Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving.

It was pumpkin carving time ...

Griffin showing off the pumpkin he chose from his preschool's visit to the pumpkin patch (can't believe I haven't blogged about that yet).

Griffin digging out the goop ...

Daddy getting in on the goop action ...

Our Jack-O-Lantern ... it was so much fun creating it together!

We wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Handmade Halloween Can ...

Griffin received a special surprise in the mail from Aunt Bonnie yesterday.

He was very excited to open the box to see what it was!

She sent him a Handmade Halloween Candy Can!

He LOVES it so much ... he can hardly wait to go trick-or-treating to collect candy in it!

Thank you
Aunt Bonnie for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What's For Dinner?

I love to cook.
Really I do.

But sometimes I just need someone to help me out with WHAT to cook.

I feel as if I make the same things over and over AND OVER again.

I'm sure most people feel that way.

I guess I'm just feeling the "blahs" when it comes to cooking dinner lately.

So ... I need your help!

I would LOVE it if you would share some of your family's favorite dinners ... recipes too!

Please, please help me!

Leave your ideas, suggestion and recipes in the comments section.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Collecting Firewood.

We had a tree down on our property that would be good for firewood this winter.

We loaded up the Polaris and set out to cut it up.

Mike cutting the tree up in smaller pieces

Griffin loves playing with the sawdust

Taking a little break ...

We came across a second tree we could use too!

We went back to the house and stacked it up.

Mike will have to use the log splitter on the bigger pieces.

I love being outside with my boys.

If we can accomplish something productive ... well ... that's even better!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Like Father. Like Son.

I caught this sweet moment of Mike and Griffin this past weekend ...

Mike had to get his computer out to do a little work. He decided to work at the kitchen island while I was cooking.

Griffin took this as an opportunity to get his "computer" out and do a little work too.

It was such a sweet moment ... both of my boys on their computers.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Look What's Up At Missy Made It!

Lately I've been hearing a little voice whisper in my ear it was time to reopen MY EBAY STORE.

I listened and I did it!

I'm really excited because I've added some paper piecings I haven't offered in awhile.

I've also created this *BRAND NEW* paper piecing too!

It would look adorable on your pumpkin patch scrapbooking page.

How about a little sneak peak of other items also available in MY EBAY STORE

I hope you'll stop by
MY EBAY STORE by clicking HERE to see everything else that is available!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

States I Have Visited ...

This was fun!!

visited 18 states (36%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

You should try it out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday.

You write the caption ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Joy!

Today my sister Joy turns 50!

Happy Birthday Joy ...

We love you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Got My Hair Cut ...

I've had long hair for a really long time.

Most days I would either put it up in a pony tail or a clip.

Only on a rare occasion would I fix it ...

Well, I decided I wanted a new look. I wanted shoulder length hair with lots of layers.

I went to the hair salon and this is what I got. Griffin took this picture of me the other day right after I woke up. I love the wash and go look. Sometimes I blow it dry ... but that's all I have to do.

Of course I do miss my long hair ... but if I want it to ... I can grow it back.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Paper Piecings Listed!

Happy Saturday Ya'll!

I've just listed some cute *new* Tear Bears & Paper Piecings in

This is a little sample of what I've listed ...

You can also see a sneak peak of some of the items on the itty bitty pictures under the header of my blog ... just look up and in the middle.

If interested in my brand new Panda Teddy Bear Embellishment Paper Piecing set or any of the others ... just
CLICK HERE to see them!!

Happy Weekend ...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Scrappy Give-A-Way!

Every Friday I have a fun little give-a-way over on my Missy Made It! Facebook page.

This is the Halloween Embellishment Set I'm giving away today!

If you are interested in registering to win
CLICK HERE to visit my Facebook Page. You have to become a "Fan/Friend" before you can leave a comment.

Hope you'll join me over there!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Giggle Tear Bear

Just listed this to my Ebay Store!

Is It Fall Or Winter?

I woke up this morning to 45 degree weather ... and rain!

It's going to be a stay-in-the house kind of day for us.

Maybe I will get a huge rush of creativity ... I'm hoping!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Apple Picking On Carter Mountain.

We went apple picking at Carter Mountain Orchard yesterday.

It was SO much fun! I've never been apple picking before and I was very excited to go.

Most of you all know I'm from Florida and we had plenty of orange trees and grapefruit trees in our yard there ... but honestly ... to see apple trees ... well, that just AMAZES me! I've seen a few here and there in our area, but this is the first time I've been up close to apple trees. I was in heaven!

I really, really, REALLY want to get one for our yard ... maybe I can make that happen soon.

Okay ... so on with the apple picking ...

There's the really wonderful place over in Charlottesville called Carter Mountain Orchard. It's only about 30 minutes from our house. I sometimes forget how close the mountains are to us. We usually head east when we go somewhere ... I have to remember there are some of the most amazing things to do out west of us.

Not only can you pick your own apples ... they have huge wooden bins of a dozen different apples you can purchase too. Griffin is all about green & yellow apples lately. His favorite is the golden delicious even though he's holding a granny smith here.

While we were waiting for our friends to arrive Griffin and I did a little exploring. He wanted to check out these mums.

I love pictures of kids running free ... here we see Griffin, Sam and Sarah running toward the apple orchard.

Who needs to pull from the tree when there is plenty on the ground to choose from.

Griffin and Sam taking a little break admiring their apple selections.

It was quite a hike over to the Fuji apple orchard ... this is a picture looking back over to the main Apple Barn.

Love. Love. Love this view!

See that little cloudy thing in the top right of my picture? It comes and goes ... especially when it's cool out. It does go away, but pops up in some of my pictures when I really wish it wouldn't.

Griffin doing the "Apple Scootin' Boogie" on top of the mountain!

Our friends ... the wonderful Hall family ... picking apples!

Look at "them there" apples at the top of "that there" tree ... lol ... is that country enough for you? Remember I *am* a southern gal!

Love this picture of the single red apple laying among the many golden apples.

Our sweet, most amazing ... little country boy!

We are most definitely going back to the apple orchard. I know Daddy, Grandma, Pop & Nana would ALL love to visit.

We look forward to many, many more visits to the top of Carter Mountain!