Friday, October 29, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HaPpY
HaLLoWeeN!!!
No matter what poison or potion you prefer,
I hope this Halloween weekend with your
ghosts and goblins
is filled with fun and fright
I've picked my poison
and a little potion to wash it down

to be put under a spellWelcome
but enter at your own risk...

Here's a sweet welcome
and some perfect Halloween lighting



and spooky pumpkins

These pumpkins aren't scary
Great ways to decorate

your home

with some
whimsy
for a fun or frightful party
Just make sure to watch out for critters
There's still time to make up
some sweet treat bags
like these
and even these
or whip up some festive


or creepy confections
No matter "WITCH" kind they all look YUMMY!!
I hope I didn't scare you!
Whatever way you enjoy celebrating Halloween,
I hope your weekend is SPOOKTACULAR!!
Just try and stay away from any black cats crossing your path

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Friday, October 22, 2010

SUNNY SUNFLOWERS

SUNFLOWERS
These end of the summer flowers
are so big, bold and brilliant!

Their warm yellow color helps to give us the last burst
of brilliant sunshine before autumn really sets in.
The rich brown center
reminds me that fall is here.
So it makes sense that these gorgeous
flowers make some of the best fall bouquets
and arrangements
for your home
or special events this season










Even babies love them

Some of the best
paintings

and most notable ones are sunflowers
These sunflowers look great in this type of French vase
called a Confit Pot

Pretty au Naturelle arrangements

are great for fall!
Sunflowers look great
in plain white vases

(um hello, are you going to my house with that delivery?????)

or in jars


(I love this sunny arrangement from DUSTY LU)
or bottles
or buckets

or even boots!!!
Some even make pretty pillows
There's nothing like a sunny wedding
with this sunny wedding flower

Here's an unexpected boutonniere
and here are some gorgeous bouquets

and centerpieces
and special arrangements
cakes and .....
of course,
CUPCAKES!


Yum!
I hope you have a SUNsational fall weekend!!
I've gotta run now and go find that delivery man
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