Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Is it just me, or is it getting spooky in here?

I feel like I've been gone so long!
We decorated for Halloween,
(I'm loving all of the stuff I got on sale, AFTER Halloween last year!)

 I was also able to finish two spooky projects!

1. A Pumpkin Door Wreath
made from paper clips and a wire hanger.
(I kind of sound like Macgyver or something.)

and  2. An adorable Paper Bag Pumpkin.
(That was actually pumpkin-napped but then thankfully returned...)

I will be posting both of those this week .

Here are some of our inside decorations.

Isn't the blood dripping down our pictures scary?  I love it.
Kitchen towels.
I adore these shrunken heads!
It reminds me of the shrunken head guy from Beetlejuice. Such a great movie!
FYI- Those stickers rip apart easy....
Gotta have my Peanuts!!
The Great Pumpkin is my favorite Halloween movie.
Here is Moe from the three stooges my son, helping me with decorations. lol

Friday, September 24, 2010

Our new friend, the dancing green bug.

Here are some pictures of the 
coolest bug we ever knew.

While we were eating lunch at the Phoenix Zoo, I saw this cool little guy.
Ryan named him Jiminy Cricket.
(I don't really have a clue what he is,
I don't know if it really is a cricket though...)
He was incredibly friendly for a little bug.
He even danced for us.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How To: Get Egg Out of Carpet

I interrupt this blog for an
 Oh My Gosh Moment!

Oh Nooo.......
When he started opening the fridge, I thought about buying one of those child locks for it.
And then, I thought that's silly. What a waste of money!
He really should know better.  (Key-word *should*)

After screaming "Get out of the fridge" a bazillion times, numerous time-outs,
and attempting to taping the fridge shut. This is what it has come to....

I think it's time to hold up the white mommy flag, and buy the dumb thing.

Do you know how hard it is to clean egg out of carpet?!

I bet now you're wondering how you do it....

: : : : : : : : : : TRY THIS: : : : : : : : : :

Using a brush and a mild sudsy ammonia water,
 scrub the area,
 -Be sure to get the solution deep into the fibers.-

Scrub the area out good,
 then rinse it thoroughly with warm water
 that has a teaspoon of fabric softener added to it.

 Dry the area very well with a towel or heavy cloth.

 When it's completely dry,
 vacuum the area to finish the cleanup.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Monday! (Free Hanging Art!)

Here is a picture
I have hanging in my office.

It makes me happy to walk in there and see it.
An affirmation almost.

Would you believe me if I said
It was originally a
Winter frame and a gift bag?
It's true.

Here's how you can
 turn a gift bag into a
new piece of FREE artwork!

Aren't all of these bags beautiful?!
Any bag will work- whatever inspires you.

Gift bags are something I ALWAYS keep.
If anyone has ever given me or my family a gift,
chances are it's in here or it's been reused.
I cannot stand wasting these bags!
It's a way to save money, recycle,
and now you can even make art out of them.

Once you have the bag/ design you want to hang,
Pick out a frame that will fit the image/design.

You can measure it out by tracing along the
outside of the glass
 or the side of the frame.

**Make sure you do not trace on the design side.
(You don't want your measurements
 showing on your design.)

**Also make sure you leave an extra inch or so
 when making the first cut.
You can always trim the sides down.
(If you have an exacto knife-
that would work great.)
The frame I picked is silver
with a holiday picture inside that says PEACE.
I really didn't want to mess up
 the design under the glass,
so I just put mine on top.
If you have a frame that is easy to take apart-
 feel free to put the design under the glass.

If you decide to put it on top of the glass,
You can just use tape in the corners.

And There you go!
New Artwork for free!

This is something that is also very easy
 to change out for different holidays.
And, great for last minute decorating!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hello! This is a Blog Update!

As you may have noticed,
I've started to make my Fall/ Halloween
 theme transition!
I don't care if it's still September.
If Walmart can do it.... So can I.

I love Halloween!
Almost as much as I love cupcakes.
That's sayin a lot.
It's just such a fun holiday.

I've decided to "dress up"- my blog
in a different costume each week.
(Only in my blog header-
in real life that would get expensive...)
This week I'm a Mummy!!
Get it?!

Every Friday, until Halloween; 
there will be a new costume
 so check back to see what I dress up as.

When do you start decorating
 for fall/ Halloween??

I thought I would do a rewind of last year.
::My Sweet Boy - 1 year ago::



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