Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Halloween in July

After a short hiatus of sweet babies and summer happenings, my shop is finally open again and back in business! I start celebrating Halloween in July and this year I added a new Halloween dress...

A Halloween Stripe Maxi Dress!

I have made several of these maxi dresses for Drew this summer and we both absolutely love them. They are so comfortable and versatile. What I love about this black and white stripe maxi is that it is perfect for Halloween and can be worn as is for school, parties, etc. or add accessories for an adorable costume as well. Here are some of my ideas...

Chic Pirate Costume:

white tunic, pirate hat, boot covers, and buccaneer sword

Stylin' Witch Costume:

leather jacket, boots, hat, and broom

But come November 1, this dress is not finished. It can be worn seriously in so many ways to make really fun and funky outfits. Here are some more of my ideas that I will be using it for...

Outfit for fall/winter:

denim jacket, floral neck scarf, ballet shoes

Another outfit for fall/winter:

cardigan, belt, boots

Outfit for spring/summer:

cardigan, pearl necklace, sandals

You can also pair this dress with pretty much any color of rosette belt (also new in my shop!)...

And, these belts also come in women's sizes too! Perfect accessory for an outfit that needs a pop of color.

And don't forget to like me on facebook! You can find my free shipping coupon there, good through the rest of July.

It is never too early to get in the Halloween spirit.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Happenings

Drew had her dance recital last month. Regardless of what other parents might have thought, our daughter was the best (and most beautiful) dancer on stage! And Jason wins an award for sitting through the two hour show to watch Drew's three minute dance.

Hanging out with cousins. Nash may be 6 weeks younger, but his size and weight holds its own. Don't let his Daffy Duck bandaids fool you... he was both tough and macho when he got his shots.

We went to the circus. Drew jumped, clapped, danced, and laughed for the first half of the show, then crashed hard in the second half. She was carried out of there crying, "I just want everyone to stop bugging me so I can go to bed!" She does say that her favorite part was the tall guy. A.k.a. the clown wearing stilts.

Nash's first swimming adventure. Yes he is chubby. You don't get to be 95th percentile in height and weight by being slim.

Without our own pool in Phoenix in the summer, you have to get creative. This sprinkler toy has been treating us just fine so far.