Costume progress. Here we go!

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Good afternoon everyone!  I made some progress with my Elsa costume today.

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Got all the pieces of the pattern cut out. I forgot how much work is just in cutting out the fabric pieces.

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Working on one layer of the bodice

Cutting out layers and layers of fabric for the bodice and then figuring out how they go. This pattern is a bit more intricate than I have worked with before.

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One piece of the skirt.

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We got the bodice cut out.

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Elsa costume bodice.

And while I still have to cut out the rest of the cape, we still have so much to do. Piecing it together and then making sure it looks right. And then sizing the costume differently that they have. After all that is said and done, I get to put sequins and beads on it. As well as glitter the dress fabulously.
So Tuesday there will be an update. Thanks for reading!!!

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The two boneheads. Bahaahaha

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Happy Saturday Catday.

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I love running errands.  It gets me out of the house and we get to see some neat stuff. Like at Lowes, when we saw this great pumpkin and flower arrangement at the front door.

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I love those flowers. And have no idea what the orange and yellow ones are called (help). But, I love these and am considering them. Even though my green thumb is nonexistent. 

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Pumpkin patch, or something!

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And then there were some Christmas villages out. My little man got side tracked by them. I mean they made music and lit up. There were moving parts too. What baby wouldn’t love this? He was thrilled by the glittery twinkling light. He was amazed by the mechanical wonder of the little ice skaters moving around their rink.
I hated pulling him away from it. But we needed things for the lawn. Christmas time will wait.

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And then look what I got!! Best Buy you truly are a wonderful place. Yes!

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Happy Caturday everyone.

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Still stipe obsessed, love red accessories.

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I have an obsession with stripes. I will admit it. I have a stripe obsession.  The thing I love pairing with stripes, besides yellow, is red. Red, red, red, and more red. It is just stunning together. 

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Red is just amazing with black and white stripes or even navy stripes.

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The dress from HM is just a classic piece and super comfy. I am in love with these Frederica heels and bag from Justfab.  Similar dress here

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Woodsy Walks

Woodsy walk

 

I love walks where the weather is nice and cool. Walks where there is a breeze and life is just standing still. Where all you see are trees and peace a quiet. Even though it is a populated area, it seems no one is ever outside.

We( should say me, he sits in the stroller) go for a 3 mile walk each day. It is an excuse to getting out of the house and since we have a community mail box, it is a great way to fit in a nice walk with getting the mail. My Xbox One game is still not here. Bummer.

The thing that I love about this time of year is people start decorating for the holidays. However, I have yet to see any Halloween stuff. Last year places were already decorated in September. This year not so much. Late start?  And speaking of Halloween and all its fun, I will be piecing together my Elsa costume Sunday! Which I am excited about! And I have to get the finishing pieces for my little Frodo. My family is doing a LOTR themed thing and I am running around as Elsa. Go me and my family cooperation. Really, I guess I could have gone as Galadriel. But, nah. I wanted to do this instead.

I hope that late Sunday or early Monday I will have pictures up on the blog of the progress.

Getting this for my little man for his costume and he loves The Hobbit.

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HM tunic and Wellington boots.

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HM dress tunic Boots Wellington

I love this HM tunic dress. It was from their Conscious collection and is so bright and cheerful.this shirt/dress is actually supposed to be a tunic shirt but the great thing about being a bit short is being able to wear it as a sort of dress. The colors are great and the material is very lightweight making it great for the sporadic weather. Right now it is a nice 77 degrees outside.

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Burgundy and black.

Today was a day where I wasn’t too sure about posting an outfit. But finally after a cup or two of coffee later I decided what the heck why not. It was either play some Destiny or take pictures.  I chose to take pictures.  Yesterday’s playing of Destiny ended in a rage quit and my son turning the Xbox One off by accident.

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I was having trouble with angles today. We all have our off days. Today is one of mine. Actually, yesterday was too but who is keeping count.

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The great news is my arm is no longer swollen. And is pretty much back to normal. Thanks nature.

 

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Having a word with the Fluff. He decided barking at leaves was fun. And I disagreed with him on that.

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I love these pants I got almost a year or so ago from H&M.  But when I got them I was still loosing baby weight and so they were too small. I was too lazy to return them but now they fit! Almost too big now. The thing about loosing “baby weight” and having a baby is the constant not knowing what size you are. When you think you got it,you don’t. There are some shops where clothes are made bigger and some that are smaller. For the longest time I was scared to buy anything because nothing fit right. Now, think I am past that. I try everything on first now. And when it comes to buying things online, I purchased measuring tape.wpid-20141015_144706

 

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This necklace is one of my favorite pieces because I love lions. I really need  to wear it more. It was from H&M as well and is older. I will try to find a similar necklace. I almost typed in Silmaril again.Oops. The Milani lipgloss is Ravish Raspberry.
Well it is time for the daily walk and check to see if my Middle-earth game came in. I am dying to play it! Cheers!

I found a necklace that is a leopard.

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Happy Wednesday

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Happy Wednesday all and thanks for stopping by!!! I have gotten some more decorations up for Halloween.  And my little one has destroyed my office. Nothing is safe anymore. Makes me wonder how the Christmas tree will survive this year. The joys of having a 1 year old. I am truly afraid for my Christmas decor this year.

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I am in the baking mood and made more raspberry widow cookies. Why? Um because they are full of awesome!
I also have some chocolate chip cookies to make. Fall always brings the baker in me out and I love it.
I also can not wait to carve a pumpkin! Nothing screams Halloween time than cutting a pumpkin open and carving it. We usually have to wait a few days before Halloween as it is too hot here in this part of the south to have one longer. It is really the seeds I am after. I make spicy pumpkin seeds. Mmm.
Let me tell you, they are super good!
What are your favorite things about this time of year?

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Lazy day ahead.

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Ever have one of those days where all you want to do is curl up with a good book and veg? I am making today a veg day. Where a cup of coffee, a book, and my little man playing with his toys is my day. Yes, no laundry, no dishes, and no chores. We all need a lazy day right? Let’s face it I am exhausted. No sleep sucks.
It is a no makeup(rare for me), not doing my hair(it needs a break), and lazy way of dressing day. Yes. A day where I shall put Lord of the Rings in or watch IT crowd and just become one with the couch.

I know I have things to do. I know I have to get up and moving. And I promised my little one a walk around the neighborhood.I will keep that promise. But, the other stuff can wait right? Right?

 

 

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Tuesday shoeday!

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I have been eyeballing these beauties since I saw them in a brochure from Justfab.  Yes, I buy a lot of shoes from them. These shoes are just so precious I couldn’t pass them up and bought them.
The Frederica shoes from just fab have a sort of Kate Spade look to them and for half the price.

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The only thing is as the reviews on the site said they can run small. So you may want to go ahead and order a size up. I mean a half size that is. So if 7.5 order an 8. To be safe.

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Fabric shopping

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Today we finally went to the fabric store for the fabric for my Elsa costume.

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Trying to find the right shade of blue for it is not too hard but the type of fabric was. I mean what type of fabric should I use and that whole bit.

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I saw this and had to get it.

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I feel like I am running low on time and I really want to get this done on time. Sunday I will be sewing with my mother to get this costume done on time. I don’t know why I feel like I am running out of time.

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It wouldn’t be a time out with mama and baby if I didn’t play “where’s the baby? ” with my little man in a fabric store.

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This is what I found. Can’t wait to put it all together.

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