Friday, December 06, 2013
Her birthday happened to fall on Thanksgiving so we did a little celebration for her in the morning. I told her she could pick whatever she wanted to do and she requested doughnuts for breakfast and a trip to the mountains.
My kind of girl :)
We drove up to Forest Falls and the kids had so much fun. They threw pebbles in the creek, climbed on the rocks, played in the leaves and ran around wild and free. It was such a great way to ring in a new year of life for my oldest.
She is my sweetest treasure,
my Talia Holland.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
I had a lot of fun putting together the kids costumes this year. I loved hunting around different thrift stores and using what I had on hand to get that cute homemade look. Doing it this way is also very cost effective, my total for both costumes came out to $10. That's pretty good considering that a lot of kid's costumes can set you back 25-$30 each! Here is the breakdown of their outfits:
red riding hood
red dress - $5 from a children's consignment store (originally part of a gypsy costume, I cut off the purple sleeves.)
hood and apron - a good friend of mine sewed them for me (fabric was $3)
wicker basket - .90 from a thrift store
tights and shoes - had on hand
plaid shirt - borrowed from a friend
suspenders - $1 from a thrift store (they were adult size so I cut and re-sewed them to make them smaller)
axe - made with cardboard, duct tape and yarn that I had on hand. The black pole I cut from a halloween pitchfork that I thrifted for .10
jeans and shoes - had on hand
So there you have it! Here are a few more pictures of my little cuties all dressed up.