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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Jack" & Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Here is a picture of our Jack-o-Lantern that we carved out!  He's sitting and waiting for the little goblins who dare to show up at our house on Halloween night!
Seriously though, we never get any trick-or-treaters where we live and we usually are out trick-or-treating ourselves, so we try and do the honor system.....leaving the bowl out with a note, "please take one".....yeah, like that works!
Here's a shot during the day, not too scary....
And if you are interested in a yummy somewhat spicy pumpkin seed recipe, try this one we made last night, mmm-mm!
 Have a safe & fun Halloween. 
Our prayers go out to those who were effected by Hurricane Sandy.
~God Bless~


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thank You

I would like to say thank you to Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies for the wonderful Christmas Mouse I received in the mail , He is Adorable and You so Talented;

And thank you to Brenda at The Rusty Thimble for hosting the Winter Wonderland Giveaway.
I appreciate the win and kind gererosity from both of you - Blessings:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Our family loves pumpkins and we went out this weekend to pick a few!




Happy Pumpkin Pickin'!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sweet Surprise & Spooktacular Fun

I received a sweet surprise in the mail!  It was from Kendra over at The Stone House Primitives.  I won her adorable little cinnamon pumpkins...and let me tell you, they smell soooo wonderful!

Thank you so much Kendra.  They are sitting in with my pumpkin bowl fillers and I can tell by the smiles on their faces that they are enjoying them as well:)
Last weekend we decided to go over to Seaworld's Halloween Spooktacular.  The kids were able to "trick or treat" at various stations.  I took a couple picts and thought I would share.  Some of the costumes and sceneries were beautiful.
We really enjoyed ourselves and the kids had a blast......especially with all the candy they received:)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cute Win & Spooky Candle Project

I have to tell you that I won the cutest giveaway the other day.  It was from Cathy over at Quiltaples.  She selected two winners and I happen to be one of them.  Well look who came flying down to Florida to live at my house.  He is really very sweet:)

Cathy was also kind enough to send along a little pear...I mean the guy needed a snack coming all the way from Maine to Florida...and some wonderful herb tea - love it!!  Thank you so much Cathy and anyone who wants to see some really adorable critters, stop by Cathy's blog:)

My daughter and I, yes she loves to craft with me - which I love, came up with an idea to create some spooky Witches Brew!  She had seen some plain glass bottles with neat labels in the halloween section of a store and asked if we could make some.  I thought it would be neat to grunge up some bottles we had on hand and make them look a little older and spookier.  Here's what we came up with;

We designed our own labels and decided to put some candles in the top.  I then proceeded to dip those in some red wax (she wanted a little blood effect) and added some stained cheesecloth around the necks.
It was pretty simple and fun, and you can actually burn them!  I could have used longer candles but I just had one on hand that I broke to make two.  When they burn down you can just pop in or out what remains and add more.  The dripping wax down the bottle also adds to the effect of the spookiness!
Have a great weekend:)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Wonderful Giveaway!

If you haven't heard yet, Brenda over at The Rusty Thimble is hosting an awesome giveaway;

There will be 24 wonderful prizes with 24 different winners!  Brenda will also be giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to use at any one of the wonderful bloggers shops who are donating!
So if you haven't already joined in on the fun, click on the picture above or on the giveaway image on my sidebar.  Good Luck!!!