a stranger halloween

With Halloween on a Monday, it’s been a LONG weekend of celebrating. We have an office costume party today, but we’ll be keeping it nice and relaxed this evening with some homemade popcorn and a (non-scary) movie. I knew everyone and their mom would dress up as Stranger Things characters this year, but once I […]

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october

As much as I love the summer, the heat wave this year was brutal. Fall couldn’t come soon enough, and though it hasn’t been consistent (the sun came guns blazing Halloween day), I think cooler temperatures have generally come to stay. As with every season, I’ve tried to relish it as much as I can. A […]

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DIY rhino costume

During our visit to the San Diego Zoo, we stumbled upon a zookeeper giving a feeding and information session about their rhino, so we stopped to watch and listen. Upon deciding we should all be animals for Halloween, I half-jokingly suggested Whitney should be a rhino. Well, he loved the idea. And the crafty person he […]

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DIY owl costume

Once we I decided we (Whitney, Kipling, and I) should all go as animals for Halloween, an owl was the obvious choice for a costume I could plausibly make with zero sewing skills. Originally I was only going to use clothes I had on hand plus a homemade masquerade mask, but then I decided to […]

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lion dog

I’ve wanted Kipling to be a lion for the past three years, and this year I finally found her a mane. Our plans this past Sunday were to go to the abandoned zoo in Griffith Park (something we’ve been wanting to do) and take photos of her inside the cages, you know, as a lion! […]

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