Saturday, October 22, 2011

Swamped here but I'm still a winner at Viv's!

It happens every year at this time. I have a big Craft Fair in 2 weeks and then another the following Wednesday. I have been so far behind because of other "life" things and because I am one of the world's worst procrastinators. I can't even show you peeks yet because so many things are in a half-completed state. Oh my, I'm 62...when will I ever learn that I can't stay up all night and craft.
I haven't been visiting my favorite blogs and I've not been on Facebook. I barely get my emails read and answered and I only spend 1/10 of the time I usually spend on Pinterest! (I'm almost done whining!)
I love the changing colors of fall but never really get to enjoy them because most of October is spent in a panicked state. Every year I say I'm going to start earlier but I never do.
OK-I'm finished with the whining already.
Having said all of that, I just want to say that my health is fine. I've gotten some emails from some worried friends and I'm OK. David is feeling better too, and learning about managing his diabetes. are the pictures I took of our family room decorated for Fall/Halloween...

(I said I wasn't packing "George" Claus away)

There are no children at this house anymore but I like to put some "cute" Halloween things around....not so much on the scary decorations.
I mentioned in the blog title that (in spite of the procrastinating) I am a winner!!
A fun, talented blogging friend, Viv, of Viv Out On a Whim,, had a great giveaway with an assortment of Halloween goodies and I won!!! Viv is a gifted artist and she has a big, fun loving family and some crazy cats. I couldn't wait to see what I had won!!
The package came on Thursday....and I was so excited to open it and see
what was inside...

Sweet needle felted acorns in a crepe paper basket and some vintage postcard reproductions

Two faux cupcakes that looked good enough to eat but had no calories

A really cute Halloween cone with a funny skeleton inside!

A copy of the Gooseberry Patch Halloween magazine, loaded with ideas...
and my favorite item ...the chenille pumpkin with the cinnamon stick stem!!!
To quote what Viv would say, "It's stinkin' cute!"
Thank you Viv..I love everything and have already incorporated my gifts into my dining room...

My faux cupcakes and faux acorns look great with my faux creamware, don't you think?
Thanks Viv!

Ok, it's back to crafting for me. No more whining...just work, work, work!
I hope to be around and visit soon...just know that I love you all and
appreciate the fact that you're still stopping by.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This Week Around Here...

It's Fall...

 Come right in....

I am loving white pumpkins this year...

We had some visitors...

I finished a big project for my office
(11-inch letters for a really big Christmas Banner...thank heavens for the Cricut!)

I'll be back with Halloween decor~


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall sneaked in while we were away

David & I have just returned from our annual Rehoboth Beach vacation which we both really needed this year.  We had a great week away and even though the weather wasn't the was still away and that is what's important.
When we left to come home on Friday morning the temperature in Delaware was 76-degrees. When we arrived home to Pittsburgh the temp was in the 50's. Yeesh!
On our way to the beach we were able to visit with Eric, Jane, Charlie & Miles for a little while. We had been hug deprived but got almost caught up on hugging and cuddling our sweet boys!
I can't believe that Charlie will be 4 and Miles will be 1  in November.

Both boys have more energy than we could ever keep up with but we tried.
One of the highlights was going to Charlie's very first basketball practice.
Imagine that...maybe 12 or 13, 4-6 year olds all dribbling basketballs at the same time.
My camera isn't equipped with the ability to photograph objects in the warp speed of motion that those kids were in. You can get the general idea though...

Please note that Coach Billy is about 6'8" tall. That alone was a funny picture
compared to these future hoopsters!
Of course, after all of that running and dribbling...a guy needs a cold drink...

Miles was looking on in envy at Charlie's new team jersey....mid-calf  length is making a comeback this fall!

A scene later that afternoon...
When he's tired...he can sleep any position!
On Sunday morning, we kissed everyone good-bye and headed to the beach.
I didn't realize until I got home and uploaded my pictures that there were  picutes of Eric and Jane. Sorry guys, but you understand who the stars are :D

When we're in Rehoboth, we always stay at the Bellmoor Inn and Spa.
It's a beautiful facility with wonderful amenities...
a great breakfast buffet...

Afternoon tea...

and beautifully appointed rooms...

The public areas are great, too...

While in the area, we were able to meet up with a wonderful woman who I have become friends with through blogging. If you don't know her, you can find her blog on my sidebar or just go here.
P.J. Johnston is a delightful, warm, funny woman who deserves a blog post of her own so I'll be back again tomorrow with some details of our visit with her and her charming husband, Stu.



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