Painting pumpkins!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Earlier this week I decided to FINALLY paint my pumpkins!  Yeah, I've really been a slacker this year!  Sometimes I decide to carve them and sometimes I paint them.  This year I wanted to make something for my daughter.  After she went to bed I sketched out this Minnie and Mickey design because she LOVES them.  When I finished it, I couldn't wait to show her in the morning!


Needless to say, she was a very happy girl in the morning!

I also painted a quick little owl pumpkin.  She is just as obsessed with owls as I am so I thought she would enjoy that too!  It's pretty sloppy but she could definitely tell what it was


Here is her little excited face when she got up in the morning...   excuse her bedhead, she was a sleepy girl. lol!  She kept screaming Meenee and KeeKee ( Minnie and Mickey) and Whoo whoo, for the owl.  She was a happy girl


Here are our pumpkins from previous years:

Jack and Sally from Nightmare before Christmas

aaaand I even painted a Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin... I am a little obsessed. LOL


Did you carve or paint pumpkins this year??

One Lovely Blog Award

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I had a nice surprise this morning. Well, first a not so nice surprise....the blog post that I had originally written and scheduled for today somehow got deleted.  Grrr!  BUT then as I was checking my new comments, I saw that I had been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Charlotte over at A Love Triangle.  Thank you so much Charlotte!  This truly made my day!

The rules for this award are:
- Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
- Add the Lovely blog award logo onto your post/ blog.
- Share 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 bloggers you admire/ read and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.


7 Facts about me:
1.  I have a degree in Technical Theater and have painted sets for large theaters and a movie set
2.  Right now I am a stay at home mom, but I am looking to go back to work soon.
3.  I have an addiction to vanilla oreos.  OMG they are so good!
4.  My birthday is on Wednesday and I'm turning 30!  I'm not so excited about it.
5.  I can be a very anxious person.  I worry about everything and can get stressed easily.
6.  This may be an obvious one but I LOVE clothes/shopping.  It's my stress reliever.
7.  I used to have a fear of heights but I went bungee jumping to get over my fear. *Bungee jumping is not as fun as it looks!  I got whiplash!

Blogs I would like to nominate:
I want to nominate any and all blogs that are giving this blog life a try.  It's definitely not as easy as I thought it was going to be and I want the bloggers that are just starting out to know that we've all been there.  I still have A LOT to learn too.  Just keep at it.  AND if you write one of these posts, leave me comment with the link because I would love to see it and get to know you!

Thank you so much again, Charlotte!

BLOGTOBER | My pet peeves

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


When people talk over me or cut through what I'm saying.  I shouldn't have to continually repeat what I'm saying because you can't contain yourself. LOL!  So annoying!

The whole curvy girl vs. thin girl battle that's happening now.  I'm so sick of seeing memes all over Facebook about how curvy girls are better or about thigh gap.  Seriously?!  Who cares!  Everyone is their worst critic and will always think they have a ton of flaws, but we just need to be happy with how we are.  Skinny, curvy, whatever!  It doesn't matter!  If you aren't beautiful on the inside then none of it matters anyway.

People who cut in line.  Seriously, I waited in this line, what makes them feel like they are so special that they get to skip to the front?!

When people think it's okay to ask "When are you and your husband going to start trying for your second kid?".  Since when is it appropriate for you to ask if my husband and I are having sex or not.  I don't think that's any of your business.

When people try to tickle me.  It's not cute.  I will probably end up breaking your nose if you try.  I don't really like being touched by people I don't know, thanks!

Open-toed booties.  I just don't get it.  If it's too cold to wear flip flops then why would I want my toes hanging out of my boots?  I wear boots because they are warmer and I can wear my comfy fuzzy socks with no one knowing. lol

Do any of these things get under your skin?  What are some of your pet peeves?

Helene in Between

BLOGTOBER | Dream vacation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today is day #21 of the Blogtober Challenge and today's writing prompt is: What is your Dream vacation?  I know exactly where I would go if money was no issue and we had someone to watch the baby for a whole week....  the Ladera Resort in St. Lucia.

This place is beautiful!!  I am a beachy warm weather kind of gal, but I also love a good hike and rockclimbing...sooo pretty much this place would be heaven for me.  Take a look at the rooms:



Yeah, it's like a dream!  As if the hotel itself isn't amazing enough, they have a ton of activities to do there too.  Ziplining, horseback riding, glassboat tour, rainforest tour, etc.

BUT here is the problem, and why I say I would have to hit the lotto for this place to ever happen for us:  it would be almost $8,000 for 6 nights there!  AND that is WITH the promotion that they have going on right now where you buy 4 nights and get 2 free.  Yikes, right??  Also, that doesn't include airfare....uggghh!

Hey, a girl can dream, right??
Here is their website if you want to check it out for yourself... Ladera

Helene in Between

OUTFIT: Polka dots

Monday, October 20, 2014


Last week we had our last few days of "warmer" weather, so I decided to take advantage of it and wear a sleeveless outfit.  I love black and white polka dots.  There is just something so classy about them.  I styled it with burgundy skinny jeans and black accessories.  I'm almost always wearing flats because I have to chase around my daughter.  That isn't so easy in heels! lol

All of the leaves are starting to change now, so it's my favorite time to head out to the park.  I love all of the bright colors of the leaves.  That's when it finally starts feeling like Fall to me.


 I dressed up my outfit a little bit with a multi-strand pearl necklace, a cute black snap bracelet I got at a craft fair, and a pair of studs from Charming Charlie.  I love that place!  It is so dangerous on my bank account though!


How is the weather where you are?  Ours has been so crazy that I feel like I'm getting seasonal whiplash. lol

linked up at: I Would So Rock This, Rhea Et Cetera, Pink Sole, Cha Cha the Fashion Genius, Life of Meg, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, Fizz and Frosting, Induffinitely Me, I do deClaire, Fitness Blonde, Shopping My Closet

BLOGTOBER | What makes you happy

Sunday, October 19, 2014



  • Acting like a complete goofball with my hubby and baby
  • Strawberries - I have no idea why, but they've always been my "happy" food
  • Time alone with my hubby
  • The way my daughter says Mama
  • Headache-free days
  • Slobbery puppy kisses
  • The smell of leaves in the Fall
  • Shopping!!
  • Having dance parties in the living room with my daughter
  • Singing at the top of my lungs in the car - Sometimes you just have to!
  • Sitting on my back patio with a cup of hot tea in my hand, a blanket in my lap, and snuggled up with my hubby
  • When my daughter decides to take a nap and I get some quiet time to myself
  • Snuggle time with my daughter
  • Hiking/Rockclimbing
  • Being outside


Helene in Between

BLOGTOBER | I'm an expert at....

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today is already day #17 of the Blogtober Challenge!  I can't believe how fast this month is going!  They say time flies when you are having fun!  Today's writing prompt is: I'm an expert at.....

Procrastination! I will put something off until the last possible moment and then completely freak out about it and send myself into a panic attack.  I don't know why I do it to myself, but I do.  Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment! lol





I can't be alone in this!!  Is anyone else out there a huge procrastinator like me??

Helene in Between
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