October 21, 2013


Have you been boo'd? It's a fun Halloween neighborhood activity where you leave treats anonymously at your neighbors door and ask that they "pay it forward" to another neighbor by leaving treats on their door. It's a unique way to spread Halloween fun (and get something yummy out of the deal). Plus, you get to ding dong ditch your neighbors, and that's always a blast. 

This is the first year that Ella and I have done the boo'ing. Three and a half years old is a really fun age. They totally "get it" and everything is still carefree and fun. There's no eye rolling, sighing, or complaining (though I'm sure its not far off). 

This year we grabbed some cute Halloween baskets and filled them with various treats for our friends. Glow sticks, ghost lollipops, homemade peanut butter cookies, and mini glass milk bottles filled with candy. It was fun baking the cookies with Ella and making the ghost lollipops. (Tissues wrapped around tootsie pops, tied with ribbon and eyes drawn on with sharpie).  

I filled and topped the mini milk bottles with Halloween fabric and twine. Then we printed Halloween labels from here onto sticker paper and wrapped them around the bottles. The "boo" instructions and sign were a free download that you can find here. Everything turned out super cute. It's a tradition I think we'll continue, as long as there's no eye rolling. 

October 18, 2013

30 before thrity: update

A quick update on my 30 before thrity list. Since I turned 28 years old (gasp!) over the summer I thought I should update you all on how I'm doing on the list. I guess I haven't accomplished too much, BUT I did get to do the most time consuming and labor intensive (no pun intended) task at hand.

1. Run a 5k
2. Run a 10k
3. Have another baby
4. Pay it forward
5. Give blood
6. Get another tattoo
7. Reach my "ideal" medical weight
8. Re-connect with someone from my past
9. Master cooking classic Italian recipes
10. Read some classic novels
11. Make homemade pasta from scratch
12. Own something from Tiffany's
13. Research/make a family tree
14. Go on an overnight vacation with just Travis
15. Go on a missions trip
16. Family trip to the beach
17. Get/raise chickens
18. Take a spin class
19. Disneyland
20. Try a new food I've never had before
21. Throw someone a surprise party
22. Fill a journal
23. Get my colors done
24. Organize the whole house
25. Sew with leather
26. Watch the sunrise
27. Family portraits
28. ???
29. ???
30. ???

And remember, you can follow along. It's not to late to make you're own milestone list and link up.