Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jack Skellington & Zero Costume

Yesterday I finally finished the last details of JD's Jack Skellington costume and Gaby and I even had time to begin working on Tommy's (Gaby's dog) Zero costume! This is my first time making a Halloween costume, oh and a doggie costume and I have to admit I enjoyed it tremendously. Here is a little sneak peek of Jack and Zero!

Friday, October 28, 2011

TARGET: Converse, Genuine Kids from OshKosh & Circo

I love that JD has outgrown 24 month clothing and as is now moving on to 2T-3T because there is so much more cute clothing to choose from! Last night we made our weekly trip to Target and found some super cute shoes and clothing for JD at some really great prices. Some of the items below were actually on clearance, so we only paid a few dollars for them and the Dino Converse were on sale for $25.99!
Toddler Boys' Converse Dino

Circo Toddler Boys' Robot Sock

Circo Toddler Boys' Dinosaur Sock
Genuine Kids from OshKosh Toddler Boys' Cable Hat
Genuine Kids from OshKosh Toddler Boys' Striped Tee 
Circo Toddler Boys' Dinosaur Tee

Genuine Kids from OshKosh Toddler Boys' Thermal Top

Most of these items can be found In-Store at Target and online at

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Last Saturday we visited the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the Dia de los Muertos Celebration!

"Home to the oldest memorial park in Hollywood dating back to 1899, Hollywood Forever is the only cemetery in the country which opens its gates and welcomes its surrounding community to commemorate El Dia de Los Muertos. Hollywood Forever is genuinely focused in striving to bestow a memorable occasion by embracing the celebratory process of death and dying through providing a historically recognized cultural setting for this festive event and sacred observance. This community based event encompasses and visually illustrates a Pre- Columbian ancient jovial traditional view of death with a modern eclectic celebratory observance!"

Although we did'nt take JD with us this year (he had other plans) the event although pretty crowded is kid friendly and easy to navigate! 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

JD's 1st School Picture

JD took his very first school pictures a few weeks ago and we received them last Thursday. I can't believe how grown up he looks!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Elf on the Shelf

I've been noticing a really big trend of The Elf on the Shelf pins on Pinterest lately! I actually had no clue about this super cute book and Christmas tradition, but now that I've done a little research I'm so in love with the idea.

Here is a great explanation of this adorable tradition by Jeanne Sager of Inside Out Mom Blog:

"It's one of the rare products that lives up to the hype. The book and doll kit launches a new look at the whole Santa mystery. How does he know they've been naughty? Because the little elf perched on your shelf by day flies to the North Pole by night to make his report. The Elf on the Shelf book lays out the story, and makes a game of the sometimes daunting task of getting them to behave.

It all starts with a name - which is up to them to decide. We went through a long list: Little Bo Peep, Hippo, Movies - a 3-year-old's imagination isn't limited to silly naming conventions - before settling on Tree Branch. Marked in the special spot in the back of the Elf on the Shelf book, the names they come up with in their younger days will no doubt come back to mystify as much as their current Santa debate.

The newly named elf takes up residence in a spot in your house - only to take off at night to see the Jolly Old Man up at the pole. When he flies home, he'll find a new spot. And it's up to your kids to find him, making waking up in the build up to the holiday almost as exciting as the big day itself."

Doesn’t this sound like so much fun! So this year we are going to start this tradition with JD. Starting December 1st until Christmas day stay tuned for JD's mischievous elf's adventures! You can purchase your elf kit at The Elf on the Shelf, you can also check with your local Hallmark for availability. If any one else is participating in this tradition this year and would like to link-up please contact me!

For more fun The Elf on the Shelf pictures and ideas, visit my Pinterest!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frosted Cupcakery

Since we were in Long Beach Friday evening at the pumpkin patch, we decided to stop by a cupcake shop in Belmont Shores called Frosted Cupcakery and treat Gaby my sister in law to a birthday cupcake. Gaby loves cupcakes and we are always looking for new cupcake shops to visit. This shop is extremely cute and the staff was so sweet. The cupcakes were absolutely delicious, even hubby agreed that their red velvet was really good! Frosted is also open late (until 9:00 p.m.) everyday, which is perfect for a late night cupcake craving!
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