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Halloween In August?


With Halloween 2 months away, there are already plans being made! My sister and I are planning everything ahead of time! We’ve also planned it, in detail, on paper. That’s right, paper. It’s quite detailed. We’ve put everything into categories, and then planned on where everything was going to be placed and what we, as the humans, were going to do. We made sure to cover everything!

Halloween just happens to be one of our many favorite holidays! We get giddy with the talk of fall, candy (YUM!!) and  haunted houses. In fact, we’ve already decided what we need to buy!  So, what are we planning? Well I can’t tell you everything! What I can tell you is that it involves a 63″ (I have no idea what that is in feet) Grim Reaper, strobe lights, a huge spiderweb and kitty litter. Okay, maybe that’s not everything it involves.  We may not get many trick-or-treaters, but, we hope that this year, our house will be the coolest on the street! I can only hope it won’t rain! Please, Mother Nature?

Oh I’m getting excited just thinking about it! This year, Halloween will be ours!
cat-halloween-clip-art_03We also know what our costumes are going to be! I’ll be dressing up as a witch. Although I would love to have an elaborate costume, it’s not going to happen. So, my sister has a skirt I can borrow. I would need to buy a cape and one of those bell-type shirts. Oh, and you can’t forget the hat. However, I know where to get one for cheap and it’ll still look good. Okay, add a wig to that, too! The rest will be done at home and made. I would love to tell you what my sister will be doing, but I have no idea how to explain her “costume”- if you want to call it that. You’re better off asking her!

Right now we’re in the process of trying to save up enough money to do all of this! Once we have gotten everything we need (UPS and the mailman are going to hate us by the time October 31 comes around!), we’ll be able to set up and assemble! Wahoo!


11 More Days Left In Chrismas In July


This has been a FANTASTIC Christmas in July. We have 11 more days to go and I am a bit sad to see it leave. I just want to thank everyone who joined in this year. Since it was a great one, we will do it again next year. I also have plans of a Halloween series, but I have to come up with specifics for that one. The Halloween series won’t show up until October anyways, so you don’t have to worry about that one. If you have any suggestions on a series for practically any holiday or event coming up (such as Back-To-School), let me know. I’m open to all suggestions!

Since we do have a little less than 2 weeks left, keep those CIJ posts coming! I love reading everyone’s posts, even though I may not comment right away. Everyone is giving great ideas, pictures, stories, and even gift ideas. Which reminds me… remember, if you still want to join us in this short time, you can! Just add your name to Mr Link on the CIJ-Joining post. You can do one, two, or a many CIJ posts as you want! If you do join us, and want your own CIJ post, contact me and we will place your name on the button and redistribute it! When placing the button your page along with the HTML, link it to your blog. This makes it easy on everyone!

So, in the words of Santa Claus:


CIJ- Just Between You And Me

With Christmas around the corner, and Christmas is a time to spend with family, questions arise that you may not want to ask outright. I’ve been guilty of that, too. You either don’t want to start conflict or you just may be naturally curious. Well, Sand Dunes Publishing has now come up with a way to ask those burning questions in a fun way. The Between You and Me Journals are just that- journals between you and another person. They have journals for almost every family members: sister, brother, mom, dad, cousin, grandparents, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend (that would the “HONEY” journal.), etc. All of the journals are unique in their sistermainquestions and the looks of the cover. In each journal, there are 35-45 questions asked!

On the website, you can even look at sample pages. Looking inside the “Sister” journal, one of the sample questions asked “When we were kids, what did you like most about me?” If I asked my own sister that, she’d probably say “You shared your Barbies with me!” Yes, I have to say it- I was a Barbie lover when I was younger. My sister and I would have Barbie marathons and the clothes and items were strewn throughout the living room as far as the eye could see. The only time we would stop would be when inner was ready or needed a bathroom break. Those are definitely precious childhood memories!

These journals are great for any occasion and in a previous post, I had said I definitely want a Sister journal. Let me see if I can find that specific post. I did find it, and you can see it here. I am hoping that one day I actually do get one so my sister and I will be able to take a peek into each others brains- even though we are two peas dadmainin a pod! I have come to love looking at the journals and imagining what my family would write back when asked one of those questions.

So, with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up in the next months, these would be a great gift! They are family keepsakes that you would want to treasure and cherish! And for Spanish speakers, they have Mama and Papa journals. So, to get ahead of that ever frustrating Christmas rush, go get them now!!

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