Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wouldn't this be fun for the bride to be?
or sexy cupcakes?
Did I mention the prices are great?
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
First, make a sign! And thanks to Cindy at Skip to my Lou. You can make this cute sign in about 2 minutes.
You can download Cindy's sign here.
Once you have downloaded ...... print the sign out. I just used plain white typing paper.
I then cut off the white edges and applied spray adhesive to fuse the sign to purple cardstock. Next - fold in half.
I then cut along the dotted line, following it to the circle. Continue to cut out the circle (this is necessary so that the sign can hang from the door knob).
I embellished mine with purple, orange and green ribbons.
Once your sign is complete.......gather up some goodies and assemble.
As soon as it gets dark out. Place your package at the "lucky" receipents door........ring the doorbell and run!!!!
The person who has been "booed" turns around the sign to announce that they have been hit by the halloween ghost (instructions are on the sign).......and then it is their turn to "boo" two more people.
Have fun!!! And thanks Cindy for the cute door hanger - much cuter than the xerox copy of a ghost that has been floating around my neighborhood for the past 6 years!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Happy 16th Birthday to my son Michael.........!!! Hope you enjoyed the cake created by your little sisters.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Today I scoured the Salvation Army for whatever I could find.........and I found her. They didn't want to sell her to me, they said she was a store display (c'mon a store display in the salvation army???) . She is so perfectly worn out that her head droops down into a very scary postion. I had to have her so I worked on them and they finally agreed..... an incredibly creepy old lady to spook out my guests. I named her Gertie ~ short of course, for Gertrude.
Now, I am trying to think of subtle way to incorporate her into my spooky mansion. any suggestions?
Until then, I would like to introduce you to Gertie.........
Monday, September 7, 2009
These spectacular spooky potion labels are available here.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The kids can't wait for this annual outing.
Now that they are a little older, my husband, who apparently doesn't mind long lines, and having his face pulled back on a terrorizing (I mean thrilling) ride that brings up the days greasy fly infested lunch and then abruptly drops his heart into his knickers loves amusment parks. Therefore, he willingly takes the children on his own. Leaving me with a peaceful day all my own....in other words, my day off.
Yipee for all of us.
I also find it remarkably appropriate that my day off always occurs sometime during the Labor Day weekend. I have unofficially declared this holiday my holiday around here! Afterall, it was I that was in "labor" 6 times, thus creating this family! right?
The door just closed and the car is pulling out of the driveway. I am laying back in bed wondering what I shall do today. Last year I did this:
Today, on the other hand I have no plans. I have 100 things roaming through my mind, shopping, cleaning, organizing, getting things ready for back to school, crafting, manicure, going to the pool ALONE, making (and attempting to can) homemade salsa.......hmmm, what shall a girl do?
At the moment I am laying in bed with my laptop ~ blogging (duh!) ... did I mention I like morning naps? So until I decide....I think I will catch a quick nap.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Not tonight. Tonight is the night before we send our oldest daughter off to college. Although, she is out with her friends and we could have snuck away ~ I just didn't feel like it.
Oh YES. My daughter and I have had some "rough" teenage years. I thought that might make this moment a bit easier, but guess what? It doesn't. I am so sad that she is leaving tomorrow. I just can't believe that 18 years could have gone by so quickly.
I am both excited and nervous for her. It brings back my own memories of when I went away to college. I remember my parents pulling away and the tears rolling down my face. In one minutes time, they were gone and I was left on my own. My saving grace was that my best friend who I had grown up with my entire life was right there with me - my roommate. I was not really alone.
Unfortunately, my daughter doesn't have that. She is going to meet her roommate tomorrow when they move in together. Complete strangers, from totally different backgrounds. I worry that they may not get along - I worry that she may need me to help get her books, to rearrange her schedule before classes start. What if she needs a notebook, a pencil, a toothbrush? What if she is so scared and lonely? so many What if's..... and so many worries.
Part of me thinks my job is done, but I know a parent's job is never done. It is just a new phase ~ an ending and a beginning. One I will face when I wake up tomorrow morning!
Good Luck at Michigan State Brianna We love you and we will always be here whenever you need us!!!