Monday, November 27, 2017

Gingerbread House Time!

Well, it’s been awhile. 😂 I guess my blog has dropped pretty low on my list of priorities right now. The only thing lower is my master’s thesis- that’s not good! 😳

Anyway, instead of focusing on stuff I DON’T want to do, let’s talk about something I DID want to do: make a gingerbread house with the kids. 

I kind of wanted to make one from scratch, and use up all their left over Halloween candy... but... the kit was only $10. And by the time we got around to making one they had already eaten 99% of their Halloween candy, so it turned out to be a good thing that we got the kit after all.

Michael and Sophia HAD A BLAST!!! And Ethan had fun eating all the nerds and trying to grab everything.

Friday, October 27, 2017

I’m 33!

Yesterday was my birthday. Overall I had a nice day, not much going on though. Daniel was working on Lanai so I had the kids and work. He sent me flowers.

I took the time to fix my hair. I made Ina’s Beatty’s Chocolate Cake, which is apparently the same as Hershey’s Special Dark Cake. 

I dropped Michael and Sophia off at Awanas. Daniel got home, we went through the molokai burger drove through. I got a chicken bacon ranch sandwich and a root beer float. Then we picked up the kids, went home, got showers and put everyone to bed. I was too exhausted to have cake, so we had it this morning for breakfast. But Danny missed it because he had to go back to Lanai again.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween Home Tour

It's almost Halloween! So, I guess it's about time I get my Halloween decor post up. LOL. This fall has been busy, with 3 kids going three different places everyday, Ethan starting a new babysitter, my mom going home, me starting anew job, Danny working on finishing his license, and me not even working on my master's like I'm supposed to. Our life is pretty dang busy. 

In spite of that, I still made the time to decorate for Halloween this year and the kids LOVE our "spooky" house. The only bad thing is we have no pumpkins, because again, all mine died...I'm not even sure why, the vines didn't do well (i think they got too dry) then one day they were just all dead but one- i think virus or wilt or something- then a few weeks later, right after it put on its first flowers- the last pumpkin plant died as well. I had some winter squash as a backup- it got a few little 2 inch squashes----then it also died. I guess Kalae just sin't a suitable climate for squash in the fall- my dumb volunteer gourds do great in the spring/summer though, so maybe I just need to adjust my planting schedule. 

Halloween Jammies!

This year's buffet set up- I spray painted a bunch of flowers from Takes.

We just put up bunk beds in the kids' room- so their dresser is currently still being stored in the living room. 

We got a new end table. I like it, but I think eventually I'd like a wooden one. My hunt for a second hand bamboo one has been unsuccessful for the last 2 years, so not a lot of home left on that front. 

I painted a couple of signs on some of Daniel's old scrap wood. 

Table setting Take 1. 

I looked all over for these candelabras- Wal-Mart had the best ones- and cheapest!

but they took a lot of suitcase space to haul back. 

These cute flourescent light pumpkins from the target dollar spot last year. Which should be called the $3- $5 spot. 

The painted bottles I've almost thrown away abut 100 times. 

Living Room! So festive!

Target Pumpkins

And this year's dollar spot had these cute little luminaries. 

The other sign I painted this year. 

I really want to re-paint our door, but it keeps raining. 

My mom had crafternoon before she left and the kids made these cute windsocks :)

Tablescape Take 2. These cookies lasted 48 hours...