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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We decided to carve four three pumpkins last night.  Brody and Skylar were all excited to help and participate.  Here are some BEFORE pictures:

When Skylar saw the insides of the pumpkin, she put two hands over her eyes and ran to hide behind the couch, here she is watching us carve from afar...

Here is Brody hard at work, he was a dedicated pumpkin cleaner and template maker...

After a few minutes of watching from the couch and eating some Halloween snacks, Skylar was brave enough to come close to help with the last pumpkin.  She was no longer afraid!

So we had planned to carve four pumpkins, but we ended up with three great pumpkins.  What do you think of our creations?

I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fun Halloween Favors

I have seen so many creative Halloween ideas that I wanted to make sure to share them before the whole month of October flies by.  Some of you might be planning a Halloween party or thinking about bringing Halloween favors to your child's class.  In case you missed my Halloween party post (which was featured on Pizzazzerie, yay!), here's a picture of Brody's treat bags that he'll be bringing to his class:

Here are more great ideas that are not only adorable, but very simple to do!  Just click on the link to view the tutorial:

Halloween Clothespins via Nap Time Journal

Lollipop Spiders via House of Baby Piranha

Mini-Marshmallow Ghost Bags via The Gaines Gang

Popcorn Witch Bags via Martha Stewart

Candy Corn Felt Sachets via Chica and Jo

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another Year Older...

It's hard to believe that another year has gone by and I am a year older!  I thank the Lord for the wonderful family and friends He's given me, my supportive and loving husband, and two kids who make me feel like the luckiest mom alive.  While some days can be challenging as a stay-at-home-mom of two young and energetic kids, I try to always think of how blessed I am that I can spend my days watching Brody and Skylar grow up.  They inspire me to be a better mom, and Chris inspires me to be a better wife.  I am excited to see what lies ahead for the upcoming year.

In honor of my birthday, I wanted to do something party related, and since I am obsessed with dessert tables, I thought it would be fun to share some photos of beautiful and inspiring dessert tables.  Enjoy!

Source: Amy Atlas

Source: Hostess Blog