Monday, October 31, 2011

An all too crowded carve

I can't believe it's Halloween, and i can't believe it's only 2 months until the end of the year.  That's ridiculous, where did the time go? 

We had snow in Philadelphia-now that is ridiculous.  The last time it snowed in Philly was the year i was born, 32 years ago.  This snow made the annual pumpkin carve we attend pack jammed because like us, everyone assumed the Saturday showing would be cancelled, and it was. 

But we braved the extra crowded crowds, and started a new tradition:  Pumpkin carve followed by Ruby's Diner for a milkshake.  Why hadn't we thought of that before?!

These are the transformations i loved most.  Enjoy!
The Little Mermaid-very old movie to reference, but there was something i loved about this candle lit silhouette that got me all nostalgic.
Look at the "blood" dripping from the cleaver! Great use of the pumpkin.
Pumpkin carriage
This won most Halloween.
This was runner up for best use of pumpkin.
Angry birds!
I'm not really sure...spaceship...the pyramids...very neat though.
Talk about a knuckle sandwich.
Witches Brew
Love this-would have voted for it as best use of pumpkin.
Love the little mouse dangling out of its mouth!
Fabulous!  This was awarded best overall, and i think i appreciate more in picture than in person.  Whooo else thinks so.

If you want to see more, check out last year's pumpkin carve.  And speaking of carve, we attempted to do so on Sunday.  Only problem?  The stores around us had no more pumpkins! 
Hope you and your families had better luck!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

halloween lights gone wild

Have you guys seen this display of Halloween choreographed light goodness?  Insanity!

This song's more my style!

Also, this is on tonight.  It is creepy and scary and the perfect seasonal amount of fright.  Last Wednesday S was away on business, and i had to seriously debate whether or not i could watch it in the house alone.  Not like there'd be a creepy rubber suited man trying to impregnate me with his demon child, but still, you wouldn't want to sleep with your back to the door and take that chance.

The writers and creators made sure this 13 episode series would air during Halloween-seriously can't wait to see tonight's show.  I hope it involves more of Dylan McDermitt's smoking hot bod.  And tush. 

I can't believe i said smoking hot bod.  But it is.

Who else is watching?  Let's discuss.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rest, Relax, Read

You are going to have to indulge me.  This completely is may be the cutest animal in all existence. 

Can you make out the word in the background?

This needs to be blown up and framed.

Or maybe this one...

But look at this one.  That little chin, that little paw!

Two paws, ah ah ah. I used my best Count voice, could you tell? 

I just feel terrible though...we had to take away not only her "bed" but her elevated vantage point for the best bird and squirrel and bunny spying...
The good news is, that means it's in the basement bathroom!  Wahoo!  At least somewhat...we're getting granite cut for the top instead of using the laminate one piece that came with this.  Two steps forward, one step back?

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend, too.  Can you believe it's practically November?  Unreal.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fixing what ain't broken

Last year i loved my halloween display sooo much, that i'm really at a loss for what to do this year.  I bought a few new things on clearance, but nothing that would really shake anything up.

It's ok to recycle the same set up from a previous year.  If it ain't broken, don't fix it. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lovin' those leaves, mon

Don't you just love perfect fall weekends?  Don't you just love perfect fall weekends where people take advantage of the cool, crisp weather and still have yard sales?  Don't you just love when you're on your way somewhere and your significant other stops the car because your excited squeals have alerted him to said yard sales that are taking place down your very street? 

What a fabulous thing to stumble upon!  With fabulous pricing, to boot.

 This heavy, large leaf candle holder thingy was a dollar! 

Except in its current state, it was very reminiscent of the Jamaican bobsled team. Cool Runnings, anyone? I knew it would be a cinch to make it a little more gnarly and a little less Marley. 
 Oh come on, it's funny.

Seriously, this thing needed fall inspired natural looking color, instead of a clear line of Rasta demarcation. 

Now that's what i'm talkin' bout.

A little gold, a little bronze, a lot more natural.  Instead of a candle, i filled it with more corks and pine cones.  And to really get a sense how large this is...

I have instructed the inspector to step into the shot at the perfect time.  Well planned, mon, well planned.

Who else has tweaked a yard sale find?