Thursday, November 6, 2008

While you were out, with your designers, Carley & Maria

So, my friend, Carley,
drove from Michigan to Kansas, with her 2 kids, Claudia (4) and Jacob (2), and she stayed with me for the week, while Tim was out of town and her husband, Ed was out of town.
We had a blast with the kids...

and tacked a much needed/desired project!

Our Master Bedroom
We picked 'spa' like colors, which was really the only direction I had for the room.

We arranged a few minor pieces of furniture...

Painted a few walls...

And Carley's greatest suggestion - We spray painted all my polished brass hardware - Matte Black! I love it ~

Wish I would have taken before pictures, but imagine nothing on the walls and no color. Carley helped me decide on the color (s) and group all the wall hangings! She's a great decorator.

Thanks for being persistent, Carley - I could not have done it without you.

Tim's response response was fabulous! He always loves it when I tackle projects while he is away.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat - ciccone style

Tim always remembers 'sorting' his candy after the great loot collect, so he has made it a point to sort candy with the boys after our trick or treating run.  It's cute.  Josiah doesn't see the need to take off the wrappers.

Caleb drew the face on the pumpkin and daddy carved it out for him.  It is even had 'legs', as he called them.

The finished Jack O' Lantern, complete with our silly mugs!

Super Scooby!!!  Thanks, Erin for the borrowed costume.

Oh my goodness...I have not seen a cuter Super Scooby or Astronaut in my lifetime, and I don't remember Halloween being any more fun than this.

I had dressed up for work, so I put on Caleb's helmet, and continued the fun with the boys, as Mrs. Vikings Fan #1!  
Tim was Dad #1!
 Everybody is ready to go...Trick or Treat!

  Josiah was so cute, as he waddled up to the coor, tail wagin and all, what a cute little puppy.