Friday, October 31, 2014


I was up to my eyeballs in things to do all weekend (the house was overflowing with teenage boys and even a visiting friend from Belgium), so I was unable to respond directly, but Thank You all for your hurrahs and encouragements on my last post. It was much appreciated- and yes, the cake was delicious, thank goodness! :)

After all the birthday and visitor hoopala, we ended last weekend with some pumpkin carving. I have to say I'm not big on Halloween (for lots of reasons), but I do enjoy pumpkin carving now that the boys are old enough to do it for themselves AND help clean up afterwards (I do not enjoy the aftermath . . .)
The Husband's creation
I think he looks like Frankenstein :)
The Youngest's:
that is suppose to be a cigarette sticking out of it's mouth (no idea) and if you look closely you'll see he wrote 'karen' on it's side- a reference to the movie 'The Watcher in the Woods'- a family favorite
The Oldest's pumpkin:
I was guessing Picasso, but he says it has to do with an anime show he watches
My cat'o lantern
(I was too tired to think of anything more creative)
Twister decided Cat o'Lantern made a good companion- no fleas

Anyway- our creations found their way to the front porch and tonight I will light them up to greet anyone who may come to the door.
I also have these darling tattoos I found at Target to hand out. I picked these up a month ago- I prefer to not hand out candy simply because having it around the house is dangerous for me and my lack of control where sweets are concerned.

  In fact, I already have quite the stash of chocolate of my own- all the way from Belgium, courtesy of our Belgium visitor. I think this may be the first year I will not be raiding the kids' trick or treat loot!!


  1. All the pumpkins are amazing but I do REALLY love your cat one ..... shhhh don't tell the boys!
    Those dear tattoo boxes, what a great idea.
    Happy weekend my lovely friend and enjoy a rest and that choc!
    love Jooles x x x

  2. I am with Jooles, your cat o'lantern is the best! I pray you had a lovely time with glowing pumpkins and costumed kids.

  3. Oh, and I also pray you aren't in a chocolate comma!



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