Lefty & Fifty-six

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween in Houston

I live vicariously via text photo, Facebook post and skype.

Tonight via blackberry, Aubry sent me these pic's of the
fun that I was missing out on.

Earlier this week...playing at the pumpkin patch.

I think this picture describes my grand kids personalities by their costumes.

Dallas the Cat-Thrilla and her princess lady bug.

Until next year....

More Robert Sabuda

When did this obsession start???

His name is Robert(Sabuda)
He is talented beyond belief
I have many..many of his creations (these are just a few)
Lets take a look...

that would make me really happy,
if I could take the time to make all of these pop-up cards.
The site says; "The basics....???
I can't imagine doing just the basics of paper engineering.

Mathew Reinhardt is another talented Paper engineer, together
these two men have creative extraordinary pop up books.

Take a look at a short video of how a pop up book
is made. Click here

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Twas The Night before......eek!

I really love this night of kids, costumes, food, and scary things.

These blogs will give you a smile and maybe a fright!


deseando ... fantasma, duendes y cosas que dan miedo!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

DeFright Night

DeVry University staff De Fright Night Party

I was the only adult child to dress up...the children all came in costume.

We ate, danced, ate, made
frightening science experiments
and mummified the parents.

This family won!

I brought out my
" illuminating" spooky crystal ball
and gave future predictions to the kids.

Stage two: turn on the black lights..
Wow, what a fun party, the only thing missing....
the swede!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Erieeee Silhouette Plates

I like to make use of the decor around my
home when I decorate for any season.

Years ago my very creative mom gave me
a awesome collection of white plates.
I have had this plates somewhere in
my home wherever I have lived in her honor.

This is what I did with them this year for

close up

close up

I tired to find silhouettes that were from the same circa.
Then enlarged or reduced, copied and cut out with a very
small pair of scissors.

I felt with this silhouette I was seeking revenge for
all the little mice that appear around my house this time of the year.
(my cat has not brought me any surprises yet.)
Need I say MORE.....?????

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Apples, Apples, Apples

I have three apple trees...
1. Red Delicious
2. Yellow Delicious
3. Granny Smith

My first husbands family were from Yakima WA
(it was the apple growing capital of the nation at the time)
my father-in-law would tell me that apple farmers would
never eat the skins on an apple.
You should always peel it off.

I have gathered MANY recipes for use of apples.

Here is one that the family really loves.
It is versatile and can be used as a basic in many recipes.

Apple Sauce

Here are the simple ingredients:
Sugar-Apples-Lemon juice-Cinnamon-Butter

Grate apples and add all the above ingredients
add sugar & cinnamon to taste.
Cook over a low heat covered (about 20-30 mins)
add a pad of butter when cooking is done.

Here is the cooked apple sauce, it's tart yet sweet.
I use this with:

1. Cooked oatmeal
2. apple cake filling
3. heat and serve with vanilla ice cream

Be Green and
compost your peels and lemon rind.


What can you do?
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheap Scare

I must be bored......
I miss Dallas, I miss the swede.
I did have fun with Photo Booth..

Here is the results..
(you might want to have
the children leave the room)

I would say that there is nothing quit like a cheap thrill!
(just preparing for Halloween night)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Poof...Sunflowers Gone!

Saying goodbye to my sunflowers....

It's that time of the season to remove the sunflower garden
Removal of sunflower field
(the swede is so good about helping in the garden)

Grinder, mulcher
Ground sunflower stalks and seeds, flowers
good mulch????(we will see come next spring).

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fascination with the Vintage Witch

I love vintage in any Holiday..
because... I am a 50 yr old vintage.

Take a look at this collection of Halloween witch images abt 1912-1930

Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble Double, double, toil and trouble Something wicked this way comes.

Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,

Lizard's leg

and howlet's


Double, double, toil and trouble

Fire burn

and cauldron bubble

Double, double,

toil an

d trouble

Something wicked this way comes.

In the cauldron boil and bake,

Fillet of a fenny snake,

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,

Witches' mummy, maw and gulf.

Double, double, toil and trouble

Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Double, double, toil and trouble

Fire burn and cauldr

on bubble

Double, double, toil and trouble

Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Something wicked this way comes.

~The Bard~

24 days till ~Hall~ o~ ween~ !!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Haunting on Y Mountain

This year I am having "De Fright Night" staff party at my home.
I have invited all my ghoulish
co-hearts and their gruesome guests.


Here is what I conjured up this weekend to prep
for this most wicked event.

First: The Dining Room

-Cobwebbed the chandelier

-Mixed and selected the potions

-Bottled and persevered the "human part specimens"

-Added the elegant touches to the table

An unexcepted guest "flew in"
Don't go away.....
there will be more hideous things
to see in the coming weeks.

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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