Thursday, October 31, 2019

A mini Happy Halloween

Today is the day!
Happy Halloween friends!!

I thought that I would end this awesome month with a miniature Halloween celebration.
Enjoy the party!



Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Halloween.
See you in November!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oh no.. it's almost over.

Oh my goodness...
I can't believe that there are just a few days left of October.
 I'm sorry that I am so behind on the blogging.

I hope that you all have been having a great month.
me...  I have loved every second of it.
There have been so many great days and fun things happening.
There was a big 11th birthday.
The annual girlfriends trip to the pumpkin farm where we over indulge on apple cider donuts and take in the sights while catching up on each others lives.
Always fun!
Of course there have been endless spooky dinners and desserts.

Which by the way,  are beginning to haunt my waist.
Did you notice the cigarettes above?

The are actually white chocolate covered pretzels to celebrate a special anniversary.
 Hooray!! I made it.
October brought many fun days with my family.
 We've had lots of Fall movie nights,  some nice lunch and dinner dates,  shopping adventures and an awesome visit to a local haunt called Legends of the Fog.
The spooky walk and hayride through the corn maze was my favorite!
I laughed so hard and so much that I nearly....
well,  you know.

There has been a daily wacky Halloween themed wardrobe.
New hobbies learned.
chilly days.

And festive nights.

 Yes,  my dear friends. 
It has been a wonderful October.
I am on my way to visit.
Can't wait to see what  you've all been up to.
Have a great new week!!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

so many things - October version

Hi Everyone!
Happy Sunday!
Sorry that I am a bit behind on blogging,
It's been a busy and fun start to October
and I've been having a great time October'ing.

I got my hair cut and colored,
Lost 5 pounds...

And I'm having fun with my wardrobe and nails..
October is definitely my favorite month of the year!!

But why am I telling you..
Y'all already know that! 
My planner layout for next week is going to be a fun one.
It reminds me of an Eye Spy book because there are so many random things.
I got so crazy with the stickers that there is hardly room for plans or pictures.
This is what I am reading this week.
So far it's pretty interesting.
I'm only about 30 pages in..
 which,  in true James Patterson style, 
means that I am probably on chapter 50.

A few more things...
As promised,  Here are some photos of the dining room Halloween decorations.
The theme is Skeleton Dinner Party and it is Spooktacular!
I wish that I could give you the tour in person..
It's pretty amazing.
There are so many tiny details that fill in the spaces..
Sticking with my love of the Eye Spy style,
there are creepy snakes that mingle with beautiful butterflies.
Toads of all sizes, bones and roses filled with eyeballs.
Sparkling spiders, lots of candles,  giant flies and rats wearing hats and jewelry.
It's as random as it gets.
And I can't forget to show you how beautiful the skeletons look.

Don't worry,
They're nice skeletons.
They are super quiet and they don't eat much.
And lastly,  while we're in the dining room...
 Here are a few photos from our family Fall craft night last week.

We had a great time painting pottery bottles and pumpkins.
It is always nice when we can all gather together.
I have so much more to share but I better give you all a break for now.
I'm about to head out for my morning walk ( I'm a little late) and then I'm gonna make a pot of meatless chili with some snake breadsticks. 
Wouldn't be October if I weren't brewing up Halloween concoctions.
Have a great new week everyone!!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

10 random things.

Happy Wednesday.
I felt the need for a random post this morning
so here you go....

I wake up happy.
It's true.  I am the ultimate morning person.
If I wake up in a bad mood... something is really off.
Paul says,  "every morning is like Christmas" because I wake up excited every single day. 

I want to update my blog appearance but the truth is...  I can not remember how to do it. 
  I used to change that polka dot back ground all of the time and for the life of me, 
 I can't figure it out. 
My first blog was an AOL journal that I had to switch to html mode to add photos.  At some point I even had music playing ~  Now,  I can't even figure out how to comment on half of the blogs that I follow.
I've seen hocus Pocus at least 100 times  ~  and although I love the Salem vibe, it's actually not my favorite.  It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown reigns as my favorite Halloween special.
I've painted plenty of Peanut's pumpkins so I figured it was time for a Winifred.
Fake nails. 
My husband is a pinterest addict.  seriously, it cracks me up.
 Of course, you will not find any fall recipes or decorations on his boards.
 He pins "cool shit" like cars and boats.  MEN!! 
I have this one super cozy blogger friend who loves coffee in the afternoon and tea in the evening, who also shares my love for Halloween's Michael Myers and since she sent me this awesome Michael Myers shirt,  I had to take this fun photo shoot while wearing it. 
Note: paddle boarding with rubber on your face is not recommended.
I've been on WW for 2 years and I have not lost weight yet. 
I gained another 15lbs.
 To be fair,  It's not the programs fought.
I take full credit for my bad choices.
While describing my personality to someone, 
 a friend said this about me...
"She loves to decorate and do things like her kids were still little".
While it wasn't derogatory,  it still made me sad.
At what age do we stop having fun for ourselves.
I will never forget..
The year my grandma passed,  she was literally dying and living alone, 
 and yet still managed to set up a Thanksgiving display of pilgrims and Indians on her table.
She was a remarkable human being whom I like to think that I take after.
 Grandma Jean would definitely approve of my Halloween leggings.

In the Fall, 
there is no other choice than festive dishes.

My favorite song is Chasing Cars originally by Snow Patrol
 but my ULTIMATE favorite song is Chasing Cars performed by my youngest daughter Sally.
I've probably listened to her version 1000 times since she made it for me for Christmas.
...  and I've only cried 999 times listening to it.
Cannon is D minor is my 2nd favorite if all time.

Oh and bonus random thought 11.

Since Wednesday is WW meeting and cleaning day,
Today is actually Tuesday and it's time for me to go put on some Halloween leggings and get ready for my lunch date with my hubby. 

Have a great day!!!