Fabulous Giveaway Friday

And the winner is.......

Congratulations Angie of Scrapnmoms Moments! You've won a pair of handmade earrings made by little ole me. I used a random number generator I found online to get the number 9 and Angie was the 9th comment left on my Trick or Treat? post.

Thank you to everyone who visited on Halloween! It was a lot of fun visiting everyone's festive blogs. We'll definitely have to do it again next year! :o)

I had really wanted to post pics yesterday but was so worn out by all the activities whilst being sick this past week that I was just too darned tired! I'm feeling better today and am looking forward to getting some extra sleep this weekend. Anyhoo, here are some fun pics from Halloween night of our little trick or treaters in action.

Trick or Treat

Army Guy

Flower Girl

Butterfly Girl

Trick or Treat

And here's our house decorated on Halloween night!
As you can see I didn't finish the pumpkin after all. :oP

Our Haunted House

Our Haunted House

I'm going to bring back Fabulous Finds Friday next week so stay tuned! :o)


Trick or Treat?

No tricks here today, just yummy treats! :o) For any festive visitors who stop by this post and comment you'll be entered to win a pair of handmade earrings by little ole me. I'll draw one name from the comments on Friday November 2nd. I just love the holidays!

In a couple of hours we'll be taking the kiddos trick or treating. This will be Sugar & Spice's first time! They're going as a flower & butterfly. Awwww. :o)
Of course Mr. Smarty Pants is going as, what else, an army soldier. No surprise there, eh?

So we started carving our pumpkin last night but unfortunately ran into a bit of a snag. Mr. Smarty Pants wanted a pirate ship like on the package(see pic below) but half way through both the teeny-weenie, and quite delicate imo, saws that came with this kit broke! Sooooo, I still need to finish it...somehow. Not sure if that's going to happen at this point since Honey still isn't home from work, but here's what we have so far....

We did have alot of fun doing this Halloween craft.
Can you tell which one's supposed to be me? :oP

Lastly, we made roasted pumpkin seeds. Mmmmm, yummy!

*~* Sugar & Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds *~*

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
6 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F(120 degrees C). Spread the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for about 30-45 minutes, until a nice golden brown hue. In a large bowl stir together 2 tablespoons of the white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice and then set aside. Heat the oil & butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining sugar over them. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts. Pour the seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar mix and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Hope everyone has a BOOtiful Halloween! :o)

Wordless Wednesday - Happy Halloween!

Halloween Wreath

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Aggghhhhhhhh! Run away, run away!!!!!

Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

Seriously, I have a very hard time resisting temptation. I don't generally buy candy, cookies, cake, soda....ok pretty much anything to do with sweets because I KNOW I'll eat it if it's in the house.
Honey bought bags & bags of candy last night to hand out to the trick or treaters (hopefully) coming tomorrow night. Now all of this "temptation" is calling to me. I swear I can hear it saying, "eat me...eat me...."

Yes I admit it, I've had about five already. :o(
It's even harder to resist when I'm sick since all I wanna do is reach for comfort food...er...um...candy?

The only one who wants the candy more than me? THE CANDY MONSTER!

Candy Monster

Halloween Candy

Halloween night can't get here fast enough. Take my candy, please!


Pumpkin Patch 07

So even though I've been sick as a dog....again...we braved the Pumpkin Patch this weekend. I loaded myself up with Dayquil, told Honey we were going "no matter what" and we drove the 45 minutes it takes to get to the beautiful Love Creek Apple Orchard which is hosting their annual Pumpkin Patch. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, and that's not easy to come by in Texas. :o)
Here are some highlights from the day:

This lone beauty was the last apple of the season in the whole orchard. I took this shot when we were on the hayride. Doesn't it look tempting?
I really wanted to pick it! *snicker*

Sugar would have walked all day if we'd let her. She had her own ideas about where she wanted to go too. Thankfully there were alot of distractions to slow her down.

Spice really wanted to hug & squeeze this baby chicken.

Of course we had to take some yummy kettle corn home with us. Doesn't it look scrumptious? As you can see we don't have alot left. :o) Tonight or tomorrow night we'll be carving that pumpkin in the pic.

Anyone else visit a Pumpkin Patch this October?
Is it an annual tradition?