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I’m a loser

Well, I’m not specifically a loser, but my pumpkin is. This serves as a reminder to NOT have your husband take photographs:

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The two on the left is my pumpkin (it also had a 3rd imprint that I didn’t add), and the one on the right is the one voted the “best” in what I feel was a popularity contest.

In a nutshell, I’m a sore loser. However, it’s painful to lose when it’s oh-so-obvious which one is superior AND followed the rules for the contest. Alas. I still had some fun this evening lighting it up:

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Perhaps I should enter a proper pumpkin carving contest next year. Although, it’s messy and while I had fun, I must prefer to work with sugar. It’s not a gross slimy sticky!! But hey, for my first ever pumpkin carving, I impressed even myself.

But it totally stinks to lose to a lame pumpkin!! Yes, I’m trashing the winning pumpkin! If it had been amazing, I would be more gracious. But it was rather, well, just ordinary!!!! Curious to see how it does at the next round. (The winner) I am mainly bummed that Yoda will not be viewed by the world other than on here and my Instagram.

Oh well.

Today I wore this:

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Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Kate Spade
Handbag: Kate Spade

And with that I shall curl up with a lovely book:

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And nurse my wounded pride. I admit it, I’m a sore loser! I like to win. Okay, LOVE to win! It’s why I’m so good at eBay shopping!

On one last note, it’s November, and I am going to work towards being thankful for things. So today I am thankful that I had the time (and money!) to go get a massage for my aching shoulders and back. My goal is to be thankful for at least one thing a day (which is fairly easy if you think about it!!!!).

Until next time,

Jules


Happy Halloween!!

I believe the title says it all. However, some highlights from my day.

My costume (worn all day, because I’m crazy like that!!):

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My husband was a good sport and went out this evening as Danny to my Sandra Dee. Sadly no photographs were taken. I’m still shocked I got him in the jeans I got him into!!!

And this evening I carved my very first pumpkin (that I remember anyway!!). Wait, it’s Halloween night, why is this crazy girl carving a pumpkin NOW?! Because there is a contest going on at my husbands work and the deadline was extended for his office until tomorrow morning. Hey, the grand prize is an IPad, I simply HAD to give it a go!

So, I present my “safety theme” pumpkin. Yoda in a hard hat:

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I highly doubt my pumpkin will win the grand prize, but it should win the office prize. Hey, not bad for a first-timer!! Okay, perhaps I should do well, being as I make cakes and sparkly artsy things. But, a knife and dremel tool can be daunting! I’m only sad the kids won’t see it!

Hope your Halloween was scary and fun! Ours was!! Now it’s off to bed in anticipation for November AND a time change. I also have some super amazing cake balls to make this weekend! And shoes to ship to a dear friend.

Oh my, I better get some rest! Going to be another busy Friday!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Until next time,

Jules