We made this fun little haunted house the other day. My mom saw something similar from Women's Day and we came up with our own version.
We used a pound cake, chocolate frosting, candy corn and M & M's, gel, and marshmallows (sp?). The bakery at our local grocery sold us the plastic rings for $1. They are the kind they use in the bakery to put on cupcakes.
It was a fun project.
You don't really think I could leave it out as a centerpiece, do you? :) It would be gobbled up before I could even leave the room! :)
Did I mention that I have a huge secret project going on?
I didn't think so, because I'm not allowed to talk about it yet. It makes blogging hard, because it takes up most of my creative time. But it's a good one :)
On Sunday afternoon, approximately 4 pm, I got a very wild hair up my you-know-what, and decided I need to move a few things around. Ahem. Let's just say at 1 am I was still putting the computer and flat screen back together. One day I'll show pictures.
We are struggling with middle school decisions right now. My oldest is in 5th grade, and we can't decide between our zoned school, a local magnet program, or a private school. I am freaking out about this...middle school just plain scares me. I'm praying on this one...that we will be led to the right choice.
I'm making my own version of this right now. I hope I have pictures soon.
Ava and Ashton has been very pre-occupied with helping children in need right now. They are mainly concerned with the children in Haiti and those that will not have Christmas. I feel happy that they have been led to serve in some way and I'm trying to help them make some decisions about what they can do to help, without being overwhelmed.
We haven't been to church in two months. I am feeling a lot of guilt about this. We missed two weeks because of vacation and then I dropped the ball. Big time. I miss it. I want to, need to, get back.
Thinking a lot about Christmas. The presents we will choose this year. What I can handle making, and trying to budget. I love Christmas.
I miss my blogging friends. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting much. Thanks for sticking around while I go through my I'm-not-blogging-very-much phase. :)
Like a lot of you, Fall is my favorite time of the year. Although it is still very warm here, there is a subtle difference in the air. The light has changed. The sunrise is beautiful every morning. The kids are in a nice, solid routine at school and the holidays are coming! :)
We made our yearly pumpkin patch run with my Mom yesterday. I had to drag Logan along. Apparently when you are 10 the pumpkin patch is for babies? Oh well. He ended up taking a lot of the photos. :)
I happen to love the gnarled, ugly pumpkins. It reminds me that God loves us all, warts and all. There is a purpose for every living thing!
My oldest and youngest. How did they get so big?
Ava searched high and low for the perfect pumpkin. She wanted a perfectly round one with no bruises or spots and a straight stem. I think she inspected every single pumpkin!
Logan tried to get a group shop. Nearly impossible! :)
I hope you are enjoying fall wherever you are. We don't have the pleasure of seeing the leaves change in Florida, but there is surely beauty to be found!
I've been working on the commissioned sunflower mosaic for awhile now, and I was finally able to grout it this weekend.
I love the gold glass, and how the iridescent glass changes colors when it's hit by sunlight.
I used to work primarily in tile when I did mosaics. Now I use almost all stained glass. The color variations are endless.
I was feeling like maybe I didn't have anything left to say.
And I didn't like feeling stressed out about "having" to blog.
I also was spending way too much time on the computer, and my to-do list was growing exponentially.
But after being off-line for a little bit, I'm feeling oh so more balanced, and I hope to keep up this balance. Which means I won't be posting every day, or every other day either. I will be posting when I have something I really want to share.
I value my bloggy friends and I've missed you all.
It's good to be back!
ps-Enjoy the beautiful inspiration pictures from Flickr. I've got some good stuff of my own to show you soon!:)