Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crushing on Mary

While watching the Sound Of Music Reunion episode on Oprah this evening, my husband revealed that he had a crush on his 1st grade teacher who looked very much like Julie Andrews in her role as Mary Poppins (insert sound of my giggles here). And apparently this teacher of his affection also had a thick German accent to boot!----(insert more giggles). I thought it was odd when he bought me a large tapestry carpet bag and umbrella one Valentine's Day. Juuuuust Kidding.

Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten


16 Autumn-ish Things That Make Me Smile

1. Pumpkin Patches
2. Pumpkin Spice Soy Lattes
3. Scarecrows
4. Hay for Sale
5. Buying a new sweater..or two
6. Wearing a favorite old sweater
7. Candles in Autumn scents like Apple Cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie
8. Turning off the air conditioner and opening the doors
9. Shopping for Halloween costumes
10. Stepping on crunchy crispy fallen leaves on purpose.
11. Stews
12. Acorns and the busy squirrels collecting them
13. Spotting the first flock of geese in the sky flying South.
14. Lighting the fireplace
15. An excuse to act like the Addams Family
16. My Dad's Birthday

Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten

Sock Skeleton

Meet Blanch McSkully! I whipped up this cute lanky skeleton in one night using, you guessed it, socks! 1 pair to be exact...except, don't tell Blanch--She would think it quite ghastly if she knew she was made out of socks. I got this idea from none other than the extraordinaire herself, Martha Stewart . This adorable Halloween craft was easy peezy lemon squeezy. Click here for the How-To guide. I am thinking that next year I will make more and embroider pretty art flowers on the face to celebrate Dia de los Muertos aka Day of the Dead . OR, I may just hand over Blanch McSkully to my cat. The entire time I was sewing her arms and legs on, he thought I was creating a wonderful toy just for him. I had to place Blanch on my fireplace mantle to keep her safe from Custard Kitty. His sharp kitty claws and teeth scared her to death, so to speak. Haha!

Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten