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Friday, October 28, 2022

Friday Favorites

It's Friday!

We're hosting a group of friends tonight for a Halloween party so this post is going to be random and quick.  I have a million and one things to do, but I still had to start my day off with a Friday Favorites blog post!


Jane had a field trip to the fire station!

I do believe this is my 4th or 5th field trip to the fire station and I joke that I'm now on a first-name basis with the firefighters due to me attending so many times.  Ha!  Jane loved it and, I tell ya' what, I learned even more this time around!  I can't wait to share more about her trip next week!


I found this tray at Goodwill and gave it an Easy Off Oven Cleaner makeover and I'm so happy with how it turned out!

I'll be blogging about it soon, but if you'd like to see how I went about the makeover, I'd absolutely looooove it if you headed over to IG - my handle is overatmaries.  ;)


I also shared how I made this haunted house transformation.  I've had this little house for years but I knew it needed it a makeover.  This is also on my IG, but you can find it here on the blog, as well!


Our school's Boosters decided to host a surprise coffee station for the teachers the day after Halloween, they're going to need it with all the those tired and sugared up kiddos. ;) I came up with this little poem and our President made this cute graphic!  We can't wait for our teachers to be surprised with free coffee and doughnuts!



Jane has been waking up in the middle of the night so much lately and honestly, I'd take an intruder at this point.  Bahahaha!

Okay, back to Halloween party prep over here!  Have the most amazing day, friends!

Marie :)

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A Spooky Ceramic Haunted House Makeover

This cute little haunted house was gifted to me years ago and every year since I've displayed it throughout our home during Halloween.  Over the last couple of years I've considered giving it a little makeover.  I wanted to make it a little....well, a little more spooky.  The cord was also limiting me on where it could be displayed, so I knew that needed to be remedied, as well.

I removed the light under the little haunted house...

I then got to work painting the house black.  At this point I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the ghosts and pumpkins their original color, so I painted around them.


Okay, okay...it was a little too dark and most of the features were lost behind the dark paint so I decided to use a paper towel to wipe off some of the excess paint and I also decided to wipe a little of that paint onto the ghosts and pumpkins.

I had purchased these remote controlled tea lights that I found from Amazon for a future Christmas project and decided to use one of the tea lights for this project.

Hot glue to the rescue!  Yup, I hot glued one of these tea lights to the bottom of the house and now I'm no longer limited on where the house can be displayed!  Woohoo!

Don't mind my glue gun, the kids use it all the time, hence the glitter.  Hahaha!

There you have it!  The cutest and most simple little haunted house makeover...errrr makeUNDER!  ;) I'd love to hear what you think!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  This was such a fun little project!

Marie :)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Halloween Party DIY Dollar Store Trophies

Halloween is quickly approaching and given that this weekend will be filled with parties galore, I thought I'd share the cutest and most adorable Halloween Party Dollar Store Trophies!

All you'll need are some dollar store skeletons, trophies from the party section, round or square wooden pieces from the craft section, some hot glue and gold spray paint!

The skeletons found from Dollar Tree were fun to work with - I could bend them and reshape them, but they also stood in place pretty easily.

I hot glued the trophy and skeleton in place and then added hot glue to the skeleton to keep its position.  I did have an arm fall off at one point.  LOL!  No worries though, hot glue to the rescue!  

I then used some gold spray paint that I had on hand and sprayed away...out in the garage, of course!

I made two other trophies, as well.  I now have the huge first place trophy - you can see it here, Mr. Funny Bones (funniest costume), Frightfully Awesome (scariest costume) and Best Couple.  Barbie clothes or accessories would work well to accessorize, but I just used what I had on hand.  Oh the possibilities!  I still may add labels to each one, but we'll see if I'll have time!  ;)

For the most part, I think we're good for the trophies!  What do you think?!

Thanks soooo much for stopping by and checking out these fun little creations!  I'd love to see/hear if you make any!

Marie :)

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Our Visit to the Farm

Hey there!  Can you believe it'll be November next week?!  Gasp!  We've been making sure to participate in all the fall fun over here and while doing so we changed things up this year and visited a farm we havn't been to in yeeeears- Gull Meadow Farms!  This used to be out go-to place, but it's a little further away so we started to stay close to home.  Buuuuuut, our visits and memories to our new go-to place started to blend together so we decided to change it up this year and I'm so happy we did - lots of new memories were made!

We ventured to Gull Meadow after the kids' soccer games (Henry scored a goal - woohoo!).  We arrived a little before 2:00 and the place was lively and the weather was divine!

Henry and Eliza are growing too dang fast, but I was thrilled to see them wanting to participate in all the fun!

At one point in the corn "pool" I looked around and saw all the wee little kiddos.  How have our kiddos gotten so big?!  Regardless of size and age they still had fun playing and I'm sure Jane was thrilled they swam along in the corn beside her.  Haha!

Not sure what Eliza's face is all about here.  Haha!

When I asked Jane her favorite part of the farm she said she liked the hay.  LOL!  Now I feel bad that I didn't get a good picture of her with her hay, but here's a cute one of Eliza!

Girlfriend selfie!

Love these humans!

Jon took Jane over to the pillow bouncy thingy for the littles, while I stayed on the other side with Henry and Eliza.  I never really get pictures of the original two anymore.  They have my complete heart.

The kids waved back and forth to each other and it was the cutest!

Obligatory pumpkin farm measurement. ;)

The gang.

The school bus.

I told Jon I could've had three more kids to fill up that bus!!!  Not even kidding.

An attempted family selfie with my phone placed on the side of a barn.  Ha!

The animals were a new addition from years ago...well, at least I think so.  Eliza gravitated toward the horses.

Jane thought all the animals were goofy.

Jane loved being around all the playground equipment and seeing all the kids.  She's always been my little social butterfly.

The kids took turns taking Jane down the slides...

A good ole tractor pull...

The kids, especially Henry, were becoming pretty exhausted.  Normally they can go, go, go, but Jon and I figured the soccer games had worn them out.  We usually follow the corn maze maps and go through the entire maze, but we basically walked in, found a bridge in the middle of the corn field and walked out.  Everyone was soooo tired.

I turned around to look at Jane while walking through the corn maze and she was just shucking corn.  Somehow she found one off the stalk and just went at it.  It was ridiculously adorable and really funny.

As we left, I snapped a few more pictures of the kids next to the pumpkin patch.

What a fun and memorable day!  It was just what this Mama needed.  It was nice to get out of the house to do something different and not be folding laundry like I do every Saturday!  Haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Marie :)

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