Monday, October 31, 2011

One for the Archives

We celebrated All Hallow's Eve with one last hurrah.

My little goblins gobbled up this meat-loaf mummy.

I've got my eye on you!

With the extra meatloaf I made a second mummified head.

Want to make your own?
All you need is your favourite meatloaf recipe, mozzarella cheese and black olives.

Sculpt the raw meatloaf (I know...) into a mummy shape.
Bake according to the recipe.
Apply the mozzarella bandages.
Reheat until they're slightly melted.
Serve it up as a pre-trick-or-treating feast.

Add this one to the archives for next year!

I'm linking up...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Signs of the Season

'Tis the season for little ghosts and goblins to get their spook on. 

Signs of the Season are e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.
Little hands scooping out pumpkin-innards. Yum!

Ghosts on a Stick

A mess best suited for the great outdoors.

Cousins Carving

Mummies for Lunch

Soon-to-be Goodness
Keep your eyes open for signs of the season!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

5x7 Folded Card

Starlight Joy Holiday Card
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

the cutest little zombie-bride E.V.E.R.

We started with a super-dee-dooper cutie-pie dress.
Marked down to almost-free.

It pained me a little to do what we did next.
It soaked in coffee.
Received a treatment of blood-spattering and some serrated-knife action.

A little pasty-white skin...
Some darkened eyes...
Red lipstick...
And what do you get?

Only the cutest little zombie-bride E.V.E.R.

Who could resist a sip of Dark Side Punch?

Happy Spooking!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Memories of Halloweens Past

It has been tradition in our house.
When in Kindergarten, you played host to ghosts and goblins at your very own Halloween Spooktacular.

We have no more Kindergartners in our house.
But, we do have memories of Halloweens past.

Click on the pictures below and you'll be taken to posts from the past.

Here's to memories made and memories in the making!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Power of Technology

For our Thanksgiving family gathering, Baba put Steph & I in charge of decorations.
She gave us plenty of time.
We got right on it.
Started a pinterest board.
Pinned some ideas.
Then got distracted.

The week before the gathering we decided to kick it into high gear.
We spoke on the phone only once.
We texted.
We pinned.
We emailed.

Then, we decorated.
Family tree based on one pinned by
We fashioned these based on a those by

Steph and her boys made the flowers like those pinned by

We brought decorations from home.


We pulled it off with hardly a spoken word.
And that my the power of technology!

Just Plain Thankful

It's been a few days since Thanksgiving day has passed.
And with each passing moment, I find myself a little more thankful.
Thankful my kids think this way...

Thankful for cousins to play with...

Thankful for children who feel safe enough to throw caution to the wind...

Thankful for a Baba & Gido who love us so...

Thankful for memories made...

...and memories in the making...

Thankful for a naughty puppy that reminds us how to love unconditionally...

Thankful for the need to say nothing, yet say so much...

Thankful for cousins with energy to spare...

 Thankful for time spent together...

Thankful for the opportunity to love and be loved...

Thankful for siblings who fight and figure it out; love and laugh...

 Thankful for this reminder,,,
we can not all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa
Words to live by.