Monday, November 11, 2013


I love this time of year.

It reminds me to count my blessings, one by one.

I have a LOT to be thankful for.

I know, I know... I should be thankful all year long, not just in November. And I am. But I love really, really honing in on all the blessings God has given me and rejoicing in them.

This year especially. There's a lot going on in my life I could complain about, and I've given into that temptation more than I'd really like, but when I focus on the good things, the bad things fade away and don't seem that bad.

Happiness is temporary and fleeting.

Joy is God-given and eternal.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

halloween happenings

I'm not naturally a huge fan of Halloween. No particular reason. But this Halloween was really, really fun!

Last you heard, I hadn't finished Reuben's costume. And I didn't even work on it Wednesday night because I wanted to go to church for the last night of our student crusade.

So after work Thursday, there was a mad rush to get everything done.

And it came together beautifully!

I decided my little Valentine's Day baby needed to be Cupid.

I had some 6-9 month onesies sitting around from a project I'd done so I sketched out a stencil on some freezer paper and colored it in with red fabric paint. My mom found his Old Navy red corduroys at goodwill and they were the perfect color!! His "bow" was a strip of cardboard painted with gold paint with a piece of yarn tying it together. I made his wings out of cardboard with cut up tissue paper bunched and glued on the back. I attached them with the hem of an old t-shirt hot glued on top and taped on the bottom. His arrow was an arrow I bought from the dollar tree and modified with some felt and more tissue paper.

I spent a total of $1.09 on the arrows from the dollar store. If I had bought the pants, it'd have been another $3.00 ish. Pretty thrifty if I do say so myself!

We didn't go trick or treating since it'd basically be me and my husband going to the door asking for candy. We just went out to eat and then took pictures of him in his whole get up. He was VERY interested in chewing on the end of the arrow.

He threw a MAJOR fit when I took it away from him. Like a shaking, screaming, and crying kinda fit.

He's dramatic, that kid.

The following night was our grown up Halloween fun. Our friends threw a storybook themed murder mystery party and it was so fun!

I was Princess Anastasia and Clint was Prince Galahad. I was supposed to wear a ball gown, but even with the weight I've been losing, I couldn't get my prom dresses to fit and didn't want to spend money on renting one so I went with plan B.

I found a dress from my 8th grade dance recital that fit (explain that one to me!) and decided to doctor it up a bit. I hot glued a ribbon around the middle and little rhinestones I already had all the way around the ruffle on the top.

Clint just wore a suit and I made little tassle things for his shoulders out of cardboard, yarn, and felt and a sash out of some leftover fabric.

It was easy and FREE!

Out of 20+ people there, only ONE person got the murderer right! It was someone I totally didn't expect. It was so fun and everyone looked so great!

So that was our halloween fun!

What sort of mischief did you guys get into for Halloween?
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