainy and perfectly autumn.  The bad thing however is that there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow.  The problem with this here state of Utah…is that we have about 19 days of fall…okay give or take a few, but it jumps from autumn to winter WAY too quickly.

I ADORE layering, but don’t always love to layer of a coat…although I do love a cute coat, but sweaters and jackets are my favorite :)

 So I am hoping that it doesn’t snow tomorrow or at least holds off until after Halloween or maybe after Thanksgiving.  In a perfect world it would snow the first day of December and leave after January (we have to have a little ski/sledding time).  Well, thanks for listening/reading to the rant of the day :)

 Shirt: H&M | Cardigan: Old Navy | Jeans: Joe Fresh | Shoes: Famous Footwear | Bag and Sunglasses: Ross | Belt: Old Navy | Scarf: Nordstrom

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