Tonight is Halloween, and most of you are undoubtedly gallivanting around town - hopefully all being very safe and having tons of fun.
Originally we had plans to go out tonight, but ended up making pizza and relaxing here at home. Win.
Things have been busy lately! I got a new iMac (Yay for new computer, Boo for being even poorer than before...ouch) and am still transferring all my docs/photos/etc from my recently deceased PC. I'm also upgrading to CS5, which is the main reason for my break in posting. Soon, very soon!
In the meantime, check out a few of these photos from a recent family session I did with local photographer Mary Banducci. She has such a sweet little family. :)
October 31, 2011
October 24, 2011
|Check him out!|
Aside from religiously watching Hocus Pocus, carving/painting pumpkins is the only Halloween tradition we like. (Really, corny and old school, Hocus Pocus is where it's at. LOVE it.)
Do you like to carve or paint pumpkins? Or neither?
October 19, 2011
|VIA Pugly Pixel|
1. I am wearing my downy patagonia gear full time.
2. The air smells faintly of fireplace smoke and pine trees.
3. There is a basket full of pumpkins on my front porch - just waiting to be carved.
4. Today I started on our Christmas Card design!
5. I've taken up knitting again - time for another scarf. :)
What are y'all doing to celebrate fall? I'm not into Halloween (on my walk this morning I saw a house adorned in severed doll heads. Um, no thank you.) but I'm getting excited about the colder weather and wearing even more scarves. Trader Joe's opens in less than 10 days which means yummy tea, Peppermint Joe Joe's and other festive delights. Lots to be excited about!
October 17, 2011
Today is my Mama's birthday. This year she would be turning 54! Crazy to think about, really. It's been 8 years without her, and with this month being Breast Cancer Awareness month, she is especially on my mind.
I love and remember so many things about her, but one thing that stands out to me and many others was my mother's affinity for making killer good salsa. She was an amazing cook - so imaginative and creative - and she really shined when it came to recipe writing. Her salsa was her own creation, something that was never the same twice. To honor my mama, here's my own adaptation - a seriously delicious recipe for Tomatillo Salsa. If you haven't ventured far with tomatillos, you are missing out! Easy to prepare, delicious to savor. We found our basket at the farmer's market this weekend and I knew salsa was in our near future....enjoy.
October 14, 2011
Awhile ago my sister in law asked me to design her some Family Values artwork, and today I was inspired to make something similar for Matthew and I.
This piece is more about classic Roy things than family values per say, but I love that looking that this so wholeheartedly reminds me of us and our little family unit.
October 10, 2011
1.5 lbs Fresh Plums, any variety
1/2 Cup Plum Jam (or another light jam - I just had a jar of plum jam on hand.)
October 8, 2011
|All shapes, colors, and sizes.|
|I love them!|
|Art that reminded me of Maine and another mini pony.|
|Knapp's had sweet little goats too.|
|My half smile, half grimace - that pumpkin was HEAVY!|
|Fall raspberries...and a few blackberries.|
|All those raspberries....for under $4.00|
October 7, 2011
I am in love with this time of year. True, I am not looking forward to another Spokane winter (last one, hopefully!) where things are so frozen and dark that I rarely want to leave my bed. But Autumn brings changing colors, roasted root vegetables, my head-to-toe Patagonia gear, pumpkins, and of course Thanksgiving.....which leads us to Christmas! (And in a mere 20, yes TWENTY days I will be able to go to my very own neighborhood TRADER JOES! Yes, I'm on a daily countdown. )
This weekend I'll be baking apple tarts, carving pumpkins, reading my book, and taking advantage of the breaks in the rain by walking around South Hill with my two favorite guys.
What are you up to?
If you haven't yet, head over here to download a spiffy October Desktop Calender - it oozes Autumnal magic. :)
October 6, 2011
October 3, 2011
Romancing the Stone Styling
Easy Dreamer Photography
Erica’s Expression Floral
Finders Keepers Jewelry and Apparel
The Bachelor Pad Clothier
Madeline’s Café and Bakery
Shasta Hankins Make-up
Ashley Kerr from Dimensions Salon
Belle Victorian Gardens
October 1, 2011
Happy October friends! Can you believe it's here?! May your October be filled with warm drinks, wooly scarves, pumpkin doughnuts, golden colors, honey crisp apples, lots of cuddling and that not too far off sound of Christmas carols. I'm so glad fall is here!