Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Share and a Card!

Hey there friends!

For those of you who don't follow me on Facebook, I have decided to cancel Fave Friday. It gets hard picking blogs and I always feel like I have left someone out! So I decided to change it with "Friday Share" where I will share something completely random about me, life, or anything in general!

This week was the first day of fall. I have been living in my house now for 2 years. Fall is my favorite time of the year! I am not sure if it's because I know my birthday is near, or the thought that the holidays are just around the corner. I have always wished to live somewhere that the trees actually change colors (Miami does not exactly change with the seasons). So for the past 2 years on the first day of fall I hang a scarecrow on my front gate. It makes me feel like the season is here even though it may not seem like where I live. Last night I walked in Scarecrow in hand and my husband immediately knew the drill.

I think my love for the holidays comes from my parents! They always cook the BEST Thanksgiving Dinners I have ever tasted, and my dad always says the best prayer that night! Next is Halloween and my dad LOVES to dress up and scare all the little kids as they come to get candy. Me and my mom always have to be the nice ones and tell them he is just a regular guy! :o) And well then there is Christmas which is just AMAZING!!! My mom puts up a Macy's Christmas tree and a village that you would not believe unless you saw it in person. The outside is nothing less of a Christmas Theme park with so many lights I remember not being able to turn on the blow dryer when I lived there.

So that is my love for the holidays in a nutshell. I have included some photos below so you can see a little about what I am talking about. All the way at the bottom you will find today's card! In honor of my Front Gate Scarecrow.




Hope you enjoyed my Friday Share and my little card made using my Simply Charmed cartridge that I got in the mail today! XOXO

41 comments:

Live Love and Scrap said...

I dont even know where to begin....

I loved your story...loved the pics...the one of you dressed up on Halloween is so adorable!!!
AND YOUR CARD!!!!!
It turned out soooo cute and you found his cheeks =)

MUAH!!!

Kristin said...

Loved your story with the pictures:) I love love your scarecrow card!!! Adorable!

Love Is In The Details said...

What a great post, I too share your love of this time of year and the holidays :) What fun to see your pictures and learn a little more about you, awesome! Ok now I am jealous of your Simply Charmed, I want that one, but I promised, no more cartridges till Thanksgiving :) I so wish you could have a little tast of Fall in Washington State, the trees are already changing, time for apple picking fast approaching and the pumpkin patch & corn maze are right around the corner ;) Love it! Andrea

Dawnica said...

Love your story thanks for sharing. I live in Hawaii and the seasons don't change much here. On Christmas morning we are usually in shorts and shirts because it is much too hot. It does snow on the Mountain on the island that I am on, but it is too high for small children on be on. I would love to see seasons changing too. But I love living in Hawaii.
Great card!!!
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

Erela said...

I love autumn too :) We went for a walk today and the temps are turning cooler so a lot of the houses have fires or their woodstoves going. It smells wonderful!

Thanks for sharing the village pic - I sent your link to my daughter for inspiration - we started collecting pieces for her when she was 10 - she has a village to rival your moms now @ 17, but we never know how to put it all together to look good. Your moms layout is beautiful :)

Anne-Marie said...

This is a great idea Momo, even better!! Love reading about your live! It's so different in the US than over here, great to learn more about that!! We do not celebrate Haloween, but Christmas we do celebrate. Love the pictures of your parents house, love all the lights!! Thanks for sharing!! Anne-Marie xx

Giselle said...

such a cute card.. I think I know when the holidays are approaching when I walk into Michael's or Joann and I see all those fall and winter decorations :) I love fall colors!!! I'm jealous of those who get to see the four seasons of the year. Miami is simply SUMMMMMMER, humidity and a little winter :( I will be making a paper wreath to hang at my door.

Two Scraptastic Gals said...

I just loved reading your story! Sounds like you have two awesome parents. Momo, anytime you want 4 seasons, you just hop on a plane and come see me. You will get all four seasons in full effect! The leaves are already changing, and the mornings cooler and crisp. A low laying fog settles in and its a typical fall day in Oregon. Did I paint a good picture for you lol? I love your little scarecrow card, Are you loving this cartridge as much as I am?

Meriah

GlendaLea said...

love the cards and the pics Momo!
Glenda

4kids4 said...

Isn't this the best season!!! I live in Massachusetts...and to see the leaves change here is just incredible. I'll post a couple of pics for you on my blog when we're at the peak! Love your scarecrow card...I just received Simply Charmed yesterday...can't wait to use it!!

StephanieR said...

I love your story! I live in Mississippi and the leaves are starting to turn colors and I am getting into the Fall mood lol!! I have to restrain myself from going ahead and buying a pumpkin to carve. Last year it wasted away before Halloween lol!! So I am trying to wait longer this year. Love the cute card too! I think simply charmed will be the next one I get. TFS!!!

Heather said...

Love your story. Those are amazing pictures. I love decorating too. We are trying to sell our townhouse, so I don't know how much I can decorate this year, but once we get a bigger house let the decorating begin!!

Thanks for sharing.

I love that card too. This cart is on my list too.

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing...the tree looks amazing and I love your scarecrow...super cute.. I emailed you a week or so ago, but you never returned my email. :(
Anyway have a super Friday....
Hugs,Jen
(jennyscards.blogspot.com)

Amanda Villarreal said...

Thanks for sharing your story! I think its great to hear about our favorite bloggers life outside of crafts! It makes it more personal. Love the card :)

girlia said...

Your scarecrow is really cute. I can't wait to get this cart. I love a lot of the projects I have seen so far from this cart

Scrappy Mel said...

What great memories - no hair dryer, LOL! My mom didn't do a village but the house alway looked like a dept store for christmas! She LOVED it and never held back when decorating! :)

Your card is simply ADORABLE - perfect for fall. Great job! :)

Oh, and I feel your pain - Phoenix, AZ doesn't change much either! LOL

Deanna said...

Momo, your scarecrow card is super cute. Love it. I am looking at getting this cartridge. I do live in area where trees change. We don't always have much of a summer like this year, and don't typically get snow, mostly rain all fall, winter, and spring. Sounds like you have some great memories and traditions in your family for the fall holidays.

Paola said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us Momo. Here in Ontario, Canada the leaves are turning colours already and it's just so beautiful to see. It's funny because we sometimes complain and wish that summer never goes away. Our winters get really nasty and winter seems so long. Like you we love Thanksgiving. We celebrate Thanksgiving earlier than the U.S.A. Oct. 11. Halloween is the absolute best. We decorate the house inside and out, and always have partys. Being catholic and Italian Christmas is all about the 3 F's.....Family, Friends and Food.We love celebrating the holidays and I Thank you for sharing yours with us. The pictures are great, keep up the great projects for us your followers.
properpaola@hotmail.com

Mary said...

You could have fooled me, I feel the fall from your story, you are a good writer, have you thought of writing a book? Warm, story is Warm Fall and the Card is so FALL!!! I have never been to FL, I will get there one day, but for now, my thoughts are trees of orange and brown, thank you for the good thoughts!!!
mhalford6 @aol. com

quilt4fun2 said...

Such a lovely family and memories...I hope you can scrap pages with your pictures and story. Thank you for sharing. Made me smile!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

joeygirl86 said...

WOw what fun times! I absolutely loove the holidays! And fall is the best, your little card is adorable!

My Play Time said...

Love your pictures, I do understand, I live in Florida has well and their are certain things I miss about the different seasons. Love your scarecrow card. I am looking forward to purchasing that cartridge. Have an amazing day.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great photos! Looks like some good times! Great card!

mahuntington said...

Great story and photos. Fall is also my favorite time of the year. School starts, little kids are planning for Halloween, the weather is cool, kids football games are every week and so fun to attend and the trees are beautiful. Ahhhh, life in western Washington is awesome!
Mary Ann

jo ann valdez said...

love the pic. your card is so cute. i just love lthat scarecrow. hopefully i can get this cartridge soon.

Paula Bee said...

Wow! Such a great story and all the lights and decorations...that is amazing. Your card is so cute, I have been wanting this cart for a while too!

lilmisstypo said...

I love this new segment .... this is soo fun .... great thought and great stories

Anonymous said...

Momo, thank you for sharing with us. I too love this time of year. My birthday is just around the corner as well and Christmas is just the best time of year. I absolutely love it!! I really, really enjoy your blog. You are one of my favorites!!
Diane
msdiane90@yahoo.com

Indira said...

:) Love those pics. You really enjoy the season, this is also my favorite one. I know my kids will enjoy that chritsma tree. Thanks for share with us. Oops, Your card is adorable.

ScrappyScavenger said...

Fall, the kick off to the Holidays! I have to agree! My daughters and i are working on a Christmas village, Every year we go to a thrift store and we all pick out a couple houses and pieces. We love it! Thanks for opening your world to us a little. How wonderful!

Mari G said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! Fall the official kick off to the holidays!! THKS FOR SHARING THIS it means alot. Love the new segment xoxoxoxoxo Ur the best!!!!!! :+)

PICASSOBEBE said...

LOVE IT!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Thks for sharing!!!! UR THE BEST NO UR GRRRREAT!!!!! XOXOXO

My Creative Time said...

OMG, I LOVE this post! I feel like somehow we are related! hehehe!!
AND your card is just AMAZING!!
Big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

HappyExpressions said...

Great story and photo's! Your card is so adorable! I can vision you walking your scarecrow to the gate. so cute!

Celeste said...

Cute card.... I also love the pictures you shared....

Deb said...

Loved you sharing your holiday memories and the pictures are great! Don't Christmas lights bring out the kid in all of us...I can never seem to get enough of them!!!
And OMG...your little scarecrow card is so stinkin' cute!! I have to get that cartridge now!!!!

Deb

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Thanks for sharing part of your life with us Momo. I love the holidays as well. I especially love christmas time because my mom and all of us get together and help make tamales and laugh and talk about good times. Lovely post:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing how your family celebrates the fall holidays and Christmas. I enjoyed seeing your pictures. Looks like you'll have fond memories for a very long long time.

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing your family memories with us - SO MUCH LOVE!!!

Your card is too cute - I gotta get that cartridge. :o)

Lori
thepaisleyturtle.blogspot.com

Pinke said...

Very fun Momo, love the sharing of your family and traditions, the pictures are just great. The little scarecrow to cute with great stitch work TFIM

Creative HUgs
Pinke (Edna)

Cat said...

I'm from Miami but now I live in North TX (12 years!) and I do not miss the two seasons you get there. Autumn is my favorite season and ever since we moved here we decorate and visit the pumpkin patches and just enjoy the crisp cool air. I don't think I could ever go back.

I love your pictures! Thanks for sharing!