I’m a little late posting this week but to make up for it, I have some cute recipes and do-it-yourself ideas that are just perfect for the Halloween Season!
Here’s a decoration that’s frightfully fun!
Boo! Company’s Coming!
Talk about creative! Now that’s a BIG spider!
Worn out books can be recycled in imaginative ways.
Click here for instructions.
Snack Mix – Halloween Style!
Great gift for teacher or hostess – easily adaptable for other holidays!
I love the addition of the candy corn, here.
Recipe found here.
For the Halloween party, there has to be something nutritious!
How about this Veggies with Dip combo?
Click here for details.
Happy Halloween to all!
Enjoy the trick-or-treat candy . . . but beware of ladies giving out candy corn! (Read my story here)
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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I’m so glad you stopped by today. I have some great photos to show you!
Kelly sent pictures of what’s been happening in her neighborhood this past week!
It may be Spring, but Mother Nature still had a surprise up her sleeve. Kelly said they had one of those beautiful snowfalls that softly coats everything in white frosting!
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Kelly’s puppy, Artie, just loved it!
He and Kelly even went sledding!
Last weekend, it was “Pet Day” at the Harley Dealer and he won a grooming gift certificate!
And at the Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs, he met the Bunny!!!
Thanks so much to Kelly for sharing her photos!!!
(If YOU have any to show us, don’t be shy! I’d love to post them here on the blog. (Send them to crystal at beadhappilyeverafter dot com)
For those who celebrate Easter, I wish you wonderful day! Take it easy on those chocolate eggs and jelly beans.
No, wait! It’s a holiday – eat whatever you like.
Happy Weekend to all . . .
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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Last week, Sir Beads and I went into Boston for a little Christmas shopping. It’s always fun to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle – not to mention the extra-special decorations – of the city during holiday season.
This year, we decided to make an occasion of it by booking a hotel and spending a couple of days wrapped-up in the Christmas ambiance! We found a few gifts for the family, had a couple of delicious meals, and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to relax a little, too.
I have a few photos to show you. (For the best view, remember to click on them!)
These HUGE ornaments hang in the atrium of the Prudential Center Mall. I especially love those giant ornament hooks!
To get an idea of the ornament’s size – notice how small the people at the bottom of the picture look in comparison!
Here’s a corner of the hotel lobby – festively dressed for the holidays. They were serving hot cocoa with marshmallows by that cozy fire, which was quite inviting after a long stroll in the chilly afternoon air.
And finally, a little oasis we encountered . . . complete with bubbling waters over polished stones. Can you spot the shiny coins on the ledge? They were tossed in by shoppers making a wish.
Speaking of wishes . . .
Sir Beads and I wish a very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!
And may each one of us have a New Year filled with friends, family and fun! xoxoxo
See you in 2013
Special wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m grateful for so many things – and your loyalty is one of them. I truly appreciate that you take a little time from your busy schedules to check in here . . .
Sir Beads and I will be celebrating turkey day with our extended family. We’re especially excited that our oldest daughter, who lives overseas, will be able to spend the holiday with us this year! Pumpkin pie (our favorite dessert) will be on the menu for sure.
Thought you might like the following Thanksgiving quotes – some funny, some heart-warming, some profound.
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
~Native American Saying
The thing I’m most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Football half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck
All that we behold is full of blessings.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
Hugs for all,
I realize we’re well past the Christmas season.
But just like that one lonely ornament which always seems to be hiding in plain sight after the decorations have been packed up and put away . . .
I have one more holiday tidbit to share with you.
Are these cute or what?
My younger daughter made them for our family gathering on Christmas Eve.
The ingredients? Tiny brownies (made-from-scratch), cream cheese frosting (homemade), and strawberries.
Oh my goodness, kids! We are talking d e l i c i o u s!!!
My girl wields a mean pastry bag – just look at those frosting pom poms.
Better get out your pencils and paper, or fire up the printer . . . I’m about to give you the recipe she used. Put it in a safe place for next year. I promise you’ll be the talk of the party, or the darling of the family – or both!
The recipe for “Santa Hats” can be found here
‘Til next time,