Wednesday Whimsy – Halloween edition

Probably because I have small children, I am often attracted to the whimsical in life.  (Maybe it’s because I have very WHIMSICAL small children). (Are all small children whimsical, or just mine?) (I probably should stop writing this post in parentheses).

Where was I?  Oh yes… over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been surfing around Pinterest looking at Halloween costumes, fun Halloween crafts and decorations, Halloween sweet treats and Halloween cookies, Halloween printables… well, all things Halloween.  I found myself pinning the whimsical and sweet, versus the scary and gory. (Again, the small children affect this decision, I’m sure).  I think there is room in a Diva’s life for whimsy, so here are a few fun things I found.

CUTE:

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MORE cute:

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LOVE these: (click HERE for quick tutorial on how to make them)

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I will be making some of these FOR SURE:

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My nine year old was a mummy last year, and plans to be one again this year. I don’t THINK he is too old to appreciate these mummy cupcakes:

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Sugary AND Salty Broomsticks.. not sure about eating them, but I LOVE the look. You can read the tutorial HERE.

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And I couldn’t end a post without SOME form of pumpkins! These aren’t pink, but I think it’s a VERY clever idea… you can click HERE to read the tutorial on making your own photo pumpkins:

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Happy Wednesday, folks!

Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe… NOT

I think it is a Mother Goose rhyme that describes children’s personalities based on the day of their birth.  Monday’s children are fair of face (pretty!).  Tuesday’s children are full of grace (nice!). Thursday’s child has a long way to go (road-trip!), and Friday’s child is loving and giving.  Saturday’s child works hard, and Sunday’s child?  The best of all – bonny, blithe and other fun stuff.

But Wednesday’s child?  Full of woe.

Depressed.  Melancholy.

Of course you can guess which day of the week I was born on, right?  I remember reading that little rhyme and wondering… WHY?!  Why couldn’t I have been pretty or graceful?  No, I had to get stuck with SAD.

It turns out I was born with a bit of rebellion to go with my depression, and I have finally decided that Wednesday’s children deserve better.  We should be full of wackiness… or wonder.  Even whimsy would be good.  I’m not settling for WOE anymore!

SO, on that note.  Let’s have some Wednesday Wonder, Wacky and Whimsy, shall we?

(And yes, I realize I’m stretching the clever just a bit with all this Fabulous Fun Friday, and Tuesday Trends and Tips and Tricks and Tutorials and Monday Menus and… well, I SAID I wanted to be a bit wacky, right?  You’ll just have to bear with me).

Since I’ve already gone on and on (and on), I’ll stick to just three images today.

WOW:

photo from http://theselby.com/7_7_11_AbigailAhern/

Wacky (yet, wonderful):

DIY Chandelier from http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-chandeliertutorial.html

Whimsy:

Flowers in hanging glass bottles from http://www.ohcrafts.net/decoration-flowers-in-hanging-glass-bottles.php

Don’t ask me how or why I ended up with lighting and chandeliers for all THREE of these… it just happened, and I went with it!