Remember my problem last year? Huge calves + Riding boots = not going to happen.

Well, I was a woman on a mission. I've been searching online for a while now and I've noticed more and more brands offering boots to fit a wider calf. I don't mind doing some of my shopping online but I've done the shoe thing before and like anything else, you never know how the item's going to fit (especially with boots) & I just wasn't willing to chance it. So, I decided to scope out the department stores first. There has to be at least one boot out there that fits.

There is! Thank you, Jessica Simpson! With the help (& patience) of my mom, I finally found a pair of boots that fit! They are some dang cute black boots by Jessica Simpson - a woman who knows what it's like to have curves. God bless her. I love them. They are so cute and have the option to go over the knee or fold down. At first I wasn't sure what I thought about the over the knee boots but after trying these on, I really like them - but I definitely like having the option - basically 2 boots in 1.

I was like a kid on the first day of school. I could not wait to wear them and I made sure my outfit today included the appropriate leg wear to show off the new boots. (I heart leggings)


Gobble It Up

I love this time of year when the temperature outside has dropped and snow is on its way. Nothing is cozier to me than sweaters with leggings and my favorite Ugg boots. Halloween decorations have come down and I'm starting to get excited about the holiday season just around the corner. Thanksgiving is a couple weeks away and I cannot wait! I love this holiday!

This year we have three dinners to attend. One with friends this weekend and with both families on Thanksgiving Day. I love to cook, especially for Thanksgiving. Time to scour through recipes! Here's my assignment for each dinner:
1. Fakesgiving with friends: Sweet Potatoes
2. Thanksgiving dinner #1 with the Swans: Veggie of my choice & a dessert
3. Thanksgiving dinner #2 with the Godinas: to be determined

(not to mention- I roast my own turkey the morning of so we can have our own "leftovers")
Love it! Can't wait!


Witches Night Out

My cute friend Caprice and our Bunco group all dressed up as witches for our October play date. Caprice hosted the party at her house and of course went all out. She is so creative and pulled out all the stops for the Halloween Bunco party. I loved the idea of us all coming as witches and it was so fun to see everyones attire. Caprice was definitely the most frightening, it was almost hard to recognize her with her green face and creepy nose & chin.

Caprice made some delicious soups, hot cider and homemade caramel apples. It was a perfect Witches Night Out for the girls.

Where the Party AT-AT?

I know I'm a little late posting about Halloween but I definitely need to share our amazing costume and give props to Cardy for all the hard work he put into it.

This year we were trying to come up with costumes for some Halloween parties we'd been invited too. Now, we are definite lovers of this spooky holiday but every year we are the biggest procrastinators when it comes to costumes. We always have good ideas but usually end up scavenging the stores for something decent or throwing together a mish-mash of old crap we've used in previous years. So this year I wanted to be different. I wanted to put together a great couples costume we would be proud to show up to our parties in.

After lots of brainstorming and internet searching we finally came up with an idea. I don't quite remember how we came up with the idea, although I know it was Cardy's and not mine, but we decided to go ahead and try to build our Halloween costume.

Here's the whole process:

And here's the finished product:

Yep. Cardy built an AT-AT Imperial Walker. Most definitely a costume George Lucas would be proud of! It's gi-normous and it fits both of us inside. We wore it to our first Halloween party of the season and I think people's jaws dropped when we walked through the door and paraded around the house in this massive body. I'm pretty sure because we won 1st place in their costume contest. We quickly realized the AT-AT is not a costume you can keep on the entire night. It's more of a 5 minute type of attire, just enough to get some ohs and ahs. Unfortunately our 2nd party was canceled but we were not going to let our costume go to waste so we invited some friends and neighbors over to enjoy the festivities...and so we could parade around a little more.

Serious props to Cardy, my tried and true Star Wars lover, who took this project to the next level. He put some serious work into this costume and it definitely didn't go unnoticed.