"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."

Friday, November 14, 2014


Brought the kids to Feeney's this year, which is a
nursery that really does up Christmas!
Entering the store, you're greeted with
a scene from "Frozen." 
They say pictures are worth a thousand
words.  And since there are so many
pictures, I'll just let them speak
for me.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Recycling Those Old Christmas Bulbs

Look what happens when you take
old Christmas bulbs - too hot and unsafe to use -
and decorate them with pretty glitter and ribbon!
The kids had a ball making these!
Must be the messy glitter.
All you do is thinly spread glue
on the bulb.....
and sprinkle with glitter! 
Once dried, I redid this step
making sure there were no bald
spots.  I also sprayed with
high gloss finish to keep the 
glitter from flitting away.
(Is flitting a word?!  
Sounds appropriate nonetheless!) 
It's not  totally needed, but beforehand I painted
the tops with Silver modeling paint.   Have fun
choosing the hanger!
 While I preferred the brand new extra fine glitter,
both kids liked my vintage large coarse glitter.  
See the difference between the red on the left
with the other colors?
 Martha Stewart makes the prettiest colors too.
Look at the different shades of blue!
It's so good to be putting these old bulbs to use.
I tried using them years ago for Mary's Fairy Party,
but within minutes they were too hot to touch. I 
was so afraid of a child burning herself, I had to take
them down.  So they've just been sitting in our basement.
Use it up.
Wear it out.
Make it do.
Or do without!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Remember This Old Halloween Movie?!

Hey!  Hey!  Hey!
I got something to say....

Happy Halloween!

Na! Na! Na!
Gonna have a good time!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trunk or Treat!

Have you ever heard of "Trunk or Treat"?
Neither did I until this week!
For the first time, our school participated
in this.  People decorate the trunk of their
vehicles and pass out candy.  I don't know if
it's supposed to take the place of Trick-or-Treating,
but it was definitely a good time.
 What you can't see in this picture
is the zombie busting out of 
the car window on the roof!
The little zombie actually 
sat there gnawing on an arm.
 This is one of our cub scout
"chiefs".  He's working towards
his Eagle badge. 
This man was so funny!
He got into dancing and
shaking it!
 The hardest part was trying to 
take pictures.  Every time I had a
perfect shot, a big head, usually 
Mary or Nicolai's, would get
right in front of the camera.
 Not all were spooky.  Three cars did 
the movie "Frozen."
 I preferred the Spooky!
 This was cute.  She had the kids
walk the plank to her trunk.
 And she had pirate booty!
The night didn't end there.
We ran out of there to go to 
the cub scout Halloween party.
This is Kevin, one of my co-leaders. 
 And by 9:00, my head was splitting
wide open.  We came home and while the
kids over-indulged in candy, I too, helped
myself to some of their chocolate...and
maybe just a wee bit of wine.