Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

I don't feel like writing much, but enjoy the pics!  We had a great Halloween.  My Flo costume was a big hit! :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Carvin' Pumpkins

I got a couple of pumpkins at the farmers market a few weeks ago.  The first one we carved for  a family home evening activity with our friends the Sloans.  We actually carved pumpkins with them last year too.  We had a great time.  They are such a nice couple and wonderful friends!  We'll have to keep up this tradition guys!
family pic with our pumpkin

 Bart and Emily with Gray, who wouldn't want him in their picture?!

A week and half later we carved our 2nd pumpkin with Adam, Jen, Jackson, and Drew.  

 Cousins!  Aren't they cute?  

My mom made their matching pumpkin hats.  Jen and I happened to buy the same outfit- totally not on purpose, can you believe it?! 

 Adam and Josh hard at work.

 Jackson, taking a break!

 LOVE this little Drewsie!

 Jackson coming over to say hi to Gray and being so sweet!

 We loved the pumpkin the Sloans did, so we totally copied them for our 2nd one! 

Thanks for coming over and for the fun evening (other) Reynolds!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Crafting

Soon after Grayson was born I found something wonderful.  I am up often nursing him and for a LONG time each time.  I began playing around on the computer while nursing and I discovered the world of craft blogs.  I'm not a naturally creative person.  I love cute things and making cute things, but I don't have many good ideas of my own.  But, if I see something or someone else shows me how, I can do that.  I'm a great copycat!  That's the great thing about these crafty blogs, they often have tutorials on how to make the things they post about.  Now I have a new addiction.  Crafting!  Seriously, it's like a disease.  I think about it all the time.  I think about my current projects and when I can steal away a few minutes to work on them.  I think about the projects I want to do.  I have a huge list of projects to do (about 30).  It's a little unrealistic, I know, but I really do want to do them all eventually.  So here are the few things I've made over the last few weeks.

The Fall Wreath-
This one might me be my favorite.  I absolutely LOVE this wreath.  It also took a VERY long time to finish.  The felt rosettes aren't hard, it just took awhile to make enough to cover the wreath.  But doesn't it look good?!

Halloween Advent Calendar-
This is just scrapbook paper, mod podge, a cookie sheet, and glass vase fillers.  And of course candy.  You can see I took this picture on Oct. 2 because the first two candies are gone.  Josh and I love taking turns eating candy every day to count down to Halloween!

Halloween Subway Art-
I'm not sure why this is called subway art, but it is, and it's all  over the craft blogland.  This was the easiest project.  Those are just Halloween rub-ons ($1 at Target) on some paper put in a frame.  But still pretty cute, huh?

2x4 Pumpkins-
These are so cute I couldn't make just one...

 I needed a whole collection!  I love using pumpkins to decorate for fall.  They work all the way through November. 

 Candy Holder-
 This was super easy! Can you guess what it's made from?  I just love it.  Again, loved it so much, I made another!

Fabric Pumpkins-
The first one I did, on the left, turned out more like a pillow.  Not what I wanted.  I didn't round out the corners enough when sewing apparently.  I like the second one much more.  I'm going to make a couple more of these in different fabrics.  And also add some ribbon or something to them.  

Here's some more subway art.  This one I just got from a blog and printed but it's still so cute I think.  And super easy.  I did spray paint the frame.  It was an ugly gold color before. 

I heart crafting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Say Cheese!

So on the last post I mentioned that Grayson smiles.  Well guess what?!  I got it on video and it is just too cute!  The video is about 45 seconds and the first smile comes at around 30 seconds followed soon by a 2nd smile.  Enjoy! :)