Our weekend

Monday, October 27, 2014

Another weekend gone, another Monday here.

While I'm dragging my feet a bit today and could probably hop back in bed for at least 4 more hours.. I am super stoked for this week and weekend ahead! 

Before I dive into that ish, lets talk about the blasted sewing machine that has plagued my weekend.

So, I don't know why I thought this was a great idea.. but I've decided to take my Halloween costume making to the next level by making Hadley's entire costume this year. I did sew Hadley's half pint costume last year.. but I did it (badly) by hand and it was a much smaller project. 

This... is another type of beast.

I've never used a sewing machine in my life so I went to Youtube thinking it'd be pretty simple to get it set up and just turn that bad boy on, right? Wrong. The model I rented is a little outdated so it was a challenge to find any videos on Youtube of the exact model. Instead, I had to piece together bits from different videos to finally figure it out. After two hours and a lot of curse words, I finally got it threaded and ready to sew. 

Luckily, the costume I'm making for Hadley does have a full tutorial on Youtube (PRAISE GOD). So far, things are going relatively smoothly and I think I might be able to actually get it finished by Friday night.. fingers & toes crossed.

Any guesses on what she's going to be?! 
I can't wait to show you all the final product!

The rest of the weekend we went to play at Hadley's new favorite playground, watched lots of football and I took an awesome calligraphy class taught by the amazing Laura Hooper. 

If you're interested in taking a class yourself or purchasing her calligraphy starter kit, check out her website. The class is a bit pricey but I think it was so worth the money. You get lots of take home goodies, 3 hours of class and personal help from Laura herself, a starter kit to bring home and business tips and tricks that Laura has learned over the years. 

If you want any wedding or just beautiful handwriting inspiration, definitely follow Laura on instagram! I love seeing all her beautiful work on my feed.

The class was run out of Karson Butler Events' design studio in Capitol Hill. The space was AHmazing.. an old carriage house decked out in white exposed brick and wood beams, tucked away in a quaint alley. Holy amazeballs. Talk about a dream office. 
If you're looking for wedding or special event services here in DC or in Cali, these gals are the bomb.

I found Hadley watching Matilda like this and immediately thought, holy hell this is hilarious // I really hope there's no poop in there that she's playing with.

OKAY, about dis week. 


TOMORROW, we go to the doctor and get to find out...

This pregnancy has felt very similar to when I had Hadley but a little different in the sense that we've known about this babe much longer than our little surprise :) I feel like I've been pregnant for so long already when really I'm not even halfway there. It hasn't felt real up until the last few weeks... I've been feeling little flutters more and more as baby #2 gets bigger and bigger. There are few things as special as feeling those first little movements. 
So exciting!!!

Josh is convinced it's a boy since we both think I've been a little extra "fiesty" this time around. 
I've got a feeling that it may be another girl. Obvi, we will be so pumped either way :)

What do you guys think it'll be?!

Tomorrow is also my 26th birthday! 
It's kind of great since we found out we we're pregnant with Hadley on my 24th birthday and will be finding out the sex of baby #2 this year. Two of the best birthday gifts a gal could ask for!

The rest of this week we'll be gearing up for Halloween on Friday! We still need to carve our pumpkin and make some festive treats for my parent's Halloween party. We'll be trick or treating with Hadley for the first time in an old, historic town near my mom's place. It should be perfectly spooky, I can't wait!

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.. hopefully this week will fly by so we can get our Halloween on. 


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