On Friday, Olivier and I hosted a spooky Halloween party for our kids. There were 20 boys between the ages of 9 and 10 in our house - so already that could be a fright!
The kids played games including mummy wrapping (using toilet paper), hot pumpkin (similar to hot potato), limbo, scavenger hunt and a crime mystery.
I created a ghostly dinner menu of pasta with blood sauce, wrapped mummies, and quesadillas of doom. Dessert was a choice of dirt with worms or eyeball cake! The kids washed down the meal with water labeled with the skull bottle labels.
The kids all went home with party favors of sweet treats - labeled with fright night seals. The kids had a blast! What are your plans for Halloween?
This week was Zeta week! We had a blast... stay tuned for a blog post on that next week. Here are this week's 'grams, including picturesque photos from Antoinette's trip to Washington DC, my mini-vacay in Los Angeles, and Courtney's visit home in Chicago. Amy shared her pretty flowers and her foodie adventures in her own kitchen and out and about at the Tampa Flicks + Food Trucks event. Below, Kaity is out and about cheering on the gators and celebrating Halloween and Allison snapped some photos of her Halloween party for her little ones. Have a great weekend (snap some photos!)
What is your favorite part about being a mom? My favorite part of being a mom is getting to watch our son's personality and quirks develop. Getting to know him as a person instead of just an infant is a lot of fun. For example, he doesn't like sudden loud noises. He also thinks that the sound it makes when you click your tounge on the roof of your mouth is really funny. He loves technology and can pick out a real phone from a fake baby phone. He doesn't like to be cradled like a baby, because, obviously he's a big kid now ;)
How did you come up with the idea for your blog, Life As An Artistpreneur? Life as an Artistpreneur evolved over years. I started blogging in 2007 and over the years I've scrapped and started over my blogs a few times. In 2008 I started a photography business (www.studio222photography.com) which has been my full time job ever since. I hit a wall where I wanted a space to share inspiring things, talk about things important to creatives and the self-employed artists, and also to share about more personal things without cluttering up my photography blog where clients go to see my recent photos and creative work. So, Life As An Artistpreneur was born.
We love hearing about baby names – how did you choose yours? You can read all about how our son got his name in this post.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life from pre-mommyhood until now, who would you cast in the lead role? Who would play your leading man? HAHA! I have no idea who would play me but can I have Ryan Gosling as my movie hubby? In fact, if Ryan Gosling playes my movie hubby can I just play myself? ;)
How do you find balance in your life? I've given up trying to find balance. It's just not out there. Instead I find happiness in an unbalanced life. Sometimes I drink coffee at night and eat takeout three times a week. Sometimes I work all day. Sometimes I am a stay at home mom all day. I run at midnight. I send birthday cards a week late. But I'm present here today. That's life.
Most of us know that feeling... it starts with a yawn and next thing you know, you don't hesitate to percolate and get that sweet coffee flowin'. We're caffeinated and crazy over our new personalized travel mugs, and we know you will be too. There's only a couple of designs for now, but you stay tuned, there will be more colorful coffee carrying cuties on the way soon.
Bonus: if you're decaff or noncaff or totally into juices, our travel mug is perfect for your beverage of choice!
Alyson Brown is the creator and writer of Unruly Things, a poplular lifestyle blog filled with ideas, fashion finds, photography, design, and inspiration from everyday life. We are so thrilled for her to be judging this year's design contest! You've gotten to know Martie, Cyd, and Jaime already, so let me introduce Alyson!
Thanks so much to Alyson for sharing her picks with us! Be sure to check out our design contest page to learn about the rest of the judges - and to enter to win! First place will receive $1,000 and a development deal for their own line with IC!
Team Kappa (AKA the production department) has just wrapped up their back-to-school themed activities week! Clearly, with fall sneaking up we all have school days on the brain. We started the week with and art class, took the whole office on a surprise fire drill (with some obstacles that we threw in) and wrapped it up with some gym class as we took a hike around Westchase. It's always nice to relive the fun parts of going back to school, without the homework! Thanks Kelly Ann & Gayle for planning the week out! How about you - what did/do you love most about going back to school?
We wanted these designs to reflect the vibrant spirit of those who fight everyday to end breast cancer for good. Profits from the sales of this collection are donated to the Pink Initiative with the hopes of funding awareness, outreach, education and research.
Jaime Derringer is the design expert behind the Design Milk and it's offshoots like House Milk and (a personal favorite) Dog Milk websites. She is a master of blogging, social media and of course, all things creative. We are honored for her to be judging our annual design contest once again! You've gotten to know Martie and Cyd a little better, so let me introduce Jaime!
Thanks so much to Jaime for sharing her picks with us! Be sure to check out our design contest page
to learn about the rest of the judges - and to enter to win! First
place will receive $1,000 and a development deal for their own line with