Thursday, October 29, 2015


Last year I "officially" dubbed October 1st as "Candy Corn Day". The little grands Sunshine and Lollipop were happy to play along with Mimi and celebrate the day with a handful of candy corn and a kiddie craft. We had a delightful afternoon painting triangular shaped "candy corn" in white, orange and yellow, then stringing them together with yarn to make a fun candy corn banner.  

This year I was in Michigan with Calvin Houdini (aka Jackson) and Little Miss (aka Isla) for Candy Corn Day.  Before I left home I traced large triangles on a office folder and stuck it in my baggage (don't you just wonder what security thinks about these kinda items in our baggage?) ready to pull out and have "craft" day entertainment.  I'd purchased paints and brushes so we were all set to go.....preparation is KEY with a 2.5 yr. old.  Jackson was excited to "paint" with Mimi, listening as the concept of candy corn painting was explained, he followed directions well!  In fact Jackson was a very neat/tidy painter and as he waited patiently while the paint dried between layers..... we had lunch and nap time. 

We also painted a little pumpkin and hung them in the window.  

Jackson and I had a great time painting and maybe in another year or two, Isla will be able to join us for Candy Corn Day!  

Although I missed the 2nd annual Candy Corn Day with Sunshine and Lollipops I did find Candy Corn socks for them.....and they were very happy! 

Hope you are enjoying the season of Candy Corn and finding creative crafts to do!  Please stop by again soon to see Fall craft projects I've been working on...

Bee Creative!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Hello Friends,

Like a true friendship, time escapes us periodically and then we pick up just where we left off, never skipping a beat....I hope you have friendships like that, I'd like to think we have that kinda friendship here.   Well, it has been a long time and it seems this year has been flying by quickly without much blogging on my part.  I'll not offer any lame excuses and apologies, it's just been a busy summer for me.


We have a new GRAND BABY GIRL!  Baby ISLA (pronounced eye-la)  MARIA was born in early August. She is welcomed into the family by her parents Amanda and Fabian, her older step-sister Destiny and her brother Jackson.

Isn't she darling in her little mermaid tutu?

Amanda was having gall bladder issues and they induced the baby thinking they would then do surgery RIGHT after the birth.  I booked a flight and rushed up to Michigan to help out with the family, only to find out they (the doctors) decided to do the gall bladder surgery a month later.  I was there for two weeks doing my Mimi thing with the "littles".  A month later I was back for the post surgery care to give the family some much needed help.

I'm happy to report all is well with my daughter and everyone is adjusting to life with a new baby and toddler.  Grandson Jackson is growing up and he adores his baby sister!  She thinks he hung the moon.

Now that I'm back home, it's time for the Fall decorating and projects!  l'll be sharing those with you next week.   So Ya'll come back now, real soon.