Still a few more things to do...

~~~~Yesterday I hosted a Halloween Crop party at my house, but do to the fires and some stomach virus floating around, only 1 person showed which was fine with me cause the day was mine to work on crafts regardless. We feasted on Stouffers chicken enchilada, ruffles with salsa and dip and some delish' desserts she picked up from a gourmet bakery.

~ We watched "The Blair Witch", "Creep Show" and a little bit of "Signs" With the exception of creep show which is fun along with a few other movies of that nature that I own, I personally get a better thrill on the movies that freak out my mentality.


Spooky Treats

~Since it's almost Halloween, I wanted to share with you some of the treats I'll be conjuring up for Halloween. They are not only fun and easy to make, but will leave your guest asking for more!



Card making and stuff....

~ Our home is safe from the fires but not from the smoke! We are fairly close to Camp Pendleton's fire and it's just awful! The sky is orange. We are staying in the with air conditioner on auto and 2 air purifiers running.
~As you may have read earlier, I went to my Mom's in Borrego Springs for a visit with Dyllan on Sat, and came home on Monday. During the stay, the only time the tv was on was to play Dyllan's Dvd's. And plus the air was fantastic in the desert, blue skies with lots of wind. We had no clue to what was going on in California until Monday. All the normal ways out of Borrego were closed or on fire. I ended up adding 2 hrs onto my already 2 hr drive to take the "back" way out of Salton Sea and Palm Springs route. I will post pic's from this visit soon.


Wax coated Autumn leaves

~It's here, today's the day and I'm very excited!
I'm also buzzing because tonight Dyllan and I are following our 3rd year tradition of the both of us dressing up in our costumes and meeting friends at Disney CA Adventure Halloween bash! It's a lot of fun and something I look forward to every year!


Halloween Greetings To You

~~~~~ Every Year my decorating for Halloween changes, specially now that we have a 3 year old boy who gets "spooked" as easily as he can destroy things with the touch of a finger. So sadly I did not go "all-out" this year and kept things simple. After Halloween, I'll post some pics from dress up to lit decorations and also some glimpse of the past!

Hard to see unless you click on it, I saw this "somewhere" and used CD's as templates onto cereal boxes. Stamped the letters and then added glitter.

Halloween Hat Swap

~~~ This is the Halloween Hat I made for Cathy Nash of Tadpoles and Teacups!

~ I applied fabric scraps and buttons around the brim with sewing and fabric glue. added ribbon and a spider on the top. Glitz-ed up the hat a little gold glimmer mist, made a double size rosette and sewed a packing tape transferred image to sheet music

These are what I received from Cathy!
The little one with the cat is for Dyllan-how sweet! and she says the inspiration for the other one came from my crowns.
I love them both!

Seems so long ago

Having a better day today and am in the process of finishing up on past due projects plus a multitude of blog post. Here's one from a friend that would be fun for everyone to play along!


Never again

~It's been a busy couple of days and I apologize for not uploading some promised pics of current projects. I will do it soon.

~ Last Sunday I hosted a crop at my house through my group West Coast Croppers.
For $5, I taught the girls how to make 4 Halloween cones using vintage wall papers, clip art and the rosette trick.

Things I learned from this demo:
1.There will always be the one who does something first then ask how to later,,,(pouring a pile of glitter then asking later if it's too much)


Going to D-land today!

~~~We were supposed to go last Monday but I forgot about the Holiday. So the only other day I could manage was today. Brian is coming home from Chicago tonight so Dyllan and I will be meeting my Father-in law Jim there at opening times. This will be the 1st time in 5 years that I'll be at the park when it opens. Only cause the winter hours open at 10:00am instead of summer 8:00am. A little more doable.
~~~I plan on leaving the park no later than 2:00pm so Dyllan can get a nap in and I can finish sprucing up the house before Brian gets back (late). In the meantime, I picked up a disposable camera, the good quality kind with a flash from grocery shopping. I'll call it a surprise camera since we wont' see what's been taken until we develop it! I thought it would be a good start for Dyllan and I can let him start his own scrapbook, with safety scissors and all.
~~~I did research on the little kids camera that I'm hearing so much about. Digital, unbreakable. I'll ixnay it till some one one with kids comes out with something better. The pictures are fuzzy and the "delete" button is bright red and huge.
My Halloween and Fall stuff is almost up, I'll take pics inside and out. Got my hat swap goodies from Cathy Nash, will be posting those this week end and will be working on goodies for my drawings all month long.

Have a great day!


Funny Stuff

~Today Dyllan and I went to Walmart for a few things after Pre-school. I kept on trying to go down isles in the store but people were blocking moving spaces with their carts. So finally braving a isle to make a short cut, and only to discover no space to go, again, Dyllan shouts from the cart ( he likes to sit in the big roomy part) "Move people! Move!"

The two ladies looked up and I stumbled a apology as I pushed their carts aside to get through.

I used that rudeness as a consequence to not a get him a "toy" even though I wasn't planning on getting him a toy either way!


Small Bits of Happiness

  • Crisp October Air
  • Dyllan's infectious giggle
  • Cinnamon in my morning coffee
  • Thunderstorms and Lightning
  • Warm fuzzy socks
  • Crunchy fall leaves
  • Hot apple cider
  • Mulling spices on the stove top
  • Family get togethers
  • Disney Land
  • Halloween Decorating
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Lots of Glitter
  • My Muse
  • Crop Parties

Your turn. What makes you happy?


Joyful Noise

~~~~~I originally wanted to post a favorite Autumn poem but could not make up my mind which one to share. I love poetry. I have been writing for as long as I can remember and love re-reading past proses I've written in my youth.


I came across this treasured book and thought it was worth posting. It's poems for 2 voices and a delight to read as well as listen too. Often you get tongue tied which usually ends in laughter from both voices.


Oatman Hotel Ghost Sighting

Happy October! My favorite time of the year! I'm so looking forward to all the fun crafting things to do plus the family fun stuff I do every year with my boys. (Brian & Dyllan)

~~~~ Not for the faint of heart, many of my post(s) will consist of ghostly sightings, like the one below. I will always include interesting facts about the places and am always open to stories.
My dream is to someday make up a book or scrapbook of stories and photo's of these events from friends and my self. Feel free to send me a pic or story if you have any, with your name and place/date of pic.

~~~~~Every year we go to Laughlin, NV, for river fun and historic sight seeing. If the weather is not too un-bearable, we visit the small town of Oatman in AZ.
Wild burros roam the streets, sometimes the miners have mock gun fights. Mostly I like to look at the old buildings and visit the Oatman Hotel where 2 of my favorite movie stars stayed on a regular basis. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Click here for more history on the hotel.


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