Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkins... The Universal Language of Halloween


What is it about Pumpkin Carving that brings people of all ages together on Halloween?
It's certinaly not a super pleasant thing to do - it's hard, it's slimy and yet, every year I'm totally drawn to finding the best one, and then picking out the perfect thing to carve it into.



People of all ages and backgrounds seem to get into this, and It makes me smile.
What's your favorite thing about carving a pumpkin?





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charlie Brown Roll Call...


Okay - I wanna know... who's watched it??? And What's your favorite part?


Mine is when Sally Brown yells "YOU OWE ME RESTITUTION"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Haunted Mantle


Here's my favorite spot in our house. I posted about it on Wednesday but this afternoon I was able to take a few photos of it in better detail.

All of the houses are from the Lemax Spookytown collection ranging from 2008 to 2012.














Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Outside Decorations


Now that our pumpkins are home safe and sound, I took the opportunity at dusk last week to take photos of our place all lit up, and my doggy all costumed up! 



He's such a ham / good sport. This evening he wasn't super thrilled about the photos this year!






So, I gave up on getting him to sit still / pose, and just took pictures of how awesome our outside lights look!






Home Sweet Home Indeed!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Decoration Idea - Floating Witch Hat


I snagged this decoration idea from www.brooklynlimestone.com and their ideas are stellar!
Funny as it sounds, it was actually kind of hard to find 3, plain black witches hats. Everyone these days wants to make them fancy with feather boa's, and sparkles. Have you EVER seen a witch wear sparkles? Ugh! But... I am headed to Wal-Mart today and they SAY they have them online, so I'm hoping to pick up the hats in store and make this idea come to life! Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bat Swarm

This is probably one of my most favorite "DIY" projects that I executed this year!


I took the print out off of Google Image Search... and added my own interpretation.


I used this template for the shape of the bats. I folded one black sheet of paper in half (the Hot dog way) and then put the middle of the bat toward the crease. that way, when I cut it out, it gave me one full bat with a crease down the middle when I was done.

 I cut out 45 Bats total for my look, but you could do more/less depending on what size of wall you're covering, or what you want to do with them. I kept growing my swarm because I had them left, and I didn't want to throw any away, or move them to a different wall, but I really like the way it turned out.
 
The Instructions are to make a "Mobile" or to "Hang" the bats... but I just really liked the shape of these ones, so I cut out several of each size, and used a little "Quake Hold" or poster putty to affix the bats to the wall in a 3D type manor.
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Patch!


We've made it a kind of "Family Tradition" for us to head to the Pumpkin Patch with Gene, Christina and the kids. It's been a lot of fun building the memories, and this year was super fun because both were curious and excited to be there!

Demitra is 3 and Lucas is 2. They are both so much fun!

Lucas wasn't in a super smiley mood, but he kept calling every pumpkin "Ball".  Demitra was convinced every green pumpkin either looked like a watermelon OR was an "Ariel" pumpkin.

Love the imagination of Kids.












































Mr Spooky-Scary and I headed home with 4 pumpkins total... 2 big and 2 little. 

Can't wait to carve them!