Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween at our house

Halloween is not a BIG holiday around our house....
we dress up our puppy
we attend an annual party hosted by bestie
we give out candy (good candy)

and that's about it...

I usually don't decorate, but this year I did put a few things out...



and a BIG thanks to the following people
(I added links incase you're looking for some great new blogs to read)

for helping me pick our Halloween card!!
#2 was the overwhelming favorite...

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Help me DECIDE!

I took some pictures of Cole in his Halloween costume and made a couple prints/cards that I'm going to send out this week to very close friends and family. Since we don't have a baby to drool over he is our main man!

Please help me decide which to send...
comment with your favorite picture, or background color, or font.

I appreciate you.... and welcome to my newest followers!
{we hit 100 this week!}




(uh, they wont say "reagan2010" at the bottom,
I'm just too lazy to go back and re-upload! ha)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Birthday {SIL} Shanna!

My sweet sister Shanna is celebrating her 25th birthday today!
{Break out the ben-gay and the depends.... your getting old!}

She is my brothers beautiful wife and the sweet momma to their 2 fur-babys...
I am so lucky to call you not only my sister, but my friend. I love you Shan. Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cupcakes in a Jar

thank you to all of you who commented or emailed me with prayers and uplifting thoughts for our struggling friends and family.... you really touched my heart and I am so grateful for this wonderful blogging community.
thank you. thank you. thank you.

I made some pumpkin cupcakes (because I am currently obsessed with pumpkin) for a few of the formentioned friends and thought I would share the super cute packaging with you...

start with the cooled pumpkin cupcakes, and a fresh batch of buttercream frosting, I also made some simple crumb topping (brown sugar, cinnamon, flour) layer cupcake bottom, frosting, crumb, cupcake top, frosting crumb each in the jar and top with a cupcake liner. I used a drink tray from McDonalds (=free) on the first set and just tied forks to the others...

Edited to add:

I did an additional post with the recipes and some more details.... 
check it out here
(and thanks for all the blog love on this post! I'm so glad yall' are enjoying the cupcakes in a Jar... I'll have to do them again soon!)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Weekend in the mountains

We spent the past 4 days in the most amazing log cabin...
on the Cartecay river...
with 3 fireplaces...
a huge porch...
and a hot tub.

It was also Cole's first time to swim...
I am so thankful for my boys.

Happy Anniversary to me & the hubs.
{we've been pretty much celebrating since Sept! ha}