Today we’re finishing up our Halloween decorating. I have so many boxes of decorations…and so many bags of fake pumpkins. Plus, every time I go to the store, I come home with another (real) pumpkin. Annabel said, “Mom, are we going to have a pumpkin patch at our house?” Pretty sure her dad told her to say that. One of these years I really am going to attempt growing my own pumpkins. I just need to figure out what time of year I need to plant them, and then set a reminder on my calendar. It will be such a disaster, hahaha.

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~10 Costumes You Can Make In 10 Minutes For Under $10 (DIYs on some While You Were At Preschool costumes, plus a couple new ones!)

oh how the tables have turned
The bee chases the beekeeper…they played this game for hours and James’ nap was awesome.


~Cool features in the Google Maps app.

~Mike got a “mighty mug” and I’ve totally claimed it as my own. You can’t knock it over!

~These pumpkinsteins are right up my alley (except for the price tag, no thanks).

Wedding Weekend!

~My cousin’s wedding is THIS WEEKEND! AAHHHH I should probably work on my Matron of Honor speech…but it’s much easier to figure out what everyone is wearing. Obviously, the kids and I have our wedding outfits planned and Mike is wearing a suit, so I just have to figure out what we’re wearing for the rehearsal dinner. James is going to wear jeans and a shirt that looks just like this red one, but with a bow tie. I bought this midi-length tulle skirt on a whim, so this seems like as good a time as any to wear it! I just have to figure out what to wear on top. Annabel saw this striped dress at Nordstrom when we were buying shoes for her brother, and while I admit that it’s cute I think we’ll be shopping my dress queen’s closet for her dinner ensemble.

Discovering Sales

Lots of sales this weekend (I’ve already started Christmas shopping, don’t hate me):

~asos up to 50% off
~j.crew factory 40%-50% off
~Old Navy up to 50% off everything
~GAP 40% off your purchase with code NEWOUTFIT
~Banana Republic 40% off your purchase with code BRWEEKEND
~Madewell 30% off fall styles with code OHFALL
~Macy’s 30% off with code FALL
~Williams Sonoma 20% off with code SAVE20

Happy Sunday, everyone!