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A Quick Rundown

It started with a preschool trip to the pumpkin patch.  (right in the middle of Red Ribbon Week).  Followed by Fall Break from school.

 During Fall break we celebrated a birthday.  A pretty significant birthday.  8 years is pretty old.  Many thanks to Amy from Increasingly Domestic for the fantastic birthday balloon idea– it was a major hit!

I needed some pics of my banner for my boutique.  I think I like this one. 🙂  The best part of the setup?  It only cost me about $20 for the whole thing because most of what you see I already had on hand.  I like to fill up the candy jars with the special birthday child’s favorite treats and snacks for a day of indulging- which is where the majority of the cost went.  Plus $.97 for balloons. 😉

Ummm… I think he liked it. 🙂

This week we’ve been busy getting ready for our ward Halloween Party (held last night).  I was asked to be in charge of the decorations.  How do you decorate a huge Cultural Hall with a budget of $0?
 Dead tree limbs!  I put a large branch in each of the accordion doors and decorated them with my lights and other decorations.  They looked great.

And the centerpieces?  2X4 blocks of wood painted orange with a stick stem glued on top and tied with a raffia bow.  3 per table for 30 tables= a LOT of pumpkins!  Luckily I have many AMAZING friends who dropped everything and helped me paint, sand, glue and tie!  They turned out wonderfully.  I gave most of them to my friends who helped, but I still probably have about 30 pumpkins left!  Wonder what I should do with all of them?  I’m thinking Thanksgiving centerpieces. 😉

In the middle of all of this there has been production for the boutique (pics coming soon), head colds and Point of View projects, plus I was able to attend the launch party for Amanda Herring’s new line of fabric for Riley Blake- Delighted.  It was wonderful!  Tonight is my Grandfather’s 80th birthday party and a blog event I may or may not attend.  Then on to more production for the boutique.  I need inventory my friends and it’s not happening as fast as I want it to! 

So if I sound a little flustered or out of control- it’s simply because I am.  I keep hearing Dory- “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!”  I wonder if I should be worried that now I’m hearing voices.

Enjoy your weekend and Halloween if I don’t pop in before then!

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  • Kristie
    October 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, busy you.
    And you should do some of those pumpkins for your boutique. They turned out adorable!

  • chris
    October 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Hang in there. You're doing great. The decorations turned out wonderfully.

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    October 27, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Your birthday banner pic is awesome! It looks fabulous… I think this is the pic that you were hoping for. The Halloween party decs look great, too. Really nice job putting that together. Look at it this way… you've crossed a lot of things off of your busy list. Hopefully after Halloween you can focus on the boutique. Keep swimming!