Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Party and Big Cedar

Happy Halloween! A couple of weeks ago we went to a Halloween party at my sister Kim's house. We all had such a fun time. I'm glad Halloween is only one more day away because I am starting to get in a Christmas mood. This year the kids and I will be staying at my parents house in Illinois until after Thanksgiving, so I won't be doing as much Christmas decorating as usual. I'm also not decorating my tree with my primitive ornaments this year~ I'm ready for some sparkle! I'm still figuring out what my new decorating style is going to be. I still love some of my things, but a whole bunch of it has got to go. Goodbye primitive! I have been decorating my bedroom here at my parents house and I'm loving it. I painted the walls a color called coffee and stenciled a pretty swirly stencil in cream . I also bought new bedding and lot's of pretty throw pillows. I bought an old six pane window that is painted cream and is old and chippy~ it's perfect! The coverlet I found at Bed Bath and Beyond is also cream along with the sheer panels I got for the window. So I have lot's of cream in my room and it is so refreshing. I found the perfect thing to go over the bed at World Market on sale. I'm going to go buy it tomorrow and paint it cream
too :-) It will be awhile before I get this room done, but I will be sure to post pictures when it's finished. Has anyone been to Gordmans lately ? We stopped in the other day and boy do they have a bunch of wonderful vintage Christmas stuff. I can't wait to go back to look and maybe buy something this time.
My mom, my kids, my sister, her kids,and I took a trip to Big Cedar last week. It is one of our favorite places to go. We ended up with a room on the first floor of the lodge which meant that we ran into a skunk and a raccoon a few times. Thank goodness the skunks are pretty tame and we didn't get sprayed. We had fun as usual . The trees were beautiful and there were wonderful fall displays everywhere.There's no place like the Midwest during the Fall. Everyone around here is so festive and the foliage is just gorgeous. Gotta love the Heartland of America !
Here are some pics from the Halloween party and a few of our Big Cedar trip ~

My neice Sami as beautiful Belle~
Cute cake~
My nephew Patriot as a Bionicle~
My son Gabriel the Jamaican ~

My daughter Paige as a vampire inspired by Victoria from Twilight, but yes she has Rosalie's pendant on . We tried to give her the under eye shadows for the hungry vampire look. She just needs some red contacts. New Moon, only 22 more days ~ Woo Hoo!!!! Oh and I gave in a got a shirt at Hot Topic with Edward on it while we were in Branson~ I love it! :-)
Visiting Grandma Dixie's house on our Big Cedar trip~

Sami and me in our lodge room~
The kids playing around~

Along our drive. The leaves have turned more now and are much prettier than these pics~

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend!


~Judy~ said...

Glad to see you posted. Sounds like you are having a great time with your family.

Happy Halloween!

Janene said...

There you are!
I had just commented on FB about where you have been!
Love the Halloween very festive!
It sounds like your bedroom is going to look so peaceful. I am looking forward to some pics!
Getting out of Prims huh? What on earth are you going to do with all of your great prim decorating goods? You are going to need lots of storage boxes!
Have a great Halloween and weekend!

american girl primitives said...


Looks like you're having a nice time, you'll be apart from your DH sounds like for awhile? Our family will be apart too until mine retires in March I really miss him.

I can't believe you're giving up your prims. I do understand though. Sometimes we need a change and that's a good thing. I can't wait to see some pictures.


marie said...

I love your new blog background and your bedroom plans sound really pretty! I hope you share photos soon!

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