Pumpkin lanterns

My darling daughter is a creative child and will find creative things to do on her own if that energy isn't channeled into a constructive activity. So today we interupted my craft fair prepping for these cute lanterns!

All you need is : Jars...various sizes would be cute. I dont know if we either haven't taken our recycling out in a while or SOMEONE is eating alot of pickles around here. But I happen to have 4 pickle jars of the same size
Orange fabric or tissue paper
Modge Podge (we used elmers glue, works just as great!) and paint brush
Cute ribbon or fabric strips


I cut two inch squares out of fabric, but tearing orange tissue paper would be great too!

Paint the jar with glue...

Apply orange

Cover orange with a layer of glue, let dry
and voila! Jar one is done (almost)

Multiply by as many as you would like...4 will look lovely on my window sill

Tie bows around the top (leaves) I also thought that raffia would look great too! and add some faces and put some lights in them or I am going to line them up and stuff them with orange halloween lights (its not dark yet, or I would show you!)



Fall Photos

I was feeling artsy this morning, and Isabelle was feeling....er..model-y shall we say? So we decided to go out for a little photo adventure. Here are the results. Enjoy the day!

Most of the pictures we took...somehow resembled this...our pig face. Charmed, Im sure.

Thanks for looking!


And were back....

Sorry for the hiatus! I feel like I have been absorbed by facebook and all the other happenings of the last year. My poor blog has suffered for it. We are doing great! Jim is coaching soccer, Isabelle starts pre-school in a few weeks and I only have 10 more weeks of being pregnant! YEAH! Here are some pictures of our activities over the last few weeks up to just yesterday! I will try and get some more of our summer fun on here. Hope everyone is well!
My little helper...Changing the color of this rather aged shelf for my kitchen.

Always a super star...

The lovely Lola stayed with us for a few weeks...Her family was away on vacation (check out the bow and hot pink toenails! We miss you Lola!

New wheels! I have been dying to get Isabelle a scooter! She has had a blast on it!!!! We go out "scooting" on it everyday!

Fair time! We went to the fair yesterday with our good friends! So much fun. But to me the fair is really the sign that summer has ended :( So sad, seeing that it wasnt much of a summer to start with. This was really Isabelles first time on rides! The merry-go-round was the favorite (3 rides!) the tried others...motorcycles, planes, ect...She was looked slightly terrified while on it, but said she had fun. Im off to see what I can find to do in the craft room....Also tossing around starting a blog about projects..stay tuned!

Ponder this....

You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. 
 Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000