Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Time is Ticking

I'm going to have some seriously retroactive posts pretty soon. I haven't been able to upload the pics form my camera as of late..

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Go Speed Racer! Go!

  This post should be dated Oct 31... but I've been busy.

My family is crazy about dressing up. We jump at any excuse to do so and tend to go all out. I can remember more than one situation as a child where I was embarrassed because I was the only person dressed up... or the person who dressed up the most. Now I just own it.

Steven however, has not worn a costume since he was 8 years old. This fall, I wanted to have a couple costume but didn't want to intimidate him with something too out there. I brainstormed up quite a list (with a little help from google searches... although they were much less helpful than I had anticipated) with good ideas for years to come.

Ths year, I decided on Speed Racer and Trixie. Not the most exciting costume for me, but I wanted Steven to feel comfortable. And awesome.

I think he did. Eveywhere we went people shouted "Heeeey Speed Racer!"

(My photos are not that great of quality due to poor lighting... but you get the idea)

He already had the helmet. We got his pants at the dickies outlet store (they were a little too big but he didn't want to try them on at the store. Silly), His shirts and red socks are from Target and I  cut out of fabric, backed with iron on and affixed the yellow G. He refused to wear a red neck scarf. I compromised on that. I already had some yellow leather gloves that I had gotten at Target a couple of years ago that he was able to squeeze his hands into. He wore black TOMS.

I got my shirt at Forever 21 and cut off the sleeves, sewed in the sides a little, and added the ties using the sleeves I had removed. I wasn't perfectly pleased with the ourtcome but it was alright. I got my red pants at a thrift store. They were originally from Forever 21 as well. Trixie wears capris but I was working with what I had. Found my yellow bow at a booth in the mall... would be easy to make though. Trixie sometimes wears white gloves but I didn't have any.
I looked at the closeup of her face and did my makeup like hers. Black eyeliner with 3 large lashes.
I poufed my hair and flipped it out on the bottom.

And there you go. Speed Racer! Go!

Picnic Weather

We don't get much of a fall in Texas, but the couple weeks of clear cool weather is simply delightful. A wonderufl respite from the oppressive heat of summer and the biting chill that gusts in with winter.

Right now, it is picnic weather.

Steven and I have our favorite tree at the Botanic Garden and endeavor to spend at least a few moments on a blanket under 'our tree' every Sunday.

This past Sunday we paused for but a moment in our picnic paradise with some Starbucks treats. But the Sunday before that, we had a delightful repast.

Garlic Beemster cheese, Buttery Wheat crackers (for Steven. I don't eat Gluten you see), roasted almonds, Sweet potato kettle chips, and some wonderful berries. I got a Metro Spearmint water and he opted for a Jones Soda.

I had never had Beemster before and we both loved it!

I put a blueberry in the center of some of the raspberries which was very delicious.

My reccomendation for you: GO on a picnic!