Thursday, September 30, 2010

Candy Corn!

I love decorating with stuff that can be used for multiple seasons and holidays. I love that instead of sitting in the attic for 11 months out of the year, that I can change some of my decor up and use it year round. So when I started working on new decorations for Halloween/fall I knew I could figure out a way to makes something that would work for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and maybe even Easter.

I started with some clear glass bottles that I have been saving for three years. I knew at some point I would find a good use for them:)
 I used my Cricut and cut out some vinyl letters.
 I used some transfer paper to attach the letters to the clear glass bottles.
 I lined the bottles up to make sure that the letters were even...the "d" is a little high, but not enough to worry about.
 I spray painted the lids white so they would match almost any holiday decor.
 Then I filled the bottles up with CANDY CORN...
 ...and lined them up on my kitchen counter.
This was a SUPER inexpensive project...all I really bought was the candy corn. Now when fall is over and Christmas decorations start going up, all I will have to do is empty out the candy corn and add in some red, green, and white M & M's!
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Easy Halloween Decor

After making my SUPER easy Halloween frame, I decided I really needed to add a few more fall decorations to my house. I started with my SUPER easy sign that I change out depending on what holiday or season it is. It has been THIS for Valentine's Day and THIS for Easter...plus a few others too!
Now, my sign is all dressed up for Halloween!
I cut out the letters BOO with my Cricut and used spray adhesive to attach them to some black paper. I added a cute fuzzy spider that I got at The Dollar Tree...and now I am ready to pull out all my fall decorations and get busy decorating my house!
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Nature

Art is man's
nature:
Nature is
God's
art.
Philip James Bailey

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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Final FREE 4 All Friday!

This giveaway is closed.
Congrats to Nichol @ Kiddie Corner Deals!!
FREE4AllFridays!



It's the fourth Friday of the month.
That means it's my turn to host FREE 4 All Fridays!
Because everybody likes free stuff, right!?!
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What could be easier than making this Quick & Easy Halloween Frame yourself....winning one!!


To enter:
Leave a comment telling me what kind of Halloween decorations you put at your house.

For another entry, follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me that you do.

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This week, for our very last FREE 4 All Friday, I am giving away the SUPER cute Halloween Picture Frame that I showed you how to make yesterday. I am also going to include a cute fall magnetic list, and a book full of fun fall baking ideas!Mimi's place and tell her "HI" too!

Make sure to leave a comment for each thing that you do. I will use random.org to pick a winner on Sunday! Good Luck and thanks for entering!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quick and Easy Halloween Frame

Halloween decorations are everywhere right now...and I am having the hardest time getting in the fall mood when it is 90 degrees outside! But I decided that despite the high temps, my house needed to lose the summer decor and get some new fall/halloween stuff in it's place.
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This is a SUPER easy craft project that even the kiddos can help with. I used an unfinished wood frame that I picked up at Micheals for $1, a can of black spray paint, and some really cute Halloween stickers. I spray painted the entire frame black.
Then simply embellished the front of the frame with my SUPER cute Halloween letters. You could spell out a ton of different spooky words, or even add your kiddos' name or the year.
And that is how you make a quick and easy Halloween frame!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Bagel Debacle

Wikipedia defines a debacle as an event that turns out as a disaster.
The majority of my recent trip to New York was amazing....with one major exception: my attempt at finding the perfect New York bagel!
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I was determined to find a SUPER yummy and truly authentic bagel the first morning we were in NYC. So I pulled out my trusty phone and googled "Best place to eat a bagel in NYC" with great results. I found two places both within a few blocks of Grand Central.
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First we headed to Daniel's Bagels.
Unfortunately when we got there, we saw this on the door:
In case you can't read the sign, it says they are closed for the day! I figure it must be my awesome luck that they just happen to be closed the one day that I am in NYC and looking for a bagel...especially since we walked more than a few blocks out of our way just to get bagels.
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Now I was more determined than ever to get a good bagel, so instead of giving up we headed uptown to Ess-a-Bagel. We had to backtrack about 6 blocks from Daniel's and continue up another 8 blocks or so to get to Ess-a-Bagel's. But again we see no line, no customers...just a note on the door:
Yep! They were closed for the day too!
Apparently Jason and I don't keep up with our Jewish holidays as well as we should, because the one day that I was determined to find a bagel {which are usually made in kosher bakeries} was Rosh Hashanah.
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I gave up that day, and settled for a SUPER delicious croissant instead....but I was still determined to get that bagel.
So bright and early the next morning we head back to Ess-a-Bagel....only to realized we should have read their sign a little more closely.
Yep! They were closed on Friday too!
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It only took three attempts, but I finally got that awesome New York bagel that I was hoping for! And it was totally worth it...plus all that walking was surely enough to burn off all the calories in the HUGE bagel loaded down with strawberry cream cheese!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

A 1st Time Tourist's View of New York City!

Our first view of NYC came in the form of Grand Central Terminal.
Jason and I stayed outside the city near the New York/Connecticut state line, which means to get into the city we took the commuter train into Grand Central. This place is HUGE and SUPER busy. From Grand Central, we took our first of many subway rides. We took the S train, which is a shuttle from GCT to Times Square.
The first thing on our list of things to do was to see a Broadway show...and we did! We even got a great deal on tickets by using the TKTS booth.
The next day was all about seeing as many famous sights as possible. We caught a quick glimpse of The Empire State building from below...we had plans to see the top later in the day.
We walked by The New York Public Library and took a quick picture with either Patience or Fortitude...I'm not sure which is which:)
We walked by Bryant Park. No Fashion Week here, this year it was being held at The Lincoln Center.
Then we took a two hour boat tour around the city and got some great views of the Statue of Liberty,
the NYC skyline,
and Ground Zero.
After the boat tour, we took a quick subway ride over to Brooklyn and then a {not so quick} walk back across the Brooklyn Bridge.
We ended our second night in the city with amazing views from the top of the Empire State Building.Over the next few days, we checked out some pop culture sights:)
I took some pictures of buildings that I have no idea what their names are...
....and some that everyone knows!
We took a ride to the Top of the Rock,
and saw unbelievable views of the city and Central Park.
After that view, we had to experience a little bit of Central Park on foot too!
We even managed to squeeze in a visit to a museum...
or two.
We saw this masterpiece in person....it is gorgeous!
We ended our trip to NYC with a night at the Waldorf-Astoria.
And this view {out our hotel window} was one of our last views of NYC before heading back to Mississippi.


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