A Gorgeous Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt

We recently had our annual fall break otherwise known as "M.E.A." to us Minnesotans, and I wanted to take advantage of this extra time off from teaching to enrich Bean's life with some fun adventures. I am an utterly hopeless fall freak and it seems that this fall has been unusually beautiful, so I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and scenery and take the average nature walk a step up with a fall scavenger hunt.

Fall Nature Scavenger Walk


DIY Frugal Furry "Animal" Halloween Costume for Kids

I am definitely one of "those moms" who stubbornly refuses to buy a halloween costume and insists on making it themselves, no matter if the DIY version turns out to cost more. In this case, I totally win. Total cost for Bean's 2014 halloween costume: $9.13! And that's even with me forgetting my Jo-Ann Fabric mailer coupons (shame on me).

DIY furry animal halloween costume


Guess who's back... back again?

(cue creepy organ music)
Muah, ah, ah, ah! I'm BA-ack...

What a better time of year to come back from the dead than Halloween, right? You didn't think I would be gone forever, did you? Well, honestly, I did.


See ya later.

I knew this time had to come, but that doesn't take away this weird, empty feeling.

I have decided to no longer post at Peacoats & Plaid. I'm sure this isn't that much of a shock to some of you that have been along with me on my journey as I tried to figure out how to balance a booming dance studio business with motherhood and this blog. It's all become too much. I always vowed that if the negatives started to outweigh the positives it was time to throw in the towel.

But, not all is lost. I'm starting over brand new with a personal blog at bre pea. Since I was a kid I have kept a diary or journal. This blog has been my virtual journal and a way to document our life activities and Bean's growing up, I knew I wanted to continue with this minus the stressful monetization/blog hullabaloo. I've always loved blogging as a hobby but the problem is I turned that hobby into a side business. My go-getter drive turned my blogging venture into a chore.

If you want to keep up with my life, come on over and subscribe to my new Bloglovin' or RSS feed. If not, all of the content found here will stay until who knows when.

I'll see ya later.