Sunday, October 20, 2013

More Halloween decorating ideas!

Do you ever feel that once you start adding Halloween decorations that some art is just not creepy enough?

 I was feeling that with my above pictures.  I have transformed much of my living room over to Halloween...they just didn't fit.  These hang above my couch.  I had an idea!  I had a few pictures of my child wearing silly masks at a Halloween store...what if I did something with them?

My pictures have deep frames and no glass (of course if they were glass this would be so much simpler!).

I had three photos printed at Walgreens as 8x10.  You can edit pictures to have special color or borders.  I also purchased some foam core and poster board from the dollar store.

I cut the foam core to fit just right in the frame. Glued small pieces around the edges since it seemed to sit in too deep and added some ribbon pieces at the bottom so I would be able to pull it out easy.

I cut strips of orange construction paper to make a sort of "frame" around the edge between the frame of my pictures and the foam core board and then glued my photos in the center.  I then added some cheese cloth to complete the look.
Happy Decorating!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween book addition!

I needed one more book!

In watching Beetlejuice the other night, I realized that my Halloween Book collection was missing something.  It was missing the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

I did a Google search and found several blogs where people just Mod Podged an image on a cardboard book.  I had some more books from the junk pile so I used those.

This one could not have been easier.  One of my books was already the perfect color, all I had to do was do a Google image search, print, paste...and BOOM!  A most awesome addition!

 Easiest craft yet!

Monday, October 7, 2013

It is October!

If you know me or have been on my blog before, you know that I love Halloween and it is my favorite month...but then you also know that last October kind if sucked big time. A year ago this date I was home most of the afternoon with my family having what I thought was a fun lazy Sunday...only to discover later on that my husband had been having his own not so lazy Sunday.  I say "not so lazy" as it must have been hard to juggle needy girlfriend chat with family time.

Yes, it was this very date (right before I was going to bed) that I discovered the all day long chat thread with him and his girlfriend that ended with the "I luv u" and "I luv u 2" crap.  A whole day of chatting about what was going on.  All of the things he was doing with his family...but the husband left out any mention of the wife. It was just all about what him and his son were doing.

on second thought, I will not cherish that either.
While it is shocking to discover that betrayal...I think the most upsetting thing about it all is reading a chat thread where it accounts for the entire day but it is like you didn't even exist.  It sucked to find out that you did not matter at all to that person.  To be invisible, non-existent. To find out that you didn't matter enough to your other half for them to have the decency/strength/nerve/etc to say; "by the way, you know that affair that you suspected me of years ago?  You were right.  I was and have continued to have an affair.  I am sorry that I made you feel like a complete idiot for having those thoughts.  I am also sorry that I denied it for so long after your discovery and acted like I was the victim in this.  I have a problem as I am a liar and I must think I am a spy because I have been living this double life."

I really do not understand how people can be this way. I know there are millions of people that are this way doing this very thing to the person that they are married to and supposedly love.  It is not right.  It isn't fair - but what where we taught when we were younger? LIFE IS NOT FAIR.  It is hard to remember that sometimes.

While it is easy to dwell on the shittiest shit and the fact that he will have to stay in my life because I have a child with him, I know I need to shake it off and be happy with all of the amazing things in my life..because let's face it, the only thing that I have lost is a person who didn't see me as any value at all.  Seriously, that is all I have lost.  I did not lose any friends or family over this.  I am more myself than I have been in a long time.  I need to keep viewing that as a win because of all that I have gained, I have come out of this a better person.

And now a song break.  This one has been playing in my head off and on for the last year.