Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halloween Ready!

I've been saying I'm going to do it for years and I finally did it! I redid the deco mesh on my Halloween front porch garland!

If you know me or have been following along on here or Instagram very long, then you know my love for deco mesh. I think I love it because it is a fool proof craft and doesn't have to be perfect. I don't have the patience for perfection (in any area of life, haha) so it makes me so happy! I have a little history of some of my favorite front porches here that shows a bunch of my deco mesh wreaths I have made. That post is old and I have had some others that I like more since then!

When I first did the porch garland in 2014 I had lime mesh and it looked like this: (full post here). 

We stored it in a big bucket so each year that I pulled it out and put it up the mesh got more and more destroyed looking. I pulled it out this year and was trying to fluff and make it look acceptable and decided NOPE! I will take an hour and redo this bad boy! Decorating is my absolute stress reliever and hobby so it is worth my precious time! :)

I ripped off the lime mesh and was ready to go!

I put the purple mesh on first. It isn't as opaque and bold as the lime so it definitely needed another layer.

So I added the Halloween stripe and it helped a ton!

Then I added in the pumpkins and witch hats (hard to see the hats).

Finally the pumpkin light strands and she is ready!!

I loved the lime door for its brightness and whimsy, but this does feel even more Halloween-y with the darker colors.

I always love seeing it at night!

Inside I have my beloved Starbucks Halloween house, 

and usual sideboard that Bradley redecorates daily. I also have some stuff out on the built ins but it isn't pretty enough for a pic. Ha!

This wasn't for Halloween but how cute are the twins as little Helga Vikings fans??

And they are loving their Halloween jammies. :)

See my last post for the girl's adorable Halloween costumes. :)

The girls have endoscopies scheduled on Halloween so we probably will shut down our house for trick or treaters at like 7pm. Bummer, but what can you do. We disabled our doorbell when the girls were born so it shouldn't be a problem!

Are you ready for Halloween?

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fun October Weekend

How is October halfway over already? We had a great weekend with my parents here. Having extra hands to hold babies and help out is amazing and so appreciated! I even got to get pictures of the girls in their Halloween costumes for their 5 month pictures! :)

On Instagram I wrote "Someday my prince will come" but then had to follow up with "or not - it's cool to be an independent woman!" :)

Jojo loved being Cinderella. I hope these still fit them in January for our Disney trip!

Our first stop on our weekend of fun was the orchard! Papa, Nate and Bradley picked apples while Grandma, the twins and I ate food. :) 

Bradley was kind of scared, then kind of obsessed with this bear. :)

Then he had to come back for an apple donut.

Carmen thought Papa was hilarious! 

And we got a family pic!


Then we stopped at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store where Bradley had to scream at the top of his lungs over everything in there...

The girls were festive for the day! 

And moving so much - twin pics are almost impossible now!

Jojo :)

We made caramel apples - kind of. Didn't have sticks so we did what we could. :)

Bradley was happy about the chocolate!

All that is left on my fall "bucket list" is to carve pumpkins...then I'm ready to bring out the Christmas decor! :) 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fall Is Here!

Summer was a big time blur and basically didn't happen for me, but that is ok because fall is here! Christmas is my favorite holiday but fall is my favorite season because of the weather, activities, everything! We have already been hitting up some of our favorite places and things to do with the crew. Of course, Sever's is number one!

I posted on Instagram that you can't have twins and not dress them up for holidays - I think it is a law or something. :)

Bradley matched his sisters but he is much harder to stop to get pics of!

He was soooo excited to have some of our besties join us!

Back again another weekend!

It was a warm day so the girls got to show some skin! :)

More besties!

The front door was ready for fall as well of course.

And my nails.

We also went to Minnesota's Largest Candy Store for pumpkins (and no candy!!)

Being a scarecrow!

Nate and Bradley found their Halloween costumes! Haha!

Driving? :)

In twin news, they got their first colds this past week so even though Nate and I weren't getting much sleep before, now we are getting NO sleep since the girls can't breathe laying down. It has really been affecting me and my sweet friend Heidi came to the rescue - she brought her hubs and three kids over to watch the twins and play with Bradley so Nate and I could go to dinner for the first time alone in over a year! Just having a mini break to actually make eye contact and sit and eat food while it was hot that I didn't have to think about or prepare was amazing! 

I hope everyone is enjoying the change of season. 

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