Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scary Mantle-O

What up lame Barry Mannilow pun? Thanks for kicking this post off!

I’m only blogging about this (hey to you, too, regularly scheduled posts again!) because a dear friend asked if I was. How can I not at that point? For starters, work is throwing a Halloween Party. I’m on the party planning committee.

(holler at Michaels slicked back hair!)

So I was given the delightful task, as a design obsessed employee, to help come up with centerpieces. I basically threw together a bunch of random ideas that can be spread about the tables.


I got the skulls, crow, moss rocks, critters, moss and the insides of the ghost at the Dollar Tree. The rat is borrowed from many years ago. The vase, tea kettle, and candle sticks are from Goodwill. The sticks and acorns are from my yard. Lastly, I got fabric and flowers from Joann and went to town.

IMG_7939 I stuffed a bunch of acorns in one silver dish, and in the other I filled it with moss and made a skull peek out of it :) The glittery skulls came pre-glittered, which is awesome for $1. The ghost insides are simply a styrofoam ball on top of a styro cone, with two twigs coming out as arms. Then I draped white knit fabric I scored for $2/yard over top and instant boo-tastic ghostness appeared. I don’t own candlesticks. I keep meaning to go shopping for some, but in the meantime I just stuck some small skulls on top of the sticks.


The vase is stuffed with moss, topped with hydrangeas, and oozing with centipedes and twigs with rings and skeletons dangling. I have more ideas up my sleeves, but for a grand total of $25 I was able to whip this mastermantlepiece into shape, an hopefully give you an the rest of the party planning committee some good ideas!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

The fam went to the local pumpkin patch this past weekend. As always, it was so much fun. The kids can make anything fun though :)





The sweetest part of this post: The baby/pumpkin in her belly should be born today. I can’t WAIT to meet my very first nephew!


I bought him footed pajama’s that say Mommy’s Little Pumpkin for her baby shower:


I saw her sitting next to those pumpkins and thought this picture would be perfect to frame in a shadowbox with the pajamas once he outgrows them, or to hang in a frame next to a picture of him IN the pajamas ;)

I have to add that we picked a cute little pumpkin 2 years ago as well:


That would be my little niece that has pigtails in the pictures above. Oh how they grow so fast!

Here’s to hoping baby William makes it into the world happy and healthy (and mommy too!) today :)

Monday, October 11, 2010


That would be the crazy math Drew, the math wizard, did of our engagement anniversary date, and it equaled my favorite number. That’s right, it’s been 2 WHOLE YEARS since we got engaged! So happy engagement anniversary, hussy! I know I’m all about the happiness lately, aren’t I? That’s a good thing!

The scenery on the perfect weathered day:


The two young and in love:


The true photographer taking reign of the camera for a better lit photo:


The sneaky boyfriend letting me to self time a picture of us of the mountains (with the ring sitting on his forefinger!):


The proposal “will you marry me bb?”:


The crybabies:


Staged with a knee on the ground like a good fiance:


And the celebrations, apple picking and cider beer after a call to the rents :):


We ended up marrying on 4/18/09. For those who don’t feel like doing the math, 100% completely accidentally that date had the same math equation, with the same answer. 4+18-09=13. <3