Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall-ing Behind

Catching up on fall around here...
A few years ago I saw a Frankenstein front door for Halloween and this year I had to do my own with my new green front door! Yessssssss!

Before I franked the door I had a pumpkin that my BIL Joe made.

I moved it to the fence but had to stain it orange because it was too camo'd by the fence.

If you want a pumpkin of your own you can email me or contact Joe 334-707-0227, he will hook you up will pumpkins of all sizes.  Smaller than mine, same size as mine, bigger than mine and really big that can stand alone in the yard.  Your own pumpkin patch.

I love Halloween and the cute and cheesy decorations that go along with it.  Dutch has enjoyed all of the pumpkins and a few Halloween other things we have around the house.  Next year though I am blowing it up with Halloween decorations and maybe a backyard carnival.

We just barely made it to the pumpkin patch before Halloween.

Dutch wouldn't get out of Eric's arms so we didn't even get a picture of him with a pumpkin.  But a mullet and baby in overalls without a shirt count for something right?

We found some pumpkins after all.

Aww same place last year.  We can just pretend that nothing had changed.

We have been partaking in a lot of the holiday's finest, Halloween Oreo's.  Dutch has learned all about dunking an Oreo.  Next we will learn how to not make a huge mess with one.

Can you say great parents?  You know the kind that give out Oreos after nap time!

Fall has been fun but it has been fast this year.  It has also been pretty warm.  Perfect to squeeze in some corduroy shorts!

Dutch is concerned about the cold weather ahead.

Have a great Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Candy Tote

I know Halloween is just a few days away but if your kids need a cute Trick or Treat bag you still have time to whip one up!
I bought a $2 tote from Hobby Lobby with intentions of appliqueing Dutch's name on it with some little spiders in the background.  But then I talked myself into going the easy and quick route and painted his candy tote instead.

I was going to do gingham but came up with this pattern.  Not sure what it is called, maybe a type of gingham?  Draw off your grid then trace a circle.  I traced the d from the computer.

I used a sharpie to trace my lines but I hate the way they smell so I used craft paint for the rest.  The pattern is easy but I did mess up once on my very last row I was painting. Make sure you don't paint inside your circle.  Paint everything out and you are done!

Anyway I think it turned out pretty cute and I am about 99.9% sure Dutch won't notice my mistake.  It will hold candy all the same.  Fingers crossed we he gets lots of Reese cups!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Easy Monogram T-Shirt

Dutch is getting to the age where his clothes are getting messed up at daycare.  Even though he doesn't wear nice clothes everyday (hey that is what OxyClean was invented for),  I still like him to look nice.  A few weeks ago I picked up some blank tshirts for appliques for daycare shirts.  I really like the Granimals brand from Walmart.  They are nice quality and under $4 per shirt!
I have plans to make appliques for the other shirts but needed something quick so I did freezer paper stencils on a few of them.  These are super easy and take just a few minutes.

First print off your design.  I used sketch serif font with the K at 400 size and the DT at 200 size.

Trace over with your freezer paper, cut out and iron onto your tshirt.

Make sure you put a piece of cardboard on the inside of the shirt to prevent bleeding.  Paint with craft paint being careful around the edges.  

Peel freezer paper off and you are finished!

You can see on the green shirt I had a little bit of bleed through, but good enough for daycare. 

Friday, October 3, 2014


Even though September has come and gone I wanted to post a few of my favorite photos so I won't forget these fun days we are enjoying!  Plus some grandparents requested a Dutch post. 

Earlier in the summer Dutch had to pick and eat blackberries everyday.  All of the blackberries have been eaten so now he is on a daily mission to pick tomatoes - his favorite food.  He usually eats a few each afternoon and Claire cleans up the rest.

Another must do for Dutch is a car ride.  He has just recently discovered how much fun it is to play in the real car but nothing can replace his love for being pushed around the neighborhood waiving at all of the cars and petting all of the dogs.
We are loving the new restaurants that opened up over the summer just down the street from us. Walks to get an ice cream cone, why not?!

I know, all little boys look so precious when they try to do everything that Daddy does but seriously this is so adorable.

Dutch's cousin celebrated her birthday at a trampoline place and Dutch was a fan.

Dutch's first photobomb.

Chubby legs, sweet little curls, gingham bubbles and black eyed suzies, can't get any better. 

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