Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halloween Giveaway!

*************The giveaway has been extended until Wednesday since there haven't been 30 posts. Tell your friends!***************************************
Okay, as promised (although a day late!) I'm having the first giveaway on my blog. Pictured above is the Halloween goodies that will go to the winner. Included:

  • Halloween Stickers
  • A skull ice cube tray
  • A cool black metal notebook
  • A 3-D Halloween card
  • Spooky bottle stickers
  • Skeleton platter
  • Halloween colored pencils
  • A copy of Country Living's Halloween book

In addition the winner will get a hand-crafted owl ornament made by me. I posted a picture of a similar ornament below. I haven't quite finished the actual ornament for the giveaway.

How to Enter: In the comment section, tell me about your favorite Halloween costume of all time (either your own or someone elses). If I have comments from 30 people by next Friday, I will randomly draw a name as the winner. So, please forward to your friends who may be interested in this blog.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to Me!

Today is the second anniversary of this little blog. I have to say that I still enjoy it as much as I did at the beginning. It's nice to have a place to put photos of all my projects for people to see and to look back on. Publishing a blogs helps motivate me to finish projects and paintings and to try new recipes.

Above is a picture of one of the random heirloom tomatoes my sister, Emily, is harvesting from her garden by the bucketload. I guess it's been a pretty good year for tomatoes, although they ripened a little later than usual.

Big News! In honor of two years of blogging, tomorrow afternoon I will be announcing my first ever


That's right - a cool prize will go to one lucky winner. Check back tomorrow to see how to enter.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween is right around the corner

Oh, okay- I know Halloween is still almost two months away. And I love September so I'm not trying to rush it. BUT.....I love Halloween. It's such a great time for creative, crafty types. Here are some awesome Halloween ideas/decorations I found around the web:

Above: Halloween stencils on They also have a ton of cute picks and sprinkles.

Below: Creepcakes by Martha Stewart. It would be a fun activity with a kid, wouldn't it?

Above we have some cute mummy pops from Oriental Trading....

....and here we have some awesome vintage-looking Halloween cards from Plum Party.

Or maybe you like your Halloween stuff on the gory side? No problem. Above is a candy blood treat from Oriental Trading, and below is a drink dispenser from

I like my Halloween cute or atleast cheesy-scary (not really scary, though. I hate those Scream costumes). The ornaments above are also from Plum Party.

And finally, here is a cool decorating idea from Country Living. Just creepy enought, right?