Thursday, October 28, 2010

the spookiness has started

This post is for my niece.  
You know who you are.
I started hanging the black crepe paper in my windows.  
I really like the effect.
I am planning on covering the furniture with white sheets and using black lights for this room.
I don't know if this happens to you,
but when I start decorating,  my mind starts whirling around
 with things I can do and create and then I end up making about a gajillion trips to town. 
I don't want to do that this year. 
This is suppose to be a simple party. 
Okay, so tell my mind that.
And my go-to-guy will be out of town.
I hate it when he does that.

Trying to wrap 
 my head around simple,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

still here

Hopefully, the computer issues that my computer was having is fixed.
This is the third time that I have had to start all over again, from scratch.
I have a love/hate relationship with the computer.
It drives me crazy........

I am letting my daughter have a Halloween party this weekend.
I have been busy making my house "spooky" in a Martha Stewart kind of way.
I know I have mentioned this before, but I really miss the old Martha. 
Did you see her Halloween special this year?  Gag me.  It was terrible.  

Missing old Martha,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

not a good thing

 Last week,
 I decided to be crafty and paint one of 
my orange pumpkins.
I used a sample paint that I bought from Restoration Hardware.
  The color was called, Atmosphere Blue.

I call it "spooky blue".

I used black craft paint to paint the letters
 and placed the pumpkin
 on my front porch table with other
 Halloween things. 
When I opened my front door this morning, this is what I found:

A mess!!!!!!!

Who knew that pumpkins needed to breath?

On a better note,
my garland, that I made out of old t-shirts,
is still hanging.

So much for being crafty,

Monday, October 18, 2010

halloween photography

I am such an amateur when it comes to photography.
I read the tutorials and I still don't get it.
I am definitely a "hands on" type of girl.
But anyways,
I was playing with the photoshop on my computer,
not really photoshop,
but I don't know what else to call it.  I am sure it has a name,
but I don't know what it is.  It just came with the computer.
Back to playing with the fake photoshop,
I snapped this picture of one of my pumpkins and it was pretty much
your standard orange pumpkin picture.
A little click here and a little click there and
this is what I came up with.
I thought it was kind of cool in my "I am definitely not a photographer kind of way" cool.
What do you think?


Sunday, October 10, 2010

christmas wish list number 1

 This will be my first christmas list of many lists.
I love the pearl earrings above, they come from the beautiful,
I love the way they look on the old gold and white china.
I already have a pair of pearls that I wear almost everyday,
but I could always use another pair.
 This ring is from
I love how the stone sparkles. 
Hint, hint,
I realllllyyyy want this.
 I much prefer silver to gold,
but lately I have been attracted to gold.
I recently purchased a really cute gold neclace with charms from
the store Francesca in Phoenix
and this bracelet would be perfect with it.
You can find this in
I am a sucker for anything pink. 
Love, Love, Love,
these earrings.
Except, my hubby hates dangly earrings on me.
These are from
 I would definitely wear this with the above earrings.
You can find this necklace at
I think it would be absolutely lovely, worn
with a crisp white blouse for Christmas.
 If nobody buys this for me,
I will be buying this for myself.
It might already be on its way to my house.

Shhh, don't tell my family.  I get in so much
trouble for shopping before Christmas...
something about, I am always buying for myself and
there is nothing left to buy me.
Oh well,
maybe they can buy something off of my next Christmas list,
the Kitchen Christmas list.
A girl always needs more kitchen stuff.

Happy Shopping,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

i love pumpkins.....

I love this picture....
trying to focus on what I love, because
my computer is having issues....

I am ready to scream.....