Only 4 more days 'till Halloween!
A few weeks ago I did a guest post at Cachey Mama's Classroom.
It was all about Great Picture Books for Halloween!
For the last few days, I have been getting a lot of requests at school from folks who want suggestions for books to read at children's parties-either at school or home!
I have never done a repost....but it seems that this one might be relevant!
So here it is....if you have already read this....my apologies....if not...I hope you find it useful!
After all....I do hold the title for Mis-Information
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
From silly to spooky...reading Halloween tales is a great way to get in the spirit of Halloween!
Here are some suggestions for you....they are all available at Amazon but even better...FREE at your library!
Read on for the list!
My blogging has been put on hold the last days because I have been sooo busy living my life....no time for projects!
I got this great email from my daughter while we were enjoying ourselves in Memphis this weekend!
SHE was doing a project and is letting me share it with you!
Email text: Hey Mom....Look what I did!
$4.99 for each chair from Goodwill
plus $12 for paint and fabric from the fabric box!
Who says the pumpkin doesn't fall far from the pumpkin patch.....?
It went from really ugly.....to nice...but sort of boring....that's because I actually listened to what he wanted...."nothing too fancy or wild"....go figure!
The post has the full tutorial if you are interested.
Now... on to MY sewing chair that looked like this!
If you have been reading this blog you know that I am not afraid of "fancy or wild"!
So off to the fabric store....and see the great fabric I found!
I bought 1 yard for $7 and I was ready to turn ugly into NICE!
This is going to have to be a really short post. My week is absolutely crazy....
2 nights at school for conferences...
1 night at school for a fun author visit....
1 night for a theater outing to see "Much Ado About Nothing"
Don't you feel sorry for me? NOT!
Anyway....I thought I would share a quick tip for keeping your "real" pumpkins and gourds from spoiling!
I love to buy those little gourds that look like pumpkins....they are great at Halloween....and make great additions to Thanksgiving vignettes too.
Here is the simple solution for making them last!
Saturday was a beautiful Fall day in Minnesota!
The sun was bright....
The temperature hit 80 degrees....
Mom is less than a month away from leaving us to travel to her Winter home in Florida!
What better than to gather all the girls for a fun day of shopping and lunch in the beautiful lakeside town of Waconia!
There are lots of fun little shops to explore....and a great lunch destination on the lake!
Check out all that this little gem of a town has to offer: Destination Waconia!
Come along and share the day with me!
My husband is on an airplane coming home from Asia after 12 days away....hurrah!
I am getting ready to spend a fun Saturday with my mom, aunt, daughter, nieces and cousins "haunting" the little shops in Waconia!
The flowers are still blooming awaiting the first hard freeze!
Life is good!
I finally got around to redoing the window boxes for fall....
In true Sweetwater style....I refused to spend any money...
You know....Use what ya got!
After cutting down the summer stuff...I watered the soil in them really well so it would be easy to work with.
Then I put a few small logs on top of the dirt to make a base....
Wandered around the yard to find:
Leaves, Sedum heads, grasses, and other fall looking stuff...
Stuck it all in like I was arranging flowers.....added a few fake leaves....
And here they are!
I think I will drive down a few country roads on my way to Waconia today to find a few more dried weeds to stick in for more fullness....but all in all....not too bad!