Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dale Chihuly Eye Candy

What an artist this guy is.... here are just some gorgeous pictures of Dale Chihuly's glass work. Talk about a GENIE-IN-A-BOTTLE Christmas wish! I think I would use one of my three wishes on one one these.... I swear. I just love his work!!

C & B catalogue

When the Crate & Barrel Catalogue comes in the mail, I just know I should toss it.... don't even take a peek inside.... Same for Pottery barn, Williams Sonoma and a slew of others. And don't even get me started on all of their "kid" catalogues. But I am a hopeless window shopper. So just for fun, here is a fantasy wish list from the C&B issue.... just dreamin' a little.....

And here it is decorated.... could be cute for year round..... maybe?!?!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A fun new decoration for my scrap room....

My very sweet, enabling friend Tiffany convinced me that I HAD to have this glass jar for my scrap room.... so I caved and bought it... it was 50% off!! So I filled it with a rainbow of gumballs and it is now cheering me up in my scrap room!! :)

First Snow

We FINALLY had our fist snow in November. Trafton missed it but my Mom was here to enjoy it. Here are some pics of it... Molly ended up LOVING it and the boys suited up at 4:00 to enjoy the outdoors. It was the start of a cozy weekend and the beginning of LOOOOONG days indoors. :)

First Annual Pumpkin Smash

It really all started with a statement..... "What do we do with the pumpkins AFTER we are done with them, Mom?" Well..... Then Mason asked if we could MAYBE just smash one of them..... Then I asked if they had a special bat that might do the trick.... And Mason got this look on his face
and that is how the FIRST annual pumpkin smashing festivities began. First up.... Mason Hayne.... batting "clean up" for the home team.
His smile really says it all, huh?
Look at that FORM!!!
Got a piece with that one!!
And since it wasn't COMPLETELY smashed open, he went for the launch.
That's when Daddy had to get into the action.....
That seemed to finish off pumpkin #1.
Next up.... Landon Hayne.... his first swing was a bit timid.... Then he reeeeeeallllllly got into it.....
HOLY MACKEREL!!! Wouldn't want to meet this boy in a dark alley.....
Then came the discussion.... the white pumpkin had "rice" inside it.... " NO!!! Looks like sauerkraut!!! GROSSSS!"
"No..... it's RICE!!! SEE?!?!?!?" Not sure who really won that discussion but it was ended with another launch by Dad!
And one last blow for posterity's sake!!
The aftermath.... and a nice dinner for the deer tonight. :)
Now let's see what kind of ideas they get once we are done with the Christmas tree.