It’s so that time of year that I oh so love: fall. Or autumn. Whichever you prefer. Makes no difference to me, as they mean the same thing—pumpkin!
I love pumpkin. Matter of fact, my fall started September 6th this year. That’s the day, for those who are unfamiliar, that the Pumpkin Spice Latte hit Starbucks once again. Yum. Something about pumpkin just puts me in the fall mood. I’ve been buying anything pumpkin I can find and have only been disappointed in one item: pumpkin spice hot chocolate. :/
So with the arrival of pumpkin in early September, I was tempted to get my fall/Halloween decorations but I held out until now.
As you can tell I’m big into Halloween decorating but not the scary kind. Heck, I don’t watch horror movies. My big Halloween movie-fest includes Disney’s Halloweentown movies and Hocus Pocus. *Ü*
We’ve got a busy month with something scheduled each weekend day. Birthday parties, baptism class, apple picking, the great pumpkin train, and meeting up with friends. Oh, and the dentist. (That I’ll admit I’m not looking forward to.)
Today I have the foot doctor (words of advice: don’t ever do something to the ball of your foot) and then I need to head to Michael’s for some “stuff” for my Halloween cards. I have an idea in mind…. I just need to figure out how to incorporate both kids into it, lol.
Have a spooktacular day!
These are the 4 random words that I am to write about. Hmmm… lol. Let’s see if I can pull this off.
Corner: This one is actually an easy one. I sit sort of facing the left of my desk. Behind the left part of my desk is the corner of the wall (well, there is about a foot-and-a-half from the desk to the left wall) and I’m constantly looking at that corner. It’s dull. I need to come up with something to put in that corner while keeping it simple as I’ve got photos on the wall directly above/behind the desk. Can’t clash. I’ll probably hit up Pinterest or Etsy for some ideas.
Kiss: Another easy one… nothing better than a baby kiss! The baby is growing like a weed and it’s amazing watching her grow and expand on her personality. She’s definitely a baby that likes to make her presence known, whether it’s via soft coos or loud, raspy screams. But give her a big old smooch on the cheek and she’ll melt in your arms and try to kiss you back. Pure love.
Cream: This one made me think for a bit because I see ‘cream’ and immediately think of the color. And I’ve got nothing. BUT while I was walking past my entertainment center I spotted my newest Halloween additions:
That got me to thinking about Halloween and the fall and bam! pumpkin spice creamer. ;) So now I’m on a hunt for it. And Starbucks should be putting out their Pumpkin Spice Latte soon as well!
Finally, creeper. This one I am stumped on. My immediate thought is creeper = someone who creeps around. Which makes me think of the kiddo creeping over to the baby and trying to pick her up after I’ve told him not to. ;) But then I’m not so sure that’s what creeper is. But this is my ‘game’ and I’m sticking with someone who creeps. ;)
And now I’m off to inspect the house for damage from the earthquake (I highly doubt there is any; while it was felt, it was minor). My first one ever. And I did not like it. :/
So, not the best photo, but I used the iphone and an app called camera+. Anywho… I saw this stuff last year at Home Goods and then again this year and since I’m all for things that contain pumpkin spice, I couldn’t resist again. BIG mistake. I can’t even say exactly what kind of flavor it is. It’s definitely chocolaty-cocoa, but I don’t know where the pumpkin spice is. There was something added to it, but not pumpkin spice. Not even pumpkin. Even when it was still in the container, before it met my hot milk, there was an off smell. The stuff is good until 2012 and when you pop the circle top off the can there is an inner foil seal that you have to break. So the stuff was “good” in that it was fresh. Wasn’t so good on the taste buds.
At least I now have a tin with a pop top like the old International Coffee tins (I think it was International Coffee). I remember we use to keep the Lite Brite pieces inside of one. Ah, memories. :)
Photo by JLplusAL
I know I’ve written about my vampire obsession before. I just can’t help myself, especially around this time of year; my only favoritest time of year.
The kiddo isn’t big on Halloween costumes, but normally (ok, for the past 5 years) he’s some sort of Star Wars character. We’ve been Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Darth Vader, Obi Wan and a storm trooper. Yeah, that’s a LOT of Star Wars.
But this year, THIS YEAR, he’s going to be a vampire! Muahahahahaha. Ok, so he really didn’t pick it out himself—it was more “Well, you could be a vampire and just wear a cape!” But still… a win is a win, right?
I’ve also started back into The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I’m picking up on book 6, Lover Enshrined. There is just something so fantastic about big, beefy vampires ruling and fighting for their own kind. Don’t get me wrong, Edward Cullen still rocks my socks, Eric Northman is beyond sexy and Damon Salvatore could turn me any day, but the way JR Ward makes The Brotherhood so protective and gentle (when they need to be), it’s just beyond sexy. It makes me glad I have the nook because I can keep the entire collection with me all the time.
My mom, my one sister and I all have a common sickness: Home Goods. Not one of us can walk out of there without a purchase. I’ve even bought more when I had to return something.
And just like me and a good pocketbook, my mom can’t resist passing one by. Good thing for me! She picked me up this adorable list pad and sticky note (and pen!) set. Woo Hoo.
Of course this only fuels my wanna-put-out-my-fall-decorations urge.
Speaking of which, I’ve decided to have a Halloween soirée. I’m tired of loving my fall and Halloween decorations every year and not having anyone to show them to. So, I’m going to have a small fall/Halloween dinner, family of course, just to show off what I’ve got.
The new All You magazine had a great little section on a vampire dinner. I’m not going to be going all out with that, but the pot roast recipe they show and the salad look delicious. And I’m going to use pumpkin pie molds to make mini pumpkin pies. Which wouldn’t be complete without apple cider (although I have a nice pumpkin spice coffee I’m dying to try as well!).
I do have to start thinking about my Halloween cards and the kiddo’s costume. I have a ton of Halloween digiscrap kits so I should be good on the card front. But I am not sure at all what the kiddo will be this year. Probably something Star Wars, as we seem to alternate between jedis and siths.