Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone has a great time tonight, whatever your plans may be. The best part of Halloween for me is seeing all the cute costumes on my friend's children. I just wish that I lived close to my Illinois friends and family so that I could see all of their cute children!! We started our celebrating by going to the Halloween party on Thursday night at the country club where my husband works. Tonight we are planning to go on a hayride with friends and their children to trick or treat in the neighborhood where hubs works. Be safe and Happy Halloween!!

She was trying so hard to get that cute family pic...her daughter just didn't want to cooperate. You have to chuckle when that happens.
Very cute family pic. I just wish that "Woody" would have been looking at the camera.
This cute frog was hopping around and saying ribbit, ribbit.
"Woody" and the "Bee". When I said hi to "Woody", he said, "No!! My name is Eli."
Don't those three brothers look so cute?? Their Mom tells me to not let them fool me!!
Such cute girlfriends!! Do you think they called each other and said "Hey let's meet at the club for a girl's night out?"
How fun that the princess in the middle would have a grandmother who would dress up as Snow White with her and ride on the hay ride??
A most precious SuperGirl!!
This little bug was the most precious little thing. You should have seen her puffy bum. So cute!! She happens to be the one that I mentioned earlier who didn't want to get a family pic taken.
Without a doubt this is the cutest duck ever!!! He was so darn cute trying to waddle around with his puffy little bum too.
She had already taken off her fairy costume because she told her Mom that it was too itchy, but I was finally able to convince her to give me fake smile.
What a great pirate!! Was he giving me that grrrrr pose?? I doubt it since he is the sweetest pirate that I know!! post signature

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm talkin' about something like totally tubealicious!!

I just noticed when I went to do this post that I haven't posted since my last Chic-Critique post. I think that is called being entirely too busy and absolutely worn plum out!!! It's not that I don't have some cool stuff to post sister Cathy's visit, a girls weekend/reunion with college friends, High Point International Furniture Market, new house decor, some fabulous finds for my home that will be just divine once I give them a little tender loving care...the list goes on since I still have some things from last December that I haven't posted about. Ha! Will I ever get caught up?? Maybe I'll take a vacation to get caught up with my life....what a lovely dream!! Anyway, today I am posting about my favorite mascara called Kiss Me. You would think that with a name like that it would be a product for your lips. No. It's for your lashes. It doesn't "paint" your lashes like normal mascara. It forms tiny water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes that once applied, binds to your lashes to prevent running, smudging, clumping or flaking. I will never go back to regular mascara because this product is totally tubealicious!!! To learn more, check me out at Write me a little note to let me know that you stopped by to visit. I think I'll go back to dreaming about taking a vacation!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Please Santa...I've been a very good girl!!

I am over at today talking about one thing that is on my Christmas list this year. For those of you who use straightening irons, you have to go read all about this product. Even if you don't straighten your hair, please go check out my post. You know that I always love to have readers and especially love to have comments {Hint. Hint}. Have you started making your Christmas lists yet??

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Monday, October 13, 2008

She's Crafty. She gets around...

I can't help it. I love the Beastie Boys. I was trying to think of a title for this post, and this song kept going through my head. Anyway, I thought I better catch you up on some of my craftiness. I have been crafting up a storm, but not posting about it. I continue to take a monthly scrapbook class with my talented friend Margaret.

This was our August "Beach" class. Perfect for some of our Pawleys Island vacation pics.
In September, we had a "Bohemian" class.
We also made a little matchbook album.
Here's what it looks like when it is opened.
I loved our "Circle of Friends" October class. This was really fun because we learned how to do circular word projects on the computer.
Our bonus project was a ribbon spool album. All of those circles fold up and fit inside the larger round circle which is a ribbon spool taken apart, covered in paper and put back together. Of course I had to monogram it.Speaking of crafty, check out what our neighbor made for us. We are big-time-snuggle-under-a- blanket kind of people. Plus, we are huge Gamecock fans. She knew we would use this all of the time. I can't wait for the next away game so I can snuggle under my Gamecock blanket and watch the game. Thanks Debbie!!!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

I got the call today that I didn't want to hear...

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that my dear friend, Steve Caswell, has lost his battle to cancer this morning. Even though I know that he is in no more pain and that he has gone to be with the Lord, selfishly my heart is breaking. I hurt for his wonderful wife and his five beautiful girls. I can't begin to imagine what they are going through. He was one of the greatest men that I have ever known, and I will miss his friendship. He was the most positive, kindest, generous, Godly man. I felt at peace around him. Melanie and Steve were one of the first people that we told when we lost our first pregnancy, and they comforted us and gave us confidence that everything was going to be okay. They understood what we were going through since they had lost 4 pregnancies, but they still ended up having 5 gorgeous girls. He called his wife Melanie his "bride". I always loved that. He had so much respect for her, and treated her like a princess. One of the many things about him that made me look up to him. We told him on several occasions that we aspired to be like them when we grew up, even though they are not much older than us. They just had that "it" factor. You wanted to be around them, you wanted to be like them. I can't even begin to tell you the generous things that he has done for us. He was like that with everyone, though. He would have taken the shirt off of his back to give to you if you needed it. When my neighbor's house burnt down, I sent out an e-mail to see if anyone had anything that I could take to the family in need. He was the first to respond, and within 2 hours he had brought me a pile of clothes for the dad. He took numerous trips to Louisiana after Katrina hit to deliver supplies and clothes. There are so many stories like that about him. He was also a youth leader, and has touched thousands of lives through the years. Must be why he has had 145,025 visits to his caring bridge site since December. I can't wait to see you again in heaven, my dear friend!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Speedy Gonzalez {where have you been my whole life} hairdryer!!

I'm over at today talkin' about a time savin' device that has become my best friend over the last few years. When I was in NYC a few years ago, I picked up my T3 at the Sephora in Times Square. This patented tourmaline gemstone infused dryer is a Godsend. They are expensive, but for super thick hair like mine it is worth it. As always, please leave me a comment over there to let me know that you read me and love me. Well, maybe not love me but at least read me!!

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