Hi Friends! Look it's me.. blogging on more of a schedule again! It's amazing what a person can accomplish when they are not spending their day stamping yard after yard of garland fabric. (grin)
I'm pretty sure I'm going to drive my sis in law's and mom in law crazy between now and Thanksgiving. We're hosting Adrain's side of the family this year and I'm doing my best to blow up their Facebook messaging with my excitement, as we all choose who is bringing pumpkin pies and green bean casseroles. I just realized that my last message was signed "Giddy!!" It's nice that they love me anyway. I've got all my Christmas shop items done for the most part, so I can just focus once again on the next thing at hand. Er, the holiday coming up that I like better than Halloween. Ha!
Halloween... yeah, I'm not crazy about it. I look at it as an awesome opportunity to shine our light into a dark world seeking some kind of light out there.
This year we get to participate in something cool that our church is helping us with. We are hosting a neighborhood glow station right in my front yard! We'll be gathering several friends and then setting up a little canopy to shelter us from the rain that they say is moving in tomorrow, and we'll be passing out a ton of candy, cocoa and glow bracelets. I can't think of a better way to not only love on my neighbors, but also help make it safe on a night when mayhem can get out of hand. I'll try and snatch a few pictures to share with you and if you're local, come on by!
apples as an after school surprise (since they will probably not get
enough sugar this week. Ha!). I have never made caramel apples before
but they were super easy. I just followed the instructions on the
package of caramels. I also added a Sasha twist by double dipping them
into melted white chocolate and then sprinkling them with pumpkin pie
Um. yeah. I am going for that Mother of the Year award. I admit it.
waiting for those big smiles I'm sure to get when the hoodlums walk in the door. I love that part of the day.
paper whites this afternoon. (Also something I've never
done but they say it's super easy. I'll say that after they have
grown.) (grin) I'm planning to plant a few more batches every couple of weeks through November so that I have blooms all during the month of December.
One of my sweet bloggy friends suggested that I follow the advice here, and use a few drops of alcohol to stunt their growth and keep them from getting too leggy. (I'm doing it! I hope I don't kill them.)
I like things that are that simple.
I had these white pebbles in my garage so that's what I used but I think they should maybe be smaller? I don't know really, I'm just going with what I've got.
settle the bulbs into the pebbles with the roots facing down and the tiny green tips up.
So that's me today... basking in the sun for the moment and checking FUN things off my list now that Christmas garlands are done! What are you up to today?