Friday, October 31, 2008


Finally the big day is here! Are you ready?

I've had my candy for a few weeks just waiting to be given out. We're actually getting ready to get a storm this morning and then it should be clear for the rest of the day....I think. The high is supposed to be in the low 70's so should be a nice night for being out and about. Halloween is my favorite holiday, always has been. I love dressing up even now as an adult. I love to see the grin on my children's faces when they walk up to a house and say Trick or Treat and are rewarded with candy. The magical atmosphere of the entire evening is amazing.

My only wish is that school was the way it used to be. When I was little, we were allowed to wear our costumes to school. I went to a very small school where all the grades (K-12) were in the same building. We would wear our costumes and have a day of parties and games and fun. At the end of the day we would all line up and parade around the hallways and the high school kids and teachers would all come out to watch and see our costumes. It's one of the best memories for me.

Unfortunately nowadays children are not allowed to wear their costumes or even have parties for Halloween. The costumes are disruptive in the classroom they say and some view celebrating Halloween as sacrilege or devil worship so we cater to the small few who actually think that and the rest have to do without. I think it's ridiculous. America needs to get back to the way things were and I know that will never happen but it's a nice thought.

After today this blog won't be updated as frequently. Hopefully at least once a month for Great Pumpkin Day. Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 days until Halloween......

Are you ready? Do you have your costume and your children's costumes ready and waiting? My son has decided that he wants to go trick or treating with his dad this year so that will be something new for me. I'm used to always having him on Halloween because it's a special holiday for me. This year it will just be me and my 2 year old daughter. My son is going to be Darth Vader and I will get him ready here before he goes so I can take pictures and my daughter is going to be a pumpkin fairy. We tried her costume on yesterday and it is too cute for words. I'm going to be a witch, as usual, although with a different costume this year because my old one has bit the dust. Next year i'll have to make myself a new one or find a new one to purchase.

I need to get the props put on the pumpkins outside and find my big candy bowl and then i'm all set. Everyday my son gets up and tells me how many days until Halloween. It's too funny. He's a holiday nut just like his mama.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Finished Halloween Countdown Altered Clipboard

I've had this finished for a few days now and just haven't posted the pictures yet. Here it is:

I used scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby for the bottom and the little square up top. I painted the entire clipboard black before applying the paper. The ghost, pumpkin, haunted house, and bats are all foam stickers from a kit purchased at Walmart. The letter stickers also came from Walmart. The pumpkins that the numbers are on came from Hobby Lobby. I attached magnets to the clipboard and then to the numbered pumpkins, however, next time i'll use washers for the clipboard side because the polarities of the magnets didn't quite work right, but it looks okay. This was my first altered clipboard, so definitely a learning experience!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inside Decoration Pictures

I wanted to add these to the Fall Tour of Homes post i'd already made, however, that seemed like a big job with lots of work so I decided to just make a new post. So, if you're here for the Fall Tour of Homes, please also scroll down to the post called Fall Tour of Homes for a look at all my outside decorations which you can't miss!

These last two are additions to my outside decor that I wanted to share. Enjoy! Don't forget to look at my other post with all the outside decorations!

Fall Tour of Homes

If you're here for this scroll down a little. I posted my pictures a while back so they are the 3rd post now instead of the first. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fun Time Farms trip

This past weekend we went to Fun Time Farms. I was under the impression that they had a pick your own pumpkin patch, however, when we got there we were told all the pumpkins died so they had to buy some to sell there. We ended up getting 3 big ones for $5 apiece. Here's some pics from our adventures:

The kids on the cow train.
And going down the super slide.
The kids giving me goofy looks.