Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Simple pkg.

Yesterday the kids were bored, so it was time to bring out the stamps! That usually holds their attention for a short while...

Of course I ended up finishing this project by myself! We only get between 10 and 20 kids each Halloween, so we wrapped up some full size popcorn bags(not fancy-but fun!) and I think I may print some Halloween labels for popcans. (Got the boot at Winners last year for a song!)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Happy Halloween! Just a short post, because, as usual, I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off (nice halloween image) trying to get things finished up before the weekend! Here's the spider I painted in the stairwell to our rec room. It needs to be painted anyway, so I thought I'd paint 'Boris' right on the wall and I can paint over him after Halloween. Although I can forsee a Christmas spider in my future! That's just the way we roll...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fuzzy Spiders!

These are the lollipop spiders we did last week. We got all the supplies at the local dollar store!

We just twisted the pipe cleaners around the stem of the lollipop and bent knees and feet into them, Then we glued on some googly eyes and Voila! Sweet spiders!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Witches Wing-Ding

The plans are in the works-this year it's going to be held at my cousin(and friend's) big Dutch colonial style house. It's a girls night in with witch's costumes! An after supper appetizer/drinks fun time! We decided on e-invitations from smilebox. I can't wait to see how the spell unfolds...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LTD Harvest catalog is available; although I've never ordered anything, I thought these wee pretty cool! If I ever decide to try papier mache, these could inspire some cool ideas!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I found these on sale at Winners and thought they might help me get some 'Boo'ing done this Halloween! Now I'm on the lookout for a great popcorn recipe!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Just a word to the wise-use good quality sandwich bags or small freezer bags to decorate your cookies! The sides popped out of not one but two bags as I was piping the spirals on our spiderweb cookies! LOL! They just became chocolate blob cookies-just as tasty! However, I'm glad it wasn't really Halloween and these needed to be done!

Monday, May 31, 2010

A Great Pumpkin Day in May!

I really want a pumpkin patch!! It's not really priority with everything else going on here! But...

I planted sunflowers and the crows ate them! I think if I arch some chicken wire over them they won't be able to get to them. It will also keep the cats out of the bed! I'll see if DH can pick some up for me. Here's a helpful video from youtube.

What I need to get started
  • compost
  • seeds
  • chickenwire

I'd love to have a rototiller, but it's going to have to be womanpower!