Friday, September 25, 2009

Seasons of change

Now that fall is officially here, I start getting emails with decor ideas and awesome recipes and it makes me all giddy. I love the holidays. James pokes fun at me because with every holiday, I claim it as my "favorite". He told me recently that they are all my favorite. I can't help it. I love family and I love getting together and to me, that's what the holidays are all about. First up is Halloween. I love Halloween. I think it's a blast to get to dress up as some one else for an evening and go to carnivals and play fun games. If I had the time, and of course the money, my house would look like something out of a Martha Stewart catalog to represent each holiday. Maybe someday, but for now I'll just show you some of the super cute Halloween ideas I've seen

I love to see beautiful and elegant Halloween displays, but for now, I'm really drawn to the kid-friendly ones. I do love this silhouette tree though. I think it's very elegant. I've thought about doing silhouette portraits for our bedroom, now I may have the perfect craft to jump start it !

If you'd like to see some very elaborate decorations, check out Grandin Road . Pricey, but amazing.

This year I'm hoping to have a little Halloween party for the kiddos before we head to the church carnival, but it's up in the air because of work. So, we shall see. I know some people are against Halloween, but to me it's a boat load of fun and I can never remember a time when I didn't dress up. Do you have any Halloween traditions ? I'd love to hear them and maybe get some ideas for myself !


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Minnie party

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Today was my nieces birthday and she had a Minnie Mouse party. I had lots of fun making this cake and the cupcake toppers. Minnie Mouse is just too cute, so it makes it lots of fun! Thanks for looking !!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sneak peek

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It's 9:15, everyone is asleep, and I'm working on a little something for this weekend. I hope it turns out to my liking so I don't scrap them all !

A sweet follow up....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

James 30th birthday

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This past weekend, James turned the big 3-0 and I couldn't let it pass without celebrating. We had a 70's karaoke party and it was a lot of fun. Check out my Flickr for all the pics !

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Seriously ??!!

Being a Texan I've grown up with the myths of the Chupacabra, but thank heavens someone actually caught it !!! I was beginning to worry. ;)
CNN actually ran a story about this and it is a little gross, but I'm's just a poor mangy dog. You can click to watch the video and see for yourself.

The Chupacabra Caught?
by Mike Krumboltz

It really does exist! Maybe! The famed chupacabra has apparently been found, and it's a Texan.
Or at least it was. The beast is now dead, but news of its capture near Blanco, Texas, inspired Bigfoot-sized searches. Lookups on "chupacabra" surged a whopping 571%, and related queries on "
what does chupacabra mean" also roared. (For the record, its rough translation is "goat sucker.") The find also inspired renewed interest in the equally notorious Montauk Monster.
Jerry Ayer, owner of Blanco Taxidermy School, has possession of the
mythical beast's body. According to CNN, the animal was discovered by one of Ayer's students. The student had "placed catch an unidentified animal that had gotten into a family member's barn." Little did the student know the animal in question was (maybe) the chupacabra.
In the
video from CNN (which is pretty gross, so beware), Ayer shows off some of the unusual features of the animal, including abnormally long legs and teeth. It looks a bit like the world's ugliest (and meanest) dog.
Of course, this is hardly the first time someone has claimed to have captured the chupacabra. In years past, brave souls have spotted it in places ranging from Russia to Maine to the Philippines. Often the animal is spotted by folks who conveniently forget to snap a photo.
Not so this time. Ayer says he plans to preserve the animal and then donate it to a local museum so it can be enjoyed by others. As the taxidermist puts it, the beast is "a tremendous conversation piece." Sort of like the Mona Lisa or a really stellar collection of garden gnomes.

Wow, the things that make headlines nowadays.