Friday, April 29, 2016

Halfway to Halloween!!!

halfway to halloween
(image borrowed from here)

Tomorrow is the last day of the A-Z Challenge - I've been posting glorious Halloween goodies all month over at Tales from the Love Shaque!

I'm thinking that the skeleton post is my favorite!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

OMG !!!!

Things to plan, things to do!

Don't forget my A-Z Challenge is on Halloween goodness!  It's a nice lead-up to Halfway to Halloween!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The 2016 April Blogging A-Z Challenge is gonna happen!

But not on this blog !!
I did do it here in 2012 & 2013 but I figured the Countdown to Halloween & Creepmas are plenty to do each year. 

I signed up to do it over on my personal blog, Tales from the Love Shaque.

The reason I'm telling you about it here?  My theme this year is based on an A-Z post I saw about using junk in the garage as inspiration.  Do you know what's in my garage?  

A whole lotta Halloween stuff!

So for each day in April (except Sundays), I'll be posting alphabetically about things that are in my house, garage and even in my head!  Vast majority of my pictures are from the cemetery and in the Manor in past years.   There's still time to sign up if you're interested!  So far there are 1416 bloggers signed up - that's a whole lot of different ideas all in one place!  Hope to see you on there!


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spent some dollas today...

Randy & I went out to dinner for Valentines Day tonight (or last night, since it was after midnight when I posted this), so we can have Chinese carry out tomorrow in the peace & comfort of our own home.  For some reason, we always seem to end up going out to dinner, then finding ourselves at one of the local Salvation Armies (or sometimes WalMart) to walk off dinner.   Tonight was no different, except we went to two!.

I got some new pieces for my ceramic village.  In this first one, there's a bat and the moon on little wire coils so they bounce.  
 This one has a dangling spider and has a place for a tealight candle in the back. 
 This one is my favorite!  It's a little pirate ship! 
I also found a neat old jewelry box that has a cameo of some girl on the cover, but I needed something to put my earrings in that is kitten-proof!  I haven't decided it I'm going to repaint it or not.  The music box doesn't work, but I'm OK with that.  I don't want it to start playing at random and give me a heart attack!
 Earlier today I was at Hobby Lobby and I found the paints to use on the horse project.  They're all of a satin finish and instead of bright white for the bones, I found "white birch" which is a bit more ivory looking. 
I better make sure I get the apothecary out in 2016, because I found more cool things to adorn bottles & such!  I have a box of stuff just to use, so I need to bring it out to the light of day!
I have a lot of pieces like that, along with beads & costume jewelry & such to use.....I found this idea on Pinterest , but I was thinking of a skull....
I've been wanting to make one of these after seeing one a friend had displayed at Christmastime:
OH ~clicking back some posts~ I never showed you this!  Randy & I were at an antique store and saw these in a display case.  I didn't get them at the time, but I couldn't stop thinking about them, mainly the dragon.  So I went back the next day.  

Ugh.  Lousy color, but you can see how huge it is!  
I don't know if that will be put in a frame or not.  It's too heavy to actually wear, but it's too pretty to stick in a box where noone can see.  This will require some thought!