|First Ever Pumpkin Pie!|
I hope everyone had a terrific Halloween! It is always such a crazy night in my neighborhood! My neighbors know how to celebrate Halloween...driveway fire pits, hot dogs, adult beverages (for moms and dads only), spooky decorations, and everyone is in costume! I think the neighborhood secrets are out because I'm pretty sure I saw kids getting out of cars and running up to the houses. Clearly these kids are from other neighborhoods! I actually stayed at our house for about an hour giving out candy. I saw some really unique costumes besides the usuals...Woody from Toy Story, Hannah Montana, and lots of lady bugs this year!
Now that Halloween is over, you know Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it! I just can't believe how quickly October came and went; I literally think I just blinked and the month was gone! November always flies by for me. Both my daughters' birthdays are in this month. Thanksgiving Day is in between! Speaking of Turkey Day, did you notice my pumpkin pie? Although I fancy myself a fairly decent baker, I have never actually made a pumpkin pie before! I made two Saturday and they turned out perfect, if I say so myself..which I am! Maybe this is a sign that I will be ready for the Holidays before the day before! Nah, probably not..who am I kidding?
Besides the pumpkin pies (and overeating), I also managed to complete my laptop bag using the owl fabric I bought a few weeks ago. I am really pleased with how it turned out. What do you think? (Pretend you don't see that the owls on the flap are upside down).
What do you think? I bought the tree and bird stamp, which, I thought was kind of cheating, but soon realized stamping really IS NOT easy! I also bought some distressed Stickles? ink, which I used to glitterfy the bird. Again, not as easy as one might think. I hand colored the pears with a paint pen and I glued the music and glittery stuff on the top and bottom. What you can't see is that I used shimmery paper. I will be sending my cards to Wendy in the mail and she will distribute them among the swappers. I can't wait to see all the swappers' cards. I am sure they are all going to be great!
Have a great day! I hope to see you for Wednesday Wonderisms! Until then, toodles!