Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 26

Milking the pumpkin photo shots to the very last drop!

"Dull November brings the blast, then the leaves are whirling fast."
~ Sara Coleridge

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's Complicated...

Have you seen the movie? The house is by far one of the most gorgeous movie houses! This blog has pretty good write up and Traditional Home has photos of the set.

It has inspired me to:

• Keep fresh flowers around!

• Decorate with food under glass!

• Keep potted herbs in the kitchen
or keep cut herbs in a vase!

• Light more candles!

• Work in the garden more!

• Learn how to make lavender ice cream!

I adore Steve Martin but I don't particularly enjoy seeing Alec Baldwin in the buff. However, if you like the decor of Practical Magic, Under the Tuscan Sun, then pick this movie up!

"Here comes your ex-husband. Uh-oh, not the best time to be feeling groovy!"
~ Adam, It's Complicated

Thursday, November 25, 2010

10 Things I'm Thankful For...

Besides Family, Friends, Health, Life, and Work.

(image from Dave Barry Blog)

1. Martha Stewart (Yeh, I said it)

2. Dog Love from my very own Mochi

3. Crepe Paper (I have my reasons)

4. Organization (because I'm a freak)

5. Football (It's a love/hate relationship)

6. Glitter (Why question it?)

7. Flea Markets, Estate sales, any place that sells used stuff

8. My hands (they are my tools)

9. Advil

10. Target (Why can't I get out of there without spending at least $40)

What are you Thankful for? Have a Jolly Thanksgiving!

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
~ Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Skipping On Thanksgiving Decor?

Does anybody else feel Thanksgiving is getting ripped off this year? It seems to me the retail markets have gone straight from Halloween to Christmas! Well, in our household I've been trying to prolong the pumpkin season. I had to think of creative ways to display these squashes, so it doesn't resemble Halloween too much.

Gourds can go either way (Halloween or Thanksgiving) and still look festive!

If you're looking to get that fall touch, you can't fail with gorgeous apples!

How can you go wrong with fall colored candies?

Caramels with gold wrapping (notice it's half empty)!

and not to be too monotone with the fall colors, a splash of lime green mums gives an untraditional twist!

How are you decorating for Turkey day?

"Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... We anxiously anticipate it every year. "
~ Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, October 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 25

I tested this Pineapple Upside Down Cake (minus the pecans) and it's a definite go for our Thanksgiving holiday!

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”
~ Dave Barry quotes

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 24

"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought
and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as
from August to November."
~ Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Are you ready to Create for the Holidays?

Then you need to head over to this issue of Amy Powers Inspired Christmas!
Inspired Ideas Christmas 2010
It's a free online magazine full of great Holiday ideas!!!!

"“It destroys the craft not to learn it”
~ Irish Saying

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Lovely Wedding for A Lovely Couple!

It's been a bit quiet over here at Pixie Paper Arts due to a lovely wedding we attended in Austin,Texas. It was a beauty of a wedding and the couple are just meant for each other! Congrats Karin and John!

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
~ Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 23

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."
~ Lin Yutang

Friday, November 05, 2010

Happy Friday!

Photo taken by Andy Nguyen.

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
~ Ben Williams

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 22

White Rabbit: "Your Majesty, members of the jury, loyal subjects... and the King... the prisoner at the bar stands accused of enticing Her Majesty, the Queen of Hearts, into a game of croquet, thereby and with malice of forethought, molesting, tormenting, and otherwise annoying our beloved..."

Queen of Hearts: "Never mind all that! Get to the part where I lose my temper."

Monday, November 01, 2010

A Halloween Not for the Squeamish ...

If you have a weak stomach or have a fear of Zombies...this is not the post for you!

The undead congregated on the eve of Halloween for a celebration!

A frightful moan filled the air...

As we sniffed for brain to feast on...

Poor innocent souls were made into zombies!

All photos were taking by Andy Nguyen Photography. Awesome work! Please check out his blog!

"This is just what I wanted my son to see. Take him to work, get attacked by zombies. Your mother's gonna kill me."
~ Warden Mahler, Dead Men Walking (2005)