maya mori

in the midst…


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a bit late, but here it is…

when we lived in eugene, we always went to the pumpkin patch at thistledown farms with the douglass family. we have a lot of great memories from those days.  here are a few pictures from back in the day.  ethan, violet & noah must be around 3 and 4 years old.

maya & jen

in portland our tradition has been to go with the stephens family to the pumpkin patch at sauvie island.  here is a photo from our first year with them in 2008.

this year was fantastic, eating roasted ears of corn (dipped in butter!), exploring the corn maze and hunting for the perfect pumpkin.  i am only 20 weeks pregnant here, but i look like i might pop.

frankie started out the trip asleep…

and woke up in a bad mood…

and kept crying for the group shot too.  i can’t believe how much the kids have grown in 3 years!

very cool tractor shot.

we jumped on the hay ride and ventured into the fields.  ethan & poppi.

frankie finally stopped crying and started looking for the perfect pumpkin.

grayson in the field.

aidan being himself.

hunter & ethan on the hay ride back.

sarah found a big one.

all in all, it was a wonderful afternoon!  bryn & maya.

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fall is here

i’ve been a bit down lately and it was wonderful to see a post by my dear friend jen (check out her amazing & effortless creativity at bits of envy) that completely inspired me to stop being sad & embrace fall!  first, i made leaves out of brown paper bags & different lace.  i glued the lace to the bags and then used a template to cut them out.

i used three different styles & colors of lace.  i really like the combinations of textures.

next, i made flowers out of burlap, fabric scraps, vintage buttons & broken vintage earrings…and glued it all together.

here it is, hanging on the front door.

then i decided to make a table runner out of the remaining burlap.  i used the rest of the lace leaves and vintage mason jars.  the lids made perfect candle holders.  now i am off to help a friend paint & hopefully find the perfect branches to put in the jars!  thank you jen!