Sunday, November 15, 2009

Can We Keep FALL a Little Longer......and Halloween

Well it happened. Fall is officially over in Utah. It pretty much snowed all day yesterday, we've pulled out the shovels, thrown salt on the ice, dug out all the boots, gloves, hats and snow pants...and I'm feeling a little blue.

I love the Fall. I love the colors, the weather, Halloween, pumpkin pie, sweaters and I especially love decorating for Fall. I have a pretty impressive stash of Fall "stuff" and every year I always buy something to add to it. I was out shopping yesterday and everything is so Christmas.... right after Halloween (and now before) we are plummeted with Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but I still want to hold on to Fall. I mean we still have Thanksgiving right?

In another life I always thought I would love to be a magazine stylist, say for Country Living or Home Companion. Enjoy me amateur attempts at my Fall styling. I got that really cool gold mirror for $10 at DI(thrift store). You can surround yourself with beautiful things without spending a fortune. As always, sending many creative thoughts your way.

Had to post some Halloween pics for our out of state family members. Our little Geisha girls.

Brooklyn the "Angry Geisha"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Beehive Bazaar, Family Pics, Buy Handmade, Shows...Oh My!

I can't believe that it will be the middle of November soon. After last month's theatre projects I have moved onto crafting projects. I decided to do the Beehive Bazaar the first weekend of December. It is a really fun and hip craft show. I would say "Not your mother's craft show". I will be selling my vintage button bracelets and necklaces as well as crowns and junk journals. Stop by if you live around Provo. You will find some fun unique things, perfect for Christmas gifts. Remember Buy Handmade!

I am also posting some additional pics of our family photo session. I would really recommend this photographer Andee McDonald.

Now that Nat and I have slowed down on some projects the girls have picked up where we have left off. Bronwyn is in "Nuncrackers" at the Scera. It is a cute musical, if you have seen "Nunsense" it is the Christmas version. She is rehearsing every night. They open the day after Thanksgiving. Brooklyn is in the actual "Nutcracker" the ballet. I am the resident stage manager for Utah Regional Ballet and they do a wonderful "Nutcracker" every year at the Covey Center for the Arts. Brooklyn started class at their school this year and they asked her to be a cookie in the famous battle scene. It's been fun but she has rehearsal every week for that. Needless to say Nat and I are driving to a lot of rehearsals. I will let you know more details and post some pics about the shows soon.

Hope your November is off to a good start as we prepare for this wonderful amazing time of year. Happy creative thoughts to you..........