Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Family Portraits

We decided to do amateur family portraits this year and had a good friend of ours photograph us with our own camera right before our evening nature walk last night. I thought they turned out really good. It is so hard to get a great photo of all of us at once. He took about 30 shots and only about 6 turned out. Zella was getting antsy during the middle of the shoot so most of the shots at the end were just a blur of her. Xiera made a lot of cheesy grins and I kept blinking in almost every shot. The only one that looked great in all of them was hubby of course.

Instead of us matching we went for more of a casual feel and focused more on dressing in fall colors.

The jack o' lanterns were not planned but made the perfect touch I think.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For The Love of Pumpkins Treasury

I wanted to share this fun and festive treasury made by Jennifer of Vivianboutiquebows. I am so thrilled that she included my pumpkin purse. I simply adore that crystal pumpkin necklace and harvest fairy decorative too. You can see the original treasury HERE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Falling in Love with Fall

Fall fever has definitely set in here. All of the leaves are changing into a beautiful array of sunset colors. Mustard seed yellow, bright orange, plum purple, brick red, and chestnut brown. We have been enjoying long trail walks through the park admiring God's beautiful display of color. Last Saturday we went to the fall festival. We enjoyed scenic hay rides, petting farm animals, pony rides, pumpkin picking, stilt walking, face painting, and family fun classic games like corn cob toss and corn hole.

I loved that they had a bucket of water available to wash the pumpkins. :)

On Monday Zella and I went on a trail walk in the park. I wanted to take a few fall portraits of her there so I dressed her up for the occasion. The first picture reminds me of red riding hood spotting the wolf along the trail.

This one is by far my absolute favorite. It was taken right in front of the old Iddings log cabin that was built in 1804.

The Iddings Log Cabin is the oldest structure on it's original site in Miami County, Ohio. The following picture shows the cabin and all of it's glory. It was photographed by Ron Hart. Simply Stunning!

Yesterday evening the girls and I went pumpkin picking at our favorite farmer's market. Sadly their famous corn husk tepee wasn't completely up yet but the amount of pumpkins to choose from was amazing!

The girls made sure to bring their mini me's along to help decide.

And I forgot to mention their gorgeous mums!

The girls couldn't get enough of their sweet smelling aroma. Xiera and Zella had found a few that had fallen from grace and wanted to bring them home to display in their vases. Of course I said yes!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Candy Corn Sweetness

This season always has me craving my absolute favorite fall candy, Candy Corn! (Those delicious green apple lollipops come in second place ;)) While I was eating this sweet and yummy candy, I was inspired to create a candy corn purse. This is the finished result.

Zella of course fell in love with it so this one pictured is hers, but if you would like another or know a cutie who would, I have listed a custom candy corn purse in my etsy store.

You can find it HERE

Stay Sweet! ;)

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Cozy Treasury

October has arrived and it is already extremely chilly here in Ohio. My hat and leg warmer orders are beginning to pick up and I am finishing up an adorable newborn pumpkin hat order and another special fall purse today that I will be featuring in my Etsy store later on this week. ;)
I am very honored to have my Girly Ruffle Leg Warmers featured in this cozy little treasury created by lemondaisydesign. You can see the actual treasury HERE.

Those little newborn stocking hats are simply precious.

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