I love Halloween a lot. I love that people don’t complain about it being too commercialised like they do about every other holiday. Although, I think if more American’s experienced a British halloween they’d probably complain because British Halloween, particularly Scottish halloween because I’ve never had an English one, is the best.
In order to get a treat you have to do a trick ie. tell a joke, recite a poem, do a little dance.
I’m getting Autumn’s costume ready and can’t help but be so excited. I anticipate she’ll catch on quickly to the power of the phrase “Trick or Treat”. She doesn’t need any candy as it is, and therefore doesn’t need a big Trick or Treat bag. Etsy has an amazing assortment of bags! Here’s a few of my favourites.
There are so many options on Etsy – I was finding it hard to stop sharing. Go search “trick or treat bags” for yourself and see.
MyMissPrissBoutique runs some killer deals on her etsy and also on her facebook. If there’s anything I love as much as a pretty, fluffy, ruffly head bow it’s a killer deal. I was able to snag 6 headbands without breaking the bank when Autumn’s head was getting a bit too big for her first collection of noggin decorations. She has clips, bands, flowers, bows, sparkles, lace, ribbon, chevron, pearls, everything!
My bloggy friend Jasmine runs this etsy with her husband, Levi. Baby Silly models these headbands, which makes them pretty much irresistible. As simple as this bow is – have you seen the huge things I make Autumn wear?! – it’s absolutely perfect. It goes with almost everything, and there’s something about that pink velvet elastic that I really love more than is probably normal. This is a comfy band with a classic bow.
Lamby hat number two. I love everything about MamaMegsYarnShoppe. She makes a huge variety of woolly goods that are top notch quality. Her shop is packed with lovely stuff – I probably shouldn’t have looked this morning…
We hadn’t had family pictures taken with Autumn until she was 9 months old – actually we hadn’t even had family pictures taken just the two of us until we’d been married for 7 years. We didn’t even have a photographer at our wedding – huge regret.
Hearts Inc took this order last minute from me and got it to me really quickly. Talk about a lifesaver!
I love Valentines Day. I love everything about it. I love the commercialisation of it. I love that we can buy love for people in the form of heart shaped boxes and red, stretchy-armed monkey stuffies. I love it so much.
I love it differently now I have Autumn to dress up in ruffles and beads for the occasion. Valentines Day has got a lot cuter and less kitsch, and I love that too.
Autumn’s probably going to hate it.
I’ve had the pleasure of doing some graphic design freelance work for the midwife that delivered Autumn in our home in California. The experience was beyond anything I ever expected. It was so calm, chill and spiritual. I never imagined that we would have the opportunity to ever confidently place all our trust in a healthcare provider. It was meant to be. We love Treesa!
At the moment we’re working on raising awareness to those especially in California regarding the laws surrounding Midwifery and the threat that Midwifery is currently under. You can find out more by checking out the California Families for Access to Midwives facebook page and help fight for our right to birth however we please.
The tshirt: My friend Kizzie makes custom vinyl for window decals, tshirts, crafts etc. You name it she makes it. She first made a Dalek sticker for Stuart to put on the back of his phone so he’d stop losing it so much – it worked! Last week I created and ordered a “my midwife helped me out” design for Autumn to wear. Kizzie worked her magic and it arrived in my mailbox in no time, ready to be ironed on. I think it looks pretty great. I was actually surprised by the quality of the iron on. This isn’t that papery stuff I used in my youth!
Find Kizzie on Facebook and Etsy.
Buy your “My midwife helped me out” transfer here!
I am a HUGE supporter of handmade! That being the case, and the fact I have 11 pages worth of Etsy purchases (WHAT?!) I want to start spotlighting some of my favourite sellers and items.
I love supporting the-little-guy and I also love tradition. For Autumn’s first Easter I bought her a handmade lamb hat with floppy ears. For her second Easter I had to do it again because the first time it was so cute and I couldn’t resist. I actually can’t resist anything with ears. It’s a struggle. Shoes with ears, hats with ears, hoodies, cardigans, pjs…