Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Boo! One of my Sunday finds..$1.00!

Sadly, Starburst joined other fair fish in fish heaven. My son took it hard. He's so compassionate and empathetic. We placed him in a box and buried him in the yard.
Pink and Aqua Halloween?

I had these birdies hanging around from the tea party, so I bought some nests, painted them aqua and placed them in a pink vase. Now the birds have a more stable home.

I added a few white pumpkins...


Definitely NOT spooky.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Come ye thankful people, come/ Raise
the song of Harvest-home..."
--Henry Alford






Chocolate seduction







Candy ...




of...





the...





day...







Hershey's ...











chocolate...












kisses...














with...













marshmallow...



creme...

Indulge!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Creepy


Here's Melvin, one of my creepy creatures I've been working on. I need to design his clothes, but here's a sneak peak.






Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's raining...it's pouring...with thunder... a very gray Saturday...
I'm taking advantage of the gloomy weather and working on some creepy clay creatures.
Last night we went to a local fair...where I ate yummy butterfly chips...hot thin slices of potatoes with cheese sauce.
*picture from Google images
My youngest son played lots of fair games... like this one...


* picture from Google images


Meet Starburst, my son's new fair fish.








Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pixie Pumpkin
Autumn color makes me want to smile from ear to ear!

Proud moment


My daughter was inducted into The National Honor Society last night. Our school is very selective. Students must demonstrate scholarship, service, leadership and character. We were quite proud of her accomplishment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One more update: You have one last chance to participate in the benefit. The benefit will continue on Friday, September 26 at 10:00 Pacific Time.

Update: The sale will continue tomorrow at 10am. (Pacific Time) The items went quickly and the hostess decided to add the remaining items all at once tomorrow.


Go here to help the Nielson family.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Caramel apple fudge

Mondays need a little something special...don't you think?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wildflowers

If you take the time and look close enough...you can find beauty everywhere. These are growing along the road near my home.






Sunday stroll

The best thing about Sunday antiquing is that you get to spend a whole morning and afternoon strolling outside on a beautiful Fall day... talking to people, sharing interests... on the hunt for that special treasure... there was even a fire burning in the outdoor fireplace today!

...and you can pick up treasures for very little money. (even less if you are good at bargaining...which I'm very slowly learning) Look what I found for a total of $10.00. (I didn't even bargain..it doesn't come easy for me, especially with these prices...but most people do)


A rose compact for my collection $4.00

A star burst pin...$4.00


A lily of the valley pin...$2.00

You can't beat that for several hours of entertainment and value.




Friday, September 19, 2008

Football Friday

There's a home football game tonight...


just enough time for quick sandwiches, potato salad...

hot spiced cider...


silly straws...

Cheese and mustard...veggies and dip...

and cupcakes...



An apple a day

You know Fall has arrived when you start to see caramel apples!
I love fall...cool mornings and evenings, the leaves turning colors, wearing sweaters, the smell of wood and burning leaves, orange pumpkins, gourds and Fair season..which to me means...plenty of fair food!! We've already gone to one local fair, but we've got plenty more coming up. There are so many celebrations in the Fall...so many opportunities to make wonderful memories. So many family traditions...lots of warmth all around...like the way hot chocolate with extra marshmallow feels in your belly...
and...I'm so excited.....
I'm unpacking the Halloween decorations!
Fall ...you make me feel all cozy inside.
Happy Friday everyone!
How are you enjoying your Fall days?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pirate treasure

I was looking through scrapbooks today and came across this photo of my youngest son. It was taken at his brother's 4th birthday party. We had a pirate theme at a local children's museum.
Ten years have gone by in the blink of an eye.


Don't you wish childhood could last forever.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mermaid


My Inspiration








I got this bracelet in a shop on the cruise ship back in July. It inspired me to paint this...








Home long enough

Okay...I miss this...


and this...sigh...


and I really miss this...

and this...

Take me back here...

please...

pretty, pretty please.

Find a way

Find a way
a path will take you there...or make your own