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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Tablescape

Thanks to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting another fun Tablescape Thursday!

As many of you know, I had another little "goblin" about 7 weeks ago (Mommy says to say "Hi" to all of our friends in Blogland)

so, I don't have quite as much time to do-daa (i.e. "Martha Stewart") everything, as much as I would normally do. My other daughter, Ashley, wanted to have her birthday party at home this year, with a Halloween costume party as the theme, since she has an October birthday. Major E-E-K!!! Am I crazy to agree to it, or what? I suppose I needed a few more gray hairs. But, like most parents who never want to disappoint their children, I agreed.

Here is the goodie table. Keep in mind that it is "kid food", so it's Not really nutritious, but I doubt if kids want to go to a "nutritious Halloween party" anyway! LOL!

The "Menu": bugles, chips and dip, popcorn, cheese puffs, Crunch 'N Munch, ghost Peeps, colby jack, cheddar and mozzarella cheese cubes, candy corn, orange and brown Tootsie-Roll lollipops, black licorice Twizzlers, Halloween candy sticks, Mary Janes, Pixie Sticks, mummies, and finger cookies.

And to all of my fellow thrifters/consignment shoppers, I picked up this candelabra at a consignment store. It folds flat, which is a good thing, considering I have a "sMaLL dish problem", and need all of the storage I can find.
The witch and trick-or-treater are Annalees. The witch is new this year from Home Goods!

I should have put a toy mouse beside that cheese because it is obvious that someone was sneaking some before the party started...and it wasn't me! Now, because the guests were pre-teens, I used plastic tablecloths, cups, and utensils, and paper plates and napkins. (Please forgive me, Miss Janice!) In addition, I didn't light the candles, for fear someone may have an "accident", and then it would be the first 9-1-1 Tablescape. Heaven forbid, I'd rather not be the first to have that "honor"!

Because I haven't had alot of time to search for recipes, I served a "creamsicle float punch", fancy for...I took a gallon of vanilla ice cream, and added orange soda. ;o)

It looked kind of spooky too. Of course, I "had to" float an ice hand for kicks (channeling my inner Martha).
The treat bags...

The craft table...
And the candy dish they "hit up" on the way out of the door!
Happy Birthday, Ashley!

In October of last year, I had just started my blog, and had a handful of Followers. I did a post on a Halloween party I had some years back for Ashley's 4th birthday. I posted a recipe for Creamsicle Fudge. I didn't have time to make it for this year's party, but if any of you are going to a Halloween party, I would recommend it!

Finally, for those of you who have asked for more baby pictures of Danielle, I'll leave you with this. She has captured my heart...Mommy thinks she is BOO-tiful.

Happy Halloween, Tablescapers!

101 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The table is amazing...love the punch bowl in the cauldron with the floating hand. You really went above and beyond and the baby is as sweet as can be.
Susan

Deb said...

Such great decorating. but the best bit is the baby. Oh she is the sweetest. Please give her a big squeeze from me xxx

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This looks like an amazing Halloween party! You've decorated everything so beautifully. Halloween is a good time to be whimsical, don't you think? Thanks for sharing and Happy TT to you!

Allison Shops said...

Great birthday party! So cute. The baby is just precious!

Amelia said...

What a layout for the party...looks fabulous (and to think you did all that between caring for a beautiful new born baby...Lady you are one talented multi-tasking female.

Take care - rest when you can.

susan said...

Not only did you pull it off, you knocked it out of the park! I am impressed that you did this with a newborn (who, by the way, is just precious!) As for Martha, I'm pretty sure she had ONE child and a staff. YOU did a "good thing"!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

She is boo-tiful!!
Great party too...I love the 'menu'! :) Happy Halloween!

mbkatc230 said...

So glad to see a post from you! Your party table looks great. Love the cauldron punch bowl, and the ice hand is so fun. And I think the menu is very nutritious, looks like you have all the major food groups covered - meat, bread, dairy and most important, CANDY! Little Danielle is precious. What a sweet, darling little girl. And I love the picture of her and big sis! Have a great Halloween! Kathy

carolinajewel said...

That is the most amazing Halloween party table! All the details are just perfect. The baby is SO SWEET! :D Jewel

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the ghost bowl and the punch bowl and I love the large black cauldron, so cool, all the decorations are wonderful...

santamaker said...

Woman! Where did you get the time?!? This is fabulous... and the baby and her big sister just caps it off! Wonderful tablescape

Sarah said...

This looks like a real Halloween Party! Your table is so clever with every detail. The punch bowl is the best! Thanks for sharing this amazing tablescape.

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! You have a 7 week old AND are pulling off an at home Halloween birthday party?!?!?!? Wow! It's amazing you let that inner Martha out to play!
- The Tablescaper

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

Thanks for stopping by my. I am so glad to hear from my "one and only" :-)
Doesn't look like you lost your touch at all even though you have been missing...you haven't forgot your stuff girl! Glad you and the family are doing well! Both your girls are adorable...I can see why your heart is stolen again!

xinex said...

Happy birthday to Ashley! What a fun birthday party! Beautifl Halloween decor! Good thing her mom is game. And your baby is so cute!!!! He is really growing...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

~Ah! She is just so pretty Tar! Love that precious little face.

The Halloween Birthday Party looks adorable! I know your daughter enjoyed this one so much. You really went all out and it shows in every detail. That hand is so cool. Great job Mom! :)

NM said...

Wow, I don't know how you have managed to organise such an amazing party with a newborn-you really are "Wonder Woman"! Your kids are lucky to have such a fantastic Mum.
Best wishes and congratulations, NM.

Julie said...

Cute Cute Cute...love it all
xoxo
Julie

Carol said...

The Halloween table is awesome, you really went all out! Your girls are so adorable!

Dining Delight said...

What a great Mom you are! Going to so much work for your Ashley when you have a 7 week old! You did a wonderful job and everything looks like so much fun for the bday party. I know the fun of Halloween birthdays as my son (now 21) was born on Halloween and there was always a costume party! P.S. Your Danielle is precious!

DD

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, that is just about the most beautiful baby I think I've ever seen. She is PRECIOUS.

And you did a fabulous job on the table. I can't believe you accomplished that with a wee bitty in your home. Great job!

Now, I just posted something I'm very proud of that is done with burlap. If you get a chance between partying, please come check it out.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kat said...

I like your inner Martha the punch bowl with hand was great. The baby is so cute. Great Halloween TS! have a great week!

Stacey said...

Oh I was hoping to see a picture of Danielle! She's a beautiful little baby girl. :) Ashley looks so sweet holding her too.

I can't believe you pulled off a party right now. You go girl!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You added all the fun touches! Bet those kids had a blast! What a sweet little future trick or treater you have there.

Shelia said...

First of all, what a precious little one and congratulations.
Now your spooky table is just the best I've seen! You went all out to make it so cute - that iced hand in the punch is something else! :)
Congratulations on your blogging.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Looks like a very fun party for your daughter. Love the floating hand in the punch bowl.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Cynthia said...

What a festive table. Love the floating hand in the punch bowl. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Darlene said...

First off, Danielle is so GORGEOUS. I'm so glad you shared some more pictures. Nothing like a sweet baby girl.♥♥

It looks like you went ALL out for Ashley's party. What a fun time for the birthday girl and her friends! LOVE it!

Lynette said...

I'm so glad to see you and your sweet family back in blog land even for just a bit!

Your table looks wonderful - but the best part is that sweet picture of both of your lovely girls! Danielle has grown so much already! Wish Ashley a Happy Birthday from me!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Awesomely "Halloween"!
I wish I were a preteen invited to the party!

Dena at
http://sweetpicklesandchocolate.blogspot.com

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a great party!!! Love the punch bowl in the cauldron and the floating hand. Spooky!!! Love the mummy dogs (I made them too). Everything looks fabulous. And the baby is cute too. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my tablescape.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Danielle is more than Boo'tiful...she's absolutely precious. How proud you must be Penny!

Happy belated birthday Ashley!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh yeah...thansk for reminding me about the creamsicle fudge. I forgot to try it!

Envoy-ette said...

#1- WHAT A CUTIE!
#2 This party is sure to be a hit and everyone will be talking about it at school.
#3- It's been a long time since I've been here, because I couldn't find you! So glad you're on Susan's blog! She will be my shortcut here!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a sweet baby!!

Cute table. And lots of yummy treats!

Janean said...

first congrats on a beautiful baby girl. my granddaughter's name is alexis! yay! secondly, great party -- the hand in the punch; priceless.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Congratulations! That last photo is just absolutely precious, as well as the two together! She looks like my first, who will be thirty-five in November. I called her Punkin Head! Of course your oldest wants a spooky b-day party. What little girl wouldn't? You've done a spook-tacular job for her too!
Brenda

bj said...

What an absolute WONDERFUL party you gave your sweet daughter. It is all awesome.
Your new baby girl...oh, my....she is such a pretty little thing.
Just beautiful!! You are so blessed, dear heart.

Lori said...

The table looks great!!! You did a great job!!!

You have to very pretty daughter's!!! Glad to see you posting again!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Danielle is absolutely precious! ...you have two very beautiful daughters! Happy Birthday to Ashley! :) Your decorations and food table for the party are just too cute! Last year we were remodeling the house and it was turned upside down, so I promised my Ashley she could have a small Halloween party this year. Now it is THIS YEAR, and since I promised, I'm hosting a get-together for her friends Saturday night. Never mind we have the house tour next Friday! What is a mom to do! LOL! Mine will be VERY simple! But I got a lot of cute ideas from your tablescape! Love the punch in the cauldron pot!

Hope you have a great weekend, and that Ashley gets lots of candy! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Rettabug said...

What a wonderful birthday party you created for Ashley! I know she & her friends had to love it....especially that hand in the punch. Yikes!!

Congratulations on the birth of your second daughter. She is BEAUTIFUL, just like your first. :)

♥ Rettabug

Sandi McBride said...

Bootiful little Spookums...and wow, I take it my invitation to the ball was lost in the mail?
Sandi

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh! She is beautiful. Such pretty lips. We're expecting a new grandbaby soon too! What Joy! Awesome table too but it doesn't hold a light to that new baby. :)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What a beautiful baby girl Danielle is...just like her big sister. You outdid yourself with the birthday party table. Really, you DID!!! Keep those cutie pie pictures coming!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

You are an amazing decorator! Will you please come to my house?

It isn't far. Really.\

That baby needs just a few more kisses. I can tell. She's beautiful!

Jeannette said...

Your Welcome! (response to your thank you about Gooseberry mag!lol) What kid/adult wouldn't love to be at this party!!!! Danielle is precious (my daughter's name too!) HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Sincerely, Jeannette

Sharlotte said...

Very cute tables! Great for the season! Happy Birthday to your little one and congratulations as well, your new bundle of joy is gorgeous!

ceekay said...

A big Halloween party six weeks after a baby...yep, you are still on an adenalin high. Someday, and trust me on this, you will look back at those pictures and say, what was I thinking????
I know this cuz 3 weeks after having my major surgery (3 years ago yesterday!) I had a full blown Thanksgiving dinner for my family!! If you see pics of me...you know I was really brain dead! BUT, I DID IT!
What moms don't do for their kids!!
Have a great week.

Shelia said...

Oh, now that's what a call an adorable little goblin! How precious! I love seeing your home and your Halloweeness is just wonderful. I'm sure all the spooks had a ball!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

boy,when you decorate,you really decorate.everything looks awesome.
yes,shopping is the best theraohy for everything.you are so funny.thanks for hanging in here with me and for me.i appreciate you more that you'll ever know....Ann

Sandy said...

The baby is just beautiful. You did such a wonderful job decorating, no detail was left out.
I did the floating hand in the cauldron when my youngest was in grade school, kids always love it.
Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting.
Sandy

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Thanks so much for all the tips and recipes for our Halloween party! You had some great ideas! I did go back and add to my decorations and goodies. But it was still simple! I'm usually an "over the top party gal!" ...but just didn't have time this go around! The kids had a ball. ...so I guess that was good! :)

Don't you live around the Charlotte area? If so, what happened to Black Lion? I was so excited and couldn't wait to take my girlfriends to the one at Concord Mills Mall, the weekend we were at Uwharrie. We went and it was gone! I was so disappointed....loved that store! My friends had never been and were so looking forward to it!

Hope your November is off to a great start! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl she is just beautiful...I love nothing better than the smell of a sweet baby you did a great job baking that one...How you like being a Mama again...I bet you love having a little sweetness around again...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles...sorry it took me so long to come by...Been real sick...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Thanks for the update on Black Lion. I'm like you, I don't buy much there, either. Thrifting has curved my appetite for their prices. But I do love to look and get ideas! I'll have to look it up on the GPS when I get back up that way again. I didn't think about them moving. When you get back to Wilmington, we have a new pottery, New River. It is in the building that once housed Pottery Plus, on Market Street. It's pretty neat to visit and browse in also. ~Rhonda :)

Tootsie said...

congratulations!!! what a beautiful family!!! I love the table..it is super fun...
sadly...no Gloria is not my real mom...but I wish she was. She is just so wonderful and supportive to me and my family. I love her with my whole heart.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great job, Mom!!! I'm sure it reminded Ashely that she is still as important as ever. Those last two photos are SO SO precious!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Tar!

Thanks for entering my giveaway my friend! I found the scroll wreath hanger at Michaels a few weeks ago.

I think it was about ten bucks?
Hmmm...:) My memory is going because I'm not sure.

Beth at Aunties said...

Oh my word, this was a fabulous party you did for Ashley! The menu, decor, and everything little thing you did, made it a whopping success. The fudge sounds delightful.
Baby Danielle is gorgeous. I think she looks like her big sister! Congratulations of your new tiny bundle! She is precious.:-)

jeanne said...

Oh My Gosh!! you have done a beautiful job on the tablescape party. I am amazed at your energy for such a huge undertaking. It is all just wonderful. However, my most loved photo is of you and your beautiful baby girl. I adore the sleeping one too. I know she is precious too you and your family.

I want to add that the Halloween party food was outstanding and presented perfectly in every photo. Congratulations for a job well done.

Hugs, Jeanne

Miss Janice said...

I adore your tablescape. But excuse me...whenever did I say one could not use paper products. I LOVE paper producsts...there are so many cute things out there, I would never dream of not using them! I really love your Halloween tablescape...the banner, the cauldron with the Martha-inspired hand--why didn't I think of that? Love the craft table and of course, little Miss Danielle is just too precious for words!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your Halloween Tablescape is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!! And thanks for stopping by to say hello. Your new baby girl is precious!!! And her older sister is a doll too!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Per your suggestion, I went back and looked at your Santas. Wow, you do have quite a collection!!! Your Santa tree is amazing too. Thanks for letting me know about your past blog posts. I enjoyed so much checking out your Christmas decorations from last year. Love & blessings from NC!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Just checking on you and that sweet baby Danielle to see how you are. Those pics of her are the absolute cutest things. Hope she is sleeping through the night for you and that Mama is getting some rest! Sending you all good thoughts...

XO,

Sheila :-)

the voice of melody said...

Aaaah, Danielle is adorable! What a sweet blessing from the Lord she is. Of course, your older "baby" Ashley is just as cute as a button herself!

You did a great job with the party and the fun food (what, no flax seeds and whole grains in the menu?!). It all looked amazing and I'm sure everyone had a great time.

Many sweet blessings!

kanishk said...

Such great decorating. but the best bit is the baby. Oh she is the sweetest. Work from home India

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful birthday party!! I bet your daughter loved it!

Danielle is just beautiful....

I wish you would have know about Rhondi's party too! She announced it on her blog. If she does it again, I will make sure to let you know. Are you going to the Christmas Show? I don't think I will have time this year :-(.
Hugs,
Penny

Beth in NC said...

She is beautiful! I don't blame you!

I can't believe that even with a baby you out-do me. LOL You did a great job with that table! I know Ashley was proud.

jeanne said...

Hello Tardevil, I just stopped by to see what ou are up to. Up to your ears with a new baby I am sure. she is beautiful. So are you.

Have a happy day, Jeanne

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a cutie!! That table is awesome too~

Dee said...

baby is adorable!!!! you did such an awesome job on your decor. Way to channel MS.... you did good!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

OH Danielle is just so beautiful you are so blessed(:) and the HALLLOWEEN setting is outstanding you are a real pro at it (:) Ice hand an all you didn't miss a beat~!!
hugs,Patty

Picket said...

Oh my word look at that sweet dumpling!!!!! Ohhhh I could just kiss her cheeks off! lol Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and the table spread looked fantastic....I know she was so happy...I loved the pic of her and the baby! You take care dear friend and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your loved ones! ~Picket~

kenju said...

Your baby is gorgeous and so is your Halloween Party table!! Thanks for the visit.

Chari said...

Hello Friend...

Well I just read the sweet note that you left for me on my Seasonal Snippets...so glad that you came by and thank you so much for the sweet comments!!! Girl, I had to go and take a peek at your Santa collection...it's FABULOUS!!! Ohhh..so, sooo many pretty Santas!!! I loved the Santa in the first photo (in the foyer)...he's truly magnificent! Ohhh...and another one of my favorites was the Santa you had in your master bedroom! But I just adore...the Santa that is in the brown velvet pants with the gold vest! He's holding a cane with holly and berries! I would love to find one like that!!! My friend, you have such a sweet collection! I'm so glad that you told me about it...I really enjoyed it!!!

Now...about this sweet Halloween/birthday party that you did for your daughter...Ohhh my goodness! I bet you were the hit of that party, my friend! It was simply fabulous!!! You really went "all out"!!!

I just loved seeing the photos of your precious little Danielle! She is an angel for sure...such a beautiful baby girl!!! Oh my...I know that you are keeping busy these days! Hehe!

Well my friend, thank you again for letting me know about your Santa collection! Have a fabulous Friday...

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Chari said...

Hello Friend...

Well I just read the sweet note that you left for me on my Seasonal Snippets...so glad that you came by and thank you so much for the sweet comments!!! Girl, I had to go and take a peek at your Santa collection...it's FABULOUS!!! Ohhh..so, sooo many pretty Santas!!! I loved the Santa in the first photo (in the foyer)...he's truly magnificent! Ohhh...and another one of my favorites was the Santa you had in your master bedroom! But I just adore...the Santa that is in the brown velvet pants with the gold vest! He's holding a cane with holly and berries! I would love to find one like that!!! My friend, you have such a sweet collection! I'm so glad that you told me about it...I really enjoyed it!!!

Now...about this sweet Halloween/birthday party that you did for your daughter...Ohhh my goodness! I bet you were the hit of that party, my friend! It was simply fabulous!!! You really went "all out"!!!

I just loved seeing the photos of your precious little Danielle! She is an angel for sure...such a beautiful baby girl!!! Oh my...I know that you are keeping busy these days! Hehe!

Well my friend, thank you again for letting me know about your Santa collection! Have a fabulous Friday...

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Auntie Cake said...

Wow, how amazing are you? Your new baby is so adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I don't know how you get everything done that you do.
Kate

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your table is amazing. Love your floating hand.. Your little goblin is adorable.. Happy Birthday to big sis. Thanks for swinging by and leaving info about Kristen's blog and the fleur de lis picture frames. I so appreciate.
hugs ~lynne~

Ally0005 said...

I was thinking about you the other day and wondering if you had your baby. I couldn't find your blog for nothing. So thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment so I could find you again. Your new baby girl is beautiful, well both of your girls are.

Ally

Melissa Miller said...

You too Tar! What an amazing Thanksgiving you all will have. You have been given the best gift of all this year.

~Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Just hoppin over to say "hi"! I bet you are having loads of fun with that new baby!!

blessings
mary

Angie said...

That looks like it was one awesome party! Yes, I do have a Cracker Barrel near me and I will definitely have to go there next week to check out their Christmas stuff. I have bought some cute ornaments (mostly snowman) there in past years. Thanks for the tip!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...that table is full of goodies..what fun!
sandy toe

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I'm strolling to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
It's such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.

Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don't count the cat cause she doesn't like turkey). We don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts with several carb loaded dishes in between! We will be enjoying tryptophan playoffs too!

Sweet Holiday wishes,
Sara

Miss Janice said...

Just stopping in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie,how is your little "goblin" doing? I'm sure growing by leaps and bounds she is just the sweetest thing. Thank you for swinging by to see the outside Christmas decor.. love having you..hugs ~lynne~

Kristens Creations said...

What a beautiful baby!! I never thought about those left handers...I guess they will need to flip everything I said! lol... Happy Holidays! Kristen

jeanne said...

Hello Tardevil, Thank you for your visits. We were out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend and I am trying to catch up. I loved seeing that beautiful baby girl again and believe me I know how busy you are. When my five were little, I can't even imagine blogging. LOL.

We have a new puppy and decorating has to be high up. She is into everything. I am a new mommy too. smile. She even has a 2:00 am trip outside and then at 6:00am. I am sleep deprived. I bet you can identify with that. HA! We adore her.

Happy baby and happy decorating.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Lamp Tramp said...

What a precious beautiful Baby, I'm so happy for ya'll! Enjoy every minute of those precious children...they will be grown up and gone before you know it!
What an amazing Halloween tablescape, I bow down to your decorating skills and ability to pull that feat off with a new baby!
XOXO!!!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow you sure know how to throw a party, it is all amazing, i love it all, so creative, your new baby is beautiful, I will trade all my dishes for that little beauty, I somehow feel sure your not gonna go for that but you can't blame me for tryin...

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Girl!
Thanks for coming by for a visit and being so sweet. Always good to hear from you. I know you are so busy at this time of year. ~Whew!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

xinex said...

I would love to have you come over here, Tar! And I would love to help you decorate too. Thanks for coming by. Did you see my tablescapoe yesterday?...Christine

kenju said...

Thanks for the visit; I think you should go and see the Governor's Mansion sometime when they have tours - it really is impressive inside!

RE your question: no, not THAT place. It has fallen into an abyss of dismal failure since the hometown owners sold it about 7-8 years ago.

I had my own business for 28 years, and I work as a freelancer for several different florists around here, mostly Mel Day of Dogwood Tree FLorals.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I do not know how I missed this post, but I'm so glad to see it now. I'm in LUV with that beautiful baby-oh, she is so precious! That photo of her sleeping-OMG-I just want to pick her up and hold her. Oh, and big sis's b'day party looked great. Big sis is a pretty girl too! laurie

Angie said...

No, I have never had my house on Rate My Space. I have heard people can be mean on there so I'm scared to!

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to see your Christmas decorations (if you have the time ;) What a special Christmas this will be with your sweet little girls.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello my friend, How is baby Danielle doing? I'm sure she's growing by leaps and bounds. Darling I didn't mean to make you cry. My Betty was one very special friend. I'm glad the story touched your heart the way she touches mine..hugs ~lynne~

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

AHHHH...You went to Black Lion! Oh, just rub it in will you! LOL! I'm so jealous! :)

Ash is 16! Sam, our cousin/friend is 11. Ash just looks younger in those pics with the gingerbread houses. She's lost some weight...junior in HS, those "things" are suddenly starting to matter! LOL! ...and it was Saturday and she didn't have makeup on. ...and she's not that tall! So all of this combined made her look younger!
She doesn't know I posted those pics of her yet! She'll probably have a fit, since she "didn't have her face on!" LOL!

Hope ya'll are enjoying the Christmas Holidays so far! Double the fun, with two precious girls this year! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

OH, and thanks for the suggestion on dipping the Santa beards first in white chocolate! Duh, why didn't I think of that! LOL! I've got to make them again Tuesday for David's Christmas School Party and this tip will make them much easier! THANKS! :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Congrads, Both your daughters are just beautiful. Enjoy them for they grow up fast! The party looks fun and very creative. 5*

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Girl where are you! I know you don't have that Halloween decor up still! You are probably having too much fun with that new baby!!

blessings
mary

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Penny,
I LOVE your Halloween tablescape...how cute was that! That floating hand is a hoot! What a great Mom you are! Danielle is beautiful...she totally stole your tablescape post. ;-) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family, dear friend!
Susan