Monday, October 31, 2011

more halloween..

A complete array of pictures for your viewing pleasure.. 

Best costume and best group costume

bowser celebrating with green punch

Mario and Luigi to the rescue..

Bowser has the princess..

Mario saves the princess..
Luigi trying to look cool like he did all the work. We know who the better brother is.

Happy Halloween..

As mentioned before here, I LOVE halloween and technically made 3 costumes. 1. The paper queen as seen here, 2. a gothic outfit for the rocky horror picture show is the same day I dressed my dog in this..

Well, on Saturday we went to our BIG halloween party where we were (drum roll please..)

The cast of super mario brothers 

So we have toad, the brick (that had a mushroom star and flower, luigi, mario, princess peach (me) bowser and the kid playing the super nintendo.

We also took home the best group or couple costume and Bowser (my friend Ashley) took home best costume. It was a really good night.

What were you guys for halloween? Did you go to party, stay in, go trick or treating?

Friday, October 21, 2011

This week..

THis week has been AMA-zing.. but I can't say anything about it yet, I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


So with christmas fast approaching (yes, I realize not all of my thank you cards from my wedding almost 3 months are not sent out) but I am working on a design for christmas cards..

any comments, questions and/or concern?

[all input is welcome]

Thursday, October 13, 2011


IS MY FAVORITE.. esp. halloween. I love making costumes and getting all excited to see everyone else dressed up. If you couldn't tell i love getting dressed up =)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I know I talked about inspiration on my blog here and this past Sunday I had 2 friends run the Chicago Marathon.. Uhhhhhhh.. yes please. I really want to run a marathon again and might actually do the chicago next year with my mom. yay! We will see but i am really eager to run again.

Monday, October 10, 2011

"Paper" Queen

This past weekend we traveled to Quincy, Illinois which is about a 4 hours drive from here to see one of my friends play in a roller derby bout. Well, it goes without saying, P and I dressed up.

There were two contests; best zombie and best overall. I won the best overall and peter won the best zombie. We are just the best husband and wife costume couple ever right? It was a pretty awsome win for us.

Anyways, back to me. I made the whole outfit for $1. I bought a dress from Karens closet for $1. The skirt of the dress is sewed on. The top is stapled on and the bottom of the top portion is held on by a real belt under that paper belt which is stapled on me. The wig was an inspiration by the lovely Martha S. herself which can be seen here. I also took a burger king crown and decorated with newspaper and added flowers that were just stamped with an ink pad and folded. So, what do you think?

Anything fun for halloween planned?

I am planning on being princess peach from Mario bros. but haven't figured out all the details yet.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


We can't live with it or without. We need it, we want it, and we strive for it.

My best friend just got engaged tonight, Congrats Hayley and Chris and I could not be any happier. Love you.