Monday, October 25, 2010

ground gloves

I baked a couple of pumpkin bread loaves
today for my sweetie.
It is a beautiful fall day
here...sunny but cool;
a perfect day for baking.

As I worked along, I started
to think about the holiday season
ahead and imagine how it will
be this year in our new {old} home.

I remembered sweet times of baking
in past
husband and son always so appreciative
of every little thing I made.

One of the sweetest memories that I hold so
dear was a time when my son
was about 5.  He came up
to me in the kitchen where I was baking
up a holiday treat. The counters
were full of spilled flour and spice jars,
and he looked up and said,
"Mama, what are those ground GLOVES??"

"Oh, sweetheart, those are ground Cloves!",
I said. "It's a spice that's all
ground up and it makes
things taste good".
We had a good laugh over that.

And from then on,
I've always referred to
Ground Cloves
Ground Gloves.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

spooky little shadow box

Cerri has posted this shadow box tutorial on the Joli Paquet site. It would make a wonderfully spooky addition to your halloween decorations! What a fun idea.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

autumn tutorial

Head over to the Joli Paquet site today for my tutorial on making this vintage style autumn photo board!

I am also listing one autumn photo board KIT on my etsy site!

Fun and creativity in beautiful autumn shades!

Monday, October 18, 2010

sweet cousins

Over the weekend my niece came to visit from out of state. We had such a great, manicures, eating out, watching TV, and lots of laughter and girl-talk! My other niece who lives nearby joined us also.  The three of us have started this tradition of getting together for a girly weekend and it is so much fun and a great bonding time.  On Friday night my husband took us all out to a local burger joint and my son joined us. Afterwards, he helped his cousins with their highschool homework. (I'm not sure how much work actually got done, but they had a great time visiting and playing with the dogs).

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sweet cousins, good times, happy memories...
I love to hear them all laughing in my house
and having fun together.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kits Are Here!

Today is Kit Preview Day for the fall kits over at Joli Paquet!! They are super cute. I am honored to be among these talented ladies. Head over and check them out. Kits go on sale Thursday!!

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Here is my kit! It is a chipboard album for scrapbooking or journaling with a vintage halloween theme. A little spooky and lots of fun.  My kits will be available for purchase on Thursday in my etsy shop.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

a black cat crossed my trail...

Head over to the Joli Paquet site for this darling tutorial from Jeanne!!
Isn't it just the cutest?? I LOVE black cats for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

getting in the spirit

I am so glad that October is here. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the change of weather, slightly cooler days, and an overall feeling of winding down. For me, the "winding down" is all about settling in this year to a new home, a new neighborhood, and a new season of thankfulness and appreciation. And reflection.

These new trim kits are available in my esty shop, along with some other fun items for fall.
And along with fall comes a new season at Joli Paquet! A darling tutorial has been posted by Brandy...check it out & get inspired for some fun decorating ideas!
Kits go on sale October 14...can't wait!

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