Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two more days until HOLLIween!

I've been a busy busy gal every night trying to get the house and yard decorated for the party.  I have accomplished a lot but have lots to do. Luckily , my cousin is taking tomorrow off as well and is coming over to help me. My poor husband is back to working crazy hours again so I don't have him to help when I need 4 hands.  I most likely wont be posting tomorrow with all my running around so have a great weekend!
I'll leave with you a few thoughts of Halloween and a few more crafts that ive done .

I have around 15 of these that I will be putting in the bushes with glow sticks. I've tried 2 of them out already and they look great!

I love the old creepy real pictures from long ago.

That's in my front yard. I may splat some glow juice on them from a glue stick .

Have a great day , yall!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HOLLIween crafts

I have a list of things I have to get done every night leading up to the party.
My first project of the night was glueing magnets to some plastic bugs for my lampshade. I like the way it turned out! They were super easy to make. 

Then I started on decorating my pumpkins. I have 5 real ones and 3 foam ones to decorate and I got 2 of them done last night.  I used earrings, buttons, hardware , and Halloween
decorations. Nothing is safe around the house right now. LOL. 
I kinda like them - what do you think? 

My friend Debbie bought us this cute shower curtain for the guest bathroom and it's so cute! It's glow in the dark too. 

I made my destination arrow signs last night, now I just have to nail them to the tree tonight. Pictures will be tomorrow for that. 
 I was at target the other day and I can never resist playing with some of the cute accessories.  What's funny is when I first saw the red thing, I seriously thought it was a hair style like the Heat Miser from the Christmas cartoon. I laughed out loud at myself when I realized it is a beard and mustache. Heehee.  Maybe that means I have a creative mind. 

Did anyone else watch the Nightmare before Christmas last night?  ABC is doing 13 days until Halloween . I love it and wish I could find my DVD. This is the Boogey Man song.

And thats all I've got for today.  Hope you have a great Tuesday. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

State Fair and weekend stuff

Hey y'all , Happy Monday to you. How was everyone's weekend?  I took last Thursday off to spend the day with my husband at the Texas State Fair and we had so much fun as always.  The first thing we did was get some coupons for a Fletcher's corny dog.  So I am kind of weird when it comes to traditions. I've been going to the fair since I was a kid and our schools have fair days with free tickets. Anyways, there are several Fletcher's spread out along the fairgrounds but the only one I eat from is the one by Big Tex. I'm sure they are all the same but I HAVE to eat at that one.  Another tradition is to ride the giant Texas Star ferris wheel. Its so fun and it was the most gorgeous day to see all of Dallas from the top of the ride.   We saw all the cars in auto shows, walked through the farm animals, saw some trick dog shows, ate a funnel cake that was heavenly, had some fresh-squeezed lemonade, Todd had a beer, and just really enjoyed all the people watching.  Something I also look forward to is the butter creation that is made every year. This year was running horses. Very detailed and ALL made from butter.

I also had to work this weekend which doesn't happen too often and we had 2 weeks notice to not make plans. My team is considered part of IT and so we had to be the testers for some of the changes being made.  Saturday, Todd and I straightened out the garage enough to get his car back in it and to prepare some room for the party this weekend.  I had Todd also cut my wood I found for my signs to nail to the tree before he left for work.  I did a lot of decorating and hanging witch hats from the ceiling. I spray painted 2 candelabras that were brass and now they're black.  I painted another folding chair purple, and finally painted the candle holders. I got all that done by 3 when i had to start being on the conference calls.  There were some great movies on Lifetime channel that took forever to watch because i would pause it during the calls. I watched  Jaws, The Notebook and cried again. Then the Green Mile was on which is so good, and then a weird movie called The Driver which was written by Stephen King.  Todd came home from working most of the day too and brought a pizza home. Perfect day!

Yesterday, after church we had lunch with Todd's parents and his brother to celebrate my father-in-laws birthday that was 2 weeks ago.  Better late than never.  Todd spent most of the day at church because we had a special worship evening last night at the church. It was just the band and some guest singers from a few nearby churches and they were so great.  I have to say that i really enjoy watching my husband play the drums and do something he enjoys. He's good too!!

Its a busy week ahead because i have to finish decorating for Holliween that is THIS weekend!! Cant wait. I have so much to do. 
And because i love my Jax, here's a pic of him to make you smile.
Have a great day. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


So i'm kinda obsessed with the rock band Blue October who happens to be Texas boys.  Over the years, the lead singer Justen has really had a lot of struggles.  To deal with those struggles he got addicted to drugs and alcohol  and really spiraled to a dark place.  He had a brutal custody fight of which he lost his oldest daughter to his ex-wife or girlfriend several years ago and I cant imagine the pain of that.  Like many anguished singers you hear about, he wrote his best songs that really put the band on the charts for a long time during his hardest times.
Eventually Justen sobered up and wrote a new album titled "Sway".  I think you can tell a huge difference between his sad years of writing to his new happier writing.  I really like the new stuff especially knowing of his struggles. He is now happily remarried and has another little girl that is adorable. I follow him on facebook and twitter in case you're wondering how I know.
Here are 2 songs that I like a lot from both past and present.

This one is Hate Me -

This next one is Sway from the titled album Sway.  Who wouldn't want their special person telling them they want to dance with them because time is precious?!

Are you familiar with this band? 
Have a great Wednesday y'all!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Antiques and weddings

Hey yall! Last Saturday I drove to Quitman to visit my most awesome 87 yr old grandma (Nanny). It's a 2 hr drive one way and so I leave in the morning to spend more time with her. Just up the road is a small town called Mineola that has some of my favorite antique stores. 
I wasn't able to take picture of everything I bought but some of my favorites at least. I bought a very cute 70's floral bedspread with pompon trim. It's real bright and I love it! That's 2 new bedspreads in 2 weeks. Oh well! It was in the linen closet when I was taking pictures. 
I grabbed this hanging basket and bought some small pumpkins to put in there. 
 I bought this small lampshade that I'm going to decorate with cut up strips of fabric. 
I found 2 spools of vintage Halloween ribbons. 
I bought this old vintage doll that's both pretty yet creepy. She doesn't bend so I'll prop her up on a wine bottle for the party. 
I am most excited about my old fashioned metal trash can with lid. Most all places and locations use plastic and these are what I grew up with. I'm going to use it to put the soft drinks in for the party and then to store Halloween decorations in.  
Here are some things I didn't buy but kinda wished I did. 
I feel like I NEED a Willie Nelson purse made from an album. 
It was a cool feather thing that you could wrap around neck like a shawl it maybe as a belt on skirt. I don't know but I loved it!! 
This vintage stuffed clown looked creepy and I almost bought it. 
I liked this burlap jackolantern. It seems easy enough to make if I had the time. 
I also liked the burlap spooky banner. I didn't have room for it with all my other decorations. 
Nanny is holding up a cute tray we saw that was on the pricey side but I want to do something similar. Nanny makes a cute Vanna.  So we had tons of fun and I love hearing stories from Nanny on some of the antique pieces we came across. 

On Sunday I had a wedding to go to after church. My young cousin on my dads side got married and the ceremony was so sweet.  Here are some pics from the wedding. 
Me and the bride Jean
Father of the bride Larry

My cousin Jessica was matron of honor 

First dance with James the groom

It was really nice and was catered by a yummy BBQ place and the cake was divine!! 
Todd joined the wedding but left to go back to work once the reception started. 
It was a great weekend and so good for my soul to see nanny. Hope yall had a great weekend. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hold Fast

Good morning y'all! Hope everyone's weekend was good. We got tons of much needed rain last night and its wonderful. Wonderful for the lakes, trees, grass, etc.  Terrible for my head because the storm brings in a crazy sinus headache and my allergies are now kicking my butt.
I've kind of had a melancholy feeling in my heart as I move thru motions at work , home and over the weekend.  Todd is still working crazy hours and every night this week has been lonely because he comes home at 3am. My Dad is in the hospital but he's on the mend and should be released sometime this week. My mom has been very very sick and has even had a hospital visit of her own.  It really gets me down with my closest people are not good.  Honestly, I don't know what I would do if I didn't have Jax as my companion to love on and play with during the evenings and days i'm home.
Unless you're living in a cave you've probably heard by now that yet another person in Dallas has been diagnosed with Ebola.  Its a scary world we're living in y'all and i'm not convinced that its only contained through bodily fluids.
With all things going on , I am finding myself seeking comfort and listening to this song on my ipod and phone by MercyMe- Hold Fast.

I did have a great day with my precious grandma Nanny last Saturday and we stopped in my favorite antique stores close to her house. I'll tell you about everything I bought later this week.

Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tunes on Thursday

Hey y'all , happy Thursday!  I am a huge fan of Stevie Nicks and her CD was released last week.
The name of CD is "24 Karat gold- Songs from the Vault".  I prepaid and bought it on iTunes  and I am really enjoying the whole album.
Here are 2 of the songs from youtube:

This is the "Dealer"

This is "Lady"

Have a great day!!!