Sunday, November 27, 2011

Family Love

Thanksgiving has come and gone and so have our sweet sons (plus one girlfriend).
The past week was a bit of a blur with all that we did but I am left with a heart full of love and happiness.
Maybe it's my age...but time spent with family is what I treasure the most.
I even went shopping several times and crafted with the lovely girlfriend of our youngest.
I love my family....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Good Things....

I have been remiss in posting...but decided to share a few good things that have happened in the past week.

I finally visited Krispy Creme...and came away hooked! Melt in your mouth good-I was right in staying away from this place...hope I can hold myself back from a daily donut (or two).

I was lucky to be home yesterday afternoon when these beautiful flowers were delivered. I have a thoughtful Mom.

I stepped by an estate sale a week ago on the last day when everything is marked down fifty percent. I didn't notice until I got home that Bob's name was stamped on this bowling ball. Not sure if I can turn it into a garden ornament since Bob the cat knows that it should belong to him and since I only paid $1.50, maybe it can.

Our sons will both be home next week! I expect to have a wonderful week and hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I traveled to Howard City (MI) last Friday for two stores holiday open houses and was charmed by both!
This small farm town is in the middle of nowhere-or so it seems to me-and has a charming shop on Main St. I went with two friends I have known since pre-school and we enjoyed shopping as well as having lunch at a little deli. Two of us stopped in our hometown and shopped a bit more. I fell in love with the giant wreaths on a stores window so included a picture.
This is just the beginning of the holiday open houses-many more this week. Looking forward to seeing fabulous decorating!
Enjoy the season!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HaLLoWeEn Decor

Before I begin the deconstruction of my Halloween decor (small sob), I thought I would share a few more pictures.
The hanging spiders on the sliders are new this year. The super sized spider moved in several years ago-found after Halloween on sale. I love a good sale!
I have found the stairs are a good place to display holiday fun.
I am still amazed at myself on how much I adore my witch hat lamp. This year, I added tinted eyeglasses along with a green wand from 'Wicked'. There is also a pair of sparkly (lit) witch shoes on the floor below.
I made the scarecrow five years ago at a mouse event (notice the mouse ears on his hat?). He hangs in the garage all year, waiting to come join the fun every fall. My husband argues that his hunting boots do not belong outside with Mr. Scarecrow. I sneak them out....teehee!
This year I went a bit crazy and bought a special wig for HaLLowWeEn. My main mummy seems to enjoy getting a bit crazy.
I will miss HaLLoWeN!