Sunday, October 30, 2011

clickity click

I hope your Halloween weekend is going great!  Here are a few of my favorites from around the web...

I want this Hans Solo in carbonite ice cube tray!

This is the best quote ever.  Shouldn't we all be telling ourselves this?

Toms are coming out with ballerina flats this spring.  I want a leopard pair!

I am obsessed with baby legs for winter, and if I had a sewing machine I could use this DIY tutorial and make my own (mom?  a little help here?).

Rain boots!

Are these people dressed up for Halloween, or do they just live in Williamsburg?

We are using one of these  ugly fridge cover-up ideas.

I love these dotted tights!

And lastly, "people are awesome."  Seriously...amazing.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

what's up, grandpa - I mean, Rachel?

While I was looking through all of Tyce's past Halloween costumes (found here), I remembered my sister, Rachel, is also talented at the game of dress up.  Rachel's dedication to authentic costumes is one of the many reasons she's my favorite person to hang out with.

*picture 1 - grandpa & grandma, 2 - Legolas & Aragorn from Lord of the Rings, 3 - janitor 


So I'm just gonna say it.  We bought Lincoln a girl's Halloween costume (without realizing it).  We bought this costume months ago, and didn't think it would morph into something completely different once actually on...oops?  I thought about posting the few pictures we took while we were bent over from laughing so hard, but that would be somewhat cruel, especially since Lincoln doesn't make a cute girl (which added to how funny it looked).

Instead of go to a Halloween party without costumes, we took a walk.  A long walk.  When we got home we ordered pizza, rented Red Riding Hood, and laughed again.  Because really, what else can you do after that, you know?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tyce takes Halloween very seriously.

1 - cowboy
2 - Kingpin
3 - thing 1 & thing 2
4 - redneck (and flying home the next day in costume)
5 - pirate
6 - Michael Jackson

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

that one time I dressed up two years ago...

I'm starting to get excited for Halloween, and all the fun festivities (I must be excited to use that word) happening this weekend.  In the past, I think the only time I ever "dressed up" [as an adult] was two years ago.  Because Tyce made me (he is sorta really into Halloween costumes).  Tyce was Michael Jackson, and I was "a star" (or Captain Obvious).

Maybe I hated costumes because the majority available to girls were way too short/low/sexy to actually wear in October (or ever outside of my bedroom?), or maybe because I was always busy studying for midterms, but this year Halloween is a completely different game.  It's fun!  Because I have a baby, the pressure is off to look like a hot version of cat woman, and on to look like a character from Sesame Street.  Bring it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

john deere

Our goal: finding the best pumpkin patch in the Salt Lake Valley.  Instead, we ended up spending the day on an enormous farm, looking at the animals and farming equipment, wondering how we got to this agricultural oasis.  Another day we'll hurry past the goats, the chickens, the geese and ducks, the horses, cows and pigs, to find the hidden pumpkin patch.  But not this day.  This day we took our time, and promised to come back again for the rest.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

links I favor

Today has been full of church, sweat pants, and naps (in that order).  I love those kinds of Sundays!

A few links for your evening:

This website about the little things can turn a bad day into a good one, and make a good day better.

This artist uses her skin condition, called dermatographic urticaria (causes skin to become inflamed when lightly scratched) to create temporary designs on her skin.

25 ways to wear a scarf.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle faces made from famous noses.

My dream rocking chair (perfect for our little apartment).

I love these dinner table rules!

vaccination against Uggs?  We could all use one.

This scene from White Christmas makes me so excited for holiday movies!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

saturday is a special day

*it's a day to
do laundry
listen to Band of Horses
and get ready for Sunday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

holy friday!

I can't believe the weekend is here already!  Tyce works on Saturday (and has Mondays off), so it doesn't feel too weekendy around here ... yet.  We are trying to finish running some errands, but since we took a huge, glorious nap today (air high fives!) we are running a bit behind.  Also not helping us get anything done: Lincoln has learned how to "dance" to music, so we've both been rocking out over here.  I think we've gone through the entire new album of Foster the People and Muse.  We are thinking that cupcakes will help get us motivated to hurry a little faster and get out of here?  And hot chocolate, of course.  Maybe that will help Friday feel more like itself!

*this picture is from over a year ago ... ah the shagadelic tyce!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


As the Brazilians say, "Beijos!" (kisses!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

all dressed up (and no one to eat them)

Over the weekend we made caramel apples.  The caramel slipped off the first two, so we ate them while the caramel was still warm, then tried again.  We dipped the apples in crushed up oreos, mini M&Ms, and chopped peanuts.  Although they are delicious, Tyce and I are both hesitant to chomp down on sticky caramel - we like our dental fillings inside our teeth!  So, our pretty caramel apples, all dressed up in candy, have sat inside our fridge, looking sadly out at us every time we reach past them for soy milk.  Are we sounding like real parents, or what?

*if you look closely at the picture with the video monitor,  you can see Tyce, Lincoln, and Rachel in the screen!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Whenever Lincoln is chewing on Sophie the Giraffe, Tyce does this Australian accented narrative, "Lincoln the lion is ferociously hungry today, see how he grabs the giraffe by the throat?  Crikey!"  So when we found this little lion hat, we told ourselves we didn't have much of a choice.  Lincoln needed it to complete his inner lion.

Monday, October 17, 2011

linc o'lantern

I said I had big plans for that pumpkin!  I based our idea on a picture from Pinterest (found here), and I have to say, it turned out better than planned.  Lincoln was a good sport and sat in the pumpkin happily once we let him look and touch the slippery inside.  After we were done with "Linc o'lantern," Tyce carved the pumpkin into an upside-down jack o'lantern and put it on the balcony.

Halloween is way more fun when you have a baby to put in your pumpkin!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

sleepy sunday favorites

Lincoln is 7 months old today.  Where does time go?!  We are working on a Sunday nap around here - even my sister, Rachel, is making an effort to get baby boy to sleep by singing some old school Girls Camp songs.  I can handle 2 a.m. but I cannot handle missing my post-church Sunday nap!

Here are a few favorites from this past week:

These pencil tip carvings are amazing!

Before it rains, I want a striped umbrella like this one.

Some of the best things in life.

Adorable/funny video on how to make a baby!

I've wanted this paper bag skirt to wear with thick socks or tights.  And a DIY tutorial.

Obsessed with this mustard colored dress.

Gold dipped ballerina flats!  Who can I buy them from?

This girl's got it right - embrace messy hair!

Friday, October 14, 2011

He owns me (as in OWNS me).

It's a somewhat pathetic feeling when your world becomes dominated by the urge (or desperation) to sleep.  Right now, I'd give up anything for a nap, even a three hour stretch of solid sleep at night.  Before you have a baby you think, "I've gone without sleep, how bad could it be?"  So I'll let you in on a secret: bad.  I've gone 48 hours without sleep many times, even ran on 4-5 hours per night for a week.  This is different.  It's never sleeping more than 2.5 hours at once over many weeks (or months).  When you actually do sleep, it's very light because your subconscious knows a baby is about to cry - so don't get too comfortable!  And no caffeine.  Ouch.

 The little man has been sleep-rocking my world the last week.  He has been going to bed at 2 a.m. (right!?  Insanity!) and only teases nap time by sleeping for 20 minutes during the day.  I'm reading sleep books (although lack of sleep makes it difficult to focus), doing all the "tricks" to help him fall asleep earlier (doesn't help Lincoln but Tyce is out like a light), and I'm laying off the Diet Coke.  Hopefully this is a phase.  A very short, little phase.

To me, sleep sounds better than eating Nutella out of the jar while shoe shopping with a black American Express.  So if you'll excuse me for the short posts, my focus lies elsewhere (like how excited I am for Lincoln to conk off so I can get a little drool on my own pillow)!  All I seem to have a passion for lately is a few hours of shut-eye, and how sad is that?  My main point: baby boy owns me.  Am I the one in charge here?  I forget...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

big ones!

We have
big plans
for this pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

first hot chocolate of the season

It was chilly enough for Lincoln to wear his bear ears, but not cold enough to need a jacket.  We ordered a salted caramel hot chocolate (yum), read magazines, and browsed through books.  I never have enough books (in fact, this has become a problem), and probably look similar to a kid in a candy store when I'm choosing one to purchase.  When Tyce and I were still dating, we would always be at the bookstore while everyone else was at the movies or out to dinner on Saturday night.  For us, it's a perfect little date.  I've missed our bookstore nights, so I'm glad Lincoln is finally old enough to tag along!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Yesterday was a very busy day.  I had a dentist appointment (laughing gas = amazingness) that took three hours, then Tyce and I celebrated our anniversary while Lincoln spent some time with his grandma Fuller (who drove all the way from Idaho to watch him)!  Since baby boy still refuses a bottle, we went to Stella Grill just down the street from our apartment, came home and fed Lincoln, then headed back out for cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory.  It was a very overdue date night and we had so much fun we're already trying to find a way (and babysitter) to do it again.  Soon.

Monday, October 10, 2011

bliggity bloggin'

Last weekend I let my inner (usually silent) blogger come out to play, and I attended a Utah Blogger's Party.  After meeting these beautiful and very stylish girls, I am rethinking my attitude and possibly considering "coming out" as an avid blogger!

There are everyone's links and more pictures here and here, just be warned: a few hours goes quick when browsing these awesome blogs!