Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone. I know you haven't seen Penny recently on the blog so I thought I would share a photo of Penny in her Halloween Costume. Can you guess what she is???

Penny is recuperating from her spay this week. It's been difficult to get to relax. She wants to play but the vet said she should take it easy for a week. She won't be going trick or treating but she wanted to at least dress up for her first Halloween.

It's been a relatively quiet week based on how busy I have been lately. I am working the polls next week. It's going to be a long day. I have to be there at 5:30 a.m., which means I will have to get up around 4:15 a.m. I haven't seen that hour of the day in a very long time. To top it off, I stay until the polls are closed. I am going to be one tired chick on Wednesday.

Don't forget to get out and VOTE!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Caramel Apple Kits

I love weekends! There is always something to look forward to. Now that Pat is finally off on weekends we not only get a lot done, we do things we haven't done in a long time....socialize. Meghan is home for the weekend. We had a wonderful dinner last night at home. Today we went out to breakfast. This afternoon we are having our family portrait taken at church . Tonight we are all going out to dinner on Meghan's last night (except for Kerry who has rehearsal).

Here is a little project that I make every Fall. It's a caramel apply kit. It contains about 9 caramels and a popsicle stick. There is a recipe card on front and a topper.

Here's a close-up of the topper. I was so happy to see the stamp - caramel apple kit - in the Spooky Treats II set from Papertrey Ink.

I made a few more cards for swaps that I will post soon.

I think it's been forever since I had blog candy. I will have to think about doing that next week. Check back!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Another busy week....

Another busy week after a busy weekend. Patrick and I celebrated our 27th anniversary with a fabulous dinner at a wonderful restaurant. I had a night out with friends (buffet dinner and comedy) that was a lot of fun. It was homecoming weekend for Kerry - she had a wonderful time and looked beautiful in her new dress. This week I bowl on Monday (as usual), Dog Park Meeting on Tuesday and on Wednesday a fun night at bookclub. I think I have an idea for a costume (our book club hostess is having a prize for best costume). Then, I have to get ready for a weekend visitor...Meghan is coming home...yeah! We are having a family portrait done at church on Saturday.

Here is a card I made for a swap.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Another project

Below is an altered plastic paperclip. I bought the paperclip at Target's Dollar Spot. I thought the orange one would be good for Halloween. The top of the paperclip holds a photo.

I went out to dinner on Monday (before bowling) to celebrate our friend Carol's birthday and then last night I had a dinner with friends in from Oregon last night - it was nice to see Michelle again after all these years. We do keep in touch but nothing beats seeing your friends in person. Michelle's husband Mike took a photo. If I get it this week I will update this post with the photo.

Tonight is Woman's club. I have a fun game planned for the ladies (which involves me blowing up 40 balloons).

Monday, October 6, 2008

Test Tube Candy

I bought these great test tubes at Michaels. They are from Martha Stewart and they came four to a pack. Each tube held a cool glitter pen. I took out the pens, cleaned the tubes added some candy corn and decoration (including that cool fuzzy ribbon) for a Halloween treat!

It's Monday so that means bowling. My bowling average has gone down dramatically this season. Thankfully, it's strictly a fun league so there is no pressure. Looking forward to a fun night out with the girls!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


My friend Suzanne sent me this and I thought it was so funny...enjoy!