October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here's a few pics of our pumpkin carving last night.
With a litte bit of help from Daddy,

this turned into
his very own R2-D2 pumpkin. Needless to say he loved it. And here's a few pics of little missy wearing her cute Halloween outfit from our freind Merle.
Tucker is ready and waiting in his costume, and the rest of us are waiting for Gracie to wake up from her nap so she can be the cutest bumble bee ever on her very first Halloween.
Enjoy your evening!

October 27, 2009


Don't you just love the weather today?? (well, if you're in So. CA that is) It looks like we finally might have some cool weather. Perfect for lighting the fireplace tonight. Yes, we might have to open a window because it's not that cool, but we will take what we can get :)

I finished this layout today that I probably started over a month ago. I'm almost happy with have my scrapbook room organized now, so hopefully I'll be cranking out the layouts.

And just because I thought these were cool,I had to share these fun little cupcake carriers for cupcakes on the go.

October 21, 2009

{I'm Back!} long update

I'm back! Well, not that I went anywhere, but it has been 2 weeks since I've updated this crazy blog. Time is flying by, and as we get into the holiday season, I know it will go even faster. Thanks for the emails checking up on me though...we're ok, just busy!! Actually, the littles are both sick, so I'm sure within in the next week I will have their cold too. This is the first time Gracie has been sick,(yep, almost made it a whole year illness free!) so of course I'm like a first time Mom worrying every time she coughs or sneezes :)

Ok, so here's what's been going on...
We LOVED Star Wars in concert! Even me that is so not a Star Wars fan loved it. We had wonderful seats, and were right up close to the orchestra as they played the music, while we watched different parts of all 6 movies. There were also costumes, props and the all important light sabers on display too. I have seen all movies over the years, starting with the first one as a kid in the 70's, but have never really been "into" them, but by the time it was over, I was standing and cheering along with the rest of the crowd!. For Tucker, that lives and breaths Star Wars, it was "his most favorite thing ever" according to him.I've been scrapbooking a little, but mostly been trying to organize and go through all my scrapbooking supplies. Working at a scrapbook store for 6 years you accumulate so much, and at some point you need to get rid of some of it. By the way, last Friday was 1 year since I worked at Strictly. Yep, time is going fast!

I went to the Flea Market this past weekend. It's one of my favorite things to do, and since there are so many booths that have vintage Star Wars things, it is one of Tucker's favorite things too. One lady asked how I convinced my son to come with me that day. Before I could answer, Tucker told her "oh it was my idea, I had to convince my mom to come today". LOL His big find of the day, an excellent condition, Star Wars encyclopedia that sold for $49.99 that he paid $7.00 for.
My big find of the day, this sterling silver teapot with the tag still attached, that I bought for $1.00! This is going to be beautiful after I shine this baby up!
I also bought some sweet vintage Hobnail Milk Glass bowls. I plan on using these pieces in my scrapbook room. So cute!We bought Gracie a little doll stroller/walker. She is so crazy spazzy walking with it, but is so darn cute. She walks her baby all over the house. Over and over again.

The house is finally finished being painted. It is so darn stressful trying to choose a color, especially since you're stuck with it for 10-15 years. I love how the color looks though, it's such a pretty shade of green with beautiful white trim. I still need to take a few pictures to share.

Sorry this was so long, I need to blog more often!!

October 7, 2009

{Wednesday} Update on Yesterdays Post

I just got done watching Stephanie on Oprah.
(see yesterdays post)
She was so inspiring.
You did a great job Steph!

Now we're headed to the Nokia Theatre to see Star Wars in Concert with one very excited 8 year old.
We can't wait!!

October 6, 2009

{Tivo Alert}

Have you heard of Nie??
If not, you've got to hear her story. I've been an avid reader of her blog The NieNie Dialogs for a few years, and followed along with the rest of the world last year when she and her hubby, who she lovingly refers to as Mr. Nielson, were in a plane crash. Both barely survived.
Stephanie and Christian will be on Oprah Wednesday.
You need to watch.
Their story is amazing.
Can't wait to see you Nie!

October 3, 2009

{Finally Fall}

I have this in my freezer,

and there is a chance of rain tomorrow!!
Ahhh life is good

October 1, 2009


Don't you just love this plant stand all done up for Fall??

No, it's not my house, I found it on Martha Stewart's blog from a few years back. I was starting to do a little more Fall decorating, and then this weeks heat wave hit. I guess I'll have to enjoy Fall via the internet for a few more days.