Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spider Soup

I'm glad that my family are good sports.
They put up with me pretty well.
When I told my mom about having spiders for dinner she was all in.
Our menu for the night was
Spider Soup
Crunchy Leaves
Swamp Water Juice
It was fun to tear off the spider legs (crescent rolls) to eat with your soup. 
Sipping swamp water juice was very refreshing (limeade & 7 UP).
Everyone ate them. 
Which is better than years past when nobody would touch the bloody fingers I made. 
I wonder why?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paper Bat Wreath

I can't believe it's almost Halloween!
I'm still working on my little guys Flynn Rider costume.  It is almost finished!!!
It's made me neglect posting some more Halloween things we have been doing.  You might see a lot of me the next couple of days while I get caught up!

First off, I wanted to show you a cute wreath I made this year.  I got the idea on Pinterest from here
This is my version.
Isn't it fun!
It's book pages cut with a scalloped circle punch.  It took forever longer than I imagined.  I did get to watch some shows, so that was fun!
I cut the bats with my Silhouette and hot glued them right on. 
Hot glued the ribbon on to hang and was done.  Finally!
And now because I posted about the wreath I can show my Halloween mantle!
We got Harry up again.  The window is new to our home decor this summer.  But everything else I have had for awhile.  I like the black and silver look.  Kind of classic.  At least as classy as you can call Halloween!
Here is my lamp table on the other side of the room. 
Halloween is so much fun!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Candy Corn Fun

Miss. C and I had another nail painting sessions at our house.
We decided we needed sparkles this time!
We broke out all the supplies,
China Glaze nail polish
base and top coat
Then we got down to business.  And patiently waited this time for everything to dry.
I tried to fade the sparkles in.  It didn't really work exactly that way but I still like it.
Miss. C went with the full glitter.
Very age appropriate I think. 
My hands look so old!  I really need to use all the lotions I have.  And stop taking pictures right after I have done the dishes...
Anyway, these were fast. For the candy corn nail paint the orange part first.  After it's dry tape of the orange section you want to keep.  Then paint the yellow and white and take off the tape immediately.  Tada, add top coat and you are done!
We are having fun thinking up what's next for our Halloween nails!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{Along came a Spider}

Last year I started this really fast easy wreath.
I finally finished it this year.
Yeah!  And it's even hanging on my front door!
I got the idea for it somewhere on someones blog.  I'm sorry, I can't remember where.  It was before pinterest...
Everything was purchased at the dollar store and was really so simple.
I used a wreath, some spanish moss, a bag of spiders and the little wood thing.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the words.
Just bunch up a handful of moss and hot glue away.
I love when projects are fast and easy! 
That's my front porch at the moment.
The neighbor boy came over and told me it was creepy.
Made me smile.  I can handle creepy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hello Frank!

I think it's so fun that it is "cool" again to paint your nails.
We have been having fun at our house trying new things.  So when my mom gave me a really cute Halloween magnet, it gave me an idea.
Wouldn't Frank make the cutest nail design?
I think he turned out super cute!

After a little trial and error.  Like learning patience to wait for the polish to dry, it was pretty easy.
We used
Sally girl polish in Black, Green, and Glow in the Dark.
Scrapbook scissors
base coat and top coat

After giving a good base coat I painted the green for Franks nail and glow in the dark for all the others.  I'm pretty simple and thought green might be too much for me for all my fingers.
Let it DRY
Then do your tape mani.  This is a fun way to get different lines.  I cut the tape with the scrapbook scissors.  Which is a little difficult, at least it was for me.  Stick the tape to your hand for a sec, that way it's not as sticky.  Then put it on your nail and paint.  Take the tape off immediately.
I did this for Franks hair then on the tips of all my nails.
If you aren't trying to hurry and you press the tape down nice, you get a nice edge...
I then used craft paint for the eyes and mouth.
My tools of choice?
A pencil for whites of the eyes and toothpick for the black.  Toothpick for the smile as well.
I use what I have close by.
My fingers (man I need some lotion!) and Miss. C
And with our inspiration- Mr. Frankenstien

This was so fun to do!  And really not hard.  Just have patience...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Leaves

I keep trying, I really do.
I would love to take some pictures of my kids in the colorful leaves.
I seem to try every year and we just don't time it right.
This year we didn't find much changing colors but still had a great time being outside together.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I finally finished a project that has been a long time in waiting.  I have had this poor thing for years.  YEARS.  I only say poor thing because it has only hung on the wall for about 3 of them.
It was feeling pretty sad.
So here it is.
My Shelf.
I like it.  Even as is.
The problem I have is; where I wanted to hang it there is way to much wood the same color.  The floors, the cabinets...  just too much. 
So she had to be a different color.
But first I used some spray primer.  I didn't want anything to go wrong with this project!
Plus, priming doesn't take very long.  I like projects that move quickly!
I was already liking how it looked.  I think the white color really made the bead board show up more.
I then waited for the weather to cooperate with me and gave it a good 2 coats of my favorite, Heirloom White.
Then talked my hubby into hanging it on the wall.
But quickly realized my mistake and called his Dad.  Who, I teased could save my marriage by coming to help.  My hubby doesn't like this kind of stuff.  Plus, this shelf is big.
Here she is!  I had to throw a few things up there.  Just to show you... 

I love it!  It is so fun walking into my kitchen/dining area and seeing it there. 
I can't wait to show it to you all Halloweened up!
What do you think?  Like it white too?