Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

(Both costumes from last year.)

My kids are bouncing off the walls today.  I think they may be a bit excited.  ;)
I hope those of you who are celebrating have a happy and safe Halloween!  Don't eat too much candy... after tonight...

Tuesday, October 30

Weekends Are For...

...taking time to do nothing... even if it's for a short while...

...enjoying the great outdoors...

...eating breakfast on the porch...

...amazing friends who come over and help you get over that "decorating anxiety"...

...going out with the grown-ups when you get the chance...

...and accidental naps.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are getting a good start to the new week!

Monday, October 29

Sandgrens Clogs Giveaway!-- Closed

Here's the winner:
 Congrats, Kaleigh!!
(Knee socks from Three Bird Nest.)
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Swedish clogs, so I am extra excited today to share this giveaway from Sandgrens Clogs.  If you haven't heard of Sandgrens before, that's because they have a brand new name!  Sandgrens Clogs was formerly the well-known brand Ugglebo Clogs.  You can read more about their company here.

Sandgrens is giving away a pair of clogs to one lucky winner!  To enter all you need to do is sign up for the Sandgrens newsletter.  For additional entries, you can:
Like Sandgrens on Facebook
Follow Sandgrens on Twitter
Follow Sandgrens on Pinterest

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This giveaway does exclude the Shearling Collection, but is good for any of their other clogs.  This giveaway is open internationally and closes Friday November 2nd.  Good luck, friends!

Friday, October 26


Records/tapes; white chocolate ghosts; UNO; warm blankets; wishing to be a big kid

I'll be back tomorrow with another giveaway!  Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 25

Weekly Wears: Windy City

Dress:  Lulu's;  Tights: ModCloth;  Shoes: c/o Lotta From Stockholm;  Glasses: c/o BonLook

Windy, chilly, hot, rainy... Mother Nature hasn't been able to make up her mind lately.  Lucky I haven't packed away the warm-weather clothes yet.  I'll just keep them out for a bit longer and see what happens.

The winner for the BonLook giveaway is:
Congrats, Emma!
I hope the rest of you are having an amazing week!

Monday, October 22

Pumpkin Patch

This weekend we packed ourselves up and headed over to the pumpkin patch.  We had never been to this particular patch, so we didn't really know what we were in for.  Wow.  This place was pretty amazing!  Rock climbing, bounce houses, jousting, a little "cow train", local bbq... well, there were so many things we couldn't even begin to get around to doing everything in one day.  Here are some (a lot!) of clips from our day:

The actual patch where you pick the pumpkins left a little to be desired, but we were there at the end of the day... not to mention it being a pretty rough year for those poor pumpkins.  All-in-all it was a really good day.  We finished the night at our new favorite diner, and then we all came home and slept like little babies.

P.S.  I can't believe how much the girls have grown since last year!  ALSO.  We missed you, Denbows!

Music Monday: Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 19

To the Pumpkin Patch

1. Cape  2. Pants  3. Necklace  4. Boots  5. Sweater

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Don't forget, the code "skunkboy" is good for 15% off your purchase at Emerging Thoughts!

Thursday, October 18

Home School Diaries

"Angiosperms are plants that have fruit.  The cycle of making the fruit never stops.  First there is a flower, a bee comes and eats the pollen.  Some of it will get knocked down in the flower's ovary.  Then the flower's ovary will start to swell up.  It will make an apple let's say.  An animal will come and eat the apple.  The animal will either just leave the part of the apple with the seeds, or some of the seeds will make it through the animal's digestive system and get pooped out.  The seeds will make a new plant and the plant will grow a flower and everything will happen again and again."
Hope explains angiosperms... and that is a fake smile.  ;)

Weekly Wears: Oh, Sailor

Dress: handmade by my friend Lolo (aka Blessed Buttons);  Tights: c/o ModCloth (last year);  Boots: Jeffrey Campbell;  Hat: Thrifted

We are fully into Fall these days.  Mums, candy corn, unpredictable weather... yep... it certainly is Fall.  I do love it, though.  We will be heading to the pumpkin patch this weekend to pick our perfect pumpkins and let the girls ride the ponies.  Poesy is going to be old enough to really 'get' what's going on this year.  I'm excited to see her response.  :)

Oh, and before you think I'm good at seasonal decorating, I totally snagged this mums-in-the-jack-o-lantern idea from one of Heidi Kenney's instagram photos.  I thought it was so cute and clever!

Wednesday, October 17

BonLook Giveaway

I'm so happy to be working with BonLook today to offer you the chance to win a free pair of glasses!  I currently own the Honeybadgers and I just love them!

To enter to win your choice of glasses, all you have to do is leave a comment here sharing which style is your favorite!  While you are browsing the styles, be sure to sign up for their newsletter.

If you'd like an additional entry, you can like BonLook on Facebook.

Here's a little bit of fine print:  this giveaway is open internationally.  The prize is one $99 gift voucher.  Shipping is not included and the voucher is not applicable on sale items.  The winner will be chosen on Monday, October 22nd and announced shortly after.

Good luck, friends!