Thursday, October 28, 2010

Going Batty

Okay, so I guess with Halloween approaching I've had that on my mind. So, I think this week will be all about Halloween.

My 4 year old daughter was telling me yesterday on how she learned that bats are noctermal - okay she didn't say the word noctermal but, went on to say how bats love to play at night. So it got me thinking...How cool are these ideas. Love the idea of the cutout bats on the doorway. Although, it has been brutally windy here the last few days and I'm not sure they'd stay put.
Hanging Bats :: House of Clouds, Wall Clings :: Martha Stewart, Bats on door :: Country Living, Pumpkin Bats :: Disney Family Fun

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A good Halloween laugh

We as a family don't go all out for Halloween but, we enjoy it while it's around! We like to be goofey so hope you enjoy this. You'll have to click here to see us in action(Leyton is in this twice since we are a family of four). While your there make one up and spread a good laugh to family and friends!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Tastebuds

It's strange on how I never really acquired the taste for pumpkin anything when I was younger. At Thanksgiving I would hands down take a piece of apple pie over pumpkin. Maybe it's something about being an adult and just having to try new things or maybe it's just because there are so many tasty things made with pumpkin now a days. Yep, I'm pretty certain it's the yummy pumpkin treats out there now.

Here are my top 3:

1::Pumpkin Spiced Latte
2::Coldstone Creamery pumpkin ice cream - to die for!
3::Creamy two-layered pumpkin pie - recipe here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A good chuckle!

I love these memo pads from Z Gallerie! When my kids say(whine) about something I always say, "And I want World Peace!" I get the looks like, "huh, what?" So when I ran across these I had a good chuckle!

Don't forget to take advantage of my Etsy sale on digital holiday cards! Can you believe Christmas is only 2 months away? Get ahead start and have your cards ready to go. One last thing to check off the list.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Apple Picking

Last week the kids and I went apple picking one day after school. We always look forward to this little tradition.
Apple orchards are so calming. I really think it would be a great place to take a nap...

...or spending time with my 2 favorite munchkins.

And you never know what else or WHO you may see(hear) there. Maddie really thinks she heard the people of Whoville on this clover.

Then when you capture the most precious picture know an apple orchard is the perfect place to be!

When we got home I fired up the George Forman grill(insert chuckle). Seriously, I use that thing quite often. We made apple burritos. Here's an easy recipe and you can add more or less of the ingredients to make this pretty healthy and still have one tasty treat!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Mini Photo Shoot

Last week was the most perfect Fall week ever! Mid 70's. Did I ever mention Fall is my favorite season? Too bad it only lasts a short time. I do consider myself lucky living in Wisconsin and enjoying this season to the fullest. The trees are absolutely beautiful with the array of colors.

My neighbor/friend asked if I would take a few pictures of her boys. Okay, note...I have NO formal training in photography but, I really love to practice. I'm quite pleased on how these photos turned out so I thought I'd share a few of my favs. I'm hoping to get my own kids out this week. Any bets they don't cooperate for me?

Don't forget to take advantage of my Etsy Holiday digital card design sale!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Digital Holiday Card Sale

This is just a little "thanks" for my blog readers. Now through October 25th I will be offering $2 off any of my digital holiday cards. Just contact me through my Etsy store here. Please make sure you mention this deal and that you read about it on my blog site. No need to purchase the design first. I'll give you the info on how your savings will be applied once you convo'd me.

Friday, October 1, 2010


So sorry for my absence this week. It's been a loooong week. Projects here and there, things to do, places to be, you know those kind of weeks, right? Thank goodness tomorrow night I get to drink some vino and have dinner and laughs with some girlfriends that just happen to be neighbors. The best kind!
Keep an eye on the blog early next week because I have a special deal going on to my blog readers only. (Hint - think Holidays!)

Happy Weekend!