Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Let the Games Begin!

I LOVE the holidays!!..  But the days before?  Well, it's just non-stop busy, between cooking, cleaning, and setting things up to be just right.  So, after my morning cup of coffee, and a quick bowl of cereal, I just roll up my sleeves and say "Let the games begin!"


I baked some spice cookies a couple of days ahead.  Dear Son loves these, and it's a good thing I've put some aside in the freezer for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Yesterday afternoon, I did some extra cleaning 'round the house.  I even planned ahead, and pulled out all my "bigger pants", because let's face it.  There's just no denying, I'm gonna need them for at least the full week ahead, because I don't plan on counting calories tomorrow!  NOPE!  No way!...

Well, then, last night, as I finally kicked my feet up, and watched a little t.v., I finished putting together the basic form of a Thanksgiving mini album.


I'll fill it with photos and embellies after the holiday, of course, but I had fun putting it together, such as it is for the moment!

As for today, so far, I've cooked up my eggs, for deviled eggs, I've made a lemon meringue pie, and now have to run a quick errand...  to the store, of course!  I have two more pies I want to make, and then I may even try to whip up a couple of casserole-type side dishes ahead, either later this afternoon, or this evening, we'll see...   A busy, busy, busy day this is, but it's a very NICE kinda busy!!


So I just wanted to take this small break to say how thankful I am for every friend that stops by my little blog, to see what's going on, maybe find inspiration in something I've made, or just to say "hi"...   And I am definitely inspired by all your crafting, crocheting, baking, home decorating projects, etc., etc., etc.!!!  Blogland continues to be a pleasant escape, and a wonderful blessing to me, and I'm grateful to know you all!


 Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!   

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I know I'm a day late, and I should be saying Happy November..  or something like that;  but I had absolutely NO time to post yesterday, so...   well, here I am today!

First, I just want to share a couple of pictures.  

Here's one of our pumpkin!


He's a little more lopsided than I thought, we we first purchased him, but we had lots of fun carving a face for our jack-o-lantern, nonetheless!  When all lit up, he definitely added to the spirit of the holiday!

Next....   Well, every year, I make a bunny cake for Easter, right?..  I thought this year, I'll make a black cat cake for Halloween!!  (You can too, right HERE!)


He's not very scary looking, by any means...  But I think he came out cute!  What do you think?  Should I make this a new tradition, and make another, when next Halloween rolls around?!

Finally, I wanted to share the Halloween TP mini album,
that I made for 2011.  There's just no easier way to 
show it, than by way of video...  so here goes!



We really had a great Halloween, altogther, this year!  The day before, Dear Daughter came over, and we made our traditional Great Pumpkin Cookies, and we watched a Halloween movie together!!  During the actual holiday, on the 31st, we took the dog for a walk, and got to see several trick-or-treaters already out and about, so CUTE, and the weather was perfect!!
 

That night, Dear Son and I lit up our pumpkin, set out all our own candy and goodies, ready for when Monday Night Football came on!  Perfect!...   Yum-yum-yum-yum-yum!!!  (Calories?.. I'm NOT gonna think about'em!  Nope!  No way!)

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope 
you all had a fun-filled, very Happy Halloween!