here’s a few snaps from the week. this month will be my thankfulness editions. because this is supposed to be the month i’m thankful and sh*t.

and the truth is, i really am more thankful than i’ve been in a long time. it’s something i’ve been working on.

headless horseman halloween kiddoshankiesunruly hankymirror mirror

1. i am most thankful for my silly, handsome husband who makes me proud everyday and does a great headless horseman impression.

2. thankful for friends both young and young at heart. thankful to be living in our ‘hood.

3 & 4. thankful for my new pretty hanky collection compliments of my cousin’s wedding. pretty handkerchiefs are an excellent wedding favor! there was an ample amount left at the end of the night and i’m thinking “hey, i’m always wiping things off people’s faces.” pics are pre and post darla discovery.

5. annnnd i’m thankful for good hair days.

have a good weekend y’all.


hey all! does everyone feel like crap from their sugar hangover today? nooo??? just me?

hope you had a grand halloween. we sure did. i am really going to milk these next 8-10 years of candy begging. this ONE night makes up for the 364 other harrowing nights of the year.  just kidding. ya know.

truth be told, i know i’m going to enjoy halloween every year because darla enjoyed it so much. she wore a pumpkin costume my mom made for me when i was 3. it made the rounds through cousins and various family members and now returned to it’s rightful owner!…i mean darla…it’s a good little costume.

cheesy pumpkinpumpkin walk


and then there’s me. when darla saw me she said “what are you? a game show host?” i had no idea she knew what a game show was, let alone a game show host. i dressed up as ALL of my bad fashion choices. really…really, all of that is just part of my regular wardrobe. it’s probably why i look back on so many photos and think “why…WHY did i think it was ok to wear that? ever?”

i’ll tell you why. because my name’s elaine and i like to sparkle.

hope you had a fun one, happy dia de los muertos! bye. don’t get diabetes!

ain’t no halloweenies!

i’m finally recovered from halloween out-and-abouting. i gotta say that it seemed like it was all hard work for mom and no payoff until the kiddies really got into it. AND now i get to type with one hand while the other feeds a snickers to my belly!

these first few are taken at my mom and dad’s. we came straight from the HOOT film series to my parents so darla rode 3 hours in her costume. it didn’t look too worse for the wear.

she’s a tightrope walker. see those balancing skills! maybe? inspired by this post and accepted by me as a cosmic sign from the universe b/c my favorite band in the whole entire universe has a song titled “tightrope.”

watch it!

sooooo good. ahhh, i used to say that if they invent time machines or portals that i would want to go back to woodstock but these yeasayer vincent moon sessions are really in the running. why wasn’t i in that apartment that night!!! gaaarrrrrr!!!!!!

but i digress. back to the pics of mi amor.

so, action shots were hard to get that night. we went around with the burkeybuns crew (minus working momma = sadness) and this was all i got. oh, and a boatload of candy.

adam went as paul from sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band and his costume was outta sight! he and darla were somewhat coordinated but you couldn’t tell through the overcoats and pieces of costume falling off all the time and kids never in the same spot for longer than 2.35 seconds. i, me, myself personally, went as a flower garden. to achieve this i put on every piece of floral patterned clothing i own and stole darla’s flower headband. it really ended up looking more like a bag lady getup. other moms were not impressed.

in short, it was fun. i think i’d do it again. maybe in about a year.