Saturday, October 31, 2009


Well now it is official!! Tonight is the night!! Goblins and witches are out patrolling the neighborhood in search of those delectable treats!! CANDY!!!
We, unfortunately, don't get any kids coming to our door nowadays. I miss that! I would always dress up and make my front porch and walkway as scary as I could! What fun! And I would by real candy; like Snickers and Milky Way!! No candy corn here!! LOL!!
John and I joined friends of ours and went to a Halloween party last night! What fun! It was a restaruant all decked out with gruesome and grizzly decorations!! We had a blast and I am sharing some pics! I am the vampire; all dressed in black. John is my victim! I made really cool holes in his neck and made sure he was good and pale.My friend Cheri went as Mae West and her husband, Paul, was WC Fields!! These first few pics are us at the nail salon. We got mani's and pedi's before we went to the party!! Now that is what I call getting ready for the evening!!
So that was my evening! I hope you all are doing something fantastic on this special holiday!!! And above all; that you are having a blast!! It is the one night of the year where you can be someone or something else and PLAY!!!!
Hugs and have a magical weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Isn't this October??

I woke up this morning at 4AM with all kinds of plans. I drank my coffee and watched the news and they were discussing snow in Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Lo and behold!! As dawn broke over the horizon; we had 4 inches of that yucky white stuff!!
Alas!! My big plans are put on hold until later this afternoon. It should warm up (it says here in fine print) and the roads will get plowed!!
I just had to share this special site with you all!!
Have a happy and magical day!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Time to choose a winner!!

Well, the Halloween party was a huge success and we all had a fabulous time. To see all the creative blogs, decked out in their scary finery was such a treat. The photography was amazing. If you didn't get a chance to see some of these blogs; you have still got time to check them out.
Now for the important business of the day!! I put everyone's name into the smoking cauldron and had my wonderful husband and best friend pull out a name. Of course they were blindfolded!!! No peeking allowed.
And the winner is Betty of The Gossamer Tearoom!!! Congratulations Betty! I will be contacting you on your delightful blog. Betty won a fabulous print done by Pam Carriker!! WooHoo!!
Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such delightful comments. Hope you continue to visit! As we near the holiday; I will be doing a special Christmas give-a-way so stay tuned!!
Hugs and many thanks!
Have a magical day!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Twas a dark and chilly night and she secretly hoped that Mr. Moon would shine his bright light! She was nervous and all alone. Betty was chilled to the bone!!
Out came the moon with a light rather eerie!! Now she was more afraid than ever. Betty hoped that her friend Hilda would be there. So Betty continued on her journey.
She came upon an ancient cypress tree and it was so heavily covered in moss, it looked like a ghost in the dark. Oh my!! She was shaking now.She soon found herself near the grave yard. Was that a sound she heard?? Sounded like scrapping. It was so close to her. Yikes! Betty was ready to run but she steeled herself against her fear and continued on.
Betty knew she was almost there. The special place that Hilda said she would be at! But......she wasn't there yet. Oh dear!! Betty felt she was perfectly attired for this Halloween celebration/ritual that she and Hilda had planned.

She sat down and soon felt something around her head. What was that? It was soft, like cloth? Betty was afraid to turn her head. Afraid of what she would see!!!! But turn her head, she did!
AAIiiiiiiiieeeeeeee! She screamed!! A ghoul!! Oh my gosh...she just had to run. Then she heard Hilda cry out to her..."Don't run Betty!" " He is with me!"
Betty, terrified, turned her head and saw Betty standing in the cemetery! Oh! What a relief! But this ghoul was almost more than she could stand. He looked so menacing...and that moaning! Yikes!! Betty shivered!
Hilda had brought some rather large candles and they were lit. So it was lighter, but eerily so! But Betty was ever so glad to see Hilda...,ghoul or not! Hilda spoke very quietly and said, "Let us begin!" Hilda stood up tall! Well as tall as two feet can be! And said, " Mr. Moon! Thank you for your light. It is a beautiful sight. Betty, my dear, you are a vision to behold. And coming here by yourself was and is so bold! Now we begin! Thank you Mr. Tree for branches so strong. Thank you candles for coming along! We all appreciate what you both do. And celebrate the uniqueness that is only you! Mr. Ghoul, you are the best! You are more unusual than the rest. We appreciate how hard your job must be! Flying there and haunting this cemetary! And now the stars and the moon. Come out at night and make people swoon. We celebrate the Creator of these wonderful beings. His name is above all these niceties and things." And with a swish of her broom, Hilda was off into the night sky. Leaving Betty bewildered and beginning to cry. But Mr. Ghoul hovered near and made her feel welcomed. And Mr. Moon shone his light so that she could see. Immediately she felt better and began her trek home.
So by the light of the moon, Betty walked home. Stopping by the pumpkin patch on the way. She just had to say hello to Mr. Scarecrow and Miss Pumpkin. They would be upset if she didn't.
After a short visit, she nodded and waved as she continued on her way home. She thought about all she had seen and experienced. Betty felt so proud of herself! She had gone there on her own and even when afraid, she did not run. Of course, she had been praying the whole way there and felt His courage filling the air. That night, as she lay in her bed, she thanked the Creator for all that He has done.
Thank you all so much for visiting my Halloween Party and I hope you go to A Fanciful Twist and enjoy a bigger party there. And you must attempt to look at all the bloggers who will be joining in the festivities. Vanessa at Fanciful Twist has all the names and links so you can just enjoy and celebrate with so many others.
As a thank you for visiting my blog, I will be having a give-a-way!! A print from our very own Pam Carriker!!! Yes! You heard right. A wonderful print! All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and your name will go into the cauldron!! Here is a pic of the print. As you can see, it is being displayed by my cutie patootie, Sophia!
All Hollow's Eve!! A time to dress up and make believe! Time to share and receive goodies and treats. A time of fellowship and much laughter; so sweet! Enjoy this special time and enjoy all the bloggers who have contributed such imagination.
Have a wonderful and magical week!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank you Bevie!!

A big thank you to Bevie of "He Lives" blog who awarded me with the wonderful Deborah award!! I feel so honored to receive it!! Really made my day. Wow!! I just love this award! And now it is my turn to nominate several worthy bloggers and their blogs!!
Vanessa of Fanciful Twist is amazing and so deserving of this award! She brightens my day with her posts and her heart is bigger than Arizona!! Her blog is a wonderful work of art!
Stacey of ArtSnark is a gift to all of blog world. Her enthusiasm is so contagious and her art is amazing!! She always puts a smile on my face!
Penny of Pennybearofhandmades is one of a kind. Her heart is rich and full of kindness and compassion! And her OOAK cloth dollies are to die for. Thank you Penny for sharing your life with me.
Pam Carriker of Art at the Speed of Life is a wonder! She openly and willingly shares her vision and her art with all of us. The works that she presents take my breath away! Love you Pam!
Patti Koosed of Treasure Barn always puts a smile in my heart. What a sweet and wonderful heart she has. She tenderly shares her life with all of us and I just love her.
To all these ladies; thanks for sharing your life with me. I just love visiting with you each week.
Enjoy the award!
Hugging you

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Born!!

Just arrived!! Brittany!!!!! She another of my doll show babies and she is adorable if I do say so myself. LOL!!! She is 21 inches long and weighs around 4 lbs.
Hope you enjoy her. We have had several outfit changes and finally settled on this one. Brittany is truly one of a kind.
Today is a beautiful fall day and I will be working on a sister for Brittany. She too is almost done and she is a red head!! I love red heads!!
I will be posting her pic soon.
Have a wonderful, magical day!
Hugging you all