I’ve Been Busy…How Have You Been?

It amazes me that it has already been over a month since Christmas and I don’t know where the time has gone.  Time is just flying by, and for us in the Cleveland area, we’ve been truly lucky with the amount of snowfall that we have had.  Yesterday marked the anniversary of the Great Blizzard of ’78 where it snowed for two days straight closing schools and businesses and it took the normal pace of society five days to get back to its norm.  This has not been the case with our snowfall of late.  This morning, we woke up to the ground just starting to get covered with snow, and it appears that it might turn out to be a snow shoveling day after all, and what that means for me is lots of play time out in the snow! 

Mommy & Daddy have been busy too, but Daddy has been under the weather for the past few weeks with a cold and can’t shake this awful cough he has.  Poor Daddy, we feel bad for him and hope he gets better soon!

We almost sold out all of our small lighted Valentine Hearts with Arrow, but only have one left!  These must have been the hit this year with everyone and we’re happy the lighted hearts found new homes!   Daddy and Mommy will also be announcing soon some brand new products that we are sure you will love.  They will have some really neat Lighted Bats for Halloween and some adorable Stone Fairies/Angels to adorn your garden this year and some really beautiful Stone Stepping Stones too!  (all of which will be handmade)  So, keep an eye out for the announcement of these new products that we are sure you will love! 

I hope you have been keeping up with the American Idol tryouts!  We have watched every episode and we already have a few favorites!  The funniest part of watching Idol are the people who can’t sing!  I even remember what Randy Jackson said to one contestant – – “Have you ever tape recorded yourself singing?”  “You should – so you can hear how bad you are“.  Ouch, but it was the truth!  It’s just like nails on a chalkboard – something you don’t want to hear!  LOL 

Bundle up & stay warm!
Love, Nikita

Can’t Believe Halloween is Almost Here

Just checked the date today and I can’t believe that Halloween is almost here.  We only have the weekend to finalize all our plans for our home haunt, bring up all of our props from storage, assemble our animatronic props, and hang up our spider webs in the front of the house.  Last year, we hung the spider webs up way too early and the winds and rain ruined them.  We tried to fix them, but they were all jumbled and woven together and were unfixable, so we decided to wait until a little closer to Halloween to put them up. 

Mommy added some more Halloween decorations around the house, as she keeps finding more and more cute decorations in boxes that she opens up.  She has finally decided that when she puts away the decorations this year, that she is going to put all of the smaller decorations and ceramics in one box that she can open up early next year.   

Not sure if you remember the neat bat that Mommy made from wood, but she got creative this morning and really changed up the bat into an awesome Halloween decoration.  These wood bats were very difficult to cut and took considerable time to complete, but once they were done & sanded, they turned out awesome!  What she did with the bat was add lights to the back of the bat that once hung on the wall, it created an eerie illumination around the bat.  What do you think? 

Here are some of our latest Halloween decorations…
We already had our adorable metal pot with grass on the table, but Mommy added some cardstock black bats and a ghost to long wood sticks and stuck them in the grass.  She then found her most favorite Halloween decoration…her resin tombstone “Death by Chocolate” – What a way to go if you had to go, eh?