Saturday, October 31, 2009
You know how you are all psyched up to go somewhere or do something and then when it doesn't happen, it kind of takes you a little while to move onto something else? That's where I am at right now. Back at home everyone has settled into their own groove. Thing Two is watching a movie, and Thing One is half watching a movie and half playing a game on the laptop. Hubby is putting new brakes on my car. I love having a handy man around the house. I think he is probably saving us a bunch of money on labor costs right now by taking on this project himself.
So I am just kinda floating around at the moment, trying to find my groove again. There are plenty of things I could be doing-laundry, vacuuming, or emptying the dishwasher.
I also have seen 1,452 cute craft projects I'd like to try.
And then there is Thing Two's birthday coming up in a week and I have things to do to get ready for that...
Not to mention that it is Halloween and we will be trick or treating later on...
And the Bruins are on TV this afternoon, so there are plenty of choices.
Now I just have to decide.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is my table center piece. Flowers are fake. Little creatures are paper. The base is a Create in a Vase I found at Ben Franklin. Very cool as it has an insert you can decorate any way you want and use it over and over again. They come in two sizes and would be really cool to decorate with pictures. You cannot burn candles in them. Partylite does make something similar which you can burn real candles in.
I just put some tissue paper in the vase for this.
This is what it looks like disassembled. The smaller round piece fits inside the larger one creating a little space to put decorations of anything that will fit. then the little silvery piece fits on top. These also came in a larger size that was about twice as tall.
These are just some jars of different sizes covered in tissue paper or crepe paper. Added some cute faces and stuck some white lights inside so that they glow.
These are Halloween S'mores. 1 quart jar,1 sleeve of graham crackers crushed,1/3 cup of brown sugar, peeps and 1 1/2 cups of M&Ms. To bake-empty contents of jar, snip peeps into little pieces mix together with 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pat into a greased 8x8 baking dish and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Or you can leave the peeps whole and just lay them on top of the mixture. Remember to include the baking directions if you give these as gifts!
Here is sign I made to hang between the kitchen and living room, though once I hung it up I realized I should have made it two-sided.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
No? How about toasted rubber snake or halloween peeps or magnets??
Just asking because that is what is currently in my toaster oven. Just one of the joys of motherhood, You never know what suprises you might find. I am glad I don't have boys because it would probably have been a real snake in there!
Mr. rubber snake is a leftover from Becca's Indiana Jones party last year which reminds me of all the little plastic spiders I had all over the house for the party. I would randomly find them scattered all over the floor weeks later and at first they would freak me out a little. Then I just got used to it and would pick them up and throw them away. No biggie until the day I went to pick one of the spiders up and it moved!
Yes, it was actually a real spider and it scared the living daylights out of me.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Mackenzie is what some might refer to as a grazer. She eats a little of this and a little of that throughout the day. I am not complaining as most of what she eats is fairly good stuff and she is not nearly as picky as her sister. In fact most of the time I find it quite amusing, especially since she' s nothing but a pint of peanuts.(she has yet to break the 40 pound mark)!
The good thing is that she does appreciate good food and is always willing to help out in the kitchen.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
So I just grabbed one of the catalogs and went to the website listed and put in my order. Everything was fine until I tried to use the discount code on the back of the other catalog. They looked the same so no biggie, right? Wrong! It wouldn't work! After a little frustration I realized that the web address was not the same for both catalogs and was finally able to get the girls costumes ordered with a discount. I am still a little confused and not completely convinced they are two seperate companies, despite the different websites, and yes the websites did look different but still had the same costumes. I imagine this is some kind of clever marketing tool but to me it was just confusing!
Monday, October 05, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
And this one I think would make a perfect little umbrella for a fairy!
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Please also notice the black blob in the lower right hand corner. That is the dog who will insist on trying to fit in that little space with me while attempt to clean.