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October 23, 2015

Twas one week before the Halloween party...

Twas one week before the annual Halloween party and all through the crypt 
 EVERY creature was stirring.

"Yet there's still more to do!" cackled the witch.
 So she brewed up a magical potion which set every skeleton in motion. 

 They decorated mantles,

captured spiders
hung streamers and lights,
created yummy treats

 and decorated till the wee hours of night.

"Happy early Halloween to all, and to all a creepy night!"
Our annual Halloween party takes place on October 30th and we have loads more decorations to share, but I'm linking up with A Fanciful Twist Halloween party, so be sure to visit Vanessa's blog to see other magical Halloween parties.  Halloween hugs and have a frightfully fun weekend!!


October 16, 2015

Two weeks and counting!!

Can you believe it's mid-October?
It's two weeks until our 24th annual  Halloween party.
We've been busy getting things ready inside and out. 
With every single weekend filled with cross country meets and marching band competitions, we're pushing ourselves to work on decorations when we get home from work each night.
 I always feel like it's always a mad scramble to get everything done, but we might "almost" be ahead of schedule. 
Take time and have some "fun" this weekend.

October 13, 2015

Hoot Hoot Hooray for Halloween preparations!

I have to start by thanking Leslie from Bookhollow Lane for sending me a special package.  She created two peg dolls representing Emma in her marching band uniform and Josie in her cowgirl outfit. Aren't they adorable!  Thank you, Leslie.  Blogging friends are the best.

I was  recently lucky on etsy and able to add another fabulous Magpie Ethel creation to my Halloween collection this year. I have been stalking her Instagram feed and was hoping this pair would be available when she listed them.
Don't you just love their little party hats?
Did you know that a group of owls are called a parliament?

I've got Halloween tucked everywhere.

 Even our bedroom is decorated.  

It's crazy fun around our house right now.

Stay tuned for more Halloween chaos.

October 9, 2015

Senior spotlight

I've been so busy with Halloween preparations that I skipped posting Emma's homecoming pictures. 
Doesn't she look beautiful?  

I'm so proud of how well Emma is juggling cross country, marching band, executive council and a zillion other student committees, in addition to being in the National Honor Society.

With all her amazing organizational skills, I have no doubt she will do well next year in college.
We are so proud of you, Emma!

October 5, 2015

A few of my favorite things...

Thanks to estate sales over the past year , I've added a few more Gurley Halloween candles to my stash this year.  

I've also added a few more Halloween masks to my collection.

Over the weekend, I managed to sneak into Homegoods and came home with a really fun Halloween mug.

Welcome October and all things Halloween!

Have a festive week, friends!