"Baby It's Cold Outside" Poncho

My new poncho pattern is now available in my Ravelry and Etsy shop!

Hello Winter Wardrobe!

Now that it's finally getting cold here in southern California I've been browsing online for my daughter's winter wardrobe. I was inspired by Misha Lulu's new Hello Kitty line  and found some really cute items that would pair nicely.
Clockwise from top left...
1. Hello Kitty tee Forever21
2. striped log sleeved tee Old Navy
3. floral scarf Forever21
4. hello friendly message doll Mod Cloth
5. bunny and bow earrings Forever21
6. Hello Kitty skirt Misha Lulu
7. chevron stripe gloves Missoni for Target
8. ankle strap cat flats H & M
9. floral tights H & M
10. red coat Old Navy
11. plaid rain boots Target
12. plaid bow headband Forever 21

Busy Months Ahead..........

November and December are always a really busy time of year for our business, but this year we're really going for it with 7 consecutive weeks of craft shows!! Are we crazy?! Nah, we love it!  Come on out and say hi, here's our schedule of our upcoming shows...

Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival - Santa Ana - November 27th

Claremont Farmer's Market - November 20th  & December 18th  

Sew Funky Market - Ontario - December 4th 

Renegade Craft Fair - Los Angeles - December 10th & 11th    


The Look For Less......Fall Fashion

Now that summer is unofficially over I thought we should celebrate with some affordable styles for fall.

Ok so this first style isn't exactly affordable but it's definitely adorable! It will cost you $3,190 which is certainly not in this mom's budget, unfortunately. For outfit details go here.

However, you could look just as darling and fall ready in this look for a fraction of the cost, only $278 for the total package! For outfit details go here. Geez, I'm just dying for these shoes! 
Happy styling,

Snapshots of Our Summer

We were so busy enjoying summer I forgot to share our adventures as we went along. This summer was spent pretty close to home but was none the less fun!
 We saw an amazingly creepy puppet show in the park.
 Jolie got her first bike and became really good at riding it!
 I went to my cousin's prairie themed wedding,
 where I drank lots of yummy beer from my mason jar mug!
 Dexter painted, a lot!
 We may have eaten frozen yogurt for breakfast.....maybe.
 We blew more bubbles than I've blown in my whole life!
 We ate our weight in fresh berries!
 Spent many days in the shade at the park.
 We got matching helmets for the kiddos. These things crack me up!
 the kids had fun playing hero's and pirates!
 Of course there was some fun in the sun,
 and the sand.
 We enjoyed a big family dinner at our favorite restaurant.
 Discovered a new candy shop/soda fountain.
 Welcomed Jolie home from her Vegas vacation with her favorite red velvet cupcakes!
 Took the kids to the new dinosaur exhibit at The Natural History Museum, 
Where we also got to enjoy the butterfly pavilion.
Then of course vacation came to an end and Jolie went back to school.
I cant believe she's already in second grade!

Summer was fun but I'm definitely glad to be back on our school day schedule and I'm really looking forward to fall weather! Hope you had a great summer!
xoxo, Alexis

Inspired By....Color!

Grey and Yellow 
Sorry things have been so quiet around here. Sometimes life happens, you know? So I figured it was time to introduce a new feature, Inspired By! I thought it would be a good excuse for my constant pinningI've been dying to give my room a mini makeover and since my walls are already painted grey I thought this would be a quick and inexpensive way to update my space. Here's what's inspiring me...
 this gorgeous lampshade from Anthropologie
 this lovely print by Olivia Mew
 this sweet sentiment. Available for free download at eighteen25 
 I'm a sucker for that pop of teal! Seen here
this fabric would make great pillows
 ok now I just need to move here
 oh, Mommy Soxie, christmas is coming...seen here
this print by Eloise Renouf
I love everything about this
 artist Elsa Mora, she has such great style
this cute summer dress from Ruche
a cutesy clutch from ifashionlady
and last but not least this precious kitty.