Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Costumes

We have always had family costumes. The girls get to pick one year, the boys get to pick the other year. This year was the girl’s year, and then my daughter was sent to the Middle East for a month during the Halloween holiday…. So we forfeited our pick to the boys… and this is the result!

All my Ninja Turtles… none of them are teenagers.

But the boys looked adorable…. Especially the little ones.

Finally, a photo for my daughter far away of her two turtles…

I have no idea what is going on in this picture but absolutely love it….. 

and by the way, I could not find turtle costumes for the dogs… so they were left out but will dress in Halloween gear.

By the way, the girls get two years in a row to pick our costumes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Around My House

As I have gotten older, my tastes have matured and I have moved away from traditional Halloween decorating. 

But that doesn’t mean that I skip the holiday. Mums and pumpkins are placed around the house. 


I love this metal pumpkin container and I filled it with white mums. 

The living room mantel with these cute pumpkin buckets and cotton ball garland. 

Another pumpkin 

The sign in my kitchen… my little 3 year old grandson calls her a “Mommy Witch” 


And of course a cute wreath. 

How do you decorate for Halloween?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Menu and Week Ending November 2nd

Halloween week is upon us… and that is a busy week around here. Costumes, treats, pumpkins carved, and a dinner with the family. The dogs and I are delivering treats to some older folks and I am having a family dinner on Friday for all the trick or treaters… So much fun but yes, work!!!

In addition, I have some small painting projects to finish. The dust ruffle should be finished this week and next up is re-upholstering the other chair.

Lastly, the greenhouse is installed. I will be filling it up soon but need to order more shelves for the greenhouse.

This week’s menu reflects a busy week. Today, I am cooking several of the dishes ahead of time. Also, check Accomplished Woman on Facebook. Daily I post my to-do list.. it's kind of a fun look into my house!



Chicken Pot Pie
With potatoes


Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Green Beans

Out to Dinner with Family


Sloppy Joe’s in the Crock Pot
Mini Tater Tots
Cut up veggies


Italian Rigatoni with Sausage
Cesar Salad
Garlic Breadsticks

Halloween Cupcakes


Ham and Bean Soup
Grilled Cheese
Garden Salad

Sunday Brunch –

Pumpkin Waffles
Soft Boiled Eggs
Hash browns
Assorted Fruits