Right now I am...

Right now I am...

smelling chili and corn bread cooking in the kitchen.

wanting to eat it soon!

wondering where this month of October went? I can't believe it is already Halloween!

loving that the whole house has an orange glow about it, with all these decorations!

laughing at the fact that even though we are suppose to be "adults", my husband and I have halloween pillowcases on our bed. =)

enjoying these last couple of months living with my parents, brother, and sister.

counting down the days until we move to Hawaii!

marveling at the fact that we are REALLY moving to Hawaii!

feeling less scared, and more excited, about our big move these days.

appreciating my husband for being so patient with me ALL THE TIME. He is the one who has calmed my fears.

squeezing my chubby puppy. Jeez, I just love her.

reminding myself over, and over, that her journey on the plane will go just fine... 

looking forward to seeing all the kids in their costumes at "Trunk-or-Treat" tonight! 

deciding if I am going to dress up or not... I don't have much time! 

wishing everyone a safe, but spooky Halloween!!! 


- Inspired by Soule Mama - 


- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds -

This year, after carving our Halloween pumpkins, I wanted to put the seeds to good use, so I decided to roast them in just a few easy steps! 


Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

These roasted pumpkin seeds are so salty and delicious! I will be happily munching on these for next few days! 



A Time for Pumpkins!

It's officially pumpkin carving time! With Halloween just a few days away, we got out the knives and spoons and let our creativity take over! Of course, I had a very precise plan... I wanted to use the drill and put holes, ranging from large to small, around my pumpkin. Sounds easy right? WRONG! I will simply let the pictures tell the story.

Olive tried to carve a pumpkin with her teeth!

Me and my husband hard at work!

My mom, sister, & brother!

Here comes the drill!

This was not what I had planned... =(

Back up plan...

*Tip* Add vaseline to the cut areas and
your jack-o-lantern will last longer!

All finished! I decided to turn my "mess-up" holes
into a face after all. =)

Happy (almost) Halloween to you all! 


Festive Cloth Napkins!

I am proud to say that my husband and I have been using cloth napkins, instead of buying paper ones, for 1 year strong! I've also rubbed off on my parents and now they are using cloth napkins! It really doesn't seem like a sacrifice at all... it actually has more pros than cons, in my opinion. I love them so much in fact, that I made a set for a friend of mine when she got married! =) I hope she likes them as much as I do! 

Now, because I am a weirdo when it comes to things matching in my house, I decided that I needed to make some cloth napkins to go along with the fall season and this is what I came up with! I like this fabric because it works for Halloween, but can also be carried out through Thanksgiving. 

Unlike traditional cloth napkins, which are large and meant to be used on your lap, I make mine the size of a typical paper napkin that you would buy at the store. I like this size much better, plus they look adorable in a napkin holder! 

They are so simple to make, will last years, and are just plain cuter than paper napkins! Now I'm already thinking about Christmas... Guess I better get to the fabric store! =) 

Check out my tutorial post from last October if you are interested in making your own! (*For these new napkins I have changed the size to be 1 inch bigger - 7 in. x 7 in. instead of the original 6 in. x 6 in.)