Thursday, September 30, 2010

I wanted to post my super-cute pictures of Jasper, but thought I'd do a seperate post just for him :) While we were at Grandma Wendy's house, he got to eat the whole whisk of brownie batter all by his lonesome... Look how cute! I have a picture just like that of me when I was little, so it's fun to do the same for him :)

But I tell ya, trying to get that whisk away from him was rediculous... I swear that kid has the muscles of a WWE wrestler.

So per Lindsay's not-so-subtle hints *again* that I'm a bad blogger, I'm posting another Halloween post. This is my crate of Tortuga Rum, filled with 'rum' bottles I've been amassing over the past year. I made up the logo on the front myself. Yes, you can all be in awe of my amazing logo-creating-abilities...

So here is the treasure chest I painted. I bought the chest at Michael's (using a 40% off coupon of course) and painted it like I thought a cool treasure chest should look like. I thought it turned out pretty cool, probably my favorite project yet.

I hung up all my lanterns and lights, and found my paper rats from Martha Stewart's Halloween line, *woot woot*.

I have a cool crow and some extra bottles that I put up high in a platform-like area of my livingroom. Very precarious, but I like it :)

Here's my Halloween Village, set up on a shelf... It's small, but I'm still building my collection.

I made a new wreath to go where the old one was, and put the old one above the village... I ran out of black spray paint, so to give this one some 'life' I put moss in some of the nooks and crannies. Cute, yes?

So that's what I've got as of now... I'm still going to have to wait to put up the picture scene for the 'authentic' pirate pictures until the night of, or else Jasper will have a hay day with it. But besides some last minute here-and-there project I might find, I'm about done!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'Lo all :)
Some cute stuff goin' on with Jasper that I wanted to share... He 'said' please for the first time by himself yesterday. Usually when he wants something, I ask him to say please, then give him a moment to do it, and if he doesn't I help him sign it. Well yesterday, I asked for a please, and he did it all by himself! So great, and so cute :)
So I just finished the book I am Number Four, By 'Picitus Lore' (the 'author', kinda like Lemony Snickit). It was good; there was some superficial swearing that I thought was totally unnecessary, but there weren't any F words. If it weren't for that, I would recommend it to anyone, it was a lot of fun to read. I'm currently working on The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkowski (sp?), and even though I'm just starting it, I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Yay for getting books at Costco!
Anyway, I just finished all the Halloween decorating that is above Jasper level, so the main living area of the house is quite the spooky pirate grotto... I'll take more pictures soon.
Love you guys,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So since I'm going crazy with posting, I've decided to post the rest of my Halloween pictures. This is a ship puzzle I put together from Michaels, and I painted it as well... I'm hoping it really does look like a pirate ship.
So for some more pirate decor, I took some old photos of my mom's family and doctored them to be pirate-y. This one is my favorite :) It's my great great grandma Olive, but now she's the dread pirate Olive with a hook. Tee hee hee.

These shelves are just below the vintage paper wreath, looks pretty cool there.

So I'm sure I'll have a ton more Halloween stuff to show, but since it's only September, I think I have some time to work on more things.

My yard

Ok, I figured since the bug is still asleep, and I had more time and pictures, I'd do a little more blogging.

Here is some pictures of our yard in progress... This one below is of our newly planted trees in the back yard with the fence put up around them.

Here is my new curbing (before the fence) with my freshly planted heather, hyacinth and magnolia tree.

Here is the yard without the fence, but the posts put up.

And another. (Aren't we all glad we can't see the neighbors yard anymore?)

So I'll have to post up-to-date ones soon so you can see how it's progressed. My trees and plants are all bigger, and my garden is a monster. But Jasper really loves to run around in the yard, and we have a blast back there.
Thanks agian everyone, I'll get some more posted soon,

So per Lindsay's not-so-subtle hints that I need to be a better blogger, I am attempting to do so.

Since you all know I'm a Halloween freak, I figured I'd better go ahead and let you all in on my madness. I've already started decorating *gasp*, so here's what I've got so far:

I saw something like this in a Halloween magazine, and just shifted it around for my pirate-themed party. It used only cheesecloth hanging from the chandelier, but I also put a fisherman's net on it, and hung a small skeleton from the middle. Looks pretty good considering it took me all of 5 minutes.

I found this idea in Martha Stewart Magazine. They are pillar candles wrapped in vintage book paper. They put out the perfect Halloween party glow, and no, the paper doesn't burn. I even lit one and let it go for about 4 hours just to be sure. I also found the platter they are on at D.I. for $1.50. Very cool.

Ok, so I saw this at Swiss Days (a craft fair up in Heber), and I thought 'Hey, I could do that', and so I went home that night and did it. Didn't even take me a hour, it was so quick. Again, just used vintage book paper rolled into cones and hot-glued to a cardboard oval. I bought the center at Michaels with a 40% off coupon (it reads 'Terror This Way') and hot glued it to the middle. Cool, right?

Ok so away from Halloween to my favorite 15 month old boy. This is Jasper's first horsey ride. We went to the South Jordan Fair with Grandpa Connelly and Colleen. Jasper seemed a little nervous at first, but by the end was petting the horse he was on (Rocket was his name?).

So that's what I've got so far, I'll do my best so post some more later.
Love you guys!