It was my birthday yesterday! I turned 25 again. ;) Unfortunately, it was a majorly gloomy and rainy day here on the Jersey Shore. When we woke up in the morning and looked over at the window, we seriously thought that dawn did not yet break…it was that dark. And as luck would have it…it remained that dark ALL DAY LONG. And rainy, and windy, and cold. We had to turn the heat on for the first time this year. Gross weather really gets me down. As much as I want to travel to Portland and Washington state, I know I'd have to keep the visit short. Grey rainy days are not for me.
Though I'm glad that the weather yesterday didn't ruin any plans. Being that we have a lot of work to finish, we had already decided to schedule any birthday fun for the weekend. So, on Saturday the weather is predicted to be sunny with temps in the high 60's! Me, Aaron, my littlest broth Walt, and his girl Val are going to take a pleasant Autumn drive and celebrate for real. I can't wait!
Aaron the "non baker" has been baking AGAIN! Little by little I think his fear of baking is wearing off. Now I think he's beginning to like it as much as he enjoys cooking dinner. And he's pretty good at it. He baked me the most deeelish carrot cake muffins! They turned out perfect! They're loaded with carrots, pineapple, golden raisins, and walnuts…and they're perfectly spiced, and super moist. My morning looked like this. Coffee in my fave mug, and a muffin.
Complete with a candle so I could start the day with a wish.
How cute is this little air plant Jack o' lantern? Would you believe we found it at A&P while grocery shopping? Air plants are said to be easy to care for. They get their namesake because they aren't planted in soil. That little Jack o' lantern is hollow…the base of the plant is just floating there in the air. To care for it you only have to mist it, or soak it a bit, and then let it dry well. And it doesn't require direct sunlight.
I guess we'll see how well he does!
The past week was filled with lots and lots of Halloween art work! While I was working away, and deep in the holiday spirit, I took a glance over at our Charlotte die cut and knew that I had the perfect Halloween accessory for her. I think that she will be wearing this sequined mask all year round now! It fits her perfectly!
We brought back our classic Halloween cupcakes plaques! I love this painting! We have many friends who keep this one hanging on their wall all year round.
And we had lots of orders for our Haunted House Cake plaques! Here they are in progress! They are now off into the world and we are so excited to see pics of them hanging in their new homes!
We added a few creepy cute vignettes around the house. We love this one! Our fave vintage cardboard skeleton and pumpkin look made for each other, and they look perfect perched up there against our chalkboard wall in the kitchen.
Ohh and this is so funny…I had told the story on Facebook, and instagram, but just in case you missed it…
I had hung this Jack o' Lantern candy pail up on this peg rack temporarily. After dinner I was sitting at the kitchen table, and as usual, Lt. Dan was on my lap getting a back rub. Well, Lt. Dan glanced up and caught a glimpse of this guy…and guess what?…he let out a tiny little growl. Dan was so nervous. Who was this new orange guy with the big red grin?? He wouldn't calm down until I took the pail down to show it to him up close…and even then Dan kinda shrunk. ha!
Ohhh and we were SO excited to finally see our spread in Art Journaling Magazine! 10 full color pages! It was such a fun interview with the fabulous Ricë Freeman-Zachery. We are totally honored to be featured! And it's a great issue! Pages and pages of so much eye candy! It's on shelves now, or you can order from Stampington. We that love our Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Art Journal page was used on the title page.
And speaking of that…We've been seeing lots of blog traffic on that particular tutorial being that it is that time of year again. So if you'd like to create your own version of this journal page here is a link to that tutorial! Complete with full step by step directions and a fun little video.
Ohhh and we are so excited that so many of you have love for vintage bunnies too! Lots of these sweet fellas are headed out into the world this week! Thank you guys!
It has been a really busy week, so our apologies on the lack of posts, but we have some awesome stuff coming up next week that we think we will totally make up for that! Including an AWESOME giveaway! So artsy/crafty peeps stay tuned! It's GOOD!!
Thanks so so much for popping in friends! And thank you SO SO much for the super sweet birthday wishes on FB, Instagram, and emails!
Love you guys!!
xo Jenny…and Aaron says hi!