>Happy Halloween

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Hope you are having a safe and fun Halloween.

>Haunted cookie Castle

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My youngest daughter wanted this kit and since her sisters would be away we decided it would be her special treat to make on her own. A Haunted Halloween Cookie Castle. I don’t know he doesn’t look scary to me just real sad I think it is the door that does it.

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>This is so cool I had to share

>Watch this amazing video. It is hard to believe someone did this with paint it loops twice so you can see it again.
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6555161&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.

>Colors of Fall

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fall yoyos

Here is a small sample of a project I am working on. I like the colors for fall. Sort of pumpkin pie and spice.

>50% off Sale in Store

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SALE
BIG BIG SALE
More than 1/2 of all the stores items are on sale

NOW 50% off sale for the holidays please see clearace sale section in store for specials. I have tried to feature the items for sale on my side bar and will adjust it as things sell out.

I will be away from the computer from Oct 30- Nov 1st so I may not be up to date on the side bar during those dates. But the Clearance Sale area in the store will always be accurate.

Clearance Sale 50 % off

After December 20th some these clearance items will either be removed from the shop and never returned to it or go back to their normal price. This is the last chance to get them at this price.

(discount is already applied to sale items see item description for original price all other items at normal price)

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>Snow!?!

>Yep we have snow already what’s up with that I could have waited a few more weeks on that one. I am just not ready for it yet. I love snow but wanted a few more days of fall.

>Roasted pumpkin seeds

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pumpkin seeds

Supplies

* 1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
* 2 teaspoons butter, melted
* 1 pinch salt (I like sea salt better flavor)

DIRECTIONS

I wash and let the seeds dry over night (remove all the pumpkin fibers)

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

roasted pumpkin seeds

>Pumpkins

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three pumpkins

Two of my kids carved pumpkins one used stuff like Mr. Potatoe head, but made for pumpkins, and made hers, has three faces on it.  Each is unique I cheated mine is foam I didn’t cut one this year but he looks cool all the same.

mine

mine

oldest daughters

oldest daughters
carved

middle daughter

middle daughters
middle daughters
middle daughters

Youngest daughters

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>Kids and Halloween

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front door at the moment

Ok the kids would not have it that mom wasn’t mom this year. I usually decorate for Halloween as it is my favorite holiday. But this year since the day before Halloween I will be in the hospital and such didn’t want to deal with taking it all down nore would I be able to. So my kids kept pestering till I agreed some and then I asked husband if he would take it all down, usually my job. He agreed so here you have a front door draped in black garbage bags cut length wise into long strips that are stretched that are held up with tabs that are supposed to hold up Christmas lights made it easy to hang.   We are not putting everything up this year my tree and caldron and a few other things are actually decorating my husbands work and he will have to bring them home and put them away.  I will take another photo once it gets darker so you can see the effects of it all minus the eerie sound and fog machine.  The kids actually cut all but one bag which I did to show them how it was done then it was my job to hang and stretch the bags as they cut more to hang.  About  ten bags total was used.  Earlier in the day these had been blowing real eerie like but it has since rained and they are heavy with water.  Oh and that is just a little kids plastic trick or treat pumkin that we found thrifting a few years ago that is being used as the porch light for fun.

>Haunted Halloween Coookie House

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My kids haunted Halloween cookie house

We have a tradition of making cookie houses at Easter, Halloween and Christmas this is this years house.  We have bought a kit for several years now.  When we first started I made them from scratch sad to say time just doesn’t allow that any more.  But the kids still have fun with this.  We still like to add other things to the kits.  either other frosting or candies and cookies and just stuff.

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