Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Halloween Happiness

I just updated my shop with some fun new Halloween charm bracelets! These were so much fun to make too. Each one is loaded with sweet treats and fun bits of nostalgia. Now that these are finished, I need to kick it into gear and start on a Christmas batch. That's right folks, Thanksgiving gets overlooked and it's straight on to Christmas. Poor old Thanksgiving. And as if you needed a reminder, Christmas is just three short months away! Where has September gone?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Little House on the Sale Counter

Lookie, lookie what I found! My local Tuesday Morning store is already putting out its Christmas wares and these fabulous Cody Foster houses were in the mix. They are from his 2004 Back Porch Friends Collection and were marked down to seven dollars each!!! Needless to say, there aren't any of these little beauties left at my store, LOL, but maybe you can score some for yourself at a store in your area. Ooh, and I think they are going to look great with my Christmas in July trees. I just had to share. Hope your day is filled with delightful surprises too!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cupcakes for Sharing

My three year old had her first school program today. In honor of the event, I made cupcakes for her class as a special snack. When I delivered her and the plastic tote full of frosted treats to the classroom this morning, we were greeted with immediate enthusiasm. Toddlers are fully aware that cupcakes trump teddy grahams and goldfish crackers... hands down... any day.

On my way out the door, I heard one little girl say, "Ooh, CUPCAKES!" My little darling countered with, "These are MINE, NOT YOURS!" Nice, right? I could make apologies for her behavior but let's be honest, I think she has heard me say the same set of words in regards to baked goods numerous times. I mean really, we are talking about cupcakes here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pumpkins and Plates

I put Thursday's momentum towards giving part of my kitchen a fall face lift.
I guess at this point in our relationship, you have figured out that any decorating I do involves the use of dishware in some capacity. Plates are the dishware of choice for this little spree. Oh wait, plates are almost always my dishware of choice.
This is the autumn version of my kitchen wall. You might remember its Spring and Summer look as well. I'm thinking those other four plates need ribbon or something to jazz them up a bit. If glitter isn't right for the job, then by all means ribbon is.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Autumn Inspiration

Yesterday I received the latest copy of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion in the mail. I love it when this magazine arrives, because it's always loaded with inspiring bits of whimsy. The current issue is no exception. The cover alone makes me want to drag out all of my Halloween decorations immediately, if not sooner.
Here's a peek in the closet where I store my treasure trove of orange and black autumnal goodness. Time will tell whether or not all this stuff actually sees the light of day this year though. Stay tuned...