I'll allow "pinning" as long as you pull up the post & pin from it for a direct link for others. :-)

31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Halloween in Utah happened yesterday....wonder how many other states do that? If you're taking your little ones trick-or-treating tonight, be safe & have fun! We didn't get out last night - it was too cold and rainy. Just stayed in and had a SpookFest...popcorn, chocolates scrounged out of Mom's she-cave stash {mental note to self: move choccie stash again so the sneakly lil boogers don't find it!}, and scary movies...*sigh* well, as scary as an 8yr old can handle, which translates to Transformers, Harry Potter, & Doctor Who. I didn't mind too much. I'm not a slasher flick kinda gal. I get off on a good psychological thriller or ghost story more than blood n guts.

It's cold, windy, & rainy here again today. I'm pondering...avoiding the washing machine at all costs (sick to death of doing laundry) and FOOD. I woke up ravenous today. I can't decide between a crockpot full of my buffalo chili with homemade cornbread muffins or a mega batch of buffalo shepherd's pie with a crunchy green salad. Decisions, decisions.....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!

30 October 2010

My last Halloween treats for the year

Here are some more Halloween freebies that I just finished stirring up...hope they're tasty enough for ya! (right click, choose open in new tab or window, right click again & save to file)

And now for a little giggle...I just love Tim Hawkins (Christian comedian). This is from his new DVD "Insanitized." He reminds me so much of my kids...must be the ADHD thing they all have in common! Enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!
Images used are from The Graphics Fairy (thank you, Karen!)
Fonts used: A Charmed Font, Alice in Wonderland, Rebuffed

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26 October 2010

Blog candy

Do you love pillows? I mean LOVE them? I do...I've always looked at pillows as an "affordable extravagance." All shapes, all sizes, colors, textures...they're versatile & great for layering or finishing a look. I REALLY love pillows covered in vintage fabrics. Kristine over at The Painted Hive is having a giveaway. She has this gorgeous grain sack with pretty charcoal stripes for a grown-up treat. Giveaway is on the 31st.
Click HERE to enter & good luck! While you're there, have a look around...you might enjoy her blog enough to become a follower...I did.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!

18 October 2010

Blog Candy

Chrissy has a wonderful candy offering that runs till the 31st...click HERE to hurry over & sign up!

17 October 2010

More treats for ya!

Hope everyone is doing well. I've been a bit busy around here with the boys, but I did manage some computer time to play & unwind. Here are a couple of freebies for ya. {right click, open in new window or tab, then right click again & save file to your computer}

Next treats will be Thanksgiving themed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!!

07 October 2010

Blog Candy

My online friend, Maddy, has a wonderful blog candy giveaway going on right now. Her boyfriend, Calv, who happens to be a very talented crafter and another online friend, carved this AMAZING door for you to put in your home for the fairies to come in, play, & leave little gifts (you know how fairies are!). She's leaving the candy open till 22October (my Aidan's birthday) and if you'd like a chance to win this beauty, run over and sign up! While you're there, look around her blog...she's an amazing card maker & her creations in clay are to die for.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!

04 October 2010

Today I'm pondering....(heavy on pix)

Ruffles! I grew away from them for a while, hating the dust they caught, but I find myself inexplicably drawn to them again. I can't explain it. There's just SOMETHING about them...
From ruffled hems ....
To singular ruffled highlights...

A clean ruffled edge...
BABY slips & dresses (OUCH! I think my uterus just twitched)
Even God likes ruffles!

Ruffles on ladies clothes (they're not just for Sunday school dresses any more!)
Different TEXTURES....
Magnolia Pearl's rumpled ruffles (SWOON!)
Sloppy ruffles....
Asymmetrical ruffles...in jersey knit even!
Ruffles in burlap
Tied up in the back like an old corset....*sigh*

Ruffles in your bathroom
Ruffles mixed with embroidery, smocked empire waistlines, and pintucks (can it get any cooler?!?)

Even us chunky girls can get in on the ruffle action now without it making us look like parade floats!

Man, He's got ruffles down pat!

Can't get enough ruffles!
From simple, to shabby, to classy....

Ruffles are EVERYWHERE!
In colors.....
In crisp, clean, refreshing WHITE....


Ruffles and balloon flounces...makes a girl giddy!

Dressing up your table...
Inviting you to slouch....
And relax.

Ruffles are definitely in designers minds' right now. Why am I thinking about them, you ask? Well, I still have to do that funky little window on the south wall of my bedroom. I wanted to do ruffles, but the more I look at them, the more I'm thinking...."pretty, and I love them, but if I want that curtain to OPEN more than halfway, it's gonna be bulky."

So I spent most of yesterday surfing the net, pondering solutions to my small dilemma and I'm still doing ruffles, they're just gonna be low-key on the smaller window. My solution involves....well....I'll give you a HINT (scroll down).

Can you guess? Hopefully, since it's supposed to rain all this week, I won't have a lot of running to do and the men in my house will give me some time to myself to drag out my sewing machine. Then I can SHOW you my solution! Till then, I'll just leave ya guessing! *LOL*

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!

Picture credits: Magnolia Pearl, Google images (search: ruffles), Ruche clothing online

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