Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hey Y'all
Happy Halloween :)
I hope everyone has come through the Hurricane OK. We are fine here, thank God.
We are truly Blessed to have been spared.
I wanted to share my tag-a-month swap tags with y'all today.
This month I was matched up with Ginger at A Few Of My Favorite Things
She is a sweetie pie. I love her creativity. She made me the most amazing tags!
First up is the cutest Halloween card she made.

Next is a bag of goodies
I love the vintage style bags she sent everything in too.
Next is a  bag she made, perfect for a few sweets...
How cute is that!
Now for the tags yes plural she made me 2 perfect for Halloween tags!
First is a Spooky haunted house
and the cutest Mummy you will ever see...
Thank You So Much Ginger!
I love every bit and thanks for making it all cute :)

**In addition to all this I wanted to share my 3rd Foodie Pen Pal swap box but as of today 
I have yet to receive it, as soon (or if) it arrives I will share it.**

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Hey Y'all!
Our trip to NC was great, I'll post about that later. Today we are deluged with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy. This is a massive storm...BUT as Hurricanes we have had worse. So far is is just a lot of rain and flooding and some wind, we are in the worst of the storm now. So far just a lot of mess, due to flooding.
Here is an example
This photo was taken by my friend Renee, she lives in Chesapeake, Va and this little family cemetery is across the street from her house, this is her front yard and it is still raining!

50 miles inland is where I live and this is my front yard

What a difference and hour of drive time makes!

There is a lot of water damage all around our area, we are at sea level after all and the low lying areas are all under water. Some of the bridges and interstates around the area are closed due to flooding.
Everyone (it seems) is safe for now.
For all my Northern friends I am keeping y'all in my prayers.
It appears Sandy is gaining in intensity and had upgraded from a tropical storm to a Hurricane 1 as she heads toward New Jersey.
Love y'all and try to stay safe and dry.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I am on Vacation for the next 8 glorious days!
Thursday night I am heading to Carolina to celebrate
Leigh's 38th  Birthday
We are taking a little road trip over a long weekend for us.
I think we are gonna go to a haunted house and a BBQ festival.
We all like to go junkin' so I am sure we will partake of a few thrifty spots along the way.

Tomorrow I am taking it easy, I am gonna sleep late and piddle, 
oh and do some laundry so Lee has clean towels while I am gone for a few days.
Ah! Vacation time.
Just what I need right now!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Brown Paper Packages...

Hey Y'all how are ya today?
I am starting to feel like we will never get a frost this year! I must admit it is frustrating me this year...ha ha ha.
It is supposed to be in the upper 70's low 80's for the foreseeable not feeling like fall!
any are things in your neck of the woods?
I finally got all the packages for swaps out today and a couple of other goodies as well.
Happy Mail

Well at least I hope the folks who get them are happy, putting the boxes and envelopes together  made me very happy.
I love getting packages wrapped in brown paper, It is silly, but I do !
So I usually, wrap the ones I send out too.
Now if the post office would still let us tie them with string...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Busch Gardens

Hey Y'all how are ya?
Still waiting for that first frosty morning but other than that we are doing ok here.
So last weekend me and about 1/2 the family, my friend Julia ans her son Zach all went to Busch Gardens, Europe which is in Williamsburg, Va.
image from google
Do you think I took a single photo? NOPE we were having too much fun!
                                        image from google
In the fall they turn the park into Howl-O-Scream, it is a lot of fun, some of the rides are turned into haunted houses or forest.
image from google
The shows are all Halloween themed, for example in Germany at the Festhaus (which has the best food) the show was Vampires singing and dancing vamp'
image from google
Werewolves and clowns and other scary ghouls start roaming the park at 6pm.
Believe me I am not into horror movies and such and I really don't like to be scared, BUT it was a blast especially since I got to share the day with family and friends!
If you are ever in Williamsburg in the fall on the weekend, you really must go!
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Sweet Blog Sis

In September I got the sweetest package from my secret blogging sister.
She sent me the perfect gift.
For those who may not know I have an addiction to cupcakes and cupcake collectibles.
Don't cupcakes make you happy?
Every time I see a cupcake it just makes me happy.
I smile every time I see one.
So this sweet mix of one of my favorite flavors made my day.
This was the yummy result after my neighbors son helped me ice
He just had to help and I was glad to let him.
They may not be pretty, but they were so good!
Thanks Secret Sis.
You know me well and send the best gifts!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Witchy hat swap part 2

These are the amazing goodies I received from Lynn at Life on the Wienee Ranch.
She out did herself and spoiled me rotten (yay)
Loaded with Vintage perfection!
I flat out adore my hat!
Thank You So Much Lynn!

This spooky Trio are cute as can be!

Even more extras! The jello mold basket with the chenille stem Jack! 
an altered match box filled with lip balm, and a ton of yummy favorites! 
And A BOO Banner!
I love every bit!
Thank You So Much Lynn, you made my day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Witchy Swap!

Hey Y'all how are ya today?
Waiting for the first frost of fall here!
It feels like it will never arrive!
 That morning the first frosty morning is my Cream Of Wheat morning, it is a silly little tradition I have,
 just for me as Lee hates Cream of Wheat...ha ha ha.
I am a seasonal eater too, so hot cereal is not a Summer food for me.
Do you eat seasonally too?

I was so excited that I  was able to participate in Vivian's  Witchy Hat Swap.
It was such fun trying to decide what to do...Do I alter a fabric hat?  Do I send just a tiny hat and lots of goodies? Do I paint or paper a paper mache hat??? Decisions!
 In the end I decided to send to Lynn at Life on the Wienee Ranch a painted paper mache hat that I embellished the devil out of...teehee.
I also included a big ole bunch of goodies, which I neglected to photograph :( oh well, hopefull you will see it on Lynn's blog!
Here is how my hat turned out

It was such a fun swap!
Thanks Viv for hosting it!