My handsome son, the agent
Loved the little girl scarecrow for all my little monkeys! I sure am glad I found a way to use all my scrap ribbons and trim!
And, monkeys, when you get tired of wearing these . . . you can eat them!!
Aren't these bracelets just the cutest things? Kierste from brown paper packages made some and gave the best tutorial. Check it out here. Just scroll down until you find them, she has lots of great ideas for you to enjoy along the way. Of course, Mimi shared the idea with my two crafting friends & we 3 made a mad dash for pumpkin candy. Wonder who ate the most while making the bracelets?
But tonight Cybil told me she had broken her bracelet already (that coming for a little one who put a hole in the living room wall & colored in magic marker on her pillowcase while daddy was away) . . . why is Mimi not surprised? Was it an accident or were you ready to eat your candy? Either way, don't cry little one, Mimi will make you another one and send it right away!
And guess what else made this weekend special ~ Mimi won her first-ever blog giveaway prize this weekend!!! I did, I really did win something!!!!! Not only was this the first blog giveaway win, it was very close to the ONLY thing Mimi has ever won. Miss Janice from Ettiquette with Miss Janice was giving away the cutest little _ _ _ _ _ (shhhhh, it's a secret). I have followed Miss Janice for a while 'cause I want to make sure I'm teaching ya'll to be proper Southern Belles the most proper way. Mamas, you can go here (scroll down one entry) to see what I won but don't show the girls. Didn't Miss Janice say the sweetest things about your Mimi? Now that you're back, I know you're wondering exactly what I'm going to do . . . 1 prize and 5 little princesses. Well, in my comment to win, I chose another of my special little girls, Miss Emily, to be the recipient. You remember little Emily whose daddy is in Iraq, the one I made the yellow-ribbon dress and skirt for . . . yes, isn't she sweet? We're going to bake her daddy some cookies while she's wearing it; but she doesn't know yet. And, of course, since Miss Janice told where she got it, Mimi's headed that way to try to find enough for the princesses and their mommies so they can do the baking for their Halloween parties together. Wish me luck since I have to go into another state to get to Home Goods!! But still don't tell the girls!
Since Mimi's going to be out of pocket this week, I brought down most of the fall/halloween decorations and did a little early decorating today. While I was trying to explain something to Mande, she reminded me that ya'll don't usually see my Halloween decorations; so, I'll have to do something about that during the next few weeks starting now . . . just a peek tonight . . . and we'll start with the front porch. (I'm saving the big picture until later.)
Here's some close ups. Mimi just noticed I have to go straighten the wreath! Of course, the metal witch like ya'll have is on the top step just waiting on the mums for her bucket ~ maybe she'll get them this week. Now if I can just keep Miss Gigi off the pillows! As usual, I'll be adding more along; Mimi can't quit 'addin' until the holiday is over!
Hopefully, each week until Halloween Mimi can show you a little bit more. But, that's it for now . . . time's a wastin' as Granny would say. Lots of halloween outfits to make yet, and, you know that since this is my favorite season, there's lots more crafting projects in the works. Hopefully, there'll be time for pictures before we move on to the next holiday!