Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Apple Jelly

I just canned 12 8oz jars of apple jelly. I'm worried that my first batch of 6 isn't going to set up, just by looking at it. I'm hoping tomorrow they look better.

And this was my first time making it and it was so much fun!! I could find myself really getting addicted to this. Last year one of my friends made Pear Raspberry Jelly and it was so good.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Party

Amy over at Living Locurto is throwing a Halloween Party until October 30. It looks like a lot of fun. There will be drawings for different categories like costumes, decor, party items. So head on over there and ever your best Halloween pages!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I have jumped on the Twilight band wagon. I am officially addicted. Last night I was reading in bed with my flashlight so my husband could go to sleep.

If you have not read this book, run out and get it. You will not regret it!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Projects!!

I finally finished the Candy Corn Topiaries that I started oh two weeks ago! I had to run to the store this morning to buy Spanish Moss. Then I had to spray paint it black. I swear that is the messiest stuff to work with. Anway.... here are my finished corns! I'm really happy with how they turned out.

These were so simple to do. The logest part was waiting for the paint to dry on the styrofoam. I think it cost me about $12 to buy everything to make two of them. But that included things like paint, glue, and ribbon. Which I have tons left of for other projects. And the $2.00 bag of Spanish Moss which will probably last me my whole life!

Here is another little project that I threw together. My daughter made the tree at daycare (or painted the paper anyway). But I thought it was cute. Plus my bedroom is in reds and golds.

I won the picture of the frame at a baby shower this summer. I wish I would have taken a before picture of the frame. I'm sure it came from the dollar store (it's actually plastic!). It was a silver color but it looked like they were trying to make it aged. Anway.... I spray painted the frame black. Then I added a piece of scrapbook paper to the back and added the tree. I think it turned out super cute!

I went to the dollar store this week and got a black frame to make the "BOO" or "EEK" pictures that everyone is doing. I wasn't able to find the cute frame that everyone else has, but it will work. I also picked up a white frame to do another project that I've been thinking of doing. So I'm hoping to possibly work on those tomorrow.

Linking up to Someday Crafts and craftaholics anonymous

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Matthew Mead!

Linda over at Restyled Home is having another Matthew Mead giveaway! This one is really awesome. It's to promote his new book Entertaining Simple.

Just from looking at the cover this book has some awesome ideas in it.

And I seriously think I need to eat these for dessert after lunch!

You can purchase this book at bookstores across the US and Canada and also from this website:

So hop on over to her blog and enter! And while you are there check out the things that she has been doing. I love her blog she has so many cool ideas.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Don't you just love a giveaway!

Melissa at 320 Sycamore is having a blog warming party and an awesome giveway! I love what she did with the 3 opening frame!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Halloween Ideas

I'm still working on my candy corn topiaries. I need to run to the store to buy some glue because I can't find mine. But I will have them done this weekend!

I also got the cutest things from my daughter that she made at daycare this week. One of them I think I'm going to frame and put out for the fall season. They painted paper and then cut our trees (or the teacher cut our trees, because she's only 22 months old and doesn't use sissors!)

I found these on the country home website and they look like a lot of fun to do.

I also really want to do this.

So hopefully this weekend I can get to the store so I can get these projects finished!