spook-tacular!

hello, hello!

I made the two day trek back home to all my lovelies just in time for Halloween. My first day home was filled with last minute costume prep, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and hanging out with family visiting us from New York. phew!

I have some bits of my adventure to share with you. But first, a few photos from our Halloween and the costumes that I poured a whole lot of love into this year….

 

spook-tacular!

 

spook-tacular!

 

spook-tacular!

 

spook-tacular!

 

spook-tacular!

 

We had an Archer & Pirate this year. Along with a beautiful elusive Gypsy who handed out candy. Our pirate was especially funny as he fully embraced his role. There was a lot of "Argh Matey" sort of talk going on. It was a silly day, for sure.

For those of you who are interested in costume details, both are from Burda. The archer costume was very easy to whip up, but the pirate costume was the most difficult I've ever sewn! The jacket is fully lined and there were some funny parts in the instructions that I just didn't understand. In the end I tossed them & put things together my own way. I am happy with the results and I imagine my stylish little guy will be getting a lot of wear out of that jacket too. 

We also had a visit from the Sugar Sprite last night who took a generous portion of the Halloween booty. But of course, she left some for the kids too.

I hope you all had a spook-tacular Halloween as well…. if you have a post or picture to share I would love to see!

 

a kid designed fort with salvaged wood + weekend links

Joe helped the younger two kiddos build a fort out of our old picnic table. The legs had rotted, but the rest of it was good so a salvage project was certainly in order. The kids designed it and he helped them make some tweaks based on materials we had on hand. I love that he stands back and lets them trouble shoot ideas for walls and roof and stair materials. And of course, you know Luke loves using tools! Aside from snapping photos, my only contribution was the fabric for the walls……

 

a kid designed fort with salvaged wood + weekend links

 

a kid designed fort with salvaged wood + weekend links

 

a kid designed fort with salvaged wood + weekend links

 

a kid designed fort with salvaged wood + weekend links

 

Since the photos, they have also built a swing. They've been playing on and in it for hours a day, Luke especially likes to perch hisself on the very top to do his work. They are currently tying to convince us it need wheels!! Remember their car? I can just imagine the whole thing flying down the street if we give in to that request… I don't how I feel about that!

One thing for sure though, I love watching their kid built creations take shape.

 

And now… a few links for your weekend…..


I love this reclaimed coat rack by MissMacie. Just think of all the cool reclaimed stuff you can make. My mind is churning with ideas! Other bits making me smile on etsy are these lovely prints and these beautiful little wooden birds.

Annie launched a fresh new website for Alphabet Glue and Volume Nine is out!

Speaking of Glue. After the last issue, my kids have become mildly seriously obsessed with making comic books. These are our favorite blanks to fill in with lovely creations.

My blogging neighbor Amanda has a lovely little pop-up shop going on full of knitted goodness.

Jade just purchased this album on vinyl with her birthday money. It's just as good as their first one!

This is the cutest thing I saw this week. {well, aside from my own kiddos, of course} But really. You should watch it. I love Sesame Street.

And as always…. a year ago this week.

 

Have a lovely weekend friends!

xo,

stephinie