mixed and mashed.

Last week, I got around to creating a sample for the shop using one of the latest Basic Grey releases, Aspen Frost. In my opinion, it looks similar to another holiday collection they put out a couple of years ago, but nonetheless, it’s pretty and I like it. Here’s what I made:

I absolutely love the silk ribbon on this one. I’ve been using these ribbons in tons of my stuff recently. Yes, we have them in tons of different colors. The texture is so soft, so it makes it easy to work with and hard to refuse. 😉

This past weekend was one of those on a whim weekends. We woke up early on Saturday morning and wanted to do something fun, but we weren’t sure what to do. Well, I remembered a place that a customer had told me about, and so we thought it would be neat to check out Gizdich Ranch.


They have fresh squeezed apple juice in all sizes. Plus, they sell pies by the slice or by the whole. Their pies are pretty tasty, and they’ve got almost every pie you could imagine, not just apple pie or dutch apple pie. Yum! I still prefer my mom’s apple pie though, but I think I’m just biased, haha.

After gallivanting on the coastal farm, we headed towards the beach, and then, back home.

As far as weekend projects, I had two to accomplish.

First, enjoying our succulents.

…and two, starting our Halloween decorations.

Why so early, you ask?! Well, from now until Halloween, the calendar is busy and it only gets busier. Because I had the extra time, I thought it would be fun to spruce up the mantle for Halloween. It’s not quite complete, but it’s getting there. I woke up the other morning, and G had added some of her “scary” Lego mini figures to the decor. Frankenstein, a witch, a zombie, and Count Dracula, just to name a few, are adding the spook to the mantle, hehe. 😉

On a side note, maybe I’m working too much? …or working too hard? I wish that I had a normal immune system. This morning I woke up with a fever of 102. It’s gone down since then, but I’m feeling icky. Hopefully, after a couple days of rest, I’ll be well enough to see the Endeavor Shuttle fly over Moffett Airfield. Go ahead. Call me a nerd. It’s not everyday that you get to see a space shuttle fly over your house. Be jealous. 😉

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “mixed and mashed.

  1. Emily

    Great LO! How do you get the bow to look so nice?

    Feel better!

  2. mjmarmo

    Pretty layout! Love all the layering.

  3. Looks like a great way to spend the weekend! The pie looks yummy. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. audreypettit

    You are right, that line does look like some of their previous stuff……but it is still cute and I love what you’ve done with it. The strips of paper are really eye catching, and I adore that cluster with the hemp circle.
    Love the photos from the apple orchard, too. Sounds like a fun weekend. SO loving your Halloween mantel. I am a freak for Halloween! So sorry to hear you’ve come down with a bug. Hope you feel better soon!

  5. I need to find a fun place like that ranch here to explore this weekend (I’m off).
    The shuttle is flying over my area too (Huntington Beach)…I want to get to the pier to see it, but it’s right before I leave for work, so I may just have to try and catch it from my back yard 😉

  6. Saw your photo on Instagram. Way cool. The mantel looks great! I started decorating too, since we’ve had some FALLish weather here lately to inspire me. I’m sure it will get hot again soon though. Crazy MO weather…

  7. Jeannine

    Love the mantle. Looks awesome!

  8. Cindy deRosier

    LOVE your layout! And your mantle is awesome. I’m a big fan of early decorating – why enjoy it for only a few days when you can enjoy it for 6 weeks? I hadn’t thought to put out the spooky minifigs- they are totally going on the piano for Halloween.

  9. Beautiful layout and fun mantle! I hope you’re feeling better 🙂

  10. Sarah!! I hope you get to feeling better and staying that way! Looks like a fun weekend and HOLY WOW your succulents are awesome! Ours are starting to take off too…do you know the best way to separate them for planting in different pots? I have a total black thumb:)

  11. there are no lego’s in your decorations? what’s up with that? love gizditch…so fun…..and your layout is gorgeous.

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