Tag Archives: Halloween

It’s the Small Things

2 Nov

This week I am grateful for so many things but I feel a little selfish since because so many people are without electricity the comfort of their homes or even their home. Hurricane Sandy left her mark along the east coast and in Haiti so here is a link to give to the relief of the families, people and animals she hurt.

https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

Every year the husband’s parents and brother and sis come over to carve pumpkins. My brother joins if he does not have to work. This year Shane and I had about 12 pumpkins and although my pumpkin was the toughest bastard ever and didn’t want to be cut (Shane had to use a drill on it) I managed.

Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Carving

He is proud of his work

The finished product

I also had to decorate a pumpkin for work. I did two because one was a little easy. I came in second place with the hedgehog! But no one voted for my pumpkin pi:(

Hedgehog

Pumpkin Pi

The husband and I love Halloween and since the husband is an awesome artist he decorates the hose so cool for Halloween!

Home decoration

Ewwww

Our house thanks to the husband

I am also grateful for these crazy animals we have!

Crazy Boo Boo

Bruce and Rhonda sleep on each other when there is an entire bed for them to spread out on. Awwww

Have a great weekend!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

31 Oct

I love Halloween and have been busy with my costumes and Halloween plans so sorry for the lack of posts.

This year I had two costumes. One for parties and one for work. Anytime I can get away with wearing comfy clothes to work I take it so I decided to be a Ninja. And I must say it’s very fun carrying around fake swords!

My other costume is a dead bride. I have two Halloween events to go to this year so I get to wear it twice!

So everyone enjoy Halloween, dress up (you are never too old) eat candy, watch scary movies and carve some pumpkins!

Dead Bride

Ninja

Pumpkin Pi

Hedgehog

It’s the Small Things

26 Oct

This week I finally got into the Halloween Spirit (and candy)!

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love the feel, look and smell of it. You know the smell, when you can smell Fall or a wood stove for the first time….. That always reminds me of Halloween.

This week I am grateful for fun Halloween decorations

Halloween decorations

Halloween Pumpkins

The American Horror nights with the Husband and our friend Cannon! We started watching American Horror last year and making fun food, drinking wine and hanging out! Such fun nights!

Cannon and me!

The Pretty Little Liar Halloween special was this week! And if that was not great on its own, my friend and fellow blogger Arantha came over to watch with me. We made a fun fall fruit and cheese plate,  ate some rotisserie chicken and drank some red wine. Everything was healthy until we broke into the Halloween candy and made ourselves sick because we ate too much.  I guess you never learn…..

Fall Cheese and Fruit Plate

Arantha and Tootse! Check out Arantha’s blog http://aranthasgourmetbeauty.com/

I also enjoyed two pets with their tongues sticking out.

Tootse – sometimes her tounge just gets stuck

Have a great weekend!

Fall is in the air – well a lot of people want it to be

6 Sep

So yeah yeah everyone loves Fall. It’s their Favorite season blah blah blah.

But who cares. There’s a reason everyone loves fall! It’s the best season ever!  Pumpkin Spice Latte, fun warm snuggly clothes, football!

And yes it’s also my favorite season. I took an unofficial survey with work people, family people and friend people and all but one said Fall/Autumn. The only person who didn’t was my dear friend Natisha who said and I quote

“I’m watching the first movie now but I like season six. I love Smith and Samantha together! But season one is good too!”

Which I totally agree with but maybe I should have been more specific!

So it’s official – Fall is the best season of them all!

Here are things most New Mexican’s look forward to in the Fall.

  1. The roasting of green chile – This is by far the best smell of all time. If “they” could put that smell in a candle or spray or something “they” would be rich (I don’t know who they is) – This weekend I went by a local grocery store and the line to get your green chile roasted was 15 deep and the wait was over three hours, and no one cared! If you’re not from New Mexico or have never lived here or been here during this time – you have no idea what I am talking about and you are missing out. Yummmmmm mouthwatering….
  2. The Balloon Fiesta – This something New Mexico is known for that has nothing to do with food and is not negative.  The Balloon Fiesta is an international affair, people come from all over the world to see hundreds of balloons ascend the skies and light up the night! It’s beautiful and something all New Mexican’s have a huge sense of pride in. I helped a co-worker study for her ballooning piloting licenses (don’t know how much help I was) but that test is no joke. She has an awesome balloon and personal blog – check it out here.
  3. The Whole Enchilada Fiesta – This is a Southern New Mexico tradition that I was privileged enough to be part of when I lived in Las Cruces. The Whole Enchilada Fiesta is the celebration of the making of the biggest enchilada in the world. I kid you not this is in The Guinness Book of World Records. The person who makes the enchilada is my dear friend Roberto of Roberto’s restaurant. It’s a fun event and something most southern New Mexican’s look forward to.
  4. The opening of McCall’s Pumpkin Patch – Picking out a pumpkin, going to a haunted pumpkin patch, going through a corn maze by day and “haunted” corn maze by night – what more could you ask for. Oh yes – you are support local business!
  5. The Lobo Aggie game – With Fall weather brings fun fall sports. And New Mexico only has two Division One schools so the rivalry is fun! And they are both not good enough to be annoyingly serious. But – Go Aggies!!!
  6. The change in weather – A big reason Fall is a favorite, for New Mexicans and a lot of other people all over the world is the cooler temps.  In New Mexico it’s hot. We live in the desert so when Fall season is upon us, the break from 100+ degree temps is a much needed relief!
  7. The smell – For me, this might be weird, but I associate a smell with Halloween and Fall. The smell of wood stoves. I LOVE that smell! It reminds me of my childhood and Halloween which is my most favorite holiday EVER! Please tell me other people know what smell I am talking about. Wood stove fires in the evening? Anyone?

Those are some of the things we NMers look forward to. Also on the list is the State Fair – AQ has an awesome state fair with awesome food – yummm Indian Tacos, Fry Bread and Sparx’s singing in the background!

What do you look forward to in the Fall?

Roasting Green Chile

Balloon Fiesta

Balloon Fiesta – special shapes

The whole enchilada fiesta – haha look at the person in red!

Roberto and me

Fall in Jemez – this is right by my house! So pretty!

Natisha, me and the husband at a NMSU game! Way more fun once we graduated from college!