Sunday, November 6, 2011

Simple Things Sunday

Our First Sign of Winter came this past week.
I was not ready...........mentally anyways. 
We had snow on the ground for Trick or Treating but it didn't seem to matter.
The Pumpkins,  they didn't let it get them down either.........
they kept a smile on there face the whole time! 

Happy Sunday!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Cards

I'm so excited.......I've ordered my Christmas Cards and it's only November 6th.  
And, the best part about it is that I got 25 cards with pictures on them for $17.00 (shipping was $8.)! 
  I'd joined Living Social  a few months back to get some great deals.  was offering a $15.00 for $40.00 worth of product.  I had $10.00 in Living Social bucks (not sure how I got them) so I paid $5 bucks for $40.00 worth of product.  SCORE! 

This is my card:

I normally send out 50 cards but that would be too costly since each card is around $2 bucks,
so I decided I would send these cards to close family and regular cards to others.
 I got my regular cards after Christmas last year when they were %75 off at Target.
However, if I come across another great deal on photo cards I may order 25 more!

 I can't wait to see them up close and address them to be sent out after Thanksgiving!
 Is that too soon?  When do you send your cards out?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Friday Favorite Things

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Happy Friday EVERYONE!  
Here a few of my Friday Favorites:

This is a drawing by my Audrey. 

I love it! And, I love my little artist!
  I thought she did a wonderful job for this being her first attempt drawing the famous Peanuts.
 This is where she got the inspiration to draw them....Starbucks.
 Oh, how I love a Cafe Mocha made with soy milk from Starbucks.  If you haven't tried it with soy milk, you should!  I don't use soy any other time but with a latte,  it adds a much better taste.  Seriously try it!  I could drink one every day but I don't and I'm sure you all know why.....yup...too much $.  $5.00 a pop adds up quick.  I usually get one a week, or two.... occasionally three but that usually means I've ended up at Target to do some shopping.  More than one a week and I start to feel guilty.  I wish I could make them myself!

Since I'm on the subject of Starbucks....I found this mug a few weeks ago and had to have it.  Why? Because of the year 1971...the year I was born.  I use it all of the time.
  Brewing Since 1971 Mug, 12 fl oz

These TWO are always a favorite of mine. 
 I'm sure you can all relate! 
 We had pictures done at the apple orchard that we've been going to since Ethan was born.   
The smirks on their faces is so them when their together.  Ethan's face is saying "I'd  shove this in your face if this photographer wasn't taking our picture!" and Audrey is saying " Ha Ha, you can't do it cuz you'd get in trouble! "  True Love!

One last favorite thing of the week:
This wreath I made last year is all over Pinterest
 I thought that was pretty exciting for a little crafter like me.
 Click here for the original post on this wreath.  
Pinned Image
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and don't forget to follow along at Finding Joy.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

Another year of Trick or Treating.......well just lots of Treating really.  
Ethan is at the age were he wasn't sure if he wanted to dress up but after a little convincing he decided to be a "ZOMBIE".  I think most 10 year old boys go as something gruesome.  My Audrey was a "SPIDER LADY".  We found the hat and glasses this summer and worked off them.  She wanted to make her own outfit which I thought was awesome....she's so creative at 8!  She decorated her shirt and wore some webbing for a spidery look along with a few spiders hanging off of her .  I think she looked pretty cute!

Love those BLUE eyes!

I had a bit of fun with the first three pictures using
 You could spend hours messing with your pictures using this site!

After an hour of walking the streets we made a quick stop to Stephen Kings house for a picture. It was very dark so you can't see much . He only spends summer in his 
Maine house but I think he should stick around for Halloween and pass out candy
 ....wouldn't that be cool and most likely very scary!

After we got home the kids checked out their loot......
.......lots of ExCitMenT and trading of course! 
I think this is their favorite part of the night!

At the end the kids put most of their candy in one big 
container to share with eachother (and mom & dad ;) 

Well, the decorations are put away and the Thanksgiving ones are out. 
 I'm looking forward to, good food and Macy's Parade (on TV)!