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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hope your Halloween is devilish!!

I made this costume for my daughter. It cost me about $5!! The ears and pitchfork are from the Dollar Store . Caileigh tends to not leave headbands in, so I cut the ears off the band and glued them onto clips that I clipped in her pig tails. The tutu is made from a roll of red and black tulle. I loved the costume, Caileigh resorts to tears when she sees it!

The photo was taken by my friend Kathy.. She's wonderful- Check her out! Kathleen Hertel Photography
 The rest of the pictures were taken by me!


Happy Halloween :) 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Decor, Finally!

Welcome to our home! I love this wreath!! I got it a few years ago at a craft fair. Perfect combo of spooky & whimsy!

Entryway- Mums, pumpkins and hay.. Doesn't get any more fall-like!


Homemade candy jars!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Homemade Christmas

I am planning on making a lot of my gifts this year.. I am going to keep a running lists of links for ideas!

Homemade Marshmallows (has anyone ever tried these? I'm thinking of adding crushed peppermints to the top of them)

Homemade Hot Cocoa


I'm thinking of combining the above into a cute little gift basket with some tasty cookies!

Delicious Popcorn

Too Cute!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hanging out!

I have seen these floating around blogland and Esty. LOVED THEM!! I finally got around to making some. My friend, Steph, is getting married, so I whipped up a little gift for her to hang her dress on. Hope she likes it (wouldn't it be adorable to have the whole wedding party hang their dresses on their own hanger!)
All wrapped up:

Here is one made for Leigh... 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Barefoot Books! The perfect gift!

As an English teacher and a lover of literature, I always use books as my "go-to" gift. Luckily, a friend of mine just became an ambassador for Barefoot Books and was generous enough to give one to one of my lucky blog readers!
Here's how to enter:

1) Go to Kate's site: Kate's Barefoot Books
2) Check out the selection
3) Leave a comment here letting me know what book you would love to buy for someone as a gift!!

One winner will win:

The Animal Boogie
Can you boogie? Down in the Indian jungle, the children and animals are learning about actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while meeting different jungle creatures. Book with CD editions include song sung by acclaimed children's performer Fred Penner. 

Ages 3 to 7 years 
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter
Sung By: Fred Penner

Contest ends 10/9!