DIY Ladybug Headband

Posted on: Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Halloween is tomorrow! Do you have your costumes ready?! Well in case you don’t, I whipped up this little headband super fast! A great last minute idea! I love that Anabelle humors me and all my hair pieces, but they are such an easy craft and she looks completely adorable in them!

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Step 1: Pieces you will need: Cut out two semi circles from red felt. I used an already polka dotted version! Also cut shapes from black felt similar to those in the above picture. Lastly, you will need a headband and a glue gun.

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Step 2: Glue the pieces together!

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Step 3: Place the headband on your head and spread the ladybug over the headband. Remove from your head and mark where the headband was.

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Step 4:  Also mark on the headband where the ladybug reaches.

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Step 5: Glue the ladybug on the headband!

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And finally, find some red and black clothes for an adorable ensemble!

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Our weekend in photos

Posted on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Last weekend we decided to surprise Melanie for her birthday! We surprised her Friday night and went out for an adult celebration! (Kids at home with a sitter? What is that?!) And then came home and spent the rest of night around the fire. The weekend was gorgeous! So Saturday we spent the majority of the day outside! Lots of running around, lots of s’mores and lots of cousin play time!

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Frittata

Posted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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I love frittatas! You look in your fridge and say,”Man, I have a ton of leftovers.” Saute an onion, mix in whatever, pour in some eggs, top with cheese and it will look like you spent hours prepping such a simple meal.

Anabelle’s been loving scrambled eggs lately and I usually just toss in an extra egg or two for me as well. But the other morning I wanted to switch it up. I had almost nothing except a boat load of purple potatoes. So I sat Anabelle on the counter and we sauteed an onion together, threw in some taters and topped it with some eggs. Then a scheduling emergency happened at the studio and I had to run out. I told Daddy not to serve the frittata yet, so he tried to satisfy her with the rest of her banana. She said no! She did that big head shake where her whole body kind of shakes back and forth and then she pointed at and ran to the stove. Luckily I was able to turn around and come back home in time to take a couple pictures before she demanded I finally gave her a piece. She knew she helped make something good!

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Ingredients:

1 onion
whatever is in your fridge – leftover potatoes, spinach, leftover veggies, leftover meat (I even used taco meat one time… surprisingly good!), whatever you have!
6-8 eggs (I only made a mini version in my mini cast iron, you can use a lot more if you use a bigger pan)
cheese (if you have it)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400. Saute an onion in a little olive oil. Add in the “whatevers.”  Pour in the eggs and allow to sit on the stove top till you start to see the sides cooking or the center bubbling up. Somehow you should be able to tell that it is cooking from what you can see. Then place it in the oven till completely cooked through! Top with cheese and put it pack in the oven till melted. Take out and let set for a few moments. Cut and serve and enjoy!

Morning in Bloomington

Posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Sunday morning in Bloomington we woke up bright and early, packed our bags, checked out of our hotel and drove into town for brunch and shopping! It was a whole new side of Bloomington that I had never seen! The up-and-at-it-before-noon-on-a-Sunday side… Heck, we were in town by 9:15, cleaned up and everything. And our hotel was even a half hour out! Our first attempt at a restaurant wasn’t even open yet. Totally ok though because where we did go, I had jalapeno cheddar grits with fried eggs. Sooooo good! Then when we finished brunch, the shops weren’t even open yet, so we went for a little walk around campus. Remember our fall family photos last year?! Anabelle has gotten so big!!!

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Dad and I decided to recreate the photo we took 26 years ago when I was just a newborn visiting Bloomington for the first time!

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Plaid and lace

Posted on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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It’s not warm anymore, but when a warm spell came through for a day or two, I took advantage with this light, fall look. I’ve had it in mind all summer because when I spotted the skirt on sale last Spring, I knew I already had the perfect shirt to go with it. The only problem was that I love florals for summer and plaid for fall and winter. The colors are fall, but the coverage is summer, so I threw on my best sweater.

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