Thursday, October 29, 2009
First ingredient - pork butt. OK yes, I said the B word. My kids were amazed.
He practices his speech and listens intently to facts about animals, or insects, and studies every page. I tried to sneak a couple pictures before the flash caught and diverted his attention.
He has 5 ladies I appreciate- his a main D.O.E. teacher Miss Meg, a speech teacher Miss Barb, and a classroom he shares with the head start kids and two teachers "Auntie Laurie" and "Auntie Mauhe , plus a teachers aide " Auntie Carmel" .
I bought the pumpkins (for a whopping .99 -package of 6), as well as the candy from Safeway. Then I sat and easy, quick tags to tie onto the little black handles. The stamp set I used is an older one from Stampin Up called, " Batty for you".
The decorative paper is from Rusty Pickle, a few years back,which I trimmed with my retired zig zag scissors from Stampin Up. The words on the tag are from older Stampin Up Halloween paper. I used pumpkin pie ink for the words, & stamped the bat and spider images on kraft paper.
Next, I punched out the bat image with my 1" circle punch, the words with my 1 3/8" circle punch, used my scallop punch on pumpkin pie paper for the scallop circle. The ribbon is from Walmart. All in all- less than 20 minutes for five tags, to tell them thanks for all they do. Sweet Treats for very sweet teachers.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I also got some cute Children's Place jeans from a clothing swap, but they were sitting in Sawyer's dresser drawer, because they were too big.
Sawyer got my black oven mitts out to "protect his hands."
And the retro Firetruck on the lanai-only $5!! at my neighbor's yard sale.
When you put this all together -you've got your very own fireman!
Careful-don't spray mom!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I went to Safeway and picked up some pumpkins, then ran to the craft store for some fake foliage (that you'd never find on the islands).
I took out the existing plants, took the fall garland and and wrapped it around the rim of my urns.
I placed the pumpkins on the leaves and on the urns.
I love the bright colors when I drive up, and it makes me feel like the fall season has begun.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Neighbors Palm tree
Clouds above mountains..love it
Our white garage door and palm tree...
Our lovely driveway and house -that I have to finish cleaning because I've been sewing, painting and taking pictures!!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Anyways, after living with this color for a year and still not loving it, I asked Lily to go through the paint chips and pick a color she liked...
This is it "Pink Cherub" Benjamin Moore.
I was going to take down her stuffed animals off the shelves to start painting, but realized I also hated the stapled valance,that was dusty/dirty and here when we moved in, and the fact that it couldn't be washed.
Everything came out of the room and I took the curtains apart to resew them
(Hey, am I going Green?)
I also had her edit her animals and she decided to get rid of three bags worth of toys for her school Fun Fair. Let me tell you-that was a BIG accomplishment! She knows where each animal came from and each attached memory.
Mr. B bought new longer shelves and new wood brackets and knobs. I set to priming and painting them at 10 pm! Oh yes, I'm a night owl...plus its uninterrupted time.
Here are the new shelves and brackets without the knobs and curtains. Plus a nice soothing pink color on her walls.
I then added her curtains and she helped me put up all her animals on her shelves.
I still have to put up some white sheers-just haven't found the right length, but here it is last night, before bedtime.
She was a very happy camper and made her bed first thing this morning! I think even her fish looked happier and was smiling. Now to find the perfect rug...