Friday, October 29, 2010

Making Grape Juice

I have been busy juicing grapes lately.  Our grape vines were loaded down this year so I just couldnt let them go to waste.  I ended up just juicing them and canning them without sugar because I like to sweeten it when I pour it for the kids.- I just love the smell of the house when I'm juicing grapes!

Oh and I wanted to add this photo of my daughter - It was taken this summer while she was at camp but we just got it and I'm loving it!  It is sooooo cute of her.  She is growing up too fast!

And here is another one of my favs.

I hope everyone is ready to have  great Halloween!!  I have also been really busy getting things ready for our Christmas tree stand.  Im super excited as well because it looks like I may be doing a Halloween store as well.  HOW COOL IS THAT!!  as you can tell Im very excited!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Story of Cosmetics (2010)

This is a video every woman and man should watch.  After you do look up your own daily skin, hair and body care products on the Cosmetics Database and see how toxic the products you use everyday are.  Make smart choices when it comes to buying these products for your self and your family.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eyeball Globe light

A few weeks ago I spotted a project from Easy Peasy Grandma for eye ball lights.  I totally loved the idea of it but didn't think it was doable because I didn't have the materials.  That is until I went to the local goodwill and found a round light just the right size for my own eyeball!

All it took was the light I bought for a DOLLAR! and some acrylic paint I had around the house.  Paint the eyeball and them paint red lines to make it look a bit scary. Then put an electric tea light inside to make it light up!  Easy and very cool!  My kids loved it up on the shelf with our Halloween decor. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Scensty Buddy WINNER!

And the winner to my first ever blog Giveaway!!......


Miranda Ward
Mommy Is Sweeping

I will be contacting you by email to let you know you won and get all the details for your Scentsy buddy!  Thank you so much to everyone that participated and all my bloggy friends!

Congrats Miranda!

I used to select the winner.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My problem in my son's room

I want to start off this post by saying that this is mostly in jest.  Only mostly.  Part of me is bothered enough by it to post but most of me is just trying to shrug it off and laugh over it.

Let me enlighten you...

Here is my special needs son Anthony's room.  He has a game room that holds all his toys and things and so his bedroom is just a place for sleep. 
his bed

his comic books above his dresser
his chair with his favorite Darth Vader and dog
Ok now here is the part that brings fear every time I go into his room to clean or make his bed.  Look carefully in case you may miss it.  **Hint** its just not something you see in every 16 year old boys room.
and this one

see them peeking away int he corner?

And my all time fav....

Do you now understand?

The thing is, Anthony went a while back through a rather intense LOVE of Wizard of Oz stage.  Just recently in fact over the summer.  I mean LOVE.  Word got out of his love for the movie so much that the women in my church found out and guess what they had laying around after girls camp.  You guessed it!!  Large cardboard Wizard of Oz figures.  Everyone needs some of these!!  Im kidding.  Actually it seems a bit strange in my sons room and they sometimes freak me out when I go into his room.  But, as a mom I will do my best to tolerate them because my son LOVES them.  Im hoping he will tire of them eventually.  Oh and the puffy colored paper balls are also sometime he loves and I pretend are not there.  Oh kill me now lol!

So now you know my greatest Halloween SCARE!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Halloween craziness!

It's been a crazy couple of days for us here.  But then I know most all of us have crazy days so I know you will understand.  Along with Halloween decorating, October has brought us our welcome to fall colds!  Yeah! 

After spending the evening with one child who projectile vomited and another who kept getting up because he knew a tornado was coming,  Well lets just say  I was alittle tired today.  So with my daughter home sick from school the dishwasher proceeded to break down.  Why is it that when this happens I not only proceed to tackle the laundry, clean the kitchen, fix the dishwasher and while I'm at it repair the ice maker?  Oh and then top it all off with surprise company coming over to see my Halloween decor.  Oh help me now!  Funny thing is, as hectic as the day was, the kids are all happy and asleep, we had a big spaghetti dinner after everything managed to get repaired, and the company came to what actually looked like a clean house! 

So tomorrow will be a new day and it's already looking good!  As I head off to bed I thought I would sit and post a few Halloween projects I did over the weekend.
I made the eye balls to go on my coffee table.  I got the idea from Flamingo Toes .  I just covered golf balls in some ripped gauze.

Here is my mantle in my family room!  Does it need more? I keep thinking it needs more.

My spooky spider web my niece Sammy and I put up on the stairs.  We had a fun time wrapping the web!

Sorry the photos aren't the best.  Yes I still have a new camera on the Christmas list!  I want to do a few more projects before my twin boys 16th!! birthday coming up!  So much to do, so many things to sidetrack me along the way!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Halloween entry way

Sorry that I  havent posted lately!  I have been under the weather lately.  I have been working on my halloween decor.  I thought I would post a pic of my entry way so far...

Seriously why do I never see cords until AFTER the photo?  Plus I am still putting a new camera on my Christmas list!!

I still need to work on my jar of skulls but it is coming along!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tombstone Polish

I made this last night and painted it this morning - Another amazing and fun idea from Dave Lowe Design

I also worked alittle more on my Speciman jar display.  WHY OH WHY did I get rid of my sons rubber snake! LOL

I am hoping to work on the labels and get them finish up soon! 

Lovin Halloween! 

Happy Monday everyone!

Oh and Dont forget my Scentsy Buddy Giveaway!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fake Dripping candles

When I saw this on Dave Lowe Designs , I just wanted to try and make some for myself.  They are so cool and add an extra flair to my Halloween decor.

All you need is a toilet paper roll, a glue gun, a mini tea light (electric), and cream paint.

It was actually a fun project to do.  Just messy!  Rip the top off your toilet paper roll to your desired height.  Then take your glue gun and drip TONS of glue all over until you get the desired affect.  Then when it has all cooled paint the whole thing cream.  Once done stuff the center with toilet paper and the rest the light just hidden inside your "candle".  Then your done!

It looks so cool.  My photos hardly do them justice!

***oh and dont forget to sign up for my Scentsy Buddy Giveaway!****

Rolled felt Pumpkins

I was feeling under the weather yesterday and wanted a project that I could work on  while I relaxed.  After going out to my workroom I grabbed several colors of felt and went to work.
I ended up making a snowman pin and 2 pumpkin ponytails.  They were very easy to make- Just roll the felt and secure with a dab of glue.  Then take a piece of brown felt for the backing.
They came out really cute.  I had thought about headbands and still might try one but my daughter wears ponytails all the time!

In the end they did the trick - I had relaxed and had fun!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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