Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dresses and Costumes and Crafts, oh my!!

Today I had planned on staying at home and getting ready for our next excursion this weekend, but being the "Goer" that I am, I decided I needed out of the house! 

I had a couple of things to return to Target, so Wyatt and I headed out to H'ville to run some errands. I also wanted to see if I could find him a Halloween costume there. I had looked online, but nothing really appealed to me except $50 boutique costumes that I just can't justify! Morgan had really wanted him to be a monkey this year (since we call him that all the time), but all the monkey costumes just looked so cheesy. Anyway, today must have been my day because I found the CUTEST monkey costume! I had seen it online before, but pictures just don't do it justice. It is adorable. And, they only had 1 left. And, it was just his size. And, it was $20!!! So, I bought it!! haha.

While we were there, I ran across this dress! It was so cute, and I thought it would be great paired with a simple cardigan for this weekends beach wedding. Of course, it is a mile too long so I'll be spending tomorrow hemming up the bottom, but for $17 I couldn't turn it down.

After a few more odd and end things at Target, I left there spending exactly $55! I LOVE that place. All that for what 1 costume would've cost me if I ordered it from an online boutique!! With all the money I saved, I can get Wyatt the banana goodie bag from Pottery Barn :)

When we left Target, we decided to run and grab some lunch and go see Nonni (my Mama). I mean, we hadn't seen her since Sunday! I was having withdrawals. We talk numerous times a day, but if I don't see her a couple of times a week something's wrong!

When we finally made it back home around 1. Wyatt was passed out in the carseat. He was so exhausted! I brought him in, and he took a 2 1/2 hour nap (I squeezed in a couple of minutes of shut-eye myself). After nap-time, I decided to try this cute craft I had seen on the Martha Stewart website. I thought it turned out really cute! We did ours on black construction paper with the background in white. I only had a brown 5x7 frame, so I need to get a white one and I think it will look really cute in his room. I'm trying to do better about doing little things like this to remember his childhood. I hope to one day be able to get it out and show his kids!

Tomorrow I really have to get some things done, but it sure was a great day today!


  1. Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to see photos of that adorable little boy in his monkey costume! Seriously, it is going to be priceless!!

    And, while we are on the subject, don't you just love Target?! I don't think I have gone in there a single time when I haven't found at least one cute little dress or top that I've just had to have!! LOVE your new dress, girlfriend! :)

  2. Love the craft, love the dress!
    Can't wait to see pictures of your monkey!
    Ava is going to be a lady bug!!!

  3. gotta love that target! cute dress~

  4. LOVE the dress and I cannot wait to see the little monkey! I am already excited about next Halloween. Have you seen Kennedy's costume? Garden Gnome- So funny!

  5. Target gets me every time! Super fab maxi. My little man is going to be Winnie the Pooh. Can't wait for Halloween!