Friday, September 11, 2009

Halloween Party Ideas.

I am having a Halloween Party - the theme is Haunted Mansion. I am going to transform my entire home into a haunted spooky mansion. I think my guest list will reach at least 60 (adults only) YIKES!!!

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?

actually I would love to hear any of your ideas to help make my haunted mansion party a success!

Until then, I would like to introduce you to Gertie.........

and check out those shoes.....

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Halloween Queen

Love this !!!

Today I discovered this wonderful blog!!! I am now ready to start decorting for halloween using this blog as my inspiration..........I think that Vanessa is the Queen of Halloween.

These spectacular spooky potion labels are available here.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mom's "Labor" Day Off

Once a year my husband takes the kids to Cedar Point.
I despise amusement parks!

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 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.
Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on what this girl did (or didn't) do on her day off!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spicen things up in the kitchen!

Have you ever felt as if you were making the same meal over and over and over again? That is how I have been feeling lately.
I think I need to spice things up in the kitchen! No, not that kind of spicen up.
What I mean, is I need some good easy and fast recipes for my family! If anyone wants to share one or two recipes with me I would be so so so grateful and so would my family.

About Me

I have been very happily married to my "kindergarten sweetheart" for 20 years............well we actually didn't start dating until we were in our 20's...... Together we have 6 wonderful children. They are 17, 16, 15, 14, 10 and 8. Although, we have moved around often, I am hopeful that we are now settled back home in Michigan.