Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween! {and a nerdy pumpkin carving affair}

Jordyn and I hosted a pumpkin carving party on Saturday, and it was one giant nerdfest.  The resulting pumpkins were absolutely hilarious, and I'm so proud of us.  Haha.  The above two pumpkins are Loki (on the left) and Thor and his exploding hammer (on the right), and are Jordyn's and my pumpkins respectively.

It was a fun night complete with hot apple cider, popcorn, and apple cider donuts.  So good.

Please take note of my awesome photoshop job in the above photo.  So corny, but I love it.
(hint: I'm not really holding Thor's hammer!)

Happy Halloween!

p.s. ♥ kelsey 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

outfit post: too much TARDIS?

This is one of the geekiest outfits I've ever worn.....and I'm proud of it.

Some might say it's too much TARDIS, but I say there's no such thing!  I'm a sucker for geeky t-shirts, and this one even glows in the dark.  Be jealous.  Jordyn's boyfriend Bobby gave it to me for my mega points go to him!

 t-shirt: toy traders // jeans: aeo // shoes: diy (originally from urban outfitters)

Happy Halloween Eve!

p.s. ♥ kelsey 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013

diy: TARDIS painted pumpkin

I really really love Doctor Who.

If you didn't know that before, I'm sure it's blatantly obvious now.
(Remember the TARDIS shoe diy?  More proof.)

This pumpkin actually has a funny story behind it.  I found it while we were harvesting pumpkins about 6 weeks ago, and I thought to myself: "What a strange looking pumpkin.  It's almost shaped like a rectangle!".  I instantly knew that it had to be mine, and that I was going to paint it like a TARDIS.  So here we are!  I painted it like a TARDIS, and am quite pleased with it.

-blue paint
-black paint
-white paint
-paintbrushes (one large, one small)
-white paint pen
-a lot of patience

First I washed and dried my pumpkin to ensure no dirt remained.  Then I painted 2 coats of blue paint over the whole thing, letting each coat completely dry before applying the next.  Next, I used a small paintbrush to paint fine black lines along the "corner edges" of the TARDIS, and let it dry.  I used a pencil to then outline the black rectangle at the top of each side (where "Police Public Call Box" will go), as well as the 8 panels on each side. I painted the black boxes in, as well as mixed a dark blue colour to outline each panel.  After everything was dry, I wrote out Police Public Call Box using pencil first, and then used a white paint pen to write over top of it.  I printed out the little sign for the front door, and stuck it on with double sided tape!  
{*Update: I fixed the missing windows :P  so now it looks much better}

Let it dry, and you're good to go!

Happy pumpkin painting!

p.s. ♥ kelsey

Sunday, 27 October 2013

outfit post: stripes and mustard

I absolutely can't believe that October is almost over!  Seriously?  Where did it go?

I'm so sad that our apple harvest is nearly over, and almost all of our pumpkins have been sold.  I'm so so sad that I didn't get to take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop the farm provides this Fall for more photoshoots...but I've just been too darn busy working!  Therefore, today after work I raced into the house to get cleaned up a bit so that I could head back out into the field to take some photos.  Jordyn and I were even treated to the most magnificent sunset while we were out there.  So lovely.

Also, it was ridiculously windy while we took these photos.  It was crazy, and so beautiful as it rained down coloured leaves around us.  Have I mentioned how much I love Fall yet?

cardigan: bootlegger // sweater: the gap // jeans: aeo // boots: steve madden // toque: foreverxxi // mittens: gift for my grade 7 b-day!

Also, we had an epic pumpkin carving contest last night.  It was the bomb.  Can't wait to share it with you all!

p.s. ♥ kelsey

Thursday, 24 October 2013

[baked] apple cider donuts

I've moved over to a new blog!  Head over to The Farmer's Daughter for the full post and recipe!

p.s. ♥ kelsey

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

black + whites

I just had to share some frames of what is possibly the best photoshoot I think I've ever taken... Isn't this couple just heart-stoppingly romantic? Check out my photography blog for the full post - seriously, I am so so happy with these photos! :)

p.s. ♥ clara

Monday, 21 October 2013

pop tarts and apple pie pops

I've moved to a new blog!  Head over to The Farmer's Daughter for the full post and instructions.

p.s. ♥ kelsey (and jordyn)

Saturday, 19 October 2013

outfit post : fall basics + the best shoes ever.

I went thrifting last week and found some absolute gems - one of which are these shoes in this outfit post. Seriously. I am in loveeee with these! Real leather, a little heel, laces, some ruffles - basically, they're my dream fall shoe. 

So here's another back to fall basics outfit for you that Caleb was kind enough to snap away for me while on our Sunday afternoon walk together :) 
scarf:  ardene   /   cardigan: thrifted   /   jeans: ae   /   shoes: thrifted
Enjoy your weekend!

p.s. ♥ clara

Thursday, 17 October 2013

diy: black and white painted pumpkins

Today I have another simple idea for decorating pumpkins that doesn't involve carving (in case you missed it, I made dip dyed glitter pumpkins last week)!  I decided to do some simple colour blocking with black and white, and I love how they came out.

-acrylic paint
-paint brush

First I taped off each pumpkin, either diagonally, horizontally through the middle, or crisscrossing across the top.  Then, I simply painted the areas I wanted black or white, and left them to dry.  I did one coat of paint for the black, and two for the white paint.  Once they were completely dry, I carefully removed the paint.

*Of course I couldn't resist adding a bit of glitter to one pumpkin, and just painted on a bit of modge podge and sprinkled some glitter on!

The possibilities are endless, and I think that silver and gold paint would look pretty awesome as well.
Happy pumpkin painting!

p.s. ♥ kelsey
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