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Looking forward to passing candy out to the trick or treaters this evening, as well as eating my fair share. Love the jack o lanterns and all the little ones in their costumes.


I totally miss my kids being little and so excited about their costumes. Did they have to grow up so fast?

Happy Anniversary to my Mom and Dad, who were married on Halloween 47 years ago. Love you guys!

Happy trick or treating.


Becky said this while watching the Boston Red Sox trample the Colorado Rockies last night during game 4 of the World Series. Now if only we could find something to feed our Cleveland Indians for next season. Pierogies, kielbasa ?

Today’s weather forecast and the perfect day for fall decorating, don’t you think? It’s hard to believe that it’s October 8th and the weather is like midsummer. No complaints from me since we don’t have to turn on the furnace and owe the gas company a zillion dollars.


Here’s some indoor decorating,



and some outdoor decorating. That flag makes me smile every time I pull into the driveway. Just one of those goofy things that make me happy.

The question that strikes fear into me almost everyday. To solve this problem, I made this.


It’s a cute little 6×6 three ring binder by Bo-Bunny Press. This is my title page and I also included divider pages.


I created a template in Microsoft word, and started typing in my recipes.


I decided to only include tried and true family recipes, and added comments about where the recipe came from and who’s favorite it is.

I had so much fun making this that I made one for Tricia for her birthday.

The idea was inspired by Album Shortcuts by Simple Scrapbooks, and a post by Cathy Zielske on her blog. Great idea and lots of fun to make.

In my never ending quest to find organizational nirvana, I picked up a copy of The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker. After reading it from cover to cover I realized that most of the supplies I was hoarding really didn’t fit my personal style. So I decided it was time to organize my scrap space.

Lest you think I am blessed with room solely dedicated to scrapbooking bliss, my space consists of two rolling carts and my dining room table. After spending a week going through the chaos that has taken over my dining room, I now have these.


I can’t tell you how happy these little bins make me. These were inspired by Beth Proudfoots’s studio. I have 10 of these bins, each dedicated to it’s own color, and are stored 2 to a drawer in one of my rolling carts. I have one extra cart for letters, and in the other cart I have my cardstock and pattern paper, which I am still trying to organize.

I found a large and basket and filled it with the tools I use almost every time I scrap.


Love the ideas in this book, and until I get a space all to myself, I’m liking my space much better.


in honor of my favorite month of the year. looking forward to buying pumpkins and mums for the porch and enjoying seeing the leaves change colors.