Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays (Halloween Edition)

{one} have you ever seen a ghost?

{two} when was the last time you dressed up for halloween?
Last I think I just threw on a black dress and some cat ears to help take my nephews trick or treating :)

{three} what’s your favorite candy?
hmmm...twizzlers, rieces pieces...

{four} did you have a favorite costume growing up?
I don't remember having a favorite costume

{five} did you carve pumpkins this year?
Yes! My first one ever, too! ...I posted about it earlier this month :)

{six} what’s your favorite scary movie?
I don't know that I have a favorite, but it seems like a must to watch the Halloween movies every year.

{seven} haunted houses or corn mazes?
Haunted houses

{eight} are you superstitious?
Not really

{nine} have you ever owned a black cat?
Yep, when I was in elementary school and high school.

{ten} what are you plans for this coming halloween?
Well hopefully we'll get trick or treaters! (I should probably find out from my neighbors...) and we are having our friends over for a costume party :)

Enjoy! Link up at Leigh Ashley's :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chooie as "Mr. T" for Halloween!

Please go check out my friend Jenna's blog where she posted some pictures of my little cutie Chewbacca! We call him Chooie for short :)

Here's a little glimpse :)

He has a mohawk from the top of his head, all the way down his's his signature hair cut now!

Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays :)

{one} have you ever crawled through a window?
Haha, yes...a few times!! When I was in high school there were a couple times my sister and I forgot the house key so she lift me up so I could climb in our bedroom window and unlock the door. Lol, and another time...(only about a year ago!) I had an assignment due that I needed to email to my professor, but I lived 40min outside of town and the school lab was open, so my friend told me to climb through her window and I could use her computer! (I have a key to her place now, thank goodness )  :]

{two} what’s one subject that you wish you knew more about?
Science...I've always enjoyed it and I don't think you could ever learn too much from or about it :)

{three} who’s your favorite villain?
Oh gosh, this is a tough one! ....but I think I'm gonna have to go with James from the movie Twilight...mainly because he is played by Cam Gigandet and he is SOOO good looking ;)

{four} have you ever hit a jackpot on a slot machine?
Sadly, no!

{five} what is your favorite disney movie?
It is really hard to choose a favorite! How about I pick two?! Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast :]

{six} if the whole world were listening, what would you say?
Jesus loves you unconditionally!!

{seven} if you could choose one song to describe you or your life, what would it be?
Difficult decision, but...I need you to love me by Barlow Girl

{eight} your desk: messy or organized?
Currently, very messy!

{nine} have you ever had surgery?
Yes! Last November I had my wisdom teeth taken out ...haha and that's about as much surgery as I've had!

{ten} if you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
I love my pekingnese Chooie...he is what I wanted and I got him in January :)
lol...I would like to get him a girlfriend...

Link up here!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Carving with Friends

This past week I met up with some of my awesome friends for a night of pumpkin carving :)
I know it was a little early to carve, but it was the best night b/n all of our work schedules to get together.

This is officially the first pumpkin I've ever carved!

I had fun with the girls and was really happy with the end result of my pumpkin!

Unfortunately, I awoke this morning to find my pumpkin looking a little lopsided on my kitchen counter....he was rotting :/  and therefore I had to throw him away ::tear::

Hopefully I'll get a chance to carve another before Halloween :)

Well here are a few pictures from our Pumpkin Carving night!

Haha, my friends are crazy...that's probably why I love them so!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Decorations (1)

Just wanted to make a short post about my Halloween's coming together!
I have been working a lot of hours so I REALLY have not had time to fact I haven't finished my Halloween Party invites yet and Halloween is a little more than two weeks away!

Anyways...last time I went to goodwill, same time I bought my candelabra for Halloween, I also got these candle sconces (lol I believe that's what they are!).

They were $1.91 apiece :) Happy Day! I didn't have to do a thing to them!

I just hung some eerie cloth I bought from the dollar store and a couple of red candles from Wal-mart. Can we say inexpensive?!

...a close up :)

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wee Bit Wednesdays

{one} have you ever milked a cow or a goat?
Nope...never milked either! But...i think it would be a cool experience!

{two} what sound does your alarm make when it goes off in the morning?
ERRRR, ERRRR, ERRRR, ERRR.... haha it's REALLY annoying! I still sleep through it half the time though, so one that played music wouldn't phase me! haha

{three} chocolate milk or hot chocolate?
hot chocolate :d

{four} what is one of the quirkiest things about you?
hmmmm.....i get really giggly at bedtime...mostly when i'm staying with friends haha!

{five} are you more like your mom or your dad?
Definately my who? lol

{six} do you sleep with the tv on?

{seven} if you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I'd love to say pink or red...but then brown came to mind, so i must be meant to be a brown crayon! haha :p

{eight} ross, joey, or chandler?

{nine} do you play any musical instruments?
No, but I wish I could! I played a little piano when I was know, rudolph, frosty the snowman, 3 blind mice :)

{ten} what’s the worst thing you’ve ever cooked/baked?
I can't remember :/ I make chili..and i make it good...but...there has been a time or two that i had my burner on too high and burned the bottom!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bushels of fun at the Apple Festival!

I had a pretty awesome weekend hanging out with some great friends :)

I don't get to do much, honestly..between working full time and spending a few evenings every week coaching colorguard at my younger sister's high was nice to get away with the girls!

My friend Stephanie had been to this Apple Festival in Ellijay, GA last year with her family and thought it would make a good trip with friends. It's a 3 hour drive from where we live, so we drove up Friday night and stayed at a cute little hotel that was only about 5 minutes from the festival (and had a pretty awesome view).

Here is the gang...
Katrina, Antonya, Stephanie, and ME!

My friends are beautiful :]

It was nice seeing all the vendors and their crafts! Haha, my friend Antonya  saw a couple things she liked, but didn't buy anything. She was like, "Crystal can make that for me!" :) Anywho, I love seeing other people's creations!

After a few hours at the festival, we went to a nearby apple orchard for a mini photoshoot! You could pick your own apples too!

...and a few more can see the view a bit in these :)

...just a little bit of me ;)

Halloween Bats

Hellloooooo :)

I am still working on my Halloween decorations, but I added to my outside decor and wanted to share it with you!

To make these, all you need is stiff black felt (I bought mine from Michael's craft store for less than $1 apiece) and some scissors. Fold the felt in half and cut out half the body and a full wing...once it's completely cut out, there will be a full body with both wings! You can either draw your own bat stencil or find one from an online source. I used a template from Country Living for my 2 large bats at the top and cut all others free hand :)

I saw this done at Country Living check it out! I obviously need to add more bats haha, b/c looking back at the link, I have a tiny bat family!! I like the overall effect though :)

Simple, homemade crafts!

Here are a couple more pictures of my door with my bats :]

Hope you enjoy!

Making Mondays Marvelous

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I made a Button!

Hello :)
I just made my very FIRST button for my Blog! Haha I already plan on changing a couple things, but it's good for now :) go grab one please!


A Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays (on Thursday haha)

{one} grilled or fried?
Grilled :)

{two} if you could change one thing about where you live, without worrying about money, what would you change?
Gosh, where do I start?! I have so much to do with my house still! I guess for now...I'd have all brand new appliances!

{three} what is your favorite time of day?
The evening...I am SO not a morning person! ...and the evenings are my time to relax :)

{four} what’s your favorite cereal?
Honeycombs...or Honey Nut

{five} do you open your mouth when you put mascara on?
Sometimes I do, but most of the time No...if I catch myself, then I close it haha!

{six} if you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be?
Wall-E...he is so cute!!

{seven} what are your favorite pizza toppings?
Mushrooms, Green Bellpeppers, and Black Olives...I always get the same thing on my pizza...Papa Johns=awesome :D

{eight} are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
I'm usually a pretty heavy sleeper. Haha, sometimes my car alarm goes off on it's own and I don't hear it because I'm sleepin' so good :) A major plus is I can usually sleep through thunder storms in the middle of the night!

{nine} what is your favorite board game?
hmmmm...tough one...I prefer card games but I guess my fave board game would be monopoly...or life...

{ten} what star/celebrity do most people say you look like?
I've heard Kelly Clarkson in the past...

This was my very first Wee Bit of Me Wednesday Post! I found A Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays from my friend Jenna's blog . Feel free to join and link up at MyLeighAshley!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Yay! It's FINALLY October and I can start my Halloween decorating!! I finished my first craft for halloween too :)

I really wanted a candelabra but I wanted to spend as little as possible!! I saw a really cute one at Hobby Lobby that was on sale for $11, but... I wanted cheaper! I went to the Goodwill to find one!

Here is my Halloween candelabra :)

I bought the white candles and melted a red one over it for the "blood" effect. They were from walmart...can't remember the though :)
The spiders I also got from walmart for $2..a pack of 8.
The "web" came from the dollar store.
And my candelabra was 1.91 at Goodwill!

The candelabra was originally gold, but I forgot to take a picture before I got here is a picture after I primed it...

I already bought the spiders and web, and I would have had to buy the candles even if I bought the candelabra from Hobby Lobby, so for the candelabra alone, it only cost me about $4 :) ($1 each for primer and black spray paint)

I am Pleased!
...and I can't wait to post more pictures of my Halloween decorations :D