Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Garland

Though this craft does not involve a sweet treat, I love it! What a great twist on the Christmas paper chain. I only wish I had seen it earlier, it would have been a nice activity for the month of November- next year for sure! Click here for the super simple tutorial on Tangled and True.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Glee is back in my life

Something unexpected that happened while I was on maternity leave was that I watched a lot more TV than usual. It seemed ultimately indulgent to curl up in a comfy chair and nurse and cuddle and nap with Soren and watch Judge Judy or whatever was on the History Channel or maybe a Made-For-TV Movie on the Lifetime Network. Delicious.
I happened to catch the season premier of 'gLee' and I was hooked. The Glee was missing from my life for several weeks while baseball was on, but last night 'gLee' was back.

Top 7 Favorite Things I Like About This Show:

1- It is set in Ohio. Lima, Ohio to be exact. I'm not sure where that is, but every time they mention that they are in Ohio, it feels like when you're at the concert of a really cool band and the lead singer announces how great it is to be in (insert the name of your town) and the whole crowd screams "Woohoooo".

2- The characters attend William McKinley High School. William McKinley was my grandmother's cousin. Another "WooHoooo" moment.

3- My favorite character is Sue Sylvester the cheerleading coach. She's wicked crazy.

4- My second favorite character is Emma Pillsbury, the obsessive/compulsive, germ-phobic guidance counselor.

5- My third favorite character is Principal Figgins. Hysterical Pakistani guy.

6- The "cool" couple is Quinn Fabray and Finn Hudson. Quinn and Finn. Hee hee.

7- Though I am typically not a fan of musicals ('The Wizard of Oz' and 'The Sound of Music' being notable exceptions) the singing fits naturally into the story line because... well, it's about a Glee Club.

*Disclaimer: There are some dubious moral messages in the show. For instance, in this week's episode they are having a bake sale to raise money to charter a 'handicapable' bus so the whole club can ride to a competition together, including Artie who is in a wheelchair. The bake sale is a flop until they make cupcakes laced with marijuana and that seems to be passed off as okay. Maybe that's why it comes on late at night... Whew- these days 9 o'clock is past my bedtime.

Get a load of these cuties

For this month's Stampin' Up Club swap, I made Nugget Turkeys (the idea for which I got from Splitcoaststampers and this blog) and 'Happy Harvest' covered peanut butter cups (!).
Obviously I'm a sucker for any craft that involves sweet treats.
The best part is giving them away.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Update

Apparently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids stand in front of the TV with their mouths hanging open too. Or I guess it is possible that it's Brad who enjoys himself a little 'Yo Gabba Gabba'.

Personally I think Rod makes a much better DJ Lance (at least he's cleaner looking).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crafty Treats

I got a lot of use out of my 'Batty For You' stamp set this year. I was thinking of my Card Club buddies when I filled and decorated the tin for Will's teacher. I made a batch of yummy Black Cat Cookies and wrapped some of them up for the kids in Will's class. I made a few cards to send the boys' Halloween pictures to the family. And I couldn't resist making a few of these Witch Hats I found on Split Coast Stampers- there are Reece's mini-peanut butter cups inside, People! So fun.

Rod Stewart is Totally Awesome!

I begged my friend Rod Stewart to dress up as DJ Lance Rock for Halloween. He resisted the idea at first, but he was glad he did when the kids at the hospital saw him and went berserk.

For those of you who don't have small children, DJ Lance hosts a show on Nick Jr called 'Yo Gabba Gabba' which is a completely bizarre and borderline annoying show with dancing monsters, swirling colors, and ambient music. Of course, if I don't flip through the channels fast enough and Will catches a glimpse of it, he will insist on watching... or standing in front of the TV with his mouth hanging open, whatever you call that.

We also had a little 'Wizard of Oz' vibe going on around the surgery center.
My friends at work are so cute!

"I think I smell candy!"...

...That's what Will said as we were getting ready to head to Westerville for our traditional Trick-or-Treating at Michael and David's (a.k.a. Batman and Robin) house.
And they're off!

Then it was time for a little basking by the fire pit and plundering of the treat bags.

Thank you, Rich and Vannessa, for another fun and festive Halloween!