Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Of course, I wait til the last minute to carve a pumpkin with my kids.  My kids love it, but sometimes lose interest half way thru the carving process...leaving me to finish carving it myself and feeding them cereal for dinner.  Here are some simple pumpkin carving stencils that you can try with or without kids.

Easy.. cut out circles and fill with rubber mice!
Grab a black Sharpie and just draw...LOVE the black and white!!!
Gold spray paint....genius...
Super simple....just use Halloween masks...
Ribbon and paint...cute for a little girl's room!
How cute is this pumpkin spider!?!?!

I love real pumpkins, but I might have to do these with
"fake"  pumpkins so I can have every year....

Happy Carving!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What's for Dinner??

Oh how I never get tired of hearing this....Agghh!  Here is a super simple dinner which takes about 15 minutes to joke!  My girlfriend, Angela, who should write a book on "How to Simplify Your Life" was making this one day after school and her kitchen was spotless!  How did she do it, I asked?? All you need is one big pot to make this delicious washing a bunch of pots and pans you some extra time to enjoy your 2nd margarita.  (Trick: Make a double batch and freeze for dinner after a long day of holiday shopping next month) I know the Margarita seems a little summery, but here in is still Margarita weather!!

P.S.  I bought everything I needed for this quick and easy meal at our local Super Target...seriously.  While you are at Target, grab a pinata and some candy in the party section and surprise your kids or guests after dinner.  (Treat:  you can give the rest of the candy away on Halloween!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We have not had family photos done since Riley was 10 days old.  I just booked a session with one of my favorite photographers, Amy Smith.  I am searching for cute ideas on what to matter what, she will make it fabulous.  Check her out... she is incredible..

While searching for cute ideas on what to wear, I stumbled across WHAT NOT TO WEAR.  I am sure everyone has already seen these, but I laugh EVERY time.... (Gosh I hope none of these people read my blog!)

Happy Thursday Everyone!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Urban Decay Engagement Photo Shoot

Okay....I just got back from the most incredible "Vintage Theme" Wedding I have ever seen.  My girlfriend, Nichole, from Coral Pheasant just got married this weekend.  She designed her wedding at an old Casino/Bowling Alley that was built in the 1800's in adorable town of Old Buttonwoods, Rhode Island.  From start to finish, the wedding so thought out...down to the straws at the bar.  My friends and I also met, Carla, one of the coolest photographers on the planet!  (Carla - you were a riot!!!)  Her work is AHH-MAZING..check it out below at the engagement photo shoot for Nichole and Tim.  My feet are still throbbing from all the dancing, my eyes still hurt from all the happy tears and my face still hurts from all the laughing.  The wedding will no doubt be published.  It was incredible...Congrats Nichole and Tim!!!

Oh yeah...I also got my lips done...collagen is so cheap in Rhode Island.  Are they too big???

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nice Bootie!

Some cute military style boots I have found online.  I am sure there are plenty of other ones out there, but I have to get these kids to school!! CARRY ON....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cupcake Pops

Seriously....I have been wanting to make these adorable cupcake pops from Bakerella for quite sometime now.  We are out of bread and milk, but somehow I have time to make these.... Todd is going to leave me soon.... I feel bad, but look how cute they are!!!

My girlfriend's daughter, Gracie and my little cupcake, Ashley
How many calories do you think are in this itty bitty cupcake??
I guess I shouldn't eat 20 of them..LOL!
This one is for you are the wind beneath my wings...LOL!
My girlfriend's daughter, Bella, loves to bake!!

not bad for my first time...

No bread or milk, but I DO have black cat sprinkles.   Oh dear..I have issues...

Me with my girlfriend Tara's hunky husband, Chris Huff

for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.....good grief...does that pink
candy on top look like a nipple??    

How cute is this necklace from Bashful Bliss

Have a SWEET day!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunburst Mirrors

My girlfriend, Montye, sent me a pic of a Sunburst mirror that reminded her of me.  Come to think of it...I DO love sunburst mirrors!  (they why don't I have one???)  Here are some of my favorites....this first one make my heart skip a beat...
Oh my....I LOVE LOVE LOVE this room!!!!!!!!

Note the yummy wallpaper, bamboo cocktail table and Chinoiserie pillows!

This would be fabulous in a foyer..

My sister has this Constellation Mirror at her house...I have been meaning to break in and take it off the wall.

One of my favorite pictures on the planet....

Happy Day Everyone!
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Monday, October 4, 2010

I want Candy....Candy Corn that is!

I get so excited when I see my first bag of candy corn in the store because that means Fall is here! 
Check out these sweet ways to use it around your house...
The candy corn topiary is from Better Homes and Gardens.  How easy is this... candy corn cupcakes!! I am heading to the grocery store and grabbing some white cake mix to make these immediately!.  Ok...why wasn't this AH-dorable candy corn costume available when my kids were babies!?!?  While I am at the store, I am grabbing some candy corn Hershey kisses and making these cookies as well.  And since I don't have enough going about this candy corn garland I can make with the kids out of paper plates!!! Of course I will kick it up a notch and add glitter...

Have fun decorating!