Friday, October 29, 2010

Almost ready!

I may not have done everything I would have liked to be ready for Halloween, but I am taking care of a few things today. After I help with Damon's school party I am going to hurry to the store to finish costumes and get what I need to make Stuffed Pumpkin Stew (I couldn't find a link, but it is in the Oct. '08 issue of Martha Stewart Living, and it is so yummy.) We are also carving our pumpkins tonight, finally.

Lucky for us last weekend, while visiting family, my mom had everything we needed to decorate and eat yummy sugar cookies. Also, while we were there Taylor carved this sweet pumpkin. So, we haven't been completely without a little Halloween fun.

I did have time earlier this month to make these cool paper "flowers" and I couldn't resist putting them all over the house.
And, Damon added to the decor with this cute spider he made at school. I especially love where he choose to hang it.
Have a Happy Halloween Weekend! (Wish I had pics of our costumes now, but ya know, I'm still working on that. I guess I'll have to post pics next week.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Shells were found,

Parks were played in,
A bunny was captured (and later let loose),
Fish were caught,
Fair food was eaten,
A baby was born (more pics of this cute little guy later),
A tooth was lost,
Canning was done, canning was done, canning was done,
The garden finally froze and it is starting to feel like winter is just around the corner.
Most recently, and something I am pretty excited about, Hunting Season is finally over! We've been pretty busy lately. Halloween kind of snuck up on me. I am still finishing up getting costumes together. With only a few days left I think I need a little luck. Hope your having fun getting ready, and lots of luck if you're like me and still have a lot to do.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


If you're not busy tomorrow night around 7:oo come on over. I am hosting a Discovery Toys party. E-mail me if you want more information We're going to have some yummy Halloween goodies, and lots of fun, I am sure.
I remember some of the same fun toys when I was a kid, and there are lots of new ones as well. Damon and I have our eyes on MarbleWorks. Hope you can make it. ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Homemade Apron

This weekend's General Conference reminded me that, despite the amazing Summer-like weather we have been having, it is in fact Autumn. I thought we might find evidence in the mountains, but orange was the hardest color to find.

Conference also reminded me that this little baby has been hanging on a hook behing my pantry door for 6 months. It all started last General Conference while the boys were at their Priesthood meeting. Ari and I decided to be crafty and hurried to the fabric store. We found what we wanted and had it cut. When we got to the checkout line and heard the price I had the urge to drop my stuff and flee. I'm used to DIY being less expensive, not more. It took a second for me to remember that once the fabric is cut I am committed. At an attempt to tame my buyers remorse I rationalized. "I'm improving my sewing skills." "It is going to be really cute." "Tyler spent a lot more on a bike today." Things like that. The more time and effort I put into the apron the more I thought about when I'd use it. For example, I probably won't want to use it while cooking spagetti. And, since it is going to be sooo cute I may want to wear it in more than just the kitchen. And, since I don't want to get anything on that cute fabric, I may not want it in the kitchen at all. Hmm! But, that doens't make much sense and I like to be practical (I even considered spraying it with some of that waterproofing spray that Tyler uses on camping gear.)So, for the last 6 months it's just hung there (except for the one time I wore it while cutting Tyler's hair. I was pretty excited about that since it really did it's job of protecting my clothes, but couldn't get permenantly damaged.) So now I wonder, "Will it just hang there for the next 6 months?" Hard to say. Oh, and don't be surprised if you see me outside of the kitchen wearing an apron for no reason at all.