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Brewing up Something Special


My daughter is “brewing” up something special this Halloween…

She was due yesterday, and late last night she had a few contractions.  Nothing further so far this morning, but it could be any time now!

Because her due date was so close to Halloween, she thought it would be fun to have a little Halloween-themed maternity shoot.  So a couple of weeks ago we went to one of the local parks where we had done some maternity photos when she was pregnant with my granddaughter and took a few photos.  I think they turned out pretty cute.  Look at that precious belly!  😍  I can’t wait to meet my new little grandson! 💙  Maybe it’ll be today!?

We’re just going to go about our regular Halloween business today and will have to wait and see if he decides to come…

My little granddaughter is very excited to go trick-or-treating later, it’ll be her first time going.  She’s going to be Skye from Paw Patrol  – she’s obsessed with Paw Patrol haha!  She’s had lots of fun over the past few weeks doing various little Halloween type of activities.  And thankfully, I’ve had both her and the mother-to-be staying with me these past few weeks because I live closer to the hospital where she plans to deliver, so I’ve been able to be a part of those Halloween activities – baking, decorating, etc., as well as going to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch.  Such a blessing…


Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate, and happy regular day to all the rest!





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Trick or Treat?


Treat please!

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We made these adorable little candy corn themed cupcakes the other day and I thought I’d share one with you.  Best to have only this virtual one though, because they’re made with everything that is totally unhealthy.  Although… I did use organic free range eggs.  😉


Have a safe and happy Halloween!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Magical Moments

Well… although I didn’t end up getting the rest I wanted over the weekend, nor have the chance to sit beneath autumn’s branches, I did find other ways to get a bit of relief, and some of them turned out to be quite “magical.”

Now, I’ve never really been one to celebrate Halloween, I mean aside from doing the usual things like trick-or-treating, watching scary movies, or going to costume parties and such.  And other than carved pumpkins or harvest themed decor I’ve never decorated my house for it.  I’m just not into the macabre, ghoulish type of stuff that usually comes along with Halloween.  But this year, my daughter and my mom got it into their heads that they wanted to decorate the house for Halloween.  They were both so terribly excited at the idea, I just couldn’t resist, so I went along with it for their sakes.

We went out shopping over a month ago and bought a few decorations that we had found on sale.  The two of them were anxious to put them up right away, but I told them that we had to wait at least until the second week of October before putting them up, just until it felt more like Halloween season, ya know?  Well, with the nice weather we had over the weekend, it seemed like the perfect time, so even though I was longing for some quiet, peaceful time out in nature, we put them up and it was lots of fun.  And I still got to be outside.  😀

We were right in the nick of it all when look who/what stopped by to join us…


A black cat!  How purrfectly magical is that… just as we’re putting up Halloween decorations!  I snapped this with my cell phone camera, so please excuse the poor quality of the photo.  I had a heck of a time trying to take her picture, she was always moving about and is pretty much just a black blur in all of the pictures except this one where she happened to be sitting still for a brief moment.  She was the sweetest little thing, so friendly and affectionate, purring and meowing and rubbing up against us.  I think she would have eaten us up if she could have.  😉

Now listen… I’m outside ALL the time, in my garden, on the patio, all the time, and in the two years since I’ve moved back here, I’ve never seen a black cat or any cats really, out wandering around the neighborhood.  So believe me when I say that her stopping by (at all, let alone while we were putting up Halloween decorations) was very unusual, and her presence really made our decorating time feel magical!


Here are a few other photos from our Halloween decorating…


 My daughter put up some cobwebs on the bush near the front door.  If you know me, you know that I am terrified of spiders, but fake ones don’t bother me so much…


And look who moved in… Shelob.   😉


Although the Shelob in Tolkien’s story is utterly disgusting and terrifying, I think this one is kinda cute.  For a spider, anyway.


This little ghost guy is kinda cute as well…


But as for the idea of real ghosts… I think, not so much.


We also got this cute sign to post by the door.  I couldn’t get the stake to go into the ground, so I stuck it in my mom’s planter…


Hey, whatever works right?

I was in charge of putting up the lights (I also climbed halfway up a 50ft extension ladder and strung some Christmas lights, but that’s a story for another time).   Once again, a poor quality photo, but you can still tell how festive it is…


Nothing too fancy, but hopefully the neighborhood kids will like it.  Heck, I hope we even get any trick-or-treaters, last year there weren’t very many of them that came by.

Either way, it makes my daughter and my mom happy, and in the end that’s all that really matters. ❤


Gotta make the most of those magical moments…


And I say it’s good luck when a black cat crosses your path comes to visit while you’re putting up Halloween decorations.  See… she’s just a blur.  😉



May your day be filled with a little bit of magic, and with…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Pumpkin Eyes


Our cat Sugar is such a curious little kitty and always has to be smack dab in the middle of things whenever there’s any action going on.  Last night while we were carving pumpkins she hopped up onto a chair so she could get a closer look at what we were doing.   She looked so cute sitting there that I wanted to snap a picture of her.  Well, much to my amusement the “red-eye” effect from the flash turned her eyes orange.  Just like the pumpkin guts!  Haha perfect!  And kinda spooky.  Now that’s really getting into the spirit of things!   😉


Oh and incidentally, I carved out a cat on my pumpkin…




But lest you be inclined to compliment my expert pumpkin carving abilities… not my artwork, I cheated and used a pattern.  😉



Peace & love…

And happy Halloween!  😀