Sunday, November 3, 2013

Catching up and Wrapping Up

Halloween is the kick off of the holiday season for me so now that Halloween is over, I'm in total holiday mode. I changed my ringtone to my favorite- Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" and from here on in it's all about Pandora's Christmas channel. I'm a big fan of holidays but I'm starting to realize just how awesome the holidays are about to become now that we have a little one.

We stayed in this year for Halloween and handed out candy. This was our last year of being able to hand out candy because the area that we're moving to is so rural so we won't have trick or treaters anymore. I'm kinda sad about this but at the same time it's okay because we'll be out trick or treating anyway on Halloween starting next year. Aubrey got all dressed up to answer the door and hand out candy. She really had a blast! She loved greeting the kids and checking out their costumes. She was all smiles all night.
Our little ghost!
I made her costume and it was so easy. I just cute out the eyes and mouth from felt and hand-stitched them onto a white onsie and made the tutu using different textured tulle and some elastic. My goal is to make her costumes for as long as I can or as long as she wants me to. The costumes that I remember most from my childhood were the ones that were homemade; they were always my favorite. 


Halloweve
at her Grandma's house.
We've been spending lots of time at Home Depot lately...

We are wrapping up the construction of our home. Finally! It's been a really long road, too long. There have been a lot of bumps along the way and more surprises (read: money, money, and more money) than we would have liked. 

Aubrey was a newborn when we began the construction process and I have to say, it wasn't the brightest of ideas to jump into such a huge project at that time. There's a lot of planning, work, communication, etc. that goes into the whole process and it has been pretty overwhelming. We are so relieved that this project is finally almost over and we will be home for the holidays! We're hoping to move the week of Thanksgiving and we are so excited to get in and get settled. 

So that's where I've been... packing, planning, and trying to thrive despite the chaos. 
I'm hoping to turn over a new leaf for the new year and get back into blogging more frequently. 
So here's to new beginnings!

11 comments:

  1. What an adorable little ghost!! Congrats on finishing up the home!!

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  2. I loved this costume! So cute! Gorgeous house I can't wait to see the end result and I'm sure you are too!

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    1. Thanks! We can't wait either! I'll be sure to post all about it once it's finished.

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  3. love her costume - so great you can make them for her, she will treasure that when she's older!

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    1. Thanks! I hope so! It's so much fun!

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  4. Baby Aubrey is too cute for words! I love her costume!

    Congrats on everything Danielle! I'm sure it has been very stressful, I can't imagine all the work that goes into building your own home. Not to mention money! But it's going to look amazing.

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    1. Thank you! It will all be worth it in the end, at least that's what I keep telling myself:)

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  5. Love her costume, it's so adorable and original! :) Can't wait to see your finished home! Please share!

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    1. Thanks! I will definitely share some more updates soon. There will be lots of home decor and organization updates in the near future too.

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  6. OMG! I would love to have our next house built but I think I have way too much anxiety to take on something so big! I admire you #majorly!

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