Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Morning

We have had an amazing Christmas week....and I honestly don't want it to end.  I enjoyed myself so much that I hardly ever brought out my camera to capture the excitement, and I am kind of bummed about it!  Here is a little snippet of the fun we have had and the memories that we have made.

We went to check out the lights on Church Street with a big group of friends....and evidently our clothes are brighter than the lights.  Loads of lights like this remind me of Christmas up North for some reason, and I lOVE it!

Every single year we have gone to look at Christmas lights in our neighborhood on Christmas Eve and Santa is all set up in his sleigh with bags of goodies for all the kids.  Chad and I  truly LOVE this tradition and my kids do too!  Such special memories.  After we spotted Santa, we went to our neighbor/friends house for an AMAZING dinner and goodies.  We usually have my parents here but they are in Virginia this year, so this is a break in tradition for us...and it was a blast!  New traditions in the making.

The four of us ALL sleep in one bed on Christmas Eve! The kids sleep like babies and Chad and I check the clock every 30 min ALL NIGHT LONG wishing it was already morning so we could get up!  Why .....Why did we start this tradition?! :)

Santa Loot! Lots of sports equipment, bike for Kacey (the same size as How is my child as big as me?!), craft supplies, books, and goodies.  THE EXCITEMENT IS REAL....AND LOUD!

I spy Cat's Cradle...and I can't even wait to read this and practice my old tricks!

BOTH of my kids got me Cocktail rings for Christmas from the School Christmas shop!  I will happily be wearing them with pride! 

Their last gift was tickets.......Kacey got tickets to Taylor Swift concert in Washington DC this summer and was beyond excited! I have to admit....I can't even wait either! It is my all time favorite memory with her from the last concert.....and this year we are going with my niece and sister to make the magic even bigger! AHHHH!  Collin got tickets to see the Washington Nationals VS Orioles this summer!  He is already counting down the days and has the outfit picked out, his baseball cards lined up to get signed, and has high hopes of meeting Bryce Harper. 

I hope your Christmas was the MERRIEST and that you were able to take more pictures that I did!  I totally missed out on our friends coming over for Cocktails and Cookies Christmas night complete with laughs, remote control car battles, fire pit for smores, and loads of memories.  
I did find this amazing picture on my camera!  I have LIVED in sweats and our cozy festive shirts this past month.....and I have LOVED getting tagged in everyones pics as well! I have a super sale coming up starting Monday of any leftover inventory!  Mark your planners! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Gifts For Him

I have a hard time shopping for my husband!  He is a simple guy.....who doesn't like clutter....doesn't collect anything.....and EVERY single year I want to WOW him with something special!  Something that makes him say "OH WOW! I NEVER KNEW THAT I WANTED THIS......BUT NOW THAT YOU FOUND IT.....I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW I LIVED WITHOUT IT ALL OF THESE YEARS!"  I have YET to achieve this reaction....but this might be the year! I have a few secrets up my sleeve! (OBVIOUSLY not included in this shopping guide!) I will keep you posted on the reaction!

Here are a few of my finds that I KNOW that Chad will love, and I could basically imagine any guy wanting them!  I find that the best guy gifts are a little funny, not something they would EVER buy, or tickets to something fun! 

-MONEY CLIP: Chad is rough on his wallets and I tend to need to buy him a new one every year or two.  I just love this money clip, and it is on SUPER SALE! At under $20 this is the gift for EVERY GUY! 

TICKETS TO AN EVENT: This is my "go-to" move for my husband and kids! They are all hard to shop for, but LOVE going to sporting events!  I generally give them a picture of the field, a calendar with a countdown to the date of the event and then spill the beans by actually filling in the date on the calendar with where we are going.  I LOVE THIS!

Garmen: They have them available in several different price points and I just think they are a super fun tool!  They encourage you to go faster, run farther, and are the BEST motivation for anyone that is competitive! I actually am hoping that Santa brings this to me too!

Shave Bag: I am a huge fan of this shave bag!  It is classic, leather, canvas, and on sale 40% off with code "festive".  Plus, he is going to need something to put all of his new razors in!

Shave Club: I purchased this for Chad and I have to admit.....I already gave it to him! I just couldn't wait!  The packaging was so funny, I wanted to hear if the razors were really as amazing as I have heard....and I am awful at keeping secrets from him!  HE LOVES IT!  I went ahead and purchased the every other month option for the beginning to see if he really does change out his razor every single week.  This is my "go to" gift for every guy on my list!

Bad Idea Shot Glasses: These are just funny....and so very appropriate at times! No need to explain why....just pretty sure everyone needs these!

I am almost 100% done shopping for my hubby, and I couldn't be happier about it!  I seriously stress about shopping for him! He doesn't ask for ANYTHING so it is all a guess.....and I feel the pressure big time!
If you are in the same THIS game for your hubby, son, elephant exchange, or for yourself!  We have literally played this baby 3 times a week and can't even get enough! The possibilities for turning it into a drinking game even makes it THAT much better! And there is also a "party edition" that I don't have....but Now WANT!

Let me know if you have any guy gift ideas up your sleeve that I NEED to check into!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gift Guide For Her

I LOVE this time of year for MANY reasons!  I love the traditions, the message, the family time, the feeling, the decorations.....and I have to admit.....I LOVE GIVING GIFTS!  I am a giver! I get such a joy out of shopping and finding the RIGHT gift for a special person!  Not only do I love GIVING the gifts....I like to watch them open it and see the joy on their face!  Its kind of ironic because I do NOT like opening gifts in front of people. AT ALL!  To the point where I didn't want to have a baby or wedding shower because the thought of opening in front of everyone made me sick!

But giving gifts....that's my thing!  I decided to start my gift selections with gifts for your girlfriends, mom, aunt, teacher, babysitter, or anyone in your life that you just feel the need to gift to!  This is also basically everything I want or already have and LOVE!  It took me forever because there are SO many things that I could think of to gift my favorite ladies!

Nickel and Suade Earrings: I have to admit, I am not generally a large earring kind of girl....but something about how simple these leather Evergreen earrings are draws me in!  I LOVE them! I can't think of any hair style that they wouldn't look good with! 

Mixed Metal Initial Necklace: I have this necklace with a K and C on each charm and I NEVER take it off!  EVER! I wear it with every outfit, every run, every shower, beach visits, and it  never leaves my neck!  I love how it is simple, can be mixed with gold or silver accessories and it is my favorite two initials! Coupon code NOW for anything in shop "25off".  STILL TIME TO GET A CUSTOM GIFT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! RUN!!!

Stacking Rings:  I wear the same three rings on a daily basis...but I do love switching it up every once in a while with a little color! These stackable rings are SUPER cute!  I wonder if you could separate them and give them as a little gift to multiple people. Would be a cute addition to some nail polish in a little gift set. 

Tassel Key Ring:  I think this is the PERFECT gift for a teen! I have always dreamed of walking outside and there being a new car with a big red bow on it.  (I basically watch too much tv)  This would be EXACTLY what my keys would be on in my "christmas present dream car" fantasy!  Since that isn't happening.....I think this is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who carries keys! 

Jamberry Stylebox: I am in love with Jamberry festive and fun nails!  They really work for me and the zero dry time is the BEST!  I think this is such a super fun gift to give someone that keeps right on giving after Christmas.  You can order the style box that will be delivered to them with nail wraps,  files, orange stick, and style guide!  What girl wouldn't want this?! (and it is a perfect "oh wow....thanks for the gift!!!!! I actually DID buy you a will be arriving in a month!)

Thank Full shirt:  Now obviously I LOVE this shirt! BUT I think it is the perfect gift to give a teacher, friend, or anyone that you are thankful for!  We have a SUPER sale going on right now and quantities are limited so don't miss out! No coupon needed....they are $20 and will be shipped monday. 

Slippers:  I have these....I live in these.....I will turn down my ac just so I can wear these! Enough NEED these!

Tote:  I have this bag in white, and I have had it for years! I LOVE IT!!!!!! Waterproof, perfect for shoving all of your belongings....and every coat that you child hands you while you are out and about!  I have been selling off all of my old purses because the truth is....I only need this one! 

Angel Food Candle:  I have yet to get this candle....but I walk around Anthropologie smelling it every time I am in there! This is the type of candle that you might not justify buying for yourself....but getting/giving it is a gift is PERFECT! 

I would love to hear what you all are asking for/gifting/ dreaming of this holiday season! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Deals and A GIVEAWAY!

I LOVE online shopping!  I love getting mail! And I LOVE a good sale!!!!!!  I have put together a little list of some good cyber monday deals that I have found, and what is on our christmas lists in this house! 

MEN'S SLIPPERS: Half Price sale today PLUS 10% off with code YOUVEGOTSALE! I LIVE in my slippers and I am going to add them to Chad's christmas list! (he has no idea how much he will love them!)

DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB: I had no idea what this was, but Jessica told me about it and I am now hooked!  I LOVE men's razors also, so I plan on totally taking from my husbands monthly delivery for myself! Super cheap, monthly gift for EVERY SINGLE man on your list! 

LEATHER TOTE: I LOVE soft leather!  This tote has my name all over it, and is on sale PLUS 20% off AND FREE shipping with code EXTRAJOLLY.  Add it to your list...and then purchase it for yourself and place it under the tree! :)

SKI SWEATER: I couldn't decide if I loved this sweater or if I hated it.  I have decided that I love it, and I want it, and I want to plan a ski trip now!  It is half price today PLUS 10% off with code YOUVEGOTSALE! 

ELITE SOCKS:  I honestly don't understand why these socks are so cool, but THEY ARE! If you have a boy on your christmas shopping list...these socks will make you super cool if you get them!  I don't understand it....I just go with it!  And they are really pricey for socks but I found them here for 20% off with code CYBER20 and free shipping if you spend $25! 

PENNY SKATEBOARD: According to my kids......PENNY skateboards are the coolest!  Collin has had one since last christmas, and Kacey is begging for one this year!  These babies are usually $100, but I found them on sale for $59.99 pLUS FREE SHIPPING! (no code needed) SCORE!!!!!!

STARS: I used to have these plastered all over my room when I was in middle/high school!  I might actually want these for myself, but that would be strange, so I am adding them to my kid's wish list! 50% off PLUS 10% with code YOUVEGOTSALE

I found a few other sales online that are still lingering on from Black Friday! These are my FAVORITE boots and I swear they don't hurt your feet!!!!!!! I added these babies to my Christmas list and the ENTIRE store is on sale 25% off with code CHEER and FREE shipping if you pay with your paypal account! BONUS!!!!!
We couldn't pass up the chance to have a fun sale and giveaway in our shop either!!!! We are still offering 15% off with code "saseasale" and A FREE santa tote with the purchase of 2 festive items!  ON TOP OF THE SALE......WE ARE DOING A GIVEAWAY TO ONE LUCKY PERSON! We will choose one order that was placed today and add an extra santa bag.....the BEST Christmas plaid blanket EVER.......and a $50 shop credit!  DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SALE IN OUR SHOP! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIY Heart Vintage Marquee Letter

I have wanted a bold marquee light for my office for years now....but I seriously couldn't decide on what I wanted, and never wanted to spend upwards of $200 to get a metal one!   I also didn't want to make one out of a cardboard letter from the craft store because that honestly scares me with lights and cardboard. (nervous nelly here!)

I ran into target the other day and was SOOO excited when I saw that they had their Christmas Marquee items back out and I KNEW I wanted the heart!  Last year I purchased the star, and I LOVED it and have regretted putting it away with my Christmas decorations all year!  

I put the heart out in my office and it just kind of looked BLAH against my gray walls or my cork I took out some red paint and just went to down!  Zero prep, zero second guessing....I just went to work.  I AM SOOOOO HAPPY THAT I DID!!!!!!!!

Paint of your choice (I used Martha Stewart in Habanero)
Foam brush

I just honestly went right to town painting.  Looking back, I SHOULD have taped off each of the little bulbs...but I didn't. I just painted on them and then rubbed it off once it had all dried. 

I wanted it to still look old and show that it was metal, so I just did one light coat of paint.  I even took a clean brush and brushed off some of the paint so that you could see the brush marks.  Paint as much as you would like, it's really just a personal preference.

THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!! 
For only $15 you now have a real metal marquee sign with your own custom paint job!  I could totally see this heart in a coral pink in a nursery! 

It has a hole on the top of the heart to hang on the wall....but I wanted mine to be more of a casual piece to showcase my favorite pics on my bulletin board.

I totally plan on painting the star and NOEL signs that I purchased last year, and might surprise my daughter with a lime green "Joy" sign.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DIY Pom Pom Snowball Garland On The Cheap

I have a serious problem when I go shopping for home decor!  I find things that I LOVE and generally just tell myself, "oh wow, I could totally make that and save myself some serious cash!" I never get around to making the item.......and then I forget about it and go on my merry way!  

WELL......I have wanted the pom pom garland from Anthropologie FOREVER and just couldn't bring myself to pay the $35 for it KNOWING that I could whip one up in a mater of minutes. (or an hour) Yesterday I packed my "carline goody bag" full of yarn, crochet hook, and scissors and made it happen!  For literally $5 I made garland that makes me so beyond happy! SUCCESSFUL CAR PICK UP LINE DAY FOR ME!!!!!!!

What you will need:
Yarn (you can really use any yarn, I used a thinner yarn for the yellow-ish garland and a thicker wool yarn for the gray and white. I think they both look great!)
Scissors (sharp for trimming the pom pom balls)
Crochet hook (optional)

There are a million tutorials on how to make the pom poms, and they include making tools to make the perfect pom pom!  When I get into a project.....I want it done NOW and I don't want to fuss with making a tool to make a project!  I basically just measured out 100 inch pieces of yarn and then wrapped it around my pointer and middle finger as many times as it would allow. (keeping it loose) If you have a child around......get them to help you tie a smaller piece of yarn around the middle of your bundle OR you can just fidget with it and wrap it yourself. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECTLY can give it a trim later.

Once you have tied a smaller piece around the middle you just stick your scissors in the loop section and cut!  This makes tiny little pom pom balls! I actually made a lot of white balls and plan on filling vases with them in hopes that they look like little snowballs.  

This is the time where you trim the edges to make the ball look even all around. DO NOT TRIM THE TWO LARGER STRINGS HANGING......THOSE ARE HOW YOU WILL TIE IT TO YOUR GARLAND PIECE! 

To make the garland you can either crochet one straight line.....OR you can seriously just braid it!  Just make sure that it isn't just one strand of thread because that makes it kind of look wimpy hanging on your mantel.  

Measure out the distance that you want the balls to hang....and then just use the longer threads to tie them on!!!!!!! Cut the extra yarn and.......TADA!!!!!!!!!!

I love the texture that it adds to my Wall-O-Photos when you walk into our home!  

I made this garland with Thanksgiving in mind!  At first I was kind of bummed that it was a smaller garland....but now I LOVE the size!  It is simple and just appears to be festive! I mean, who really wants yellow "snowballs" hanging in their home!?!

I played around and added some in Kacey's room!  She is trying super hard to take the "little girl" out of her room....and I pretty much love her style!  I wish it was my room!!!!!

I think todays carline will include trying to make enough "snowballs" to make this baby! 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Pajamas

It is really not a secret that I am obsessed with Pajamas, flannel, and all things cozy!  I have tried my best to pass this along to my children and encourage my husband that life is generally better as long as you have your pajamas on!  They tend to laugh at me.....EXCEPT at Christmas!  They do give me the gift of loving and enjoying the Christmas pajamas that I get for them each year!

My parents used to give us Christmas Pj's every Christmas Eve, and that was a tradition that I continued on until Kacey was about 4.  I quickly realized that it is MUCH BETTER to open your new Pajamas the day after Thanksgiving so that you can enjoy them leading up to Christmas!  You can watch all of your festive movies, have sleepovers, drive around looking at lights IN your new pajamas instead of after the holiday!

I used to buy the kids entire matching outfits...but lately we just go with new flannel pants and then wear our favorite Christmas shirts!  My favorite part is wearing them all day for for and festive parties......then coming home and wearing them to bed! (don't judge....they are THAT cozy!)

I may have "surprised" myself with these new Pj's this year too!  When we were 18....Chad came snowboarding with my family one winter and we all stayed in a hotel room.  Chad came out of the bathroom with red thermal one piece pajamas and my parents STILL laugh about it!  Just trying to bring back the style! 

ANOTHER Pajama Tradition.......making the kids sit down and pose for pictures before they can run in and see what Santa brought for them!  This picture cracks me up because Kacey could not sit still! 

HA!!!!!! Chad couldn't resist pulling out his elf shirt for the 100th time! This picture just shows sheer joy, exhaustion, and excitement! Totally gets me in the holiday spirit!!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

$1 DIY Stemless Wine Glasses

I have always collected different wine glasses! I feel like it is less stressful when people come over, nobody has to be worried if they break a glass because it doesn't belong to a set, and I just like to shop for wine glasses!  I made halloween wine glasses for my friends/neighbors about 5 years ago and I was worried that the paint would not last.....but we are still all drinking from them every Halloween so I am convinced they are the best $1 glasses of all time!  

These babies literally took me 30 minutes to make.....and I plan on giving them with a bottle of wine to every holiday party we attend this season! My FAVORITE thing to do when giving a gift is to always add a little something that has a personal touch, does not come with a price tag, and makes them think of you when they use it.  

What You Will Need
*Craft Paint (I used Martha Steward because I generally like the colors she offers better)
*Adhesive stencils (mine were purchased 5 years ago at Michaels, but I am sure they still have them)
*Sponge Brush
*Wine Glasses (I purchased these babies for $1 and I LOVE the size, the feel AND mainly the price)
*Bottle of Wine to sip while you paint!

 The adhesive stencils are the BEST part because they stay in can stick them over and over again without waiting for the paint to dry.....and then just wash them off and stick them back in the bag for next year.

 You do not have to be perfect with the placement because you will see the designs on the other side of the glass as well.   You can just use your fingernail to scratch off any mistakes...NO WORRIES!

I always wash wine glasses by hand because I have had entirely too many break in the dishwasher....but these DO need to be hand washed!  The paint will scratch if you wash it with a rough sponge, so I just use a washcloth and have had zero issues!

I forgot to post these last week, but I took these pictures of Collin on the morning of his 8th birthday! I can't get over how old my baby boy is! When did this happen and why won't it all just slow down!

He got this new bat for his birthday and was literally saying "okay, take my picture like this!" ha! (please excuse the weeds....we do NOT have a green thumb in this house)

I made suer to wear my Thank Full shirt because that is EXACTLY how I feel.....FULL of all types of Thanks!

These two seriously make Chad and I so beyond proud!  We rushed around all day on Collin's 8th birthday between lunch dates, bringing popsicles for his class, picking my mother in law up at the airport, Chinese food (his bday request), cake at home, soccer practice......and then home to crash!  These were the only pics I managed to grab that day....but they sure do make me smile! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Layers upon Layers Of Cozy

I always love seeing how people style their clothes, and ESPECIALLY our shirts!  I look forward to being tagged in every picture this season and getting inspiration from everyone! I thought prior to sending all of our holiday goodies out, I would make a quick board of how I plan on styling each one of our designs.  I am hoping to do a few of them a week!

I decided to start with the green reindeer sweatshirt because it was my favorite sweatshirt last Christmas!  I receive emails on a weekly basis asking me to bring this baby back!  It doesn't SCREAM Christmas, it feels more like a winter themed sweatshirt in my opinion!

When I think of winter, I really only think about layers and how I can possibly make my outfit feel as close to pajamas as possible!!!  I will go to great lengths to feel a piece of clothing before I buy it JUST so that I can be sure that I will be comfy all day long!  This whole outfit SCREAMS comfort.....and yet I can still wear it to volunteer, or all around town! BONUS!

I have also been LIVING in this Bra Off sweatshirt!  I literally have it laying on the chair next to my bed at all times, and the second I drop the kids off at school....I put it on and wear it until I have to pick them up! It is beyond cozy, and my house seems to always be cooler than it is outside the time of year! 

  I have been a total slacker lately when it comes to reading!  I used to read every single night, but lately I am just so tired that I can't even muster up the energy to pick up a book when I finally go to bed.  This past weekend our power went out, and it totally blew our we have been without internet access (thank god for my phone being a hotspot) or internet!  I immediately went to target and picked out a book!  This book totally looked festive, and I generally buy books based on the cover.  It was really an eye opening book, and I HONESTLY think that everyone needs to read it to get in the right mindset this holiday season!  It will make you cry, and laugh, and want to hug your family so tight!!!!!! I literally stayed up for hours and finished the book in one night because I just needed to know what happened!  IT'S GOOD!

Don't forget to tag us (instagram @kcsnead or #saseadecor) on how you have styled our gear!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Christmas Collections, Coupon Codes, Free Bags, OH MY!

Some of you may know that we opened a NEW shop this past weekend to launch our holiday gear!  I am totally NOT jumping ship on etsy because I lOVE etsy, I just wanted to do this shop in addition! I love how clean it looks, and I am able to do coupon codes on specific items, which is what I have wanted to do for years! 

I am launching our Christmas goodies and did my best to listen to to all of the fun requests and added the red reindeer THIN pullover with slits on the side that basically make it a LIVE IN DAILY shirt!  I have also added children and infant sizes to the reindeer because so many of the requests wanted to add something in addition to their Santa shirts from last year! I hope you LOVE them as much as I do!

We are offering a 15% off coupon for all items purchased by this friday (November 7th) with the code "earlybird".  We also have flat rate shipping on US addresses at $5 which makes it easier to load up on gifts without watching shipping rates go up! (I do try to send orders with three or more items via Priority mail)

We also have a few other new goodies that are the PERFECT addition to your own closet, or as a gift for your favorite friend/friends.  I can guarantee you that EVERY single shirt that I sell is SOFT, COZY, RELAXED, AND STYLISH!  I test out every shirt over and over prior to adding to my shop to make sure that I LOVE it! (I am sort of a sweatshirt snob!)

Every single one of these sweatshirts are on REPEAT in my life!  We have had crazy weather this fall in Florida, and the days start in the mid 40's......reach 80 during the day......and back down to the 40's at night!  I have to have at least one sweatshirt in my car at all times so that I can just grab it and go if it gets chilly!  I did get caught wearing my Bra Off shirt at the grocery store the other day and received a LOT of smiles. 

I TOTALLY forgot to add this discount to all of our preorders that purchase two or more items!  They will receive a FREE tote bag with the cutest Santa EVER screen printed right on the front!  (will sell later for $15 in shop) This is the PERFECT gift bag, carryall bag for the entire month of December, or grocery bag!  There is NO promo needed....and if you purchased two items in our new shop prior to this post....don't worry! I will be sending you this bag as well! 

Please let me know if you have ANY questions!!!!!!!! So stinking excited about all of these goodies and am wondering if it is acceptable to decorate my house for Christmas now that Halloween is over?! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Another Halloween In The Books

I am pretty bummed that the Halloween fun is over...and I have already packed up all the decorations!  We had a super fun weekend and I am pretty positive that every single Halloween should be on a Friday night....followed by daylight savings on Saturday night!  It only makes sense!

Our Halloween started out with the Elementary Book Parade!  I have been volunteering in class all year and for the past few weeks we worked on making tie dye shirts and masks to be Wilber from Charlottes web!  The kids loved it...and I am pretty sure Collin cheered "Zuckerman's Famous Pig" for a solid hour as he walked around the Bus Loop!

Kacey's class was in charge of dressing up as the person that they picked for their Bibliography report.  She did her report on Marin Luther King Jr. and I am pretty sure she nailed it! She had no idea she would have to dress the same as her report, or else she said she would have picked a soccer player. :) (And I totally had to ask my 10 year old daughter if I could PRETTY PLEASE post these pics of her! She is anti social media now that her friends are all on it!) 
Kacey decided to be "spider girl" because she REALLY wanted this Under Armour shirt.  :) Pretty genius of her to turn it into her costume, and a reason for us to buy it for her! She was VERY specific with the face paint, and I was SOOO excited with how it turned out that I completely forgot to take a closeup shot! 
Collin wanted to be his all time favorite baseball player, Bryce Harper.  He has planned this since this summer, and had originally decided on being "Bryce Harper Zombie" and then when I took him to the store to check out the face paint that it involved....he backed out really fast!  He is NOT into blood and guts, and I am totally okay with that!  The HARDEST part of this costume was having my son, with VERY long hair, tell me that he wants it to look shaved on the side, and a slicked mohawk....WITHOUT a ponytail to hold it all back!  Let's just say that I used almost an entire bottle of hairspray....but he was THRILLED with the outcome so I call it a success! 

We always trick or treat with our friends ever year! Small group, lots of fun, and always super sweet! These boys crack me up! 

This guy is the BEST! He totally lets me go crazy for holidays and never gets annoyed or judges how I want to have it all JUST RIGHT!  

I woke up the next day to find this picture on my phone!  I guess SOME WITCHES CAN'T HANG! I was a late night....and the wine was good! I was just exhausted after all of the prep work! 

We had to be up at 6:00 to get dressed and head out to Collin's Halloween tournament.  The mom's all met at practice and made these Minion costumes, complete with their numbers on the back! Turns out....we are the only cool team that actually dressed up for the games! I should have known we would go undefeated just by their lack of festive costumes! 

It was COLD and WINDY all weekend long!!!!!! We spent countless hours at Collin's 4 baseball games, Kacey's one soccer game, and trying to stay warm! 

Collin's team WON the tournament and at 8:30 Sunday night....we were FINALLY able to relax and unwind from a crazy busy festive weekend!!!!!! I am exhausted just thinking about it all over again.....and that we will be doing the EXACT same thing next weekend.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jazzing It Up!

This weekend was so FUN and FESTIVE!!!!!! On Friday I was able to pick Jessica up from the airport and we had a fun coffee date planning fun shirts and chatting!  SO MUCH FUN finally getting to meet her after years of "knowing" her online.  I love it when you get to meet someone and it feels like you have met a million times before!!!  She is the SWEETEST!


Friday night, after coffee date and an afternoon spent tie dying shirts with Collin's class..... we headed out for a trip to ZOO BOO at our local zoo.  We met all of Collin's baseball team there, and it was a total blast!  I have to say that I am completely terrified of Haunted Houses, and all things super scary........but I put my big girl panties on and totally tackled this place like a champ! (I will admit I screamed more than the 7 year olds....but whatever.....I did it!) I didn't even carry my phone in fear that I would throw it at a zombies face if I got zero pictures to document this fun night!  Maybe next year I will be able to handle the zombies AND steps!

After a day of sports, Chad and I were able to have a date night at our friend's 80's themed Halloween Party!  We were told to dress as 80's characters and I had originally planned on dressing up as the Golden Girls, but we decided that it would be a total blast to dress up as Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons!!!!!! Who doesn't want to wear crazy workout clothes and dance around all night like you are in a workout video?!

I found 90% of my costume IN MY CLOSET and in my Halloween costume goody box!  I never get rid of our halloween accessories and am constantly adding to it!  We try to avoid buying our costumes every year (now that they don't want to be the EXACT Disney Character from the Disney store!), and I think it is so much fun putting it all together!  Chad put his together the morning of the party by hitting up every Salvation Army and Goodwill in the area.  He ran into the house after his shopping spree and was already dying laughing!  I LOVE being married to a man that doesn't take himself too seriously and totally jumps at the chance to make a crazy idea into reality!

I can't even tell you how much we laughed at our outfits ALL NIGHT LONG!  I already had the headband, weights, running pants, leggings, and belt!  The ONLY things that I had to buy was this $4 "onesie" from Forever 21 and Chad scored these killer white sneakers at Goodwill!  HILARIOUS!!!!!!  And yes, I did do a little Jazzercise in the middle of the party!  It is kind of mandatory when you are dressed like this! When the right music comes get out there and work it! 

I can't even look at these pictures without laughing!!!!!!!!!!! Chad's outfit was AMAZING! HA! My favorite touch was the socks and white Nike's!  Finding the right wig was HARD on the day of the this was the next best thing!  The best part of the night was walking to our car in hopes that nobody saw us......AND praying that we made it home from the party on an Empty tank of gas without having to stop! 

These shoes were actually the most comfortable shoes I have even had! I may just keep them and see if I can pretend they are cool!  I also can't even get over Chad's socks and shoes! THIS IS WHY I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you all had a wonderfully festive weekend!  I have officially decided that the reason I love Halloween so much isn't the candy, it isn't the trick or treating, IT IS THE ADULT PARTY WITH LOADS OF SUPER FUN FRIENDS!  THAT is what makes this season so much fun!!!!!!!!

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