Monday, October 31, 2016

Family Pics!!

I had been debating what to do about our family pics for awhile...I had waited to late to hire a photographer again and I have another picture I am using for our Christmas card, so I kinda just thought we wouldn't do them this fall. Then I stated looking through albums and on my walls and got sentimental and decided we needed to take them for posterity!! The Farmer was elated! ha! 

I didn't want to make a big deal out of it, so I looked through the closets, put some outfits together, set up my tripod, grabbed the camera remote and went for it!! Loved the way they turned out and am kinda proud of myself, even though these were the only usable ones out of the million we took! haha!! 











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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday!



What we are eating this week? White Chicken Chili (recipe), Sloppy Joes, Cheese Quesadillas, and Crock Pot Chicken Parm (recipe)

What we've been up to? Traveling, Football Games, State Fair, Preschool, Kindermusik, 4-H, MOPS, Sunday School, Harvest and lots of fun fall things! It's been a bit crazy over here lately..ready for life to settle down soon :)


What I'm reminiscing about? This is the time of year when the Farmer and I met in Montana at a cattle show (9 years ago!!) so I always reminisce about that in October!
Look at those babies!!! This was the day we met, I was SOO tan...back when I got a spray tan weekly..and got my nails done every two weeks...ohh those were the days!! hehe!


What I'm loving?

-Chobani Flips- yall these things are soo good...I haven't found one I haven't liked yet! Yum!
-Pecan Pumpkin Waffles Wallflower- This smells so great in my kitchen!! I just love fall scents and this one is for sure a winner!! :)
-The Farmer- hehe!! I was writing this post and I was having trouble thinking of things I was loving, so I asked The Farmer what was I loving lately? and he said "me!" ha! So true! It was a long couple of months with us being gone to Mississippi and him harvesting, so I am loving having him back!! :)
-Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte lotion- This smells so amazing, I have been using the body wash in this scent for a couple of years, so I finally picked up the coordinating body cream...I'm in love!! I also got the smaller version hand creme for my purse! It is everything fall!!


What I'm working on? A Christmas tree skirt!! We have been using a big piece of pink felt for the past seven years, so it's time I make a proper one!! I got this fabulous fabric...
..now I just need to find the perfect pattern and get it done!!

What I'm Dreading? Cleaning out my extra closet!! It is a disaster, but I am planning to make it my new vanity/makeup area, so it has got to be cleaned out!! How can you be soo excited about something and also completely dread it?!?!



What I'm excited about? Christmas, duh!!! It's only like 60 days away!!!


What I'm watching/reading? More old episodes of Designing Women, I just got season two!! Obsessed!!

Also, American Housewife, Real Housewives of Atlanta, and This Is Us (really loving this one!)!! 


What I'm listening to? More of Michael Buble's Christmas album and also just found the Pentatonix Christmas Album on Amamzon Music, it's a good one too!! 


What I'm Wearing? 
-Getting lots of wear out of this navy /white check button up from Old Navy! So comfy and cute (and speaking of cute, how about my little photo bomber?!?) 
-Really loving the new sweatshirt I made with my monogram! Super cute paired with this orangey/fallish blanket scarf!
-I picked up this teal cardigan at Old Navy too! Love it paired with this colorful necklace!
-It was a blanket scarf kind of month! This red/greenish one looks so cute with a navy stripe tee and camel cardigan!
And just to keep it real....when you are trying to take outfit selfies and The Farmer has to brush his teeth and McCoy has to open and close the door a million times!! Now you know why I am so excited about my closet vanity!! :)



What I'm Doing this weekend? lots of Trick or Treating with my Knight and Dragon!!


What I'm looking forward to next month? We are going to Disney on Ice!! Soo excited! Merritt asks daily when we are going to see Mickey ice skate! Can't wait! 


What else is new? Not much new around here...we did just get a new bed!! I'm soo excited about it..we went and tried them out today and picked the most comfortable mattress ever, in king size! We currently have a queen size, so it is going to be fantastic to have more room..the boys are going to love it!! hehe!!
The Farmer buying cattle on the phone while picking out mattresses...multitasking at it's best ;)


Question of the Month: What is your favorite Halloween memory/picture/tradition?
I loved carving pumpkins! It was very traditional when we were growing up..triangles and toothless grins..and it was perfect!! In fact it had been so long since I carved a pumpkin, when we did it with the boys this past weekend, the smell brought me right back to my childhood halloween memories!! I also loved to go trick or treating at my Uncle Den's! He always had something rigged up to scare us and he always gave us the BEST candy!! 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kindermusik Costume Patry

On Monday, McCoy had his costume party at Kindermusik!! 
They had tons of fun playing sound bingo and making crafts!!












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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pumpkin Carving Fun!

This is the first year we have actually carved pumpkins! We usually just use the Mr. Potato Head push in things and call it good, but Merritt was on to us and made me promise that we would do "real carving" this year!! It was quite the project, but we made it through and ended up with two super cute pumpkins!






I had gotten these little carving kits that had bunches of templates in them..
McCoy obviously insisted on the witch!

and Merr picked an owl!


I was pretty proud of my witch!! :)







Do you think they will let us go pack to the easy route next year?!?! hehe!

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