Friday Fragments and Fotos

It's time, once again, to look back on the week and smile.

I have a lot that I need to do.  A lot.  However, I'm really just in a crafty mood,
and we love getting crafty around here...

Luckily, Ashley chose the "arts & crafts" theme for this week's photo challenge.

It was fun looking for just the right pic, which by the way, is this one...

Sam's finger-snowmen, 2009

I am so ready for Halloween...or at least, the build-up to Halloween.  The boys are 
going to be so cute this year and I'm kinda going all out.  Sure hope we have good 
weather on October 31st!  There's a bunch of photos I want to snap.

Thank you so much for all of the kind comments and emails about my friends that 
buried their son on Saturday.  It was definitely the saddest and most beautiful memorial 
I've attended.  It consisted of a bunch of letters to the 7-year old and a musical tribute. 
Then we capped it off with a balloon release.  200 balloons, each with a special message
or prayer handwritten by the attendees.  Really lovely.

I dearly love Etsy.  In fact, I don't really go on there much these days b/c I always find 
something I want.  Always.  I mean, how great are these handmade gems...

Necklace     Sweater    Plates

This week I hit 500 posts!  It's hard to believe that I had that much to say and show.  Wow.

Enjoy your weekend to the fullest, and click HERE to read more fragments!

Mommy's Idea



Ashley Sisk said...

Love your entry and I love all these thoughts. You sure do have quite a lot to say, but I love it!

blueviolet said...

Etsy is like going to a craft show without having to drive there! I love it!

I can't wait to see your cute Halloween kids!

The K Family said...

Finger snowmen! Love it! Great picture!

Seizing My Day said...

I love the snowman christmas ball... even though I can't... I can not even think about back to school much less Halloween or Christmas!! ha ha! ;) I have vetoed Halloween this year b/c me and my babies have SO many cavities... it is horrible how bad our teeth are...and we take care of them!! ugh! no more "bad candy" ... only chocolate! =) it rinses away easily! blessing! =) oops! sore subject with me right now!! I should post about it! encouraging folks to give away teeth friendly candy I mean!! =)

He & Me + 3 said...

Congrats on 500 posts. That is awesome! Love that snowman ornament. Snow men are my favorite things about winter.

Buckeroomama said...

Congrats on hitting 500 on your posts!

I love the finger-snowman... I'll have to try that out with the kids! :)

Kirby3131 said...

Oh, I have to say, those pottery dishes are wonderful. I love Etsy. I bought nearly all of my gifts last year from Etsy or from my local craft fair.

500!! Congrats!

Kristin - The Goat

Troop Scoop said...

Congrats on your 500th!!

I considered putting out Halloween stuff today but then came to my senses! :)

That baby sweater is adorable! Thanks for the warning :)

Have a GREAT weekend. Thanks for linking up.

The Crazy Coxes said...

The fingerprint snowman ornament is the cutest thing ever. Can I turn back the clock and make my 21 year old 5 so that I can have him make one?

I love fall/Halloween decorations too!
Have a great weekend!

Jene said...

I love browsing Etsy, though it makes me sad that I don't have the talent or the patience to do my own crafting. Your snowman ornament is just too cute!

I love Halloween! Can't wait to pull out the decorations.

mub said...

The decorated eggs... I'm just sitting here giggling, so thanks for posting them!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I just love the Christmas ball! I don't feel so bad now that I started Christmas shopping last week. I am not ready for Halloween though. I feel like I lost the whole summer so I have to quickly do some beach and road trips to make up for it.
Have a great week!

Cascia said...

I love your arts and crafts photos. I don't shop on Etsy but I am tying to get my mother-in-law to open up an Etsy shop. She is very talented at sewing.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend losing her little boy. I just can not imagine having to bury a child that young. She must be going through a lot right now. I'll keep her in my prayers.

@nnie said...

I hit 500 too recently. I am thankful I've been able to preserve some family memories through my blog. And read a few other ones along the way... like YOURS! Always a great read.

Melani said...

Congrats on 500 posts! I am no where near 500!

What a nice tribute to let the balloons go.

Great pics! I am so not ready for Halloween, yet! and it is one of my fav days!

gibknitty said...

It's always more fun to be crafty than to do the things we HAVE to do. Great post.

Ewa said...

what a lovely art-n-craft entry, I know it's early but I can't wait for Christmas

Seizing My Day said...

hi Dina ~ sorry about my bad attitude about Halloween... I was just cranky with an unbelievable amount of cavities/dental work with myself and the kids this year!! =) forgive me?! =) We are just vetoing bad candy... chocolate rinses off teeth just fine!! =)

Life with Kaishon said...

My heart breaks for your friends.

Kaish is getting less and less into halloween every year. It makes me so sad. Why oh why did he have tp grow up?

Unknown Mami said...

500 posts that is amazing!

I am so sorry about your friend's tremendous loss.