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This is kinda of cheating I know I’m sorry !   Here are some pictures that my Mom took of our yard all decorated for Halloween !


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This Halloween I am so thankful to have:

A niece who is going trick -or-treating as a vampire .

A Nephew who had little pumpkin socks on his feet when I saw him last week .

A Nephew who is going on his first trick-or-treating adventure this year. He is going to be an old man complete with a cane 🙂

And a nephew who is going to be a dinosaur for his first Halloween. He is only 10 months old so he is going to help pass out candy with his Mom and Dad.

Ok so the camera is still having issues .  I’m so sorry about that ! I had a bunch of good photos to share 😦

This weekend I plan to make sugar cookies – Halloween style . My Mom gave me a pumpkin and ghost cookie cutter . And i try to keep our pantry filled with all the basics to make cookies.  We love cookies in our house !

I used found objects around the home to make this ! We have these shelves in our basement that I like to call “my go to ” shelves. I really like to rip them apart and make something new out of them. So that is what I did ! 

wood from the shelves

Black spray paint – from the frames I showed you a few weeks ago .

glitter Is from my Martha Stewart obsession

Total cost : $0 !!!!!

The 24th day of  Halloween is my Birthday – hence my lack of posts over the weekend sorry ! Ryan and I had decided that we would forgo gifts this year and going out to dinner. It was a tough decision to make , but I’m glad we did.  It was nice I got to help out a friend , with his job.  And my Mom came over with cookies – a very nice surprise. Then my sil Andrea brought over Starbucks and we had a nice long talk. Then I finished up the day making Veggie stir-fry. It was a very nice day indeed 🙂  

Sorry for the lack of pictures – my camera has some issues right now 😦

Bats! Template is from Better Homes and Gardens . Mine have my own slight twist to them. I was really hoping to get these hung up tonight but they are forecasting 50 mph winds tonight , so I think I will wait. But this guy has about 30 of his closest friends who have come to hang out at our house for Halloween 🙂


I have always love the classics . Today I was in the mood for a Halloween poem and this is what I found :

Ghost House

Robert Frost (1915)

I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
   And left no trace but the cellar walls,
   And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.

O’er ruined fences the grape-vines shield
The woods come back to the mowing field;
   The orchard tree has grown one copse
   Of new wood and old where the woodpecker chops;
The footpath down to the well is healed.

I dwell with a strangely aching heart
In that vanished abode there far apart
   On that disused and forgotten road
   That has no dust-bath now for the toad.
Night comes; the black bats tumble and dart;

The whippoorwill is coming to shout
And hush and cluck and flutter about:
   I hear him begin far enough away
   Full many a time to say his say
Before he arrives to say it out.

It is under the small, dim, summer star.
I know not who these mute folk are
   Who share the unlit place with me—
   Those stones out under the low-limbed tree
Doubtless bear names that the mosses mar.

They are tireless folk, but slow and sad,
Though two, close-keeping, are lass and lad,—
   With none among them that ever sings,
   And yet, in view of how many things,
As sweet companions as might be had.


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