Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Tunes!

I thought I would mix it up a bit and give you some new tunes for your listening pleasure. I realize there are only four measley songs on the playlist--I have a much larger personal playlist--but I am trying to keep a little theme going here of HAPPY & FUN on this blog. These songs make me happy. And Ordinary Miracles is still there for those of you who are obsessed with it like I am. Happy day to you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm a witch for Halloween...

...why should October 31st be different than any other day of the year? I put that on a T-shirt and had it for sale at a boutique last fall. It was immediately purchased by two teenage boys for their mother, who, thankfully, loved it. If you love it, you can have it put on a shirt or a door hanger, whatever you'd like.

Now the topic for today...

If your kids are like mine, they love to dig out the boxes of holiday decorations, like somehow if a pumpkin is set on the porch Halloween comes faster, and in no time at all they'll be donning cute/scary costumes and traversing the neighborhood collecting sweets in a pillowcase. Sadly, I am often the reluctant decorator--I guess I like my "stuff" the way it is and seasonal "stuff" just gets in the way. I know...I can hear all you enthusiastic decorating mommas saying, "What is wrong with you?"

All I can say is HOORAY for Vinyl Lettering! Not only is it one of the most fun and least expensive ways to decorate for the holidays--it's easy. I have admired (okay..envied) all you creative tole painters and stencilers over the years, but now with vinyl lettering--easy breezy, I have a cute door hanger (It says WELCOME Boos & Ghouls) and colorful treat jars (One says, no Tricks just Treats, the other Happy Halloween in a creepy font).

Of course, you can decorate them any way you like. I have Christmas designs and another with fall leaves, but my favorite says, CHOCOLATE is the answer...I forget the question. That one's not Halloweeny at all, it works for me year round. But, you may want to hide it with your secret stash!

Note: Jars can be found anywhere, but I really like the ones from IKEA--they are completely round and come in three sizes. The vinyl lettering designs for them range from $1-$3. Contact me through my profile info to order!