Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ornament Exchange

Christmas ornament exchange
YOU TOO can sign up for this!!
go here
Through out the years, I used to participate in ornament exchanges. It brings back GREAT memories....... so I just had to sign up. It makes me feel young again! It makes me feel a little sparkle that the Christmas season is upon us.

YOU TOO can feel the magic of Christmas.. It's just round the corner ya know!
hurry the deadline is Nov 1st.
just do it.
thank you Carrie

Happy Halloween

my blog friend Joan over at Anything Fits a Naked Man KNOWS these guys, so frankly she's famous by association! ha

Its a short little HAPPY HALLOWEEN! to you

Friday, October 29, 2010

Food Fun Friday- Monster Munch

I was given a gift of Monster Munch a couple of weeks ago. One taste is all it took!!
I TOO need to give gifts of Monster Munch, mean I don't need to eat it, I'm eating healthy, right??

Monster Munch
1/2-2/3 C unpopped popcorn
1 pkg Almond Bark
1 C Reeses Pieces
1 C Candy Corn
1 C peanuts

START out with the biggest bowl in the house, even if you think it is way too big, it won't be!! (my first mistake). Pop the Popcorn. Melt the Almond Bark in the microwave in a microwave save bowl.
In the XXL bowl (not a cookie sheet, my second mistake) pour the melted bark over the popped corn. Add the candy and peanuts (only I didn't add peanuts because I don't like them...ahhh not that I'm eating this... ahhh a lot of people don't like peanuts and might be allergic, yea, that's it.)
you're done.

I'm putting mine in baggies and bringing them to work. (that way it is even-steven for how much you get) Or you could put it in a fancy waxpaper bag with a super-duper cute label for Halloween! (which of course I did but forgot to take a picture!!!)


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blogville-Dreamy Whites

Today let's take a little time for some relaxation and pouring over BEAUTIFUL pictures
over at Dreamy White
She has such a beautiful way of designing and displaying unique items.
and her daughters room is to die for.
mmmmm beautiful, take a minute to relax and enjoy the design beauty
over at Dreamy Whites

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old Life vs New Life

In my old life I was pretty outgoing! (drama major). I love COSTUMES
I loved dressing up.. so Halloween & Costume parties were "My Thing'And my kids ALWAYS had home made costumes... such fun finding and creating costumes! My sister did too (JJ as the grouch below)
ok, Kieri was the one who really like my creative costume ability... didn't you?? come on tell me you did!
This one of "Mermaid and Pearl" won the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Contest!
I still found time to make costumes for me AND for my friends!
and I had some wild friends!!!
ok I look pretty wild too... well I had been dead for years and was visiting from the 'other world'
now my life is pretty (REALLY dull) tame. I don't dress up at all... well I do wear these:
and I am contemplating making this to wear to work Friday:
AHH memories.... creative sweetness.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hurricane Mallory

We have had Hurricane Mallory around here for a good 48 hours. (below is the only time that this little whirly gig was sitting still... SPONGE BOP squarepants, Thank you!)
We watched cartoons, we made pumpkins, we made bats (lots of bats...
we went to McDonald's and played on the playground for over an hour (and had to be Super Bribed to leave!) we undecorated all the spooky skeletons and spiders, we went to Costco, we ate lots of sugar!!!!! (that deserves 5 !) we stayed up late watching a "spooky" Disney movie, we played with all the toys in the house, no mater for what age group they were... we went to church, we terrorized Elliot the dog, we posed for pictures...
We are exhausted and need AN
and since that won't happens, we'll just have a Chai tea and trudge back to work!
All in All it was fun, exhausting and eye opening and such, but FUN!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Food Fun Friday-Creamy Pumpkin Gingerbread

Creamy Pumpkin Gingerbread

1 package of gingerbread cake mix
2 small packages of vanilla instant pudding
1 and 1/3 cups of milk
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 8 oz container of cool whip

Mix gingerbread according to directions on package. Put in a 9X13 inch greased pan and bake 20-25 minutes. In another large bowl mix pudding and milk. Add pumpkin and spices. Fold in cool whip. Spread over completely cooled cake. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving or overnight. When serving top with whipping cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

you can find this recipe here

and yes, yes, yes, I know I said I was trying to eat healthy and stop the sugar. so sad that I did not, was not able to ignore this wonderful recipe for pumpkin... and MAN o MAN is it easy.... and I have all the supplies sigh there's always tomorrow

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bloggville- It's a three-fer- I, crafts..printables

Today is all about SHARING
I am sharing with you my BIG BIG find. These three sites give you the best of what is out there in blogland! and sometimes when you check into the site that has these cool ideas.. well sometimes you find a friend, or a blog that you love to return to!
There are three new sites about sharing:
The first is I share crafts -here
just look at all the fun crafty stuff.
and this
and these
and this... no wait this belongs to the great site #2
but there is this idea..
NOW the second site is I share printables - here
oh baby, there are such cute things that generous people SHARE with YOU and ME
the printable labels are just great!
and the third site is I Share Fun Food- here
just look at this fun food
and these sites are always being added to too...
It's almost like you don't need to go anywhere else for your creative energy, hahaha good one. But at lease you know you'll always have a page or two of great ideas at your finger tips. pardon me while I go save these in my favorites!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you.

... when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Maryanne Williamson

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Christmas obsession

I just love making wreaths out of old Christmas ornaments
I just keep making them and making them
and I've already given everyone I know a wreath- and they are extremely hard to mail because they are so big and fragile.
yep this is how I spend a couple of evenings a week..
just had to share

Monday, October 18, 2010

Baby Shower for the soon to be Mama

This was the first shower I've ever given! But as old as I am I've been to enough of them to have a pretty good idea about what goes on... gabbing and eating and presents and laughing. Oh and don't forget all the advice and horror stories to the mother to be!!
Lots of yummy food! Fun Diaper cake! Pinwheels and Pompoms
And the famous DELISH cookies, and lovely to look at too!
Here she is the mama to be...holding the plate on her big tummy!
Lots of good friends and lots of fun!
and gifts too! quack quack
ummm something tells me she likes the box!
and whats inside too!
"so you give the baby a bath on a frog?"
Finnley joined us and kept us all entertained.
Finnley and friend, not his mama, but Sarah who helped me give the shower and a SOON TO BE BRIDE!!!! won't she make a beautiful bride!