Thursday, October 29, 2009

This is why...

This is why I love him...
Because he can see the beauty in something and will put in the time and hard work to bring it to life. He appreciates the history and character of a vintage piece and would rather spend the time to restore it rather than just buy it shiny and new. He is a one in a million. I guess i won the lottery when i met him.

*gush over* sorry.

Don't feel so hot

Nope I don't. This is a pic I took this weekend as I enjoyed my pumpkin spice latte. MMMmmmm. What I wouldn't give to soothe my sore throat with one of those right now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let the wild rumpus start

This weekend Zane had his first big screen experience.
This is just some moments I captured on film.







He really did great. He sat through the whole movie...and only had to pee four times. (insert sarcasm)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Did I mention I love the mist?

'Cause I totally do.
And since the last Masters Kit I got had TWO bottles of it, I haven't been holding back!

I posted a few tips on these layouts on the Masters blog if you want details.
Still have a bunch to update about the weekend but that deserves it's very own post and i still have to do some photo edits so patience my pretties! Laters!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Online Thrifting...

I've been doing some online thrifting...
and I'm waiting for these goodies to come my way! Oh the waiting it torture! I just love vintage stuff. Did you notice? I have a couple more goodies that I have my eye on so we shall see. I've decided that dresses, tunics and tights will all grace my fall/winter wardrobe and I'll be doing a lot of layering. And I'm seeing a lot of mustard colors in it as well. I really do love yellow these days. *sigh*

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Field Tripin'

Ahhh yes, the fall field trip.
Now that Zane is in preschool, we can look forward to fun stuf like field trips. And what good is fall if you can't get out and explore it? So Zane's class went on a field trip yesterday.

First stop was the bank were they sang songs, showed of their costumes and took pictures in front of the haunted house.
Well this is what Zane did while the other kids did all that. He just wanted to sit back and watch it all...which is totally his nature. I've learned to embrace it.

After all the kids were finished I snapped this picture of him just before we left.

Then it was off the fire station where he loosened up a little bit more.
He was SO into the big fire trucks and climbed in and out of this one three times.

And dispite his unimpressed face in the pictures, he loved that fire pup. He couldn't wait to tell his daddy all about the big fire trucks with the big ladders that went up and down and the fire pup...and on and on!
From there we went to a pumpkin patch that was set up at a local nursery.
He was thrilled to get to pick out his very own pumpkin.

He checked it out carefully.

And I even got him to pause for a quick (fake) smile with his teacher....who by the way taught me school in 6th grade!
So that was that. Now the little guy is under the weather and fighting asthma as he normally does when the weather changes. He is learning to handle it like a champ though. If you couldn't see the signs youself (coughing and wheezing) you would never know he wasn't feeling well.
Now we start the weekend. Looks like a somewhat less busy one than last but that is subject to change at the drop of a hat around here!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Midweek Tidbits

With fall comes yummy cooking...
And this year I have vowed to cook more fresh fall treats. Sunday I cooked this delish acorn squash. It was so super easy and turn out great! Just pierce the outside of it with a knife, place it on a paper towel and microwave for about 6-8 minutes. Then cut in half, place a pat of butter inside each half, sprinkle with salt and paper and a tad bit of cinnamon and brown sugar and presto...a side dish fit for a king! My husband even ate it up and he is not a big veggie eater.

What else? Hmmm...
Ahhhh yes, I've been digging through my stash of brass pieces from when I used to make broaches (light years ago) and also purchasing a few new items and having fun getting back into antiquing them and finishing them. I can remember staying up till two in the morning on summer nights at the kitchen table with my mom working on antiquing brass pieces and drilling holes and gluing pin backs and rummaging through vintage finds for the perfect button or watch part to add to a piece. It's so comforting to do something I've always done and still get such joy from it.
Speaking of jewels...
I made two new Halloween/Vampire themed necklaces that I'm just in love with...
The one above has a hand stamped pendant that says "bitten" and two little red fresh water pearls at the neckline where the "bite" would be.

Below is my favorite with the HUGE bat and little blood red glass drops at the neck. I love that it is so kitchy and pretty and tacky at the same time!
Playing with jewelry has got to be the funnest hobby around...it just has to be!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Crazy FUN weekend!

So Friday night we went to the Acadian Festival in my hometown. Although it has changed quite a bit since I used to come to it as a child, Zane thought it was magical.
He was all too thrilled to get to go see the sights and ride the rides

So we gladly bought our tickets and headed to the rides. We were cautious because we know how our child can be. So we didn't by the big value pack of tickets. We just bought enough for a two rides. Just to see what his reaction was.
Well he loved it. Didn't wanna get off!
We ended up having to go back and buy more tickets!
He could have rode and rode and rode!
He even got a corndog and enjoyed it in true festival spirit. Granted he made his father eat all the coating off so all he had was a plain 'ol wienner on a stick but whatever.
Then he insisted on riding the "snake train" as he refered to it.
It was a little dragon roller coaster and thought he would be scared to death when it got going! Although he wanted to go alone, we didn't think he would be too happy once it got going. So we spotted his big cousin Mya and she agreed to ride it with him and coach him on how to properly ride such a big boy ride.
Dispite his unimpressed look here, he loved it. I promise. It's all he could talk about. He wanted to ride it more but it was getting late and cold.
So on our walk out we desided to let him try his hand at one of the carnival games. The old 'ol pick a duck game. When he picked his three ducks the carnival guy pointed at the row of prizes he could pick from. But he wanted a spiderman (the next level of prizes). I tried to explain to him that he could not get the spiderman and that the dinosaur looked just as cool but no....he insisted, he wanted the spiderman. So...being the nice carnie he was, the guy working the booth kindly reach for the spiderman.
He was one happy child after that. Who said carnies aren't nice? He was so pleased with his spider man that he slept with him in his bed that night and every night this weekend actually!

Then Sunday was the parade.
It started off in grand style with the traditional ROTC marching with flags...

Had a number of wonderful Mardi Gras style floats that dished out tons of beads and candy...
The traditional apperance of the Evangaline (the queen of the fair)...
Zane had a blast picking up candy and beads and cups and toys and even a football was given to him by a cute little girl on one of the floats...
He had to stop every 45 seconds to ask us to open another piece of candy for him...
*NOTE the spiderman in the wagon behind him. Total obsession I tell you*
All in all he loved it but was disappointed in how short it was.
Guess parades aren't what they used to be either.
Then we scooped him up and brought him to boo at the zoo for some trick or treating.
While there he got to meet "Monti" the Python. Pretty funny huh? Although he doesn't look very impressed, you don't understand my child. He doesn't like for us to see his excitement. He was quite intrequed by the snake. And I knew this so I kept snapping pictures until he broke.
And then I caught the moment on film...
Look closely...he is looking at me out of the corner of his eye and slowly reaching to touch the snake with his right hand. Sneeky huh? This is how he works. He ended up petting it but it took him a while to warm up to admitting to himself that he wanted to interact with it. Typical Zane.
He really did make a cute little dinosaur...
from the spikey points on his head to the tip of his green boots!
And finally...the big smile as he reviewed his candy he had gathered & put a sucker in his mouth!
So now that you have the run down on how my child works, you would think he would be freaked out by a dark haunted house (granted it was a kiddy one but still...it was dark)
I really didn't think he would even walk in. But he did and loved it so much that we had to go back through it a second time! He even wanted to feed the bat lights candy! Go figure.
Just another example of how different my sweet little boy is. He tests our patients A LOT...but then he amazes us. How can you not fall in love with him over and over again?!