Monday, November 24, 2008

The Hogwarts Extravaganza

Here are pictures of the Harry Potter party, finally! I didn't get them up sooner because I have been recovering from the weekend. As usual, I got caught up in the moment and forgot to take pictures of everyone who came to the party. So if you have pictures of your costumes, please e-mail them to me so that I can do another post. I tried to show as many of the decorations as possible. Sorry the sound effects aren't included: Umbridge's office had a recording of a kitten meowing. I think it creeped a lot of people out, but that's Umbridge for you. Thanks to everyone who came to the party!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Craft Room UPDATE

I've had several people request to see the shelves that Heinz put up for me in the craft room. I have just about everything in there unpacked, but it's not all that neat right now.

Close to the bottom on the left is a shelf that Heinz made me before we got married for me to store my spices on. Now that I have a spice drawer, it's perfect for rubber stamps.

These are $2 plastic shoeboxes that I got from the Container Store for my yarn. I have individual projects in each box. Now I just have to label them.

More shelves, and lots of wrapping paper!

This is an old formica table that my dad gave me. I LOVE it. It's perfect for crafts. It's a really hard surface and it's really wide. And who cares if I get glue on it?

I got this floor lamp at Bed Bath & Beyond. I'm happy that I have one room that I can decorate with pink!

Crazy Halloween

We were warned ahead of time that the guy across the street from us attracted a lot of kids for Halloween. His whole front yard was covered in stuff, he had a maze in the back, and a 7-ft friend of his dressed up like Gene Simmons from KISS. So we bought a LOT of candy. The police shut off our street, and there were several hundred people walking up and down our street and standing in our yard and the street looking at this guy's house. We had 212 trick-or-treaters. And the weird thing was is that not everyone stopped by our house. A lot of them seemed to walk right past. It hurt my feelings a bit.