candy coma

Our second Halloween in our home was amazing.  Despite the rain, we had over 200 trick or treaters and a super fun time with our neighbors and nieces.  Pizza was devoured, cocktails were had and I realized that I’m already excited about Halloween being on a Friday next year so we can (hopefully) have a party and drag some city folks up to our place.  I even dressed up — something I haven’t done in years and years.  Fun times!!

Glitter Pumpkins


A brief post to share my Saturday night crafty activity… We had some friends up for the weekend, and i wanted to use up some glitter! I read a bunch of tutorials online, and in the end decided to just try a very easy technique of brushing some Mod Podge over the pumpkin, sprinkling it with a lot of glitter, letting it dry and coating it with a light layer of spray on glaze. I have more photos of all the weekend s activities, crafty and otherwise, but for now, am so proud of the sparkle on my front steps, I couldn’t wait to share!

Giving Thanks

My, how time flies!  It feels like just yesterday we were carving pumpkins and my nieces were dressed up for Halloween like a couple of cuties from the ’50’s.

pumpkinspink ladies

Now here I am worried about getting all my Christmas shopping done in time for the holidays.  Where does the time go?

In between, of course, was Thanksgiving– our first in our house!  With a little help from both sets of parents, our dear Cynthia and Giles and their cute pup Lola, we hosted a feast to remember.  Good times!

Coming soon ….

More stripped wood!  A dining room table made out of a door!  Green paint!  Holiday stress!

Thanks for checking in.  Stay tuned.