Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I'm super excited. We are staying home for the first time ever! I'm having a pajama party for just us. I can't wait to show the boys (son and stepsons) all the cool stuff I got and made. There is a giant gummy snake, popcorn balls, candy apples, glow sticks, and more! They are going to love it. Can you believe I have NEVER handed out candy on Halloween? Last night I took my dress form Millie, a Styrofoam head, and Halloween lites from my swap to make this. Isn't she scary? The kids thought so. Have a safe and Happy Halloween! Watch out for spookables.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick Or Treat Swap

The Joli Paquet was such a blast. Can you believe it was my first official swap?! Maria my swap partner made it extra special for me! Thank you Maria. Here are pictures of what she sent me. There was candy but my family devoured it right away. She also sent a gift card. Such a sweety!
Here is what I sent her. Our goodie bags were so similar!
You can go over to the Joli Poquet site and check out links to see more! Thank you again Maria!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I truly loved reading everyones comments. Thank you all for sharing. I assigned everyone a number and used this to randomly pick one. And the winner is Carol!
Just to let you know Joli Paquet is still going on. You can find some wonderful tutorials to try this Halloween week. Also we would love to see pictures of your kit and craft creations. You can share them here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bumblebees and Bones

I have adored reading all your comments on Halloween! I thought I would share pics of my favorite Halloween costume my Keegan wore. He was a bumblebee when he was two! Boy he wore that costume out! He wore it around the house forever. This year (he's 10) he is a video game character. Camo, guns, that sort of thing. I sure do miss the cute days!!
Also here is a recipe I tried for this years family Halloween party (we had it early). I called it Guts and Bones! The kids loved it. I didn't have bread sticks so I used pizza dough. I cut it into strips then cut slits in the end about 1/2 inch long. After that I kinda balled up the ends. All the kids loved it!
Guts and Bones!
  1 can (7 oz) refrigerated breadsticks (6 breadsticks) or pizza dough
1 egg white, beaten
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce, heated
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough; separate at perforations into 6 breadsticks. Roll each until 12 inches long. Loosely tie knot in both ends of each breadstick; place on cookie sheet (do not twist).
Brush breadsticks with egg white. Sprinkle with cheese and seasoning.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm "bones" with warm pizza sauce for dipping

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Give-Away

Starting today until Tuesday October 27th all you have to do is leave a comment to win a Haunted Cottage Cupcake Kit, Feather Tree, Bottle Brush Tree and some surprises. I would love to know what your favorite part of Halloween is! One of my favorate things about Halloween is making spooky treats, so I will be sharing some recipes and ideas this week with you too! Good luck!
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Getting Ready

I will be closing my shop Tuesday October 20. It will only be closed a week or two. I need time to prepare for the Holiday season. This years Holiday goods are going to be FANTASTIC! While my shop is closed I will be having a blog give -away. Stay tuned for the give-away details in the days to come. Feel free save the vintage Halloween postcard above to use in your arts and crafts.


The 2nd batch of the Haunted Cupcake Cottage Kits will be shipped today! If you pre-ordered a Give Thanks Banner it shipped yesterday. Both the Kits and Banners are still available. The Joli Paquet Blog is having a cute give away so go leave a comment.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quaint Marketplace

I thought I would share with you why I have been "out of the loop" for a while. I got invited to have a table at a local sale called the Quaint Marketplace. I felt so honored to be included with such a lovely group of ladies! So for the last month or so I have been creating, creating, and creating in all my spare time for the market. The pictures above are my table and the pictures below are some of the very talented ladies that where there. It was a lot of hard work but I had so much fun.

Nancy's table with her fabulous rustique items.

The very sweet and talented Roxanne! Thank you so much Roxanne for everything!

There were many more lovely tables but I didn't have time to take pictures! You can blog hop to these links to meet some of the gals and see more.

Just Simply Southern

Mary Gregory

Molly B

If you were there and have a blog just let me know and I will add you to the list.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kit Pre Orders

Thank you all so much who ordered the Haunted Cupcake Cottage Kit! I have had request for more and I want everyone who wants one to be able to have one! So I ordered more supplies. You can Pre-order a kit in my shop and it will ship late next week. I hope everyone will post pictures of their finished product in our flickr group. I would love to see them!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Joli Paquet Kits Are Almost Here

Haunted Cottage Cupcake Kit
The kits will be available tomorrow in my shop! I have a very limited amount this time. The kits come with everything except glue and paint. I handmade each little cottage and tombstone! Be sure to go check out the other Joli Paquet kits too. There are some really creepy cute ones!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Little Peek!

The Joli Paquet kits go on sale next week Wednesday, the 7th of October. Here is the tiniest peek at my kit. Be sure to go check out Joli Paquet for a giveaway, cute tutorials, and pre-sale looks at all the kits.
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