Oct 23, 2014

Fall Style: Chambray and Black

This weekend at the vineyard fall festival I had my friend take my outfit photo.  One thing about having someone else do it is that you mostly just end up laughing as her husband throws leaves in the air to make it more "fall" looking.  Next time I wear these boots I will try to get a side shot, because I think they are extra cute from the side!  I really love this outfit, I think it is perfect for fall!

Chambray Top: Jcrew (old) // Leggings: Express // Scarf: from another fall festival

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Oct 22, 2014

Mummy Tot Tray!

Halloween is getting close, but it's not too late to fit in a few more fun and easy Halloween crafts with the kids!  Try out these super easy mummies I came up with for a quick last minute activity with your toddler or preschooler!

 I wanted to come up with an activity that only used items I already had and was easy to set up.  All you need for this tot tray is construction paper, glue, a marker and toilet paper.

To prepare the tray I cut out people shapes from black construction paper and strips of toilet paper to make our mummies.  I used about 4 squares of toilet paper and just placed them on top of each other so I could cut a bunch at a time!

I set the tray out for Carter and told him it was time for an activity, which he was really excited about!  It was his first time using a glue stick so we spent some time talking about that and I showed him how to use it and how to place the paper on the glue.  We worked together on this activity.  Sometimes he stuck the paper on, and sometimes he showed me where to place it.  He was mostly interested in the glue stick!

After he was done I drew eyes on the mummies with a black marker and hung them on the dining room window (where we usually hang his artwork)!  He proudly showed them off to my friend who came over later that day!

This was a quick activity but fun!

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Oct 21, 2014

Fall Fun Weekend and the Time for Mom Hop!

This weekend we had a blast heading to the fall festival at Paradox Vineyards!  The festival wasn't huge, but we made the best of it and had fun going through the corn maze, going on the hay ride and shooting ears of corn at road signs!

Carter was loving throwing all the leaves in the air and running around in them!  They also had a little playground area he enjoyed and pedal cars that all the guys enjoyed!

The orange team leader in the maze says to go "that way!"  We tried to let Carter lead through the maze, but that ended up pretty slow so we all took turns choosing which way to go. 

Family maze photo!  Happy fall!

The hay ride was also part of the festival admission and Carter loved it!  He climbed right in and ran to the back to sit in a big pile of hay.  Since it was at a vineyard they let us bring our wine on the ride, too!  After the festival we headed to another farm for some fresh farm-made cheese and then hit up the local ice cream shop before taking the road trip home. 

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