Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Off to the ball!


The day has finally arrived and
what a day it's going to be. Everything seems to be in place. Have to go out on my broom to drop off some treats and tricks.

With trays of witches hats all done and ready to munch on.

The ghosts and goblins ready to scare! It's going to be a fun day!
Don't forget to grab a treat before you leave!


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Swap

Received a nice package from Pam. Loved everything in it and enjoyed eating the goodies! Thank you Pam, it was a pleasure swapping with you.

Pumpkin Bread

6 Tbl butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1.5 cups flour
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp baking powder

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar, mix well until light in color and texture. Beat in 1 at a time the 2 eggs. Add pumpkin, mix until blended. Then start adding the dry ingredients in parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. When all is added, mix well until smooth. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 1 hour and 5 mins. or until a toothpick comes clean. Cool in the pan on wire rack for 10 minutes before unmolding.

Day before Halloween....

Between pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes. I do know one thing, I just love everything and anything flavored pumpkin. I made some pumpkin bread this morning. Just loved the smell through the house when it's baking. Also warmed
it up a bit. Chilly start this morning. Only a start for the days to come.
Had to clean up out front, so the kids can come knocking tomorrow. Want to add some lights around the door. Have to wait till my little one gets home from school. Made me promise. He wants to help with the goody bags and such. We'll be making some witches hats for his party tomorrow. Fun, fun, fun. Also thinking about some brownie bites.
I just love Halloween.........Boo!

Snowman Swap!

Vivian is hosting a Snowman ornament swap, if you want to sign up go to

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Up early today....

So what did I do? Made some pumpkins. Had a bunch of scrap material that needed to be used. So I made pumpkins. The first was easy. One piece, sew it up and stuff. I loved the material on this one. All types of small leaves. Had it around forever, knew it would be put to good use.
The other pumpkin was sewn in sections. That took me a bit, due to stopping for coffee and taking care of the dogs. But once I got moving. Poof, out came another one. The stem and the leaf were also made out of material. I had this pattern also laying around. Gosh, the things you could make without going broke.

I guess I'll just go and see what else I could dig out of the box of scraps I have. Another rainy day, good day to stay inside and work on some projects.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Listening to it hit the gutters on the house. Listening to the sound it makes while it hits the ground. Listening to it as it falls through the trees and touches the leaves. There is just something about it, after its done, everything just seems so clean and fresh. I'm one that never minds the rain.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Missing alot

Didn't think I'd miss this thing so much. My computer crashed, so had to bring it to the shop. After a few days of going without. Glad to have it back. Did get much needed things done around the house. My windows are all cleaned. Pool covered. Winter clothes down and washing. Gosh, the things I've done before I got this computer. Always got done. Why is it, you get on here, and you don't want to get off!

Friday, October 12, 2007


Another week come and gone. Fall is definitely in the air and the colors of the leaves are starting to change. In the beginning of the week you wouldn't think so. Hit 90 on Monday. Going down in the 40's tonight.

Goodbye warm weather, hello Fall!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Where do the days go?

For the last couple of days, havent had time to do anything. Between running the kids around, attending meetings and work. Just seems to be to much at times. Then when night comes around, I just want to pass out and not do anything. I sometimes think to myself. If I only, what if, or should I do? Then reality hits and I'm back.

I guess the only thing I can do is take one day at a time. Things will get done. Might not be today, but it will get done.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Happy Birthday!

And we're having a party. My little turned nine on Monday. With all the things going on, just didn't have time during the week to do anything. So today, after school. I have his friends coming over. He doesn't even know about it! Surprise!

I picked up some pumpkins to decorate and of course, a pinata. Lots of candy! Then I thought, they love to play with swords and all. Hit the dollar stores found some and I have tons of felt. So we'll be making each one a cape. Fun! Fun! Fun! Cant wait to see the surprise on his face!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Middle of the week,

and it's the longest week ever. My car is being picked up today and bought back to my driveway tonight. Need to clean it out before I donate it. Dont know to who yet. Havent even decided what to do about a car. I dont want another car payment. Not yet anyway. Really would love my car back. But hey, cant get everything we want, right? I could dream though.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


See you in the morning!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Things happen.....

So they say. Is there really a reason as why to things happen? I always thought so. Until yesterday. My car died. When it did. I asked myself, why? Couldnt find an answer. Today they tell me I need a new motor. $2500, is it worth it? 157, 000 miles and 7 years later. I dont think so and that's what I'm being told. My car is an asset to me. And today while being in the house. I felt it, not having one. I'm thankful that I've always had a car. Never not been without one until now.