I have 3 important things to share with you for this very important upcoming holiday. The first item of business is the Willams-Sonoma carving kit. My wonderful, and festive mother bought me this kit quite a few years ago and it is still going strong! It has all the important items needed to carve that perfect pumpkin! The second photo is my beautiful girl today after she carved her first pumpkin. I started each shape and she took her Pampered Chef kids knife and finished each shape. She was so proud of herself she was beaming! We had the best afternoon! The final photo is of the kids' teachers' halloween treats. The cat bucket was for Em's kindergarten teacher and the ghost was for Ben's 4th grade teacher. They included matching halloween kitchen towels, homemade blueberry pecan muffins and a battery operated candle. They turned out too cute so I had to share. I got all but the muffins in the dollar bin at Target. Love that spot!
This afternoon I made the perfect 1950's dinner which included a green veggie and dessert (Aunt Ethel's marble squares). I love those dinners, it makes me feel like such a great homemaker. I set the table with placemats and halloween napkins, baked rolls that I had to let rise for 3-5 hours and served homemade marble squares, warm with milk. It is the little things that make me happy.
I had an awesome birthday, and the day after I turned 38 I started substitute teaching...what a day that was...but that's a story for next time. Have a great night and I'll be back!