I'm Heather - lifestyle photographer & homeschooling mama. We choose simple and slow. Freedom and fresh air. And I like to make things beautiful.

Let’s be friends?

October | 2014

As Anne of Green Gables said, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
October, you are my favorite.
The cool, the colors, the unabashedly frequent trips to Starbucks for a salted caramel mocha are just downright perfect.
We're been enjoying our last month as a family of 3.
Here are a few of my favorite things from last month...

I am my Gramma Alice - can't walk into a fabric store now without snatching up fat quarters like I'll never see them again. 
I don't even know what project I'll use these for, but I had to have them anyway...

Alice & my boots this year (see post here)

scored a wooden track at the Thrift Shop for $2!
Alice is absolutely in love with her hand-me-down trains from friends

Enjoying a nutella/strawberry crepe, a caramel apple crepe with ice cream, and a cinnamon and sugar crepe from My Crepes in Omaha. They are glorious. Highly recommend this place.

"new" artwork

I bought this print ages ago from an artist in London but never had the right frame for it. Then I found this little one at the Thrift Shop for $5! It had some chips in the paint, so I re-painted in gold, took out one of the mats and fit in the print. Ta-da! Something new for Alice's room.

Speaking of magic gold spray paint, I use this stuff for everything. 

Got some new mascara from 100% Pure (slowly switching to all organic products) and I decided the tube it came in would make a perfect spyglass! Popped off the ends, spray painted it outside, and there you have it - a spyglass. Now we have 2!

Saturday morning hot chocolate for three
We like to make ours on the stove with whole milk and whipped-in sea salt hot chocolate powder (and sometimes Nutella ;D)

Alice's Halloween costume all started with this little $2 dance leotard from Goodwill. More pictures below!
p.s. Alice LOVES her "Marty blanket" - thank you, Aunt Sarah!

got some color inspiration from the latest Anthropologie catalog

Alice would draw something and tell me what it was, and then I would finish it
Apple, peach, and pear!

I will probably keep this one forever

Took our Alice on a date - our last as a threesome - to Target so she could pick out her big girl panties, Red Mango (she got to pick any toppings she wanted ;D), and then her first ever movie at the theater! We caught Planes: Fire and Rescue and she loved it. Good message and animation, and since it has been out for a while, she could wiggle around without disturbing anyone because it was pretty empty. A lovely, fall date.

origami crane mobile for Milo

Nursery Reboot | Milo Edition
(see full post here)

late season berry picking

silly Alice face
new scarf from Aunt Tarah! (see more Alice pics here)

our little Tinkerbell...

and her Peter Pan!
Callie was one of my private art students - and we LOOOOOOOVE our Callie. I'd say the feeling is mutual :)

Happy October! 
We are ready to be a family of four. Can't wait to meet our little Milo.

Alice at the Park

The Nursery | Milo Edition