Each year my nephew plays baseball for his town. This past summer his team won their championships. I took a lot of photos of from his games including the championship game so I came up with an idea to make him something as a part of his Christmas present. I ordered this plain wood baseball frame online.. filled it with photos from the championship season and decorated it with baseball stickers. I painted his name and 2010 Champs on the frame as well. He really liked it and told me he was going to hang it up in his bedroom next to his trophies. 🙂 Here is a photo I got of him with it when he opened it as well as a photo my brother took after he hung it up in his room for him…
A huge thank you to those of you that came out or donated!! The benefit was a huge success and the concert was amazing!! Here is a slideshow of photos I got from the event!! And yes the last one is my husband wearing his Dr Satan mask standing next to Stitch from Mushroomhead!! 🙂
I also posted a few videos on my YouTube Channel but the sound is lousy cause I was using my digital camera and I was literally right by Mushroomhead’s speaker which was right in front of the stage. But you can still see how awesome the show was visually.
Keep fighting the good fight!
|In my kitchen this morning before heading
off to work 🙂 he he
Well with Halloween this weekend.. we had the option of dressing up at the office today. Money being tight I decided to pull my costume out from last year from when I dressed as Lydia Deetz (despite the wig it’s also really comfy) . Last year I didn’t dress up at work cause I had wedding on the brain.. I only wore it for a party so my co-workers have never seen it. I didn’t enter the costume contest at work although I wish I had… cause the person who came in 3rd was dressed as Beetlejuice ha ha. But everyone at work loved it and it got me even more in the Halloween spirit for this weekend!!
Unfortunately my Count Pumpkin took 2nd place in the pumpkin decorating contest. I was grateful to take 2nd place despite the 1st place winner using an idea that has been plastered all over the internet for years. Everyone kept telling me all day how mine should have won because it was original. So that was nice to hear. 2nd place still landed me a $35 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings though! So me and the hubby will be grubbing sometime this weekend to celebrate.
I have always been a Halloween freak. I have so many awesome memories of my Mom and her best friend Jackie dressing me up in fun costumes. The best part is I always had a part in picking out what I wanted to be.. who I wanted to be and loved every minute of it. My Dad use to take part in the Halloween fun as well. He would get into Halloween and dress up as characters and sit out side on his front porch for the trick or treaters. One of my faves he did was actually Beetlejuice. He even dressed as McDonald’s Mac Tonight and got on his roof and danced and sang for the trick or treaters. He also use to take me to Boo at the Zoo every year as well.
As I have gotten older Halloween “time” has become more and more special to me.
|Tieing the knot last year at the Courthouse Halloween morning 2009|
Sunday is not only Halloween but mine and my husband Frank’s 1 year wedding anniversary!! Last weekend marked 12 years from our 1st date 🙂 which was our Homecoming dance our senior year of high school. Our 2nd date was Fright Fest at Great America haha. Next Sunday on 11/7 we mark the official 12 years of being an official couple! Ever since I was a little kid I have just loved this time of year!! Which of course makes it even more awesome that me and my husband started to date during this time of year. It was like it was meant to be. And getting married on Halloween last year was unforgettable and couldn’t have been more “us”. Every year when fall comes around and the leaves start changing I have so many wonderful memories to look back on and so many to continue to look forward to. On top of everything it has also inspired me in my art work as well!! So when you look at my art pieces remember the artist is that little girl who obsessed over Halloween and never let it go! ha ha!
Ghost With The Most,
Over the weekend we had a few friends over for annual pumpkin carving and pumpkin ale night. I really wanted to carve a Lily Munster pumpkin (seeing I adore her) but there are no stencils online to do it. So I took it upon myself to create my own from some images online that I put in Paint and then edited them to be somewhat like a stencil. I was very pleased with the results!!
We have some crazy storms coming through here tonight.. so most likely once the weather calms down I can get a nice picture of the two of them side by side on our porch.
Take a stab at it!