Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween

This is my first year to actually decorate for Halloween. I only had two decorations that my sister Bonnie had made and sent down to me a couple of years ago. I found some clearance items at the Company Store this summer and decided this would be the year I was going to decorate for Halloween. My first attempt looked really, really pathetic. So I called up Bonnie (who is the holiday decorating queen) and she told me to use cute ribbon to hang my lanterns up with.

Then after an entire day obssesively looking up decorating websites and blogs, and 3 trips to the Gingerbread House in Safford. I redid the whole thing.

It's very kid friendly but that's where we are at right now. So here it is..........(drum roll)........




The lanterns and picture (it's actually a place mat attached to a flat frame) are from the CompanyStore. The pumpkins are from Target (I totally copied some pumpkins I saw at Gingerbread House and tied cute ribbon on them).

The candy corn is from Gingerbread House in Safford. Then I took out the pictures I had in these frames and used these adorable witch silhouettes

http://www.valuevillage.com/downloads/peculiar_picture_frames.pdf



This super cute pumpkin Bonnie made for me a couple of years ago (she's so darn crafty I can't believe it). I love the polka-dot bow so much a copied it for the pumpkins up above. I'm pretty much a copy-cat.

Here are the websites and blogs I poured over when I was trying to figure out what to do.

http://www.itsashabbything.blogspot.com/
http://kari-youcanmakeit.blogspot.com/
http://www.marthastewart.com/holidays

There's a bunch more but I didn't bookmark them.



Monday, October 5, 2009

Great Video = Great FHE

Ryan showed me this video earlier today. It is so good. We showed it to the kids for FHE tonight and I was surprised how it impacted Alec. The other kids liked it, but Alec was really changed by it. Ryan and I kept hiding our smiles from him. He couldn't stop talking about how different he felt after watching it. It was cute.

So if you have couple of minutes, check this one out it's really good.