Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Hope everyone has had a safe & happy 4th!
We (and Chuck) went camping.
Golfcart rides!
At the playground before Aunt Laurie broke Chuck's arm off & required campside surgery.
Mmmmm breakfast!
Chillin' on the pontoon. 
Driving the pontoon.
Whew!  That was an exhausting weekend!  
Lots of fun!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

130 Days!

I kind of went into a blogging funk for a while (because, Life!) so I apologize for the radio silence. 

So OMG!  Halloween goodies are starting to appear in stores!  I was going to stop in at 'At Home" the other day because I'd seen a FB memory pop up that I'd bought a skeleton on that day in 2012.  Plus those threads are getting more action on the HalloweenForum, too. 

Speaking of At Home & 2012.....
I bought some orange rope lights on clearance one year and promptly lost them in the depths of the garage.  I found them!!!  And the receipt said 11/1/2012!
They were in that box with some small black lights & battery op strobes.  
Hooray!  They are now in an appropriate tote where I will indeed find them again when I need them.  

I've been jotting down ideas for how the cemetery will be set up. 

 The hubby should be happy that the only things I need to buy are more or less details for the hunt scene with the skeleton horse & its rider.  My (horse-owning) sister got all happy, offering a real English saddle, bridle, riding boots, hard hat & velvet jacket!  Umm, sorry.  That's a bit too real!  I want just suggestions of riding clothes (a torn up red shirt for the jacket, etc) and I'll probably use ribbon for the bridle. 

I'll have to ask my resident idea man to help me come up with a something to help support both the horse on our uneven lawn and the skeleton on it's back.   He always seems to think of something that works when I'm drawing a blank. 

Other than cutting out some plywood & reinforcing/repainting 3 more cheap foam headstones that magically appeared in the garage.....my projects are pretty minimal this year!  

What do you think about the ticker below my autograph?  
I'll have to check back tomorrow to make sure it's actually ticking!  
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Friday, April 14, 2017

200 Days!!!

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I'm so freakin' excited right now!!

This arrived Tuesday not long after I got home from work....
(Jack did the customs inspection....)

If you follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram, you know already that....

Someone commented on a Halloween Forum thread that Home Depot had them back in stock.  I told my hubby last year that I WILL be getting one this year, so he should just be prepared.  So when I saw they were available (last Saturday is when I found out), I texted him to make sure all systems were go....then bought it!

So I placed the order Saturday morning and got it Tuesday afternoon.  It was really easy to put together, ~maybe~ 10 minutes.  And you can see that it's standing solid on its own without the included stand.   I will use the stand when it goes out into the display, but for now it's on its own.  It feels nice & sturdy and the pieces lock together so it's not going to fall apart, but it does come with a tool to assist with dis-assembly.  I'm going to try to bend the tail down so it looks more natural, but other than that, I'm totally thrilled with it! 
I didn't dig out any of the 5 foot skeletons to try out, 
but here's Chuck the Skele-bunny going for a ride.  

 Now I can do a scene that I have been thinking about. 
My inspiration.....
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(picture from here)

I'm sure you can figure out where I'm going with that!! 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

St. Pat's Weekend

My family enjoys hanging out with Chuck.  When I asked my sister what I needed to bring out for our annual 3-generation St. Pat's Weekend, she said I ~had~ to bring him!   Especially once she saw I had already gotten him a special outfit for the occasion.  

FYI, a 0-3 month baby onesie fits a 3' skeleton almost perfectly!
This will open a whole new world of fashion for Chuck!
Chester is a fan. 
Who has bigger eyes?
Buckle up for safety!
Everyone else was wearing bling, so Chuck had to also!
Woot!  A stop at Tractor Supply!
We went out Saturday night & it really bugs me when random people are like "didn't you miss St. Patrick's Day?"  Back off jerkface, it was only yesterday.  We all had to work.   People did it last year when St. Pats fell on a Thursday & we went out the weekend before.  "Aren't you early?"  Grrrr.  **throat punch**

Anyhoo. Dinner at Lucky's Steakhouse!  
Green beer for all!
We had a corner table so he chilled on the back of the bench while we ate. 

Then back to Aunt Laurie's to take care of the horses!
Captain says hi!
Kisses says hi!
Checking out the cat cave. 
Watching over the barn while we took care of the horses.  
He's not much help in that department. 
Dressed up for Sunday breakfast.
Om nom nom nom!
MmMmMm bacon.

We did some more shopping Sunday before going home, but Chuck didn't go in there with me.  Past Tense in Lapeer has an upper floor that's all Halloween goodness and I didn't want him to want to stay there!  

I did find some pretty cool stuff.  The man who worked there told me that they get their new Halloween stuff in around mid-August and this year I an gonna try to make it to their special after-hours sale.  He said they're expecting a lot of galvanized steel JOLs and such.  Interesting! 
Love these steampunk-ish JOLs.  
The red is actually a reflection off my lounge pants.  
This is my prize, tho!  It's wrought iron & really pretty crystals.  
One of the arms is partially broken off, but I can work around that.  
And it was only $38!!  I'm thinking it'll look pretty sweet hanging in one of the trees over the cemetery with some battery-op candles.....

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Stay safe out there, don't drink too much green beer!
~ Chuck 
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