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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween's Coming-I Want to be Ready!

Hi everyone and happy Sunday.  It is rainy and a bit cooler here today.  I had a very nice birthday last week and a nice little getaway with the hubs.  Now it is back to reality! 


I painted these swell candy corn shoes for all my school Halloween festivities.  I am more into Halloween than some kids!  I have several Halloween shirts and jewelry just for the spooky season.  Now I have shoes too!  I got the idea from Allison at Dream a little Bigger .  I have mentioned before how awesome she is and her blog has so many clever ideas.  I thought these shoes were so cute, I just had to paint them.  In her blog, Allison gives the idea to get a pair of white shoes like these off of ebay for ten bucks postage included.  That is what I did.  I bought the fabric paints at my local Michaels and I was especially thrilled that the yellow paint had a bit of the glitz with glitter in it.  I thought that was particularly appropriate for Halloween.  They were easy and I can't wait to wear them.  I am ready! 

I also wanted to share the birthday cake my husband made me.  It is a raspberry cake and it was delicious!  He did a great job.  Just take a box of white cake mix, a box of raspberry Jello, 4 eggs,  1/2 cup of canola oil, and 1/4 cup of hot water and beat it for 2 minutes.  Add a 10 oz. package of sweetened frozen raspberries(thawed) and fold in.  Pour into a greased 13x9 pan and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  Cool completely and frost with a thawed 12 oz. Cool Whip mixed with another package of raspberries(10oz. sweetened thawed).  That frosting is to die for!  With the addition of vanilla ice cream-it was a birthday cake after all-it was a fantastic dessert.  My hunny is the cat's meow! 

Last, but not least, I wanted to share my latest jewelry project.  I thought this bracelet and earrings set turned out pretty colorful.  I had these long oval beads that were almost cat's eye in appearance so I paired them with similar colored seed beads and made dangles which I added to a chain for a bracelet.  I counted links so they would be visually balanced .  I then made a pair of matching earrings.  I thought these would even be something a teen would like.  I am dragging my heels trying to figure out how I should begin to try to start selling my jewelry.  I am open to any suggestions.  I have been having so much fun making things, I need to do something with a lot of the excess I have! 

I hope everyone has a great week ahead.  I have a lot of projects I want to do.  I just have to get hopping!    Take care.   Nancy

24 comments:

  1. Haha!! Love those Candy Corn shoes... adorable! Coming by from Think Pink Sunday. Have a great day ~ Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy

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  2. Lucky you Nancy! That cake your hubby made for you looks and sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the idea of painting the shoes like a candy corn. So creative! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  4. Those shoes are adorable! I bet they're going to be a big hit with the kids!

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  5. Those candycorn shoes are the bomb! I love'em!!!
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  6. I love your candy corn shoes! So cute. I would love it if you came and linked them up at the Halloween link party going on all month across ten blogs: http://persialou.blogspot.com/2013/10/owl-wreath-and-halloween-project-parade.html

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  7. Those shoes! OMG!! LOVE!

    I'd love it if you linked up with our weekly link up party and shared this amazing craft!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/10/trick-or-treat-thursday.html

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  8. Ha! What a cute idea!!! I love the fun fall-decorated shoes!!!! :)

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  9. Thanks for linking up to last weeks "That's My Style" link party. I'm happy to report you will be featured today! :D

    Hope to see you again at this weeks party.

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  10. Congratulations Nancy on your birthday and so nice and "sweet" of hubs to bake you a cake! Great Job Hubs!!!! Your Bracelet came out pretty too, very colorful! Thank you for sharing all your latest and greatest news at the Fluster Buster Party, Lizy your party co host.

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  11. These are so cute! What a fun idea. I definitely might have to try this. And I love that your husband baked you a cake! Mine would never even try haha

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  12. too cute you can go anywhere with these on love it. Visiting from just wing it have a great day I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogpspot.com

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  13. The candy corn shoes are so fun. I love anything candy corn. Our weekly Super Saturday Link Party is live. We would love to have you join us with any of your great ideas. It would make us so happy to have you on board. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-14/

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  14. Thanks for the shout out on the shoes! Yours turned out great! You've been busy, busy haven't you! I would die for a piece of that cake right now :)

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  15. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured this week!
    Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  16. Love the Candy Corn Shoes! Super cute! I featured you today over at Monday Funday! Thanks for linking up with us and please grab a featured button! xo - Cheryl

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/candy-corn-inspired-projects/

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  17. Absolutely cute shoes! Absolutely love them!

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