Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Decorations

The kids are super excited about Halloween - they get to trick-or-treat properly this year since both are now old enough to know what it is! LOL! We managed to squeeze in a few small Halloween decorations. Wish I got more done, but seem to be SO busy lately! Too crazy!

My three year old LOVED the skeleton - or as she said - "that's the cutest baby skeleton ever!" Hmmm????

So Halloween night was eventful {to say the least!}. After picking up my oldest from school, we arrived home with enough time to relax, tidy up a little, before heading to a local church for their Fall Festival. I went to put something in the recycle bin, in the garage, when I discovered that the door would not open. It was stuck, kind of like it was locked but I could move the handle. So I pulled the door handle apart, but couldn't get the bolt out - it was COMPLETELY jammed. I am telling you that door was so lucky it had a steel core because by the end of it I was ready to rid it all apart! I had to give up. The girls were so disappointed at not being able to go to the Fall Festival {my car was stuck in the garage}, so I decided we would go trick-or-treating on our street instead. That was fun, although a little quiet.
We then headed down {walked} to a closer church for their trunk-or-treat. CRAZY! Felt like I was in a cattle candy feed line! The girls scored big but {unfortunately for them} won't really reap much of their harvest.
Back home we were all tired and hungry, but had to pull the door off at the hinges first - why? not sure - husband just seemed to think it was the most important issue to deal with first! Meanwhile, my 5 year old waited by the front door holding our candy bowl, waiting for trick-or-treaters! Thankfully we had one lot come by.
After dinner we got our groove on to a little Monster Mash - the girls were hilarious! That, and a little wine helped improve the day. In the end, my girls were happy, and that's all that really matters to me. I am thankful I don't have worse things to complain about. But I'm ready for a new start tomorrow :)

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Where I Work

I pulled up to work yesterday and realized what a unique place it was, so I thought it would be fun to share it with you, especially when this is the first image I see:

They are just casually riding up the road.

Past Pearl's Dance Hall.

Our corner.

The cool stairway.

The awesome Pearl Dance Hall building.

Heading home.

Next time I'll take some interior shots of the office.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What to Wear to Work Wednesday

I'm back to work part-time. And when I say part-time it really is only for a few hours one day a week at the office PLUS numerous hours per week at home. So the part-time bit is really just in reference to time I actually show my face to other adults... who work... in the real adult-working world...out there.

So, as a result, workout capris and a t-shirt are not really going to cut it. I need inspiration, and a major wardrobe overhaul! Hence this post - What to Wear to Work Wednesday!

Last week I was FREEZING in the office. How easy it is to forget all about the office environment, especially when the men outnumber the women! So I'll need layers, and lots of them! Maybe even sneak in my Ugg boots ;)

Here is {my} inspiration board (via Pinterest):

I love stripes, and have the perfect top. I'll pair it with a black cardigan/sweater thing. I can wear jeans to work (we work in a creative field). I have a slightly similar ring, black earrings, black bag and boots. I think this will work. Maybe I don't really need a wardrobe overhaul, just more ideas on how to pull it all together. LOVE pinterest for this! I'll see if I can get a pic of me - no guarantee I'll post it, but we will see ;)

P.S. Here it is...excuse the photos, etc, etc.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fishing in a Tutu, and other weekend musings...

Monday was busy, so this post is a little behind, but here it is anyway:

Ever seen someone fishing with a tutu on?

Well, now you have! I think I could accurately describe both my girls as "tomboy princesses!"

We had a relaxing weekend at the lake "cabin". I finished the flooring in the bedroom and tore up more carpet to reveal lino underneath it. I do not like carpet. I really do not like the very ugly brown carpet we have, so I am very pleased with my progress. The husband is looking a little concerned. Guess he is just not sure when (or where) I will stop. Not sure when or where I will stop either. Really need to make a plan (that I will somewhat stick to - hehehehe!).

Before - the ugly brown carpet.

Close-up of very ugly brown carpet!

Carpet gone - looks better already.

Pulling out the million staples - uugghhhhh!

Vacuum :)

Done ;)

Love it! It looks SO MUCH BETTER, it smells so much better and it will be so much easier to clean. WHY. DID. WE. WAIT. SO. LONG????? (weird, huh?)

Hallway and bathroom are next....

In other news...we had big storm Saturday night - mostly lightning and rain (thank you Lord - we really needed the rain). The lightning always scares me the girls, so not the best rest that night, but we all slept in, so that was nice. We always worry about the big trees we have right next to the trailer - they will have to come down, unfortunately, just not safe :( boo! So I really need to start thinking about more landscaping - natural, hardy and pretty.

Grandparents new puppy was locked away for most of our visits over there - the girls were not amused! Poor puppy hurt his knee last weekend, so he is on "bed-rest". Girls still not amused! Puppy gets in the way when everyone is eating. Girls not amused! Not amused at all :( Hopefully puppy will be allowed out of exile next weekend. So these photos are from last weekend:

This photo shows my 3yr old being chased by the puppy. We were laughing so hard - you have never seen a kid run this fast EVER!

From the top pic to this, this is all I could get of her! I really wanted to get a pic of her face - so priceless!

Grandpa and both girls running again with the puppy.

Grandpa's dock - feeding the catfish.

What a pretty Autumn day.

Busy weekend. Busy week ahead!