Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Preview

The kids dressed in their costumes today for a party at the library. This year costumes were easy on the wallet because the pirate costume is hand me down, Madeline picked out the Native American costume last year on clearance after Halloween, and we picked Wyatt's up on sale this year. He has grown so much since last year that his older costumes are too small.

Wyatt wore this pirate costume in 2008.  I almost don't remember him that small!

Visual Project List {Part 2}

Here is part two of my visual project list.  I still have not started part one... after Halloween is the plan... I hope. Here are some kitchens that inspired me.  We currently have white appliances and light counter tops and those are staying for the time being, but stainless is on the wish list. I am struggling to find the right "java" paint. I do not want black, black, nor do I want brown. I want a Jacobean color in a paint rather than stain.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Spy Yellow

Over the weekend I added some touches of yellow in the master bedroom. I have always been fond of the rolled flowers that I have seen out in blogland and decided it was time to try them. I burned a few fingers with the glue gun, but well worth it!

I found a cheap $3.50 wood frame at Meijer to hold my poster print, but the black was not going to work so I decided to call on my Rub N Buff hero again. I am pleased with the results and will add to this mini gallery wall in time. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Party Inspiration

This is the first year that we will trick or treat in our own neighborhood. In the past we always did it at the Ball's so this is new territory for me!  Awhile back I was flipping through the PBK catalog and saw this cute banner. I made my own using scrapbook paper and a little ribbon.

There are a lot of cute food ideas on Pinterest and these were my favorite that made the menu.
All of these festive foods can be found on my Halloween board!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Let's Talk about Trash

Older picture of the kitchen. Updated here.
Here is where my trash can has been since we moved it- on the side of the island. A functional spot, but not pretty to look at. I thought a stainless steel simplehuman would be nice, but was flabbergasted at the prices! While browsing Pinterest I spotted this:

Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest

I have a corner cabinet with a lazy susan that is under used. It houses my mixing bowls and colanders and those were moved into an adjacent cabinet.  I googled instructions to remove the top shelf of the lazy susan leaving just the bottom one. It took two trips to the store to purchase trash bins that would fit, but I am very pleased with the results!

The Corner Cabinet
The recycle bin is the one with the blue tape.
A different color can would have been better, but white was only available.
We are saving our pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house.
I also used grip liner to keep the cans in place.

During a big clean up I rotate the appropriate can for ease of domestic duties.

The new set up is more efficient. The recycle bin used to be in the pantry. It makes more sense to be near the trash.  The total cost of this project was $8.50 for the new trash cans. Not too shabby. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mini Mummy

Back in July I showed you the Hello Kitty mummy outfits. Well, I promised the girls matching doll outfits and it only took me two and a half months! I used the Liberty Jane shirt pattern as I did here and I made my own skirt pattern.  It took a couple of tries to get it just right.

If you are interested in the girl skirt I have it available in my shop sizes 12M-10 and blog readers receive 20% off by using the coupon code hoosiermummy.  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Down on Kelsay Farms

The lovely ladies of Two Maids a Milking invited my family to be guests at the family farm, Kelsay Farms here in Whiteland, In. We went last night and it was the most fall fun that I have had in a loooong time! There was so much to do and the kids did not want to leave. The kids favorites were the "corn crib" and the straw bale mountain. If these two things were in our backyard I would never have to buy a toy again. Ever.  Matt and I enjoyed the five acre corn maze in the dark.  Walking through the corn was a little spooky (we had flashlights) and the kids were a little scared... ok, Luke and Madeline were sobbing so I had to hightail it out of there pulling them in a little red wagon (complimentary) with heeled boots (these were inappropriate footwear by the way).  If you are interested in visiting the farm their website has info on discounted tickets and the FB page has had links to discounts in the past too.

Madeline loved finding the corn and decided that they would be souveniers!

Moo Choo Express

Wyatt the dairy farmer

Wyatt's new "pose"... nice

Daddy and Luke

Pumpkin bowling. That is a real bowling ball... no wonder Luke could not pick it up!

21 day old calf.  I want one!

The corn crib

Daddy's girl

Beautiful sunset!

This is where I found Luke when I ran upstairs to get his pjs. The farm wore him out!


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