Tuesday, October 25


Oh my gosh!  I just had to share some of the pictures we took at a local Hot Air Balloon Festival.  Apparently, every year this race is held at the Statesville airport in North Carolina.  It is an entire weekend filled with fun activities.  We only went for one afternoon.  We really enjoyed watching all the different balloons fill up and float away.  When the first one lifted off, the entire crowd cheered!  It was so cool!

My mom said that they are simply the neatest things to see floating in the sky.
My daughter waved as they floated away and said, "Good-bye people!"

Monday, October 24


We used some vintage mason jars to make our own jack-o-lanterns by sticking painter's tape cut into triangles for the faces.
Paint one coat of orange acrylic craft paint.

Let the paint dry a little bit and then peel off the tape before it is completely dried.
I waited until it was completely dry and when I peeled the tape off, the paint peeled off a bit so I had to use an exacto knife to trace the shapes before completely removing them.  Let them dry several hours or overnight.

Halloween Jarkins 
(That's what my daughter named them.)
We are going to use battery operated tea lights in ours for safety.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 12

Fall = Apples!

My very dear friend, Elizabeth, shared some apples that her son brought home from his recent trip to Virginia. (Thank you Randy!)

They were so pretty that I just had to take a picture. (I am thinking of a nice sketch.)  They were so delicious that they only lasted long enough for this photo shoot.  I created this display by using two separate pieces of milk glass that are for sale in my etsy shop.


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