Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Humor

(this one is my favorite... if you know me, you know why!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shreveport, LA Trip

My best friend, Kara, wanted to go to Shreveport, LA for her birthday. She lives in Longview, TX so the drive to Shreveport isn’t that long… unfortunately my navigator, Brandon, decided to get us lost about 100 times with his so-called ‘short cuts’ which put us in for a 5 hour drive… all I have to say is thank goodness for iPhones! Otherwise I have a feeling we would still be driving around!!

Here are some of my favorite pics!!
the group at an awesome Mexican Restaurant called Superior

The girls! (Vanessa, Kari, Me, Kara)

On the Boardwalk in Shreveport! (Vanessa, Kara, Me)With my best friend!On the way there, we stopped at a Subway for dinner – my total came to $7.77 – which I took as a sign I should definitely gamble! Thank goodness I did!! I came back a couple hundred more in my pocket :) all on black jack – go me!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Vito Bragging

When I went to HH with some fellow bloggers, Stephanie at Just the 2 of Us! surprised me with this cute Halloween bandanna for Vito!!
At first he wasn't so sure about what it was...
But then he got used to it :)
And it is finally cold enough for Vito to start wearing clothes again!! I think this shirt suits him perfectly!
And look how I transformed this picture using a really cool app from my iPhone!!!

See why this little boy has captured my heart?!?!?

Don't forget to carve those pumpkins!! CLICK HERE for the link!! Good Luck!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pinkalicious Cupcakes!

Karys LOVES cupcakes just about as much as she loves the color Pink! I promised her we would make cupcakes together, and she wanted to make sure we made 'Pinkalicious Cupcakes.' Could this little child get any more adorable?
Working Hard! Sweet Smile

It's pure joy in that face - she loves her sprinkles too!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Don't Forget about the Pumpin Carving Contest!!
CLICK HERE for the entry rules & GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Relaxing Day...

Today I am taking a Personal Day – I had some vacation I needed to use, and I wanted some much needed rest… and then I started thinking about all the things I could get accomplished today… so I made myself a To-Do List for my ‘relaxing day’ because it seems that I have to constantly be doing SOMETHING…

* Massage
*Post Office (drop something off and pick something up)
*Fabric Store (lots of small items to pick up)
*Finish Sewing Halloween Costume
*Buy New Shoes (apparently I am very tough on shoes because I ruin them REALLY fast!)

I will hopefully complete all or most of my tasks… especially the first one :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Curtains, and Painting, and Sewing. Oh My!

This project started a couple of weeks ago, when I decided to hang curtains in my dining room. I had some pretty scarves, and thought they would go good - but then they came out looking like this... I hated it. I thought it looked too 'old' for me... So I went for a different 'clean' look and now I love it! I follow a VERY Creative blogger at Beneath my Heart where she transformed a drop cloth into curtains. Being that I just started sewing, I thought I could handle that! First, I had to paint my old rods... this process took the longest because I had limited room on my patio and it kept raining..
The different colored poles...
I bought this textured spray paint which worked great! This is the drop cloth I bought... The Home Depot guy thought I was a little weird... but just wait until you see the final project!! I had to wash, dry, and iron the drop cloths before I started the sewing, and I had to steam them A LOT because they are so thick...
I made the top!! I was very pleased with the way it came out - and how easy it was!
And then I hemmed the bottom... Because I re-used items I already had, I only had to purchase the drop cloths and the spray paint. So for around $60.00, I was able to hang curtains in my living room and dining room! YAY me!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

It’s that time again!!!

My 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!!!

So head to the Pumpkin Patch, Grab a Pumpkin, break out your tools, and show off those carving skills!!! (And I will also enjoy roasted pumpkin seeds! Yum!!)

1. Email the pictures of your pumpkin to me ( no later than OCTOBER 26th, 2009!!
2. Include THREE pictures: Just your pumpkin (not lit up), Just your pumpkin lit up at night (this can be a little tricky!), and one of you and your pumpkin.

This is a CONTEST, so of course the winner, who will be announced on HALLOWEEN, will receive a PRIZE!!!