Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tricks and Treats


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Last night, Morgan and I hosted an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus in our front yard. We rented a projector and screen and brought out some blankets and chairs for our friends and trick our treaters. We had a really good response from the community and we are already thinking about doing Summer screenings for when the weather is more accomodating. A little girl even said that she was done trick or treating and wanted to watch the movie!

This year, we made little haunted house boxes for the goulies. I bought them at the 99 Cent Store and basically cleaned them out. I just love the little green house on the bottom right; it looks like the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!

Confectionery Costumes

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Happy Halloween everyone! Morgan and I originally set out to be Benjamin Franklin and his kite but my kite idea was kind of lost in translation. I bought a white bat wing shirt, a large key (to wear around my neck) and made a long tail made out of fabric bows. I wasn't that impressed with it when it was all done so I decided to put kite embellishments onto a Marie Antoinette costume. The dress was 24$ on Amazon and the white tights are from American Apparel. The wig was bought at Ozzie Dots, our neighborhood costume shop for about 40$ dollars and I just added the bows and tin ship. What were you for Halloween?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh My Mummies

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Happy Friday everyone! Yesterday felt like a Friday which means I've been a little unproductive today. It didn't help that I stayed up till 1:30 last night making Morgan's boss mummy cake pops. She's expecting a little baby bundle and I was envisioning making these but the candy coating was not cooperating and they ended up looking like mummies. My sister had the ingenious idea to just make a sign that says "Happy Halloween to the mummy to be!" Thank God it's October.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Follow the White Rabbit

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Kind of geeky I know, but I couldn't help buying this case in K-Town last week for my new 4s. They come with a fluffy, suction-on tail that acts as a stand and it comes in a whole bunch of different colors.

Down on the Pumpkin Farm

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Here are some of the photos we took at Avila this weekend. Right when we got there, we indulged in some sweet corn on the cob and fresh pressed apple cider. Aside from abnormally large crowd, I was in heaven. While looking for our prized pumpkin, we noticed an abandoned tractor on the far side of the field and a photo shoot was born. Hope you like em this year!

on the boy: Mango jeans, Converse, vintage shirt.
on the girl: H&M skirt, Do & Be top, Ban.do heart, Michael Kors watch, vintage hat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumn Hauntings!

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There's something about Fall that makes me want to wear more black. As the temperatures in Los Angeles can't seem to drop below 80 degrees, all i've been able to do lately is day dream about the color. Here are some things that have been giving me shivers this October...in an

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Homemade Pinatas!

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It was my co-worker's 40th birthday last week and I wanted to do something special for her. I was feeling extra crafty and all those pinata tutorials on Oh Happy Day were beckoning to me. Seriously, who makes alligator pinatas? Jordan that's who! She amazes me every day and if you're not following her blog, you should definatly check it out. The pinatas took longer than what I imagined because of all the layers of fringe paper. I ended up asking morgan to put the 4 together for me while I finished up the zero. Make sure you have enough glue because I went through like 6 small sticks. You should also make sure you have enough of the color tissue paper you want. I would say a pack or two for each color if you're making two numbers. These were about 20 inches tall and 4 inches deep. The night before, I filled it with confetti and candy and we strung them up in the office and took turns swinging!

A Sweet Sweet Weekend

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When you combine the Central Coast, wedding planning, and the Avila Barn, you end up with one pretty excited girl. Tomorrow, I have the pleasure of assisting wedding designer, Emilia Jane of Sweet Emilia Jane in Los Olivos on a farmhouse wedding she's designing. I'm such a big fan of her aesthetic and I can't wait to learn some of the ins and outs of wedding planning and to see what she has up her sleeves.
On Sunday, we're heading up to the Avila Barn to pick out our Halloween pumpkins. We've made it a habit to go to the Avila Barn every October and our visits usually involve a photo shoot, apple cider, olallieberry scones and a short drive up the street to Sycamore Springs. It's the quintessential Fall trip!

Monday, October 3, 2011

"Thank You Mood"

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This past weekend I went to Mood to pick out some fabrics for my Halloween costume. As of right now, it involves a giant key and a plethora of giant bows and that's all I can say. I was expecting the Los Angeles store to be somewhere Downtown but it was way on the West side near La Cienega and Pico. It's smaller then the one in New York but still pretty awesome. I was surprised at how hard it was to pull out those reams of fabric. I spent like an hour there deciding upon 4 fabrics. I can't imagine how hard it is for the designers on Project Runway to pull fabric in 15 minutes.