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in pictures . monsters and spiders and ghosts oh my [halloween 2014]

1 Nov


having children has quickly made halloween one of my favourite times of year. any excuse for a celebration is a good one for me. one that includes crafting and sugar, even better.

if this post isn’t huge enough for you (ha!), you can see iphone photos on instagram (#monstersandspidersandghostsohmy). (thank goodness for the one photo of oscar with his “fire” in on ig because he boycotted it the rest of the week.)

costume prep was a little less stressful this year as most of the kids’ costumes (cupid, scuba diver, dragon and hot air balloon) were ones i had designed for my costume feature in better homes and gardens, the jet pack was a hand me down from a couple of years ago, and the spaceman was lila’s old ballerina robot costume with some modifications! (it was so fun to reimagine that one for cole this year.)

lila already has a few costume ideas up her sleeve for next year — i can’t wait!

spooky print is a digital download from hello tosha designs.
tutorials for the bhg costumes are available until november 3 here.


at home . his and hers

1 Apr


almost there :)


be crafty . gold ikea kristaller hack

17 Mar

i’ve been waiting all winter for mild enough temps to finally spray paint lila’s old chandelier. this past weekend i did just that, and i’m so happy to have crossed one more item off the to do list for her room before the new babe arrives. this was a super simple (albeit a bit tedious, partly due to my reassembling the crystals the wrong way. . . more than once) change and it really ties everything together in her new room (which isn’t actually so new at all, considering the wallpaper and bed went up a year ago now). shouldn’t be long now before i share the finished space!


at home . xo

17 Feb


double duty decorations to help us celebrate both of our family’s special occasions on the 14th :)

the kids and i watercoloured our little hearts out this year, which made this mantel extra special — it’s so fun to involve them in the process as they get older and more interested!

hope everyone had a love-filled weekend (as every weekend should be)!


in pictures . merry new year

2 Jan


we didn’t bring many of our own christmas gifts on our holiday road trip — a combination of knowing that lila and cole would have plenty of goodies to open between two sets of grandparents and their various aunts/uncles/cousins, and the fact that we decided at the very last minute to head out and there was no way any of them were getting wrapped before we left — so we had our third (and final!) little christmas celebration this morning with the wee ones! it’s been such fun spreading the joy of the holidays out over the last week and a bit, and getting to share it with so many of our friends and family :)

now it’s time to pack everything up until next year, when we’ll have three little hankis to spend the holidays with!


in pictures . boo

2 Nov

candy corn, candy corn and more candy corn.

a burglar and fantastic mr. fox.

a party complete with spooky snacks, cute costumed kiddos and a pinata.

a remote control car and a paper doll.

we already can’t wait for next year!


as seen on . better homes and gardens

13 Sep


yes, you read that right!

never in my wildest dreams did i ever imagine that my little holiday crafts would end up in the pages of a magazine, so it has been pretty surreal (and awesome) to find the halloween issue of better homes and gardens on shelves this week and open it up to find our house and sweet kiddos :)

thank you to all of you for the support and encouragement over the years (first over on my business blog, then on lila was here, and now here in pinksugarland), thanks to anyone who has ever pinned one of my photos (without you, the people at bhg would never have stumbled across my work), and a huge thank you to better homes and gardens magazine for featuring our little family in your amazing publication.

i’m not feeling the pressure this halloween season at all… ;)


giveaway . let us always be adventurers

26 Aug

anyone who’s been following this little blog for a while probably knows we’re pretty big fans of adventuring around here, so when i came across this screen printed map on etsy a while back, i knew our home had to have one.

now, thanks to colleen from walsh-walsh & son, one of you can have the map of your choice (and there are lots of choices!) for your home as well.

as always, there are a few ways to enter, and you’ll have to leave a separate comment for each entry (three comments if you enter all three ways).
1. leave a comment below with somewhere you love to head when you’re in the mood for adventure, or somewhere you’ve yet to travel to, but would like to see
2. pin the map listing on pinterest
3. add the map to your etsy favorites

contest closes friday, august 30

good luck, happy adventuring, and thanks again to walsh-walsh & son for this giveaway!

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congratulations hannah!


in pictures . lovely love

31 Mar


coffee filters, cupcake liners and some lovely love — it’s been a happy easter :)


iphoneography . progress

3 Mar


next up, bed building :)