Category: Holidays

Panda Costume (Circa 1988)

As requested by my most loyal reader and commenter (aka – my Mom), here’s a look back at the original Panda Costume inspiration. I was 4.5 years old and I truly believed I was a Panda that evening… See any resemblance? Gosh, and I wonder...

Pumpkin Patch Palooza :: 2011

Family traditions are extremely important to me.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been the annoying family member who insisted on driving to the mountains to cut down a “real Christmas tree” (as opposed to selecting a pre-cut tree at Home Depot...

Panda Costume (Part 4: The Assembly)

I’m sure you’ve all been worried sick about the status of Abigail’s Panda Costume since you haven’t heard about it in nearly a month, but rest assured…we’re making significant progress on this masterpiece (including a gold satin lined head piece that looks more like an...

Panda Costume (Part 3: The Cutting)

A few days ago I mentioned that the selection process was by far the best part of sewing because there’s zero actual sewing involved.  And after cutting the patterns and fabric, I will stand by that statement.  Selecting which furs to use, which buttons to...

Panda Costume (Part 1: The Vision)

I have a vision…and this is it (though I’ll be the first to admit that this particular “sketch” looks extremely scary): I hope you’re still here after looking at that image… It’s called a “sketch” because I don’t actually know how to sketch…I’m not really...

Happy Father’s Day!

Yesterday was a very special day…it was Travis’ very first Father’s Day.  And while I can’t read his mind, I have a feeling he enjoyed the day. First and foremost, the weather was AMAZING.  Sunny. Warm. Clear. And most importantly, not windy (amazing for San...

A Very Special Mother’s Day

Not only was it my first Mother’s Day, but I was able to spend it with my wonderful little Momma, my brother and sister-in-law and their puppy, my little pumpkin pie, my uber-thoughtful hubby, and my Dad. I don’t think I could have asked for...

Why is the Easter Bunny so HUGE?

When I was a little girl, I wrote a note to the Easter Bunny saying something along these  lines: “Mr. Easter Bunny…please don’t come into my room tonight.  If you could just leave my Easter basket somewhere else in the house, that would be great.”...

The Bump Report: Week 35

This is 7x7xMommy…Christmas Edition! I’m going to keep this one short and sweet…we’re officially over 35 weeks along in this Pregnancy. According to The Bump (and the Doctor as of our appointment on Wednesday), Abby’s head is currently located directly on my bladder.  I am...