I thought I would share some of the pictures from our recent Annual Pumpkin Dinner!! We always have a lot fun and I start planning months in advance and start making the goodie bags for everyone.  I try to make something new and fun every year.  This year I found some cute little orange baskets at Joann’s and thought they would be prefect for this year’s dinner.  They turned out a little harder to make then I thought they would be cause I had to actually sew the faces on because I couldn’t get them to stay no matter what glue I used.
I used my Cricut to cut out the leaf and then embossed it using my Cuttlebug.  I used green pipe cleaners for the stems and wrapped them around the handle.  And everyone got a bag of their favorite candies.
Here is the table setting for the night.  Still love the pumpkin soup tureen that I got last year.  This year I bought new black and orange dishes for the night.  And added gummy eyeballs to everyone’s bowl as a trick!!!
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After a fun night of pumpkin carving, we finished the night with these yummy cream puffs that I can’t take any of the credit for.  One of our “kids” made them for us – and always Jeff did a great job!!  They were as yummy as they look!
And here is the finished product from the night.
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Hope everyone gets lots of treats today!!!  Have a great Halloween.
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Easy to make Card

So one day in Joann's I found a package of some really cute K&Co Company pockets with a tag inside.  There were 8 of them in package and on sale for 40% off so of course I had to pick them up.  They were all flowers and I thought they would make adorable cards. 

So here is one of the cards that I made as a "Thank You" card to my sister for a great weekend we had with them in June.  I used a couple different color cardstock, some lace and embossed it with my cuttlebug.

The inside of the card is where I used the tag that came out of the pocket on the front.  I just added a stamped "Thank you" and voila I had a nice card that took no time at all to make.  And I still have 7 more of these tags to use on other cards which makes me very happy!

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The love of an old dog

So I have a good friend that right now is going through the tough time of making that awful decision to let an old friend go.
One day I came across this sticker and know that I had to use to make something for her.  I had these little easels that I had bought a while ago at Michael’s and thought it would make a perfect little gift for her. 
I painted the background a light brown and added some paper ribbon that I had, a couple of cute dog buttons and added the saying. 
I thought it came out pretty cute and so did she.
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Sorry the picture isn’t that great but it is the only one that I have.
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Things to know about me!

Since I haven’t posted in a while I thought do something fun and tell you a little about me. I thought this list was cute when I read it on another blog and decided to copy it and use it here.  So here we go…
A. Age: 46
B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore that you hate: Making the bed – what a waste of time.

D. Dogs: 2 Fur babies – Maggie May & Wyatt Earp

E. Essential start to your day: Email and the internet

F. Favorite color: Purple

G. Gold or Silver: Gold

H. Height: 5’8”

I. Instruments you play: Piano but not very well

J. Job title: Rebate & Federal Grant Manager

K. Kids: 2 + 2 future son in laws

L. Live: California

M. Mother’s name: Letha

N. Nicknames: Pooh Bear, Chris

O. Overnight hospital stays: Both kids, Hysterectomy, Staff infection, gall bladder removal

P. Pet peeves: That people like Michael Vick get to make millions of dollars after the disgusting things he did.

Q. Quote from a movie: Hmmm I don’t think I really have one.

R. Right or left handed: Right

S.Siblings: 3

T. Time you wake up: Around 6:15 am but not by choice

U. Underwear: Of course – never leave home without them Smile

V. Vegetable you hate: PEAS

W. What makes you run late: the internet most of the time

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth,neck, wrist & shoulder

Y. Yummy food that you make: Triple chocolate torte

Z. Zoo animal: Monkeys

So I hope that you had fun reading about me and hope that you stop by again soon to see the other fun things I have to post.
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