Spooktacular Halloween Friday – 10.03.08

3 10 2008

This month each Friday Feature will be about something wonderful I’ve found for Halloween. Enjoy!

Do something fun this year and host a Pumpkin Party! Check out DecoArt’s Pumpkin Painting Idea Center. They have over 40 adorable ideas.

Then download my Pumpkin Party Invitation and let the fun begin!

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Don’t forget my Halloween Owl Tags for the goodie bags:-)

 

Another FREE download you have to get this Halloween is Love Manor’s Potion Labels. These are so cool! I’m excited because I usually have to make these myself. Now I can just download them and print at home. Thanks Johnny Love! You’ve inspired me to make a jar of eyeballs, just so I can use your label:-)

 

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A magical artist I just discovered is Vanessa at A fanciful Twist.

Vanessa has more talent in her pinky than I do in my entire body! You have to visit her web site and see her Halloween Line at Etsy! Vanessa also hosts a Mad Tea Party that will make you feel like you really are Allison in Wonderland!! I think her photos and art from her party are the most wonderful thing I have EVER seen on the internet. NO JOKE!

 

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Join Vanessa’s Halloween Blog Party on October 18th.

Then get ready for mine on the 22nd! Lots of parting going on this month!

 

Another great site I have already told you about, but wanted to feature again is One Pretty Thing and her Halloween Roundups. You could spend hours going through all the great things she’s found. 

Look at this old doll stuffed with lights! Spooooky! I like making these mummies for kid parties too.

 

I also love this round up find… Canned Halloween Monstrosities!! Click the photo for directions. Then print Love Manor’s Potion Labels and you’re all set. I think a baby doll head or foot would be pretty creepy too! ha!

 

Little Ant Design is having a ghoulish giveaway from Tim Turner, owner of The Goulish Gallery.  One lucky reader will win a haunted masterpiece – a 16×20 changing portrait of their choice. Go here to learn more about this contest.

I love these! I just bought a couple of cheap changing portraits, but would love to win a large nice one from Tim Turner. This one really creeps me out… Meet Little Edna! 

 

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Giant Pumpkin Display

2 10 2008

This is my all time favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to visit a pumpkin patch. I wish I lived near this guy’s house!

Check out Ed Moody’s house in Frankfort, Michigan. 

These are REAL pumpkins! 

Last year Ed’s display attracted in excess of 15,000 people and well over 1,000 trick-or-treaters.

 

Ed started to carve pumpkins when he was about 6 years old. He didn’t start sculpting smaller pumpkins until 15 years ago and graduated to giant pumpkins 7 years ago when his 5 year dream of carving a Cinderella pumpkin came true with his purchase of a 590 lb. pumpkin. He is now known for his Cinderella carriage pumpkin every year.

See more photos at pumpkined.com

 

Here is my little pumpkin a few years ago! Awwww…

 

Look at her now!! 

Like the jeans? I hot glued this ribbon on them:-) Too cute! That is her new Mini Mouse that has to go EVERYWHERE now. Guess what she’ll be for Halloween??? Starts with an M and rhymes with house.

 

 

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The biggest hair wins!!

1 10 2008

Thanks to everyone who participated in my BIG 80’s Hair Contest! Now remember ladies, we are laughing with you, not at you! ha ha ha!

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Get ready to go back in time…

Can you hear Bonjovi now? If not, take a look at this big hair of the 80’s video. The hair photos start about a minute into it. Rock on!   No… I don’t know the big haired family above. I think they go down in the biggest hair hall of fame though! ha! Is that a little boy or girl???

Scroll down to view the contestants and the final winner!!

Tina from my MOPS group. This first photo cracks me up! When I asked Tina if she had big 80’s hair, she replied “They didn’t call me the wall for nothing!” ha!

Oh… I had a green metallic dress just like this! I really like your hair here… not ugly 80’s at all:-)

Tina my friend from college.

She had the biggest hair of us all by far!! She can’t win though because this photo was from the 90’s!! ha. Yes, we still tease her to this day about it. I’m on the far left and my bangs are still pretty high several years after the big hair fad, so I can’t tease too much:-)

Below are fellow bloggers. Please visit their sites to see what they look like now!

Some bloggers you may already know, like this pretty mama…

Julia @ Hooked on Houses

She was rocking that perm!!! ha!

Cheryl @ Down in the Bog

I think she was ultra cool back in the day! Cheryl, you’re the only one without a perm… so you were way ahead of your time:-)

Michelle @ The Adventures of Supermom

I had many friends who had this hair! ha. What amazes me is what you look like now compared to this photo! Your face looks exactly the same, but the hair, not so much.

Then:

Now:

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Dot @ Dot’s Spot

Wow! Look at those tight curls!! I love that dark red hair! You look the exact same now, just minus the perm:-)

Angie @ The Arthur Clan

OMG! Angie, your hair is not the biggest, but it sure made me laugh the hardest!!! ha! The funniest, was her son looked at the pictures and said “Look at that funny boy!”  and then (even better) “That funny boy is wearing a dress!”  Hysterical:-)

Susan @ Blessed Nonetheless

This was one of her beautiful model shots. I think she’s making us all look bad:-)

Just in case you missed my big hair photo…

And now for the winners…

Yes! There are two winners!! I just couldn’t decide. So both of you lovely big haired ladies get some Starbucks on me.

Bella @ Bella Casa

These bangs are so high, it looks like you sort of have a mohawk!! Love the glasses… I had them in white! ha. The future’s so bright… I gotta wear shades. (80’s song reference for you young ones:-)

KayVonne

This hair you had going on as a bride’s maid has to be the biggest thing!! Oh, and it was swooped to one side. ha!

Here she is on the far left. Classic 80’s group hair! ha.

These guys look like they are from Karate Kid!! She was a black eyed pea, but the drug store developed the film backwards. Remember film people? Now this is some BIG hair!!! It’s not only tall, but WIDE! ha!

Bella and KayVonne please email me your address and I’ll get your gift card in the mail.

Again, thanks to all of you for making my Wednesday so much fun!!!

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The cat who stole the lollipop.

30 09 2008

This is a story about a little girl and her lollipop. Lollipops are the little girl’s favorite treat.

 

 

After peeing on the potty, the girl was rewarded with a delicious “pink wallypop”. Pink is her all time favorite color, so this meant the girl was very happy. Her mommy was also happy to have a few moments to herself, when all the sudden the happy girl started screaming! “My pink wallypop, My pink wallyop!” “Rocky noooooooo!!!” Just then the girl’s very fat and furry cat, Rocky who usually moves ultra slow, darted out the room. Mommy came to the rescue, thinking the lollipop had fallen on the floor, was surprised when there was nothing there. The girl looked desperately at her mommy and yelled “Rocky took it!” The cat must have really stolen the lollipop!! Why would a cat want to steal a little girl’s lollipop? 

Turns out this poor kitty didn’t want the lollipop at all, but it had gotten stuck to his fuzzy fur! The little girl and her mother laughed and laughed as the poor cat ran around the house. Finally, the cat was caught and the lollipop removed. The girl got a new lollipop, the mommy got a blog story and everyone lived happily ever after. The end.

 

 

 

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Witchy Porch

29 09 2008

I had fun getting the Halloween decorations out this weekend! Right now, they are still strung all over my house. I had more fun going through them than actually decorating… I forgot how much stuff I had! 

I did get my front porch nice and witchy though.

 

Isn’t this wreath adorable? TJ Max people! I added the ribbon which was half off at Hobby Lobby. Gotta love deals:-)

 

Check out my pumpkin witch!! I love her! I’m sure my kids will rip off the hat, eyes and nose many times. I had to shut them inside while I made this. She might have to go in the garden bird bath, away from toddler temptations.

Inspired by Country Living’s Pumpkin Chic book.

 

***Don’t forget to start thinking about fun ideas to show at my Halloween Blog Party. It won’t be long until we have those 13 days of frightful fun!!!***

 

It’s a PARTY:

  • Jen over at Santuary Arts at Home is hosting a Pretty your Pumpkin Party on October 8th!! Head over there and show her your pumpkins and Halloween decorations.
  • Kimba at A Soft Place to Land is having a Halloween Party on October 6th. Join in on the fun!
  • I found my Halloween Soul Mate, Alexa at The Swell Life! She’s a also a graphic designer, unorganized, a Libra, chocaholic and has a black cat. We’re almost twins! ha. I’m excited about her Terrorific Tuesdays and want to spread the news. If you have a fun Halloween project, let her know and she’ll link to it on Tuesdays. Check out her site for more info and some cool crafty ideas.

 

 

 

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Sunday Thoughts

28 09 2008

Today our pastor explained that contentment means your happiness not being dependent upon your circumstances. When you get what you want, you’ll just want something else. Wow! That is so true. I never realized that you have to learn to be content. I just figured those who seemed content, had that type of personality or had a great life. But in reality, they have just learned to be that way.

I hope you have a great Sunday and learn to be content. I know I needed this lesson:-)

 

Verses of the day:

“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation.” Phil. 4:12 (LB)

“There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it.” 1 Tim. 6:6-7 (NRSV)


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Greekfest

27 09 2008

Ever since my first trip to Europe in the late 90’s, I have been in love with Greek food! We were in Amsterdam, of all places, where all we ate was Greek! ha. The feta, the olives, the spinach. I don’t know how to pronounce all the things I love, but they are so tasty. So, I’m very excited to celebrate my birthday at the local Greekfest this weekend. The food is a plenty, let me tell ya!

Besides all the food, you get to experience some of the Greek culture. Cooking instructions, music and kids from Greek school doing their dances. Scenes right out of one of my favorite movies! 

I’ll also be getting out the Halloween decorations. Fun! As you probably noticed, my web site design has changed for the season. Download my free scrapbook kit to create your own Halloween header!

Hope you all have a great weekend. Don’t forget to look for your BIG 80’s hair photos! You have until Tuesday to enter to win a Starbucks gift card. 

 

 

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