Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Eve before all Hallow's Eve.

Halloween came early in our house this year!  Last year we partied after, and this time around we got on with the festivities early :)  Just wanted to share some fabulous photos of us and our friends, we had some pretty swell costumes!

 I was super pumped about mine and jared's couple costume - incase you didn't know who we were (nobody did!) - He was Kahki Scout Sam Shekusky and I was Suzy Bishop from Wes Anderson's movie Moonrise Kingdom.  I thrifted almost everything for our outfits and was very proud of the sewing i added to my dress and jared's uniform :) 

I would like to introduce you to the newest addition to our adult furniture collection:  TV Stand!  Yes it replaced our old thrifted night table that was covered in Jared's drawings and stickers.  you can say upgrade again!  and I am proud to say I built this 100% on my own, I am a handy woman afterall!  It took me a while to build up the courage to attack all of the pieces, but turns out the instructions were all pictures!  no numbers, no letters, just pictures.  That's my kind of instruction book :)

Tonight I was happy to have the night off from work to go watch Jared's first Basketball game of the season!!  after 2 short weeks of practice his A-team 7th grade boys had their first game against Highland.   you could tell they had a lot of nerves the first half, but came back in the second to tie the score 10-10.  It was an emotional game that they ended up loosing to foul trouble and free throws.  Crazy that this is his 3rd season of middleschool basketball, so proud!  and happy to see him doing what he loves :)

I am off to finish some late night creations, hugs and love!  
oh, and make sure you eat some sweet treats tomorrow ;)
happy halloween


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

coldest day of the year since ...

April.  I am talking about Saturday Oct. 6th - it has been the one random cold snowy and sleeting day of the year so far which happened to fall on the same day as our last outdoor craft show of the year.  honestly.  

We were very lucky to have the shoppers and handmade supporters that we did!!  Thank you to all of the dedicated show goers that braved the cold, we really appreciate you!!  and my sweet family that made us as comfortable as possible :)  Carlee brought us hand and feet warmers and my dad came by with this beauty...
Rollin' on propane heat it felt like heaven!!  we were able to dry our pants and toes and it made the day go by so much faster :) 

 It was certainly a first for us!  We have been very lucky to always enjoy nice weather and big crowds but this show was our first nasty outdoor experience.  to say the least I am happy we are indoors for the rest of the year! 
 I decided to sign up last minute for a Greeley Gift and Craft show with all of our leftover inventory from last weekend - It is Sat. 9-5 and Sun 10-4 at Island Grove Park in Greeley.  There is more info here and I don't know much else!  This is my first time at this event so I'm excited and anticipating what the weekend has in store :) 

Monday, October 1, 2012

weekend re-cap and hello october!

Hello october 1st, It is looking quite fall like in our backyard! 

we had a productive and delightful weekend at the Butler Abode.  Jared was busy make plaster molds of his newest baby doll (arc store find!) and some slump molds for sushi plates!  I was finishing custom orders, glazing, and assembling magnet gift packs.  love it when we are out in the studio at the same time and get to work together... We have a show coming up next weekend and as it is now the month of OCTOBER I get the feeling shoppers are going to be in christmas gift mode!  **I hope** 

 I put them in cute little clear bags with colored paper and ribbon - Ready to give!! 

It was a good mix of fun and work this weekend with date night on Saturday, we went to chili's (probably our 2nd favorite food destination next to chik-fil-a ;) and spent sunday afternoon watching the broncos at Zach and Nicole's.  Happy to say they kicked some Oakland Butt :)

 Their cats were being cute and cuddly; Luna in Nicole's lap and Sunshine in Mine! 

 Our weekend also included sunday morning pancakes :)  pretty much amazing if you ask me.