Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scary Good TImes....

I'm SOOOOOO excited to announce that Sis FINALLY dressed up with me for last weekends Halloween parties! It wasn't easy to talk her into it but once I did, she was in FULL character. Dare I say I think she had fun?! I DARE.

To know me is to know I LOVE LOVE LOVE Molly Shannon! She is one of my all time funny ladies!

Not to be creepy but if we ever met, I'm sure we would be Best Friends Forever.

In my opinion she is one of the best Saturday Night Live (from now on known as SNL) Actors/Actresses. She was on the show when the show was HI-LARRY-OUS!

ANYWHOOOOOO... Molly along with an another AH-MAZE-ING comedic actress Ana Gasteyer had a SNL skit called "The Delicious Dish"

Here is a little description that really doesn't do the skit justice but you get the idea!

An Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon sketch. Debuted November 16, 1996. Margaret Jo McCullen (Gasteyer) and Teri Rialto (Shannon) host a fictitious show on NPR called "The Delicious Dish" on which they discuss cooking and culinary issues. They both speak in extremely bland monotone voices and imply that their greatest joys in life are derived from absurdly simple things such as purchasing a new funnel. (full link here)


Obviously the top is the "real" Margret Jo McCullen and Teri Rialto. I think we did pretty much "nail it" Pretty close huh?

Sis and I even tried the skit "live".

The "real" Dish....

The U Sister's "Dish"

I told you Sis was in FULL character! This was take 20 for Sis and I. Even Jenny B the camera operator couldn't stop laughing! 

Now onto the "scary" part. We all know Coco LOVES HALLOWEEN! So when Toni Mursday of Mursday Designs recently told me that my house looks like "fall threw up in it". It might have been the nicest thing she has ever said to me. FYI: The U sisters and Mursdays are about to have a HUGE Christmas decorating contest! Maybe if Toni asks nicely, the Mursdays can guest blog their (less impressive) decorating experience! :)

Now onto the "scary". The photos to follow are all Sissy's! She did a great first time of taking pictures! Well, once she took off the lens cap, they all came out GREAT! Love ya sissy! 

Last year, I painted some milk glass orange and black! I picked up the black cats from who knows where! :) 

BOO! Scary huh! The "boo" ghost is supposed to be outdoors. You know Coco loves to use lawn ornaments for inside decor!  

I'm kinda proud of the the "eye" balls. I thought it would be soooo easy to glue googly eyes on Styrofoam balls. Not the case but they are cute!

Sis added a spider to one of the mirrors! Its a cute, non-scary one! 

I like to call this our "happy pumpkin" table!

This might be my favorite! Sis IS getting better at Halloween! She did all this (except the mustache, I was being "hipster" that day. HA) 

Another sis idea! She got me these feet when I was having a no good, very bad day! I was thinking about putting them outside! Sis pointed out how PRETTY they are. She made a great point, these shouldn't be out in the elements! We decided to have our rug "fall" on the wicked witch! 

Sis might have turned me to her crafty sidekick but she is coming around to my Halloween obsession! Now I just have to get her to watch sports....Baby steps folks! 

We do have some Thanksgiving decor but it seems like we are supposed to just skip it?! BOOOO (not the scary kind)!  I wonder if Mama and the Dadster will let put decorate their house for T-giving? 


Linus: Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.

We are going to stay up late waiting for "the Great Pumpkin"....and enjoy a sugar high!

AG

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pink is The New Grr

Pink is my FAV-OR-ITE Co-l-or

Pink is my new obsession
Pink it's not even a question..


Earlier in my blog-o-sphere, I wrote Hope and Inspiration. The story of my friend and breast cancer survivor  Tricia of Tricia's Hope fame.

This year to celebrate "Pinktober" AG joined forces with Sara of Portobello Road and Amy from Vintage Shoppe of Carmel for a "Pink Pumpkin Patch"


Isn't' that sign cute? Of course, it's all Sissy! I shouldn't say ALL Sis, I totally primed and painted the first coat of chalkboard paint. Hey, Coco needs credit too!


Here is the "Before" window.  Sis found four of these babies on the side of the road. We painted two and kept two "Natural"


ANYWHOOOOOOO

The weather wasn't as good as we hoped. It was cold and rainy, boo! AG did find a ray of sunshine on the gloomy day in form of a new friend!



A very lovely, crafty and creative (newly) Mrs Murphy! How cute is she and her pumpkins! She loves all things Murphy and love how she used the tiles to spell her new name!

Here is Sister's Pumpkin...She claims that "GRR" is the new "BOO". Let's see if that catches on!


I of course, picked a pink pumpkin to pretty! Say that ten times fast! I added the seashell b/c I love the beach, a little horseshoe because I love the Colts (Did you see the game this week? OMG We beat the Broncos. I knew we would...Colts ROCK!) and a little angel because I'm an angel....the last part I made up!


Ms. Sarah opted for the beautifully scary look! I love the pearls. A pumpkin can't have enough pearls FUR SURE!

Make sure to stop my Vintage Shoppes of Carmel @ 301 N Rangeline Carmel IN because until the end of the month  buy your pumpkins and register to win an AH-MAZE-ING AG giveaway, Think flair,candle AND GRANDMA'S LOTION!

We also have these wood signs (made of our an old wooden box that broke) and 100% will go to Tricia's Hope.


So make sure to check your breast this month and every month! Early detection is the key! SAVE THE TA TAs!

AG

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Expos and Anniveries

I feel like it's Christmas in October!  I know what you're thinking, "Coco seriously?! Are you already dragging out your nine boxes of AH-MAZE-ING vintage Christmas? It's just barely October." Slow your roll, I'm not doing that just yet!

I have seriously pondered bringing out my yard decorations earlier this year. My neighbor never took his Christmas lights down from last year. (Who am I kidding, it's been years) I really don't see it being a problem.

The Christmas I'm talking about this weekend's Gluten Free Living Expo. It's the one time a year that my B/GFF (best/gluten free friend) Jess and I can go and eat ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING! No worries for us!

Maybe using Trick or Treating would have been a better and more seasonal analogy. Hummm, yeah to late now! B/GFF and I get to fill our bags with AH-MAZE-ING free samples for some AWE-SOME companies.  We are also able buy and taste things we wouldn't have the chance to other wise.

It couldn't come at better timing. Next week will be one year since Brian Howard and Allergan made me sick! You can read that blog here!  I am planning a "tribute" to them in the up coming weeks! Make sure to check back for that!

ANYYYWHOOOO, every year this expo gets better and better. The food gets better and better. There are more and more vendor and more information and tips! I've been gluten free for 5 years and man it's came along way!

A couple of my favorites from last year! (Fingers crossed they will be back)

Kinnikinnick donuts- I've never been a donut super fan but these are good!

Two Fat Guys BBQ sauce- A must try!

Truly Wize Bakery- I'm not lying when I say, I almost cried when I ran out of their coffee cake. Since I'm telling the truth.... There MAY or MAY have been tears of joy when I found a "miracle" cake in my parents' freezer.

This year, the expo is having a gluten free Beirgarten! I just texted the B/GFF about it! I used so many exclamation points, one sentence turned out to be two texts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I found out I had to give up beer and pizza I was deflated, now having a GF Beirgarten, I'm elated!

OK, so enough of my gluten free gibber gabber....now for some gluten full news.



Here is a picture of  my BEAUTIFUL parents after their "1st" dance. If you know them they are dancing machines! I couldn't even begin to think what number dance this would've really been!

I'm not sure if Tiff is in the cake making biz for strangers but she should be. Look how beautiful the cake turned out! Rumor has it, the cake tasted just as good as it looks!

Here is a picture of the cake table. "An Old Fashioned Love Song" by Three Dog Night was Mama & The Dadster's wedding song. Sis added a pic of their actual wedding, two "K"s for their names.
I love this picture! What cuties! Mama still had their original cake knife and server thing. (No clue if it has a real name). 
 
It might be their 50th anniversary before I get all the pictures edited and blogs done....if you read flower blog you know the quote. If not here we go!
 
 
Mama, "Can't wait to see what you are going to do for our 50th"
Coco, "Ummm...NO"
 
AG