Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Recycled Jack O'Lantern Magic

Where have I been, you ask? I have been trying to remove labels from my food jars so I could make these darling Jack O'Lanterns!

All I can say is some of the adhesives used on food jars do not want to release the labels. Hot water and elbow grease is my preferred method of removal, but geesh! It takes a heck of a lot of work. It's almost scary...

This is the simple shape face. Darling, isn't he?

The paper I used to cover the jars is also recycled from a kitchen item I received from last Christmas! I saved it because it was these huge pieces of perfect orange and finally I found the perfect use!

And the black paper pieces are scraps from another project! I love it!

I'm going to place my pumpkin spice tea lights in them and place them in the window so maybe we'll get a few trick or treaters this year...

This recycling trick is a real treat!

Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Help! I Need Somebody!

As Cathy would say, "Ack!"

And I am only reminded of this as my favorite SNL cast member Andy Samberg played Cathy recently on the show during Weekend Update.

I am so busy. If I could clone myself right now I would. (And just not anybody. I need somebody. Help!)

I would make that clone do the icky things like clean the bathroom and change the kitty box and dust the creatures I insist on placing in front of the telly to liven up the box of light when it is off.

If the clone (or Kelly B. 2.0) could do all the housework and mail out my packages and write blog entries, I could just do fun stuff.

And why was I entertaining the idea on Friday of posting something every day when I can't even blog once a week? I guess I should remember I was entertaining the idea. I took it to a show and out to dinner. I didn't invite it in to stay over...

Is anyone else out in the ether feeling crazy overwhelmed and the holidays are still a ways off?

I'm sure this will be better in the morning. And when I can stop adding new items to my to do list.


And you don't have to tell me it will get better. I know it will. I have no doubt it will. Sunday nights can just be a tad overwhelming is all...

A cheerier post is right around the corner. I can feel it!

Happy Monday to you and yours.