Posts Tagged ‘Felix’

Refashioned: Hipster Herringbone Pants


I found these pants for $2. They showcase all the parts that went wrong in girl’s clothes in the late 80s, early 90s. They have velvet, maroon & forest green, overwrought embroidery and a slight flare. Disastrous, no?

I quickly saw that they were the perefct waist size for Felix, but long and wide. I just had to simply cut off the disgusting flowers and trim up the legs a bit. I used Felix’s go-to skinnies as a template and went to town on them.

I should have added rad knee patches for awesomeness and functionality, but I didn’t. Kids this age really wear their clothes hard. Especially when crawling. I really should’ve thought about that, but laziness got the better of me.

I’m working on going through Penelope’s and Felix’s closets to put away the tight clothes and replenish their wardrobes with duds ready for fall and winter weather. It’s fast approaching us in our new neighborhood. We’re expecting 6 feet by the beginning of November.

Thrifty: Leather Kicks


I took the kids to the thrift store yesterday while we were down the mountain. It’s been about 2 months since I stepped into a thrift store, and I’ve missed the thrill of the hunt. I’m feeling a bit rusty, too. How does that work?

I still found some great deals. I bought Penelope some practically never-been-worn soccer cleats and felix some brand, spanking new leather stride rites. These shoes aren’t much to look at design wise, but they’re well made and they provide great support for helping him walk.

This little dude is now 17 months. I can’t believe it. He still seems like a baby to me with his continued love for cuddling and lack of motivation to walk. It’s hard not to get frustrated that he’s not developing as quickly as I would like, but I’ve got to enjoy each phase while it lasts. I know he won’t want to cuddle with me forever.

Similar: vintage blue oxfordsvintage brown Stride Riteshandmade tan loafers

DIY: The Studio


Over the weekend I worked my tail off painting the office/studio white. It was originally a buttercup yellow, which didn’t jive well with my plans for being the computer/photography studio. It was a ton of work, but I’m really happy with the room! I have yet to really organize it and make it look pretty, but I thought I would share with you what I did.

Maybe you can do something similar, too?

I just used a basic bright white (no pigments added) for the paint in a satin finish. Come to think of it, I probably could have gone for a semi-gloss, but what’s done is done. With the white paint already on the walls, it took all of two seconds and $10 to create a virtually seamless white studio.

I realized that the corner of the room was really going to be the best place I’ll have in the room (and the house) for lighting and space for a permanent photo backdrop, so I set out to buy some plywood and paint it white for a little platform. Lo and behold, while I was browsing Ikea’s As Is department, I came across their corner table top in white. It’s a much warmer white than I’ve used on the walls, but for $10, my work was done! I may recover this thing with a white vinyl in the future, but for now, it works.

Now I’m just struggling to get my dual monitors to have the same white balance. It’s incredibly hard to process my photos with the screens so different from one another. I’ve spent hours trying to calibrate them to be exactly the same, but my iMac’s screen is natively darker and warmer than the LED monitor. Chris doesn’t notice, but it’s a crazy difference to me. I need to get over it though.

I also had a heck of a time trying to get Felix to sit still for more than half a second so I could snap a couple shots of these adorable kiddos. Finally a little Mac plug kept him occupied enough. Penelope was accommodating, though.

I’ve been through so many different photography backgrounds in the last two years!! Let’s see what we’ve had:

  1. Ugly closet doors.
  2. White curtains on a rod.
  3. Grey yardage sewn to a curtain rod.
  4. White unprinted vinyl tethered to the ceiling.
  5. White walls and a white faux floor.

I think that last one should do the trick. I hope.


Thrifty: Felix’s Striped Romper


Here’s another thrift store find I picked up for a couple bucks way back when Felix was a wee one. He still looks like a wee one to me, even though he’s nearing 16 months.

The green stripes just scream summer. I’m really loving this particular shade of green. I’m thinking of incorporating it in my home decor.

Penelope looks so grown up in this picture. Completely annoyed at Felix and his hair-pulling antics. 

She still loves him, though.

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  • romper: thrifted


Thrifty: Felix the Train Engineer


Sadly I didn’t get any photos of Felix wearing this outfit yesterday, but it sure is cute.

I like to call it his train engineer outfit, but I guess it’s more of a race car outfit because of the patch. I scored this lovely denim romper for $2. That’s right. A steal of a deal, in my opinion.

So tell me, have you scored any fun finds? I’d love to hear!

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