Friday, October 29, 2010

The Pumpkin House

Last night me and some friends took a drive to see the Pumpkin House. This man carves over three thousand pumpkins and decorates his entire house and yard with them. There is even a wall of pumpkin instruments that is synchronized with music, including a pumpkin choir. It is actually pretty amazing, and it has also received national media attention. The house has been featured on both Ellen and The Today Show. It is a tradition that we go every year.

We mostly just looked around for a while. There were also readings of The Raven and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We then grabbed some pizza after and headed home. It was the perfect start to my Halloween weekend.

Now i'm off to put the finishing touches on my Halloween costume for tonight. Pictures soon to follow! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Camping in the Cold

I have spent the past few days camping. It was absolutely amazing...but quite cold. I spent a good portion of the weekend in multiple layers of flannel sitting around the fire. I'm not complaining though, as it was one of the most relaxing weekends that I have had in a long time. The only downside was the complete lack of internet access.

I went on a hike, which is where most of these pictures are from. We decided to go off the beaten path a bit, and the unexplored beauty made it truly worth it. I stumbled upon a bit of coal, and almost stumbled upon a few creatures as well (literally).

I especially loved looking at the fall leaves, and curling up under a quilt with a good read. It was a fantastic weekend.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Carpet Bag:DIY

I made a new bag today that I think is perfect for fall. It is made from a place mat. I used this tutorial. The tutorial was very helpful. I only made a few changes, for instance, I made a loop to put the chain through, as opposed to threading it on. I am quite pleased with the way this turned out and I can't wait to carry it for fall.

I am thinking of making this a weekly installment....such as DIY Fridays. What a perfect way to kick off a weekend! What do you think? Any suggestions?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Take Flight

I am absolutely in love with my new necklace. I picked it up at the Pumpkin Festival, and it is made of vintage findings. The base is from a watch, and the plane is from a toy plane. There are also parts from the watch on it. It reminds me of North by Northwest with the plane on it. I can't wait to wear it again...and it is definitely going to a wardrobe staple. Along with the hair comb that I also bought, which I will probably wear tomorrow.

It was actually pretty warm here today, so I got to pull out my shorts and flip flops one last time. The weather was perfect today.

My outfit photos didn't turn out too well today. I did however put one up because I loved the effect of the sun on the photo. I was wearing khaki shorts, black shirt, and a brown and black specked cardigan...along with my necklace and a headband.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Great Pumpkin

I went to a Pumpkin Festival today. It was so much fun. It is a family tradition, and we go every year. They have great craft booths, one of which was composed of entirely vintage jewelry. However, they also have amazing food booths. I have enough pumpkin food to last for months...including whoopie pies and doughnuts. I also had pumpkin ice cream, but that didn't quite make it home.

There was also a contest for the largest pumpkins, which were huge.

I can't wait to wear my new jewelry, which is fantastic. It also inspired me to work on some more jewelry and such very soon. I can't wait to get started on some of it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cozy Weekend

This weekend can be described in one word, cozy. After my incredibly busy week last week, I just wanted to take it easy. Then, the temperatures suddenly plummeted here in Ohio. Which together called for a weekend of flannel, baking, and old movies. I spent a good majority of the weekend in my flannel lounge pants watching movies. I also spent some time doing some baking this weekend. The only real thing I did this weekend was attend a concert. A truly relaxing weekend.

I whipped up quite a few things this weekend, however, my two favorites were the Honey Lavender Cupcakes and the Mint Chocolate Cupcakes. Let me say, if you have never baked with lavender, it is quite a treat.

All in all it was fantastic weekend a great end to my busy week. Now it's back to reality as I'm writing today from the university library. Everything should get back to normal around here now, with some outfit posts to come shortly, and some great DIYs later in the week. Have a great week.